Posted on Monday June 27th, 2011 by Tom Chiverton
One of the growing trends today is for 'cloud computing', which is like a managed data center, only more so. Cloud computing offers a number of benefits over running your own computers, but you still need to be careful of a number of things, some of which are legal requirements for the processing of your users data.
Posted on Thursday June 16th, 2011 by Simon Hill
Last week I attended the Amazon Web Services Summit in London. This was basically a conference all about the cloud computing services that Amazon offer. Extravision is always looking at improving its infrastructure and reliability and we see cloud computing as a possible next step forward.
Posted on Thursday May 19th, 2011 by Tom Chiverton
One of the many areas of the internet that is still showing rapid progress and frequent changes is authentication - or user names and passwords to you and me.
Many sites now require you to login, either to access basic features (like your email) or to offer you a better experience (like remembering what you were reading at work when you get back home). This it what leads to an all to common problem we all have - how to try and remember a different password for each. Users will also often be put off by having to create an account, because they wont see it as a requirement 'just' to buy some socks.
Posted on Tuesday April 12th, 2011 by Tom Chiverton
Last time around we talked about using a visual design process to quickly work out the look and feel of your application. The intent is to develop an application that users will like to use, because it doesn't get in their way or provide distractions from doing the thing they want to do.
Posted on Thursday March 31st, 2011 by Tom Chiverton
Last time we discussed a visual approach to deciding which competing features should be included in your application, so the next step is obviously to actually build them.
If you are a designer (so you actually take your hands off the keyboard at work) you already know some of this, because what we're basically talking about is sketching.
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