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The word copyright actually comes from the phrase ‘the right to copy’.  From old times, it has been a common thing to copy or ‘lift’ something created by someone else. Copied books, copied films and copied music are a rampant occurrence. Copying is so much easier than slogging to produce original, high quality work. However, since this is obviously unfair, there are laws to protect the original author or producer from unlawful reproduction of his work. The internet is a global domain used simultaneously by millions of users around the world. The very idea of developing the internet was based on the premise that information, services and products should be freely accessible to people all over the world. However, like all good things, there is …

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Countless people use Google products and services daily. One of their most used products is the Google search engine. Other things like Gmail and Youtube are also very popular. Did you know that Google has many other products which can help you to boost productivity and make youru working day easier? There are many Google products which most of us are not aware of. If you take a look in Google Labs you will find many great tools which are a big help to developers and designers. The best part about Google products is that they are free, which makes them better than other products which you have to pay for. If you are tired of paying for things like Microsoft Office, you can always …

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You might have thought of a great idea for a website, and built it. However, if you do not choose the right domain name, you might not get as much traffic as you would like. Domain names are an important part of any website, and choosing the wrong one might hinder your website’s progress in the online world. Sure, you might be thinking that it is not hard to think of a short name to use. Remember that this one little word or phrase is crucial to your online presence. You might be wondering what you should think of when trying to come up with a domain name. How can you quickly find the best one? The following article will share some advice, tips and …

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If you want to get traffic to your site, SEO is crucial. However, while there are many tricks that you can implement, the best way to get traffic is to have a well made, informative, website. If you have content that people are genuinely interested in, and a site which is highly functional, you will probably get visitors. However, you can also do things like using appropriate page titles, and create back links to your site. There are many tricks that you can use to get search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo to index your site and rank it well. Recently, Google has started using a new algorithm to rank websites. It is intended to prevent people from using content farms to generate traffic, …

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Freelancing is one of the most difficult ways to make a living. Spending your entire day sitting in front of a computer, coding, writing and sending emails to clients can really have a negative impact on your mind. Learning how to properly manage tasks is a crucial part to running any freelance business. Here are some basic strategies for dealing with projects and managing your work load, so that you can be as efficient as possible. Each of us only has a certain amount of time on this planet, and time does not wait for anyone. If you are going to properly manage your tasks, you are going to need to learn how to manage your time effectively. No matter how hard a worker you …

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Adobe software, such as Photoshop, has been standard for a long time. This became even truer after they bought Macromedia out, and got the rights to Fireworks and Dreamweaver. While Adobe products are versatile and powerful, they are also very expensive. Not every beginning designer can afford to stock up on all the latest Adobe software. Many people opt to download illegal copies of the programs, or simply use open source alternatives. There are many good free options out there, but they are simply not as good. As of around May, there will be a cheaper alternative for people who want to have access to Adobe CS5.5. Instead of having to pay a large up front fee to own the software, a monthly subscription can …

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Defining what art is? can be a difficult task. A popular opinion is that art cannot be truly defined, because it is subjective to human emotions. Various modes of art include literature, music, painting, photography, graphic design, film and sculpture. Generally, art is defined as either a performance or item which is created in order to communicate or create aesthetic stimulation. There is no clear definition of what art is, but many people have their own opinions on the subject. One piece of text might be popularly noted as art while another work is defined as mere entertainment. It is ultimately up to the individual to decide what art is to them on a personal level. The History of Art One way of trying to …

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The first thing to realise about Web 2.0, is that it is not an update on Web 1.0.  This may sound a little strange, but it represents the introduction of concepts rather than an update of internet protocols utilised by HTTP.  As a web designer, it is how you incorporate and utilise these concepts in your web design, that is important. Web 2.0 was a term that was coined rather than developed, and in essence it describes how the web is being used by users, and developed by developers.  To understand Web 2.0, we must look at Web 1.0. Web 1.0 is the standard protocols as used in HTML, but if Web 2.0 relates to the new concepts the web is being developed for, then …

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