What is the situation as UI designer in Taiwan?

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This time I just like to express how’s the situation of being a UI designer in Taiwan, but I think this kind of situation could fit in any

designer/ engineer job in Taiwan,,( maybe there still 1 or 2% is exception for this case~).

This blog are going to focus on  what I consider why to the Taiwanese company not respect at those expert designer’s point of view. Before that, I’ll just express my observations that I gained during my time as a UI/web designer and developer in the gov or big/small company. Most of all, I had huge impact that they don’t accept new stuff,  so that if you gave them those new chichi jquery affect stuff, they will freak out and said” I felt some dizzying, why this circle turn round like this? ” or ” Is that anyone could know this stuff should be touch and show?”.

Well, what astonish me is their version of website could be just done by frontpage age ( or something like done by word file and just compile as HTML file), so in this case, I don’t think they do need any designer ( or someone has a sensibility of beauty)

Then the funny drama keep going on: Well, I don’t see this text color is good for the whole layout, could you change this text color? OK! fine @ you got to testing my color scheme theory, so I showed them

the Adobe Kuler

Which show the theory of color combination how it work out, they first just shot up their mouth cause they don’t expect you will show them art with science theory!  But couple days later, they will became aggressive even attack you cause they have no clue how to kick you down below their self-esteem!

Then I just totally realize: why those Taiwanese coworkers never explain their technical side, cause once you express your technical, you will get down to the hell more~~so they just shut up their mouth, do what ever the upper manager want, and ironically, those charge the company or project, usually they are sellers, or just get this manager status by relationship bla bla stuff, so they don’t care your skill or competence, they just care how to earn more and more, and do less and less ( but only for themselves), well, this is fine for me, I love to do more and more.

But they also want show their high status, show they are the manager, you are the lower case junk, so except not respect your skill, they want torture you.

So you could quit this job, it doesn’t matter for them, cause there are always has next victim.

You might ask question: is that not harm-able for a company that always change person work each 3 months? I was doubt too, but obviously, not at all!!

Cause the environment, or I should said, is all stacked ( the whole country is all isolated by new technology and information), so they used to see the antique website stuff.

Web design in Taiwan is focused on business image, rather than users and business goals, or long-term stuff.

So the shity look website still could get through thousands views per day, the company could still make money, quick and fast, but in long-term, they don’t care.

And here, they only use IE browser ( in gov, they used just IE 8), so they never accept any other browser, which means, once you done the website, you just have to

check IE browser, cause they never care others.

But as UI/Web designer, we knew that lots of good look affect is work first on Chrome or Firebox, so before we use it we got to consider about IE problem, if you couldn’t solve the problem, then you better

just ignore the new stuff, that’s why all the developers here never interested in new stuff.

Of course their still lots of wired side for the situation designer, I will be adding to this more, as I had suffered day by day, and any comments? or those one of 2% designer?

I will love to exchange your point of view!

 

 

Cool paper work active on line!!

1  Recently look for the fun stuff for app application, and I found this!! Real nice for designer, planer, Project manager or anyone who love to create their ideal first with paper drawing..

I think most of all had their own ideal and usually comes from their hand,, well, I mean draw on the paper is the first instinct inspiration.

So check out this application:

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Draw whatever ideal on the paper

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Take shot for your paper work

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And you could add any link page just tag any image that you had draw on the paper, isn’t that cool?

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And simply share what your ideal, that’s means we could save lots of time just get through UML and other process, ideal comes from easy sharing, 1 .2 .3 go… thanks for this application!! great ideal!!

WordPress has set up 1.2.3 easy step mobile blog

wptouchWell, this time wordpress set a Website mobile,

WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.

The administration panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to your mobile visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.

The theme also includes the ability for visitors to switch between the theme on your mobile WordPress website and your website’s regular theme.

In this case, you can make a website which has ready for mobile layout, and any function which adaptable for the user.

Well, I haven’t try yet, but with the concept of wordpress, easy, quick and nice clean, I think I will try soon!

Tunnelbear-free vpn service

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Well, this time we could even get free vpn service (usually it’s all include inside the hosting package),

From this cuttie bear, you could hide your ip address and your member infos by the bear! (that’s cutie ideal)

Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country

A TunnelBear can “tunnel” you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.

Zap creepy trackers

Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.

And most of all, it’s simply easy and FREE!!

Upon to 1.5GB for free, well, that’s another option for who has setting their own website on their computer.

 

Cool slide tool

This is the site that you could use your report slide very easy way,

just simply modify your html, and you could do any direction of slide you need!

Ever then, you don have to panic out with the limit your ppt!!

Try it out here

Design new website icons

Recently work out one of our own project that will provide student/teacher website

which will called “myprof”

So I create some icon, that will search by the major icon.

And I hope this project can make some found that might help us to create company.

Well, hope is hope, but we will try to work on to make it come true.

 

Woocommerce

Let’s see the good stuff that could easily set up the shopping cart website:

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Woocommerce

And it’s free!! well, if you need cool template, you need to pay also.

I am still not using it yet! but I will work on it and let you guys know how does it work so good!!

 

 

JavaScript 3D library

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Sometimes we need lay-back during the working hours,, or mostly run out of creation,

so beside of walking away of doors, listen music, or swear somebody you hated , play some silly video game

could be real release some negative energy!

 

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I love play this stupid ball game with bear, beside bear, you could play with friends (sure, you got to share

with you buddy first)

and those game has the same object: simple, easy to control, and action smooth!

those cool games could be that amazing effects cause this stuff: three.js

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Amazingly written just by JavaScript, pretty much faster than flash stuff,

and reduced lots of space that run better in any browser,,

why don’t you try it?

 

Not enough fancy Font? Check Fawnt

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Sometimes we create some nice shot of poster or any 2d,

3d stuff,, I mean,, image part, but as we look out far we just

realize we had lack something else,, and yap, that’s always

the font style problem, we called that typographic, but surely

we don’t wanna (or we do not have any choice) spent more couple

hours to create the font style ( wow,,, 26 repeat design), and

the Fawnt is real awesome choice, cause you could found

thousands cool font style that only take you couples mints just

download~ add those in your Illustrator, you will definitely love it!

Coder

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Coder, for raspberry pi, which could be the simply way

to make web creative stuff, with html, css and javascript,,

well, for who doesn’t familiar with coding, that could be

the shortcut tool,, and for those who already fit in the program

stuff, this could be another gadget to play with!!

Check out here!!