Blocks Development Blog

We’re on an exciting journey to build something great. Here’s where we write about it.

We think the best people to make products are the ones who use them. We know the challenges that freelancers and small agencies face when choosing the right tools to help them manage their business — we’ve been there.

Tom Lloyd By Tom Lloyd on

Previously I talked about how we we use individual tools to help manage our invoicing and reporting, projects and clients, team scheduling, and collaboration. For us, and other small agencies this throws up two problems — These tools are all separate, they don’t share information, they don’t support a growing business and as they add up, they can get expensive. Read more...

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We think productivity tools for designers, developers and managers are broken. Let me explain. As well as building Blocks, we are also a design and web agency, founded in 2002. Over the years we’ve tried lots of online tool and services to help us manage everything from quoting and invoicing, scheduling and team management, time tracking, communication and collaboration. Read more...

Tom Lloyd By Tom Lloyd on

As I mentioned in my first post, we're aiming to be as open and honest as we can with Blocks. As a designer and company owner I always find it fascinating when companies like Buffer and Treehouse talk openly about their business structure, results and even sales and financials. Read more...

Tom Lloyd By Tom Lloyd on

Welcome to the Blocks blog. Here we’re going to be publishing our progress, updates and findings as we develop Blocks. Over the next few months we’ll talk about our plans, but firstly I wanted to explain why we’re blogging our progress.

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