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One more Digital Agency Handbook

11 months ago from , Partner @ Significa.co

We created a Handbook which initially wasn't meant to be made public – it has been hanging around for a while. But we've been receiving so many good comments from those who've read it, that we thought it could be worth sharing with the community. Maybe there's somebody else who make good use of it as well.

We also explain why we made it public and why we decided to create it in the first place at this blog post

Read the Handbook here

14 comments

  • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, 11 months ago

    Appreciate the introductory post here on DN, and the content is nicely written.

    2 points
  • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 11 months ago

    Thanks! Love everything your team does

    2 points
    • , 11 months ago

      Thank you Caleb. Let us know if you ever come to Porto. It will be our pleasure to introduce you to all of them.

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      • Caleb SylvestCaleb Sylvest, 11 months ago

        Thanks for the offer! I'd love to visit Portugal someday. My ancestors came over to America from Portugal a few generations back

        1 point
  • Ivan BjelajacIvan Bjelajac, 10 months ago

    Very informative, nicely structured and written clearly. Great job and hats off for sharing... Inspiring stuff!

    1 point
  • Account deleted 10 months ago

    really nice! What did you use to build it?

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    • Rui Sereno, 10 months ago

      Thank you Romain. We've built everything from scratch: using Prismic.io as CMS and Gatsby JS on the Front-End.

      1 point
  • alec salec s, 11 months ago

    Hate to break it to you, but this is not a book.

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    • , 11 months ago

      It isn’t a hand either. Maybe should be named Not-a-hand-not-a-book!

      Much better!

      3 points
  • Ben Grace, 11 months ago

    What does it take to put something like this together? Who needs to be involved to articulate your process and get it down on paper? Any suggestions for others that have an interest in creating their own handbook?

    Any other handbooks you found really helpful examples in putting yours together?

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    • , 11 months ago

      Hey Ben. Thank you for your interest.

      I’d like to start by pointing you out to this blog post about the Handbook: https://significa.co/blog/handbook

      Just in case you haven’t read it, it sort of explains why we’ve done it, the benefits it brought, and why we made it public. It also refers the 2 good examples that inspired us: one is thoughtbot, the other is to hard to type, Bakken & Baeck if I’m not mistaken.

      Anyway, to your point, we’ve been following roughly the same processes and guidelines for quite a while, evolving them along the way. However, things weren’t written down and there wasn’t a source-of-truth, go-to place that consolidated everything. Then as we grew, with more people joining in, more people to explain all the processes and guidelines, we decided to write everything down to ensure everyone’s on the same page: primarily on Notion, 100% internal, then on the website. We have even more stuff, but those can’t be disclosed.

      Everyone was involved in the Handbook, the whole team: from copywriting, to designing, to reviewing, to developing. It was an entire team effort.

      All it takes is time, defined processes, and methodology.

      I hope I answered all your questions, otherwise feel free to email me at rui@significa.co and I’ll answer all your questions ;)

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