A refreshing — and useful — change
I’m the first to admit I struggle with change. When something works and it’s already good, I become frustrated when the powers that be feel the need to change things. But change can be welcome. Change that will help others is never a bad thing. But changing just to change, changing because others think you need to … that’s where I stumble.
If you visit our website regularly, you may notice a change. Not in the fundamentals of who we are or how we serve our audience, but in how we deliver some of our content to you.
We recently completed a minor facelift to the home page of www.fluidpowerworld.com. Some categories changed to make it easier for our website visitors to better find the content they are looking for. So instead of Articles, you’ll now see Technologies. That first tab is further broken up into various component technologies, separated by hydraulic or pneumatic uses. We felt this would be a more functional way for our readers to find content — whether it’s basic FAQs, deeply technical articles, products, or industry news — relevant to the specific technologies they may be searching for.
Additionally, we have added two new menu items — Engineering Basics and Trending. Engineering Basics houses all our FAQs and basics articles on what components are, where they are used, how to specify and maintain them, common problems, troubleshooting tips and more. This is a great location to have your new fluid power engineers visit on a regular basis to get a handle on the many technologies they may be designing with in the future.
Under the Trending category, we’re bringing popular content under one umbrella on hot topics such as electrification, IoT, autonomous vehicles, the state of the industry, and more. Here, you will find the latest in system and machine innovations and where the future will take the fluid power industry.
Here is change I can be excited about. We at Fluid Power World look forward to continuing to bring you the best content out there on hydraulics and pneumatics technologies and we hope you find this facelift one worth celebrating.
Wishing all of our readers a happy New Year in 2022!
Mary C. Gannon • Editor
On Twitter @DW_marygannon
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