What a performance: How site speed affects UX

by Jason Rambeck, Senior consultant & lead web developer

Website performance is a foundational aspect of the user’s experience. Here's how to test and improve your site speed.

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More than pretty: How effective visual design goes beneath the surface

Investing in visual design is worth it — because how a website looks is a big part of how it works.

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Taking pride in who you are – and finding a workplace that does too

If you’re LGBTQIA, it’s worth seeking a workplace that sees your differences as a strength, not a liability.

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Your content strategy needs more than executive-level stakeholders

When designing a digital product, the highest level decision makers aren’t the only voices that matter. Talk to employees who will actually rely on the product day to day.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with black-owned businesses I love

I grew up celebrating Juneteenth in Texas, so I wanted to share my experience — and host a digital festival of vendors — with my colleagues and friends as part of Pixo's DEI committee celebrations this year.

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How to communicate risk and empower your clients

Communicating project risk can be tough, but providing multiple options for next steps makes it easier for your team and your client to decide on the best way forward.

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Pixo’s annual Dorito Day: The power of celebrating just because

Our favorite made-up holiday is as much about shared joy as it is about junk food.

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More than a vendor: Three reasons to choose a consulting team for your tech project

When you’re planning to invest in a new website or app, partnering with the right team is key. Find out how Pixo works, and why a consultancy like ours could be the right fit.

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Zoom background themes: An actually fun icebreaker for your next staff meeting

This low-barrier staff activity has kept the Pixo team connected for two years and counting.

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You don’t need to be an engineer to build an automation

You are a human — you should be doing human things. Let a robot do your repetitive computer tasks, like this simple macro for Google Sheets.

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Is your company’s culture holding you back?

It's not a good sign when people aren’t learning or growing in their roles. Finding a healthy culture has been vital for my career and my health.

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How I learned to hang up my ego and design with humility

I came to my design role at Pixo with a me-centered mindset, which drove me into a brick wall during one of my first projects.

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Brain surgeons use checklists, and so should you

When developing websites and software, the humble checklist can help improve quality and free up mental space.

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How to show up for a remote meeting when you don’t want to

Meetings are an essential part of creating digital products, but they can be hard — especially when remote. Use your next meeting as an experiment to slow down and lean in.

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Three steps to help with tough working relationships

Sharing timely, kind feedback is the best way to shed the mental weight of a hard work situation.

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More websites, more problems? You could use a multisite

Managing multiple sites for one organization can be a challenge. Wrangle your sites under one roof to save time, resources, and your own sanity.