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Cities could be more important post-pandemic, not less, suggests report

Paradoxically, more in-person work environments and the concentration of jobs in cities could be a medium- to long-term impact of the pandemic’s shift to remote working, suggests Citi GPS Technology at Work: The Coming of the Post-Production Society, a report produced by Citi and the Oxford Martin School at the University …

Demand for Facilities Management professionals continues to rise as demand picks up

The latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey results suggest a greater demand for services across all sectors, apart from retail, with FM employment opportunities therefore increasing. Furthermore, for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis swept the world last year, profit margins in the sector are expected to rise. A …

The return to the office will be here by September, claims research

More than half (52 percent) of global companies anticipate a return to the office in earnest by the end of Q3 2021, according to new research by Unispace. However, over a third (35 percent) claim that devising a strategy for the future workplace is the most significant barrier they face. …

The Gauge Shows Streaming is Taking a Seat at the Table

The pandemic was the catalyst for streaming services, which gained traction amongst a broader range of consumers. Over the last year, several traditional media companies dove into the streaming space, taking advantage of their vast video libraries and launching just in time to provide consumers in lockdown with more binge-worthy …

Working from home has increased UK working hours, but at what expense?

Research from Ezra claims that UK employees are working longer hours than ever thanks to remote working. However, the lack of structured office hours is having a detrimental effect on employee work-life balance and wellbeing and, therefore, the quality of their work. Due in no small part to the COVID-19 …

Majority of HR professionals believe the war for talent has become more competitive over the last year

According to its latest whitepaper ‘Recruitment, retention, and culture: assessing the pandemic’s impact’, Cendex claims that 81 percent of HR professionals believe the war for talent has become more competitive over the last 12 months – this is likely to be a result of businesses looking to bounce back post-pandemic, …

How skills training and a microloan helped Consuelo Rosales thrive through the pandemic

Consuelo Rosales, who owns a small cleaning services business in Jonesboro, Arkansas, draws strength from adversity. A Mexican immigrant and mother of three boys, Consuelo has faced plenty of it in recent years. Trapped inside an abusive marriage, she decided to start her business with a clear objective in mind: …

Suburban commercial property markets outperform City Centres for first time in a decade

Research from The Instant Group claims that suburban commercial property markets are outperforming City Centres for the first time in over ten years. The increased demand is largely being driven by those who no longer want to work from home, but don’t want to be back in larger cities. The …

Women struggling with almost twice as much fatigue and anxiety as men

As COVID-19 continues to limit our daily lives, forcing the Government to extend social restrictions into July, restrictions of a different kind are taking their toll on working women, and may be even longer-lasting, according to research from 87 percent. A new survey of over 5,000 UK workers has highlighted …

UK working parents concern about future linked to final restrictions lifting

New research from Working Families claims nearly a third of working parents (29 percent) are concerned their caring responsibilities will make them more vulnerable to redundancy when furlough ends, after juggling work and childcare through the pandemic. Over the pandemic, the UK’s 13 million working parents have had to juggle …

We need to rethink the role of technology in corporate wellbeing

Employers nationwide are taking steps to improve employee wellbeing, reduce stress and improve mental health. For many, they are well-meaning, for example, banning work emails during certain hours of the day, encouraging employees to ‘switch off’.  However, the risk with blanket policies like these is that they don’t work for …

People have picked up bad cybersecurity habits while working from home

A new report from Tessian claims that most IT leaders (56 percent) believe their employees have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviours since working from home. As organisations make plans for the post-pandemic hybrid workforce, Tessian’s Back to Work Security Behaviours report highlights how security behaviours have shifted during the past …

Sports Betting: Who’s In and How Much of an Opportunity Do They Represent?

Turn on any live sporting event these days and you’ll likely see an abundance of ads during the commercial breaks enticing engaged fans to get in on the action by betting on various aspects of the games and matches they’re watching. Already a $154 million game in U.S. local TV …

UK and Western Europe have least engaged employees

Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace report claims that the UK and Western Europe have the lowest employee engagement levels globally at just 11 percent, but the region’s employees assessed themselves as having high life evaluations (55 percent are thriving) and low negative emotions compared with employees in many …

Create a 3D CSS Printer that Actually Prints!

For a while now, I’ve been creating these 3D scenes with CSS for fun — usually on my live stream. 3D CSS Responsive Stunt Plane! 🛩️ It does loops and rolls! 😎 Responds to mouse movement 🐭 👉 https://t.co/A1zNmfEzzi via @CodePen pic.twitter.com/87D7LIXLr2 — Jhey 🐻🛠 (Exploring Opportunities ✨) (@jh3yy) March …

Seminar will explore the route to a great workplace culture

The events of the past 16 months have focussed attention on how we best bring people together to work, collaborate and learn from each other. That is why workplace occupancy and collaboration technology specialist Jooxter has curated a new webinar to help firms understand the challenges and opportunities they have in …

10 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Creating Page Transition Effects

The act of clicking around a multipage website can become monotonous over time. Adding page transition effects to the mix can help to kick things up a notch. They’re great for keeping the user’s interest as new content loads while maintaining a minimal impact on performance. With that in mind, …

