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Rates and pricing tends to be a subject everyone's interested in but no one likes to discuss. Most people don't even like to post their rates. We love to. Look at our About Us page in our minimalistic nav above and you'll see our rates. $75/hr for development, $125/hr for project management & consulting. In case you're wondering, our rates are killer. Take a look at this interesting blog post from 2010 on Drupal shop rates accompanied by data from an informal poll over at Lullabot. Read more about Rates
Many, many years ago I worked at a digital ad agency and a junior programmer was interested in trying out database design. The DBA let him give it a try. The comment the DBA had for the junior programmer was that he had done exactly what was asked for, but you have to try to anticipate people changing their requirements, and have your design be able to accomodate that. In this case, the database was going to be for people to answer some survey questions. Read more about Expecting the Unexpected - mobile
So I'm finally continuing the thought I left hanging from the last blog post. More language problems. Sometimes things can mean more than one thing when said, and a prime example is integration. On a recent project we were tasked with integrating Drupal and CiviCRM with SugarCRM and a proprietary database based system. We didn't want to do direct writes to databases. You can tool easily mess up all sorts of things doing that.
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If you've been following my posts to Facebook you probably know I'm in China working with a client, and so might assume a blog post called Lanugage Problems would be about Mandarin and English. While the inspiration is drawn from my work with this client, all the language problems take place in English. Specifically, my issue is about technology.
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I've been in the web development game long enough to have clear memories of the slow movement from print paradigms shoe horned into marginally functional browsers on slow connections to the always on mobile device world and high speed bandwidth experiences we're at now. During that transition, I saw and participated in the development of information architecture and user experience design. At this point in time I think a lot of organizations and practictioners are still working with year 2000 models when other methodologies are much more effective. Read more about Information Architecture and Drupal development