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This weblog was created to be a design related journal, specifically, web design. The intent is to share interests in new techniques, innovations and ideas, with others who are as impassioned by web design as I am.

Having built websites since the closing years of the last millennium, I have evolved considerably, yet still feel behind the “leading edge.” But that’s the beauty of it! There is always more to pursue and learn, keeping it an ongoing challenge – you never quite arrive.

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

– Winston Churchill

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Cloud Wars – Google Cloud vs AWS

In the pricing competition between Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS), perhaps the largest battle of the on-going “Cloud War”, Google has recently announced a price reduction of up to 30% on its virtual machines and has lowered all of its Compute Engine pricing, enabling it to provide its service at a rate 40% less than its Cloud Server competition.

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7 differences between a Leader and a Control Freak

Excellent article that I felt compelled to reblog. Most of us are familiar with the stereotypical “control freak”, but the “good leader” is far more rare.

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Often times we come across people/leaders who push too much or take charge more than needed. They come out very aggressive.  They always seem to know the best way of doing things.

On the other side, we also see leaders who give too much off leeway and are self-perceived as being patient. Both of these are extreme traits of a leader. There is a very narrow difference between being a leader and a control freak. Leaders do need to direct others when needed, but too often and too many times makes one a control freak.

Great leaders know when to give control and when to take control.

Here are the 7 differences between a leader and a control freak.

  1. Fear of failure
    • People who have a tendency to control are often are dealing with their own anxiety and controlling other people is a means to alleviate it. They fear failure…

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Dude! It’s a Dell!

Being passionate about web design, blogging, creating multi-media projects, surfing the net and all, gets to be a frustrating compulsion when you’re operating on an antiquated machine. I’m not getting any younger myself, but when I’ve forgotten what I was doing by the time I get a response from my primary computer, things are not too peachy. However, when that old workhorse finally keels over, it makes you realize just how dependent you’ve become on that device – and how isolated you feel when it’s suddenly gone.

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CSS Preprocessors – What are the benefits?

Anyone who builds websites knows how time-consuming CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) development can be, but delegating the task to a CSS preprocessor can alleviate the tedium and handle the “dirty work”. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), Less (Leaner Style Sheets) and Stylus are the top CSS preprocessor tools used by web developers today.

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