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“Public relations” is an important part of running a successful business. If nobody likes your business you are unlikely to have many clients to work with. Here are some great tips for minimising bad publicity. Using Social Networks Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter can cause your business a lot of harm. If you want to be sure that your business name is not used by anyone else on a social network, it is best to register your name on as many as possible. Even if you do not plan to use a particular network to advertise your company, it is better, to be safe than sorry. Popular business names are often hijacked by people looking for using their popularity for their own purposes. This …

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Self publishing is of great interest to many people. Thanks to the increased popularity and use of the internet just about anyone can now publish anything that they want to. If you have something that you would like to see published in the media, this is the ideal article for you. The Pros of Self Publishing Self Publishing to Save Money Publishing electronically is probably the cheapest option to take. Thanks to the internet you can publish your work for free using a website, blog, eBook store, or electronic magazine. Printed publishing is not dead yet. No matter how popular electronic medium is, there are still people who wish to own hard copies. If you cannot find someone who is willing to pay you for …

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Having an attractive website is a great way to ensure that visitors do not navigate away from it. Using the right typography is an important part of any website design. This article will discuss tips that will help when choosing typography. Color Schemes In days past there were certain colors, which were used together to reach a pleasant effect. These days using traditionally mismatched colors might be exactly what your website needs to stand out from the competition. Fonts Carelessly choosing a font can give a mixed message to the visitors to your website. Fonts must be selected to go with the message that you want to convey, as well as suiting the overall design of your site. Emphasizing Words There will be certain words, …

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The scene of marketing has been changing ever since blogs have come along. They create opportunities for anyone who has access to a computer with an internet connection. The beginning of blogging Blogging was first used so people could have an online diary to share their thoughts and views. Today they are used as instructional manuals and as a way for people to share gossip, knowledge and news. Blogs have been around since 1994. Reasons to Blog There are many reasons that people choose to blog. If you are running your own company, or trying to create a presence for yourself in the world of business, having a blog gives you an opportunity to communicate with a wide audience and share your knowledge with others. …

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When an employer wants to hire an effective team the question he often asks is whether or not the prospective employee can work well with other people. People who work together for a long period of time become like a second family. If you cannot get along with others and communicate efficiently there is little chance that an employer will continue to keep you on the team. However, having the right skills for the job is just as important. Beginning to hire people is the start of a difficult process. A person might have the best skills to suit a position, but might lack the required personal skills to become a true team member. When you start to take on new employees you should ask …

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Designers of all shapes and sizes irrespective of their intent do copy from time to time, even if unintentionally.  When you truly consider the facts and no matter how you try in some shape or form you copy things. If you think about it people pick up bits and pieces and sometimes put them together to make something new. It doesn’t matter how much you like to pride yourself on never copying anything in some form you probably are. I know there are those that say they never copy anything and some admit to copying ideas and there are also that admit to stealing ideas. When you think about it seriously though, you will see by being influenced by something you have seen you actually …

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When you look back at old time ethics the saying was the client is always right even when he isn’t. When you know that your website is as perfect as it can be and your client arrives and proceeds to pick holes in it even when there are none, what do you do? There are several options available to you. You can bow down and do as he says: Probably, with drastic results. Alternatively, you can take the ball and run with it. Be ready with counter suggestions. I am not saying arguments I am suggesting diplomatic suggestions to make him think that the entire thing was his idea. It works for women why not try it. What I am suggesting is a simple matter …

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When deciding on a career as a designer for the IT business you really have three choices as to the branch of the career you are going to enter. And although a lot of it depends on luck, there is no harm in actively pursuing the direction you wish to aim at. First you need to polish your skills. You can freelance, which means you are your own boss but at the same time there is no security of a monthly check. You can join up with a group of fellow designers in a design house, and this usually means you have a boss as there is usually someone calling the shots and footing the bills. Here you would be paid on a regular basis …

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Once you are ready to join the free world of the web and put yourself out there as a designer. You could well end up in a group of designers in an agency. Some people like this kind of environment. You really have three choices as a designer. You can work Freelance, you can work in house, or you can become part of an agency. If you are part of an agency or considering joining an agency, there are several things you need to take into consideration. It can be really scary to join an agency. You are no longer an individual you are part of a social and media group. You will be the rookie of the group the new comer and will have …

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Are there some designs you look back on with shame? Remember everyone makes a mistake or two when learning design. Those original designs you made in those days were probably great when you made them but the thing about design is taste changes as do methods of presentation. The most important thing about those mistakes is the fact you learned something in the process. If you can go back and correct those mistakes well and good. If that happens, you have doubly learned. You have both learned what you did wrong, and you have learned the correct way to over come the problem. My very first design I did, was luckily, for myself.  I made the entire site in frames. I was so proud of …

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