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Making Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development TeamsMaking Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development Teams

Making Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development Teams

PeteOctober 10, 2019

Since I began my career in the software development business back in 1998, the world has gotten smaller and smaller. Today, the idea of a distributed team, or one in which members are geographically diverse, is acceptable not only in the agency world but at many client organizations as well. The fact is, we're all highly...

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What is Custom Web Design?What is Custom Web Design?

What is Custom Web Design?

PeteOctober 2, 2019

You may be asking yourself why I am dedicating a post to such a basic question. After all, custom web design and custom web development are our primary offerings at our agency, and we do mention them often in our blog. The evolution of the digital services space has muddied the waters somewhat, making it hard for...

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Ongoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf SoftwareOngoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf Software

Ongoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf Software

PeteSeptember 25, 2019

We met last week with a new client who is currently running off-the-shelf software and facing a dilemma. The next batch of required upgrades was adding up to an expense that they don't want to bear. Without going into too much detail, they are faced with a dependency-laden upgrade that requires updating the server,...

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When to Consider Custom Software DevelopmentWhen to Consider Custom Software Development

When to Consider Custom Software Development

PeteSeptember 11, 2019

For a trained digital professional, custom software development projects typically are easy to spot. During an introductory call with a potential client, we usually have a pretty good idea in our mind of whether the project at hand would be best served with off-the-shelf software or by being custom built. Sometimes, clients...

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Overcoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development ProjectOvercoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development Project

Overcoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development Project

PeteAugust 28, 2019

Originally Published July, 2018. Updated August, 2019. Over the years, one of the most prevalent issues we’ve seen during many digital production projects is chaos within clients’ internal organizations. From an agency standpoint, this is frustrating. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving their...

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NPG Staff Picks: Our Favorite Tools of 2019NPG Staff Picks: Our Favorite Tools of 2019

NPG Staff Picks: Our Favorite Tools of 2019

PeteJuly 30, 2019

As a team, one of our proudest service offerings is knowledge transfer. We spend countless hours improving our skills and capabilities, and to share that knowledge with clients (and others) is a rewarding experience. One area where one can consistently improve their efforts, and in a quick fashion, is by optimizing the tools...

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