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10 tips for self development

10 tips for self development

Personality development is a term which is often misunderstood to be self development and or just limited to enhancing one’s own looks. So it becomes necessary to get a clear picture on what is personality development and what is self development. Personality development is something which more »

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World Cup Schedules & Calendar Art

World Cup Schedules & Calendar Art

2014 Brazil Soccer Calendar A 2014 Soccer Calendar, inspired by the World Cup, featuring women doing the 12 most famous moves in soccer. Original link here: http://www.mikecampau.com/41872/2041402/image-design/brazil-2014-world-cup-inspired-soccer-calendar Enjoy! SCHEDULE THURSDAY, JUNE 12 3 pm CT | Brazil vs. Croatia | Sao Paulo | TV: ESPN/Univision (USA), CBC (Canada) FRIDAY, JUNE 13 11 am CT | Mexico vs. Cameroon | Natal | TV: ESPN2/Univision (USA), CBC (Canada) 2 pm more »

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Amazon 3D phone and “Prime” data service for June 18th

Eyebrows are raising all over the Web. Amazon, which has been rumored to be working on a 3D smartphone for months, could officially debut a new handset in just a few weeks. The company is hosting a device unveiling event on June 18 in Seattle, more »

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Codigo QR

Codigo QR

E l código QR (Quick Response Barcode) es un código bidimensional con una matriz diseñada para un escaneo rápido de información, creado en 1994 por Denso Wave empresa de origen Japones. El código QR es de forma cuadrada y puede ser fácilmente identificado por su patrón de cuados more »

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Original Business Card Design

Original Business Card Design

These 29 Business Cards Are So Brilliant You Can’t Help But Keep Them. But #17, That’s Just Wrong. LOL. http://www.viralnova.com/cool-business-cards/

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How do I clear my web browser’s cache, cookies, and history?

How do I clear my web browser’s cache, cookies, and history?

On this page: About cache, cookies, and history Android Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer 8 and higher Internet Explorer 7 Mobile Safari for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) Opera Safari About cache, cookies, and history Each time you access a file through your web browser, the more »

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Muddy Google Web Fonts: Watch Your @font-face font-weight

Muddy Google Web Fonts: Watch Your @font-face font-weight

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Sophisticated WordPress Development

Sophisticated WordPress Development

In search of a good way to develop a theme with the elements the project requires rather than getting somebody else’s I found a bare bones theme called BONES that has only the essential files WP  needs. This is an article on Making a Theme in Bones, more »

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12 Websites to Download Free Textures & Patterns

12 Websites to Download Free Textures & Patterns

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Google Tasks sidebar in Gmail

Google Tasks sidebar in Gmail

RightTasks for Gmail is an extension for Chrome, which adds your Google Tasks to a sidebar in Gmail. Google Calendar has this feature by default, and allows you to have your Google Tasks visible in a sidebar, on the right side of the calendar. Since it’s so more »

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Imitate before you create

Imitate before you create

Trends and experts exist for a reason: they work. The wheel doesn’t need reinventing, and neither does your line of work. Hundreds of thousands of freelancers have walked in your shoes and have paved a way. Walk on that path, embrace it and you’ll make more »

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Why pay for web design?

Why pay for web design?

The intention of most people who decide to create a new website is to create a steady source of income for themselves. So some people may wonder why they should spend some of their budget on paying someone else to design and create their websites. more »

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10 Great Google Font Combinations You Can Copy

10 Great Google Font Combinations You Can Copy

The average man considers which flavor of Doritos will taste good with his Heineken. The sophisticated man considers which cheese will pair well with his choice of wine. The designer of course considers which two fonts will look great on the same page. Today we’re more »

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How to Add Google Web Fonts in WordPress Themes the “Right” way

How to Add Google Web Fonts in WordPress Themes the “Right” way

Google Web fonts are amazing free resource for web designers. In WPBv4, we have started using a popular Google Font combination: Oswald and Lora. Some of our users have asked us how to add Google Web fonts in WordPress themes. If you remember, we showed how to more »

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How To Write An Effective Design Brief

How To Write An Effective Design Brief

If you answer these questions below in an ordered and detailed fashion, your design brief will be 90% done… the other 10% will come from further questions from the designer after you submit your brief. Have fun answering the questions and remember, provide as much detail more »

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Five Reasons Why Freelancers Should Have A Contract For Every Job

Five Reasons Why Freelancers Should Have A Contract For Every Job

Five Reasons Why Freelancers Should Have A Contract For Every Job A contract can help to assure that both you and the client agree on the terms of the project and the nature of the work. A contract clearly spells out payment terms, due date, more »

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10 Reasons Websites Should Not Play Music

10 Reasons Websites Should Not Play Music

A website that starts playing music or talking at me as soon as its first page loads is not such a good idea. It seems that some website creators really don’t think through what they are doing and who they are doing it for. Are more »

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SEO and SEM

SEO and SEM

Getting traffic from search engines A common question we hear is “How do I get higher position on Google?” Before we get to the how, let’s take a look at the two primary types of results displayed by the major search engines. Search engines display more »

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Logo Design

Logo Design

Describe what you want ? To produce the perfect design, our designers need to know exactly what you’re looking for. Be as specific as you can to ensure you attract as many designers as possible – it helps to stand out! What is your business more »

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Web Strategy – the Basics

Web Strategy – the Basics

Although a successful web marketing plan often starts with a new website, it can really be much more (see diagram to the right). It can be a variety of online activities that create traffic, inspire interaction, use social media and convert marketing into sales. If more »

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Windows & Mac Common Fonts.

