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 things are going.

The Post Economic Crisis Freelancer Portrait

Instability is a common word nowadays and almost every businessman has given up various expansion projects. These issues aren’t novelty but Instant Shift hasn’t the reputation of a blog that treats financial and economic topics.

This post has as primary scope the presentation of the effects of the crisis in the web design industry and how to resist in a very unstable climate.

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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.

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 2

This does, however, point to need as the biggest driver of innovation. So how does one explain the success of the Pet Rock and the Smurfs? People like killing each other while collecting odd little pop culture items!

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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 no luck with their ideas.

Innovation And Other Great Ideas – PART 1

The Beatles certainly went through years of rejection from music executives that said guitar music was on the way out, etc., etc. blah, blah, blah. Who was right? What did The Who go through?

29 publishers turned down JK Rowling, also known as the richest woman in England thanks to her uber-successful Harry Potter series, before someone saw the charm and possibilities of the idea. One can only hope there are 29 editors still looking for work.

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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 Internet-based applications for exchanging or creating conversation. In other words, it is is media for social interaction.

The History of Social Media

Presently, social media is an integral part of modern society, and social networking is a big industry. With virtually instantaneous response time, hogging space and time has never been so possible. Just a click opens the door of possibilities and makes one realize that there are answers for just about every question. Thus, social media is a blend of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value.

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How to Take Good People/Portrait Photographs

People are probably the most widely photographed subjects. However, people photography needs special treatment in terms of composition, lighting, depth of field and most importantly a “natural look”. It is a misconception that shooting people/portraits needs elaborate studio equipment. Contrary to the popular belief, people can be photographed successfully in natural light.

How to Take Good People/Portrait Photographs

A traditional portrait is of a person sitting looking straight at the camera – in my opinion, far too boring. I like to get them to use hand gestures or else add a few props around them.

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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 time.

A Short Introduction into Typography

Nowadays, portfolios, the best proofs that reveal the skills and the potential of someone, are very important and these may make the difference between a successful web services provider and a non-profitable one. A part of the overall success is actually represented by the attention paid to all the details; nothing should be neglected because all the clients are just a click distance away from another competitor.

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