Welcome to the first edition of DesignHammer Updates where we will keep you apprised of news, tools, and tips. January can be a slow time of year, but we were busy onboarding new clients, sponsoring conferences, and staying informed on the ever-changing technological underpinning of the Web. I hope you enjoy the short contributions from the DesignHammer team; if you do, please complete the survey linked at the end to help us evolve into an even more engaging format.
One thing that makes DesignHammer unique is our diverse team. Each week team members invest time reading about individual interests to stay relevant. For example, this week a few things we read about include: Star Wars details, Google approved links, social media checklist, and improved tab sorting.
In the technical world, things are constantly changing. Because of this, our team members consistently seek ways to stay up to date. This week we address the following topics: using npm as a build tool, creating a great work environment, process, and project management mistakes to avoid.
Each week, members of the DesignHammer team share insights from readings done that week. This week we're covering: how busyness isn’t productivity, 2017 SEO predictions, overcoming IT project management challenges, and the value of having all staff members blog.
Some highlights from our readings this week include: improving staff pages, using a calendar, and being well-rounded.
Members of the DesignHammer team share interesting reads, with a wide variety of topics. This week includes: avoiding project disasters, death of curly quotes, resolutions, performance budgets, and modular design.
In a constantly changing field, it is important to stay on top of industry standards. DesignHammer team members share some insights and take aways this week on project management fundamentals, accessibility law, data-driven SEO fixes, and getting past the planning stage.
In the office this week we read about accessible typefaces, dogfooding, estimates, and mapping population.
We have a variety of topics this week ranging from negative ranting in open source communities and project management pitfalls to psychological conversion techniques and avoiding SEO mistakes.
We have a diverse assortment of topics covered this week: favorite accessibility tools, empathy in the workplace, and user experience driving design.