Tag Archives: web development

Six Business Mistakes We Made as an Agency

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Fourteen years ago, in the late summer of 2000,  we started our Web design and development agency, Pelago. We had new and shiny computers, a decent portfolio of work cobbled together, and a handful of clients. The creative work was fun, and we were good at it. The development work was challenging, and we were […]

Why Code Copyright Should Matter to Web Developers

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Most web designers and developers are familiar with copyright law. We make sure our web designs are not infringing on other’s work.  We purchase the proper licenses for fonts and photos. And we run the copy through plagiarism checkers. But what about the code we write? Code copyright is an issue we don’t think about […]

Htop, a Web Developer’s Best Friend

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Every web developer has had the unfortunate experience of their code going rogue and wreaking havoc on a server. An error in the code chewed up all the RAM. An ill-planned query maxed out the CPU and disk I/O, pushing load up too high. The server squawks and we have to do something to fix […]

Enabling the Autonomous Web Design and Development Team

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I recently took an extended road trip from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. Between visiting family and beer tasting, my time was spent working remotely. Armed with a laptop, smart phone, and a few cloud-based apps, it’s easier than ever for web designers and developers to work while on the road. The only challenge […]

How to Know When a Project is Managing You

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Managing web design and development projects is standard practice at any creative agency. However, even the best project manager will encounter a project that gets away from them. When projects get out of control, they take on a life of their own and start managing you. There are any number of reasons a project may become […]