Based on my experience, when you’re developing apps for multiple mobile device platforms, there is a huge advantage to having your HTML5 mobile web developer lead the production effort as opposed to your native app developer (e.g., iOS, Android, etc.)
In this article, I’ll share my thoughts and opinions on why building mobile web apps first is a good strategy.
Content management systems are a wonderful tool for empowering website owners. Most of us have witnessed the power and ease of use of CMSs like Drupal and WordPress. They have changed the web development industry in a significant way.
Now, even average Internet users who have very little technical knowledge can have the ability to run and manage websites without any help from trained web developers.
Because of this CMS revolution, a major segment of the web development industry — dedicated to developing simple to complex CMSs for a broad set of users and premium themes for popular publishing platforms — has blossomed.
We’ve all had that client. The one who comes to you with a huge, complicated assignment and proceeds to be a gigantic pain in the rear about it. They do things like neglecting to answer their phone or email, change their minds a dizzying number of times about details in the design, all the while demanding that you do the impossible in a matter of minutes. Oh, and did they mention they expect you to do these things free of charge?
We are used to reading advice on how to attract and keep clients, but sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned in a business relationship. The more common scenario of a relationship gone bad is when the hired person (the web professional, in our case) is fired because they didn’t render the services as expected.
It’s more unusual to hear stories of the hired professional walking out on the client. We don’t hear about it because the client is supposed to be king, and we are supposed to keep them satisfied.
But what do you do when the king becomes a tyrant? You may decide that it would be best to fire them.
We could all be more productive. There are many things we can do — some big, some small — that will enhance the way we work and improve the outcomes of our activities.
Although I can’t promise that I’ll be able to help you cure all your productivity ailments, I do hope that I can provide you with a few useful, solid tips on streamlining your web development workflow and making every part of the development cycle move quickly and smoothly.
As a web designer, you’re probably having to constantly sell your ideas and promote yourself. You have to sell your work to your clients, your co-workers and your bosses.
The struggle, of course, is that self-promotion can be a tricky game to play.
A long time ago, I heard one businessman ask another, "What can I do to help you out?"
The man thought for a moment, and then said, "The best thing you can do for me is refer someone else my way."
He was probably right. Because customers value the advice of people they know, referrals are often the best leads a business can get.