Sometimes, no matter how much you search, scour and hunt, the answers you need just haven’t been addressed anywhere on the internet yet. But thankfully you can still find what you’re looking for by knowing where and how to ask. Here’s a fool-proof, no-fuss, tactical approach to getting your questions answered with expert responses, quickly and easily on Quora. Continue reading
1. Our favorite color picker tool: colorpicker.com
Whether you need to set a color for your text, a banner, or a button on your web site, working with colors is all part of the daily routine for front-end designers and developers. On the web, colors are generally set using CSS, aka cascading style sheets. And there are 3 basic methods for specifying colors in CSS: Continue reading
There’s a plethora of text editors out there. And a few winners have emerged from the pack and left their competitors trailing in the dust. As a software developer, I use text editors all the time for scripting and coding purposes. Up until just a few years ago, I was a big fan of full blown IDE’s (Integrated development environments), but then, I discovered what eventually became the world’s best text editor for me – Sublime Text.
Let’s see why Sublime Text is so awesome and how it could make your life easier. Continue reading
Many people think of landing pages as of a form of digital flyer, the purpose of which is to provide some basic information about an event or brand. For most, they’re not expecting to accomplish much more beyond that. So it might seem fair to say that landing pages are “boring,” and definitely can’t be game changers for your business, right? If you answered yes to either of these questions, think again. A “simple” landing page can actually be a surprisingly powerful tool for testing early market feedback for your new product or service, helping you gauge how the market will receive it once you really put it out there. And most importantly, they can potentially save you a significant amount of time and money that you may have otherwise invested in pursuit of the wrong idea. Continue reading
I’ve had the opportunity to experience sitting on both sides of the interview table in the course of my career and there is one major takeaway I’ve learned from my experiences with successful interviews and interviewees; and that is that a successful interview is a bit like a wedding. People often spend too much time stressing over the pageantry of that one (or multiple) day event and not enough time making the commitment to keep the relationship moving forward and evolving over the years that follow.
With that in mind, here are three things that I’ve encountered in myself and others that I think we’re all guilty of falling victim to, at one time or another. If left unchecked, these three attitudes can sabotage both our own success and the success of our team, and while they might not get you fired, they certainly won’t get you ahead. Continue reading
I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Back in 2001, every young man, once he turned 18, was required to enlist in the military and go through one year of training. Military duty is no longer mandatory there, but, for better or worse, I was born early enough to be in one of the last waves of recruits. Enlisting in the military wasn’t exactly my ideal vision of how I intended to spend a year of my life after graduating from high school. But looking at the experience in hindsight, that year was really formative for me, in shaping who I was to become and what I’m able to do today. Continue reading
I started my career in corporate America where everyone needs to fit nicely into a box that is compatible with whatever forms your HR department has decided to create. First I learned to be a stockbroker, then I got into real estate, renting and selling apartments here in New York City, until finally moving on to manage commercial properties.
In each of these roles I felt stifled, limited by my options, and as though there was very little room to improve myself professionally in a way that would actually be satisfying both personally and financially.
Then I stumbled into the world of technology and startups. I had moved overseas and was living in the small nordic nation of Estonia. About two weeks after I arrived I began working for a company called Fits.me, which makes virtual fitting rooms for online clothing retailers. The really cool thing is that they do this using shape-shifting robots. There were a lot of Terminator jokes running around the office, as you can imagine. Continue reading