It’s time that business owners—the ones who buy websites—face a simple economic truth, painful as it might be.  Save for a few isolated charity cases, family favors, and students trying to build up a portfolio, nobody is going to invest their heart and soul into creating a unique high quality website design for you if…Continue Reading “Why Expensive Design is Cheap and Cheap Design is Expensive”

Writing code is mostly science, but it’s also partly an art form.  In fact learning to program is quite similar to learning to be a ninja.  It’s all about being silent and fast.  Or at least that’s how your programs should be.  When you’re coding for the web, it’s even more important to get that…Continue Reading “Writing Code for Better Performance”

A few years ago a new programming language called Ruby arrived on the scene amidst a huge fanfare, being hyped as the next big thing in online programming.  And then it just sort of blurred into the background. Ruby is to the programming world almost analogous to what the MacBook is to the computing world. …Continue Reading “Ruby: what is its true value?”

The changes in technology have created a bell curve in terms of typical access speeds, and the unfortunate problem is that most designers are still stuck at the top of the curve.  They don’t seem to have noticed its downward plunge. What happened is that in the earliest days of the web, most home-based users…Continue Reading “Optimizing for Speed: How & Why”

Everyone knows that in the web design business, quality is more important than quantity.  Creating a large number of low quality web pages won’t normally result in as much success a making a smaller quantity of high quality pages.  But if you can improve the efficiency of your methods, you can produce a larger number…Continue Reading “Efficient Design and Development Methods”