Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rule of Thumb #0001

It’s tempting to do web design or development work for a cut rate. Sometimes, it will be a client which you’d just¬†love to have on your portfolio. Other times, it’ll be an old friend, family member or the dreaded friend-of-a-friend.

Either do the work for free or charge full price.¬†Never, ever, do work for “mates rates”.

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Developer Problems #0002

True story, from my glorious agency days:

*Receives email about a critical bug*
*Notifies relevant parties that I’m on-task, fixing said bug*
*Phone rings*

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Developer Problems #0001

Busting for a piss but not wanting to go to the bathroom because you’re “in the flow” and/or fixing a tricky bug.

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Cordova/PhoneGap Installation Guide

Part of my job involves working with PhoneGap/Cordova to build mobile applications from HTML, CSS and JavaScript applications. When it came time to install all of the necessary components, I found it was not as straightforward as it could have been.

I managed to muddle my way through the installation process using bits and pieces of information gleaned from The Almighty Google; here is a break-down of everything I had to do to begin building with Cordova.

Note: This installation guide is relevant to Windows users.

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