Archive for Topic: Technology

Yes, you can maintain your own WordPress website and run into zero problems along the way. But that rarely happens. There a number of critical tasks that need to happen regularly to ensure your site maintenance proceeds well.

About ten years ago, Manoverboard launched Lorem 2 in order to provide a simpler and all around better tool for designers and developers who wanted to acquire “Lorem Ipsum” content. What the heck is a “Lorem Ipsum” and why did we redesign Lorem 2?

Our Website Maintenance

Most things in our lives need maintenance and websites are not an exception to that rule. Instead of boring you with the usual analogies that compare website maintenance to other things in our lives (that’s what the above image is for), I will try to keep this short and sweet.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely credited with inventing the web in 1991, recently received the Turing Award. The prize is basically a Nobel for nerds—and it includes a $1 million in funds courtesy of our friends at Google. The early and sometimes goofy web that Sir Berners-Lee created is now a sophisticated, trusted and (sometimes hostile) reserve of information, ideas, and communities.

The Little Things

I’m learning that what sets designers apart is their attention to visual details. I remember the first time I noticed bad kerning between letters. Once the uneven spacing stood out to me, I could never read that word the same way. As a student studying design, I’m learning the importance of these details. I see that it takes a trained eye to pick up on the little things.

Iceland Is Our Future

Many years ago I remember reading about Iceland and its use of Hydrogen powered cars. The country felt like it was in a world of its own, as if it was living in the future. The use of renewable energy is not a new idea in Iceland as the country has been in the game for over 100 years. The first hydropower facility was built there in 1904 and the country’s first use of geothermal energy for heating was in 1907.

The Casio Challenge

With every new year we tend to assess the many facets of our lives and focus on the things that are not working. This seems to be common with every passing year, so I decided to see how I could curb the amount of time I spent staring into my phone. Even as I write this, I have already been interrupted by the urge to check it.

Three months ago we proudly launched Serving.Green, our web initiative designed to highlight the impact that the internet has on the environment, and what we can all do to reduce that impact. Now that the dust has settled a bit, I’d like to say a few words about what we did from a development standpoint to make the site as efficient as we could, given our design objectives.

The digital information that we ravenously produce and consume seems to be free. According to one source, we are posting 2.5 million images to Instagram every minute. I am no exception; my Twitter consumption has recently peaked for a reason that I will not dispel.

As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.

Manoverboard is a Certified B Corporation, which means that we meet ongoing, rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.