Friday, November 27, 2009

VendAsta's new site

a few notes (thanks Dave Mosher):

- we used webapp only, and the django template engine

- the site uses an HTML5 doctype (but not any of the HTML5 markup... yet :)
- all the CSS was generated using Compass and SASS
- the team page popup for each person has their mashedin widgets (if created) inline
- mobile version using mobify

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In praise of chunky buttons. « StepRep Blog – Online Reputation Management

In praise of chunky buttons. « StepRep Blog – Online Reputation Management

Economist Debates: Cloud Computing: Statements

Economist Debates: Cloud Computing: Statements: "There is little debate about whether the cloud is a great technology evolution. The benefits of increased productivity, cost savings and improved efficiency, plus the ability to support and empower a broader range of users via the cloud are clear."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Compelling Cases for Clouds

from gigaom

Compelling Cases for Clouds

Collaboration, Community, and Commerce: Web-based networks and commerce platforms offer people the chance to share, conduct business and collaborate within a trusted third-party-provided environment. The cloud, therefore, allows communities and social networks to foster ongoing relationships around shared values, goals and interests.

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CapEx and Cash: Cloud services may be more cost-effective because consumers and even large enterprises may not have sufficient economies or statistics of scale compared to large service providers. But even if cloud services aren’t comparatively cheaper, they can help reduce capital expenditures. And while using cash for capital expenditures by itself isn’t bad, it’s a poor choice if the firm then doesn’t have sufficient cash on hand for daily operations, or if purchased assets are either insufficient to handle demand or underutilized — which is often the case.