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Musings

A blend of thoughts, insights and information generally inspired by good coffee.

How we charge for design projects and jobs

"How do you charge for a web design job?" is one of those questions that can often throw up some fairly complex answers, but it is one we try really hard to keep simple. Let’s start with what we do and then we’ll explain why we chose this route.

We…

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What your browser says about your website

We wrote a little about connecting to websites securely a while back, what it does and some reasons for using HTTPS. A couple of the major browser vendors have now brought the issue back into focus; you may have noticed if you use Chrome or Firefox…

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Say goodbye to minimum terms and release fees

We’re all very used to seeing minimum terms for things like broadband, electricity and insurance. These are all too often accompanied by release fees or early termination fees. Unfortunately this thinking has become increasingly prevalent in the worlds…

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When the conversation goes beyond web design

Often when we are commissioned to work on projects for start-ups or smaller businesses during the course of a conversation we are asked about pressing IT concerns outside the web sphere, such as computer hardware issues. "Oh, by the way, would you…

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Engaging new clients

Having been appraised of a recent experience with a company that charged for a first meeting, we thought we would set about explaining why we do not.

We put a lot of weight upon our client relationships and we work very hard to ensure they continue…

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