Tag Archives: web design

9 Different Ways to Lose a Client

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Clients are the backbone of any creative or web design agency. A client is more than just a source of revenue — they provide referrals and ties to the business community. Treat one client well, and more will follow. Let ego or indifference get in the way, and you may lose more than just the one client. […]

Managing Web Design Projects with Scrum

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Photo credit: VFS Digital Design Successful web design and development agencies share the same passions — we want to do good work and see our clients succeed. Because the web is a relatively new medium and is evolving every day, traditional software development processes can often get in the way. Designing and developing web sites requires […]

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 […]

SXSW Interactive 2013 in Pictures

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The Intervals team recently returned from another week-long stint in Austin, Texas, for the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival. We had lots of fun, and discovered once again that there is a lot of good stuff going on outside the official venues. And if you walk as much as we did, you are guaranteed to find […]

Tracking Design Deliverables with Task Tracking Software

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Creative agencies providing graphic design and web design services traditionally work  through a series of deliverables during a design project. Some of these deliverables are for internal review only, and some are presented to the client. Keeping track of all these deliverables can be tricky. Who’s working on what sketches? When is the final comp […]

The Oft Forgotten Post-Launch Phase of Web Design and Development Projects

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Web design and development agencies have clearly defined processes for building and launching web sites. The process typically covers every phase of a web design and development project — from signing the contract to pushing the final web site live. I’ve seen creative naming conventions used for project phases; for example, Discover, Design, Develop, Deploy. […]