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9 Photo Filter & Effects Applications to Replace Instagram

9 Photo Filter & Effects Applications to Replace Instagram

Jun 22, 2012

Do you love the look that photo filters give Instagram photos, but don’t own a Smartphone that works with Instagram? Or maybe you do but you want to be able to get the same look on photos you didn’t take with your phone, such as professional photos or those you have saved on your computer’s hard drive. The good news is there are many great applications...

Best WordPress Plugin: 10 You Can’t Miss

Best WordPress Plugin: 10 You Can’t Miss

Jun 20, 2012

Which is the Best WordPress Plugin? I get asked that very often, and there isn’t an answer that satisfies every occasion. There are dozens of worthwhile plugins I may use on any given day, but it depends on design constraints and the overall need more than anything.    Over 54 percent of websites using a content management system select WordPress....

Instagram for Computer

Instagram for Computer

Jun 8, 2012

Instagram is possibly the most popular social network not available for computer. It started as an iPhone app that allows users to share photos via the Instagram platform as well as through their social media (Facebook and Twitter). Users can use cool, fun and funky filters to add a level of ambiance to their snapshots. Instagram was developed that way to mimic...

Succeeding On the SMS Social 100: Traffic, Exposure and Social Proof

Succeeding On the SMS Social 100: Traffic, Exposure and Social Proof

Apr 9, 2012

The first order of business for any website or blog is getting traffic. As an online marketing consultant I’ve always recommended a multi-faceted approach that utilizes every available tool, and implements design strategies that take advantage of the site’s primary traffic sources.   You shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket; optimize for...

10 Best Facebook Page Apps for Timeline

10 Best Facebook Page Apps for Timeline

Mar 22, 2012

Facebook Timeline is coming to fan pages and after March 30th everyone will be in the same boat. The landing pages that were once a favorite of small business will be replaced with the cover page. If you’ve read a Facebook Timeline tutorial, you’ll know that businesses are resorting to Facebook page apps to engage customers on their own...

Typography Resources for the Beginner

Typography Resources for the Beginner

Mar 1, 2012

Typography is the art of organizing letterforms into words, sentences headlines etc. The arrangements can be creative and artful or strict and informational. The latter aids the reader by creating an information hierarchy.   The Swiss Style is the perfect marriage of the two, it uses clean and simple letterforms organized within a grid, then adds a...

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