We have a variety of QA positions available right now in the Denver/Boulder area and would love to talk with you about them if you are a highly motivated individual who promises not to mime during working hours.
If you are a QA person or have a referral for us, contact Andrew at email@example.com with your resume or call directly at 303-309-0249.
Smashing Magazine published an article today (Resolution Independence with SVG by David Bushell) that should certainly made me excited and I thought I should share for all the web designers out there.
The article basically discusses the benefits—nay, the necessity!—of implementing scalable vector graphics in web design.
“When we look at the breadth of Web-enabled devices, responsive design is sure to provide a better user experience.”
Think about all the devices we navigate the web through, many of them have have the capability to zoom in and when you have created your designs in a pixel-based program, like Photoshop, the designs get…well, pixelated. Bushell points out that SVGs have probably been under-appreciated and underused in the past because of poor browser support, “but things are better now!” If you’re a UI designer who has yet to dip his quill in the ink of SVG coding, you should check out this article where Bushell gives a great discussion about implementation SVG in web design, both pros and cons.
Your admittedly-biased SVG fan,
BusinessInsider.com published an article today about HP’s recent TouchPad flop – a fabulous anecdote with a valuable lesson for the ages: stop trying to copy the competition, dummy!
(This applies particularly if you are a second-rate, years-behind-the-power-curve PC manufacturer, by the way, but really it’s universal).
After a reasonable amount of buzz and market anticipation prior to its launch, the TouchPad was released to abysmal sales and even worse reviews. Now, most major retailers want their money back, or at least want the product the hell off their shelves. Like yesterday. Most are slashing prices to dump inventory.
The lesson? Well, the co-founders of 37Signals said it best in their book, REWORK:
“The copycat doesn’t really know why something looks the way it looks or feels the way it feels or reads the way it reads. The copy is a faux finish. It delivers no substance, no understanding, and nothing to base future decisions on. Plus, if you’re a copycat, you can never keep up. You’re always in a passive position. You never lead; you always follow. You give birth to something that’s already behind the times – just a knockoff, an inferior version of the original.”
Man, that burns.
Maybe the west coast is the best coast? The food truck craze that has quite literally been swiffering the nation may have reached its greasy pinnacle. The Bacon Bacon Truck opened up truck this week in San Francisco (SOMA), offering passersby bacon-infused goodness in many a delicious form. They’re also offering badass t-shirts that assert what we’ve long held as gospel truth: you had me at Bacon.
We’re holding out hope that the bacon truck will eventually take cues from the rest of the nation by moving to Denver, driving poorly, congesting traffic and never leaving. In the meantime, we continue to hold down the proverbial bacon fort here in Denver, representing bacon interests of all types, the most clear and present being our interest in finding the best and brightest web, software, mobile and interactive development and design talent in Colorado. Contact us if we had you at bacon.
When Dave sent me this photo with corresponding caption, “from the man upstairs,” I thought he meant chocolate-covered bacon was a gift from God. Turns out I was right.
But this photo of chocolate-covered bacon is courtesy of Steve Sokolik, photographer extraordinaire and owner of Soko Photo LLC, co-tenant in our incredibly diverse, talent-infused building, Battery621. Whatever your photographic fancy, chocolate-covered pork fat or otherwise, Steve Sokolik is the man. Upstairs.
We recently moved out of our double-wide digs, and into our sweet new offices at Battery621, but that song sure does make me nostalgic for the days of “bacon, bacon in my double-wide.”
Your resume is your professional calling card. It shouldn’t suck. Unless sucking is your MO.
Business Insider published an article with some truly exceptional resumes. Worth your perusal for inspiration, as you prep your resume to email to your friends at BWBacon Group, who are going to help you land your next sweet web development or interactive design job.
…. and get chased by rabid dogs uphill both ways in the snow.
These days Keds makes it easy to rock bacon kicks. Whether you’re of the hightop, loafer or slip-on persuasion, there’s something for everyone! Not nearly as savory, but exponentially more comfortable than the bacon shoes grandpa wore, get a pair now starting at $60.
Available at Zazzle and other quality online shoe retailers.