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In Topic: I'm OnceBuilder

21 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

Belated welcome mate - wow member since 2015 and you first post! Some talented designers here, just not me :D

In Topic: Head vs Heart - advice needed!

19 September 2017 - 03:38 PM

I can relate mate, long story short I'm a lone wolf who teamed up with two others quite a few years back for a project, the exception is the business is PaaS. So the idea was I build, they sell and manage the stuff I don't want to do. My passion is making a polished product, I love stripping back and reworking ideas to make things all the better, they however are profit and timeline driven.


That said I've toyed with quitting, normally via a shouting match with partners about features they want to boost revenue; they think without them 'driving new sell-able features' we'll flounder, and yet we continue to grow via advertisers loving our platform and self serving rather than having to chase business, in theory they should be happy but until we're using £50 notes to wipe our backsides they will constantly complain.


In your position you need to ask why you would be expected to sell as the very thought of "funding, selling, pitching etc" makes me shudder too. If the app will require more care then sure, that can fall onto your role if you like developing, and if you're making money then funding should not be a problem, but if they want you to sell and give the app more care then sounds like they want to get rich off your back, alarm bells time.


The most important thing to remember is you only get one life; if it's making your life miserable then quit mate, if you can continue in a role you like then continue, never let money decide.


Jack hits the nail on the head about focus not features - might shove that down my partners throat ;)

In Topic: Music while working

18 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

If anyone is into a little Garage then my buddies just released a mix on soundcloud, https://soundcloud.c...-garage-flavas/ :D

In Topic: Security - One DB per SaaS tenant

15 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

It's certainly a layer and a random string would be extremely hard to guess, and they would also need to know it existed and what it's for in the first place. I'm a bit of a paranoid developer too, always looking to see if it can be tighter and faster, let me know how it pans out.


So refreshing to see quality questions mate, beats the "what's the best CMS" clutter :)

In Topic: Interactive map won't appear in Jetpack mobile theme

15 September 2017 - 07:22 AM

I'm going to move my site to a local server with an aim to make the theme more responsive while keeping the current version where it is in case things go wrong for me.


I see now why making it more responsive is better, though I dread learning media queries - please tell me I'm over-reacting and they aren't that hard to get your head around!


Media Queries are a doddle, it's just css that changes at a given point. For example...

@media all and (max-width: 720px)  {

... this would make the background red, but when the screen gets smaller than 720px it would become blue. Chris Coyer is worth a read for a roundup at https://css-tricks.c...andard-devices/ and this is another good read on not specifically targeting a device https://responsivede...ic-breakpoints/