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Every year in the build up to Christmas I share my top ten gift ideas for the geek in your life. This year is no exception.
Everybody fears negative feedback and most of us tend to avoid it. But feedback is a crucial component of the web design process. We must learn to manage our fears.
When working as part of an internal web team you face politics, bureaucracy and company culture incompatible with the web. How then can you ever get anything constructive done?
Many complain that web design education is failing to prepare new graduates for working in the industry. But is it fair that graduates blame their courses if they fail to get a job?
One thing has become clear over the last decade – large web projects inevitably run over budget, move slowly and often fail to deliver. Fortunately new approaches are emerging that buck this trend.
With the web moving so fast, how do you keep up-to-date with the latest innovations?
The secret to a successful website is close collaboration between the development team and the site owners. But, how does that work when the development team is an outside contractor?
Whether running a website or an entire business, it is easy for things to get out of control. That is what happened at Headscape and we learnt valuable lessons because of those mistakes.
What exactly is our job as a web designer? Is it just to build websites for our clients or are we responsible for teaching them how to manage it too?
Many internal web teams resent it when an external contractor is brought in, perceiving it as a slight on their abilities. However, perhaps it is actually an opportunity.
When clients are thinking about hiring a web designer they come with a lot of questions. How you answer those questions will decide whether you win the work or not.
With the web community complaining about prices being driven down by inferior competition, perhaps its time to talk publicly about a base rate.
The web community has been talking a lot about our ethical responsibilities, but should these come before our responsibility to our clients and our business?