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New Futures to Website Design – Development – Hosting – SEO

wed DesignNow a day’s website development is going easier. Looking on the new futures like xhtml layout and css layouts website design is most popular ongoing factors. Now people know the value of a web site and how its support their business marketing and promotion.

In 1990’s search engine are not much popular after 2000 search engine like Google and Yahoo plays major part the website promotion. So now making a website is not important but how to promote your website and get good ranking in search engine is most important. Here I like to explain some major factors like web site Design Tutorials, web site development, web hosting, search engine optimization (online and offline), internet promotion and marketing etc.

Website Design Training– To creat a web site in html design layout is now a common but search engines are more supporting to xhtml design and Cascading Style Sheets layout (css design). One of the biggest advantages to using xhtml css layout design is time consumers in website development. Styles sheets define how to display html elements in your website. All major browsers Netscape and Internet explorer support cascading style sheets and solve common problems in html/htm. You ca use lot of extra methods in a single html pages like external style, internal style sheet, inline styles, multiple style sheets.

Website Development – AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript has the power to make your site more compelling and more dynamic Ajax used for creating interactive web development applications. Most advantages of Ajax is real-time form data validation, auto completion, load on demand, sophisticated user interface controls and effects, refreshing data and server push, partial submit, obtain data using a server-side proxy, create single-page marshaled applications, low bandwidth usage and also support search engine. Xcart development is also demanded in website development.

Image optimization – Image search engine optimization is also now most popular most of the search engines provide vertical image search option. Now a day’s photo sharing sites and social image sharing sites are most popular. Image optimization is web designer need best knowledge and take care of entire image shapes, image sizes, and tag text knowledge levels. For seo optimization attribute specified width and height declaration, alt attribute and title attribute is must for an image.

Content optimization – Your website should start with your business content. Now website content is important for all the major search engines. Using duplicate content the search engines punish your website very badly. So your must take care about your web content seriously. In Search Engine Optimization the content is also most important, content spam lost your website ranking.

Meta content optimization

Meta tags are a great way for webmasters to provide search engines with information about their sites. Meta tags can be used to provide information to all sorts of clients, and each system processes only the meta tags they understand and ignores the rest. Meta tags are added to the section of your HTML page.

Differentiate the descriptions for different pages. Using identical or similar descriptions on every page of a site isn’t very helpful when individual pages appear in the web results.

Include clearly tagged facts in the description. The meta description doesn’t just have to be in sentence format; it’s also a great place to include structured data about the page.

Programmatically generate descriptions. For some sites, like news media sources, generating an accurate and unique description for each page is easy: since each article is hand-written, it takes minimal effort to also add a one-sentence description.

Use quality descriptions. Finally, make sure your descriptions are truly descriptive.

Major points remind to Design and optimization content:

Make a site with a clear hierarchy and text links. Every page should be reachable from at least one static text link.

Offer a site map to your users with links that point to the important parts of your site. If the site map is larger than 100 or so links, you may want to break the site map into separate pages.

Create a useful, information-rich site, and write pages that clearly and accurately describe your content.

Think about the words users would type to find your pages, and make sure that your site actually includes those words within it.

Try to use text instead of images to display important names, content, or links. The Google crawler doesn’t recognize text contained in images.

Make sure that your TITLE tags and ALT attributes are descriptive and accurate.

Check for broken links and correct HTML.

f you decide to use dynamic pages (i.e., the URL contains a “?” character), be aware that not every search engine spider crawls dynamic pages as well as static pages. It helps to keep the parameters short and the number of them few.

Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100).

Web hosting – Shared hosting is very popular and the most common type of hosting, having a unique domain IP not a dedicated web hosting will prevent you from being accused as a internet spammer. SERPs ranking in favour of dedicated C Class IP. Using dedicated IP address with a best hosting provider for your website going to be more beneficial in the long run for getting good rankings in search engines.

June 1, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Most Used Free Fonts Designers

fontsAs we already know that the fonts are one of the most important parts of every web Project and choosing them is quit a difficult job for a web Design Training if his understanding of Typography is low. Our Last post 21 Most Used Fonts By Professional Designers helps you to get familiar with most used fonts which is not freely available.

