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Prequalifying Clients

Published 3 years 6 months ago on August 13, 2013

This is a beautiful thing. Dan Mall is one of those guys that you can tell does his job really well. In this post he outlines so many of the lessons Kevin and I have learned at Iron to Iron when it comes to handling inquiries. Client inquiries are the lifeblood of our business, they’re […]

PHP Tips and Tricks

Published 4 years 6 months ago on July 30, 2012

PHP Tips and Tricks – Codular. I love PHP. I love tips. I love tricks. This article has all three! While some may see these as PHP basics, I remember well the first time I discovered these things. It was a great day. Ternary Operators Class Autoloading Dynamic Variables Referencing Relative Time Calculation Good stuff […]

Google’s “Let’s Make the Web Faster” Movement

Published 7 years 7 months ago on June 29, 2009

Google’s Let’s Make the Web Faster and Page Speed Firebug add-on can help you optimize your Web pages.

Improving Your Process: Faster Front End Development

Published 7 years 8 months ago on June 15, 2009

Time is very important in Web design. Here are a few tips to keep that time to a minimum, allowing for budgeted experimentation and polish.

Improving Your Process: Thinking More About Your CSS

Published 7 years 8 months ago on June 1, 2009

It’s important to constantly improve yourself, even when you’ve become completely comfortable with it. CSS is a simple technology, but putting proper thought behind it can make a stylesheet beautiful.

Improving Your Process: The Browser Gauntlet

Published 7 years 11 months ago on March 9, 2009

Having an effective browser test suite for Web design should be a terribly important part of your process.

Fear not. I Have Conquered IE6, and You Can Too

Published 8 years 1 month ago on January 12, 2009

Internet Explorer 6 should not be abandoned. Instead you should plan for IE6 and gracefully degrade.

Improving Your Process: Combating Burnout

Published 8 years 9 months ago on May 5, 2008

Getting burnt out at work is possibly the worst thing to happen for any creative. Here are some things I try to do as soon as I discover I may be burnt out.

Raising the Bar with Adaptive Templates

Published 8 years 9 months ago on April 28, 2008

A recent project got me thinking about combining Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds with CSS constants.

Improving Your Process: Client Communication

Published 8 years 11 months ago on March 10, 2008

Although I’ve tried to optimize communication patterns in as many ways as possible, I’ve found that (like Web design and development) experience is the best thing you can do. Use your experience to alter the way you do things to improve your communication process both internally as well as with clients. Effective communication leaves much more time to do what we love to do, create.

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