Hybrid working will impact younger people in very specific ways

When considering a hybrid working method for your organisation, it’s far too easy to try think of what will work for all employees as a whole, rather than breaking this down and thinking about the different needs from certain groups of people. One example of this is age and experience. …

Wellbeing should be part of business strategy after lockdown, claims new report

A new report from the RSA and Vitality warns of the potentially serious impact on the long-term physical and mental health of employees. The authors claim that the ‘long lockdown effect’ should lead employers to see health and wellbeing as important strategic issues and place them on the company’s risk …

Creating space for LGBTQ entrepreneurs during Pride Month and beyond

In 2014, Robbi Katherine Anthony (who goes by RKA) felt like she had nowhere to turn for help. She had just come out as transgender and was urgently seeking support and resources. But the traditional, in-person support groups were a dead end for RKA — she found the members to …

ISDA’s new City of London office features KI desks, storage & meeting tables

After outgrowing their offices at One Bishop’s Square, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) worked with interior design studio Shaw Studios, and Furniture dealer, Day2 Interiors to relocate to 25 Copthall Avenue/London Wall. The new office had to meet a number of criteria including a more suitable floorplate that …

A Beginner’s Guide to NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens)

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have far more scope than what they’re currently popular for — that is, unreasonably expensive pieces of digital art. Their true power lies far away from the realm of Christie’s and Cryptopunks — so far, indeed, that it’s astonishing this is all the mainstream knows about what …

Scenarios Where WordPress May Not Be the Best Option

There are a number of reasons why WordPress has the biggest market share among content management systems (CMS). For some developers, it’s the massive ecosystem of available themes and plugins that draws them in. Others may cherish the opportunity to create their own custom addons. The most common thread here …

Website Terminology Glossary: Ecommerce, Vol. 1 

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

Starting a new online business during the pandemic: Two COVID-era tales of renewal in Miami

The pandemic forced more than three-quarters of small businesses across the U.S. to temporarily close up shop in the spring of 2020, and thousands have since shut down for good. But the COVID-19 pandemic also led to a record number of people trying to start their own businesses: 4.5 million …

Q&A with Detroit Hives founders Timothy Paul Jackson and Nicole Lindsey

Today we’re speaking with Detroit Hives founders Timothy Paul Jackson and Nicole Lindsey. Initially starting with an idea to bring local raw honey to the Detroit area, Detroit Hives has expanded to include tours and education around their apiaries. Detroit Hives focuses on the conservation of bees, education about bees …

WordPress Plugin Acquisitions: What They Say About the Future

The WordPress plugin marketplace is seeing quite a bit of consolidation lately. And, even if you aren’t a close follower of the business side of things, it’s likely some of these moves will impact you. For example, the recent sale of the wildly-popular Advanced Custom Fields plugin is a pretty …

5 WordPress accessibility tools to improve clients’ websites

As web designers and developers, we have a lot of important objectives — from making sure a website is mobile and desktop friendly, to ensuring it is fast, looks good, and is user friendly. However, an important aspect that can often be overlooked is finding the right WordPress accessibility tools. …

When it Comes to Brand Building, Awareness is Critical

Marketers have always been pressured to deliver measurable returns on their efforts, but the demand for growth has sharpened as the world looks toward a post-pandemic future. And to deliver, marketers should focus on balanced strategies that re-elevate upper-funnel, brand-building efforts that work in tandem with conversion-focused efforts. There is …

How to Store Unlimited* Data in the Browser with IndexedDB

This article explains the fundamentals of storing data in the browser using the IndexedDB API, which offers a far greater capacity than other client-side mechanisms. Storing web app data used to be an easy decision. There was no alternative other than sending it to the server, which updated a database. …

25 Beautifully Designed Examples of Brand Presentation

Branding is a vital and integral part of any business. In fact, even before trying out your products and services, branding is what helps people recognize and identify your business. No matter how big or small your business or venture is, your marketing strategy will not be successful unless you …

Sign up for this free event & support underserved children’s access to computer science education 

To address the inequity experienced by underserved students seeking access to computer science, an upcoming event aims to rally support from professionals in this sphere. The meetup is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at 1 p.m. (EST) and sponsored by GoDaddy Pro, the nonprofit Code.org, and Radix, the registry behind …

Getting Ahead of the Curve in CTV Advertising

Compared with the early days of the streaming wars, today’s video landscape has exploded to include a wide breadth of platforms and content options. The increasing diversity is a boon for consumers, and much of the recent engagement growth falls outside of the traditional subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms. That, in …

Helping Your Clients with Unexplained Website Phenomena

Working with clients is always an adventure. Whether it’s last-minute changes to a project or design politics, there’s plenty to keep web designers on their toes. And you never quite know when the next surprise will rear its head. One thing you can count on, however, is that there will …

What is encryption & how does it work? 

