Looking back at my most successful projects, one of the secrets to success in development is the client being flexible to the consulting of the
When I’m compiling budgets and estimates for some clients, I always cringe at having to include the design line item(s). It’s not that I don’t value or respect that part
Design, development, SEO, etc. my challenge is understanding how any one person can do all those things well when some make entire careers from just
In the business of Web support and maintenance I regularly talk with people that just need a little help. They aren’t looking to develop a new app, launch a new
You may be better off finding a Web hosting provider with a great reputation rather than a great SLA. Here I describe how a typical hosting SLA
I think one of the hardest concepts for folks who have never been through a Website build project before, is understanding where development ends and design starts (and vice versa).
… and suddenly from the office down the hall, at a very high volume: Hey everybody I’m watching porn in here! A slightly hilarious prank that went around the office
When hiring a Web developer you to want to make sure they are actually a developer. They understand code, understand databases and infrastructure
Are you referring a great designer, developer or a fast food burger... 'Cheap and fast' should not be part of a referral for professional
Web projects tend to run much smoother if at the onset of the project that an agreement is made that includes both party's
Choosing a Content Management System or CMS is a job no one should envy. I often have clients or perspective clients who are VPs of marketing or have some such
To pretend errors don't happen is naive, to assume that users will report such incidences is hopeful. Though many us of remember getting frustrated and joking about how often the
What is a Code Review? A code review is just that… a review of the code that runs your Web site. Traditionally focused on security best practices a code review
Ever use the term ‘Above the Fold’ to describe the placement of content in a Web browser? I don’t mean to insult you and I get what you are saying.
I know developers and designers know what I’m talking about when I mention the client who calls or emails (marked urgent) every time they hear a not so glowing review
What Did Your Last Trip to Starbucks Cost? What did your last month hosting bill come to? If they are comparable, I would argue that you have no right to
Web development and design is no different than any other industry in that the bulk of client satisfaction hinges on meeting deadlines. However that doesn’t mean that deadlines aren’t missed
The Web is ever changing and learning on the job is something your Web developer should be doing. However there is a limit to how much should be
Start your web development project off right by developing a scope of work before you ask for your first
I think one of the hardest parts of Web development is to go from a finalized and approved Photoshop file to the Web browser. It doesn’t matter if you are
A tutorial covering several easy methods of getting your WordPress site setup with Google
In this tutorial I cover how to install, try, search for and manage themes within WordPress.
In this tutorial I go over what it will take to get your SEO campaign started and recommend a great plugin to help you get
WordPress themes are inexpensive and typically great ways to provide a look and feel to a Website. However a sloppy developer equals a sloppy