All posts by Cynthia

My passion is for artistic expression, either cultural, visual, written, spoken or music. I think when people can express themselves artistically there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the individual. In this world where a percentage of people tend to lean towards the status quo, expression becomes muted because of the lack thereof. For myself I tend to gravitate towards the iconoclastic individuals who choose to challenge the excepted norms. There is beauty in everything around us, we just need to remove the veil from our eyes and the cotton from our ears... I am a graphic artist, website developer, photographer, vegetarian and humanitarian...doing all I can to be GREEN ;-)

Google May be Able to Help You Find Your Next Dream Job

If you’re looking for a new job, all you have to do is Google it.

The company had announced on Tuesday that it’s incorporating a new feature into its search engine that can serve relevant job postings directly in results. Mobile devices and desktop users will begin to see the result beginning immediately

When typing in a query such as “jobs near me” or “teaching jobs,” Google will display listings from sites like Monster, LinkedIn, WayUp, DirectEmployers, Career Builder, Glassdoor and Facebook. The search engine will also provide a variety of filters to narrow down results by title, category, date posted and type, and the company says it will add more filters in the future.

For some positions, job seekers will also see commute times if they’re logged into their Google account and employer reviews and ratings. Like other job hunting sites such as LinkedIn, Google will allow searchers to turn on alerts to receive email notifications when new jobs become available.

This new capability will definitely place Google in competition with Indeed.com, the popular job search engine with more than 200 million unique visitors each month. But while Google’s search engine may work well for surfacing new positions, the announcement doesn’t make any mention of whether the results will match up with the searcher’s experience. LinkedIn and WayUp, by contrast, suggest positions based on the experience listed in a user’s profile.

New to Pinterest? Here are a Few Tips from the Pinterest Team to Help You

New to Pinterest? Here are the basics: 

  1. People save Pins 
    People save things they like on the web to Pinterest. The Pins they create are like visual bookmarks that link back to the websites they came from.
    Each Pin is saved to a board, which are collections of Pins organized by different themes or topics like “Recipes to try.”
  2. They discover more Pins 
    People don’t just save Pins from the web, they also save stuff on Pinterest by searching or browsing feeds and boards. When people save something they’ve found, more people get a chance to see it.
  3. People click Pins to do more
    When they want to see or do more, people click Pins to visit the website it came from. Then, they can go ahead and buy products, sign up for your service or read more.

Design Difference With Desktop and Mobile

Most of us know that browsing a website on mobile is different than the experience of browsing from desktops.  It’s important when designing a website that the needs of the mobile user are met.  There are a few components to the website that should be different on mobile:

Here are three key components of your website that need to be distinct:

  • Content Organization
  • Form Fills
  • Menus

Content Organization

Make sure you define a clear information structure for your content.  Start with the critical content and group the related content.  Show everything that’s relevant and consider your audience.  Offer customization of content and test before you implement your website.