Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How much does a 'logo' costs ?

Pricing a logo

This logo information page was inspired by the absolute confusion I see when it comes to online logo creation. I've searched dozens of logo web pages and have found that there is no consistency and more confusion than information. This page is strictly about the creation of the logo alone, no stationary package or implementation guidelines would be included.

I feel the price of a logo should be based on three criteria:

  • Experience of the logo designer
  • Size & budget of the company using the logo
  • Scope and length of the logo usage

I use the three criteria above assuming that the logo design is a standard type of logo. One other factor might come into play if a client were to request a very detailed and complicated logo design that bordered on being a technical illustration. You would have to factor in the extra time to create this type of design.

Installing Composer (Dependency/Package Manager) on XAMPP (LAMP Stack) Windows 7

Download the Composer setup Composer-Setup.exe

Run it.

Give it the location of the php executable i.e php.exe, im my case it was at c:\xampp\php\php.exe (XAMPP was installed at default location i.e. c:\xampp\)

If you get the Composer Error [ERR_DOWNLOAD]: Composer was not downloaded error,

Some lesser-known truths about programming

My experience as a programmer and as webmaster of Mises.org has taught me a few things about writing software. Here are some things that people might find surprising about writing code:
  • A programmer spends about 10-20% of his time writing code, and most programmers write about 10-12 lines of code per day that goes into the final product, regardless of their skill level. Good programmers spend much of the other 90% thinking, researching, and experimenting to find the best design. Bad programmers spend much of that 90% debugging code by randomly making changes and seeing if they work.
    “A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer.” –Bill Gates
  • A good programmer is ten times more productive than an average programmer. A great programmer is 20-100 times more productive than the average. This is not an exaggeration – studies since the 1960′s have consistently shown this. A bad programmer is not just unproductive – he will not only not get any work done, but create a lot of work and headaches for others to fix.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Controversial programming opinions

One of the very first ideas we had for this blog was to convert some of the wonderful gems of the early era of our site, the undisciplined period, to blog posts. Questions that were once enthusiastically received by the community, but no longer fit Programmer’s scope.
The first deleted question I’ve chosen is Jon Skeet’s “What’s your most controversial programming opinion?” question (available only to 10K+ users, sorry), a +391 scored question that was originally asked on Stack Overflow on January 2, 2009. What follows are twenty of the highest voted answers, in random order…