Monthly Archives: July 2015

Graphics & Designing

Xar (graphics)

The Xar File format is the fully specified vector graphics file format of Xara and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. Xara homepage Complete documentation

state-of-the-union-2014-enhanced-slidesWhite House State of the Union 2014 Enhanced Graphics
from whitehouse, ago in
On January 28, President Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation. Check out the slides from the enhanced broadcast of his address, featuring charts, graphs, and images that help explain the policies and issues he discussed. See more at


Windows 8.1 vs 10 graphics performance review (press release), on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:57:32 -0700
With Windows 10 released yesterday the question quickly rises, is there a performance gain with Windows 10 already? Next to that with threaded optimizations will gameplay be more smooth ? In this article we'll have a quick look at Windows 8.1 vs 10 …

Windows 10 Graphics and Motherboard Drivers (Updating …
Getting ready for Windows 10. So you've decided to upgrade to Windows 10, which is a good thing, because it's free. It's also faster than Windows 8.1 and comes with DirextX 12. The most important thing you can do is grab all …

Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice
James D. Foley, published 1996, 1175 pages

Social Media

Social networking service

social networking websites. A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations

social-networking-and-new-media-for-small-business-ownersSocial Networking And New Media for Small Business Owners
from EdithYeung, ago in
Facebook and LinkedIn have emerged as effective marketing technologies of savvy professionals who use these tools to get and keep their messages in front of clients and prospects. You may be signed up on one or both. But are you maximizing the remarkable potential of social networking to expand your network, spread your messages, and grow your business? Signing up is behind you; the explosive potential of social networking is in front of you. Edith Yeung offers strategies for tapping the power of social networking in order to widen your contacts, build your brand, and market your messages to professional and personal communities.

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Small Business Smarts: Building Buzz with Social Media
Steve O’Leary, Kim Sheehan, Sterling Lentz, published 2011, 184 pages

Graphics & Designing

Gene Sperling

role in designing the Small Business Jobs Act, the payroll tax cut, the extension of training assistance and the expansion of tax credits for low income

compass-saa-sindustryreview2014Saas State of the Industry Presentation At Small Business Summit 2014 by Bjoern Lasse Herrmann from Compass
from bjoernlasse, ago in
In the 10-15 years since the birth of SaaS as an industry, it’s now been planted firmly in the mainstream of conversation, but it’s disruptive wave is still getting started. When we look into Compass data we see that nearly half of SaaS startups have received funding, which indicates a significant amount of investment capital being channeled into the category. There’s a clear reason why. Gartner forecasts the SaaS market will grow at 20% through at least 2020, almost 3 times as fast as software overall, and there remains ample opportunity for greater global penetration over time. Salesforce represents the shining star of possibility, consistently growing at more than 30%. At the same time, at just 17 billion dollars, the SaaS pool is still relatively small and the field is very crowded. While Compass data indicates that half of SaaS companies are profitable, the statistic also measures a push for profitability over growth, often limiting size. Of all SaaS companies in Compass, only 7% achieve even 10,000 users. The biggest challenge is distribution. Our data shows SaaS companies rely heavily on direct sales — at nearly twice the rates of every other channel, but can afford only modest sales teams of 1 or 2. The vast majority pay nothing for marketing or advertising. This means many salespeople out there fighting, one by one, client by client, for the same turf. These crowded market challenges are also driving a push away from SMB audiences and into more lucrative enterprise markets. But it is primarily the packaged software industry titans that dominate SaaS revenue — Intuit, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, Google, SAP. One can think of this as a David versus Goliath scenario, except that the David’s are fighting each other. The Goliath’s may not be as nimble, in many cases their products are inferior, but they have the support of an entire distribution ecosystem — from resellers to channel partners to consultants and trainers — who are dependent on the horse they bet on winning. Enterprises, then, aren’t just larger small businesses. Their needs run far deeper. Any software solution must integrate effectively with multiple legacy systems. Security is a tremendous concern. Training programs must be rolled out. A small business may make decisions for the moment, but enterprises must have confidence in the long-term viability of the vendor. All of this goes to reinforce the fact that history tells us, sometimes painfully, that the best product does not always win. The best distribution method does. So returning to the David side of the equation, what can SaaS businesses do to beat the Goliaths? Learn more in the presentation and at

