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Study of Font Styles and Best Uses for Each

Study of Font Styles and Best Uses for Each

The world of typography can be daunting, to say the least. For a few dollars, you can download 10,000+ fonts in just a few minutes and tens of thousands are available for free if you are willing to sort through them all. Not only are there a plethora of font...

Simple Secrets of Successful Sales

Simple Secrets of Successful Sales

Selling is the most important element of any business and ranges from selling online products to selling groceries. The success of any business depends on a strong, unique selling point and the correct attitude to sell. You might be a freelancer or a salaried employee; you cannot avoid selling, as...

Types of Posts and How to Successfully Combine These on a Web Design Blog

Types of Posts and How to Successfully Combine These on a Web Design Blog

Having a blog could be dangerous because, for many of us, the entire process of administering and maintaining can turn into an addictive task, one not being happy until a new post is published; moreover, the addiction may be acute and one will wait for the first reaction of the...

Instagram and Pinterest: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Instagram and Pinterest: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Marketing has taken more evolutionary leaps in the past two years then it has in the time since cave men adorned their spears and clubs with rocks and bones to differentiate their awesome possessions. Throughout the history of marketing and advertising, there have been a couple of commonalities: The first...

Demystifying Facebook: Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook

Demystifying Facebook: Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook

Your social graph is determined by the quality of conversations, people on the network and information exchanged you and your network members. Hence, it’s important to adopt some best practices (Dos) and refrain from indulging in certain kind of untoward behavior (Don’ts) while interacting on a day-to-day basis. Though, you...

Are Job Ads Phishing For Free Innovation?

Are Job Ads Phishing For Free Innovation?

A recruiter recently announced an employment opportunity but it came with a test. Candidates would have to write a business plan they would implement in their first year with the company. The request was to “be innovative with your thinking!” The recruiter insisted candidates needed to “wow!” this company. With...

30 Ways Your Business Should Leverage Social Media This Year

30 Ways Your Business Should Leverage Social Media This Year

Social media is big in business circles and every business is scrambling to implement social media strategies to take advantage of this new opportunity. If your business is not already on the social media bandwagon, you still have time to create a social media strategy and start getting social. Here...

Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers: Good and Bad

Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers: Good and Bad

As bloggers, we face a wide variety of tasks each day related to managing and building our blogs. Productivity and efficiency are vital, especially for part-time bloggers. A number of extremely addictive and time-consuming habits stand in the way, though. I’m sure all bloggers wonder, “How did others make it...

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer

Before you read any further, answer this simple question. As a designer, who do you design your work for? Your client, your company, your customers or for yourself? I am sure different designers will have different answers. And this goes out for other professions too, e.g writing, teaching, playing music...

Explaining Creativity To Clients

Explaining Creativity To Clients

Is it that clients don’t understand business or is it they don’t understand creatives? Why is it creatives around the globe all have exactly the same complaints and horror stories about clients from hell? It’s not just ridiculously silly comments and requests, which make for the amusing stories we share...

How to Know and Beware of Some Bad Clients?

How to Know and Beware of Some Bad Clients?

This article is not really a usual site. Conventionally we have been told that our dear Mr. Client is the best thing that has ever happened to us. And we must do any and everything with in our reach to make certain that the client remains gleeful and satisfied with...

QR Codes and Microsoft Tags: New Promotion Generation

QR Codes and Microsoft Tags: New Promotion Generation

QR Codes are the latest cutting edge technique for linking the consumer of a traditional product to the digital world. They are a new way of spreading messages, improved by all those advantages and flexibility which Internet can offer. QR codes work in a variety of ways, including pointing people...

How To Do Keyword Research (What You Need to Know?)

How To Do Keyword Research (What You Need to Know?)

Search-engine optimization (SEO) is a main ingredient in website upkeep and an inescapable part of online marketing. The process of keyword research is vital to good SEO. Keyword-stuffing used to be the master card in terms of SEO, but those days are gone. Keyword research still carries weight, and website...

YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

YouTube vs. Self-Hosted Video: Pros & Cons for Webmasters

Video is a favorite way to attract new website visitors. As you know new visitors, means higher traffic. The higher traffic – the more chances to spread your ideas worldwide. The more juice you input in your ideas, the more new people will stop by at your site. This circle...

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

In a recent article, I made a generalization about Twitter only being used to drive traffic to a designer’s web site or blog. There were a couple of comments, stating I was wrong. Sure, it was a generalization to save 1,200 words, telling people what they already knew, but in...