When I am quoting out a project and specifically a website build, I am doing it with the expectation that there are no unforeseen delays. Project delays add to the total hours consumed and needs to be accounted for in the initial quote. I will outline the major reasons why in this blog. I make the best effort to set my expectations up front when read more »
An ADA compliance statement is a critical part to demonstrate your client’s commitment to maintaining an ADA compliant website. There are key elements that an ADA compliance statement should contain. Each element shows the “good faith” effort that can mitigate your legal risk. It is best to have your ADA policy reviewed by legal counsel.
The intro statement to an ADA compliance read more »
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.§ 12101) is a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination based on disability. It protects Americans with disabilities against discrimination, as per the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The bill’s final version was signed into law on July 26, 1990. When we think of ADA laws, we usually think of wheelchair ramps. However, websites fall under the same read more »
Multiple times a week, people ask me for estimates on web design/development work. There are three major types of estimate model/billing methods I use. In many cases, I see where there is an attempt to combine these types that will unfavorably impact me as a web developer. I will list out each category of billing as I see them.
Hourly Rate Estimate Model
The read more »
I have placed the Google Analytics tracking code on countless websites that I have either worked on or built over the last decade. It is only in a small percentage of cases where I see that Google Analytics is set up to fully utilize and measure the website’s metrics and how it is converting.
Why Is Analyzing Data So Important?
It is very important to read more »
I’m asked approximately once a week to take on a project coming directly back from a retail client. In almost every case I turn down the job. I do not believe the amount money saved will benefit the client in the long run. A local web design, development, and marketing agency that is well staffed will be better suited to understand and respond to the read more »
I have been doing WordPress development coming up on 9 years and the biggest obstacle I have found has been the disconnect between development and hosting. I am fully aware the cost to host a WordPress site can be as little as $1- $3 a month. You get what you pay for. A WordPress site hosted on WPEngine runs faster, is well supported and creates read more »
What is AMP?
AMP stands for Accelerated mobile pages. This open source technology is sponsored by Google to combat the need for faster load load times for web pages on mobile devices. You can think of AMP as the lighter weight version of CSS / HTML specifically developed to render for mobile devices. The AMP standard has limited the CSS size 50kb or 50,000 lines read more »
Content migration can one of the most time consuming parts of a web development project. This blog is written with the assumption that the website is being built on a CMS such as WordPress. Planning a content migration strategy ahead of time can eliminate a bunch of frustration throughout the life of a web project.
Who Is Doing Content Migration?
Who is doing content migration read more »
This blog goes along with my video blog with the same name. I will identify the candidates and types of businesses that naturally lend themselves to “Pay Per Click” marketing such as Google Ad Words.
1. Local VS. national
2. Service VS. product
3. Higher value to what is being sold or repeat business (a $99 locksmith might cost $60 in ad spend)
4. End read more »