Our main offices are located in the Philippines, where the people have recently elected a new president promising "change". One of his main campaign slogans was "Change is Coming". It's simple, and is an extremely effective way of conveying that…
Last November, my wife Paulyn and I decided that we wanted to offer our pastor, Al Termulo of Christ Enthroned Church, a larger capacity hosting account and to clean up his current website. We called him up and a few days later, we met with him at our office. We discussed some of the limitations of their existing site as well as his vision for a new website. During our meeting, it became clear to both Pastor Al and myself that this had the potential to become an extraordinary website. We agreed to pursue the new website and to start gathering ideas, internally and externally and with the help of Marky Alviento, by mid-January we already had some preliminary content ready and we began building out the new site.
Today, things are quite different. In less than 2 years, my one-man show has somehow ballooned into a company of 15 employees. How did that happen, you ask?
When Paulyn and I started this company years ago, we did so with one main principle in mind; to continually and consistently provide the best service to our clients at the lowest price possible. Back then, it was just my wife and my kids, Thea Angela and Tristan Angelo, who helped me provide services to our clients.
Today, my kids are grown up and I am older, but we still hold that same principle close to our heart, and we instill the same belief and work ethic in every person we employ.
A writer can write more stories but he’s not sure whether all of his novels or stories will become best sellers. A musician or a songwriter can create songs but not all of it will be classics. A painter can paint thousands of paintings but the percentage of his works to become a masterpiece is still unsure. In photography, a photographer’s first 10,000 pictures are his worst. A graphics artist can design more artworks but the possibility that all of his works will be approve by a client is still unsure. If you do this for a living what will you choose between “Quantity or Quality”? Some may think that it is quantity over quality but others think it is the other way. In my opinion I chose “Quality over quantity”.
Even though I have little experience, I would like to give some tips to those who are planning on becoming a software developer. Although I do not claim to have much programming wisdom or experience, but because these tips have always helped me, I’m going to share them to you.
Your website project is not an easy thing to do. You might find it simple but there are functionalities that you may want to put in. A simple widget may take intense programming. A slider may need a perfect image sizing. And there’s a lot more.
I believe that there are many ways to communicate with your customers. Either through phone calls, emails, instant message or even through a blog post. These are all valid ways of communicating with your clients, although these are not exclusive. Our obligation is to find out which method will work best.