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Architecting Web Applications for the Future: API-Driven Development vs Web FrameworksArchitecting Web Applications for the Future: API-Driven Development vs Web Frameworks

Architecting Web Applications for the Future: API-Driven Development vs Web Frameworks

PeteOctober 16, 2018

I know this is the least appealing title for a blog post that we’ve published in quite some time. However, it’s such an important topic and we’ve received many inquiries into the subject recently. As such, I think its time we discuss what’s happening in terms of web application development and...

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The 90-Day Sprint: Let's Do This!The 90-Day Sprint: Let's Do This!

The 90-Day Sprint: Let's Do This!

PeteOctober 8, 2018

The calendar year is full of events and dates that oftentimes lead us to take some kind of action. Of course, we are all familiar with New Year’s: an opportunity to resolve to change our ways, start new initiatives, or better ourselves or businesses in one way or another. Daniel Pink reviewed this concept as a “...

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What’s the Best Approach: Plugins or Custom Web Development?What’s the Best Approach: Plugins or Custom Web Development?

What’s the Best Approach: Plugins or Custom Web Development?

PeteOctober 2, 2018

I just spent the entire morning debugging a customer whose WordPress installation had suffered from a collection of issues, seemingly all at once. Their business requires ongoing subscriptions for access to their product, and those subscriptions are running via a series of plugins that are integrated together, utilizing the...

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What's The First Step To Digital Marketing Success?What's The First Step To Digital Marketing Success?

What's The First Step To Digital Marketing Success?

PeteSeptember 25, 2018

This week’s post is a bit more back to basics… On so many introductory calls with prospective clients, we discuss their goals and objectives for a website redesign or redevelopment. For the most part, potential clients we speak with already have some level of understanding with regards to digital...

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Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?

Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?

PeteSeptember 18, 2018

Wow...! Can the title of a post be any more depressing?  We were first-hand witnesses last week to what happens when business owners neglect their custom-built software, and it wasn’t pretty. First, some background... A client resurfaced recently after 2 years of silence. Their site was deployed on a custom...

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Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?

Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?

PeteSeptember 11, 2018

Be forewarned that this is a long post, but necessary… I spend a lot of time thinking about the issues related to the business of web design and development. Not just from the perspective of agencies, designers and developers but how the medium as a whole compares to other assets that corporations build, maintain...

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