Steve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple Inc. into one of the world’s most powerful companies, resigned as CEO on Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job but will continue to play a leadership role.
The move appears to be the result of an unspecified medical condition for which Jobs took a leave from his post in January. Apple’s chief operating officer, Tim Cook, was quickly named CEO of the company Jobs co-founded 35 years ago in his garage. See more at the reference below.
Today I was reading for an assignment in one of my classes and ran across a suggestion that I thought all developers and marketers should take heed to. Here’s an excerpt from my readings. Happy marketing!
“To the marketing departments out there: remember that marketing is about satisfying customer needs. If a user’s need is to not receive your solicitations, you should respect that need instead of trying to trick people into something they’ve already told you they don’t want. And to developers, make sure you’re populating every form element that the user has already submitted. There’s no reason they should have to re-accept the terms of your agreement or enter their information a second time because of a small typo. Remember, the more control users have over their experience, the happier they will be using your website”.
This is a script that I experimented with this week using jQuery (in the course, “Introductory to Scripting Languages”). Our assignment was to modify the code – to change the background color to whatever color we desired and to add three picks from our Flickr page. Everything went well for me until I updated and ran the code. It would not display my pictures — only the image of blank photos. Here’s the link… http://jsfiddle.net/conflict34/rRtAq/4750/embedded/result/
As mobile devices bombard the web, designers are considering design for mobile devices first and desktops second. This implementation will also push more companies into having their sites designed for mobile access. Below is a brief research project of mine on the subject.
Learning HTML for the first time can be fun but also confusing with all the different tags and coding structure to learn. Here’s a page with many useful tags and code examples to help you along the way.
Developing personas and scenarios is the best way to put your design puzzle together. It is also a great tool when trying to persuade colleagues in seeing your vision. This approach is as simple as storytelling; think about it, when developing your scenario, you must think in sequence, just as you would when developing a story; you create characters and personas, conflicts, plots, and finally, the resolution. In addition, you should design with the future of your project in mind. For example, the site should be built in preparation that it may be compiled upon as different platforms and technologies change over the years. This is a logical thing to do because you don’t want to have to rebuild your entire site due to it being outdated and non-expandable.
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