Design trends are constantly changing. And I personally think that great designers by no means ignore the trends.. but maybe they aren’t always swept up by them. They study and understand them in order to better their own work, but do not ignore their own specific style for the sake of a trend. On the other hand, some designers focus more on new trends than others.
A productive week depends greatly on what you focus on every working day and how much time you give to activities that take up your time (i.e. busy work). Working harder does not necessarily mean you are being productive. There will always be a better way to complete that task. So we encourage ourselves, and you, to find it, work smarter and get more done in your working week. These are what I’ve brainstormed:
Did you know that websites with blogs get 55% more traffic than site without?
Raising a healthy, well-adjusted website is not easy even for the best of parents. Sometimes it’s difficult to see the problems our beloved websites are having, but then we overhear our friends talking about them with concerned faces, furrowed brows, muffled voices, and yes, even stifled laughter. So, in an effort to help you understand your website better and hopefully overcome some of its proble… I mean issues… no, I mean CHALLENGES… here are a few behaviors you may want to look for.
At our small, fast-moving company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running . I asked the Powerserve staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify —we found some great apps that might help you too.
This industry, design and computer/internet technology, is constantly evolving and changing. Trends and skill-sharing, learning new tools and tricks to make your work more productive. I personally have learned this lesson thoroughly since I started here at Powerserve. Going to college for design, you learn all the fundamental basics. I’m working in a place that’s web-focused, combined with strategic thinking, and that’s different for me. I’m constantly learning, and it’s fantastic. My attitude soon aimed to be teachable, to be patient with myself, and understand that there is always a chance to learn something.
So you’ve spent a good amount of time on Twitter, and you’ve become decent (or even good!) at attracting followers and engaging them with your relevant and clever 140-word messages. But do you feel like you’ve hit a wall in terms of how to engage your followers and/or draw new people in?
There’s a topic floating around about passwords and their security not being top notch, but, alas, Google pays attention. What is their response? A 2-Step Verification option.
Team Cable vs. Team Internet
Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they’re attacking the Internet—their one competitor and our only refuge–with plans to charge websites arbitrary fees and slow (to a crawl) any sites that won’t pay up. If they win, the Internet dies.
Today a great man passed away. A legend, one the world will always be inspired by. Truett Cathy observed many leadership qualities and habits that we would all do well to acknowledge. “I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression,” Cathy said in a 2008 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I struggled to get through high school. I didn’t get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough.” (via)