Ok folks, here starts a rant of things that technologists should either start or stop doing in the year 2015. After proofing my post, I realized that I was unintentionally focusing on website aesthetics and functionality… Oops!
- making websites mobile friendly or responsive. All websites need to be mobile friendly. Period! Don’t believe me, take a look at your analytics.
- start using your website analytics to make educated decisions on content, sales, and site structure.
- using more professional looking photos for your LinkedIn profile. Don’t use pictures with your kids, people cropped out, or you sitting in your cubicle (time for me to get a new picture!).
- a backup strategy. Where are you saving your photos, music, videos, etc.? What happens if your computer crashes? What happens if your home burns down? Can you recover?
- continuous learning. Never stop reading, watching video tutorials, etc. However, make sure you’re getting the things done that you need to get done and not procrastinating by “learning”.
- stop posting screenshots of pictures on Facebook. Just post the picture!
- with the annoying ads on websites. There are two options here: 1. Get rid of the ads. 2. Make the ads less obnoxious.
- using popup opt-in forms on mobile versions of websites. The end result is a poor user experience and frustrated users.
- using email as an instant messenger program. If you need something now then pick up the phone to make a call or send a text message.
- with the pagination, sliders, or “next” options when there’s an article for the top 10 whatever. Give me all of the content on one page! Do you know how annoying it is to have to find that “next” or arrow when you’re on a mobile device?
What’s on your list?