Blog: Web Design

Web Design Discovery Helps Solve Business Problems

The biggest opportunity for most web developers is actually assessing the business problem that needs to be solved. A scenario I keep observing in the web industry is focusing too much on the technology and not enough on the business problem. This scenario plays out in different ways, but usually with newer developers, or fledgling […]

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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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Planning For Client Training

Well-organized web development projects follow sequential stages: discovery & research, design, development, testing, launch. But there’s a step that occurs before a new site launch that deserves it’s own attention — and that’s training. Training clients to use their website is an incredibly important project stage. Here’s why. We could build the most beautiful website […]

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How Long Does It Take To Make A Custom WordPress Theme?

One of the first questions people ask when they’re searching for a WordPress developer is “How long does it take to build a custom WordPress theme?” Like everything else in web development, the answer is “It depends.” Keep in mind that development is one stage of the web design cycle. (Most projects have discovery, strategy, […]

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