The practice of protecting sensitive information with codes and ciphers is thousands of years old. Today, it’s a technical art form that secures digital data that is being sent, received or stored. Better known as encryption, this protection method masks digital information so that only those with the correct encryption …

Introduction to Static, Dynamic, Strong and Weak Data Types

This article will explain what data types are, what is meant by the terms “static”, “dynamic”, “strong” or “weak” when we talk about data types, and why should we even care. What Are Data Types Anyway? If you’ve done any programming, you surely have seen variables, parameters or values returned …

Meet Courtney Robertson, Web Designer & Developer Advocate

Hi, I’m Courtney Robertson, the new Web Designer & Developer Advocate. I am joined the GoDaddy Pro Field Marketing team officially on June 1. My background & about me I have a background in WordPress and teaching that are nearly inseparable. I first found open-source in 2005 when I needed a …

Create Serverless Microservices with Node.js and AWS Lambda

If you’ve ever wanted to write a web app or API without messing around with the server, Amazon’s Lambda might be what you’re looking for. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of developer tools that Amazon develops and publicly offers.This article will get you up and running with Lambda, …

How to Target Design Elements with the CSS :not Pseudo-Class

Consistency is good practice in all areas of web design. On the front end, it makes for a better user experience. Under the hood, maintenance becomes more efficient. Yet there are times when a specific part of a design doesn’t quite fit the mold. It may be a one-off design …

How to Develop WordPress Locally with DevKinsta

Local development is the practice of building, editing, and testing code on a local machine, without the need for internet connectivity. The benefits are plentiful: You can work on your own code (or your client’s code) from anywhere. You can debug plugins and themes within different environments with a few …

GoDaddy Website Design Services and Google Lighthouse — design meets power

These days, the expectations for your site are high. Not only does your website need to look sharp, but it also needs to load quickly on a wide range of devices. Juggling all of the individual parts of keeping your site looking and running smoothly can overwhelm even the most …

How to use consumer psychology to grow your small business

I bet you never thought you’d be a part-time psychologist when you started your business.  Over the last 10 years of owning a digital marketing agency, I’ve come to realize that successful marketers marry the art of design with the science of consumer psychology. Funny enough, I almost double-majored in …

Website Terminology Glossary: Web Design, Vol. 2 

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

For Marketers Today, Reallocation Times (and Tools) are Critical

Marketers have always been tasked with adaptability, but the uncertainty and disruption over the past year as COVID-19 shifted many consumer habits left many marketers without a clear roadmap forward. The inability to face change and respond, however, can be costly—both when a brand stops marketing amid uncertainty, as well …

Q&A with macaron artist Anita Lee, owner of Colette Macaron

For entrepreneur Anita Lee, her journey into baking macarons began as a way to make tasty treats for her children with food allergies. Applying what she learned when making macarons with her kids, Anita launched Colette Macaron and continues to experiment and grow creatively.  Read more about her story below. …

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Have you ever looked through design books or online publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon a bunch of work that’s leaps and bounds more creative and technically proficient than anything you’ve done so far? I don’t mean a little bit better …

How to Deploy Your Jamstack Site to Cloudflare Pages

This article describes how deploy your Jamstack site to Cloudflare Pages — a new service with a simple-to-use and generous free hosting plan. The web world may be using WordPress, but developers are moving toward Jamstack technologies (also referred to as static sites). The name Jamstack (once written as JAMStack) …

React Query 3: A Guide to Fetching and Managing Data

Building front-end CRUD applications often starts out easy then turns complicated as you continue adding features. For every API endpoint, you’ll need to deal with state management, synchronization, caching and error handling. In this article, you’ll learn about a library called React Query and how it can help resolve all …

Immutable Array Methods: How to Write Remarkably Clean JavaScript Code

In our guide to variable assignment and mutation in JavaScript, we covered the concepts of variable assignment and mutation, looking at issues with mutations and how to manage them. In this article, we’ll see how JavaScript makes life extra difficult for us by including array methods that mutate the original …

Toxic workplace culture costing UK economy £20.2 billion per year

The cost of poor company culture is a staggering £20.2 billion per year, according to research from HR software provider Breathe. The report ‘The Culture Economy 2021’, claims that almost a third (27 percent) of SME employees quit their job due to poor workplace culture, an increase of 6 percent …

The 16 best project management software options for entrepreneurs

Teams that handle several projects at a time cannot rely solely on human memory to keep track of everything. And, unfortunately, trying to keep track of every project and task via email can be detrimental to productivity. There’s really only one clear answer for keeping track of what’s happening with …

It is time for organisations to embrace the digital workplace

With the rise of both cloud-based technology and the worldwide gig economy, the last ten years of the 21st century have seen some near-revolutionary changes in workplace practice. Entrepreneurs everywhere have been more than happy to make use of these developments, taking advantage of the new business models these changes …

Issue 5 of IN Magazine opens up new dimensions for the workplace

The digital edition of IN5 is now available, exploring the very latest thing on people, places and technology with print copies on their way soon. In the new issue: the different responses of nations to the pandemic; how some furniture makers are using new materials to do something real about …

This Credit Card Has No Annual Fee and Gives 3% Cash Back on Dining. Here’s Why It’s the Best of 2018

For a lot of people out there, the idea of paying an annual fee just to be allowed to spend money seems absurd. While annual fee credit cards can be cost-effective, we know there are plenty of you who think it’s a deal breaker and want to find the best …