Working Smart: What Do You Do in the First Hour of Your Working Day?

ShareThis:Does the first hour really matter? How much does the first hour of every day matter in respect of working smart and being productive? To many people it matters a lot. It’s the time when many people ‘get things done’. On the other hand for others it’s a time to catch up on stuff. Here…

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Q – How do I Align and ‘Size’ Text Correctly in a Cartoon Bubble?

ShareThis:This is a Great Question on Cartoon Bubbles (aka Speech Bubbles) We had some really great feedback from a Survey we recently carried out with our video tutorial subscribers. By the way, thank you all again for the great comments and ideas. Here is one of the questions asked by Anthony.. “How do I align…

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10 Image Optimization Software Sites That Will Knock Your Socks Off

ShareThis:Image Optimization is Something You Need to Do These days with more and more people using sites like Facebook and Pinterest to show off their images, it’s easy to forget about image optimization on your website or Blog. I guess there are many people who don’t even know that it’s necessary to do this…. Images…

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Facebook Fan Page Notifications and Hyper Alerts

ShareThis:How to Never Miss Another Facebook Fan Page Notification! If you have a business page on Facebook, you might have noticed that Facebook Fan Page notifications have been very hit and miss of late. We have no idea why this is, but it’s bad news because what it means is that you could miss the…

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Manipulation Monday

ShareThis:Can you spot the changes in this graphic? It is Manipulation Monday again. Today I am doing something different.  Instead of ‘blunders’ I have added and changed some things in the following graphic. We have had a fabulous Olympic Games and I wanted to use the Games as my theme. Apologies to non Brits but…

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Manipulation Monday Answers

ShareThis: The answers to 6 August Blunder Here are the answers to yesterday’s Manipulation Monday Blunder. From all the comments it would appear most of you saw the blunder. Only one or two not sure. But were you right?                       In this picture it is…

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How to Credit Creative Commons Images Correctly

ShareThis:How to Access the Creative Commons Images  There’s no doubt about it – using Creative Commons images is an excellent alternative to buying images from somewhere like Shutterstock or Fotolio. We see so many questions asked about which images can be used freely on websites, Facebook and Pinterest and so on. However just because you…

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Graphics for Pleasure and Business

ShareThis:How learning to create Graphics has opened several doors for one lady Nanny Paddy is a very talented, enthusiastic, fun-loving grandma who we got to know via our Facebook Fanpage, Free Graphic Design Tutorials. She has created some fabulous graphic designs using the free software programme Inkscape. Let us see what she has to say about…

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Run a Browser Security Test to Check How Healthy Your Browser Is

ShareThis:What Prompted a Browser Security Test? Well that’s a good question and as some of you will know when there is anything going on related to the technical side of things, we’re more likely to run for the hills than lounge around reading Technical Manuals ….zzzzz However, my browser, Chrome, has been throwing a few…

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Matching Colors On-line: Here’s a Quick and Easy Way

ShareThis:Matching Colors On-line The Easy Way Matching colors on-line exactly, is one of those tasks that is so simple when you know how, but seems impossible when you don’t! Why you might want to match your colors Let’s just set the scene. Scenario #1 – You are surfing the web and you come across a totally gorgeous color; one…

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