Why we use Rails for Client Projects.

Posted by Floyd Price Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:44:00 GMT

At least 50% of the time a client will want us to use a specific technology (.NET or Java), this makes perfect sense as a lot of our clients are corperates who have invested a lot of time and money in a particular technology.

The great news for us, and the other 50% of our clients is that we choose to use Ruby On Rails whenever possible. The reasons are many, but a few of the more profound ones are:

Productivity

Thats right, we are about 2 (maybe 3) times more productive with Rails than .NET or Java, now this isn't because we are primarily Rails guys in fact I have spent many more years working with both .NET and Java than I have with Rails, the simple fact is that Rails gives us a head start as we get so much for Free.


Converting Flash to HTML5

Posted by Floyd Price Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:14:00 GMT

OK, The title of this post is a little provocative I admit it, but its a question that is and will be asked more and more as devices without Flash (iPhone, iPad, etc...) become mainstream (although I think that may have already happened).

So the problem is that web designers, especially those working for the Design Firms that serve the major brands out there, have been raising the bar of "Richness" for such a long time that Flash presents the only way to get really rich content that just works in (almost) every browser. And until now this has been just fine and dandy, but as usual Apple have introduced a curve ball that is a real game changer.

iPads, iPhones and other iOS devices will not run flash content (not now, not ever) so many web site owners and in particular many of the Luxury brand site owners are in trouble!


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