Posts Tagged:application design

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Handling Errors with Error Boundary

Thinking and building in React involves approaching application design in chunks, or components. Each part of your application that performs an action can and should be treated as a component. In fact, React is component-based and, as Tomas Eglinkas recently wrote, we should leverage that concept and err on the side of splitting any large chunking into smaller components. Splitting inevitably introduces component hierarchies, which are good because they bloated components and architecture. However, things can begin to get complicated when an error occurs in a child component. What happens when the whole application crashes?! Seriously, React, why do the parent and sibling components have to pay for the sins of another component? Why? Error Boundaries React 16 came with a lot of goodies, one of which is error boundaries. Let’s consult the documentation and break down what it says about this gem because we can use it to spot…

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Are you the boutique or are you Target?

A couple weeks ago we decided to get an artificial Christmas tree. I love real trees, but years of evidence have proven I’m allergic. We think the dog is too. And the cleanup is a nightmare.So we went to Target looking for one.I didn’t want to go to Target, but my wife and kid were going and I didn’t feel like spending the day by myself. Plus, I wanted to improve our Wifi network and Target carries the Google Wifi mesh devices.I begrudgingly went along.My hangup with Target is that everytime I go to look for something specific, they don’t have it. Which was made abundantly clear again on this trip. They didn’t have any Christmas things left. They didn’t have a Google Wifi mesh network either.I began regretting tagging along.But that Saturday I didn’t want to waste my energy on a bad attitude, so I decided to treat Target a lot less specifically.I went…

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The Virtuous Design Presentation Cycle

Designers want their ideas to speak for themselves. As a designer, I know this. I’ve worked to design a straightforward, flexible navigation system that fits the content well, that corresponds to feedback heard during usability testing, that looks nice on a web page. The connections and justifications are clear, the client team is smart; surely I don’t have to explain it. Sometimes design ideas speak loudly and clearly: the fittingness of a concept comes across without much description or defense on our part. But more often than not, they don’t, especially to non-designers, who are often the audience of design presentations, and especially when client teams need to convey ideas to others. In the same way that a mechanic notices signs of wear and build quality within a few seconds of glancing at an engine, designers who spend all day considering interaction patterns and layout configurations pick up on things…

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UI Developer – iQuasar – Reston, VA

As a UI Developer Consultant will be a key member of the Application Design team. You will exercise your expertise in engineering, architecture, and design, to…From iQuasar – Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:04:15 GMT – View all Reston jobs Source:

Appboy Takes Your Favorite Apps Social

With the estimated hundreds of social networking sites that keep popping up these days, it’s easy to write them off as one and the same. But every once in awhile, one comes along that’s too good to pass up. Our latest discovery? Appboy.

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