Rick Calder

St. Catharines, ON, Canada calder.io Joined almost 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Is it possible to use an iPad as a PC/Mac?, Nov 06, 2014

    I suppose you could if you wanted to code without running a local server. I do all my development locally, then push to a staging server and finally live.

    iPads can't run servers so I can't see using one for day to day coding. Plus the idea of running on a single monitor just makes me cringe too.

    Could it be done? Sure. Would I find it a comfortable or practical way of working for me? Not even close.

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  • Posted to Google Maps | Mars, Aug 08, 2014

    Needs street view.

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  • Posted to Graphic Designer Uses 'The Simpsons' to Redesign NHL Logos, in reply to Archie Bagnall , Jun 09, 2014

    Practice, amusement, to be honest I prefer amusing things like this to another Facebook refresh but in the end they serve the same purpose. Have you ever created something just because? Not because you needed to, or there was a practical application but just because you wanted to. I do it all the time.

    Whether the motivation is to learn/improve or not simply doing IS learning and improving so in the end it's not really relevant if that's why the person chose to do it. You can take a walk on the beach because you like the sound of the waves and not because you want to exercise, but you're still exercising.

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  • Posted to Is using Sketch just a trend?, in reply to Eric Prieto , May 24, 2014

    I do the same thing and have the same question lol.

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  • Posted to What tool do you use to capture an interaction you find online ?, May 20, 2014

    I haven't tried it but this seems to do what you want and it has Windows and Mac versions http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

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  • Posted to Does anyone still use wordpress?, May 18, 2014

    Lots of people still use it, many of them using it for things it should never have been considered for as well. The problem with any popular technology is it takes on a life of its own, then people start just wanting it because it's popular, it's what everyone else has.

    I recently went for a job interview where the person doing the hiring was under the impression that WP was the be all and end all of web development and anyone that didn't use it for anything was stupid. He also said that all web developers would eventually steal time from him so I don't consider him an expert, but it's the opinion that a lot of people have.

    Wordpress has huge support, both in help from the community and plugins. There is a plugin to do almost anything you need. That is why so many people use it still and it has a huge lead that will be nearly insurmountable by any other CMS, especially the ones that are actually better for developers, mainly because your Aunt Bob can't make his own website with a few clicks with those CMS's

    www.octobercms.com is a new one in the market, just 3 days in beta. Built on the Laravel framework it's very good but it's still in it's infancy, just a few plugins released so anything special you'll need the ability to write it yourself (which some of us prefer).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your favourite black pen for drawing?, in reply to Mariusz Ciesla , Apr 07, 2014

    Honestly thought I'd come here and see all kinds of crazy expensive niche pens. Was quite surprised to see the first three comments use the same brand as I do and Mariusz uses the exact same pen.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Social Login?, Apr 02, 2014

    I don't have any data, but I will tell you how I feel personally. If I have a reason to want to actually create an account and log in on a site I appreciate it if there is a social login I can use because it makes the process faster and easier.

    The point is IF I have a reason to want to make an account and login. A social login isn't going to make me more likely to engage, it just makes it easier for me to do so if I've already chosen to.

    For me at least, it's not critical, it's just a nice thing to have. I wouldn't put other important functionality aside to implement it.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Zulfeekar.com, in reply to Emily Campbell , Mar 22, 2014

    I have to admit feeling the same. Technologically impressive, not terribly usable though. It strikes me as more a showcase of what the recent trends are than a real coherent showcase of the creators work.

    I found myself at times wondering what to do next, I also found myself thinking "okay enough, just give me control back already" during some of the longer animations.

    Impressive work to be sure. Not sure it is suitable as an actual portfolio though.

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