While the word perfect is highly subjective, I can state with some degree of confidence that the "perfect client" for us web designers would be a client that:
- Gives us complete creative control
- Tells us what they want
- Leaves us alone to get the job done (i.e., they aren’t a micro-manager)
However, I can tell you from my experience that having a client that goes overboard on those three things is far from perfect.
WebRTC, an open standard for real-time communication between web browsers, is a game-changing technology that’s projected to reach one billion devices by the end of 2013.
Google isn’t completely transparent with how web pages are ranked on their search engine results pages, but Google employee Matt Cutts has in the past confirmed that site speed does have a bearing on search engine ranking. Why? "Faster sites create happy users," Cutts said.
A recent study by Moz (producers of SEO software) carried out by data scientist Matt Peters along with Zoompf (a website performance platform) took an in-depth look at the correlation between site speed and Google search engine rankings.
The findings confirmed that website speed does matter when it comes to search engine rankings, but it’s Time To First Byte (TTFB) that makes the difference rather than page load times.
Flying somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, I wondered if I was making the right decision.
I had just spent two weeks away from my business on my honeymoon, and the net result of my thoughts led me to believe that selling my web design business was the best chance I had at making a difference in the world.
This is a free flat icon set that embodies the recently popular Flat Design aesthetic. This freebie containing 10 icons is provided to you in PNG and PSD formats.
Do you find that many of your web design projects start with great energy and clarity, only to slow down and get hairy a few weeks in?
I will discuss the typical problems that arise in web design projects, common solutions many of us have tried, and what actually worked for my company after 8 years of business: the Action Register.