Google researching use of color in business
NEW ORLEANS — Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.
Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research but has already found “a clear link between color and satisfaction with a person’s work area,” which in turn can boost employee creativity and productivity.
Looking for a good 2015 New Year’s Resolution? How about becoming more mobile friendly?
Website designers know that people aren’t going to spend much time on a website that’s difficult to use. Good designers, in fact, pay attention to the ways their sites are typically viewed and adjust their work accordingly. In earlier days of the web, this meant restricting a site’s width so that people with smaller monitors wouldn’t have to scroll sideways to see everything, and avoiding the use of effects that were only available to users of a single browser (for example, Netscape Navigator was one of the only browsers available in the 1990s that supported blinking text).
Beginning in the 2000s with the introduction of large, flat-panel monitors and stable CSS, designers could breathe easy. Sites grew by leaps and bounds and were able to do some amazing things. What’s more, a single, static website could serve desktop and notebook computers equally well—as had been the case for years. The rise of mobile browsing, however, has once again changed everything. Today, as much as 40 percent of all internet traffic takes place on mobile devices [Source: Marketing Land], and that number is only going to increase with each passing year.
Pulse Marketing Agency to sponsor Christmas dinner for Bangor Shelter and Manna Ministries residents
BANGOR - Pulse Marketing Agency announced that it will be following its tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season, by sponsoring Christmas dinners for the residents at Manna Ministries and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter again this year.
Of the agency’s commitment to giving back to the Bangor area community, Pulse Marketing founder and President Cintia Miranda said, “We are committed to helping the community that supports us, and as a small business we appreciate the hard work and dedication of local nonprofits. We look for ways we can give back to our community all year, but especially during the holidays. Everyone, including people experiencing homelessness and the workers supporting them, should be able to experience the joy of the season, and our donation helps.”
UMF President Foster appoints Jeffrey McKay as new director of Facilities Management
FARMINGTON — Kathryn A. Foster, University of Maine at Farmington president, recently announced Jeffrey McKay as the new director of Facilities Management for UMF.
In his new position at UMF, McKay is responsible for the University’s overall facilities operation and its interface with the campus and the general public. Working with faculty, staff, students and multiple constituencies on and off campus, he will ensure a high-quality, sustainable physical plant and oversee all facilities personnel, strategic and financial planning, construction management, grounds maintenance, housekeeping and utilities operations.
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