Tooltips – Embedded Assistance

A tooltip is an on screen function that displays information automatically on mouse over, and click tips that display information for the user when they click on a specific area of the screen.  A tooltip is often referred to as embedded user assistance. Context Sensitive Tooltip 1 Hover over the sentence below! There are various … Continue reading Tooltips – Embedded Assistance

Tracking – allows headlines to breathe

Tracking gives headings breathing space I was reading through International Traveller magazine and I noticed the use of generous tracking between the letters of the country destinations . TRACKING involves the overall spacing between letters. When fonts are created, the letter spacing will be set in the definition of each character.  In order to create … Continue reading Tracking – allows headlines to breathe

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Feedly – get your content to come to you

As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments.  Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read.  I was sad to see Google Reader go and I used it to keep track … Continue reading Feedly – get your content to come to you

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Cropping images – creates visual interest

Leave it in or out? One can make an enormous impact on the 'look and feel' of a image with the wise choices about what should be included, and what should not. This process is known as cropping and is a fundamental image manipulation technique. Cropping alters the original visual; it changes the outer shape, … Continue reading Cropping images – creates visual interest

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What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A content management system (CMS) is a platform or program that will help create ongoing content and manage your businesses website without any programming knowledge. It provides a central online resource for the control of your content on a website.  It allows anybody with a minimal knowledge of web design to delete or edit content. … Continue reading What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

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Are you an internet addict?

Do you think you spend too much time online? Are you looking at your phone constantly to see if you have any messages or notifications? Do you begin to panic when the Internet drops out? If your answer is yes, you may be on the way to becoming addicted to social networking and the connected … Continue reading Are you an internet addict?

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Wayback machine offers living history

It is not the Tardis however it can still take you back in digital time and space. Nostalgic for the Web of yesteryear - those golden oldie sites that have been severed or erased from their servers?  Then take a wander down memory lane a project aimed at preserving the rapidly changing web. ❝ Information … Continue reading Wayback machine offers living history

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Be safe on the internet

Almost every day I become aware of dodgy emails that have gone to my Spam box.  I would like to take the time to make you aware of the different types of hoaxes that are out there and remind you about email safety. Cyber criminals often use phishing scams to try to obtain personal information such … Continue reading Be safe on the internet

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The Importance of Privacy Policy

The collection of accurate personal information from your site users is essential to the health of small and medium businesses. According to a 2006 Singapore research, the adoption of privacy notices is a "fundamental prerequisite for firms soliciting information from their clients". Regardless of the sensitivity of the information being sought privacy notices are vital … Continue reading The Importance of Privacy Policy

5 Tips for Creativity

While everyone is born with an inexhaustible well of creativity, many of us lose the ability to use this gift because we no longer practice it.  Exceptionally creative individuals are not necessarily smarter in fact research suggests that they do not score higher on intelligence tests.  Creative adults are curious, energetic, spontaneous, independent, individualistic and uninhibited. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creativity