Tools & Tips

The Magic of Self-Erasing Files: A Clever Fix for Some Common Decoupled CMS Woes 

July 21, 2011

Decoupled CMS products (those that push website files out to a separate server, independent from the CMS itself) have many virtues, but they sometimes have the habit of creating extraneous files on a web server that don’t get perfectly cleaned up when they’re done being useful.


Atlas pushing a rock Achieving Good Government Web Sites – Still Pushing Up the Hill but These Days with a Smaller Boulder 

May 18, 2011

Designing large web sites for the U.S. government is quite a different animal than the work we do for corporate or even non-profit clients. 


feather Five Questions You Are Afraid to Ask About Web Content Strategy 

March 10, 2011

You’ve heard the expression “Content is King,” but that isn’t really how it went down last time. 


remaining staples on a telephone pole Where Did Those Pages Go? Managed Redirects in the Context of Decoupled CMS Create a Fix for Missing Content 

November 23, 2010

The redesign of a website creates a lot of small but important operational issues. One that often gets overlooked is what will happen when the old URLs for your site stop working.


Imaginary Tools for Imaginary Jobs 

November 4, 2010

Sometimes when I’m teaching a class to web professionals and trying to clarify the difference between database structures, CMS content types, and metadata taxonomy terms, I start to get a very funny feeling. A form of delirium really.


Come See TBG at these Upcoming Conferences: Ektron Synergy, Gilbane, and ASAE! 

October 6, 2010

Conference season is upon us and TBG is attending three major industry conferences in November and December.


Choosing an Association Management System (AMS): Some Web Considerations 

October 4, 2010

As TBG has become a major national developer of association websites, we’ve increasingly become involved with the selection and implementation of Association Management Systems (AMS).