Archive for the ‘Videos and Podcasts’ Category

The Initial Web Design Proposal

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

The initial proposal is a document that provides a basic outline of the web site project. It contains enough detail to give the prospective client a general idea of what you would be delivering, but it leaves out the specifics that you would later detail in the actual web design contract.

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Getting your first web design client and your web design portfolio.

Friday, August 8th, 2008

In the following session, I outline what you need to have on your web design business web site. So we are talking about contact phone numbers, examples of your previous work etc…

For many though, since they are just starting out, they may have no commercial work to show – no worries, I provide you with a couple of strategies to make up for that.

Finally, I also get into how you can land your very first web design client.

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Database Basics – a little non nerd theory

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Databases are backbone of so much these days (on the Web and in business in general) and as such, any self-respecting nerd should know at least a little bit about them.

In a nutshell:

A database is typically just a piece of software that acts like a virtual filing cabinet. Depending on the TYPE of database, they can come equipped with all kinds of extra features that make managing a lot of data easier.

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Do you need web design school?

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

This is the first of a new series of podcast that I am creating called: ‘Ask a web nerd.’

Not the greatest title, but I hope it tells something about this series; I will be answering common questions put to me by people everyday. Questions about anything regarding web design, web programming, getting into the web design game etc …

In this podcast, I will answer a common question put to me every so often:

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Business of Web Design – Introduction

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The ‘Business of Web Design’ is an audio book/podcast series that teaches you how to start and build a home based web design business.

I am still currently in the process of fleshing out all the details, but I do have a lot down on paper. I am very close to being ready to record the first (of many) sessions and I expect to have something out this week.

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Beware of new technology

Monday, July 7th, 2008

In the following podcast, I outline my reasons why it is dangerous to jump into any new technologies whether it be a new programming language a piece of software or hardware.

For those of you that are impatient – it comes down to two things:

  1. New technology typically is full of bugs.
  2. New technology may not last, leading you to a dead end.

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The three critical aspects of a website.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

What are the three most important aspects of a web site? Let’s start with the bullet points:

  1. Content
  2. Ease of use
  3. Design aesthetics

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