Posted 09.07.2017 @ 3.12AM
I was looking for a cloud based auto backup solution that auto backs up files from my own file directory structure rather than having to drop files in the special folders that most of them create locally, and had even gone down the road of having a custom solution costed for this as so many of the cloud backup services do it that way.
But then came across odrive.com which does exactly what I was looking for (it creates a directory but also lets you right click on any local folder, and then choose exactly which folder to sync to online) and interfaces with a whole bunch of different cloud storage services (it's not a storage service itself).
And works perfectly, couldn't be happier with it, hence thought it might interest others. No affiliate code, just good shit!!
Posted 06.07.2017 @ 6.38AM
Anyone done this? Is it the same as designing for web, app ...etc? And would I export any images the same way?
And how integrated? Similar to html/css, or more for the programmer to do their end?
Posted 05.07.2017 @ 6.01AM
Am in the middle of building a sizable online app for a client using PHP Symfony, and while my developer is great for the development phase, he's just a "one-man-show" like me so need to find someone else that will be able to provide the 27/7 support service this app will need.
Does anyone have any recommendations of whom I might approach?
Posted 04.07.2017 @ 4.09PM
Hey @Dave we use Quadra Hosting. They have Aussie servers and a good redundancy plan in place.
Haven't used it for just emails but might be worth a look:
Posted 23.06.2017 @ 11.34AM (Edited 23.06.2017 @ 11.35AM)
I think most of the ideas here are great. Especially:
::Auto subscribe to threads you've posted in, ability to unsubscribe.
Maybe open it up a bit to guest writers or submissions?::
My 2c is that with all of the industry pros that use the site I see Aus Infront as a potential resource for newbies. I guess I can see the site as specific to Australian industry professionals (to use themselves or for students to get in contact with them). I don't know any other site with such direct access to real world designers. I think that could be the point of difference from all of the other design sites out there.
There are heaps of places to get design related news (although having a local bias is great) but why don't we have educational resources like 'How to set up a print ready file'; or 'How to fire a client' etc etc? I would be happy to contribute to something like that.
Re the folios, again, there are heaps of folio sites and I use them before I would check out the folios here. Often because as @Dave says people:
::simply adding their folio and then never contributing to the site again::
Why not combine profile and folio into one section?
Hope that helps
Posted 24.04.2017 @ 3.41PM
Wow, @Dave and @Dan agreeing. That would be enough to convince me.
I agree, dev isn't something you can just learn and enjoy. It would be like me buying a pencil and notepad, doing a course on drawing and thinking I'll be an illustrator.
If you are an analytical person who can work out how another person problem solves, then integrate that into your method, go for it. Otherwise you'll probably end up on cookie cutter, process driven projects that won't stimulate your creative side.
Posted 03.04.2017 @ 3.45PM
@dave - much better.
If the client wants it to 'pop' with a bit of 'wow factor' - then you could always change the font to @jamesb 's warehaus/rave font...
@trex - love you work as always. When I grow up, I want to design like you.
Posted 31.03.2017 @ 4.31PM
@Dave yeah agreed.
@TRex depends on the client/job. This website was a very small project so I did it 100% pro-bono. Normally for bigger projects I take off 40% but it all depends who it's for and if they have any income to speak of.