Case Studies

The High Cost of Bargain Design

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Case Studies

I recently had a conversation with a future client who fell victim to this all-to-common issue. She went with a guy who talked the talk, but when challenged played the non-disclosure card. He kept telling her that he couldn’t show her examples of artistic work and SEO results because of competition issues. This is absolute hooey, but sounds good when you’re on the receiving end. She has recently decided that the bargain route was too expensive.

Clearly Define Your Goals and the Work is Easier

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Case Studies

Gone are the days of assuming the Internet is a passing fad. No website is as bad for business as no business card or telephone number. Even if all you want to do is a simple about us page with some contact information, it’s vital that you get this done. That being the case, I can direct you to some folks who will do it on the cheap (I might even do it if I have the time). If you want to take full advantage of all the web has to offer, however, you’ll need to develop a strategy and talk to someone who can help you develop it.

How to Tell if Your Web Designer is an Idiot

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Case Studies

Unfortunately, there is no governing body for licensing or certifying designers. There is no specific set of courses one must complete or set of books one must read to make a business out of design. As a result, the first time someone figures out how easy it is to make a site with a WYSIWYG editor (like Frontpage or some other equally evil monstrosity), they hang out the shingle as a “designer” and wait for the business to pour in.