When LinkedIn debuted their Skill Endorsements, I thought it was innovative. But then I started receiving endorsements from people I hadn’t heard from in a long time for skills that weren’t critical to my path. Now I realize that this feature allows your network to solidify your past rather than augment your future — and that’s a bad thing. Let me explain. - Read More -
What’s more important to a someone who is trying to figure our if they want to work with you on a project or if they want to hire you: your last three jobs or your three awesome projects you’re working on right now? - Read More -
Today the New York Times published a piece — They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets — that underscores an aspect of our mission here at Qio: we think people should drive a strong online presence with a clear mission statement followed by a number of smaller clients to and where they’re going in life.
Why? - Read More -
Hello Qio friends! Super excited to start showing you some mobile support thats been cooking. People visit your personal Web site on all sorts of devices. It can be complicated and time consuming to support all of them. Qio has you covered! Here’s a preview of the Original theme fully mobile-fied! - Read More -
I’ve gotten a few requests to share how this paradigm shift happened. By trade, I’m a designer. Have been for many years. But how did I learn how to code a basic Rails product and get Qio.me out the door?
The four things that screwed me up:
- Learning what MVC is and how it works
- Learning how Rails has_many & has_one relationships work
- Learning what a string, boolean and integer are
- Learning what a method, object and hash is - Read More -
One of the simple things about Qio is that it will automatically create a great scoped URL for its customers based on their name. The Friendly_ID Ruby Gem will do this for you.
But you might want to allow your users to define their own slug after they’ve registered. This can be done pretty simply. - Read More -
Today I’m extremely pleased to open Qio in beta. The first thing to mention is how many bugs there are. There’s quite the list and the product is far from perfect. But it’ll get there!
What is Qio trying to solve? I’m constantly surprised by how many people don’t have online presences and even when they do, they’re sharing the wrong kind of information. Personal Web sites should be similar to a glossary. What have you done? How would you describe yourself? Where can I find you? And so on. Instead, I see people focusing on all the wrong information. Large imagery of themselves, lack of ethical stature and inability to find contact information. Even blog posts I believe are not a great way of expressing your personal being. Everyday visitors go to your personal site and want to learn about you, so let them. - Read More -