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Assembler is a web design agency based in Perth, Western Australia. This blog is intended to be an informal, behind the scenes look into the web design and development industry. If you like our content, please follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook

Don’t forget your old URLs!

When you’re launching a new website, a good agency will have a checklist they work to. There’s a number of things that should be on this checklist, some are specific to certain platforms and some… Read More...


Is your agency up front about licensing costs?

In the world of web development, for better or worse, Wordpress is king. And unlike with other CMS platforms such as Drupal, the ecosystem of addon modules for Wordpress is highly commercialised… Read More...


Are you a designer looking for a technical backstop?

Recently I have been working with a couple of design agencies to help them get web development projects out the door for their clients. The people at these agencies are relatively tech savvy, but… Read More...


Dynamic ways to work with your clients

Recently I have been working with a couple of clients for whom the agreed project structure is quite separated from the norm. Traditionally, a project starts off with a brief - a lengthy, detailed… Read More...


Understanding the Content Management System landscape as a business owner.

There are literally thousands of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there, and if you came into it as an amateur and tried to pick one, you'd get hopelessly lost in the first five minutes. In… Read More...


Is Drupal suitable for small businesses?

Out of the "big three" CMSes available in the marketplace today, Drupal is without question the most powerful - there's a… Read More...


The scope of your project WILL change over time.

One of the hardest lessons for clients to learn is that no matter how much planning goes into it, no matter how many scenarios you try to envisage, no matter how much work you put into it, as soon… Read More...


You don’t find out a project has gone wrong until the end...

At the typical web agency, the product lifecycle goes like this: 

  • Gather the requirements 
  • Agree on the design 
  • Build the website
  • Client reviews and… Read More...

Email is holding us back as a society.

Email holds a genuinely interesting role in the history of the Internet. If word processors and spreadsheets put a PC on every desk, then email got that PC connected to the Internet. Email had a… Read More...


Why I'm opting out of My Health Record - and why you should too.

As a pseudo Internet security professional, I have quite a bit of experience at ensuring the security of Internet-facing applications, and being quite familiar with the ISO 27001 security model, I… Read More...