Blog: Web Design

Why I Don’t Bill Hourly On Large Projects

For large projects, I don’t have an hourly rate. In fact, I don’t even worry about measuring increments of time until we get down to smaller things like maintenance agreements, or smaller projects less than a few hours in scope. A rate implies that you’re measuring effort in increments of time, not return on investment. […]

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Favor The Long Road: Ongoing Client Relationships

If you’re in business in any way, at some point, you’ve had to shop for web design. You’ve had to figure out what criteria you’ll be judging a web development firm on, and then go through your list of candidates. Hopefully, that list is small rather than large. But here’s a question. What happened to […]

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Get Punched In The Face, Get Back Up

On EP46 of the #AskGaryVee Show, from 1:23 to 3:08, Gary Vaynerchuk answers a viewer question about endurance. A viewer asks “How many failures and punches to the face can a person handle before achieving success?” Gary states that not everyone is an entrepreneur just because they call themselves one. He states most people take […]

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Why Bundling WordPress Plugins In Themes is Risky

There’s a huge problem with the way many WordPress themes are currently built, marketed, and sold. The ecosystem is beginning to change, ever so slowly, but major changes need to be made for the good of the WordPress platform, theme marketplaces, and the agencies and clients that rely on themes. The situation currently illustrating this […]

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Lessons from Canlis for the Web Industry

The other day I heard a podcast interview that blew me away. In this episode, Chase Reeves interviews Mark Canlis, co-owner of Seattle’s destination restaurant, Canlis. The restaurant has been operating at an extremely high level of quality and service for over 60 years. Do yourself a favor, go listen to the podcast right now. […]

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