I’m a finnicky software buyer. I don’t like parting with cash until I’m absolutely sure it’s worth it. So what makes a piece of software worth buying? How much is too much or too little to charge? And what are the dealbreakers when it comes to going from trial download to full license?
From the Blog
At it’s best, front-end development is like magic, breathing life into a photoshop document or application design. At it’s worst, it’s boring, highly detailed grunt work full of monotony and repetition. But with the right tool set, you can alleviate that pain and get back to building awesome stuff.
I’ve worked with writers, editors and content people who are, at times, close to tears trying to understand why it has to be so difficult to achieve such simple tasks as formatting multi-line captions, putting images in a sidebar or displaying data in a table. These sorts of problems aren’t just the result of bad software either, they’re endemic to the most popular systems like Wordpress and even high-end CMS systems that costs tens of thousands of dollars.
The web is the most amazing publishing tool ever, right? Why is it so hard to get things to look right?