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Six Excellent Tips To Learn 3D Modeling
Allen Harkleroad

All 3D modeling applications utilize the same basic modeling tools. Once you learn one program other modeling programs are easy to learn. So it really doesn't matter which 3D program that you use, only that you learn the basics of 3D modeling. Believe it or not 3D modeling is much simpler than you think.
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Watermarking Your Photographs, Photo Theft and You
Allen Harkleroad

I for one, use visible watermarks on images from time to time, however I choose more often not to add a watermark. I’ve been leaning more towards not having a visible mark and do a few other things to reduce photo copying / theft.
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Tired of Looking for a Job? Tired of Sending Out Resumes? Try Something Different, Like This.
Allen Harkleroad

Let’s face it, the current economic woes have made it difficult to find employment. Companies are not hiring and you are probably stressing and losing your patience, as is everyone else. With every job posted that are hordes of people clamoring to be hired. Sending out resumes to every company in your area is not helping either, as only two percent of potential employees that send out resumes are hired. That is a fact.
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All You Need is B.P.C.G.P.C. to Increase Sales of Your Products and Services
Allen Harkleroad

BPCGPC is an acronym for my marketing formula: Big Picture, Problem, Claims, Gain, Proof and Close. Stay with me for a moment and I will explain what it is and how you can use it to increase sales of your products and services. BPCGPC is simple method that works in person, online and other forms of marketing.
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The Success Secret of Apple Computer and How You Can Use It
Allen Harkleroad

However, one of the many insights I have taken away from Apple’s success is that they don’t offer a large number of choices for products. Strange as it seems, less customer choices lead to more sales and often increased revenues.
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Using Twitter to Drive Website Traffic? If You Aren’t Using Hashtags, You Are Missing Out
Allen Harkleroad

For many years I have studied and implement various ways of driving visitors to ours and our clients websites. You could saw I am a cheap marketing guy, as I don’t pay for traffic.
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10 Beautiful Examples of Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Web Design
Allen Harkleroad

While some of these CSS designs aren’t all that practical for a website or blog, they are absolutely stunning. Most are a mix of simplicity, refinement and are wonderful examples of web design and cascading style sheets. The examples below will help boost your creativity and inspiration.
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10 Inspiring Free Professional Website Templates
Allen Harkleroad

There is just something about great designs that often has me holding my breath. I am like a child on Christmas morning opening presents when I see great work. Below are twenty free website templates that are just begging to be used. I often borrow CSS layout and then build my own graphics to fit my or a clients need. Whether you use them as is, modify them or just for inspiration, I think you’ll agree that these are excellent and professional designs. Best of all they are free to use!
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Let Design Take You To Different Heights of Creativity
James Monahan

Design takes many forms in different contexts. In the applied arts, such as graphic design, industrial design, fashion design, functional art, and decorative art, design is considered a noun as it is a verb.
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9 Easy Steps to Learn How to Draw
Kimberly_Jack

There are many times when we say that I can't draw. But are you really interested in learning how to draw and would you be interested in learning it? Are questions you should ask yourself? If you have answered 'Yes' to both these questions, then it is for sure that you can learn drawing without much difficulty.
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Best Practices for Website Design
Larry Lang

There are several best practices for website design that create not only a better user experience, but will also increase the likelihood of your visitors staying on your webpage.
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14 Steps to Good Business Website Design
Neil Holley-Williams

This is an article to provide early guidance as to what makes a good website and some of the pitfalls that should be avoided...
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Making Mosaics Out of Simple Images
Paul Vlasblom

When it comes time to make a mosaic it can be difficult to find patterns. There are many web sites about mosaic art but not many offer patterns for you to replicate. The possibilities are truly endless. From geometric designs to replications of animals and nature scenes.
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The Dangers of Too Much Brochure Customization
Kaye Z. Marks

