Last October I gave a talk at the Wordcamp Edmonton Conference called “Shedding light on “alternative” methods to the website design and development process”. The session summary was:
This session will discuss all sorts of “alternative” methods to the website design & development that don’t often get covered in traditional settings. This is primarily due to the negative connotation associated with them, but also simply because individuals do not want to give up their trade secrets. Outsourcing overseas, purchasing templates, using competition marketplaces and uncovering free resources are all viable tools to the web development process. We’ll attempt to remove the stigma around these and other resources, talk about when they are appropriate to use and how to go about getting the best results.