Boris Tosic crafts a fine architectural line with spaces for small businesses
The Australian Financial Review, on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:11:15 -0700
… out suites to designers, artists and start-ups who wanted to "move off the kitchen table" but weren't ready to take on the expense of their own office. One floor progressively became four floors; The Office Space today houses more than 100 small

Graphic Designing Your Small Business the Smart Way
Chris M Brock, published 2014, 0 pages

Social Media

Which social network is best for your business? – CNN Money
Oct 30, 2013 Almost 75% of small businesses use social media, but do they use it correctly?
Here's a rundown of the top 6 sites and how best to use them.

Social networking service

social networking websites. A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations

the-411-of-social-media-networking-for-small-businessThe 411 Of Social Media Networking For Small Business
from njdeluca, ago in
The 411 Of Social Media Networking For Small Business

Interesting Statistics for the Top 10 Social Media Sites
Small Business Trends, on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:31:23 -0700
This is the biggest social networking site with the largest number of users. There are more than 1 million small or medium sized businesses advertising here and it is estimated that larger companies are spending as much as $100 million on Facebook …

Content Marketing & Social Media for Small Businesses
Ted Rubin: The most prominent reasons Small Businesses should be using social media are responding to customer questions, networking and education. Social is also an incredibly efficient relationship-building tool when …

Social Networking: Easy Blog & Social Media Strategy For the Small Business …
Faith M. Davis, published unknown, 0 pages

Graphics & Designing

Small Businesses Have Graphic Designs on Success
Jun 8, 2012 Good design is more than just cosmetic window dressing for small businesses. A
majority of owners think that graphic design is an important …

Image file formats

than pixel data to draw graphics. CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) is a file format for 2D vector graphics, raster graphics, and text, and is defined

15-small-business-tips-to-become-a-networking-pro15 Small Business Tips to Become a Networking Pro
from LinkedIn-SMB, ago in
Having the right connections on LinkedIn can create breakthrough opportunities for your small business, from raising funds to making your first big sale. But how do you find and engage the right contacts? How do you network on LinkedIn in an effective, assertive, and professional way? We explored this topic at our first LinkedIn Live event in Blacksburg, Virginia, where local LinkedIn experts and business leaders shared tactics for effective networking on LinkedIn. Here are some top tips from the day. To learn more about how to make the most of LinkedIn for your small business, visit us at, or follow us on Twitter at @LinkedInSMB.

Do It Yourself: Graphic Design Edition
Business 2 Community, on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:30:00 -0700
… needs to provide unique and quality content, and it needs to be pretty too! And with all the tools available, there's no excuse for it not to be. Small business and website owners are increasingly creating their own website content and the graphics

Programs for Small Businesses and Capital Investors Help …
CAPCO Programs, also known as, Certified Capital Company Programs, are strategically designed to boost the economy and develop economic growth in a geographic.

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Social Media

List of social networking websites – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Faith-based social network for Christian believers from around the …
Dol2day, Politic community, social network, Internet radio (German-speaking …


producing/selling advertisements. It is becoming more common to use social media networking sites to keep listeners up to date. In 2010, the median salary

social-media-and-social-networkingSocial Media and Social Networking
from chrisheuer, ago in
This is a great introductory presentation on the use of social media and social networking for PR professionals. I delivered this to the PRSA San Francisco Chapter on the morning of June 26, 2008.

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens
Huffington Post, on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:44:38 -0700
"We see social networking sites, which may be a problem for some, also being a solution," Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold of the Interactive Media Institute in San Diego said in a statement reacting to the study's findings. "Since teens are on the sites, it

Mobile trivia game QuizUp relaunches as a social media …
QuizUp moves into a second generation for its mobile trivia game, and it will relaunch through a new app and website with a focus on social networking. The Reykjavik, Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games was founded in 2013 …

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Graphics & Designing

How To Make The Best Blog Graphics (For Non-Designers …
Mar 18, 2015 You probably know why: Posts with better graphics are easier to read …. Pro Tip:
Download the palette as a swatch and open it in Photoshop to get … Fortunately
for us, high-quality free fonts have never been easier to find.

