On the Floor
With thanks to Sean. I like to play with the style of my code from time to time, mostly to see if doing it one way leads to more readable code than another. Recently, I noticed that I tend to use a lot of explicit "self" receivers in my classes, which seems to be at odds with a lot of other ruby coders. Read more...
Today is Bow-Tie Teaser Day at factor[e]. “What exactly is Bow- Tie Teaser Day,” you wonder? Easy, if Bow-Tie Day were a film, then Bow-Tie Teaser Day is like the teaser trailer for that film. Read more...
We all know how important it is to follow-up, especially when we need the project to move forward. But there are ways of getting what you need without jeopardizing your relationship with your contact. For me, a successful Follow-Up is all about timing, you want to keep the ball rolling and give a gentle nudge that is positive and sometimes appreciated. Read more...
As some of you may know, I am beginning my role as the new Art Director. As a Web Designer, it's a great honour to be able to step up and assume these responsibilities. I look forward to being a part of the factor[e] team for a long time ahead. Read more...
Recently the city of Hamilton saw the re-opening of the Lister Block, a landmark building in the city’s urban core. This structure, which just a few short years ago was derelict and at the centre of a debate on demolishment, has now become a jewel of gentrification and a rallying point for urban renewal. Among the building’s many new occupants, is the new headquarters for Tourism Hamilton, the official resource centre for all info on the city and surrounding area. Read more...
In considering certain Web-related RFPs, often we are requested to develop projects in PHP. Generally, Ruby on Rails is a superior choice and is the preferred language here at factor[e]. So the real challenge usually then becomes trying to explain the "why" to prospective clients. Read more...