What I Learned About Project Management from a Gangster

Preface Let me preface this story by saying before racing to the comments or the project management tips and throwing in your two cents about my gratuitous use of the word gangster in the title please read this. Please understand I was afraid and it made me a better project manager. Table of contents The…

9 Lesser-known Google Fonts You Really Need in Your Arsenal

If you’ve been designing or blogging for a while now, you’re probably familiar with Google Fonts, Google’s fantastic open-source library of typefaces, which made available around 600 fonts for free that we can use without any of the trouble of worrying whether our font is “web-safe” or not. No self-hosting required, no confusing licensing issues,…

25 Questions you HAVE to ask your web designer: Number 8

It’s not all about good looks, it’s about design that works. 8. How do you measure the success of the websites you build? There are many measures of success, and depending on who you’re talking to, they can all be quite different. A traditional web designer will often consider a website a success on it’s…

25 Questions you HAVE to ask your web designer

If you’re in business, you’ll need a website. Want to avoid nasty surprises down the road? Make sure you and your web designer are a match made in heaven BEFORE you get started – asking the right questions and understanding the answers is the only way to kick start a successful web project. To help…

Why It’s Better To Create New Pages For New Keywords

An interesting quirk I’ve noticed over the past 6 months or so has been that for the vast majority of our websites, optimising old pages for new keyword targets seems to have far less potential for ranking improvement as creating new pages for the purpose. This is probably best explained by using a real example.…

Essential Design Slides

Ben’s presentation about Minimum Viable Products (MVP) at the Essential Design event on the 22nd of September 2013 Let us know what you thought in the comments below. View and Download View and download in various formats… View and download the slides on Google Docs View and download on SlideShare Slides (from Slideshare) If you…