8 Tips How to Make a Photo Portfolio

You can hardly find a photographer no matter how much experienced and well-known he is who doesn’t dream of the worldwide recognition. If you keep your photos shut in boxes or stocked on your PC nobody will be able to appreciate your artistry and talent. That is why it is indispensable to work out your own self-promotion strategy. One of the easiest self-promotional tactics is creating a portfolio. (more…)

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The State of Graphic Design [INFOGRAPHICS]

State of Graphic Design in 2012

Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic.

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How Website Color Design Affects Your Customers

The success of any website wether it is a blog, a sales-oriented internet online shop, a photo sharing website or an online business catalogue depends on a lot of factors. The key aces are interesting unique content, clear website layout, fast and easy navigation and others.

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7 Affordable Tools to Enhance a Small Business Website Look

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If you believe that a typical local business website is a two-page site with contact details, weird navigation and absence of design taste, you were partly right until this moment. For the past year, we reviewed many free apps to fine-tune website design and gave recommendations on website usability and style. Today, we will summarize our suggestions and give every website owner 7 ideas that may turn an ordinary website into a reliable web store or a real online brand page. Who said, that a good web design costs too much? Let’s ruin this myth!
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Digital Photography: 7 Top Online Resources for Beginners

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There are plenty of Internet pages that every amateur photographer should bookmark. Among these pearls you can find blogs, online photography courses, digital photography schools, e-books and much more. Here we have collected the best resources that share valuable information on taking perfect photos. So look at our guide on how to shoot great photos and explore the new knowledge centers:

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Why Do I Need to Add Google Maps to Website?

Google Maps for Small BusinessWhen you make money online, all you need is a highly conversional website with easy site navigation and an efficient e-commerce page. But when your website is an online add-on to real small business there is one key thing your website must have – a map that shows your location and explains how to drive to your office in this offline world.
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Polldaddy – Smart App for Website Polls, Ratings & Vote Forms

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A successful website development consists of many elements such as a good website builder, creative design themes, easy navigation, beautiful images and appealing unique content. To make your website more interactive and engaging you can add suitable social media buttons or increase communication via polls, surveys and ratings. This two-way communication is a great indicator of your audience tastes, demands and preferences.

Fortunately, there is no need to hire a developer to enrich your site with polls or voting boxes. Try Polldaddy, an easy online poll creating app. It lets you instantly embed polls on your web pages.
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Where to Find Browser Themes?

Default skin settings of most popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Opera leave much to be desired. Apple’s Safari can be an exception to the rules but still there has to be the way to change its look. What I aim at in this post are tips and tricks where to find colorful clothes for your browser.

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Google Helps You Create a Website for Free [YES!]

And you can do it without any specific knowledge! I knew that Google had such feature as creating your own website long ago. But most of my friends and acquaintances still make big eyes when I tell them about it. So, here is the revelation of the day: yes, it’s really easy to create a website even if you don’t know the website building principles. Thank you Google the Great!

Two years ago I employed Google Sites to create a test page for my family and one more page for my university classmates. There I uploaded various texts, photos and links, and tried to build a website that could serve as a prototype for a true one that would be hosted with some provider in the future. You know it was a good practice since I understood that I had to think over a lot of things like pages linking, their ranking, other links on the pages, pictures insertion, etc.
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Home Page Video: Pros & Cons

Website Home Page Video

Sometimes one picture is better than a poem. In some cases, a short video presentation shows more than screenshots and overview. A good 60 seconds video can reveal product features and uniqueness or display it in action. Popular startups like Box.net or 99design.com embedded introduction video on the website home page instead of traditional features overview and images.

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