I don’t know about you but I spend hours a day in front of a screen (most of the time it’s two or more) working on projects. And honestly, it’s a bit difficult to keep my nose to the grindstone and work inside as the weather improves and Señor Sol shines his light outside.
It’s true that the ubiquity of WiFi hotspots affords me the opportunity to work at outside cafés, restaurant patios, even winery tasting rooms from time to time. But more often than not, I’m working in my studio.
One way that I’ve found to bring a little variety and beauty on to my screens is with the calendar wallpapers from SmashingMagazine.com. Every month they offer a plethora of well-designed wallpapers with calendars for my viewing pleasure. I find the calendar versions of the wallpapers particularly useful. When I need to look up a date, I just show my desktop on my Mac (Windows 7 Users) and view the calendar on my desktop. I’m sure this is nothing new to you. But, take a moment to look at SmashingMagazine.com’s Calendar Posts and pick out something you like. It will make your time in front of your screen much more enjoyable.
Try downloading more than one and set your desktop to switch between them randomly!