Women in Tech: Why women are not taken as seriously as men in the tech industry and what obstacles women need to overcome to make ensure that they leave their mark in the technology field.
After recently attending the Women in Tech: Tech Panel at the AlleyNYC last week, I was able to listen to a few extremely successful women in the tech industry and pull what I believed to be:
The Top 5 Reasons Women allow themselves to succumb themselves to a certain ‘bold-less’, ‘lady-like’ stereotype in the industry:
Having done dozens of projects on the WordPress platform, we’ve learned a lot along the way about best practices from which others could benefit. Here are tips, culled from our team, of common mistakes to avoid when developing in WordPress:
Let’s be honest, debugging/testing a site can sometimes be vexatious and time consuming. It can take hours or even days to figure out why a feature isn’t working properly. To help alleviate this process, we at Pixafy have come up with a list of 10 tips and best practices for tackling this issue.
Here are recommendations from our team: (more…)
Here at Pixafy, I’m proud to say that I’ve completed a fair share of WordPress sites and have went from being, well, a noob, to a master. One can never master anything because life is always a learning experience, right?
I’d like to think that I know WordPress enough by now that I can look at a design for a site and already have an idea of how I’m going to integrate it into the CMS (of course,this varies project by project). And because life is always a learning experience, I’d been given the opportunity to get my hands dirty with a Magento site all of my own. (more…)
The term “Responsive Web Design” has become quite the buzzword in design circles as of late, a tacit recognition of the increasing popularity of mobile devices overall for web browsing. Just as, during my time in the newspaper industry, the mantra “Digital First!” became the catch phrase, increasingly the chant is “Mobile first!” among designers. (more…)
Large-scale sites can be a large learning experience. The lessons I learned from my first experience with a larger site has helped me become a better designer.
Projects tend to run over a long span of months and with each project change is inevitable. Designs change, functionality changes, minds in general change. I’m one of those people who actually use calendars, stick to my planned appointments, and I keep my pinky promises. I’m so used to life having a plan that when plans changed, I wished that I had written my code to be more flexible. This is both for not only my sake, but the engineer’s, too. (more…)
Coming from a freelancing experience to a full-time front-end-developer position with Pixafy was (and is) challenging and exciting. I could say the path is long, the hill is steep, but full of rewards. (more…)
Over the past few months, I’ve experienced the horror of fixing bugs or implementing enhancements only to come back later and find that another section of the application broke. I wanted to minimize these bugs, so I decided to start getting into unit testing.
I’ve found that there are two types of testing that can be useful for my web development: unit testing and functional testing. In unit testing, you test the code to see that the code is working properly and performing the tasks correctly. In functional testing, you test the application to check if it’s using and calling the code correctly. That is, unit tests are used from a developer’s perspective and functional tests are used from a user’s perspective. It’s a subtle but very important difference. (more…)