The Cheap and The Quick: Part 1

Aug 22, 2016

Speed is king on the web. Having a faster website than your competitor can mean the difference between keeping or losing a potential customer. A question that has been bugging me though is; should speed be king when it comes to having your site created?

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The Clarity

Jul 31, 2016

I know this place has been quiet lately, but there is good reason for it. For the last month or so my fellow LABOV co-worker Lauren De La Cruz and I have been putting the finishing touches on our in-house web process. It has been over two years in the making, but we now have a comprehensive method for us to efficiently and intelligently develop websites where we work, LABOV. It guides us through everything from the first client call all the way to launch day and beyond.

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Field Noted

Apr 7, 2016

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine, Heather, asked if I had time to meet for lunch. We picked a time and met at one of the many taquiera sprouting up here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Normally we get together two or three times a year as an excuse to eat tacos and commiserate about the ups and downs of working in the design field. Nice person that she is, Heather always has a small gift for me. Something from the garden, or a sample of a new recipe she’s working on. (Manors-wise, I could learn a lot from Heather.) This time though, she had a much bigger surprise in store for me.

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The Return to Pulse

Apr 5, 2016

And just like that I’m moving my site back to [Pulse CMS](http://pulsecms.com). Nothing against [Statamic](http://statamic.com), I think it’s a great flat-file CMS, but I don’t have the luxury of time to learn its structure, syntax, YAML and the rest right now.

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The Start of Statamic

Sep 8, 2015

Over Labor Day weekend I got it in my head to change things up a bit with rustbelt.co. I had an unused license for Statamic going to waste, so I switched my site from WordPress. I decided to make the switch because I use WordPress almost exclusively at work, and I realized this site is a perfect opportunity to learn a new CMS.

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