Leadership


The Choice

Posted on November 5, 2013

I was nearing a nervous breakdown.  My business, A Mountain Top, was losing steam despite the extra effort I was putting into it in a vain attempt to gain altitude.  I hadn't taken a day off in almost two years and the recent arrival of my second daughter was making sleep a precious commodity. It wasn't working. On top of all of that, I was unable to shake a growing realization that I was in the wrong business.  My efforts to build a small ...

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Why does the software community matter?

Posted on August 30, 2013

Since the beginning of appendTo, we've constantly said we support the community. I view that supportive posture as one of the keys to the success we've seen so far, but we've done little to explain why. I was graciously given the opportunity to talk a little bit about this prior to the keynote this week at the devLink Technical Conference and I wanted to re-post the transcript of what I said here on my blog. This is a subject I am passionate ...

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5 reasons a CEO should champion Responsive Web Design

Posted on February 6, 2013

Responsive Web Design (RWD) has gained popularity of late as a technique for implementing the HTML & CSS code of your website in such a way as to provide the same functionality to Desktop, Tablet and Mobile browsers from the same URL. Several large web properties have gone responsive, including the Boston Globe, Starbucks, BBC News, Disney and Time Magazine. While RWD is primarily a technical technique mainly for designers and developers, ...

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Responsive Design for Time Magazine