Joomla tutorials

Joomla Video Tutorials are fast becoming the ideal way to learn Joomla and the elements to put together a website using the world’s best open source platform. Joomla training online is eminent than traditional offline Joomla courses because of its affordability, benefit and as technology continues to advance.

All of the software programming for this open source web platform is either free, and more designed templates can be purchased for a small license fee, this means the bulk of your web development costs are free. This leaves the learning and training, final configuration and customization to the end user – either a web developer, your staff member or you. Joomla video tutorials bridge the one-time installation gap between paying a technical web developer and using up your time as the end user.
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Five Steps To Approach Design

I adore comments I get on my layouts. Unfortunately, the only graphic skills of mine that are present for my viewers to see are my layouts and I’d hope that you all would do nothing but want to see more besides my layout designs. That’s why I’m going to be opening a portfolio soon so I can showcase other things I like to make.

Truth be told, I’m not at all the best coder in the world. I love coding but I’d pick designing a graphic in a heartbeat before being asked to code. The image on the left was my first attempt creating my new layout for March before I decided to go with the one I’m using now. I just wanted to inform all of you what I go through and how I achieve the designs that I do.
Obviously, my first attempt I was unhappy with, and as I discuss the steps I take creating designs, you’ll eventually see why I ended up going with this red NYC theme over that teal/green one on the top left. If you’ve ever wondered how I approach my designs then you should check out my post on web design.

STEP ONE: INSPIRATION

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8 Questioning Techniques to Get The Answers You Need

Here is a list of 8 questioning techniques that you can employ to get the information you need to lead with certainty:
1. Start Easy To Increase Bonding and Trust
Ask easy, no-brainer questions at the beginning of a conversation to connect with the individual and make it easier to ask harder questions.

Examples:
How have you been lately?
How was the meeting yesterday?
What have you been up to?

Starting with easy questions will help put the other person at ease.
2. Open Questions
Ask open questions to get a broad overview of what the person knows or thinks.
Examples:
What can you tell me about the topic?
What is there to know about the situation?
What happened, exactly?

Open questions let you get the big picture of a situation, and figure out how people feel about a given situation. The more open you are in your questions, the wider the variety of potential responses.
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Online reputation management tips

The world has changed. These days your customers are talking and writing about you…and the whole wide world is reading and listening along.
The world of business is being reshaped by local review websites. These sites are rapidly becoming the new Yellow Pages, like a one-stop podium where everything is offered to your customers. Here they will be able to find your business, while at the same location they can find independent critiques of your business’ performance.
How on earth can you control your good reputation the minute almost everyone has the opportunity to be a critic?
There are a lot of business owners who feel this is a horrifying situation that looks far more like mafia control than just the perception of a number of people.
Unfavorable comments can become a horrendous threat in case they show up prominently in search engine outcomes. Fortunately, there is always a huge advantage. Recommendations coming from satisfied customers are typically the greatest provider of new customers. Internet community forums are a highly effective word-of-mouth tool. You could say that the evaluation procedure has gone through a democratization process.
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Photoshop Elements Tutorials

Even a beginner can put Adobe Photoshop Elements to good use and come away with the intended effects. Prior to delving into the complete software, you should master the three most important tools it has to offer: smudge, blur and sharpen. When working on digital images, these three tools are perfect for editing images to achieve the desired affect.
Both the blur and sharpen tool function can be located by right-clicking the ‘smudge’ icon. Through the use of the smudge tool function you will be able to add special background and foreground effects to an image of your choosing. The smudge tool function will allow you to blur the foreground into the background or blur the background into the foreground.

With the use of the smudge tool, you are able to edit images that may be out of focus or have a shadow in them that you prefer to remove. Both the blur and sharpen tools can be used to either slightly blur a photograph should the image appear too sharp or make a photograph sharper if the image is too blurred.
If you wish to create darker tones in your digital images, you can do so by editing with the use of the burn tool. If your images have been over-exposed, the burn tool can also highlight details that may have been missed in the original image. The dodge tool is yet another option in this software and it too can be found by right-clicking (this time on the burn icon), however, it should be noted that this particular tool should be used if you want to make your images lighter by bringing out the details caused by shadows in over-exposed pictures. (more…)

Is WordPress the best website framework?

wordpress-logo-300x300When you think of doing something, that can earn your living, it becomes important to put your sole efforts and give the best, so you can get the best. Today everyone is thinking to give a new path to their business – which is the internet.
The Internet has become the very source for the most of the business and many people earn their living from it. When you think of putting your business online, the foremost thing that you require to expose your business online is a website.
A website is an online 24X7store/shop where a myriad number of customers can walk in at once, so it becomes critical to walk each customer throughout the website with ease. Looking at the evolving technology, nothing seems impossible the same way.
Now you can show the path to your each and every customer seamlessly with the help of WordPress development.

What you should know about creative design and logos

Nowadays, a lot of computer programs are invented to help people make an attractive and great design. However, you will not be able to create an attractive and beautiful design without learning more about the techniques. Yes, having more understanding about the basic things in creative design will be very important in order to make an exceptional and beautiful design. Here are some basic tricks to make your design more attractive and exceptional.
The first important factor in design is color. You have to notice that color gives a great effect, especially in creating a mood. Color also gives great contribution to how people receive and understand a design project. Besides, this is also one of the most useful things for companies, foundations, as well as organizations to create their brand. The yellow border of National Geographic will be one of some great examples of how color plays its role in branding something.
National-Geographic-Logo
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How to creatively set up the working space for maximum productivity

Today, we invited our friend from BestGEDclasses.com to talk about working space and productivity. A few months ago, she decided that she will run a business from home. Working from home is an incredible opportunity to design your own workspace according to your needs and preferences, she says.  The nature of my work determined the necessary elements of the office’s set-up, but this do-it-yourself project allows for a lot of freedom and flexibility, even if you’re on a budget.

By establishing an inviting, professional atmosphere in your new home office, you will be able to boost your productivity and impress any potential clients who will come visit you at your new workspace.

Design Basics

The colors of your learning space should be warm and inviting, such as soft yellows, blues, and greens, so that you and your clients feel relaxed and calm while in the office. Position your desk in a part of the room that is well lit and has plenty of space for you to sit behind comfortably. Arrange all other furniture so that you effectively utilize the space in a way that is functional. Consider if you have enough lighting in the room that brings warmth, not sterility, to the office space.
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Is The Website Design Really So Important?

At the time you first contact web designers regarding your desired website or internet assignment, it really is important to put your wishes and ideas on paper. If you don’t come up with some sort of instruction, web designers could have a lot of difficulty in fully understanding the project and how you would like it to be. If you spend some time on making very clear and consistent instructions, your project will develop much more smooth and faster than if you would not.

Please try to be as detailed as possible in your brief about design and functionality of your site. The more detailed you are, the sooner you will see results. It is, for example, always helpful to include all relevant items that are part of an existing brand identity that the designers should adhere to, such as existing logos, business cards, color pallets and corporate fonts.
This way you can be sure that the graphic designers know and understand the existing brand identity that they have to respect. Secondly, in case your website must be re-designed, you should give the web designers all possible information on the desired style.
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