As a mom, I try to teach my kids to be grateful all year. Each day we chat about something they’re thankful for and their responses often take me by surprise. I’ve heard things like, “my toes!”, “my comfortable pillow”, and my favorite: “that we live on Earth because if we lived on Jupiter we’d die”.
Since I’m the only mom at liquidfish, I wanted to ask our team the same question. It’s clear from their responses that 2017 has been a great year!
In the early days of the internet, everything was text. I wasn’t there; I didn’t really start using the internet until well after the advent of the Web, though before we had good search. But my father made use of, even moderated, Usenet messaging boards (think forums you subscribe to via your internet provider), and he communicated with people in many different situations.
In honor of the holiday, we'd like to share a few of the things we're most afraid of.
As I write this, liquidfish’s owner and president, Cody, is attending the Metro 50 Awards Dinner. The Metro 50 is a list created by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber featuring the top 50 fastest growing privately owned companies in the Oklahoma City metro area. This is our third year being included on this list, so in honor of that achievement, I want to write a little about the culture of high expectations and learning here at liquidfish that I believe is the reason we’ve been able to grow so much for this long.
If you are blessed with great vision and motor skills and aren’t familiar with the concepts of accessibility, first, be thankful, second, try to traverse a website using a screen reader like VoiceOver. It will give you a whole new perspective.
Google has announced that it will increase its push in favor of SSL certificates on sites by ranking HTTPS sites higher that HTTP sites in search results and marking them as "not secure" beginning in October.
Hello, readers of The Current, my name is Will Cobb, intern and good luck charm at liquidfish. I say "good luck charm" because liquidfish has done suspiciously well scoring new business since I started showing up every day in June (12 new clients, 16 projects). I’m from San Marino, California, near Los Angeles, and am entering my senior year at the University of Oklahoma. I was lucky to have my first internship experience with liquidfish this summer, which was a dream come true. I have been so fortunate to have this experience and my utmost gratitude goes to those who believe in me, and agree I’m a wonderful fit at liquidfish. The view of the fish tank in the front office of our great location here in Bricktown, OKC may have inspired some of the metaphors below... Let’s dive in.
When I started at liquidfish over two and half years ago, I had a very limited knowledge base about website design and development. While I had a small vocabulary from my previous job in marketing, it was nowhere near the level I am required to have to do my job well at a company like liquidfish, which is first and foremost a web development company. In the first few months, I not only had to learn how the company was run, but also absorb everything I could about the website development process. This was no easy feat—it took a long time to learn all I have learned—and even now, I find myself expanding my education every day.
Some people call it “the hustle,” others “the grind”; regardless of how you prefer to work, it constitutes a huge percentage of our lives. That can sound bleak to some, but it’s what you choose to do with that time that truly impacts your quality of work, and in the long run, your quality of life.