Sitting in a conference room completely removed from the customer is no way to define user intent. Outside of the fact that an actual customer is not in the room to tell you what they need, you are introducing bias from each attendee. One person will famously quote stats from their “last job” where he […]
The speed at which tech and web development move is unrelenting. A new product, framework or useful app appears just as you have finally started utilizing the last set of tools. Items that pique my interest the most, I end up trialing to see how it will fit into my workflows. More often than not […]
In true marketing fashion, no event or holiday exists of which we cannot take advantage…regardless of product mix. Enter Spooktacular. While I am not the one that created the messaging, I did lend my limited graphic design skills to the cause in the form of an email header and site overlay promo.
Lingering within any work environment (no matter the size) is a deadly germ that threatens to infect the doers, the ones that try to figure out a solution before throwing hands up in disgust. This virus is an enabler of the non doers who find it commonplace to blame the system, the tool or a changed […]
Have a colleague or two that commonly butcher idioms. Use Slack? You have the the perfect opportunity to create a Slackbot for some of the misused idioms. I found the perfect solution after diving into Slack customization. Here is the dead simple process: While logged into Slack, choose Customize Slack by hovering over your name in the upper left […]
Never let it be said that I step back from a challenge. When I was asked to create Halloween-themed tweets and Facebook posts, I couldn’t resist. I pulled up Canva and let it rip.
You may be asked to develop a proof of concept or a demo site for a customer on platforms ranging from WordPress to Magento. Building the site locally makes sense for instances where: Existing hosting inhibits you from developing a demo site Hosting has not been agreed upon and the client wants to see a […]
My tale is not different from countless other people who have had their sites hacked. I was receiving some odd warnings from my WordPress site late one night. Naturally, I did not see them until the following morning and decided to check out my site. You guessed it, I saw some hacker note and a […]