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Why The InstantShift Website Has Been Down for The Last Three Days

Why The InstantShift Website Has Been Down for The Last Three Days

Many of you have been wondering what happened to our site, why it was down and why we are not responding to emails related to InstantShift.com. In short, our website was hacked. Because of this vicious attack, InstantShift.com has been down the last three days We have been continuously updating...

The Politics of Typography

The Politics of Typography

Graphic designers will already appreciate the important role of typography in delivering a message, and that throughout the ages the character and form of typography has often reflected the historical and political spirit of the epoch in which it was created. While the use, context and meaning of different typefaces...

What is Ghost Blogging?

What is Ghost Blogging?

Ghost bloggers and ghostwriters are authors who are hired to write content for clients. Sounds pretty simple, right? The catch–and reason for the funny name–is that these authors don’t receive credit for their work. People can produce and receive ghost-written content for a variety of media, including blog posts, internet...

How to Handle Negativity in Your Design Business

How to Handle Negativity in Your Design Business

Negativity (or Criticism) is extraordinarily helpful and, at the same time, can be extraordinarily destructive. It depends where it comes from. We have probably all come across individuals who criticize everything and everybody, for example. Their constant stream of criticism probably comes from a need to assert their sense of...

Perfect Blog Articles: from the Idea to the Post

Perfect Blog Articles: from the Idea to the Post

Writing blog articles requires patient and writing abilities that can be trained. Either if you already run your successful blog, or, otherwise, you are at the very start of the play, you surely have thought once in your writing life “How can I fill in this blank page in a...

Choosing the Right Content for your Blog

Choosing the Right Content for your Blog

Blogging is one of the fastest growing businesses today in the Web world. Innumerable blogs emerge every day, and that means the competition gets tougher. Blogs are written by a variety of writers: some are amateurs, others professionals. Some blog for fun while others keep it business-focused and try to...

Hiring Staff for Your New Blog: Is It Worth It?

Hiring Staff for Your New Blog: Is It Worth It?

Blogging is one of the greatest businesses growing with the emergence of the online economy. There are innumerable blogs from every corner of the world, whether by amateurs or professionals. Some post as a hobby, while others make a career of it, a money-earning profession. For those in the latter...

Easy to Follow Image Editing Guidelines

Easy to Follow Image Editing Guidelines

With using photo editing software, you can easily enhance, sort and store digital images. In this article we look at scoring and keeping track of your images, applying effects, and the formats that you may need to share your work with others. Use these easy to follow image editing guidelines...

The Post Economic Crisis Freelancer Portrait

The Post Economic Crisis Freelancer Portrait

The entire world is worried about the effects of the economic crisis and the people who are more pessimistic consider that we are just going through another phase of a bigger crisis than the economists have told us. Even the most influential governors declared that they still don’t know where...

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 2

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 2

It’s a sad but interesting fact that war creates the greatest amount of innovation over a short period of time. It seems we are very bold about creating ways to effectively kill each other brutally then we are about improving the quality of life. This does, however, point to need...

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 1

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 1

Have you ever been sitting, watching TV and a show or ad comes on and you say, “I had that idea a long time ago!” and then feel like you’re a failure? Some people say there are no new ideas, that everything has been done and some say they have...

The History of Social Media

The History of Social Media

Social interaction is imperative in culture and in trade. In this world of fragile relationships and difficult dealings, accessible and feasible techniques are needed so that we can communicate easily with one another and participate in interactive conversations. Social media is the use of digital (and often mobile) technologies and...

A Short Introduction into Typography

A Short Introduction into Typography

Due to the huge opportunities, sometimes, the online medium is more competitive than the “material reality” and, here, existing is equivalent to being professional. Freelance web designers but also specialized companies noticed this fact very quickly, doing their best to have an interesting and eye-catching online presence at the same...

Power Over Others: It’s Not What You Think

Power Over Others: It’s Not What You Think

When I started my career, oddly enough as an illustrator, I asked a famous artists why there were so many nasty peers in the business and why professionals of his level were so friendly and helpful. He smiled and said, “there’s all the room at the top and precious little...

Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Business

Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Business

Freelancing is on a high, and more and more professionals are taking this route. Executive-level full-time professionals are not the only ones contemplating it; personnel at all levels and from various industries want a taste of freelancing. The lure of “becoming one’s own boss” and deciding one’s own schedule is...