What it takes to make a website

Agile project management and web development

Generally I like reading Seth Godin’s work, but I really thought he missed the point with How to make a website: a tactical guide for marketers. There’s a lot very wrong with his approach. He attempts to create a framework, and perhaps his words are best for the start of a project. His ideas usually […]

Why am I doing this again?

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After an interesting conversation Monday with a consultant on the direction of my website I was faced with the tough question of “What do I want to do with my site?” I am stricken with the curse of not always being able to best articulate stories about myself, and at times this has been a […]

How to build a user-centric website

Most of us have been there before. We build a new company website, and we drink a toast to our success! We may have re-branded the site, restructured our content or just simply brought it into the 21st century (believe me, it still happens). The more exciting part is we promote the new site, our […]

Winona Chiropractic Center web design held hostage

Winona Chiropractic Center and their web designer have a very public issue. This is when web design and relations can get ugly. The web designer feels jilted because Winona Chiropractic has failed to pay “any of their total web design bill.” The web design agency claims they attempted to collect, but the chiropractic office failed […]

Why We Still Need Websites

With social media gaining popularity on a daily basis, the focus in the web industry has shifted to following companies on Twitter or becoming fans on Facebook as opposed to searching for the corporate website. Furthermore, companies are also directing a lot of their web traffic to their blog instead of their primary marketing base: […]

How to talk to a website vendor

I love having conversations with a good friend of mine, Michael Lacey. He and I always have such poignant discussions about topics regarding web development, website redesign and even life lessons. The topic more recently was vendor to client communication during a web development process. Being a web developer most of my professional career I […]

Evaluating web content for a website redesign

The time has come for a website redesign, and you have all the important people in place. Your designer has a fresh design. Your development team is ready to churn out the work. Your content editors are writing some fresh and valuable content to get your site ready for the new look. There may be […]

Forget what you know about a website redesign

Forget what you know about a website redesign. I’m going to go out on a limb and just say it. You’re probably wrong. When I first started programming websites it was a race to find out who could produce the coolest, flashiest website design, and every website was trying to come out with the next […]