Black Calculator Near Ballpoint Pen On White Printed Paper 53621

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.

Read More
Phil Hauser Zlojvmdn498 Unsplash

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

Read More
Heather with Umbraco MVP Award

Umbraco MVP 2019

I am honored to be recognized as an Umbraco MVP. The award was presented during the Codegarden Conference in Odense, Denmark on May 22, 2019.

Read More
hammer-hand-tools-measuring-tape-175039.jpg

Recommended Tools to Manage Digital Projects with Remote Team Members

Collaboration within a project team is, of course, necessary. When members of that team are geographically dispersed or include people from different organizations (for instance: freelancers, consultants, and clients), having the right tools to facilitate that collaboration efficiently is essential. Over the years of working with various teams, I have come to appreciate having certain tools available as part of any project. Ideally, your project management process includes all these tools.

Read More
achievement-agreement-arms-1068523.jpg

How an Industry Becomes a Community

Over 12 years ago I undertook a small research project – to find a Content Management System I could use for client websites. I had no idea how it would change my life.

Read More
CG2018-stage.png

Codegarden 2018 Talk Online Now

The video for my 2018 Codegarden talk "Umbraco Forms as the Ultimate Survey Tool" is now online. You can download the slides and find the code on GitHub.

Read More
capitalone-new.png

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.

Read More
Gray And Black Coin Operated Binoculars 3729216

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.

Read More
security_MkUi7vvu.jpg

24 Days Article: How to Register and Install a Free SSL Certificate on Umbraco Cloud

My article is included in the "Cloud Issue" of the 2017 "24 Days" collection.

Read More
uwestfest-2017-header.png