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Steve Krug’s Usability Testing

Comments Off on Steve Krug’s Usability Testing// Posted in Uncategorized by on 11.06.12.

Time and time again I recommend startup managers to watch Steve Krug’s video. They prefer endless debates, copy-pasting the competition’s features, hiring expensive usability labs, or using the “because I said so” dark Jedi mind trick. The wonder of small usability tests with real people has not caught yet. If you’re a UI developer, UX engineer, […]

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Translating WordPress Themes to Hebrew Presentation

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Yesterday I gave a presentation about translating WordPress themes to Hebrew at the WP TLV Meetup. It was fun! I love doing presentations, plus the crowd asked good questions and shared great tips. The presentation was made with deck.js, a cool framework for HTML slideshows. If you know HTML, I highly recommend it. I’ve also […]

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WordPress Video Gallery Plugins Review

Comments Off on WordPress Video Gallery Plugins Review// Posted in Uncategorized by on 09.01.12.

One of my clients requested a video gallery as part of her WordPress site. Her requirements were simple: Thumbnail image previews of YouTube videos. Play the videos in a dialog upon click. Have several different galleries with different titles on one page. We decided to keep costs low and use a plugin. Unfortunately finding the […]

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Back from the UK

Comments Off on Back from the UK// Posted in Uncategorized by on 07.22.12.

This year I decided to fulfill a dream and go travelling for a month in the UK, that is Scotland, England and Wales. I’ve had an amazing time and got to see 2 of my favorite bands in concert – The Stone Roses reunion at Heaton Park in Manchester (magical!), and The Vaccines at The […]

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My Favorite Web Dev Things

2 Comments// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.30.12.

This is a new blog post chain – My Favorite Web Dev Things. It’s purpose – sharing great tools and services with other web developers. These are the rules Copy-paste the rules. List your favorite tools, libraries, and services for web development. List obvious ones as well, they may not be obvious to others. Tag other […]

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The HTML5 Buzz

Comments Off on The HTML5 Buzz// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.22.12.

I’m often asked whether I know HTML5, which I do. I see other web development companies throwing around that fancy HTML5 logo, hoping to impress new clients. Clearly, there is a lot of buzz around it, but do people know what HTML5 actually means? Folks must have read or heard that HTML5 is the latest shizzle, […]

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Better Office Seating Arrangements

1 Comment// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.16.12.

Doing freelance work at the offices of SimilarGroup I’ve realized something important. Seating arrangements in hi-tech companies are all wrong. In the beginning I was sat in a big room with 6-10 people. The assumption was that I should sit next to the other frontend guy. This room has lots of noise, arguments, and a […]

Better Office Seating Arrangements


JavaScript MVC Alternatives

Comments Off on JavaScript MVC Alternatives// Posted in Uncategorized by on 05.05.12.

I’ve been heavily working with jQueryMX for my latest web UI project, a JavaScript MVC chosen by my client. I’ve been wondering if there are alternative approaches. MVC wasn’t invented for UI after all, and quite often I find it confusing whether a certain piece of code should go in the model, view or controller. […]

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8 Tips To Improve Your Draw Something Skills

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Like the rest of the world I’ve caught the Draw Something madness. This is the best and funnest app ever. Its developer is a genius. Playing it for hours and hours in the last week I realized not everyone has figured out how to play it well. So just in case, here are 8 tips […]

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Problems moving WordPress to a different directory

Comments Off on Problems moving WordPress to a different directory// Posted in Uncategorized by on 03.13.12.

I have just spent several hours debugging why Arama’s new WordPress website stopped working after I moved the WP installation to a different directory. Conclusions: Check the .htaccess file and change it accordingly. Use SQL search and replace to change all the relevant fields, including the GUID field in wp_posts. Better yet, use Velvet Blues Update URL […]

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