These titles are sometimes used synonymously in the field.
When I first starting helping companies with their web presence,
it was almost always assumed that I'd be doing the programming,
graphics, managing the host server software, technical writing,
all of it. I'd ask clients, "Do you have any photos that I can use?"
"Any mail marketing materials?" "Logo graphic at least please?"
Today most companies, even small business owners have a better
understanding of why developing websites should ... read more
Let's assume that you are the director of web development or overseeing
programming for a large corporation. Let's also assume that you have some
experience and knowledge with the technologies used for the product
in development. Finally, let's assume that you understand most of what the programmers are telling you.
It is crucial that you have already have established a method of communication that is quick in
order to resolve current issues, concerns or question(s).
If you are bombarding your lead ... read more
You've been tasked with overseeing the development division
of your expanding company. How do you even begin if you aren't
a developer? (Please pardon the stereotypes, but) many programmers
and developers are often... well... different.
They may be extremely introverted to the point of being anti-social sometimes.
They speak odd languages full of acronyms, and they make jokes amongst themselves
that only they "get" or that are somehow encrypted in their most current, favorite
form of pigla ... read more
Serious programmers need solid blocks of time to produce at their best.
Speaking from experience, some of my most productive work has been accomplished in the evening.
Every distraction, be it a phone call, a web chat ping from a co-worker, a web conference or meeting
(also the time required right before to properly prepare to present specifics), random office chatter,
helping co-workers, answering questions, time required for quoting/estimating/documentation/logging time/and
other non-programmin ... read more
Though I have established accounts with many social networks,
I personally don't keep up with them. In fact I find that they waste a lot
of my time when I actually attempt to keep them updated. So why should your
company bother with social networking?
Popularity, More Exposure, & Search Engines
Given the time, I would keep up with them. I recognize the fact that
I could use a dedicated employee to take care of updating the
social networks daily, not just Facebook, Twitter,
and the big ... read more
Choosing the best software to use for your initial website can be a daunting task, even for developers.
We know that once a site is established, it can be difficult to go other routes or customize certain aspects.
This is the main reason why I'd recommend taking the time to thoroughly evaluate your opinions before choosing.
For this small site, I decided to not use a Content Management System for several reasons. I am
a web developer and simply prefer programming to making updates via an ad ... read more