• Social Media

    Is Social Media Causing You to Stage Your Life?

    I see staged, styled updates more often through my friends who work in social media than those I like to affectionately refer to as my “civilian” friends, but almost everyone does it to some extent. If you’re on social media any amount of time you might recognize the following: The laptop with notebook, pen, and cup of coffee (or wine if it’s after 5:00) strategically placed around so as to reveal a cozy lifestyle of writing and social media updates. Even the screen saver or task highlighted on screen has a purpose. The spontaneous selfie that just happens to be taken in front of a bookshelf filled with books authored by friends – all…

  • Design

    The Evolution Of Web Design

    The design of websites has certainly changed since the publication of the first website way back in 1991. The citizens of the internet were way fewer in those early years, but some would still remember times when the web looked way, way different to now. There’s 4 billion people online in 2018, according to the United Nations’ agency that oversees communications. And the web they’re interacting with is not what it was 25, 10, even 5 years ago. The Roots of the Web The first website in history was created by CERN, published on August 6th, 1991. It was exclusively text-based and of course looked nothing like the sophisticated, smartphone-compatible…