The most important quality to look for in a developer

There are a lot of posts lately about how to develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with your clients. I definitely applaud the discussion, and I certainly try very hard to do so with my own clients. But there’s an aspect of this relationship which is not often part of the discussion: chemistry. When we looked around for a 

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I messed-up: 4 lessons I learned about time estimates.

I am not someone who easily admits I’m wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m often wrong. I just don’t admit it. Especially when it comes to my area of expertise. So this post is particularly hard for me to do. Inspired by the work of Brené Brown on vulnerability, I write this because never admitting you are wrong is 

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How do you infuse your brand into a custom app? [App Feature Scribble]

A while back, I was watching a documentary on the Château de Chambord. They were looking at its very special and complex architecture trying to find hints of Leonardo da Vinci’s involvement, and so I got to see the master’s notebooks again. I’ve always been fascinated by da Vinci’s notebooks, full of scribbles and sketches, sometimes even one on 

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A fresh take on ordering translation services [App Feature Scribble]

A while back, I was watching a documentary on the Château de Chambord. They were looking at its very special and complex architecture trying to find hints of Leonardo da Vinci’s involvement, and so I got to see the master’s notebooks again. I’ve always been fascinated by da Vinci’s notebooks, full of scribbles and sketches, sometimes even one on 

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Look back sometime

I have not written in a while for two reasons: the first is that I have my head down in a very cool project with a client, and still working full time on building my new company nibnut. I tend to isolate myself when the crunch happens, (not good – working on that) and that means I 

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Experts are so worth it.

The best results can only be achieved using an expert and great tools. We all feel our expertise and knowledge “bleeds” outside our true expertise and knowledge. Programmers *cough!* Me! *cough!*, for instance, and web programmers in particular, tend to think they can also do decent design work. Sometimes they do happen to be good at 

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Small is successful

There’s a lot of talk about success these days, at least on my channels, and how it is measured. I think success is a personal thing: it’s likely not the same for everybody. Yet, all the success stories we hear about in the business world are of one of two types: small businesses that were bought 

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