Even when making a change to a website is fast, the startup and wrapup work adds a significant amount of time. Here’s why.
I’ve got a guest post over at NTEN.org about my “best pratice” for making sure websites I build serve the needs of my client’s organizations.
How I took 30 days off to travel and how that applies to all sorts of big, far-off decisions.
Some humor to take solace in during a tough design project.
When doing a big tech project, your organization needs a project manager.
A great resource to help you make sure your developer will be addressing your full needs on a new website project.
I gave two talks last week about WordPress for nonprofits and a common thread arose. Let me tell you about it. It’ll save you time and money if you’re getting started on a website.
Will April tweets bring May tweets? See what I showered on this internet this past month.
Many people know the Free/Cheap/Good trade-off, but I think there’s a similar Ease/Power/Cheap one. Understanding it helps people make better and more-informed decisions about their projects.
A great article about the four principles required for good communication on a project.
Websites are expensive. Nonprofit budgets are tight. So why not get a volunteer to build your website? It’s not easy, and frequently, volunteer-built websites never see the light of day. Here are a few reasons why.
Setting a timeline for a project or task is a constant part of the work I do. Unfortunately, it’s also a major headache and I have yet to master the art of consistent accurate time estimates. Read these fun stories to get an idea of the types of errors that can lead to seemingly never-ending projects.
Frank Partnoy’s book, Wait, has me thinking about project management. It discusses how—across many disciplines—experts are careful in collecting enough information to make good decisions before quickly relying on past experience to succeed at whatever their goal may be. So this suggests that projects start slow and then end fast.
Two great articles, both about different types of communication.
What does a town with too many highways have to do with working with a client to build a website? Find out and learn how to follow the path of identifying needs to find solutions addressed by the perfect product.
It’s a bit of a “buzzphrase”: “You should always separate content and design.” But this was also a mind-blowing and useful concept when I first learned it. Join me as I share various applications of this idea and try to nuance it just a bit.