After getting several requests about professional fonts which is most famous and freely available for download in our last post in same series we again look around and end up with a list of 22 Most Used Free Fonts By Professional Designers on the basis of their usability and popularity.

This list is a combined effort of professional web designers and art directors to speeding up your project development time so you can save money and focus on making great applications. All the screenshots again made in usual way so there is no confusion in checking the actual preview and corresponding font types.

The basic purpose behind this post is to show popular and professional free font types to save your time searching online. This time direct download link available for all the Free Fonts. You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to Make an Awesome Logo Design

logodesignFirst before you start, be sure to check out my video tutorials that show you exactly how to create awesome Logo Design and websites in photoshop.

Introduction

Back when I began my ventures on computers in 98 on AOL, I was one of the many mesmerized by the world of AOL “proggies”. I began to code my own with VB and I remember one of the things I loved to focus on personally, was the whole intro art. I saw a few, I can’t remember the names now, but their amazing fire effects with their lightening bolts blew my mind away. Thus began my journey of design.

I’ve designed for approximately 9 years now and I’ve learned a lot. From mainstream corporate professional design, to fun gaming Design Training, to adult design. The accumulative experience of all these avenues have really helped further my abilities when I confront each new project.

In this tutorial, I will start and finish a logo while documenting the entire process. I encourage you to open up photoshop and follow every step, it will help you learn a lot more than just reading it.

I’ve used the technique I will be teaching to develop a lot of logos. Here are just a few:

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I will be using Adobe Photoshop CS2 to design this logo. Many swear by illustrator, but I believe for the purposes of making a Photoshop Tutorial, it’d be best to use photoshop as it will cater to a wider audience. More people have used photoshop than Illustrator. Besides, I’ve created 95% of all my logos in Photoshop, so take what you will.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | logo design, Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Beginning of Free Sound

free-soundI started collecting sounds in the early 1990’s. At first I used a mono Nagra recorder and an AKG 451 that belonged to my employer at the time. I wasn’t very organized about it, but if I needed a sound, I would go out and get it. Later, after I had changed jobs, I started using my new employer’s DAT machine and their Neumann RSM 191, which is a wonderful microphone– I wish I still had access to it today.

In 2000 I started to think about putting together my own sound effects library. I did some research of the available technology at the time and came a cross the Zaxcom Deva II. The Deva II is a 4 channel portable field recorder that records on a hard disk, rather than tape. This is more common now, but at the time, the only other option was a DAT, or a Digital Nagra, using reel to reel tape. Today, there are many more options, like Zacom’s Deva IV and V, Sound Devices 722 and 744, Fostex FR-2, Aaton Cantar, plus a myriad of MP3/Wave recorders. The Deva II was made for location film sound work and so has timecode in and out, along with 4 mic pre-amps, and 4 line in/outs. It records at 48kHz, 24 bits and it also has a pre-record buffer which will store up to 10 seconds of the input previous to when you hit record. I thought this would be a great feature for when I was out in the filed waiting for something to happen; I wouldn’t have to always be rolling, I could wait for the sound and then hit record!

Since the Deva II could record 4 channels I decided that I would try to create a surround effects library. The idea was to record a front pair and a rear pair. I decided to make the front pair a Mid-Side pair and the rear a pair of spaced omnis. The mid-side pair I could easily spread into the three front speakers, and the spaced omni pair would give me a nice diffuse surround field.

For microphones I contemplated both the Schoeps colette series and the Sennheiser MKH series. I settled on a pair of Sennheiser MKH 20 omnis, and an MKH 30 and 40 mid side pair. The Sennheisers are reportedly better in humid conditions, and also reject RF noise more, but it was also a matter of price. I am slowly collecting a set of Schoeps mics too, since I really love their Free Sound.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Flash Animation Artist 2

flashCould you take us through your creative process when starting a new animation project.