Cg (programming language)

Graphics, Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN 0-321-19496-9 Randima Fernando, GPU Gems: Programming Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Real-Time Graphics

google-enhanced-campaigns-quality-score-ad-testing-tips-by-brad-geddesGoogle Enhanced Campaigns Quality Score & Ad Testing Tips by Brad Geddes
from SearchMarketingExpo, ago in
From SMX East 2013 / – Google Enhanced Campaigns: What We Know So Far: Quality Score & Ad Testing Tips by @bgTheory #smx #12. Slide deck from Brad Geddes of Certified Knowledge presents best practices for improving quality score and testing ads in the new Google Adwords enhanced campaigns.

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Camera Phone Visual Quick Tips
John Wiley & Sons Staff, Visual Graphics Team, published 2006, 96 pages

Social Media

Social Media Today: Home
Our mission at Social Media Today is to create and to curate conversation around
the world's most innovative business practices, so that we can make your work …

Social network advertising

Social network advertising, also social media targeting is a group of terms that are used to describe forms of online advertising that focus on social

6-questionssocialmediastrategy-markschaefer6 Questions to Lead You to a Social Media Strategy
from Rialta, ago in
It can be intimidating and overwhelming to try to develop a social media strategy, but if you follow through on these six questions, your strategy will reveal itself.

Ministers back campaign to give under-18s right to delete social media posts
The Guardian, on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:25:56 -0700
Government ministers have backed a campaign calling for under-18s to have the right to delete embarrassing and damaging material they have posted on social media that could later harm their job or education prospects. The iRights coalition has set out

Don't kill an amazing career with a stupid social media post …
There have been a number of news stories in the last few months of firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers getting in trouble over social media. The guys from Keep Calm and Train Your Rookie posted the blow video …

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible …
Dave Kerpen, published 2011, 272 pages

Graphics & Designing

Designing Woman

1957 film. For the 1934 film, see Designing Women (film). For the television series, see Designing Women. Designing Woman is a 1957 romantic comedy about

color-logouploadDesigning Effective Color Systems for Your Logos & Brands
from TheLogoFactory, ago in
Understanding color is critical to the success of a brand. A look at how to use color effectively in logo design and brand development. Includes: what happens when you change the color of famous logos and common symbols. A look at color system use in branding and logo design. What certain colors mean and the psychology of their application. How the top 100 most valuable brands utilize color in their logos. Color theory and its application to branding – colors wheels, complementary colors, triadic colors and analogous colors. Some logo examples of each. A few words about professional support palettes for the uniquely professional approach to coloring your brand and logo.

Designing Big - All fresh, amazing and modern interior designDesigning Big – All fresh, amazing and modern interior design

Designing at Nasdaq
O’Reilly Radar, on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:55:45 -0700
Subscribe to the O'Reilly Design Podcast to explore how experience design — and experience designers — are shaping business, the Internet of Things, and other domains. Welcome to the inaugural episode of our newly launched O'Reilly Design Podcast.

Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User …
Jeff Johnson, published 2010, 200 pages

Social Media

The Social Media Manager is Dead. Long Live … – Hootsuite Blog
Growth in positions with the title “social media manager” slowed to 50% in the
past year, a dramatic decline from recent years, when triple (and even quadruple)

Taylor Ritzel

Taylor is currently training for the 2016 Rio games and works as a social media manager at Digital Firefly Marketing in Princeton, NJ. US rowing http://www

10-visual-marketing-tips-for-non-designers10+ Visual Marketing Tips for Non Designers
from SEMrush, ago in
90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. We love images and understand them much faster than text. Images capture our attention and bring emotions. One header image will make your post a lot more popular. Use it in your online marketing strategy! If you still believe great images are expensive and hard to make, you’ve come to the right place! See this visual content myth busted by Olga and Elizabeth, our social media gurus! Girls will share their visual marketing secrets and show 10+ free simple tools for creating stunning images!

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Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web …
Connie M. White, published 2011, 329 pages