Life is full of things we do because we have to. Trips to the DMV. Jury duty. Paying taxes. Dental appointments. Oil changes. These things are no fun. But as painful and tedious as these tasks are, the consequences of not doing them are far worse.
Spending $50 and an hour of your life getting an oil change sucks. ...Continue Reading
Let’s be honest, I code differently than you. And you code differently than the guy sitting next to you with Cheez-it crumb fingers playing Pokemon Go when no one is looking. So how can we (front end developers) make sure we are providing consistent high quality code across a team? ...Continue Reading
If you work at a membership-based organization such as a professional society, trade association or nonprofit, the situation below may sound familiar:
Your members have periodically asked you to provide them with ways to collaborate with each other. You decide to act on the request and build a new members only section on your website with frequently requested features such as a member directory,...Continue Reading
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how important it is for project and account managers at web development firms to have empathy. If you are able to see the world as your client does, chances are you are going to do a great job for them. You will be able to anticipate problems before they happen....Continue Reading
Our Brick Factory team recently moved into a new office in the McPherson Square area of Washington, DC. Our new space was previously occupied by a law firm with an affinity for wood paneling, ship drawings and 80s style carpet. Thankfully, as part of our lease we were given the opportunity to completely gut the space and rebuild to our exact specification. ...Continue Reading