Its always chaos in the beginning, I’m worthless at planning a whole project from the beginning to the end before I start. I make hundreds of crappy sketches that I just throw away and if I’m lucky I do one that I like. Then I start developing that one, still on paper, maybe make a small turnaround and some poses together with proposals for environments and colors. Colors are very important to me, I decide early what kind of colors to use to get the right feeling. That makes it easier for me to visualize the final look of it so that I know what I’m going to. I try different animation techniques as well, in X-ray vision I didn’t really know from the beginning how to animate it so I started by hand a little bit. I couldn’t really get the sort of flat look with thick black contours that I wanted, so I just decided to do the animation directly in Flash.

That way I had more control over the graphics.

Could you tell us about your animated short X-Ray Vision?

It’s just a little story describing one of life’s lonely moments. There’s a girl walking through an empty town, I think she’s sort of isolated in her world. To her the real world just shines through in fast glimpses sometimes. There’s not really a correct interpretation of it, it’s a simple story.

How was the concept of X-Ray Vision conceived?

The inspiration came from my earlier mentioned autumn feeling I think. I wanted to express something melancholic in some way, so I started playing with some chords on the guitar one day and pen and paper the next. I always wanted to try and mix live action with Flash Animation; it’s a beautiful combination. Everything just grew together, I wrote the music and played around with flash a little bit at the same time until I had it more or less clear in my head.

Was the music used in X-Ray Vision written and preformed by you? In my opinion the music is beautiful and fits the mood of the animation PERFECTLY. Is music your first love?

Music is just my secret dream. When I had the opportunity to record a song of my own I couldn’t miss it, that’s all… My very talented friend G÷ran helped me with the recordings, and with developing the sound.

How long did it take to complete X-Ray Vision?

It took about 3 months, and I really started from scratch, I had never animated directly in Flash before so I was learning while doing it. and Always thing about Logo Design For your Site.

What software packages were used in the creation of X-Ray Vision?

Flash MX and Premiere 6.0

Did you run into any major production problems during the creation of X-Ray Vision?
My biggest problems came from not knowing enough about the program, and never having worked with video in animation before. I had to try a lot of different ways to compress the video material to reduce the file size since I made it for the web. In the end I found out that Flash really compresses video material very well so I didn’t really have to chase around for other programs. There was also the problem with having all scenes in individual documents when I later on wanted to put them together to one. The library in Flash doesn’t let you have two symbols with the same name so i had to rename all my symbols to avoid conflicts.

What was the most technically challenging scene in X-Ray Vision?

The one where she pulls down the zipper was hard to figure out how to do, even though it looks simple. I made it kind of early in the production, before I had learned enough about masks and stuff. I guess there would have been an easier way to do it really… Except from that, the putting everything together-part of the production was really the hardest part. To make it synchronize with the music and to cut it tight. To get the right tempo.

What other animated shorts have you worked on?

That would be… none. Other than some of my own small experiments that never really became real shorts. I have worked as a Design Training on more commercial productions before, like tv series for children.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Web Hosting Reviews for Greater Web Exposure

Design TrainingOn world wide web every website is dependent on a specific server located at any specific location in the world. The servers are usually of different formats that are owned by web hosting companies and are operated also by them. Companies that aspire to create a website and make it online needs to hire web hosting company that have access to a specific server. A server has to be such that it fulfills the needs of its clients of having a website that is fast, secure, reliable and is successful.

Detailed research may be needed to locate a web hosting company that can provide services that meets up with your needs in exact manner. For instance some companies may offer shared server and not dedicated ones and your website needs the later one than you have to search for such server that have this facility.

Selection of a web Design Training service provider depends upon the customers’ understanding and needs. See to it that the service provider’s functional platform, website development software and other essential factors match up with your requirements. Go through the security features being provided by the company.

Companies searching for web hosting companies should go through the available list of service providers and study carefully the web hosting reviews available.

You might be thinking about the significance of web hosting reviews, and how it can help you choose the best web hosting company. A web hosting review clearly explains the achievements of the company and the manner in which they have accomplished the promises being done about their services. As a web hosting service lists would only show the features of their services and not explain there functionality.

If you already have made use of any web hosting company’s services do provide them the feedback about your experience whether positive or negative. It would help other consumers take decision in a right perspective.

Web hosting reviews are integral part of any web hosting company but they also have certain limitations as every user consists of a specific and unique requirements and set of experiences. Although reviews are to be considered but you should rely on your research and other factors also.

