Does your website have the ‘Seven Year Itch’?

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s been the same-old, same-old for years, and now you’re itching to change your website. Well… as Dr. Brubaker once said, “When something itches, my dear sir, the natural tendency is to scratch.”The “seven-year itch,” so named in the eponymous 1955 romantic comedy featuring Dr. Brubaker, is the notion of unfavorable conditions over a period of time. Perhaps your credit union or bank’s website is stale or your messaging isn’t yielding the same results.Truth be told, in the website development arena, it’s more like the three-year itch. Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate. Every day we are “Googling” long tail keywords in search of answers to our questions. And if we don’t find what we are looking for we immediately click off. And this isn’t just about actual answers. Perceptual answers – copy, images and design – cloud our judgement.Responsive design allows your website to be viewed on any platform, whether it is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device. The user experience adjusts and adapts to the display. With responsive design, you can keep more people engaged with your website. continue reading »last_img read more

DOST designs ‘no-contact’ specimen collection booth to boost COVID testing

first_imgIt also has a small built-in screen that displays the pressure difference inside the booth. With the help of the pressure sensor, the health worker is notified of the real-time pressure inside the booth. DOST Region 6 recently turned over the first SCB in Western Visayas to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Negros Occidental. * Don Jose Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital in BArotac Nuevo, Iloilo It maintains a positive pressure inside the booth that comes from a ventilator with a filter in order to prevent outside contamination from coming in.  With the booth, a medical staff can extract specimens from multiple patients without having physical contact with them.  The DOST central office is allocating P20 million for the manufacturing, distribution, and installation of this innovation through its Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD). (Sol Salazar, DOST-6/PN) These hospitals were identified by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 as recipients of the SCB. ILOILO City – To speed up testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has designed no-contact” specimen collection booths (SCB). DOST-6 is now conducting the final inspection of the units and shall continue with the distribution to the hospitals as soon as the units are ready.  * Western Visayas Sanitarium in Santa Barbara, Iloilo * Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City This is the first Specimen Collection Booth (SCB) for Western Visayas turned over to the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental by the Department of Science and Technology 0 Region 6 led by Assistant Regional Director Emelyn Flores (leftmost) and Engineer Glady Reyes (second from right). Others in the photo are Dr. Ma. Estrella Ledesma (second from left), hospital chief, and Medical Technologist Charity Hilado. With the booth, a medical staff can extract specimens from multiple patients without physical contact with them. DOST-6 PHOTO * Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City DOST-6 is set to distribute four more SCB units to the following hospitals in the region:last_img read more