It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. The metaphor will always be there. A website is a house. Strategic design is the house architecture. Development and implementation are a team of contractors building out the blueprints. And getting the content in? That’s moving day. The metaphor would be tired, […]
Corey asks Deane a brutally honest question: as non-developers, why should we care about hosting at all? Then, Elias Lundmark, product manager for cloud hosting at Optimizely, joins us to talk about website hosting in common terms — cloud versus on-premises, the reality (and politics) of “five 9s” and the things you need to understand before choosing a hosting provider or vendor offering.
Corey and Deane talk about a Donald Rumsfeld quote, and about the concept of “unknown unknowns.” Then, Cathy McKnight, Chief Problem Solver and lead analyst for The Content Advisory, joins us to talk about selecting a content management system — the process for choosing a system, how a CMS selection analyst can help keep vendors honest, and what to do if you’re selecting on your own.
Corey and Deane discuss the three parts of selecting a CMS: requirements, tool, and development team. Then, Joe Kepley, chief technical officer at Blend Interactive, joins us to discuss the world of translating design and IA into code within a content management system — including balancing groundbreaking design with realistic engineering — and the need to tie high-level project goals into the real nuts and bolts of code.
It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. I learned a big lesson when transitioning from the world of advertising copywriting — where words are tasked with driving a reaction, regardless of how clear that reaction might be — to the world of writing for the web: websites (and web […]
It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. A few months ago, I gave an internal “lunch and learn” presentation on a topic that is very personal to me — and, one that may have helped spur my entire career path. I taught everyone how to organize a record collection. […]
It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. Back in 2010, I discovered content strategy. I wrote a blog post, and that blog post was retweeted by someone named Kristina Halvorson. I had no idea who she was, but a quick search revealed she just wasn’t a random person: she […]
It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. I remember when I first attached an analytics suite to my blog. It was 2005, and it was a WordPress app called “Mint” — not the financial tracking service, but an independent analytics tracking service that I barely knew how to use. […]
We had a great time talking with Paula Land about inventories, audits, and giant reams of paper.
It’s The Web Project Guide Podcast, and we made you a new episode. The web industry is an industry built on the shoulders of those who came before us. CSS did not sprout fully formed from initial planning sessions, but as a gradual set of parameters that built upon the early design methods of the […]