April 26th 2007 Posted at Software
Comments Off on Joomla For Beginners
Given my experience it’s relatively easy for me to hire programmers and write a specification and instantly have a custom written application with a custom user interface. That experience doesn’t come easily. For people who might be looking to build a community they might lack the experience or budget for a custom application.
April 20th 2007 Posted at Software
Comments Off on Open Source Software Training – Staying on top of the game.
Open source software is a boon to startups. It significantly lowers the cost of a new startup by offering tools that previously might have run thousands of dollars. Keeping your software skills honed to a fine edge is the way to keep your edge both as a developer and a entrepreneur.
April 13th 2007 Posted at Review, Software
Real estate agents are notoriously an unorganized lot. One company, Agent Organizer has their Real Estate Software to help deal with the issue.
April 9th 2007 Posted at Design, Software, Startups, Stories
Comments Off on Coffeeshop Usability Testing
I now have roughly 5 months of data dealing with the beta test of my comparison shopping engine. In the short time it’s been up, with ZERO advertising dollars, it has achieved a Page Rank of 6 and an Alexa ranking of 150,000. That said I think there is room for serious improvement.
April 1st 2007 Posted at Design, Software
Comments Off on Warning Mashup Builders, Microsoft thinks you are phishing
I was testing my comparison shopping engine in the latest version of IE when IE informed me that it suspected my site was phishing site and I should be very careful. The page in question was Godzilla Destroy All Monsters. Why would my comparison shopping page trigger a phishing warning from Microsoft?
February 12th 2007 Posted at Design, Software
One of the interesting thing about software design is how the intial assumptions tend to dominate the initial design. A lot of captchas had the initial design of reading letters or numbers that have been distorted or bent out of shape.