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Read About 4 Ways Your Graphic Designs Can Break An SEO’s Heart
- Michael Curtis
- August 10, 2011
Greetings artsy types! I hope you’re sitting comfortably in your local Starbucks, Photoshop minimized on your Macbook Pro, and with enough cappuccino to fell a horse on your desk. I come in peace.
As SEO’s, we rarely become involved before a site is designed, coded, and often live. At that point, we sit in our ivory towers and point, ‘That’s wrong, that’s wrong, this is wrong, and that’s wrong.’ Then everyone else grumbles and hates us. I cut my teeth in SEO working for a web design company, and over time, I’ve learned how decisions made as early as the first wireframe can ruin an SEO campaign that doesn’t even start until 2 years later. Come, friends, let’s have a heart-to-heart discussion.
Learn How To Copyright Your Typefaces And Fonts
- Printer Inks
- July 06, 2011
One the biggest problems on the Internet today is copyright infringement and piracy; For designers, software developers and anyone else providing a digital product taking the time to copyright your product and providing specific user licenses should be close, if not top, of your priority list. If you take the time to create a new font / typeface the last thing you want is someone coming along, taking your brand new font / typeface and throwing it out there again with a different brand or their name on it.
The other important thing I want to stress before we get into the steps you need to take to protect your product is that once you have this copyright and licensing in place you need to make the terms very clear when the user / customer downloads or receives the product.
Now let's take a look at the specific steps you need to take to protect yourself and your product from unauthorised use, copycats and piracy.
Read 5 Tips For Better Website Typography
- Arjun Khanna
- June 06, 2011
The two most important concerns when setting type for a web page are legibility and readability. Visual cues that make the text stick together and flow are also important. Usually, as long as you aim for simplicity setting type for a website won't be much of a problem. Consider the next five tips when using fonts for a website and readers will appreciate it.
Learn How To Optimize Photoshop CS5 Performance
- Arjun Khanna
- May 30, 2011
Three primary factors dictate how well Photoshop CS5 runs on your computer: system RAM, CPU speed, and GPU capability. In addition, the way you configure your application also plays a major part. For a better overall performance, you must make a hardware upgrade, but since that is not always possible this short guide concentrates on configuration. You'll learn about optimizing performance and getting the most out of your current hardware.
Learn How To Design As A Programmer
- Benjamin Kuker
- February 02, 2011
Let me guess your story.
You’re a programmer and you have a googolplex of ideas for web apps, iPhone apps, Android apps, desktop apps, and apps for the holodeck that you’re building in your garage (and your wife won’t let you get any more parts for it until you get a few venture capital partners or until the prices of replicator and tractor beam units come down to a more reasonable level). Despite your many ideas and your obvious ability to program them with such beautiful code that it would make Shakespeare weep if only he had been a programmer and, um, if he were still alive; you have a slight problem.
You can’t design.
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