Essence of a web week: Week 5

Essence of a web week: Week 5

Snowy Gstaad

If you follow us on Twitter you might have read that we spent a few days up in the mountains. Despite patchy Internet access we kept an eye on the developments; here's the pick and mix:

Project Management

Quora: Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?
Michael Wolfe, CEO of Pipewise, explains this phenomenon in a very accurate metaphor. 

Responsive Design

Upstatement: How to Approach a Responsive Design
In our opinion responsive design is more than just the current flavour of the month. One of the first landmark sites that opted for responsive design was the Boston Globe. The agency behind it has packed their experiences made in this project in a blog post.

User Experience

.net magazine: Gamification – nuggets of wisdom or fool’s gold?
Toby Beresford points out that gamification means that you have to change the nature of a work flow to make it more like a game. Used at the right moment it can add engagement and attention to the user experience. Great reminder of what gamification is and what it isn't.

Logo Design

Adam Ladd: Fresh Impressions on Brandmarks (from my 5-year-old)

Interesting video which shows what impressions corporate logos give to a five year old and which brands are already part of their life.
(via Swiss-Miss)


The .net strip #16: Job ad
We are hiring! Coincidently this week’s topic in the comic "The .net strip" is job ads. So if you are looking for a job with more realistic requirements, than in the comic, check our openings.

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