Tribalism is a threat to our progress

Tribalism is a threat to our progress

All my life I’ve had a hard time understanding how tribalism is so present in our society. It is defined as the behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group. But time after time I’ve always failed to understand why almost...
The BASIC UX Framework

The BASIC UX Framework

A framework for usable products. And a real great guideline on what to check and follow when designing a new digital product....
UX Disciplines

UX Disciplines

UX is such a new field that most people in the industry think it’s just one discipline. But it actually is a range of disciplines that go from Strategic Planning to research and design. Here’s a nice way to visualize all the disciplines that are within...
Scrum in 5 minutes

Scrum in 5 minutes

A nice infograph about how to use the SCRUM methodology in your projects. All the basics are here and it just takes 5 minutes to learn it. Download in...
10 reasons why getting a “free website” is a bad, BAD idea.

10 reasons why getting a “free website” is a bad, BAD idea.

Getting free website is tempting. The internet is full of companies offering free website hosting even for self-hosted WordPress. You’re probably wondering what’s the catch? Why isn’t everyone else using this then? Well there are plenty of catches, here are 10 of...
Do you still need a Website in 2016?

Do you still need a Website in 2016?

Getting a website for your small business or company can be a daunting experience for some entrepreneurs. The variety of options available and the increasing offerings from all corners of the web can make any new business owner scared. With so many options...
Webjac Origins: How I came to be called that.

Webjac Origins: How I came to be called that.

Webjac has been my nickname for as long as I can remember (At least 19 years!) It’s a key part of my identity on the web. The origin of this name is quite simple, but let me tell you the story. It was 1995 and I was starting to mess around with computers (I was...
A picture with a spark

A picture with a spark

Being from Venezuela I wanted something that reminded me the beauty of my homeland on my house. So I decided to find a picture of the Angel Falls and mount it in a wall at home. I found a good picture that required some color corrections but when I was about to print...
Turning 31

Turning 31

Wow, it’s been a whole year since I wrote here. It’s been a rough year. Last year I wrote this. This year, I’ll expand on it with the painful experience I’ve gained on these past 365 days. It’s gonna hurt. From broke to solid… to...
Turning 30

Turning 30

From broke to solid From clueless to a little less clueless From dependant to emancipated From highschooler to engineer From unemployable to bootstrapper, employed and entrepeneur From helpless to helpful From troubled to cleaner From single to married From not...
A truly epic moment for me

A truly epic moment for me

Today I met Woz. yes THE Woz. He’s one of my heroes. One of the most influential personalities of this and the last century and also one of the kindest hearts in this industry. He also was kind enough to sign my iPad I feel really grateful for having the honor...
Nedstarkism

Nedstarkism

pragmatism or righteousness… which approach to use? You know how Ned Stark is. Righteous, honorable, the good guy, the moral guy, the one willing to die for his principles. Other may call him the stupid guy, the one that was so blinded by righteousness and nobility...
I’ll always miss you Macromedia Fireworks

I’ll always miss you Macromedia Fireworks

You were never an Adobe product I still remember my first encounter with you… It was mid-1999, I was a senior in high school. You looked so advanced, so refined, so powerful. And yet, you were still in version 3. It was love at first sight. My friend taught me a...
The IE6 nightmare might be back soon

The IE6 nightmare might be back soon

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while and I think I found the new IE6 and yes… I’m scared. Every web developer remembers the IE6 nightmare years. A browser, that came by default on a system used by 90% of the people (Windows) ended up having...

We got to keep pushing towards what we believe can make the world better and us happier. That’s all there’s to it.

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The All-Purpose Card, a card for every occasion

The All-Purpose Card, a card for every occasion

I just launched allpurposecard.com. A site where you can build your own holiday card, get the link for it and send it to a special (or not-so special) someone.  I first saw the idea a few months ago over at 9GAG and noticed some guys were actually selling the thing. I...
Caffeine Retina Icons

Caffeine Retina Icons

Caffeine is one of the most useful apps I have on my MacBook and I totally love it but it’s the only app in my menubar that didn’t have retinafied icons. As a matter of fact, the icons don’t even follow the classic monochromatic pictogram style that...
The wars on the mobile space

The wars on the mobile space

This post is inspired by a recent twitter discussion by @ald and @luisjoset about Apple losing the marketshare war against Android. On our argument we discussed all the angles on how Apple has lost the market share war against Android on the mobile space but then...
The “profit but open” model

The “profit but open” model

I was talking to a friend recently about twitter’s new “Rules of the Road” and we were talking about how sad we felt about the change of direction and why it was that way.While talking to him I realized something interesting:...
Disney Imagineers are the best UX designers

Disney Imagineers are the best UX designers

There’s a great article on Smashing Magazine that says that a User Experience cannot be designed. The article goes through a lot of theory and reasoning to prove that right based on a lot of naming conventions of what UX is and is not and then it reaches the...
In memoriam – Steve Jobs

In memoriam – Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the...
Consejos para diseñadores y maquetadores web

Consejos para diseñadores y maquetadores web

El pasado 19 de Julio di una charla gracias a @adwe_es en las instalaciones de @tucamon Adjunto les dejo la reseña que hizo @tucamon de mi charla y un enlace al  video de la misma: Jaime Creixems resumió en CAMON Madrid diez consejos básicos para maquetadores y...

Great Timelapse from El Teide Mountain

“This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of...
Rio 2016’s logo, a designgasm

Rio 2016’s logo, a designgasm

The selected logo for Rio 2016 Olympics is a real designgasm,  a great concept that gives so much in such en elegant way that is impossible not to admire. Mixing so many concepts in such an agile, flexible and usable way id definitely a work of genius. á The logo can...
El dilema de las Tarjetas de Presentación

El dilema de las Tarjetas de Presentación

Recientemente me mudé de país y estoy al comienzo de toda una nueva vida. Mientras viví en Venezuela usé varias tarjetas de presentación, pero el enfoque de todas giraba en torno a la empresa que dirigía ofreciendo mis servicios de desarrollo web. Al llegar a España...

A must-read

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why its called the present.
Crea un Sitio Web para tu Currículum (Freebie)

Crea un Sitio Web para tu Currículum (Freebie)

Les traigo de regalo un Freebie 🙂 Varias personas me han comentado que les gusta el modelo de Currículum Vitae que hice y me han dicho que les gustaría uno similar. Así que modifiqué un poco el html y css que desarrollé y ahora se los ofrezco de regalo para todos mis...

Selling Talent

Something really curious has just happened to me. A client asked about an application I use daily to develop and design,I inmediatly told him which one was, wothout the hint of a doubt. “Keeping your tools secret is a reflection that you’re selling pre-fab...

Bad clients

If you’re like this…. don’t ever hire me,...
Webjac: “Origins” (o el Origen de Webjac)

Webjac: “Origins” (o el Origen de Webjac)

Webjac es el nickname/user/pseudónimo que uso en internet desde hace al menos 16 años. Es una parte clave de mi identidad digital en la web. El origine de este peculiar nickname es bastante sencillo de deducir pero voy a contarte un poco de historia. Era más o menos...

Coffee and Stars

Close your eyes… and convince yourself that stars are made out of coffee when you finally believe that then you’ll realize that every morning in your hot cup you drink stardust mixed with water or milk...