Published in General on Saturday, December 18th, 2004
Interactive session - What is the best/coolest/most important thing you learnt about web design in 2004?
Well, the posting has been thin here of late (and the web design blog-o-sphero has been quiet too, no?), so I thought perhaps an attempt at something interactive would be fun.
To that end, I invite all you folks out there who still subscribe or visit (if(stillexists($readers)), that is) to post the most significant thing you saw, learnt or concocted/ coded during the year 2004.
Horn tooting allowed here, this post is more about community then anything else...
For me, having just started blogging this year, I would say that I learnt a lot about how to do this right by watching/reading D. Keith Robinson and the controversial Scrivens. I also really like how some people write (now just to apply some of this stuff!).
I would have to say though, that the thing that moves me the most from 2004 has been the sites listed in the Vault. Any time I browse that site I'm inspired to do better work.
As a last note, I suppose that siffer would be the advancement from 2004 that I see 'affecting' my future work the most.
Well, my 'find' here would have to be Basecamp.
I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.
Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..