A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.
The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system has been designed for delivering better speeds than its predecessors. However, as time passes by, the laptop/PC might tend to get slower. This is not exactly the fault of the OS. As the matter of fact, it is a common problem faced by many operating systems.
The major reasons for this are accumulation of junk in the system or a highly stuffed hard drive or running of too many unnecessary services and programs. Here we shared a few essential tips that can help speed up Windows 7 performance on laptops or computers. Hope it helps! Seguir leyendo “9 Essential Tips To Speed Up Windows 7”
For many, social media sites could be just a virtual place to express your voice or have some fun. For the enterprising ones, social media sites could mean serious business.
You probably do not have to move your mouth to talk to the right people but the good news is, they will still “hear” you. You would be amazed at the powerful connections that social media sites have. All it takes is a click and you could probably be publishing a very valuable piece of information for your prospective clients or bosses.
Here we have analyzed 5 popular social media sites based on the following criteria: Communication, Brand exposure and Traffic to your sites. You could find out which social media site best suits your purpose and which social media sites could bring your message to the right people better. A snapshot of our take on the 5 social media sites is shown through star ratings that would give you a gist of our recommendations and a quick estimation of their effectiveness.
Here are elements to consider when weighing the possibility of starting your own small business. Seguir leyendo “Handling the Business Side of Design”
It’s pretty amazing how piles of colorful plastic bricks can build wonders when they are attached together. Lego was first introduced by Lego Group in 1949 and have been everyone’s favorite ever since.
What we are going to show you today are some Lego models you don’t get to see often, not available for purchase in the neighborhood stores for sure. They are complex, massive and definitely jaw-dropping. If you are a Lego fan, this is something you would not want to miss.
Here’s a collection of 35 incredible Lego Mega Construction, large in scale but built to its finest details. Full list after jump.
Internet users have wider choice of browsers when it comes to surfing the net. It is our responsibility as designers and developers to ensure that websites we’ve created are compatible for most of the commonly used browsers these days.
That leads to a simple yet critical question – what browsers are our visitors using? According to w3school, commonly used browsers are Internet Explorer 7 & 8 and Firefox with Safari and Google Chrome gradually picking up. But the figures might vary from site to site, depending on its niche. It’s best to get the demographics from your site metrics, Google Analytics for instance.
Once you’ve identified common browsers your visitors use, then it’s time to make sure website displays the same in these browsers. It’s almost impossible to install all different browsers in one machine. But thanks to some tools and web services out there, finding out how your website looks like in other browsers is possible.
In this article, we want to bring to your attention some of the solutions you can depend on to do cross-browser compatibility testing. Full list after jump. Seguir leyendo “Complete Guide to Cross-Browser Compatibility Check”
It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Let me show you how Rick Mans explain how infographics ease the process of communicating conceptual information
Infographic is one of the most challenging types of graphic design because the creation process alone is pretty intensive. Researching data is a very lengthy procedure of getting information that takes both your time and dedication for obtaining resourceful and correct data. After that, the designer must be able to create a strong visual impact that precisely displays the information in way that is rational and blend with the overall design.
We are truly delighted to show you these brilliant and informative infographics created by various talented individuals. Here’s a collection of 50 infographics that are creatively designed, colorful, lively, shocking and educational. Let’s have some visual feast! Seguir leyendo “50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics”
We’re all familiar with Google Doodles – the customized logos that appear on the search engine’s home page to commemorate special dates or events. For 12 years now Google has been creating these logos, honoring everything from global holidays like Earth Day to the birthdays of historically significant people (like Albert Einstein) and even to the birthdays of fictional characters like Paddington Bear.
In the first ten years of Google Doodles (from 1998-2007), there were usually only a handful or maybe a dozen Doodles each year, usually for major events or holidays (like New Year’s Day or the Olympics). But starting in 2008, Google has been using more and more Doodles, often with cryptic meanings that take a bit of research to unearth meaning behind. Below are some of the best hand-picked Google Doodles from the past 12+ years we loved!
Have a favorite that isn’t on this list?
Season’s Greetings. (Global).
‘Uncle Sam’ Search.(US). This logo was shown on the Google U.S. Government Search page.
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By Cameron Chapman
Most web designers start new projects on their computer. There are hundreds of tools out there for creating wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and doing various other planning activities on your computer or online. But there are also tons of offline, paper-based tools that can speed up your development and design process. Designers who start their planning offline often just use blank or graph paper and start from scratch.
Today we’ve prepared for you a good list of the best jQuery image sliders and galleries plugins that can provide you with the resources that you need to get a gallery or a slider on your site. Seguir leyendo “jQuery Image Galleries & Sliders – Best Of”
Well, a new year is upon us, it’s also the start of a new decade within the blogosphere. More and more people are building blogs, and that means there are lots of blogs competing for the same eyeballs and your blog is just one of many. Try finding accurate figures on how many blogs there are and you will know it’s impossible to find a verifiable number because bloggers and their blogs come and go. Look around. It’s certainly a disheartened moment when you see blogs with quality articles that have been abandoned by their creators. Seguir leyendo “Marketing Your Blog: 10 Essential Tips You Should Know”
Let’s jump straight into what we have in store for you before I am become guilty of committing the mistakes that I would be pointing out.
There are definitely more specific tips for writing for different audience, but there are some pointers to get you a kickstart.
7 Tips for writing for the web
Here’s an easy optical illusion you can do to make your laptop or computer screen look see-through. The optical illusion of transparent screen is a simple yet effective illusion. These Illusions are created by taking a digital photo of your surroundings then place it as the desktop background of your monitor or screen. That way, they appear to have a fully transparent display.
Back to the time when the look of a website must be defined inside the HTML, web designer experienced the nightmare like coding each
<font> tag in every single web page. Thus, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) comes to bring the salvation to lost web designer. It allows you to define your website’s appearance with just one single external file, which saves a pretty lot of your work and make your code management easier than never before.
It can be pretty tough call to decide whether to invest in a premium WordPress theme or simply stick with a free one. This could be caused by a common perception we are shared – premium and paid stuff are always better than the free ones. Well, not always, at least that’s what we think.
We beg to differ, and in today’s post we want to show you some really nice WordPress theme that is going to cost you nothing, not even the time to search. All you need to do is scroll. We promise it’s going to be awesome.
Enjoy a total 55 Fresh & High Quality WordPress Themes.