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Our First Web Reliability Consultation Proposal

May 25, 2019

Solspace has been in business 20 years. In that time we’ve learned one thing. People hire and retain us for our ability to help them make their websites reliable sources of income. Out of this we’re developing a Web Reliability consulting practice. We just submitted our first Web Reliability Consulting Proposal.

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Three Ways Your Relationship With Your Web Agency Can Last at Least Ten Years

May 25, 2019

They say that the average client / agency relationship lasts an average of 3 years. My experience is a little different. Here are three reasons why.

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I Don’t Know Who Does What On My Website!

March 28, 2019

You already know that your website is a principle source of revenue for your business. You know that your customers or clients will flow through it to reach you and pay you for your services. But with all the web experts out there, you don’t know who is responsible for what.

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A Distributed Team is Awesome: Craft CMS Integration with iMatrix Software

March 7, 2019

Hey Solspace, can you guys build, test and release an API integration plugin for Craft CMS in less than 48 hours?

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I Think My Web Development Agency Is Outgrowing Me

January 10, 2019

More than a few of you have said to me lately, “I think my current web development agency is outgrowing me. I feel like a small fish now, small potatoes. I don’t feel as important as I used to be.” If this is happening to you, you may be headed away from the important goal of achieving reliability with your web property.

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In Praise of Cool Clients Under Stress

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.

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The Greatest Generation AKA The IDGAF Generation

April 22, 2017

Yesterday I had my car into the dealer for a service. In walks an older gentleman and we spark up a conversation. Mind you, I’m also getting on in years so I usually just start talking out the side of my neck and hope for the best. He was nearly 90. He was a dyed in the wool, bonafide, card carrying member of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation. You’ll know why if you read on.

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More on the New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3

November 25, 2015

I found an Easter Egg in the new ExpressionEngine 3 service architecture that, although undocumented, is quite a useful resource for add-on developers and by extension designers and clients as well. It’s the CP/Filter service.

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How to Get Mitchell to Write Code for Free in 3 Easy Steps

July 6, 2015

Step 1, be a cool, fun client.
Step 2, demonstrate that you have been or will remain a cool, fun client.
Step 3, have a really funky, difficult, yet still somehow within reach problem to solve.

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You are now a record in my CRM

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!

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