Tag Archives: outsourcing
How to make Running Shoes pay the Mortgage

How to make Running Shoes pay the Mortgage

Back in 2008 I was feverishly trying to turn a few small websites of mine into something more than just a waste of time. I had invested as many as seven years into some of them. I worked through countless iterations. I change features and logos and colors and anything else that I could think […]

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Thoughts on croud-sourced logo design

Thoughts on croud-sourced logo design

The following fragments come from a conversation with a client who was using 99designs to produce a logo for her website. I thought they would be useful and instructive. Hopefully my designer friends will chime in and tell me if my advice was sensible, but the most important part in my view was the opportunity […]

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The story of good web design

The story of good web design

So I just posted about the myth of the perfect web developer and then I saw this story of iterative web design. It’s so true it hurts! In fact, it was so painful that I wanted to point out that giving a good, qualified web developer or designer the flexibility and resources to go through […]

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The myth of the perfect programmer (or marketer)

The myth of the perfect programmer (or marketer)

Cool looking actor #1: “It’s the pentagon. Do you think we can just walk right in and take whatever documents we want?” Geeky looking actor #2: “Watch me turn this wrigley’s gum wrapper, a AAA battery and some titanium shavings from my laptop case into an instant bypass of this multi-million dollar security system”. Don’t […]

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Please build my website for Free

Please build my website for Free

I’m working on a report that teaches you how to hire out web development. While working on it I remembered a video I saw a while back that offers perspective on the give and take in a client/vendor service relationship. Here it is: It’s pretty clear, based on the awkwardness of these situations, that asking […]

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