6 Things I Learned from Working with Others

2 years ago, I was fortunate enough to join a team of three during the establishment phase of an online newspaper. It was not going to be a yet-another-online-newspaper, it was going to be an online newspaper, prepared by the students of our university. After being a part of that project for 2 years, lately I decided to resign from both of my duties: Administrative Coordinator and Director of Online Operations. I had been the Administrative Coordinator for 40 days and had been the Director of Online Operations for 2 years. These are the things I learned in the meantime.

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“Invalid email or password.” Really?

As a web developer who frequently does front-end designs for web sites and applications, I believe it is one of my duties to learn how to design an interface that makes users’ lives easier. I know that I’m not the only one. In fact, I see people are becoming more and more interested in designing better, more functional user interfaces. I’m not going to sit down and write a long post about user experience best practices but I just want share my 2 cents regarding a very simple issue that most developers don’t seem to care.

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Why Do We Dump Our Greatest Projects?

Over the past couple of years I worked on countless projects, some got released and most got lost one way or the other. When I look back, I realize that those “most of my projects” that got lost were the best among all the projects I worked on, in terms of usefulness. I had some time to think about them to see the reason they got lost and came up with some quite generic reasons we think we are aware of but actually are not.

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