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Archive of: 2014

Episode 15 – Time management | Panic Develop Till it's Done!

This week Ben and I talk about time management. We talk about how we've managed time in the past, and the virtues of the Pomodoro system.

24 December 2014

Episode 14 – Hosting | It's like tyres!

After an accidental 'break' last week, this time Mark and I chat about different types of Web Hosting. We cover support levels and also ask whether it's a good idea for a web developer or designer to offer or provide hosting to clients.

18 December 2014

Episode 13 - Design for Developers | Too Many Biscuits!

This week Mark and I talk about Design for Developers. How much we need to be involved in the design process and whether we even should be!

01 December 2014

Episode 12 - Project X part 1 | Very respectful to Begonias

Mark's embarking on Project X so we have a chat about what he's planning, where things could be tweaked, and get into some discussion on 'hamburger' menus, avoiding jQuery use if possible and Lazy Loading elements on infinite scrolling sites.

24 November 2014

Episode 11- Interview with Malc from Fluid2

For this – the first of our interview episodes – we talk to Malcolm Coombes, Creative Director at Fluid2, a Digital Creative Agency based in the South West of England. Malc gives some good advice to Freelancers working with Creative Agencies, positioning oneself in the 'industry', and up-selling to clients.

19 November 2014

Episode 10 - Pricing | Mr Furtwangler I presume.

This week we discuss the thorny issue of pricing. We cover working out what to charge, how to deal with push back from clients and times we've got it wrong.

10 November 2014

Episode 9 – Deployment | Eating out of a bin.

This week Ben and I talk about how best to manage deployment from a local development environment to a live server, particularly for WordPress sites, though the ideas should work with any site or CMS. We discuss how to manage deployment with Git, synchronising WordPress databases,  whether using the command line is simpler in many cases and much more besides.

03 November 2014

Episode 8 – Geek Mental Help Week | Don't Push Over a Cow!

This week Ben and I record a special episode for Geek Mental Help Week and talk a bit about its origins and what's happening this week. But we mostly talk about our own experiences with depression and how we handled it.

27 October 2014

Episode 7 - Why wordpress? | Can you ruffle a beak?

In this Relative Paths Podcast we discuss why we tend to work with WordPress for web design and development, some favourite plugins and some other CMS's.

20 October 2014

Episode 6 - Ch-ch-ch-Changes | Hiding In The Toilet - Relative Paths

This week we set out to talk about how and why one might want to get into the web industry and responding to change. But due to recent events and the soul searching by many in 'the industry' we soon get sidetracked into talking about victimisation on the web and the general state of things. 

13 October 2014

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