Archive of: perch

Rebuilding the Perch UI - creating a pattern library

A post about our decision to use Fractal to build the pattern library for the Perch UI.

Rebuilding the Perch UI - not your usual redesign

I’m going to write about the process of rebuilding the UI for Perch CMS. This post introduces all the things we have to think about before we get started.

A Public Roadmap for your Product

When we launched Perch Shop we also shared our roadmap with customers. Here is how and why we implemented the roadmap.

Selling Simplicity

The problem we have with marketing Perch is that at the core of Perch is simplicity. In this post I write about why that is important, but why it presents us with a constant marketing challenge.

Using tweets as social proof

Some thoughts on ways I use Tweets as “social proof” that people find our product, and presentations that I do, valuable.

Podcast advertising - the "sponsor read" is key

Advice for podcasters and advertisers in terms of what has worked when advertising Perch.

The case of the abandoned clients

Our product is seeing an increasing number of support requests from end clients who have lost touch with their designer but don’t have access to the third party software and services used on their site.

Go back to basics with your product and "fix all the things"

It is all too easy to focus development efforts on big features for your product. In this article I share our experience of a release that just tidied up all the small things that build up over time.

Shipping your product - the workshop

I’m very excited to be announcing my new workshop – Shipping Your Product: Create an action plan for launch day and beyond to be presented at Future of Web Apps in London in October.

Working from home and the proper business

A post inspired by the Bootstrapped podcast. Thinking about how we sometimes do things in our business just to validate ourselves as a proper business.

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