It is time we give clients what they want. If they want to be like Amazon, tell them they need to start developing websites like Amazon. That means continual testing and iteration.
As web designers we think our skills lie in the code we write or the interfaces we build. In truth that is not where our real value lies and if we don’t grasp that soon we could become obsolete.
As project managers we need to think about how developers work rather than expecting them to adapt to our mindset.
Many I.T. departments are under impossible pressure. With ever more demanding needs and years of legacy and new tech, I.T. teams are looking for ways to keep up.
A minimum viable product is a great way of building user centric digital services in a fraction of the time. It will also lead to big cost savings.
Marcus shares some thoughts about why clients really want an open source CMS. He believes it isn’t open source people want, but flexibility in supplier.
Designing with data and incremental development are great in principle. But practically they face problems. Problems a new generation of tool help us overcome.
If you want to secure your future as a developer, become one of the new generation of user experience developers.
When it comes to content management organisations have the wrong priorities. They spend millions on a content management system when they should be focusing their investment on the content itself. Open source helps do that.
Prototyping website redesigns is a smart move on many levels. But I am not convinced traditional agile is always up to the task.
Is your site responsive? It may adapt to a wide variety of devices but is it slow and sluggish? Too many rush the build and pay the price.
Pattern libraries are rapidly becoming an essential tool for larger websites. But creating a good one is harder than you think.
Saying it cannot be done is rarely true and causes conflict. Jettison your preconceptions and be open to any idea.
Life isn’t always fair. Business certainly isn’t. How we adapt to less than perfect circumstances is a key factor in our success.
As part of a new series on the Headscape team, I would like to introduce you to Ed Merritt. I am sure he will inspire you as much as he does me.
Media queries make a website respond to the viewport. But what if we could make site components respond to their container?
One of the best ways to improve your site is to improve the content editor in your content management system.
Microsites are sometimes a necessary evil, but they are often poorly implemented. Perhaps Squarespace is the answer.
The next generation of web tools aren’t just aspiring to replace Photoshop and Fireworks. They appear to be keen to replace the need for hand coding HTML and CSS too.
Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately pattern libraries can help.