Log

Discussion and opinion on design, development, business and culture in a digital world.

Focus on the big picture

By Micah Slavens on Sept. 28, 2010

We’ve all dealt with people who get too caught up in the details. Whether it’s a project, a trip, a committee or a team, sometimes people lose sight of the big picture.

A lesson from Aesop

By Kristi Slavens on Sept. 21, 2010

Aesop. We’ve all heard of the storyteller from ancient Greece, and at some point in our lives, we’ve most likely read and learned from his famous fables.

Don't think about that yet

By Micah Slavens on Sept. 10, 2010

Keeping projects on task can be a challenge. To ensure things keep moving, you need to help your clients (and team) know when to think and when to move on.

The problem with referrals

By Micah Slavens on Sept. 10, 2010

Referrals are usually great. Our entire business is built on them. But there’s a catch: people who refer you are basing their recommendation on their experience.

Building a community around a brand

By Micah Slavens on Aug. 28, 2010

Building a community around a brand used to mean setting up a discussion forum on your website and letting people comment on a corporate blog. Now, that’s a pretty low bar.

A shoemakers shoes

By Micah Slavens on Aug. 16, 2010

It’s not easy to find time to work on your own stuff.

Better Communication

By Tim Sloan on March 19, 2010

Things work out much MUCH better when the communication is clear and concise.

Do you appreciate failure?

By Tim Sloan on April 10, 2009

I used to teach a few classes on various aspects of web development at the University of Alberta and one of the things I would say to boost the students’ confidence was, “every mistake you make, I’ve made a dozen times.”

Optimize your website for humans

By Tim Sloan on Feb. 17, 2009

You don’t need to go crazy optimizing for search engines! Remember that there are humans reading the content on your websites, and the content should be written with them in mind first.

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