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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.
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Why I traded the corporate path for a career in consulting
I was convinced I wanted to work at large corporations, until I realized a smaller consultancy felt more like me.
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Good SEO starts at the core of your website
Don't know where to begin with SEO? Useful content and well-engineered pages are the first step to search engine optimization.
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Metadata cheatsheet: Your guide to great-looking share cards
When you share a page from your site, what does the link look like? Be intentional about metadata to give readers a reason to click.
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Why I became OOUX-certified
The object-oriented user experience (OOUX) methodology is now core to my work as a UX designer to break down complex systems.
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Just starting out in UX? Don't miss these resources
Here's a list of books, blogs, and tools we recommend for discovering more about the user experience field.
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Getting GIFy with it: How to mock up background video in Figma
How can you, the designer, demonstrate a motion background with a static mockup? This Figma tip will help you share your vision with clients and the development team.
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Pixonauts earn Core Value Awards from their peers
In accordance with Pixo tradition, we celebrated Pixo’s values during our last staff meeting of 2021 by honoring Pixonauts who best upheld each of our values during the year.