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February 20, 2019
Web development can be a lot like driving in traffic. You’re inching along, making a little progress, but honestly not enough to get you there before you’ve spent an all-nighter on the highway in the snow. Instead of turning back like a sane person, you press on. I mean hey, you have already invested this much time right?
August 18, 2018
We’re headed into another major website launch this coming week. I was shaving just now and thinking about the details of the launch. It’s a Craft CMS site so our expertise and experience there along with it’s proven excellence are reducing my stress level. But the main thing that is putting me more at ease about this big one is the client. We’re dealing with consumate professionals here. By that I mean real humans who bring to their work real problem-solving skills who have real life experience backing them up.
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.
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!!!!”
July 20, 2015
We’ve built a lot of Single Sign-on (SSO) systems for our clients over the years. They’re fun, I think, because they’re so painful. You like pain too? Oh good, then read on.
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.”
May 4, 2015
“Most of us intuit on some level that the value of our work, not the volume of our praise, is what will bring us lasting fulfillment.” - David Zweig
April 13, 2015
Opportunistic is an adjective with a bad rap. If you claim it, people might think you’re ready and waiting to take advantage of others. They’ll expect the worst from you. Connotative synonyms for opportunistic include unscrupulous, unprincipled, devious and cunning – but also resourceful and adaptable which are more in line with the word’s first definition “taking advantage of opportunities”. There’s an old Winston Churchill line that goes, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”