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.
I am fed up with hearing web designers moan about their clients. The problem is nobody has taught us how best to work with clients. We just make it up as we go along.
Some projects feel like running a marathon. But these projects can teach us valuable lessons for the future.
In an interview with Team Treehouse I share how Headscape works with its clients, why we value lifestyle over profits and how we stay on the forefront of our field.
Eric Meyer (a pioneer of the web standards movement) has lost his 6 year old daughter Rebecca to cancer. We remember her life with the hash tag #663399Becca for the purple she loved.
Nurturing our relationship with clients through honesty, transparency and building trust brings unexpected perks.
If you write a lot of blog posts, documents, reports or even books then you should check out Ulysses for the mac.
As web professionals we need to keep up with latest innovations. Finding the time to do this requires a streamlined workflow.
In our desire to educate clients and colleagues about digital best practice, we often forget that we have as much if not more to learn from them.
As web professionals we focus too heavily on delivery and not enough on knowledge transfer.
When we think about productivity we tend to focus on tasks and projects. But, what about the context of our work?
For institutions to adapt to the digital economy they need to overcome legacy thinking. That requires digital professionals unencumbered by institutionalised thinking.
In the new digital economy, our traditional workplaces are becoming increasingly inappropriate.
Too often we blame our boss or client for failure. The truth is they are no more empowered than us. Ultimately the buck stops with us.
If an important part of our job is to increase awareness and understanding of digital across our organisation, what lessons do we need to teach?
For our organisations to truly embrace digital, everybody needs to understand what it can do for the business. You need to make that happen.
As web professionals we know that websites require ongoing investment in order to keep them operating at peak efficiency. However, convincing clients of that can be challenging.
Attracting and retaining good web staff is crucial for a successful digital strategy. What then do web professionals look for in a potential employer?
As in-house web teams we like to moan about our organisations not getting digital. Perhaps its time we did something. But what?
Many web designers are briefed by their clients and then retreat to their studio to work on the project. But, perhaps there is a better way.