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Let's Get Real: Predicting Budgets for Custom Design and Development ProjectsLet's Get Real: Predicting Budgets for Custom Design and Development Projects

Let's Get Real: Predicting Budgets for Custom Design and Development Projects

PeteJune 24, 2019

Be prepared, this is another post where I'm going to dig into the continuing idea of pricing divergence in this industry. I was speaking with someone recently, in fact, a small business owner, about a project we were bidding. I said, "the client said they have a budget of $40,000, and honestly, that won't be...

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Tips for Splitting a Custom Software Project Into PhasesTips for Splitting a Custom Software Project Into Phases

Tips for Splitting a Custom Software Project Into Phases

PeteJune 17, 2019

Custom software projects move the needle. Whether you are building out custom website features, software as a service, or an internal-use system that will overhaul the way you conduct your business, custom software offers your organization the opportunity to streamline, optimize and offer customers experiences that otherwise...

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Responsibly Planning Timelines for a Custom Web Design ProjectResponsibly Planning Timelines for a Custom Web Design Project

Responsibly Planning Timelines for a Custom Web Design Project

PeteJune 7, 2019

Over numerous blog posts, we’ve discussed the positives of undergoing custom web design projects for both your company and your users. However, we haven’t really covered how to responsibly set expectations for both yourself as the client and your company in terms of timeframes. Custom web design has its benefits,...

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The Case Against Off-the-Shelf WordPress ThemesThe Case Against Off-the-Shelf WordPress Themes

The Case Against Off-the-Shelf WordPress Themes

PeteMay 29, 2019

One of the features that make WordPress so appealing as a CMS platform is the ability to quickly stand up an installation and get your new website online. This is partly made easy by the fact that WordPress has so many themes to choose from. Each install comes with the base theme, which is typically updated with each major...

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Essential Considerations When Planning Third-Party IntegrationsEssential Considerations When Planning Third-Party Integrations

Essential Considerations When Planning Third-Party Integrations

PeteMay 23, 2019

One of the advancements in the software development world over the past five or ten years is the ease at which software is extensible via the usage of third-party platforms. For the most part, this is because the API, or application programming interface, is now more or less standard fare for most software packages. The...

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What's the Bare Minimum Level of Maintenance Your Site Needs to Run Reliably? (Copy)What's the Bare Minimum Level of Maintenance Your Site Needs to Run Reliably? (Copy)

What's the Bare Minimum Level of Maintenance Your Site Needs to Run Reliably? (Copy)

PeteMay 17, 2019

I spend a lot of my time talking to potential clients who are interested in website maintenance services. Many agencies don’t want to bother with maintenance, with many thinking it’s a burden dealing with ongoing requests. Honestly, day-to-day support is sorta fun, because it adds a layer of unpredictability to...

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