Out with the old and in with the new

Welcome to our new website. I never imagined how closely aligned building a website and constructing a building really were. But how could I? I’ve never been as deeply involved in website development as I have this time around. I’ve always touted the importance of taking the time upfront for “discovery”, a word they use a lot in the web world, for planning, making certain everyone’s objectives are aligned, having the right people in place, at the right times, and it was no different in the case of our new site.

As we all know, there’s a lot of moving pieces to a building project; the same holds true for a website. Our blueprints and shop drawings are wireframes and mindmaps in the digital world. Our tools of the trade are their XMind, Drupal and Balsamiq. We design, they design. We develop, they develop. We measure, they measure. It’s downright uncanny how similar this is.

And in the end, in the construction world and the world of websites, we’re both after the same things. A beautiful and pleasing result, a great user-experience and some positive feedback about the job we did. Let me know what you think, about this digital project or any construction project. I’d like to hear from you.