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SOCIAL MEDIA, WEB DESIGN AND GRAPHIC DESIGN BLOG

WHY MY IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED

Recently there was a great blog post on The Copyright Zone about posting your pictures to websites and instead of limiting their use, listing them as Creative Commons; you can read it here. The reason for the post was that a photographer had uploaded his images to...

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CHAMPAGNE QUEEN

This is a digital composite artwork that I created using several images. The Champagne Queen enjoys her champagne and has a "Don't F--- with Me"...

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SPEED UP YOUR WORDPRESS SITE

Gregory Ciotti at SparringMinds.com had some great suggestions on speeding up you WordPress site. Why worry about this? If your site doesn't load fast enough, you will lose customers. Not only that, but your site's speed will also affect your SEO ranking. There can be...

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2015 EMAIL TRENDS

Email on Acid (don’t you love that name?) posted their 2015 Email Trends Retrospective. What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Mobile design went mainstream 2015 saw more people reading their mail on mobile apps thank desktop and webmail. With more than 50% of people...

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CHARLES FAZZINO

I am very honored to be recognized by 3D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino for my digital composite artwork. Charles is best known for his bright, vibrant, fun artwork and to be recognized by him is amazing. Check out the article: Collectors Mailbag:...

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“I DON’T BELIEVE IN PHOTOSHOP”

Layer Junkie had a great article on composite artistry, that I had to share: Skills you need in the post-production heavy world of photography. The Composite artist has the advantage in today’s world. We have the ability to fabricate reality in any way the client sees...

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ANIMATION IN EMAILS

As an email coder and designer, I'm often asked to insert a movie or some other animation to make the email more interesting. However, unlike web design, emails are still very much stuck in the last decade; they're still table based. Animated GIFs used to be the go-to...

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DEATH BECOMES HIM

This is a composite piece of a young man who has died but continues to haunt the world. The words on his body are the regrets from his life and the reason he keeps returning. Thank you to Tim Flannery on DeviantArt for the use of the model, Josh Britton.

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PERSHING SQUARE RESTAURANT

This is a composite of an HDR image of the restaurant and the model. The restaurant is located just across the street from Grand Central Terminal in New York City. I liked the image as is, but it was missing something to focus on. I found a great image of the model on...

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

A competent Web Designer will not only create a correctly coded, functional site for you, but also ensure that the site is optimized to be found by search engines.  Although there are several search engines; Bing, Yahoo, Ask, and Google, many Search Engine...

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FREE LOGO DESIGN vs. PROFESSIONAL LOGO DESIGN

Do a search for "Logo Design" and you'll see many instances for "Low-Cost Logo Design", and "Logo Design Software". However, you need to ask yourself, "How important to me is the way my business is represented?" Free logo design software may have all the tools you...

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