Our entire team, including a project manager, traffic manager, information architect, web director, designer, front-end developer, back-end developer, and support developer all sat down together this morning for our weekly web team meeting. We all come from vastly different walks of life, different generations, our jobs require different skill sets and varying levels of people skills. There are strong personalities, stubborn personalities, and quiet and soft spoken types. Our greatest age difference is by 35 years.
After finishing tutorial sets I like to go back and do problems from earlier sections just to refresh and reinforce concepts in my mind. Plus it’s fun to have those moments where you’re like “wow this is so easy compared to what I’m doing now!”
I’ve almost finished the Ruby Primer tutorial from RubyMonk, so I started working on earlier problems since I was getting stuck on some of the concepts surrounding modules. Everything was going swimmingly until this problem.
As is often the case, I re-use snippets of code written by developers before me to accomplish smaller tasks. One of the most common requests I get from clients is to enable them to use photo captions.
Reposted from conductor.nd.edu’s Support Blog for the University of Notre Dame. Originally published January 31, 2013 by Cristin O’Connor.
Some of the most beautiful photos that you use on your website are likely products of the labor of professional photographers, archivists, or artists from all over. When working with these photos, there are three steps you should take each time you put one of them on your website: 1) Preserve the metadata; 2) Reduce the file size and 3) Properly resize and crop each photo to the right size for your page or rotator.
Every day I feel like I somehow lucked into my position on what is now an extremely talented and decorated web team at the University of Notre Dame. Director Erik Runyon will be speaking at BDConf this year. Philip Zastrow designed and built (along with Erik Runyon) nd.edu, which was lauded as one of the Top 25 Responsive Websites of 2012 from .net. Our former director Nick Johnson led the push to innovate nd.edu and has since rocketed up the ladder. We recently hired designer Taylor Packet, who was 21 at the time and now, a mere year into her career, is producing work that oozes with creative genius and looks like it comes from a seasoned professional.
This was a tricky one.
Some of the theme files we apply to new sites are unfortunately old. I was working on setting up a new site that asked for one of these older templates, when our shop was just starting to convert our themes to responsive. We weren’t as wise as we are now about how to keep our media queries clean and well organized.