I work and build websites in Quebec where I’m required to provide invoices in French as the default. This is perfect for my French-speaking clients. But many of my English-speaking clients prefer English invoices. This means that I need a multilingual billing system.
Many billing systems claim to be multilingual, when they are really unilingual in a language other than English. Unfortunately that type of system won’t work if you need to invoice some clients in one language and some in another. Continue reading “Multilingual billing… what are your options?”
This week I was contacted by a potential client. They wanted a WordPress based eCommerce site. But there was a catch. They wanted it to be bilingual.
It’s tough to find a content management system that does bilingual well. It’s even more difficult when you add eCommerce to the mix.
In Quebec (where I build websites), if you are a commercial enterprise targeting Quebec businesses or consumers online, you are required by law to provide a complete French-language version of your website. But most people also want to take advantage of the larger English speaking markets in Canada and the US, and that means they need a multilingual website. Continue reading “Bilingual eCommerce… what are your options?”
This is the second part of a two-part series on designing for mobile.
Continue reading “The future is mobile: Part II”
This is Part 1 of an ongoing series called So you want more women at your tech event?
One of the first things you should do if you want more women at your tech event, is put a woman in charge. Tech events usually have an organizing committee and there should be at least one woman on that committee. You could even try two or more!
But what does “in charge” mean? It means having a woman organizer who will have some authority, who will have the power to say no and to implement positive measures that appeal to women. Yes, I’m telling male event organizers that they have to actually cede some power to women. Continue reading “So you want more women at your tech event? Put a woman in charge”
This is what a tech event looks like when women are welcome.
This is a photo of me, taken by the talented Eva Blue at PodCamp Montreal 2010. I also brought my baby to WordCamp 2010 about two weeks before this photo was taken. There were at least two other babes in arms at that event. Their dads brought them. Continue reading “So you want more women at your tech event?”