Git From The Bottom Up

In 2009, John Wiegley published a brief introduction to Git, for developers and designers, covering the following aspects:
  • Introduction
  • Repository: Directory content tracking.
    • Introducing the blob.
    • Blobs are stored in trees.
    • How trees are made.
    • The beauty of commits.
    • A commit by any other name...
    • Branching and the power of rebase.
  • Index: Meet the middle man.
    • Taking the index farther.
  • To reset, or not to reset.
    • Doing a mixed reset.
    • Doing a soft reset.
    • Doing a hard reset.
  • Last links in the chain: Stashing and the reflog.
  • Conclusion.
  • Further reading.
A PDF scientist paper, that you might want to download here

Four Million Fans

I arrive at the company’s office, the company with four million fans. I go in and say Hi and a few of us sit down in a little conference room. I say, OK! Let’s see this amazing product you’ve built! This shrine that inspired four million people to become your fans. And they look at each other, and they look at me, and they say, Product? Shrine? And then I realize that they don’t have a product. They don’t have a shrine. They have a Facebook page.
Craig Mod hits the nail on the head. You might want to read his article "Our New Shrines", here

Works 2009: A Creative Keynote

The year was 2009, and my company obtained a contract with a client to bespoke design and develop a Web application.

The contracting company, Nasty Mondays Barcelona, needed a product aimed at the youth market, heavily connected with all the digital trends we all know today.

Although the area of my studio work was focused in design, front-end development, prototype development and consultancy services, I put all my effort to apply my knowledge of design and visual interaction that I've learned in my early youth as a student.

After listening to the client requirements and indications; I see one thing very clear: The final product must be something unique, never seen before, and disruptive.

Nasty Mondays Barcelona Keynote © Delfi Ramirez @ Segonquart Studio 2009
Nasty Mondays Barcelona Keynote © Delfi Ramirez @ Segonquart Studio 2009

Being personally involved in the UX and UI aspects of this project, however, it did not meant I had all the necessary skills to figure the imagery for the product. 

So I hired Magdalena Esteve, to work with me. I ask her to please reecords a video, and invited her to bring all her excellence into the final production and concept design of the product.

Magdalena Esteve is , de facto, one of the better living artists from Spain. And she understood perfectly the goals and indications, putting her fingerprint on it.

The keynote presentation was designed to meet the needs proposed to  the client; and it was successful.

So successful, that finally,  Nasty Mondays deposited their confidence in my work.

To obtain an affirmative yes from our customer, and sign a contract for web application development, was merely a question of hours. It was 2009.

You might want to see the final keynote clicking in the image above.

Social Network Under Payment

Should we condsider the SaSas a pay-service in a nearby future? 

Dan Wineman has a short article in his blog, in which he remarks that:
Twitter and Facebook have happily provided #1, subject to various restrictions, rate limits, and arbitrary shutoffs. Any photo sharing site, blogging engine, or even RSS feed provides the second.
and suggest a way to look further in the social web.

580 × 310

Five hundred an eighty by three hundred and ten.

It's the new hype in screenshots of websites in these days. Or so it seems.

Segonquart Studio 2012 © Delfi Ramirez
Segonquart Studio

Same Old Javascript Mistakes (again)

Do you remember those early ancient days, when she, as a web designer, had to deal with browser sniffing?

Remember that layer versus div thing she learned by building websites in the late nineties?

If you do, please have a look at the following statements:

  !--[if lt IE 9] 
 script src="jquery-1.9.0.js" /script 
<![endif]--> 
!--[if gte IE 9]!--> 
 script src="jquery-2.0.0.js" /script 
!--<![endif]-- 

What do they mean? Simple: Redirections in case you are using old versions of Internet Explorer when browsing the web.

Because of the jQuery team announced on their blog that jQuery 2.0, which is scheduled for an early 2013 release, “removes support for IE 6/7/8 oddities such as borked event model, IE7 ‘attroperties’, HTML5 shims, etc.

Because of that, I have no doubt that browser sniffing detection will become the hype in the year 2013.

So,  does not human kind evolute? Are we still dealing with the same technical problems that we dealt fifteen years ago ? 

I do think so, and as it does, let me guess that, JQuery  may become the FlashPlayer or SilverLight  - with all the good and the bad things those plugins had - of our era,  in a nearly future.

Example One: Just replace an ActiveX plugin by a JQuery plugin, and you've done. All plugins.

Example Two: Just think JQuery as a substitute for an embedded plugin, and you've done. All the same.

Read Loading a Different jQuery Version for IE6-8 here

Docs 2005

Tomorrow, because of we are in summer holidays, I am taking part in the production/authoring of a documentary film ; again, five years after.

Delfi Ramirez featured in the New York TImes 2005.


Intended to be internationally distributed, this documentary will focus on the music-scene from an european city in the early nineties decade.

Hypercard: 25 years

I started this blog in the year 2004. The same year Hypercard was killed.

Some links you might find of use; in case you are living - as I do - the revival of Hypercard:
Apple killed off HyperCard in 2004, but it remains more than a fond memory to many of us. In fact, some — including Bill Atkinson — have noted how close it was to being a browser before there was a Web.
More, soon. 

Simplicity

The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central.
Via Dennis Ritchie .

HyperCard II

We will develop a new grammar for this old format. We will talk about rhythm and reveals and tweetable cards. We will know how many cards an average person can tap through in one sitting. We will know when to use stacks…and when to just scroll on. Twenty-five years later, we will prove the hypertext researchers wrong: cards are pretty cool after all.
via Robin Sloan, in Contents
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