Paste Interactive is a web app development studio with team members in the United States and Brazil. Paste works to create cool, smart tools to make the next generation worker better, faster. Their apps include Jumpchart and Staction. Jumpchart is an innovative content wireframing app, and Staction is a project/people management app. You can learn more about the team at Paste from their blog.
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So many articles explain how to design interfaces, design graphics and deal with clients. But one step in the Web development process is often skipped over or forgotten altogether: content planning. Sometimes called information architecture, or IA planning, this step doesn't find a home easily in many people's workflow. But rushing on to programming and pushing pixels makes for content that looks shoehorned rather than fully integrated and will only require late-game revisions.
On day one things are great. You've landed a new job, the client is excited, you're stoked and the project will be great. First things first: you have to collect the main materials to begin the design. You send the client an email asking for what you need. Read more...