Our blog post about the mega footer is the number one result when searching for "mega footer" on Google. As a result, it is one of our most popular blog posts and reflects the people's interest in this particular navigation device.
A few days ago I was chatting to a mate about watching the England game on Saturday evening and he told me it was only possible by paying £5 and streaming it through the web. Yesterday, I saw that this very topic had made the front page of NMA and since these two topics are very close to my heart I thought I’d put my two pennies worth in!
Until recently I'd not done the weekly grocery shop online, somewhat lame given that I work in the digital industry and wrote my dissertation on the "technological advancements in the supermarket sector" some 10 years ago.
Our big news of the week is the Steve has finally done the decent thing and married Becs. Friday was the day and they had a lovely wedding at the Church in Leigh Woods followed by a fantastic reception at Cadbury House.
Since moving away from hands on project management a couple of years ago I'd forgotten some of the trials and tribulations of getting sites live to agreed timescales. These were brought back to me recently as we put two sites live for one client within a couple of days of each other. Having been a project manager for a number of years the experience of old soon came rushing back. The most important thing during the pressurised time of go-live is communication. Therefore having the right communication tools in place is essential to delivery.
One of the things I really want to make sure we do at Gibe is make sure we're writing great code. I don't want any buggy as hell, written by developers a couple of weeks before go live who are doing 14 hour days, barely tested, held together by blind luck and duct tape, we'll fix in the mythical "phase 2" code.
I passed the 70-564 Microsoft exam on Saturday and the 70-536 exam on the previous Thursday. That gives me a MCTS: NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications and a MCPD: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Today we found out that we've been listed as a top 10 "agency to watch" in the South West. The directory has been complied by Bristol Media and lists the top 100 creative agencies in the South West. Whilst we're too new to be in the list - and might struggle since it's based on turnover we've been nominated as an agency to watch. This is a massive coup for us since we only formed in 2009 and have spent the last few months working really hard setting up the business and delivering projects for our clients.
Bring on the 2010 directory - we're aiming to break into the top 100 list!
Having worked within project management and client services in the digital industry for over 8 years I've learnt a few tough lessons and thought I'd share some useful tips on it with you.
I've developed quite a few ecommerce sites and over time have gained a good understanding of what makes a successful site. It's amazing how often I see fundamental usability issues when shopping online. It's especially important with ecommerce to get these things right as you can immediately see a difference in conversion and sales.