Custom brochures are a good way to promote something that you need promoting. An original custom brochure will always trump the common and template driven trifold brochures.
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What Does a Graphic Designer Do?
Derek Rogers

A graphic designer, also often referred to as a graphic artist, wears many different hats while using an equally diverse number of media to create numerous types of designs.
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Comodo and Instant SSL Customer Service That Needs a Lot of Work
Allen Harkleroad

Yesterday made two times in four months that I received poor customer service from Comodo / InstantSSL.
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Your Internet Business Website - Design Issues And Solutions
Mona Abdulla

The primary issue in the design of a business website is to make sure it functions properly. E-commerce companies spend an average of $100 to acquire each new customer and some companies spend up to $500.
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Yes, You Can Buy That Business
Chad Simmons

If you're an entrepreneur looking to buy a small business, the recession has created some great opportunities. Yes, financing them can be tricky—but business valuation expert and author Chad Simmons explains how to do so in spite of America's current credit crunch.
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Advertising in a Recession
Adrienne Turcotte

We can scarcely get out of bed these days without hearing about the current economic crisis and the havoc that it is wreaking worldwide.
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What it takes to Maintain a Profitable Online Business in Today’s Tough Economy
Allen Harkleroad

Of course, in today’s tough economic times you may end up asking yourself over and over if there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, or how can I build my customer base with such a dismal economic outlook.
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Guarding Your Online Reputation
Adrienne Turcotte

In the interests of promoting their own company many business owners turn to social media sites, create blogs, or register for internet forums using their full name or their business name. While this may be a good way to drum up business, one must bear in mind that doing so can prove to be a double-edged sword.
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Networking for the Newly Unemployed
Gini Graham Scott

Now that layoffs are increasing, a new type of networking is emerging that echoes the pink slip parties held during the dot.com bust.
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The effect of words in advertising
Adam Nowak

Have you ever seen an ad without any words? Be it a radio, TV, cinema, press, Internet or outdoor advertisement, text is always an element of the utmost importance.
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Logo Design, Web Banner Design & Graphic Design Considerations
Hemant Chokshi

Every page must be eye-catching, while having a theme and feel that will compliment your business and be appealing to the kind of persons who will most likely be potential customers for your business. When you have a graphic design that compliments your business, ties into your logo, and is part of a website that is easy to navigate, you will find an increase in sales, and greater success as a business.
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I Bought My First Newspaper Subscription in 43 Years…. On Amazon Kindle 2
Allen Harkleroad

I turned 43 last December, and in 43 years I have never purchased a newspaper or magazine subscription. I am also a voracious reader of fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and technical books.
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Graphic Design as a Career
Adrienne Turcotte

Many aspiring graphic designers have their first experience with design in dabbling with a copy of Photoshop and images taken from the internet. This frequently involves the creation of fan art, forum signatures and avatars.
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Using Graphic Design on Your Website
Andrew Eaton

Almost everything is available on the web… products, services, e-books, software, audios, videos, membership sites, or newsletters. Regardless of what you’re promoting, there’s a never-ending supply of prospects and customers on the world-wide-web. Your goal is to capture and turn those prospects into paying customers.
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DOs and DON’Ts of Recession Marketing:
Michael Masterson and MaryEllen Tribby

Five Cheap and Easy Techniques to Embrace (and Three Big Mistakes to Avoid)
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What to Ask a Graphic Designer Before Hiring Them
Julie Davidson

If you have a business, at some point you're going to need a graphic designer. Though you may be able to print your own business cards or letterhead, if you want them to look good and really make your business stand out, you need someone who knows how to make fonts, colors and graphic elements work together. This article will show you the best questions to ask when deciding which graphic designer is right for you.
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Brands Enter Here
Glenn Geisendorfer and Gabe Goldman

The economy has now redefined accessibility for the global brand. In the past, to access a brand was to understand price and availability. In the coming year you'll see a flood of "innovations," new categories of products and all sorts of other methods, severely hampered by this old method...
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