Field Notes Blog
News and thoughts on UI/UX, web design, and more.
As we near the end of 2016, here are some highlights from the past year and a look ahead to the cool new stuff that I'm working on for 2017.
More Website Workshops ... and more to come!
In January I kicked off my second year of classes on website maintenance and marketing. This time the workshops were offered entirely online using a simple, high-quality app. I conducted sessions with people in several different states and got encouraging feedback to continue and expand to new topics. As websites get easier (and more fun) to use they get more powerful. It's never been easier to run your own site and promote yourself online.
UI/UX design course completed
I completed an online course in UI/UX design and have already updated my entire workshop series with new things that I learned about optimizing websites for both users and search engines. Interesting side note: I did the whole course in three months via iphone at Udemy.com while on the stairmaster at my gym!
App classes started!
After talking about it forever I FINALLY started two courses to learn app development. My dad wanted to get back into doing art and I wanted to learn to design apps so we have a pact where we each have to show our homework/progress at a weekly phone call. The accountability has been magical! I'm 20% done with my first project-based class (and very proud of a few first fledgling apps) and 50% done with a second course that's focused on learning how to code in Swift. I have a LONG way to go, but I'll keep you posted!
I hope that you're holidays are filled with relaxing evenings and rejuvenating time reconnecting with family and self. As I look back on the year I'm simply filled with gratitude for you - my clients, friends and family. While I love technology and design, none of what I do would be any fun without amazing people to challenge me, to inspire me and to share it all with. Thank you and may your holidays be very merry. ~ Ame
About the author
As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko