All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Image’
I’m a little surprised that people still ask me “when will you guys have RSS feeds available for your search results?”…
While the search industry continues to evolve, an area that’s received a great deal of focus has to do with creating a successful desktop search tool. This mentality has led to a proliferation of desktop search (DTS) tools. Because of this, knowing which one is better can be a best-guess/trial-and-error scenario until now.
I’m on about 10K dialup up right now, having had no broadband for the last 24 hours. I had planned to write up a great Google article for today, but my internet situation, plus spending Saturday relearning my CSS “skills” so I could make a few changes to the site, and continually refreshing the page as I watched my son’s new CD…
No, the Google Video search tool is not for finding naughty videos-use Yahoo Video for that (please, if you have kids, set on it’s filter). Google Video, on the other hand, is a product of Google Labs and it enables you to search their growing archive of televised content, by looking for words in the transcript.
I know, I know, free stock quote sites are everywhere. But, since you use the Google search field for just about everything else, why not use it to get your stock quotes as well… To retrieve the quote, just enter into the search field the operator “stock:” followed by one or more stock symbols:
While a lot of the blogosphere debates the nature of marketing, public relations and blogging – particularly the PR bloggers – here comes an ingenious campaign that melds marketing and blogging, and is fully transparent (you know, the big requirement in blogging that not enough corporations get).
Several people have asked me about logo branding with an image that appears in a users address bar. While I personally removed the Favorite Icon from most of my hosts (In the process of creating a more presentable graphic), it is an important factor for establishing a branding for your Website. There are primarily two benefits achieved with using a favicon.
Yahoo! has just indicated that they now index more than 1.5 billion images in their Images Search Engine.
Picsearch announced today that it has entered into an agreement to supply the new MSN Search service with image search services.
The creation of Paint Shop Pro (PSP) started as a simple shareware bitmap editor. But over the years of development and upgrade, it has transformed itself into a professional photo editor that gives even Photoshop a run for its money.
So you’ve decided to take the plunge. You know that stock photography is an effective tool for your web business, but where do you start and how do you choose the stock photo that’s right for you. Here are some tips to get you started so that you are happy with your choice.
Yes, by now we should all know that Flash MX can load .jpg files dynamically into a flash movie aswell as being able to load external .swf files, but as always, when it comes to loading large files from external sources, it is good practice and almost standard to create a preloader for the file. The Flash MX Event Model may be causing you problems when it comes to preloading files loaded into your main movie using the Movieclip.loadMovie method or the loadMovie and loadMovieNum functions….
Often-overlooked commands can boost sales and project a more professional image. Adobe Acrobat Distiller is one of today’s most effective tools. Using Acrobat, you can distribute attractive and easy-to-read formatted documents for free.
In many industries, image is one of the last things business owner looks at. If business is not booming, they assume there is something wrong with the sales method, as opposed to the image. “If we just sent out a few thousand more fliers” they say, “we will get some more clients”. When in reality, they should be looking at how the message they’re sending to their target market is perceived in the first place. Here are a few pointers to look at:
What can be done to improve the image and reputation of SEM? With the recent Traffic-Power/black-hat SEO debacle, the article that detailed various ad agency SEM complaints, and numerous other articles that have questioned the need for SEO/SEM has helped give the industry a proverbial black eye.
The Take Away
Brands which are credibility-based sell products and services. They also have brand value, or ROI. The key is a Credibility Based Logo Designsm as the cornerstone of an integrated brand promotion system. The result is marketing communication which is planned to add credibility to the brand image. This is long term credibility-based integrated brand promotion. Credibility branding is a prudent investment for better selling and as an accrued financial return on marketing expenditure. Remember this: Credibility branding sells and has value.
So you are a small business person or web designer and you want to purchase some stock photography for your website. Great. Photography is a wonderful way to improve the emotional impact of your site. But there are a few terms unique to the stock photography business that you should know.
Web Design Tips:
Easy That’s how you’d like life to be, right? Especially when you’re creating a website on your own. But that doesn’t mean you want the site to look severe and just functional. you want it to be pretty , smart and also respond and move when you interact with it, while saying all that you want to say to its visitors . There are little tips and Features incorporated into software just for people like you.
What image do you and your people portray to your prospects and clients? Here’s a situation that happened to me recently and hopefully you’ll glean useful small business ideas that will make you money instead of costing you money.
