PANIC! Too much work, not enough time.
How will I ever get through this in the time I have?
Sometimes working late is a necessity, but I’m not sure it’s completely healthy.
Therefore, in order to achieve a proper work/life balance one must find a way to speed through work like a demon.
Many of the commments we get on our blog are sadly the work of folk who want “back links” to their sites – it’s a search engine trick.
While going through some of the latest, I thought I just HAD to share some of the odd and irrelevant comments we have gotten. I have divided this into 3 main topics so far!
So, you have a website, but you feel it needs a bit of freshening up? A bit of an update? But you don’t want to spend shed loads of money giving it a complete overhaul right now?
We here at Top left Design have complied a short list of a few tips and pointers that might help you put that little “pop” back into your website! It might be that you just need something really simple, like updating a few images, changing a link or a new logo! It’s all in the details!
We all know that web browsers are getting faster. So what can you do to keep up with them?
There used to be a time when you might have waited 3 minutes for a webpage to open.
Then we got broadband.
Then we only had to wait an average 10 seconds for a page to load.
Then we got Firefox.
Now our new browsers such as Google’s ‘Chrome’ not only load the page in a split-second, but the programs themselves open almost instantaneously. Plus they can handle a metric ton of ‘tabs’ and not slow your computer down in the process!
Here’s 8 tips to give your web-surfing a steroid boost
Google have now released a browser with faster yet simpler browsing. They say that it’s a new age browser derived from a combination of other browsers but only using the useful stuff to handle modern day websites. Features include multithreaded tabs and a built in search engine making tasks easier and quicker.
Just found this great website for sharing video files – one of the videos is below – enjoy!
At one minute 40 seconds, it is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar!
It’s August, a month when people like to relax, but a good month to set some goals that are about more than just the daily grind – but about overall company wide progression and improvement!
Here are the things we are planning this month:
- Top Left Design Trademark
- Make full Use of Freshbooks!
- Launch EcoFriendly Sites
- Manuals printed with tabs
- Sign up on https://expertsources.co.uk (this is done!!)
- Develop our SEO offering for our clients
- Organise the CDs alphabetically
- Write copy for TLD brochure
Added to this we hope to launch at least 3 of our sites and get design sign off on 4 more!
Well you gotta have goals – right?
At long last, we have invested in Freshbooks to take care of our invoicing/tracking who has paid/reminding people to pay us!
It will make a world of difference with our invoicing (and it send out 3 sets of automatic gentle reminders to non-payers – how cool is that?)
Click this referral link to see what we mean. It’s brilliant.
This is partly to remind me!
I downloaded wordpress, opened the Read Me file, and found the names of the files I had to edit. With Alan Ogden’s help, I went to 3dPixel.net – my wonderful hosting company – and added a database! I then went back into wp-config.php which is in the root of the “wordpress” folder and added the new database name, the username and password. I uploaded this into the same url area where I had created the database, and then went in my browser to wp-admin/install.php – the instructions werent entirely clear about this having to be online but – duh – it was. Anyway – there were prompts and by joe I think I have got it.
Jez said he could make a way for this to happen in one click. Who knows if this is true but worth investigation.
Now for some themes – downloaded one – not so great actually – so back to default! Watch this space for something more interesting – we are a design company after all!