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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What Web Design Clients Value More Than Anything

What web design clients value seems to be difficult for all web development companies to provide. These things don’t take a lot of effort, but they make a big difference, because they help establish trust. Like we’ve talked about, trust is everything — in life, in business, in all things that matter. Boiled down to […]

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Consistent Communication Produces Great Web Projects

We’ve been talking about ways we can have better web projects and deliver better results for our clients. Earlier, we discussed getting all the site content at the onset of the project, because knowing what you have to say and who you’re saying it to dictates the design. Having the content ahead of time also […]

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