George Brountzas [dervisis]
What is your specialty in the interactive world?
I think my specialty is that I have no specialty
Where can we see some of your work online?
My current project is a portal about sport news and betting tips for greek users. www.betcentral.gr
I also enjoy tutoring and making screencasts. www.ituts.gr (author:George Brountzas)
What kind of projects do you usually undertake?
What was your first job in the field?
My first job was back at 2003 www.hapkido.gr
It was all with s> and I am very proud cause the client is using the same build until now!
What is your professional background? What did you do before?
Before developing my skills in web development/design I worked as an employee at my local Town hall.
With which technologies do you normally work?
i use various tools, I can adjust every known Open Source CMS, adapt and develope code in php.
My knowledge in html5, css3 and Jquery is at a high level.
Lessons learnt on user interface design
The most important lesson is that our goal as web designers is to provide to the end user a simple, content rich and easy-to-follow pattern towards our website's message.
Do you work by yourself, or in a team? how is that team?
I am usually participating in team projects, but sometimes I work alone
What is the secret to keeping customer expectations under control in interactive development?
The clarification that you can create the best solution and be a guidance for his true needs. The first meeting will establish this two-side connection.
What was your first computer, and which is your current?
My first computer was a Huyndai 8088 XT machine, with no hard disk drive, a 5,25'' floppy, a super VGA B/W monitor. Boot with Dos 6.0 disk.
My current is a desktop Pentium Dual Core 5700, 22'' Viewsonic monitor
I also have an Acer Aspire Laptop 15,4''.
Online virality: isn't it the same as traditional word-of-mouth?
No, the eye-contact in word-of-mouth changes the rules of the game
What were you doing in March 2000, at the height of the "dotcom bubble"?
I was making experiments with my ADSL line (first steps in Greece)
trying to explore the limits of the internet. I set up a .com domain just for fun purposes (friends and girl-friends).
What do you see interesting about the Web 2.0 phenomenon?
The social engaging
What would you do to terminate Internet spam once and for all?
Internet spam doesn't have limits in emails and messages. In a theoritical basis it can't be stoped as long as internet users are not well informed.
Will bandwidth one day cease to be a limitation?
the demand for interactive spread of knowledge won't depend on bandwith
Your tips to make money online
find THE idea and keep it safe!