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October 27, 2017
We were contacted by a design and dev shop who was making a pitch to a new client to use Craft CMS for a site redesign. The whole deal was gated on Craft being able to get form submission data into the client’s Microsoft Dynamics GP install. Going from PHP into Windows usually includes a little bit of death and dismemberment, but we at Solspace dig on that sort of thing. So we took the deal.
October 18, 2017
You don’t have to worry, that Hori Hori (Dig Dig) tool is on its way to you straight from the Barebones Living warehouse. We made it look easy, but trust us when we say it wasn’t! Let’s pick up where we left off in Part 1 and see how the discovery process unfolded.
September 15, 2015
January 2015 was the first time in the 15 years I have been running Solspace that the words ‘lead’ or ‘prospect’ or ‘marketing’ became part of the conversation. Read on to find out what a bonehead I am.
August 24, 2015
“Why should I add that slider to the home page? It serves no real purpose. Is there a business case for it other than it’s slick?”
“JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!!”
August 17, 2015
“Well this proposal looks great. It looks like it is within budget. It captures the scope well. It even throws in some nice bonuses. Now let’s send it through the proposal approval goat rodeo and see if we can get a sign-off sometime before the Singularity.”
August 3, 2015
It doesn’t mean I miss deadlines or go over budget, quite the contrary. But I like a slow and steady coding style. The irony, and I’m not sure exactly how, is that I finish code really quickly, though it feels slow. Here’s how.
July 13, 2015
Entropy: “Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.”
June 23, 2015
Get angry at the right time, at the right things, at the right people, in the right way and for the right amount of time. This is from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. It’s a description of the temperate person and it’s a good measure of your ability to manage your relationships with clients, team, kids, parents, spouses, everybody.
June 15, 2015
“Ok so Mitchell, you are saying that you will not be finished on time? You’re saying that you will not be able to meet the deadline and the site will not launch as expected on the critical date established by the 15 global marketing teams globally, around the world, including Fiji, the Galapagos and Lubbock?”
“Well, no, that’s not what I said exactly. I said, if your team does not provide us with a valid, non-corrupted encryption key, we will not be able to meet the deadline. But you will notice, I hope, that it is currently out of my hands.”
June 2, 2015
Just because I am learning about marketing and sales this year and getting more systematic in how my company works with new clients doesn’t mean you are not still a flesh and blood human to me. You’re a record in my CRM, but no offense is intended. Honest!