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Sometimes, often more rarely than we would like, what we think is a really good idea actually turns out to be a really good idea. Case in point, in a little bit of self-congratulatory back-patting, I have the pleasure of pointing out that an idea I expressed on this...read more
As anyone knows who has ever completed one, great web design projects aren’t easy. The web weaves together so many disparate elements, and in the custom web design world, creating something that is a true expression of your client, their product/service, as well as...read more
Social media is an amazing thing. Truly, it has utterly transformed numerous aspects of our daily lives. To me anyway, what is interesting about the effects of things like social media are the more subtle ones, even the ones we are not really conscious of. Of course,...read more
When you are around creative projects for a while, projects when you are building something big, you tend to notice certain things about how they go. Specifically, you typically notice what causes these sorts of projects to go well, and what sorts of things cause them...read more
Clients often come to us with fantastic dreams of what they want their website to be. Whether it is leveraging the latest in web technology, or pushing the boundaries in web design, website projects can be fertile ground to flex some serious creative muscle. Of...read more
When I am working (usually with clients) on a design project of any kind, time and time again, I find that the same four basic questions drive the majority of the work. These are handy because they not only force a framework around a project, but they also help focus...read more
I was talking with a colleague the other day, and the topic came up about hiring. I was talking about a particular candidate, about how he looked perfect on paper, and said all the right things. There was nothing wrong with this candidate at all. From a logical...read more
Continuing on the theme from our Open Source post (like the post on How to Hire a Freelancer), I wanted to share another how-to that I thought might come in handy. That is, if you are so included, how can you buy a pre-built WordPress theme and not have the...read more
Form spam, am I right? Ugh, so annoying. Case in point, we just redid our WordPress website about three weeks ago and today, all of a sudden, HUNDREDS of spam emails. As part of the site re-do, we swapped out the underlying form framework for a different one. Now,...read more
In the spirit of our Open Source Ethos blog post, I wanted to create a post that hopefully will do some people some good. That is, how to (safely) hire a freelancer. Now, you may be wondering, why is a design and development company telling me how to replace them?...read more
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