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 digital professionals, we should apply the same rigour to our client’s experience as we do to the experience of end users.
As digital professionals we should be blogging. Yet regularly blogging is tough. But after 10 years of blogging almost every week, I have discovered a few tips that will help you find your blogging rhythm.
As many of you know I consider myself a practising Christian. Recently Kelly Baader interviewed me on her entrepreneurial podcast aimed at the Christian community. In the interview we discuss the social responsibilities I believe we have as entrepreneurs.
Running your own business is not necessarily what we expected. We often work longer hours under more stress. But as I explain in a post for the media Temple blog, it does not need to be this way.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” A lesson for web designers everywhere!
As entrepreneurs we need to step back from day-to-day operations. We need to explore what would happen if we approached our business in a different way.
In today’s knowledge economy digital professionals are the most valuable commodity organisations have. Don’t stay somewhere that doesn’t appreciate that.
Writing a job description for a digital professional requires a unique approach. That is because demand outstrips supply.
Are we doomed? Is the proverbial parrot dead, or is it just resting? Are we currently witnessing the demise of the digital agency?
Recently I did an interview with Izabela Russell from New Media Europe where we talk about a range of issues from UX to career progression.
The chances are you are making mistakes in how you recruit digital staff. The result is you aren’t getting the best people possible.
Have you ever watched a nature documentary where a pack of dogs or a flock of birds fight over their latest kill? It is sheer chaos, as each animal fights for their prize with increased desperation. As I explain in a post for Media Temple, recruiting good digital employees can feel like that.
In an interview for the “Agencies Drinking Beer” podcast I talk about how building your brand is about grasping opportunity as much as talent.
Writing proposals are a necessary evil of selling digital services. But even when we win projects, our proposals often fail us. Fortunately there is a better way.
We all complain that we don’t have time. But is that true and if it is can we prove it to management?
Clients and colleagues can misunderstand the nature of a prototype. It falls to us to explain its role.
Let’s be honest, we often know the objections we will hear from stakeholders before they say them. Yet instead of getting ahead of the issues we hope they don’t raise them. That is a recipe for disaster.
Many of the changes you need to make as a digital team are outside of your control. But there is one thing you can do; sort your working environment.
There are differences between working as an in-house or agency PM, but we have one thing in common — relationships.