Taking meetings to the cloud, the easiest way

Over the past few weeks, there was no shortage of creative ways to keep communication open despite the pandemics. So far, I’ve tried Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, almost everything that came pre-installed with my smartphone, and Zoom. And I wish I would give Zoom a try sooner.

The biggest advantage of Zoom is that it only the host of the meeting needs an account. All other participants just click the link for the meeting, download the free Zoom app on prompt from their browser, and they are in.

In case you would like to host your own meetings, Zoom allows up to 100 participants and up to 40 minutes meetings for free. That includes meeting recording, chat, and screen sharing.

For video meetings, Zoom offers several images or your own photo as a backdrop if your place is less presentable than you would like it to be.

So this is how we are going to hold meetings for now, via Zoom. It’s easy to use, but if you would like a little help, here are short and clear instructions for you.

Get in touch with me, lets set the day and time, and I will send you the link for a Zoom meeting!

Trust thy Designer

It is not always easy to trust your designer. Most of the design process is hidden from you even when you know the steps and are actively involved in discussing them. How can you tell if the designer is giving you their best work if you don’t understand design? Yet trust is mandatory if you want to achieve great results. The process will go more smoothly for both you and the designer when trust is a part of it.

How to (and not to) work with a designer

This is a wonderfully thoughtful article about working with a web designer in a way that ensures best results for the client. Although it focuses on design aspects of the web site, all points in this article fully apply to the entire process of building a web site. A lot of people hire designers because they want their site to “look good.” But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can and should do. They don’t know what’s possible, so they don’t get the most bang for their buck. Daniel Will-Harris explains why.