Jonny Rowntree, no stranger to this site, is back with us again. This time he's offering a few things you can do to help make your desk and workspace look a bit nicer...
Since I was 3 years old, I’ve been surrounded by technology. I got my first computer at 3, my first mobile phone at 7 and then high speed internet when I was 13. As I was born in 1994, I wasn’t brought up with technology right away, unlike some of the children being born today.
Ever since being connected to the web, I’ve become passionate about technology and I’ve helped other family members and friends to become enthralled with technology. I’ve switched to the Mac and back to Windows again, which fascinated some of my Twitter followers. Now that I’m 18 and have spent 5 good years on the web, I’m sharing some of my favorite websites that have helped me not only work with the equipment I have but to also style it in such a minimalistic fashion.
Computer setups have become a big thing ever since David DiFranco started his website, TekSetups. I alone have had at least 3 of my computer setups featured on the site and something I’ve grown to love now as I travel to different places is simplicity. I was brought up using a clunky old Windows desktop then I switched to the Mac, which was a good experience but that’s for another blog post. Switching to the Mac allowed me to understand why Apple and the late Steve Jobs created these machines with passion to simplify and enhance consumers lives. Most of the setups featured on Simple Desks are Mac setups but that doesn’t stop Windows users from getting on the scene. Simple Desks inspire me to clean up my setup and make it look presentable instead of it becoming cluttered and unmanageable. One saying that stands by me is “Clean desk, clean mind” which allows me to work so much better.
Staying with the passion to share photos of your computer setup, Desktoply, created by Dean Perry, allows users to sign up to the network for free and share the internals of their computer. Although it is orientated towards the Mac user through its setup process, Windows users are welcome to sign up and share away. Desktoply allows users to share their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad homescreens, which truly shows it has a slight passion and love towards Apple with their Macs and iDevices. You can find me on Desktoply under the profile name “Jonny”.
If you’re rocking one of the default wallpapers that come with your computer (unless you are rocking a Retina MacBook Pro and don’t have a great selection of wallpapers out on the web to choose from) you may be interested in Simple Desktops. Simple Desktops does what it says in the address bar. They are minimal, beautiful and show off your desktop in style. That is my top list of websites which have helped improve my computer setup. Go away, smart everything up and share it with us!