Category: Business

  • Make Mundane Tasks Fun Online for Conversions

    Quite a while ago 37signals/Basecamp did a survey on their products. Now I normally fill out surveys of products I use because I’d like them to improve in ways I think are good but this survey from 37signals was actually fun to fill out. The Questions While many of the question were totally normal and […]

  • The Long Proposed Death of IE 6

    die ie6 from .net magazine

    The proposed demise of IE 6 rings with the shouts of joy from web developers the world over, but is it truly on the horizon? While sites trying to kill IE 6 extoll all the valid reasons web designers and developers have to want the death; clients sit and look at philosophical arguments and compare…

  • What Type of Experience Do You Provide

    the experience of reading

    The Issue Working in the web industry means there is lots of news to follow. Tons of new developments all over that you are expected to keep track of. If you don’t keep track of the latest developments you can quite quickly find yourself using outdated techniques. I use Google Reader to organize all my…

  • Cars with no Tires Eh?

    The Setup You don’t make sure you new car comes with the tires because it would be absurd to sign the paperwork and come outside to your new car up on blocks. It’s a general expectation that cars come with tires. Why then do we put clients in that situation with websites? Take a new…

  • Can We Get by with Web Apps?

    google docs shot

    Web apps have been heralded as the solution to our online and offline lives. We do not have to install software on our machines. Things are backed up online and, in theory, we can edit offline with Google Gears (or other solution). So looking at this promised land I decided to move my blog writing…

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

    keep your cool

    While inspired by the heat I am currently experiencing in BC this has nothing to do with that type of heat. We have all had a client that did more than ask us for a ‘bigger logo.’ You know the client that you sit with and brainstorm for new ideas for the design work. You…

  • Contribute to the Link Economy?

    You are reading a blog post (profound I know) and staple of blog posts is to cite other sources via links. Like when I wrote “You Might Need a Redesign if…”. In that post I linked to Niki Brown’s Ugly Website competition. So why did I do that? Well ultimately Niki had content that was…

  • 5 Blogs for Web Designers to Follow

    Nettuts Nettuts is part of the Envato network. Nettuts covers all sorts of web design and development. Everything from WordPress to posts on Coldfusion. Articles are well written and frequent. A List Apart Published by Happy Cog A List Apart covers all topics dealing with web design. From usability to introductions to Ruby on Rails.…

  • Twitter for Business

    Where ever you look today you see that everyone is using social media and not just in their personal lives. Look around many of the big companies are using social media as well. Some do it well some do it poorly. What is twitter for big business? It’s more than just a place to tweet…