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Authenticity in Web Design

Posted by Artisan on Mar 31, 2014 6:00:00 PM

According to HubSpot, photographs are becoming increasingly more important in web design. No one knows that better than Shutterstock, which offers more than 30 million images that have been downloaded over 350 million times as of 2013. Web design careers will require designers to stay abreast of the current trends in photographs for web sites, which Shutterstock discusses in its third annual report on global design trends. The most significant findings in that report include the growing popularity of filtered photographs and flat design in website design for 2013.

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Money Tips for Freelancers

Posted by Artisan on Mar 30, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Being in business as a freelancer requires some discipline you may not need at a regular job. You depend on yourself for income, so you want to reach that point of monetary balance that works for you and your needs.

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Creating Your Own Pinterest Success Story

Posted by Artisan on Mar 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Wantering, a fashion search engine driven by substantial community participation, recently drew the attention of Mashable with an extensive Pinterest board intertwining images of fashion lives from past and present with the best designs.

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4 Web Design Flaws to Avoid

Posted by Artisan on Mar 25, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Every professional web designer wants to deliver an end product that makes your client do a happy dance while singing praise. Right? Of course. Everyone wants that. Happily dancing clients lead to word of mouth referrals, which in turn pads bank accounts. Great design depends on creativity and individual instinct, but here are a few things to avoid.

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How to Mobile Market Like a Boss

Posted by Artisan on Mar 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM

If there’s one thing mobile marketers and mobile app developers know, it’s the power of the smart phone. Today, the number of smart phone owners in the world almost exceeds the number of PC and tablet owners combined.

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New Facebook Update Requires Link Method Changes

Posted by Artisan on Mar 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that the folks in charge at Facebook are fond of shaking things up. For the average user, the vast majority of algorithmic changes are barely noticed. However, for businesses who use Facebook to market themselves to their customers, those changes often require a change of approach. Recently, Facebook announced changes that will greatly impact the visibility of certain types of status updates posted by business pages.

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Facebooking Your Way to Employment

Posted by Artisan on Mar 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Facebook has evolved into far more than a social media site. It can serve as a venue to support personal and professional initiatives, not the least of which is finding yourself a job.

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5 Free Tools for Killer Content Creation

Posted by Artisan on Mar 18, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Technology moves with breathtaking speed making tried and true methodologies obsolete. Here are 5 free tools that will help you make the content you share more meaningful. Not only will they help you maximize your ability to communicate, they’ll also help you take note of the amazing rate at which choice new functionality becomes available. When you’re blogging or sharing on social media, these tools will add sparkle.

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The Future of Hover Effects in a Touchscreen World

Posted by Artisan on Mar 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The use of hover effects on websites is familiar to most people in web design careers. Hover has been a useful user interface (UI) tool that works when the mouse cursor pauses above an area the website owner wants to feature with highlighted information. However, now that the trend in computer use is leaning heavily in the direction of non-mouse devices, such as mobile units and touch devices, designers must think of alternatives.

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Job Hunting Like a Maverick

Posted by Artisan on Mar 16, 2014 6:00:00 PM

To be successful in today’s highly competitive job market, job hunters need to be open-minded and innovative, constantly reassessing their job finding strategies. Originality, creativity and flexibility typify the maverick approach to successful job hunting.

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Xbox One Draws Fire for Stealth Video Marketing Stunt

Posted by Artisan on Mar 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM

We hear a lot about the need for companies to come up with creative marketing methods. But guerilla marketing campaigns are not always guaranteed to bring in positive results, even if you’ve got the best intentions in mind.

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Infographics Get Interactive

Posted by Artisan on Mar 11, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Infographics have long been used to convey a large amount of information in a brief amount of time. This is their specialty, and they’re darn good at it.

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Introducing The Internet of Things

Posted by Artisan on Mar 10, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase before. Maybe it’s entirely new to you. If the latter applies, scoot closer. You need to know this because it might help you better understand the constantly evolving nature of the internet itself – an invention that some say has been the single most important advancement since humans first harnessed fire. Or the invention of the wheel. Hype aside, there's no denying the implications that the invention of the conduit through which you’re reading these words now has had.

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Matt Cutts Calls for an End to Guest Blogging

Posted by Artisan on Mar 10, 2014 10:42:32 AM

Guest Blogging

If Matt Cutts doesn’t watch out, people are going to start labeling him a major kill-joy. The sitting head of Google’s Webspam team (they’re the guys and gals who work tirelessly in their efforts to make web surfing a pleasurable experience for the vast majority of consumer users) has officially called for an end to guest blogging – a directive that could send SEO marketers scrambling to pick up the slack that will likely be left in the wake of one of the most successful search engine visibility tactics.

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Generating Word of Mouth

Posted by Artisan on Mar 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Generating word of mouth marketing is part of an overall interactive marketing strategy that you can achieve through creative marketing. Going viral with your content is the goal; getting people excited about your content is the trigger that can start up the action you desire.

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3 Things to Do if You Don't Get Your Dream UI Designer Job

Posted by Artisan on Mar 5, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The world is awash in advice about how to get your dream UI designer job. What is far less common is advice on how to handle not getting the job. Learning how to lose gracefully, get back up and try again is a skill Thomas Edison, with his 1000+ tries to design the light bulb, would be proud of. So what do you do if you don’t get the job? Try this:

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Beating the Age Stigma

Posted by Artisan on Mar 4, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Although the job market has improved significantly in recent seasons, older job seekers still face formidable obstacles in finding new employment. If you find that your midlife crisis is more centered on looking for work than on stereotypical identity issues, or if your retirement plans now involve not retiring at all, you need help leveling the playing field.

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5 Signs Your Web Design is Totally Out of Date

Posted by Artisan on Mar 3, 2014 6:00:00 PM

If you've noticed some slippage in website traffic and suspect that your web design may be totally out of date, take heart: there are straightforward methods for determining whether it’s time for a re-design.

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How to Save an Awkward Interview

Posted by Artisan on Mar 2, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Most people have experienced their own personal Twilight Zone moments during an interview, the time when the vibes turn awkward, making you want to just exit the room. However, if you let this time pass, and take a slight moment to think, you can recover and save the interview from potential disaster.

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