Over the years I’ve used several different systems for managing tasks. Some of them were PHP based. More recently I’ve had the pleasure in working with a system called Basecamp. Continue reading
Can you be too busy to communicate with your customers or your team? Is “no response” a valid way of communicating?
Does good communication just happen? Continue reading
Creating a website specification is the most important task of a project. Get this wrong and the whole project can tank, including making an unhappy customer and an unprofitable project. Get the website specification right and you can meet the project deadline and bring in profit. The importance of this is often under estimated. Implementing these techniques to create the website requirements and the project timeline will make your life easier and your clients happy. Continue reading
Peer pressure often times gets a lot of bad credit. But in the programming workplace, what if there was no peer pressure? Would that be a good thing?
Let’s skin this animal and see what we find. Continue reading
Back when Internet Explorer 6 was mainstream, it was normal practice for web developers to implement hacks for code to work properly in that browser. But are some of us still encouraging this practice? What part are web developers playing in spreading this disease? Continue reading
Most employers want to see their salaried employees work more than 40 hours per week. This is a flawed philosophy because it assumes that more work time equals more output or that putting in more time will equal more profit. This leads me to the following question.
Which employee is more valuable? Continue reading
There are multiple ways in managing website projects. Regardless of your management style, there are things that you should learn to avoid as much as possible. Doing these things will not only allow you to get through projects on time and on budget, but they will leave a very good impression on the clients you work with, and your boss will not hesitate in giving you the reins on high profile projects. Continue reading