Tuesday marked my first day as a member of the MindTouch team, and after a few hours of the standard new employee paperwork and introductions, I had a chance to get my hands dirty using MindTouch Deki for the first time.
I was given a quick overview of the application, pointed to a few wiki pages that contained the documentation for MindTouch Deki, then asked to build a new skin based on a recently completed design. Having worked with open source projects such as WordPress and OS Commerce, I was familiar with skinning web applications so I didn’t expect to run into much trouble, but I really wasn’t prepared for how quick and painless it would be to have a new dynamic skin up and running on MindTouch Deki. Within just a few hours I had taken a layered PSD and built it into a clean, functional, cross browser skin. I’m looking forward to tapping into more of the MindTouch Deki functionality and finding new and unique ways to utilize such a powerful tool.
Since this is my first post, and subsequently my introduction, perhaps I should tell you a little more about myself… Hi, I’m Kevin Thompson.