May 2019: Custom Web Design & Development Blog

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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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5 Factors That Separate a $25,000 Digital Project From a $250,000 Project5 Factors That Separate a $25,000 Digital Project From a $250,000 Project

5 Factors That Separate a $25,000 Digital Project From a $250,000 Project

PeteMay 9, 2019

I was halfway through writing another post on an entirely different topic when, in typical fashion, I was distracted by another article discussing the Hertz / Accenture debacle . Since this is a relatively recent story, there are still many people publishing opinions about the case itself and the state of similar digital...

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Projects Can Fail at Any Scale: Accenture, Hertz, and a $32M LawsuitProjects Can Fail at Any Scale: Accenture, Hertz, and a $32M Lawsuit

Projects Can Fail at Any Scale: Accenture, Hertz, and a $32M Lawsuit

PeteMay 2, 2019

Projects can fail at any scale. But Why? The agency industry was abuzz last week with the news that Hertz, the global car rental chain, was suing Accenture for $32M over a failed web design and development project. Now, in fairness, it’s essential to understand that the project was complicated. This was a...

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