Today’s post is by our intern Stephanie Boyden who has been working closely with Jay to develop a number of client websites.
This past semester I took a class called “Creativity and Communication.” On the first day my professor stressed to us that everyone has the ability to be creative, but living in a world that caters to left-brainers, often we lose sight of that ability. She introduced us to a book called A Whole New Mind, which I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since putting it down. The author Daniel Pink emphasized that in an increasingly automated world of computers and outsourcing, it will be the right-brainers that rule America’s future, those that have the ability to think divergently yet relevantly.
So what does this have to do with web design? At Roundpeg, an Indianapolis web design firm, I’ve been working with WordPress for about a month now, and in doing so I’ve realized that creating a website through WordPress is the perfect combination of right and left-brain thinking. Picking themes, color schemes and layouts allows me to use my intuition and creativity. At the same time, finding the right plug-ins, altering code, and playing with SEO lets me use my analytic thinking and logic skills. I have never really considered myself to lean strongly one way, and taking evaluations for my class confirmed that split directly down the middle. This is why I have really enjoyed working with WordPress thus far.
No matter what kind of thinker you are, when it comes to web design the great thing about WordPress is that it is set up to make creating websites easier for everyone. No matter what side of your brain you use, it will allow you to exercise a different kind of thinking.
If you are interested in learning more about this subject, check out Danie’s book A Whole New Mind: