Category: How we work
3 things you get when you share your budget
You’re vetting service providers for a website redesign or other digital initiative and you’re working within a budget. You should hold your cards close. Right? That’s how you compare options and get the most value for your money. We’re here to make the case that, oftentimes, with the type of work we do, keeping your […]
When did Clockwork get in the change management business?
We’ve always been here. Our work is focused on transforming business by uniting people, processes, and technology around business solutions. Every time we work with a client to solve a business problem, we make sure they have what they need to train and support their people as they get used to their new technology — be it […]
Why workshops are the perfect way to start a project
We’re all familiar with the Goldilocks story, right? As she walked through the house she came upon in the forest, she kept trying things out. There was always a version that was too much/big/hot and a version that was too little/small/cold. And then there was her perfect fit, right in the middle. Workshops are like […]
Creating inclusive naming conventions in technology
For years I’ve subscribed to standard naming conventions in software development, like master/slave and blacklist/whitelist, until now. We’re rethinking the language we use for software development Naming is a big part of software development. We use it to organize and understand a codebase and to identify how objects communicate with one another. This means any […]
Giving Learners Edge a leg up in their industry
Learners Edge has a very motivated user base: they offer continuing education courses to K-12 teachers who need the courses, and graduate credits, for salary advancement and license renewal. Their typical site visitor both wants and needs what they’re selling, yet the site design wasn’t supporting that laser-focused user. The challenges our client faced Like […]
Changing how we think about cybersecurity: Creating the attacker’s dilemma
I was at a conference recently at which Tim Crothers delivered the keynote. Tim has worked as a breach investigator for the better part of his career. He joined Target after their 2013 breach and currently leads their cyber security team. I got to hear him flip an information security paradigm on its head. “The defender’s […]
Why use WordPress?
When it comes to building a new website or migrating an existing website, you have a lot of options. From the content management system to the hosting platform to larger technology decisions about integrations and plugins. And on top of that, who to work with to get it all done right. We’re here to help. […]
Well, Hello Further!
Further’s member portal is how their thousands of members access, interact, and engage with Further’s offerings: health finance products. This is an intimate and critical part of the members’ daily lives. We recognize that and were thoughtful about how we created a front-end framework that improved the members’ experiences and strengthened Further’s technical foundation. […]
Technology isn’t forever, but your digital partnership can be
(featured image: Me wearing Google Glass, a much-hyped but now defunct technology.) Last year, we made the decision to discontinue the Active Media Manager (AMM), our proprietary CMS that we have been developing for over 15 years. By February 2019, we will be terminating the platform altogether. A number of clients are currently using the […]
eyebobs and Clockwork partner on Website Redesign
eyebobs, the national eyeglass maker based in the Twin Cities, launched a redesigned website on July 12th. The new direct sales site showcases the brand’s whimsical personality, allows the company to tell their story, and has a smooth and simple customer experience. The new website was a collaboration between eyebobs, Clockwork, Rocket Web, and Ideas […]