Windows & Mac Common Fonts.

Windows fonts / Mac fonts / Font family Normal style Arial, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif Arial Black, Arial Black, Gadget, sans-serif Comic Sans MS, Comic Sans MS5, cursive Courier New, Courier New, monospace Georgia1, Georgia, serif Impact, Impact5, Charcoal6, sans-serif Lucida Console, Monaco5, monospace Lucida Sans more »

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QR-Code Generator

QR-Code Generator

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) designed to be read by smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a more »

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21 Free Music Players For Your Website

21 Free Music Players For Your Website

Realizing the increasing demand of useful apps across the web, we regularly feature commercial and free software on Handcut Designs, so decided it was time to bring a roundup of free website music related applications to your attention. Just keep in mind that this list more »

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Computer Repair

Computer Repair

“WE MAKE COMPUTERS COOPERATE!” Andrew Abbatiello, MCSE – NT/2000 Computer/Networking Consultant ASA Computer Guys, Inc. Tel 847.590.9250 [email protected] www.asacomputerguys.com ASA Computer Guys is an Information Technology consulting company serving small business and residential clients in the Chicagoland area.We offer you 20 years of expertise. Our technicians more »

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The Freelancer’s Toolset

The Freelancer’s Toolset

The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need Running a business for yourself means you have to be inventive and always on the lookout for a new and better way to get things done. Innovation junkies, take note: the Internet has more »

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PowerPoint Alternatives

PowerPoint Alternatives

Best Online Presentation Software for Business Online software/apps have several advantages against desktop competitors – they are accessible on every computer that have internet connection and you may forget about difficult installation and configuration process. In this article I want to share some of the more »

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Google Analytics Explained

Google Analytics Explained

It’s important to not only look at how many visitors are coming to your site but also what they are doing when they get there. There are many metrics you can track via analytics, however some of the key ones are as follows: Total Visits more »

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Fixing a Broken WordPress Theme

Fixing a Broken WordPress Theme

The free-as-in-beer nature of WordPress and many of its themes and plugins is fantastic for experimenting with your site’s design without breaking the bank. However, with such a wide array of options available from so many sources, it’s inevitable that bugs will appear – sometimes more »

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14 WordPress Video Tutorials

14 WordPress Video Tutorials

WordPress is one of the most popular bloging platform. It’s free, highly-customizable, and very easy to install and use. In this post, I will give you list of video tutorials and screencast available. (from http://www.snilesh.com/resources/wordpress/wordpress-video-tutorials/) Designing for WordPress

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10 Characteristics of a web designer

10 Characteristics of a web designer

10 Characteristics To Look For When Choosing A Web Designer

Are you looking for a web designer to get your website design projects done? Hiring a web designer is a crucial decision and there are a number of factors that should be considered while choosing a web designer for your website design projects.

This article from ATAK Interactive, a Los Angeles Web Design company will break down the essential 10 characteristics to look for when choosing someone to design your website.

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In Defense of The Jack of All Trades

In Defense of The Jack of All Trades

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an more »

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SEO – Quick Start EASY Links

SEO – Quick Start EASY Links

Some very useful tools for Search Engine Optimization http://wwwstatbrain.com/wwwyourdomain.com http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.yourdomain.com http://www.builtwith.com/?yourdomain.com http://snapshot.compete.com/yourdomain.com http://www.aboutus.org/yourdomain.com http://wwwquantcast.com/yourdomain.com http://www.cubestat.com/www.yourdomain.com http://whois.tools4noobs.com/info/yourdomain.com http://www.alexa.com/sitefinfo/yourdomain.com http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=yourdomain.com http://www.siteadvisor.cn/sites/yourdomain.com/summary/ http://whois.domaintools.com/yourdomain.com http://www.aboutdomain.org/backlinks/yourdomain.com/ http://www.whoisya.com/yourdomain.com http://www.who.is/whois-com/yourdomain.com http://www.zimbio.com/search?q=yourdomain.com&btnG=Search http://whois.ws/whois-info/ip-address/yourdomain.com/ http://whoisx.co.uk/yourdomain.com http://searchanalytics.compete.com/site_referrals/yourdomain.com FOR INDEXING WEBSITES Clasifieds: Craigslist post in 10 regions in the small biz ads using anchor text USFreeAds more »

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