Destroying the easy button | What WordPress can't do for you

What WordPress Can’t Do For You

We absolutely love WordPress, and we’ve pressed tens of thousands of words about why. But this article is here to help you understand what WordPress—or any content management system (CMS)—simply can’t do for you. WordPress Can’t Build Your Site for … Read More

Jigsaw puzzle | website complexity

Complexity in Web Development: A Simple Guide

On WPShout, a WordPress blog we run, I recently wrote about how long it takes a developer to do a number of discrete jobs in WordPress. The post was motivated by a great article at another site about how much … Read More

site support | understanding your options

Site Support: Understanding Your Options

This post is part of the Planning for Site Support course.

This post continues an earlier post on site support, which we can summarize as follows: You’re going to need site support. You’re going to need a plan for site support. We’ve also covered one of the best options for securing … Read More

happy web developer | press up

Cut Your Web Development Costs by Making Your Developer Happy

This post is part of the Care and Feeding of a Web Developer course.

In general, developers are a lot more flexible on price for projects they really want to work on, and a lot less flexible when they’ll have to grit their teeth for the money. Web developers are like anyone else: they … Read More

Flailing |Flailing website project

Controlling Website Costs: Don’t Flail

If you’re investing in a website, one of your primary concerns will naturally be to pay as little as possible. As we’ve argued before, looking only at cost is not the correct way to approach a website project. Rather, a … Read More

goal | web development goals

Great Web Projects Start With the Right Goals

One of the marks of good web professionals is that they’re partners in strategy. I recently spoke with Matt from 3thought, a graphic design team we love, about working with them on a redesign project. In the course of the … Read More