Think you know PowerPoint? Think again—Part II

Part I of our article dealt with the mechanics of how to set up an effective slide. Here we deal with YOU, the presenter.

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Think you know PowerPoint? Think again—Part I

You may be an old hand with PowerPoint. You may be the main person crafting the slides, and you may even be the one who actually has to get up and present. Or maybe you’ve never touched it and it’s sitting in your applications folder, mocking you. Either way, whether you think you know it all or you think you know nothing, think again.

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Cloud hosting: Selecting the right option

Choosing where to host your website can be difficult given all the available options. The most cost-effective and scalable solution points toward using cloud-based servers. To help explain the differences between the three main hosting options let’s start with soda.

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Great design does not come automatically

We often get requests to take a design we created for one use, and adapt it for another use. An example would be an ad in one size to another size. The more we know from the onset about the various uses a client envisions, the better. For example, it’s fairly obvious that this Mona Lisa will take some new design work to adapt:

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The peace bridge: Tools and practices to help designers and developers work together

Part II. Communication

The mutual goal that website designers and website developers share is to create compelling, informative, and well–structured websites. It requires a close working relationship. As with much in life, this relationship relies on effective communication. If a website suffers from design or programming problems, your end user will not be a user at all, they’ll be gone. So, what are the best strategies for achieving effective communication between designers and developers?

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Wireframing: The crucial first step in your new website

At PRI, all of our web, mobile, and app projects start with a fundamental process called wireframing. It’s an important step that sets us on a path to a successful finished piece. But what does it mean, exactly? And why bother?

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The peace bridge: Tools and practices to help designers and developers work together

Part I. Tools

Depending on their specific roles, designers and developers often have different and sometimes polarizing viewpoints. The differences—or gap—in the way each group thinks and works can sometimes lead to problems either in limiting a designer’s creative form—“you can’t do that”—or driving a developer insane while creating the functions—“who designed this!?” These differences also account for designers’ and developers’ infamous reputation for not getting along (except at PRI of course!). The primary reasons for this often originates from ineffective communication and not fully understanding what the other does, or how they do it.

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