Subtle improvements

When we started Logos, my partner and I used a floppy disk to share code changes. Today I've got an internal RSS feed that lets me see everything that's checked into our code base. I'm amazed at how many things we're working on, and how many subtle...
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BibleTech 2008

I love conferences! Not just for what I learn from the speakers, but for the ideas I have about other things while I am listening to the speakers, and for the conversations I have with people at meals and in the halls between the sessions. I go to...
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Black user interface…

Eli Evans (one of our information architects) sent me some thoughts on the "black is the new blue" trend. It allows for high contrast designs that probably work pretty well on very small devices; it makes colors pop even as it allows otherwise...
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Glimpsing the future

Today I saw a glimpse of the future. Today I was able to run queries against Scholar’s Library using our next generation search engine. The new engine isn’t done, and it’s just one of many, many pieces we need to put together. But I saw enough...
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Respecting your customers

A friend is working on a business plan that involves selling a product she wouldn’t use. It’s a good plan, with great potential, but it seemed like she not only wouldn’t use the product, but that she didn’t respect many of the people who...
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A moment in the code…

Today I wrote some code: five lines and some comments. One of our developers needed to do surgery on the paragraph-wrapping code in our text display engine. Every line of every book goes through this function on its way to the screen. Since I wrote...
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It’s getting them to watch…

When we show Logos Bible Software we often hear people say “I can’t believe anyone interested in Bible study wouldn’t want Logos after this presentation!” I agree. The problem is getting people to watch the presentation. Our Bible Study...
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