Tag Archives: Software

The Coding Brain

Learning a coding language, in my opinion, is very similar to learning a spoken language. You need to learn how to read and write it well (perhaps not fluently, but well) in order for yourself, as well as others, to understand what you’re communicating. The way a server or browser might not be able to […]

Free vs Free in Software

Lately, I’ve been researching different content and software licenses and the philosophies behind them. I was a bit surprised by my findings. First, I’ll explain the two different “frees”. Free Free Software — as in $0.00, costs nothing to download. This is the most common use. I’ll refer to as $free from here on out. […]

IE: What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

What’s wrong with Internet Explorer? A better question, with a much shorter answer, would be: what’s right about it? Nothing. It’s proprietary Microsoft software, meaning there’s very little movement in innovation and usability. It’s as secure as Windows is (need I say more). Cross-browser-compatibility becomes a nightmare and a half. IE’s never even tried to […]

AVG vs Norton

I’ve known the answer to that question for a long time. AVG is clearly the better anti-virus software. However, at the end of this article will be a chance for everyone to chime in. A friend of mine once said that Norton itself is a virus, couldn’t agree more. I’ve cleaned all the crapware off […]

Windows vs Mac

The age-old battle of Microsoft Windows versus Apple Macintosh hardware and operating systems. Windows The common arguments for Windows is that it has far more users, meaning more support, more apps, and better compatibility with people you might network with because most people and offices use Windows. The common arguments against Windows being viruses, a […]

Battle of the All-In-One IM Services

Instant messaging being innovative is a thing of the past. And all-in-one services are hardly innovative, but important to productivity and convenience. Combine Skype, Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpaceIM, and more all into one easy to manage tool. Why would someone need an all-in-one? Well, if you’re […]

5 Tools to Take Control of Your Web Browsing

Here are 5 tools I use to completely take control of my web browsing experience in: speed, security, productivity, convenience, and even creativity. This list is great for designers, developers, and casual browsers alike. 1. Firefox (Web Browser) Get it Now Firefox is the king of all browsers. I will accept the use of Chrome […]

Screen Calipers: Web Designer’s Best Friend

Like a carpenter’s measuring tape, it’s right there on your tool belt to assist you when you need it. We’re not measuring inches or feet, however, but on-screen pixels. Measure widths and heights, gutters, make sure something is perfectly center, you name it. Also helps out in graphic design projects. A good designer is pixel […]