The Best of Postlight in 2022
A roundup of this year’s best articles, podcast episodes, labs, and case studies.
This year was a wonderfully busy and productive year at Postlight. We joined NTT DATA, turned seven years old, and shipped world-class software for and with some incredible organizations. As 2022 comes to a close, we are better positioned than ever to continue to fulfill our company’s mission to create great digital experiences with our clients that drive positive change for their businesses and the people they impact.
As always, this year we shared what we know and what we learned along the way. I’m incredibly proud of what we published on Insights and the Postlight Podcast, in our newsletter (sign up!) and our new ebook (get it!), and in Postlight Labs.
Here’s a look back at some of the best articles, episodes, and case studies from Postlight in 2022.
Best of 2022: Podcast episodes
Our Credible Journey: On Joining NTT DATA
How do you build a great company that a lot of people want to buy? Paul, Rich, Chris, and Gina discuss their Postlight journey, the process behind NTT DATA’s acquisition of the company, and how to date interested buyers when looking to sell your agency.
Be Ready for Success: Building for the Next Phase
Chris and Gina share their tips on building for the future, from reusing code wherever possible, to deciding what kind of technical debt you’re willing to take on, to addressing accessibility concerns first instead of last.
Let the User Keep Going: On Speed as a Feature
Chris and Gina break down how things can get so slow and share tips on how you can build for speed — from database indexing to managing how much processing is happening on the service side versus the client side.
Pragmatism and Panache: On Managing Priorities for Delivering Quality Products
Chris, Gina, and Michael Shane, Postlight’s Head of Digital Strategy, discuss how to balance pragmatism and panache at every stage of the product journey.
Surprisingly Emotional: On Content Management Systems
Chappell Ellison, Postlight’s Associate Director of Digital Strategy, joins Gina and Chris to talk about knowing when it’s the right time to dump your current system, how you can move on from the trauma of past CMS’s, and how to choose your next one.
Best of 2022: Insights articles
Impatience Is a Virtue
CEO Gina Trapani shares how great leaders turn impatience into progress.
How to Write a Compelling Product Vision
Chappell Ellison shares their step-by-step guide to winning over even the most uptight investors.
“What Do You Think of Our Platform?”
Postlight’s Engineering leaders break down how to generate a holistic evaluation of a large, entrenched platform.
A New Leveling Framework for Product Designers
What does it look like to succeed at a design-driven organization? Exactly like the framework we share in this article (including a handy PDF).
How to Turn Anxiety Into Great Performances at Work
Michael Shane shares lessons learned from a career spent onstage as a professional clarinetist.
Best of 2022: Case studies and labs
We set out to translate Puck’s vintage-inspired brand to modern-day digital design, marrying state-of-the-art monetization features and business analytics with the best modern storytelling tools on the web.
We collaborated with the National Audubon Society to create a digital experience that aggregated a vast amount of migratory bird data, and shared it with users in an immersive, intuitive, and visual way.
We built Postlight Reader to declutter the internet for more comfortable, focused reading. It’s customizable and free, and you can grab the code on GitHub.
Happy reading and listening in 2023!
Story published on Dec 21, 2022.