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4 Things Agencies Usually Forget to Address When Bidding on Web Projects

Running a profitable web development project is always challenging. In my experience while working with Agencies, there are a few things I’ve found that should be addressed up-front, which will save headaches – and cost overruns – later.

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How to Plan External Data Integrations for Your Umbraco Site

It’s extremely common for a corporate website to require integration with some sort of external data. In my work, I have encountered variations in the ways that data gets pulled-in, and the ways it gets used on-site. An important thing to remember about Umbraco is that when a site is architected properly, it works seamlessly with anything you can access through some sort of common interface – basically anything that ASP.Net can handle, Umbraco can utilize. I’ve found that there are three important questions to consider when designing your integration setup

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Dumbing Down Design: The Appification of Everything

Something I’ve noticed recently has been the effect of mobile device usage on web application design – perhaps to the benefit of phone users – but often to the detriment of desktop/laptop computer users.

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The Challenge of Picking Up Someone Else’s Codebase

The thing that many non-developers don’t understand is that coding is equal parts science – and art.

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uWestFest 2016 Videos Now Online

My talk on the Grid Editor as well as ALL the awesome uWestFest 2016 sessions - online now! Check 'em out.

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ContextConfig v.1.1 Released

Today I've just released version 1.1 of ContextConfig. The main update is support for overriding ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["key"] to check the ContextConfig file before defaulting to the web.config value.

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ContextConfig C# Library

I’ve just released version 1 of the ContextConfig library on GitHub as well as an umbraco package. I've got a demo video as well.

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Video - Frontend Fundamentals: Working in an Umbraco development team

I had the pleasure of speaking at uWestFest in March and have since created a video version of my talk.

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An interesting perspective: FB Fan Page or Website?

This is a great post by Guy Kawasaki about why he decided to create a FB Fan page for his new book launch, rather than a separate custom website. I think “speed of implementation” is a great motivation for going this route. However, I might argue his point that a website would cost significantly more than a custom souped-up Fanpage.

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