How Multi-Screen Technology Makes Work Easier for Coders
My names are James Jones and I am a web programmer as well as a designer. I may have chosen this lineage of career quite belated, first working as a cashier in a hypermarket in California and afterwards as a sales attendant in a clothes store in Hawaii, but I never regret any bit about the decision I made to venture in this industry. As a matter of facts, I believe that it was the best decision that I ever made.
My satisfaction in more yielded from the technological advancement and breakthroughs which form the basis for innovations in this industry. Though I haven’t done many contributions to the developments of the utilities and programs in this field, I’m usually fascinated by the innovations that other participants in the field come up with.
My love for technology is one of the driving and motivating factors which keep me going; the other being the need for productivity. Every bit of technological advancement is usually a plus for almost all designers. Not only does it gives us better and efficient ways of becoming more productive, but it helps us to save time, and, of course money, hence we are at a better position to be part of other issues which encircle our lives.
One such technological advancement which helps to make work easier for designers is the use of multiple screens at work.
Why Multi-Screen Use Results to More Productivity
Foremost, think about design like the way you’d walk into a clothes’ store, like the one where I was formerly employed with the intentions of purchasing a shirt for a summer holiday. You’d bet clothes shoppers never have in mind any particular outfit that they have decided to buy, and thus they will enter a store and probably go through the catalog and try to locate something fancy which interest them and is within one’s budget. From there one has to fit various shirts to find out which suits one the best.
This is a scenario that designers usually undergo. As you code and design a site, you want to keep on testing and checking if the code produces the best effects and present ability that your client wants. You will have to go through various comparisons and different designs test to find which best suits what the clients wants.
You might also be working with multiple browsers as you test that the design that you are working on is compatible with all of them, and if not, what changes need be done to ensure all this.
In such instances, working with multiple screens to test and compare all that makes working easier, efficient and saves time, hence more productive.
Multi-Screens Makes Working with Multiple Programs Easier
Designers must work with multiple programs. There are those coders who use local servers like me to for code maintenance and testing and hence whenever I’m at work I must have WAMP running as to service my local Apache server. Simultaneously, other programs like Sublime 2 my favorite code editor will also be open, so will be Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Putty, Skype, Email account, Team Viewer, several browsers etc.
Think how clumsy it would be to have all these programs open on a single monitor. They will not only overload the computer but to an extent they will derail working as you will have to keep flipping from one program to another. This also creates some confusion thus reducing productivity.
Multiple Monitors Enables a Designer to keep in Touch with the World
I’m taking about having your email account running so that you can have timely update of any mail which come along, most of which could be from a client who want to change some specifications etc. Skype is critical because you can communicate with a client and in between you may need to show him/her the design that you are working one in between the communication. You don’t want to continue with a design which doesn’t impress your client(s).
You might also have your Twitter hurdle open for updates about what is happening around you or any other social media account.