The Olive Reading List: August 14, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Google Says Website Encryption – Or Lack Thereof – Will Now Influence Search Rankings

Website encryption may soon play a big part in your Google page rankings. Is it finally time to give your website security the attention it deserves?
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

Why Asking for Help Makes You a Stronger Leader

Socrates understood that “the more you learn the less you know.” It only makes sense that the more you are trying to accomplish, the more you’ll need to know, and therefore the more help you’ll need. This article acknowledges why it’s not always so easy to ask for help, but why doing so benefits everyone.
— Shawn Lockhart (@ShawnALockhart )

Web Designers Checklist

I would probably make this checklist about twice as long, but this is an excellent start for all you organizationally-inclined web designers out there.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

The Creative Process, in an Endearing Comic

Quite a lovely little illustration of the creative process.
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me.

Ever wonder what would happen if you spent two straight days ‘liking’ everything you saw on Facebook? This article explores just that!
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

Throwback Thursday:, Among the Earliest Commercial Websites, has been on the Web for 20 Years

Before the phrase “web design” even existed, Microsoft had an Internet homepage. A look back at 20 years of their site is proof that web design has come a long way, and it certainly raises the question: How will web design change in the next 20 years?
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

WTF Just Happened: My Computer Monitor Looks Awful on Camera

Have you ever wondered why your photos and videos of a TV or computer screen look terrible? Here’s why.
— Jonathan Sollie (@solliedesign)

These Finger Paintings Are Actually Complex Ant Pathways

If an ant could type, what would it say? Artist Adriana Ramic translates ant walking patterns into “swipe-to-text” passages in a beautiful mismatch of color and words.
— Leah Alsum

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