Tag: Tips

Prequalifying Clients

This is a beautiful thing. Dan Mall is one of those guys that you can tell does his job really well. In this post he outlines so many of the lessons Kevin and I have learned at Iron to Iron when it comes to handling inquiries. Client inquiries are the lifeblood of our business, they’re […]

Posted: August 13, 2013

PHP Tips and Tricks

PHP Tips and Tricks – Codular. I love PHP. I love tips. I love tricks. This article has all three! While some may see these as PHP basics, I remember well the first time I discovered these things. It was a great day. Ternary Operators Class Autoloading Dynamic Variables Referencing Relative Time Calculation Good stuff […]

Posted: July 30, 2012

Google’s “Let’s Make the Web Faster” Movement

Google’s Let’s Make the Web Faster and Page Speed Firebug add-on can help you optimize your Web pages.

Posted: June 29, 2009

Improving Your Process: Faster Front End Development

Time is very important in Web design. Here are a few tips to keep that time to a minimum, allowing for budgeted experimentation and polish.

Posted: June 15, 2009

Improving Your Process: Thinking More About Your CSS

It’s important to constantly improve yourself, even when you’ve become completely comfortable with it. CSS is a simple technology, but putting proper thought behind it can make a stylesheet beautiful.

Posted: June 01, 2009

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

Fear not. I Have Conquered IE6, and You Can Too

Internet Explorer 6 should not be abandoned. Instead you should plan for IE6 and gracefully degrade.

Posted: January 12, 2009

Improving Your Process: Combating Burnout

Getting burnt out at work is possibly the worst thing to happen for any creative. Here are some things I try to do as soon as I discover I may be burnt out.

Posted: May 05, 2008

Raising the Bar with Adaptive Templates

A recent project got me thinking about combining Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds with CSS constants.

Posted: April 28, 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