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Free Fonts Web Design Tools for Beginners

Want to start your own website but don’t want to pay $800 for somebody else to do it? Then you’re in luck because there are free web design tools for beginners. These are software, utilities and generators for just about every phase of web designing. Here is a survey of some of the free tools at your disposal.

Free Web Design Tools

Color Scheme Generators. Are you having a hard time deciding what colors to use for your web site? Try online color combination generators. Getting a color theme is essential to achieving a unified look to your site. It is also an easy way to find matching (i.e. complementary) colors. Some shades just don’t go well with others, you know. Other color-related tools let you pick colors from the screen (color pickers), or convert a color hue into hex format so you can insert it manually into your code.
Free FontsHTML Validators. Want to make sure that your website code is fully compliant with standards? You can use free web design tools that can check your code for errors. This will help ensure your website works properly.

Clipart. Need graphics but can’t even draw a line? Grab free clipart. There is no end to free web design tools like this out there, though they vary in quality. Usually all they ask is a link back to their site.

Free Fonts. There are two ways to use fonts on your website. You can install them on your system and use them as font styles in your pages, which case people would need to have the same fonts installed on their computers. Or you can use the fonts in your graphics and save them as graphic files for banners, titles and buttons.

Web space. This is perhaps the oldest type of free web design tools. Even though the prices of web space hosting may have gone down, you may still want the totally free hosting packages. Note however, that many free hosting servers prohibit commercial use. If you’re an internet marketer, this option may not be available to you.

Domain name. Yes, believe it or not, there are some free domain name hosting services around.

The drawback is you don’t get the name registered as yours; it is maintained by the server. But that can be a good thing if you want to remain anonymous.

Free Web Templates. The ultimate in free web design tools. If you need a site up and running ASAP, download a finished template and start editing. You will have to make the content and maybe some graphics, but the basic coding for the home page and supporting pages will be there already.

These are just some of the free web Design Training tools you can find. In spite of what many over-priced web designers and software vendors tell you, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on these things. You can have just about all you need either free or at very affordable prices. Find a good web design portal with quality services like those listed above and you’ll see what we mean.

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July 8, 2009 Posted by | free fonts | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make Money Traveling With Stock Photography

There are several Stock Photography websites that want your pictures. These sites will pay you a percentage for every one of your pictures that gets downloaded, each time it is downloaded. Your pictures can be downloaded an unlimited number of times.

Many individuals, businesses, organizations, websites and print publications are in constant need of a wide variety of quality photographs for their websites, sales letters, brochures, magazines, videos and newspapers. These entities regularly turn to stock photography websites to buy the photographs that they need.

You can submit your digital photographs to websites like iStock and Shutterstock. You don’t need to be a professional photographer. You just need a digital camera (with extra memory cards) and internet access. Signing up for these websites is free. Each time one of your pictures is downloaded you’ll get paid a percentage of the cost of the photograph, which generally comes to twenty-five cents to several dollars.

Stock PhotographyJust about any type of digital picture is accepted as long as it is of high quality. Your pictures need to be in JPG/JPEG and for most stock websites they should be 1600 x 1200 pixels or larger. New photographers for Shutterstock need to submit photographs that are 4.0 Megapixels or Million Pixels (MP).

You can calculate the number of pixels in a photograph by multiplying the width by the height. A picture that is 1600×1200 is 1.92 million pixels.

In photographs that depict a minor, or where an identifiable human face is visible, you will need to send a model release with the picture to the website. You need to submit original work and make sure that you do not include copyrighted material or logos in your images. Do not submit photographs that have been increased in size from their original file size. You should read the submission guidelines from each website before you start posting your pictures.

Once you have uploaded a picture to a stock photography website, it stays there for as long as you like (even for years). Every time it gets downloaded you earn money. You can upload your pictures to several different websites as long as the websites allow the submission of non-exclusive photographs.

For example: let’s say that you have accumulated 1,000 high quality photographs for stock photography websites. You upload each image to ten different websites Design Training. So each site now has 1,000 different pictures. You have a total of 10,000 images uploaded on the various sites. If each of your pictures get downloaded just twice every thirty days, and your commission is only $0.25 cents for each download, you’ll be making $5,000 a month!

You can take ten pictures a day and upload each one to ten different Stock Photography websites. In just three months you’ll have about 900 photographs uploaded 9,000 times.

What is really cool about this is that once your pictures are uploaded they continue to make money for you with no additional work on your part. If you continuously upload pictures to the stock websites you can earn even more. There are several people that do this full-time and make $5,000, even $8,000 a month.

Most of the stock websites pay you once a month through PayPal, MoneyBookers, paper check or direct deposit.

You can start by taking pictures in your area, or travel anywhere and make a very healthy living by taking stock photographs. The more pictures you upload, the more earning potential you have. You can make great money from this “job” from just about anywhere in the world.

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