Improving Your Process: Vetting Clients from the Start
I listen to podcasts every day. Many of them focus on business in a number of capacities, many of them don’t. I found it interesting that two podcasts I listened to nearly back-to-back discussed client onboarding. It wasn’t the focal point of either episode, they each touched on the topic for just a few minutes, […]
Posted: July 07, 2015
Template Map makes my Client Work Easier
TL;DR: Built another WordPress plugin: Template Map (GitHub) Very often my inspiration for building plugins is to make my life easier. Selfish as that may be, I’m a big fan of the idea behind using your own publicly released code as much as possible. When you’re actually in the trenches using the code you’re that […]
Posted: July 20, 2014
Custom ‘Content Widgets’ in WordPress
Content management doesn’t have to be restrictive to your clients, but it shouldn’t be an open door either. Shortcode-based content widgets in WordPress are a great way to provide your client some additional creative freedom without compromising your design.
Posted: September 13, 2010
Improving Your Process: The Browser Gauntlet
Having an effective browser test suite for Web design should be a terribly important part of your process.
Posted: March 09, 2009
What Works Best for Design Presentation?
Presenting flat comps for Web design isn’t in your best interest. Take the next step and provide designs as what they are; websites.
Posted: September 22, 2008
Clients and Content Management Systems
How much is too much when giving clients access to their website via content management system? How is design integrity retained?
Posted: August 18, 2008
Silverback: Making Usability Testing That Much Cooler
Silverback is usability testing software from the group at Clearleft. Here are my initial thoughts on the application itself.
Posted: July 28, 2008
Improving Your Process: Blueprinting Your Estimations
Creating a blueprint can exponentially help your estimation process for client work.
Posted: July 21, 2008
Improving Your Process: Maintaining Product Quality
As a Web designer or developer, it’s important to make sure that your products remain top quality, regardless of any speed bumps you may encounter.
Posted: April 14, 2008
Improving Your Process: Client Communication
Although I’ve tried to optimize communication patterns in as many ways as possible, I’ve found that (like Web design and development) experience is the best thing you can do. Use your experience to alter the way you do things to improve your communication process both internally as well as with clients. Effective communication leaves much more time to do what we love to do, create.
Posted: March 10, 2008