Two Things To Consider When Designing And Developing A Website

I remember the good old days!  I would launch the Netscape browser and check my simple website.   Was my <BLINK> tag working correctly?  Cool.  Job done!  How times have changed!

Being a web developer today is definitely not that simple any more.  There are many variables to consider when you are developing a website.  From back end languages, to frameworks, to device support, plus much more!  For me, as a creator of websites and applications, the two most important things I need to consider and decide on are: 1) Where and how is this website going to be accessed and 2) With what input device? Let’s explore each further.   Read more…

 

Three Time Management Tips To Get More Stuff Done

“I wish I had more then 24 hours in the day to finish everything!”.   Does that sound familiar to you?  I know it does to me.  I say it everyday! Well, guess what, unfortunately, we don’t have that extra time!  So in an effort to get more things accomplished during the day, we need to employ some techniques to stay organized and focus on what’s important.  Below are my top 3 techniques I use on a day-to-day basis so that I get to accomplish everything I set out to do that day.    Read more…

 

Three Ways To Generate More Leads For Your Business

The most frequent question I always get asked is how can I generate more leads for my business so that I can convert them into customers?   That’s the challenge many small business owners (including myself) face on a day to day basis.   Without leads, we don’t have a chance of getting any customers.  And without customers, we’ll, you know what happens to us and our business.   So let’s explore three things you can do today (yes today, not tomorrow or a year from now) that will have an immediate effect in your lead generation strategy.   Read more…

 

Using Photoshop Layer Comps; Why, When and How

If you are about to start a new website or application project, the first thing you usually want to do is create mockups to show not only what the website or app looks like, but, in a limited way, to also show how it functions (e.g. if you click on this button, it opens up this screen).  I’m always surprised when I see designers create a separate Photoshop document for each of these screens.  Let me explain what I mean.  The first thing a designer will do is create a new Photoshop document of a certain size, for example, 1200 x 900.  Then they start the actual design, including designing the header, the footer, and any sidebars that may be used across all pages.   Read more…

 

Intro To Responsive Design

For those of you interested, we’re coding our site to be responsive. In basic terms, this means that the site will “respond” appropriately depending on which device it is being displayed in (e.g. computer desktop vs tablet vs mobile phone, etc.). In theory, everything works perfectly on all devices, but in reality, it is much harder to do.   Read more…