Graphic Design Training — Enhancing Your Computer Graphic Design Skills

Graphic designers nowadays require not only creative abilities, but also some understanding of other graphic design-related areas such as computer graphic design.

During the 80’s, the advent of desktop publishing and of design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Fireworks, put the power and versatility of the computer at graphic designers’ fingertips. Designers for the first time were easily able to manipulate images and create 3D images using the computer. Computers are now considered to be an indispensable tool in the graphic design industry, though some traditional graphic designers may still prefer to use manual and traditional tools for their creative endeavors.

With modern graphic design concepts and methodologies always changing, graphic designers need to continually advance their knowledge of different graphic design techniques, innovations and graphic design software packages. At present, the basic instructions in graphic designing cannot guarantee for a competitive product anymore without the use of … Read More

Search Engine Optimization Basics – Know Your Keywords

I laugh to myself when I hear everyone in SEO talking about how the most important thing to improve your website’s position in Google is backlinks. Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely agree that building backlinks to your pages is important, but there is something that I consider much more important – and that is keyword research.

You see, there is no point have millions of backlinks to your website if you are targeting keywords or phrases that are not being search by people.

So many times I have heard of ‘seo experts’ claiming they have the number one position for keywords that sound impressive, but when you do the keyword research you realize that no one is looking (let alone buying) from those keywords. So they might sound impressive, but they end up just being ‘trophy keywords’.

This is why I believe that keyword research and optimization is … Read More

Is Your Office Equipment Storing Sensitive Information?

Today’s corporate printers run much like a computer and are often multifunctional; they can not only print, but also copy, scan, email, and fax. These printers contain hard drives that help manage large print jobs and store forms, fonts, macros, and images. It’s the last part that should be somewhat alarming. If an organization owns a printer with a hard drive, it may currently be saving sensitive and confidential images to its memory. They have the ability to store images on a continuous loop and depending on the capacity, could be indefinitely, or until the memory is physically erased. Fax machines and personal home printers don’t usually have drives, so the security risk is virtually non-existent.

The three most common solutions to eliminating the risk of a printer hard drive security breach are 1) set the printer setting to not use the drive at all; 2) use encryption software or … Read More

Samsung U600 – Smart Sophistication

When every other handset manufacturer has released ultra cool handsets, Samsung can not afford to stay behind. For that, Samsung finds a perfect answer in the form of its highly acclaimed ultra sleek family, which is endowed with very good looking handsets. The very first member of this ultra family is the Samsung D900, which clearly catches the attention of users worldwide with its sleek profile and extravagant features. And now, Samsung has released its another remarkable gadget – the Samsung U600 , which is endowed with various advanced multimedia and productivity applications. However, the competition has reached the pinnacle stage in the mobile world and Samsung has taken every necessary step to retain its dedicated following.

Designing does play a critical role in the overall success of a handset. And, you just can not ask for a better designing, when it comes to Samsung U600 . Besides all the … Read More

SEO: The Power of the Inbound Link

Link building can be a difficult part of any Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. It may even be harder trying to maintain a list of those who are linking to your site.

Did you know that search engines have made this a bit easier for online business to monitor? While the procedure for each search engine may be slightly different you can learn about many of the most successful inbound links you have to your website.

For the purpose of this article I will use the Google search engine. In order to check for inbound links I will use one of my websites I begin by typing the word link in the search window of the search engine followed by the website name. In the end it looks like this: link: for your website it would look like link:

In this search there were over 10,000 inbound … Read More

Permanent Weight Loss – A Question of Re-Programming

This morning I received an email from my great friend Jen. In it was a question asked by the cybernetics engineer Norbert Weiner in response to a question, about how to determine the causes of schizophrenia, from his friend and epidemiologist, Gregory Bateson.

The email went on to adapt the question into one that I found most revealing. So I though you may like to ponder over it as I have done …

"If you were going to build a machine that produced a battle with weight, size, shape and food the way you do it, what would the machine need to do?"

Think about it and write down your own answers before you read what mine were. Do not forget, we are all definitely different and your machine may be quite different from mine!

So my machine (as it used to be) was developed to run a program that … Read More

Gadgets – The History

We create hundreds of gadgets every week and the majority of them are electronic and much more functional, but are they as useful as those ones before?

At the very beginning people where gathering fruit, fruits and vegetables they were finding to feed themselves. Then they started hunting using rocks to kill animals. The first gadget created at that time was a bow and arrow, hunters were the most successful and they also used them to protect themselves from there enemies.

Centuries later, when humans needed to transport materials they designed the wheel. Why so late? was not it needed earlier. the result of their wheel creation, was the wheel barrow, the horse and cart, and then of course the car, many things we take for granted now use the wheel for example most mechanical devices gave wheels, even modern day ipods have wheels. Where we be without wheels well, … Read More

Content is King For Websites

As a website owner, you must give your visitors what they want.

The main goal of your website is to “sell” your products, services or ideas. An eCommerce (Shopping Cart) site directly earns revenue by taking online orders. Informational sites seek to persuade visitors to travel to a physical location or request further details by phone, email, or signing up for a newsletter or membership. Whatever tactic your site takes, you must study the whole process from the visitor’s point of view. Right from the start, your web pages must be engaging and provide what people came there to find.

Keep the people happy

“Content is King!” This has been the credo of web designers and SEO experts from day one. Incorporate the “keywords” and “key phrases” your visitors are searching for throughout the site. Keywords are the words and phrases that people type into search engines. The most popular … Read More

Internet Marketing SEO is Easy to Do

The first thing to do for internet marketing SEO (search engine optimization) is research your keywords. Keywords are the words people type in to find websites about the topic of their interest. If you know which keywords people use to find information like what you offer, you can rise to a top position in search engines.

Keyword Tips

First brainstorm a list of every word that comes to your mind regarding your product or service. Come up with 25-30 words to get you started. When you get started researching the words on your list, you will automatically see other keywords that go along with those you have created. You will need some words to start get you started. As you go along, it will become easier and easier to come up with almost an unlimited list of keywords.

How Many People Search Using Those Keywords Daily?

To find places where … Read More

A Guide to Make Money Online Working From Home

It's simply simple to make money if you are prepared and quite committed enough to go the distance, however you do have loads of individuals that have convinced themselves that they'll never be able to operate a business based at home. Some have had the misfortune of being deceived out of their money by some websites, after being sold the promise to work from home. Part of their policy is that potential employees pay a deposit upfront, after which the information on how to make money on the internet is sent out.

My advice is that you should not hand your money to any of these websites, these individuals are scam artists and are prepared to rob you of your hard earned money. No reputable business that's offering the opportunity to work from home, will ask for money upfront, this is the normal practice in all other areas, and rings … Read More