Scoping a Project

CW scopingScoping is an important phase in the design process.

There is a methodology to proposing a website design to a client. Scoping a project is one of the most important, yet most overlooked; steps in the web design/development process. This step must happen before sending a proposal to a client to avoid problems down the road in the design and development process. When scoping a project you need to interview the client, research the client and understand their culture, research their competition, and have them complete a needs analysis.

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The Pros and Cons of using cookies

CW cookiesWhat is cookie?

No we aren't talking about chocolate chip cookies. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. Cookies are primarily used by websites to keep track of visitors user information like their username for example. If a web application is using cookies, the server sends the cookie and your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) will store it. The browser then returns the cookie to the server the next time the page is requested. The most common example of using a cookie is to store User information, User preferences, and Password Remember Options.

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Web Nerd Terminology

CW webderd2Jargon has a purpose. Jargon provides us with a concise description of an activity for those who understand the terms. It causes a problem, when you are talking to someone who doesn’t understand the jargon, or missuses it becuase theyunderstand it incorrectly. While I typically do not like to re-post other peoples articles or blog posts and prefer to share my own thoughts and opinions I just found a really great resource over at CSS Tricks. It breaks down and defines web tech gargon, with an extensive list of common words, phrases, and acronyms. Please check it out! Here's the list of simplfyed definitions.

Web Nerd Terminology (Explained) by Chris Coyier

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The Fast, Good, Cheap: Pricing Method

CW fastgoodcheepI was recently eating in a lcoal restaurant and they had the greatest sign hanging on their wall.

It stated:

We offer three kinds of service:
Good - Cheap - Fast

You can pick any two:
Good service + Cheap = won't be Fast
Good service + Fast = won't be Cheap 
Fast service + Cheap = won't be good

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How to be a GREAT client

CW goodclientYes, you should expect great work from the people you do business with, but you will greatly improve your odds of receiving good work if you yourself are a great client. Here are some tips and tricks we can all use to be better professionals.

Passionate Purpose

As the movers and shakers of the business world, whether small or large, we all embrace and incorporate passion in our lives. From working with clients and projects we feel passionate about to our time spent in the company of family and friends. Clients that we have found to be our favorites to work with are the ones who are also passionate about their businesses. That passion and excitement is incredibly contagious. It doesn’t matter what the business is; if they are excited, we will get excited with them.

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