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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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It can take a lot of time to make up the right color palette for each project that you have. Often, people will choose the colors that they intend to use, only so that they can change their mind a little later on. Designers will often find a set of colors which they think are right, but do not know how to go about using them with their project. Other times, it seems impossible to find the right selection of colors, and choose how many colors to use. How do designers come up with the right colors for the sites that they create? How important is it to choose the right range of colors for a design? This article is going to discuss some great …

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If you are planning, organizing and managing resources, you are involved in project management. Having a good system for doing this is the best way to ensure that you efficiently complete all of your projects. In order to assist you in your project management, this article will list some great tools that you can use,and help you along your aim to manage your business in an efficient manner. Huddle The good people at huddle.net have all of the sharing, collaboration and project applications that you could possibly need. If you are working with a partner, or a small team, you should head over to their site and see what they have to offer. Planzone Planzone has a great piece of software for collaborating over the …

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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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As a designer, there will for sure be moments, when you would want to share your profound digital creations.  To remove any surprise elements when you see your work printed is to make sure that your computer screen has been calibrated.  If it is not, you may notice a tremendous difference between what your work looks like on the screen, compared to how it looks printed.  There may be drastic differences with respect to saturation, brightness or contrast.  Your images, when printed, may look too dark, too bright or saturated. The gamma settings of your computer screen should also be adjusted.  Make these adjustments by setting the 50% gray-scale to look like the 50% dithered gray on the screen. What is Calibration? Basically, calibration is …

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It may be very typical of a web designer to be doing well for a certain time period and then you suddenly feel that the spark is no more there and you’re literally dragging it. Why does this happen so? I know; it’s because you stopped letting inspiration come to you. You’re too occupied with your work that you can’t seem to squeeze in some room for inspiration. You absolutely love your job and you should try to grab things that may enhance your work; get out there and learn some new things that can bring back the interest in your work. 1.    One Tutorial Per Day Often, setting up tutorials can kill the stagnancy in your work. They are a good way of recalling …

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As a freelancer you must have encountered days when there aren’t enough projects to work on. However, there’s simply no reason to panic. In fact, use this time to do something constructive for yourself. 1. Select Long Term Projects Short deadlines may also put you in some pressure, which is contrary to long term projects. You work around in slow times on such projects, and you’ll realize that you’ll have a lot to accomplish for the next few months. Your vacations go by in a jiffy. 2. Clean up A lot of times due to work-stress and pressure, we tend to neglect our office space, and it ends up looking like a tornado might have struck You’ve finally got this time to rebuild your office. …

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Are you willing to take a vacation from your strenuous freelance life? You have work? You can’t afford a vacation right now? That was so expected! What if I told you that you could? You’d fall down on my feet in gratitude? I’d love it! I know for freelancers it’s practically impossible to vacation; who’s going to run the show for you if you’re not there? However, you should also know that if you d not vacation you will exhaust yourself much faster. Here’s how you can go on a vacation: 1.Get Done With Your Work Much Sooner Submit all your work in time and tell your clients that you’ll be away for vacations but make yourself available in case of emergencies. You can sleep …

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Many of us tend to earn this as an extra income apart from the regular “pocket money” we’re given. It doesn’t anyone really to freelance. This adds a lot to your resume and may boost your reputation when you apply for a job. Those who freelance end up in three situations: 1.    They continue freelancing as a profession 2.    They open up their own agencies 3.    They enroll in one of the similar agencies The cons of working as a freelancer may be an unsteady income but that hardly matters when you’re not responsible for paying the bills around the house. You may also end up worrying whether you’re working too hard; harder than a regular professional who reports at 9 and comes back at …

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