Ever wondered how some websites seem to have multiple “layers” of designs?
Although some use frames and other design techniques to accomplish this look, I’m going to show you a simple way to create the look without the “headaches” of complicated design techniques.
Welcome back to part two of the Code Gallery Spotlight of the PHP based Photo Gallery called “AutoGallery”. Last week, I discussed with you the general idea of the AutoGallery’s image management and introduced the constructor used to initialize the variables in the AutoGallery class. This week, I’ll take a look at the two functions that the constructor calls after initialization resize() and cleanup() and how they perform the necessary management of the gallery images. Let’s start with the resize() function.
Today I’ll be starting a new series focusing on the use of PHP’s image manipulation functions to create a sharp-looking web based photo gallery. If you have been working with PHP for any reasonable length of time (or for that matter, really looked at our own Code Gallery) you’ll notice that there have been many different types of PHP scripts focused on creating “thumbnail” images. This week’s spotlight takes that concept a few steps further and includes some great features like multiple-gallery support, the addition of a border around your thumbnails, and a gallery indexing system used to speed up the web page as a whole.
Virtual PC for Windows, Mac (OS 9 or X) and OS/2 creates virtual machines that can run multiple Windows versions. This is particularly advantageous for Mac users, but even ordinary PC users can find value in this. It’s easy to have Linux, Windows 98, Windows ME, 2000, XP Home and XP professional all on the same machine.
The key to creating graphical images for the World Wide Web and software applications is keeping the image file size relatively low and creating images that are optimized and display correctly in the browser window. By obtaining the knowledge of when to apply the proper image format to a given situation and how to properly optimization images to decrease download times, developers can assure themselves that graphics used in their projects will be optimized for success.
I’ve talked a lot about the need for speed. Specifically, the importance of your web pages loading quickly. Images are the number one culprit. Like a vampire, they are seductive and at the same time suck the life out of your site. (By the way, since this article deals with images, I will be using some as examples and this will cause the pages to take a while to load.)
In the previous article on optimizing GIF images for the web, we learned a few basic things about the GIF image format – who developed it, the (Limpel-Ziv and Welch) compression algorithm it uses and how we can decrease the file size of a GIF image by removing unwanted areas and reducing the number of colors.
There are many types of professionals on the Internet. Business consultants, writers, web designers, software developers, the list goes on and on. What does it take to be considered a professional? Well, according to the definition from Webster’s dictionary, a professional is “Engaged in, or worthy of the standards of, a profession.”
Images are an integral part of the “web experience”. Without them a web page looks really dull; however, I have frequently come across web sites where the images take such a long time to load that I either go off to sleep or employ the most frequently used button of the browser – “Back”!
Optimized images are a hallmark of a good web site and they are the first indicators of the skill of the web developer. This is a two part article in which we’ll take a closer look at Gifs and how to optimize them for the web.
The whole object of getting on the web is to get noticed. Of course, you want good notices, not bad notices. One way to assure yourself of bad notices is to have poorly designed web pages. And believe me, bad pages will get you noticed, most likely by people like a certain Mr. Mirsky, who runs a website called “Worst of the Web.” Put up exceptionally poorly designed web pages (or bizarre content), and you could have the “good” fortune to receive a review at his site, which is a dubious honor at best (unless, of course, you’re trying to have a bad website – that’s another story…).
Like it or not, there is still a segment of the population who will erroneously conclude that you and your business are less than professional and competent just because you run your business out of your home.
Dumb? Obviously. Narrow-minded? Yes. Wrong? Absolutely. Unfair? No question. Want their business? Well … yes. OK, then you’re going to have to play the game and beat them at it. Here’s how to do it. It’s a little sneaky, but hey, all’s fair in love and home-based business.
Background colors and images can be used for stylistic effects and can be an important element in the design of web sites.
Millions of potential buyers visit the online auction sites every day. In 2002 eBay’s 27 million active members participated in transactions totaling over $4 billion dollars. If you are looking for a share of that market, all you need are the items to sell, time, and some auction know-how.
Marketing is an integral part to any business, especially for a Virtual Assistance who has to rely on a professional and creative image. How you get the word out about your VA service can have a tremendous impact on the success of your business. Just throwing together a business card or brochure to hand out, or a quick website is not enough. You need to create a marketing strategy, one that will portray you as capable of creating an image for your clients.
