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Recently we were asked to “polish up” some designs that a client submitted to us for a WordPress portfolio site. The client was very set that she wanted her site to look very similar to the mockups she had made. She’s a talented architect and has a solid aesthetic sense, so her confidence in her [...]
We recently resolved an issue for a client that shined a light on the difference between free support and paid support from a specialist. I thought it would be a good case study on the difference between the kind of support you get from the corporate giants and the personalized support you get from a small business.
A website, once built and launched, is a forever-moving target that requires patience and a good deal of regular maintenance in order to become and remain successful. The only thing that’s certain when you deploy a site is that someone, somewhere, will have trouble with it and will call you to resolve the issue. It requires patience and collaboration to get to the source of the problem. Here are 2 ways that exchange can go down: The wrong way and the right way.
I think it’s important that I go public with something that our longtime clients already know and, I think, respect us for: our unique schedule and approach to burnout avoidance.
Apple recently released a demo site that shows off some of the cooler aspects of HTML 5. While it will likely be a long time before the dinosaur that is the Internet Explorer “franchise” is willing to build in full HTML 5 support– thereby ensuring we developers don’t get to build many HTML 5 sites [...]
Found this hilarious article about HTML 5. Inside all the wisecracks there’s some useful info: www.happymagicfuntime.com/blog/entry/html5_for_drunks
Found this simple resource today for making CSS buttons. Very handy: www.webdesignerwall.com/demo/css-buttons.html
A super useful article about CSS that heavily touts the new features available in CSS3. What I think is interesting to note is the time savings that comes when developers are able to use the latest technologies rather than having to find workarounds to accommodate old browsers while still achieving the visual appeal our clients [...]
In today’s nerd news, check out an interview with Nate Abele, former CakePHP team lead and now team lead for the new Lithium PHP framework, of which our own Jon Adams is a part of. Nate talks about managing opensource projects, how Lithium was spun off from CakePHP, and talks about the roles of the [...]