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update1-6
January 14, 2014

Update 1.6! New Feature: Projects

What is Version 1.6?

Version 1.6 is a small change, but represents a huge shift in philosophy here at Qio. Over the past month we’ve done a series of posts touting the benefits of asking the question “What are you doing right now?” instead of what were your last three jobs?  With version 1.6 we see that philosophy begin to take shape. - Read More -

intern-blog
December 27, 2013

Somewhere There Is A Confused Would-Be Intern. And That’s Good.

We’re changing things here at Qio. That’s our mission: to rewire the way we think about ourselves. About who we are and what we’re capable of.

I had a student reach out to me recently to request an interview for an internship. Awesome. He, of course, sent me his resume. That’s where we step in a kick the status quo in the arse. - Read More -

20131110-LinkedIn-Endoresements-1024x438
November 10, 2013

LinkedIn’s Skill Endorsements Favor Your Past Over Your Future

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 -

launch
November 3, 2013

Upcoming Launches

Hey everyone! We’re excited to announce Qio 1.2 is launching on November the 15th. Some of the features you can look forward to:

  • Qio Pro
  • New Theme
  • Custom URL’s
  • Custom Fonts

- Read More -

productshot
October 12, 2012

Qio.me has all your screens covered

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 -

ruby-on-rails
September 14, 2012

How I learned Ruby on Rails

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 -
octicons-bg
September 12, 2012

FriendlyId

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 -

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