Uncertainty may be the perfect time to seek a new opportunity

Conventional wisdom says that in times of economic uncertainty, it’s too risky to try something new. The thinking is that if things are going well with you right now, better to stay put and be safe. This can apply to your work, or your business. …

Quiet hiring is the new creativity

It’s early 2023, and there is already a new buzzword in the workplace: quiet hiring. It’s a term coined by Gartner that refers to companies gaining more productivity without hiring new people. Quiet hiring may mean outsourcing to contractors. However, it’s more closely associated with …

Make readability better with simple guidelines

For long-form content on the web like articles and blog posts, readability is very important. The words we see on a screen need to be easy for our eyes to follow and our minds to comprehend. The problem is that today, there are too often …

Make readability better with system and web-safe fonts

Like so many of you, I consume numerous online articles and blog posts on a daily basis. I read each day on the web for professional and personal reasons. So for me and you, it’s vitally important that article content be readable with ease and …

Jony Ive has a full-time writer on his staff. Maybe you should too.

When Jony Ive, the long-renowned Apple product designer, left to create his own design firm, one of his first hires was a full-time writer. In a Wall Street Journal feature on Jony, he talks about the importance of using words to articulate a product design, …

Consider system fonts for better text legibility

Typography is one of the exciting aspects of web design. You get to choose a web font that nicely matches your style, personality, or brand. We gravitate toward a particular web font because of the appeal of its typeface design. Basically, we’re drawn to a …

Want a company blog? Great! Just don’t do this.

There often comes a point in time when a company wants to add a blog to its corporate website. A corporate blog is a good idea as a new channel for reaching out to a company’s targeted audience. A blog lets you communicate to customers …

I miss the in-person events

Last month (September 2022), I attended my first convention-type gathering since before the pandemic. It was a 3-day conference for the WordPress community in San Diego. It was a great occasion to get the latest on what’s happening with the most popular web content platform, …