Now that we're wrapping our first large-scale Craft CMS build, I want to take some time to reflect on Craft itself, speaking to how it compares to ExpressionEngine, a tool we have used for a number of years and a platform from which Craft was clearly inspired.
Sometime in the early fall of 2010, an old friend of mine mentioned a conference unlike any other was happening the following summer. It was to be called the World Domination Summit, held in Portland, and she wanted some company. Naturally, I chuckled a little but was intrigued.
In the world of client services, no matter how skilled you are at the actual output of design and development, the true barometer on the success of a project is the satisfaction of the client. Client satisfaction is something that can be very hard to manage, especially with technical dev-oriented builds, but is absolutely paramount to ensure success for both the product at hand and the relationship between agency and client. Client satisfaction starts early and needs to be accounted for often, always keeping expectations in check, and communication lines open.
It was the first time the three of us ventured out together; in the physical sense, that is. We'd been a team remotely—online and in chat—for almost a handful of months already. But this was the first time we were all together in the same space representing our growing agency.