Jackie Barrows is an artist, a writer, and all around creative soul who enjoys bringing new ideas and stories to life. She wears many hats as a Graphic Designer, a blogger, and Lead Production Artist for R.A.W. Productions.
Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design is growing more and more in popularity with web designers and bloggers everywhere, as it is highly adaptable and flexible by allowing designers to work on multiple platforms such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices of every sort. This alone opens up so many doors for reaching out to customers and clients on multiple levels!
What You Need to Know About the Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (otherwise known as IoT) is on the rise with the development of 5G networks spanning the globe. In case you were wondering, IoT is basically the linking up of all devices in the home to form one consistent network that, these days, is meant to work similarly to the human brain. Everything in the home (or even the workplace) is able to access information via the internet, and connect to all other devices in its vicinity. Some in the tech industry praise this relatively new development, as it has produced major advancements in connectivity speeds, and it has even helped pave the way towards advancements in artificial intelligence (AI).
Keywords and SEO
Keywords are of great importance to the longevity of any content strategy; the point is to be found, isn't it? You want people to look up your blog or website, have their questions answered, and see you as a go-to person for whatever they need. Therefore, using the right sort of keywords is crucial to the growth of your business.
Web Design: When to DIY and When to Hire Out
A good website design wields a lot of power in drawing people to any business. Everything from poignant images and video content to thought-provoking blog posts and a solid merchandise shop provide customers with a happy website experience that keeps them entertained and buying your work.
Asking for a Raise as the Only Woman in the Room
Imagine this: you have been working at your place of employment for years, and have done all tasks within your job description, as well as been asked to do a number of tasks outside of your job description. Managers and coworkers alike have all grown to trust and rely upon you to get the tasks they couldn't take care of completed. You are highly respected and appreciated. It took a lot of work to get to this point, and everyone knows it.
How to Puppy-Proof Your Home
Awww, so you're the proud first time owner of a new puppy! Congratulations on your fluffy bundle of joy! Puppies are so much like little children; they are curious as can be, have a love of running around and playing, and will more than likely try to chew on whatever they can find. That being said, it is worth it to puppy-proof your home so that you don't have to worry about your little fur baby or your things while you are off doing what you do every day.
On Dealing with Toxic Clients
An all-too common thread among the creative and tech industries are clients who are... oh, how do I put this nicely... not ideal? By that, I mean that such clients are quite rude to people in these industries, and truly view them not as a valuable partnership, but as an expendable commodity should projects not be completed to their (at times, wildly changing) specifications. For businesses in both industries, this is often rather disheartening to the workers, managers, and sales professionals that deal with them. However, for companies that are either relatively small or are going through some big changes, the option to fire such clients on the spot is usually one that forces the company to take hits they simply cannot afford.
Benefits of Plants in the Workplace
When anxiety in the workplace attacks, what is the best method to "keep calm and carry on"? For many, it is growing and maintaining indoor plants. For some reason, the act of caring for indoor plants has a calming effect on employees under deadline stress, or are anxious due to air pollution from harmful cleansers.
The Purpose of Data Analysis and How to Use It in Today's Markets
Real data analysis of the market is defined as the research, condensing, illustration, and interpretation of hard data gathered from numerous sources. The data that is gathered and analyzed offers businesses insight into what is currently driving the markets, thus allowing companies to better determine their next step.
What Two Popular Self-Help Books Can Tell Us About Self-Improvement, Personal Growth, and Increased Productivity
Walk into any book store, and you will find countless books on self-improvement as well as how to increase productivity in both life and business. Because of the endless supply of resources, it can be a bit daunting to put such concepts into practice. However, if you have areas in which you need improvement that require either building up your character, your discipline, or even little behaviors in the workplace, then you may want to consider adopting some of those concepts into your life.