When I moved into my apartment in Brooklyn, there was an Italian restaurant down the street. I never ate there because my neighbors told me the food was bad and the service was worse. One day it closed down and no one shed a tear. It was replaced by an Indian restaurant. I was going to eat there until a neighbor told me not to bother. The restaurant was still run by the same people, they had just changed the name and the menu. A few months later the Indian restaurant was gone, replaced by a Middle Eastern restaurant. Again, same owners, same employees, different menu. The Middle Eastern restaurant finally shutdown and a new owner took over the space. A successful Thai restaurant now occupies the spot.
Making non-text elements, particularly images, accessible is fundamental to accessible web design; even if you attended to this issue alone, you would make a big impact on the accessibility of your site.
The Windows XP Professional operating system allows for Rights to be configured to both individual users as well as to groups of users. Right are best described as permitted actions that are allowed to those users or groups on a specific system or allowed actions within the domain.
Small business webmasters often believe search engine optimization is a complex and mysterious art that they must struggle to understand and master. It couldn’t be further from the truth. SEO is basic and simple – TEXT.
In this article we will learn how to determine the size and dimensions ( width & height ) of an uploaded image.
One of the biggest reasons home-based business entrepreneurs often fail to attract customers is that they also fail to create a professional image. A professional image is an element of your credibility and without credibility winning customers is an uphill battle.
In my dreams, I envision being the marketing consultant equivalent of Oprah or Tiger Woods. Oprah, for her premise, “You’re a woman and only you are responsible for yourself.” Tiger Woods, for his ultimate dedication to the game. Respectively, this is what they’re known for or what their personal value can be identified as; put another way, this is what their brand identities are.
The time has come for all faded jeans to pass. For all torn tee shirts to seek the shortest path to the rag barrel. The time has come for UNIFORMS!
There is no real way to know exactly how many times your newsletters are read. There is a neat little ‘trick’ you can use with HTML based newsletters and email so that you can know at least how many times it has been viewed. Compare the number of views the number of copies sent out and you will have a reasonably good idea of how well read your newsletter is. With HTML newsletters and email messages it is possible to tell if the message has been opened.
Getting your web site to look right can sometimes be a hair-pulling experience. Even for professional web designers! I can only imagine how frustrated many newbies can get.
Let me share with you some of the common problems in designing a well-functioning web site. If you haven’t made these mistakes yet – trust me: you will! Keep this troubleshooting guide handy for when you need it.
While there are few career paths that some would call perfect, being a consultant comes pretty close to having it all. Yet there are challenges and pitfalls that are sometimes overwhelming and unexpected. Whether it’s helping a client increase sales, improve efficiency, prevent a crisis or convince a client why a particular strategy might work, challenges are always to be faced. When analyzing, identifying and exploring the most specific challenges high on the consultant’s list, there are a few that would probably be considered the greatest of all. Following are some of those challenges and how a few successful consultants have overcome them.
A number of times I have come across advice on the internet regarding the insertion of graphics in web pages, which stresses the need to ‘Constrain’ images in order that they download faster! …… WHAT! … Of course this maybe a case of misplaced terminology and what the bearer of the advice may in fact mean is ‘Compress’ images which of course may be an option and indeed will shorten download time.
Thresholding is the process of transforming a set of data that encompasses any range of values to a new set with only two possible values. This process is used often in digital image processing. Thresholding is a form of segmentation, which can be described as grouping pixels together that have like attributes. In most examples of image thresholding, the RGB value (or the Grey Level value for greyscale images) is the attribute of interest.
Is a picture worth a thousand words? On a Web page, it can be worth substantially more in download time.
Few visitors are willing to stare at an empty screen for 10-20 seconds while your graphic image loads. They’re far more likely to leave your site entirely.
Graphics images on the internet come in three major formats: GIF, JPEG and PNG (and PNG’s close relation MNG). Each of these formats has it’s associated advantages and disadvantages. It is important that you understand all three formats to make the correct decision as to which to use under what circumstances.
We have all heard this lament, but how much do we practice it. With all the relaxed rules today, do we really present ourselves in the best light. It seems all the articles I see today are about how old fashioned today’s workers find their supervisors or bosses to be in the way they dress, the policies they implement and the old fashioned ways in which they conduct their business.