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The Web Design Debate: Mobile-First or Desktop-First?The Web Design Debate: Mobile-First or Desktop-First?

The Web Design Debate: Mobile-First or Desktop-First?

PeteFebruary 11, 2019

This week, I want to focus on something that comes up all-too-often on calls I have with potential customers. It’s the idea of mobile-first web design. I’ve heard this from so many prospects, which is something that I consider somewhat shocking. I think what bothers me the most about this is that the noise for so...

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7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign

7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign

PeteJuly 31, 2018

Having worked since 2001 on planning, designing and building out digital redesign projects, I can typically see whether a project will ultimately be successful or run into turbulence based on the planning and preparedness of the client or project team (and, in some cases, the agency doing the work as well). Website redesign...

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Design and Front-End Development: A Perfect Marriage?Design and Front-End Development: A Perfect Marriage?

Design and Front-End Development: A Perfect Marriage?

PeteApril 23, 2018

I got into a spirited discussion on Twitter with some designers this weekend. I don’t know why, as I don’t often get sucked into Twitter debates, but the topic at hand was of interest. As we went back and forth, it dawned on me that it may be of interest to our clients as well. Basically, the argument...

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Should You Design Your Website In-House?Should You Design Your Website In-House?

Should You Design Your Website In-House?

PeteFebruary 23, 2018

Deciding whether you should design your website in-house or source the work out to a third party is a debate that many companies have at some point (though, in reality, there isn’t much to debate these days). In short, the resounding answer is: No, you should never try to design your website with your in-house...

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Hawaii: When Bad UX Causes Mass HysteriaHawaii: When Bad UX Causes Mass Hysteria

Hawaii: When Bad UX Causes Mass Hysteria

SebastienJanuary 17, 2018

BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Not a great way to start your day, but that’s the alert many panicked Hawaiians received this past weekend. Luckily, it was a false alarm, but those 38 minutes of uncertainty definitely scared a lot of people. So,...

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Modular Web Design: The Age Of “Templates” is OverModular Web Design: The Age Of “Templates” is Over

Modular Web Design: The Age Of “Templates” is Over

PeteJanuary 23, 2017

Last Updated January 29, 2019 This is a post that is long overdue. After all, usually most ideas or new techniques we write about we didn’t spend years developing. But this is one of those concepts that come along every few years that is a true game changer in the web design and content management space....

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