Posts made in May, 2011

Think BIG! Not Just a Website, Not Just a Web Designer

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Think BIG! Not Just a Website, Not Just a Web Designer

Ten years ago, a website was thought of as just another channel to market a business, not much different than a newspaper or Yellow Pages ad, only with more information and color. Then along came blogging and Facebook, Twitter and Google ads. No longer is a website a lone island or just another piece in the puzzle. Too often web designers or developers get trapped into thinking small. As an independent website creator you are not just a code monkey or a pixel pusher; you are a business consultant. A business may come to you thinking that all they need is a website, but it is your job to...

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Complete a Web Design Project at the Beginning; or How to PREVENT a Runaway Train

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Complete a Web Design Project at the Beginning; or How to PREVENT a Runaway Train

What I mean by the above cryptic phrase is that before you start a web design project you must begin with the end in mind, and it needs to be a very specific end. ┬áDon’t even start your first mock-up until the project has been fully “scoped”, or completely defined. Anyone who has been a web designer for more than a month knows about runaway or never ending projects. ┬áThe client says it will be a simple website, all they need is “A”, but then “A” morphs into “A+B” and then “A+B+C” and then they decide, well “A”...

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