Some web hosting companies choose their clients on the basis of the business type and types of content. These companies have certain business policies that they follow. Therefore Design Tutorials reviews can give you the gist about their limitations and policies and so that you review them carefully and take the decision likewise.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What is Web Hosting

Design TrainingHow can anyone access to your Web pages? Theoretically, it is possible to place a web site on your own home computer. What is need to do that?

At first, we need to install the necessary software: Apache server, MySQL database server, mail server, Perl programming language, PHP, Parser. Create a folder with properly configured files, Web pages, scripts, Design Training ,graphics. Besides, we provide round-the-clock high-speed Internet connection. We should also buy a permanent IP-address in order for routers always to send data packages and a variety of requests. Register a domain name, using the Domain Name System (DNS) in order to synchronize domain with the IP-address.

Difficult, isn’t it? We should also mention about the round-the-clock technical support for the computer turned into a server. Please note that the implementation of other usual tasks becomes not desirable: failure of any program would require a restart, and our website will be unavailable for other users. In addition: if the resource will become quite popular, and every day hundreds of people will turn to the web pages and database, common personal computer will not be able to cope with the load, that is usual  for the Web servers.

In addition, the need for creating a website often occurs in people who are not experts in computer-related sphere.
Even if you learn all the features, there will be no time for the website. So why should we pay attention to the cases that seem so helpless?

Since the time of Manufactories it is known know that the most efficient production bases on the principle of division of labor: pies baking is for the pieman, boots making is for the shoemaker, hosting provider supports the web servers.
A solid company that provides such services, has at its disposal not one, but a lot of powerful computers, configured to perform server tasks.

They are connected to the Internet through the high-speed channel connection. Mandatory condition to ensure reliability is backup power systems, duplication of the main server nodes, the possibility of “urgent” replacement (without switching off the server), the organization of the RAID for data storage and other features.

The other side of the customers’ websites support is connected with the software. Modern hosting companies are staffed with all necessary software. The only thing we have to do is to change software configuration. Typically, a hosting provider offers several tariff plans for different cost and functionality, suitable for different customer’s needs. The configuration of the server software along with the distributin of the right to use a particular function depend on the custoner’s choise.

For example, a user needs access to the MySQL databases, and another one could do without it, but they need to support multiple mailboxes. Specialists in modern hosting companies are capable to make any necessary system changes in the a very short time. They have all necessary tools for that.

Thus hosting provider ensures the existence of your site on the Design Tutorials. The last issue is filling the resource content. It is the only complication that arises in connection with the locating of the website on another computer.

While using hosting service there is need to copy the files to a remote computer. In this case hosting provider offers two options:

  • To save the file to the server via the dedicated web interface.
  • Download files using ftp-protocol.

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Photoshop Tutorial: Introduction to Layers

design-finalThis beginner’s tutorial explains the concept of layers in Photoshop. Layers are a very powerful tool for image editing, and are a fundamental tool in Photoshop for creating complex images.

What are layers?

The easiest way to explain layers is with an example. The following image shows a Photoshop document containing two layers, a background layer and a text layer:

Stonehenge

If you like, you can download this .psd file so you can play around with it for yourself.

Each layer can be manipulated, drawn on, and moved around independently of any other layer. Imagine that each layer is actually a physical sheet of clear plastic, with the graphic imprinted on the plastic:

Layers concept

Layers are controlled through the Layers palette in Photoshop Tutorials. In this palette, you can see each layer along with a thumbnail showing the contents of the layer.

At the bottom of the palette you’ll see a little “New” icon. Click on this icon to add a layer to your document:

You can now draw on your new layer, and it will not affect the layers below it, just as if it was a separate sheet of plastic on top of the image. Design Training?

Before working on a layer, make sure you click on the layer you want to work with in the Layers palette first, so that it becomes active. The currently active layer is shown highlighted in blue above (Layer 1).

Naming layers

“Layer 1” isn’t a very memorable name, but luckily you can change the name of your new layer easily! Double-click on the Layer 1 layer in the Layers palette and you will see the Layer Options dialog appear. You can then enter a new name for your layer in the “Name:” box, and click OK to rename the layer.

Moving layers around

Just like a real sheet of plastic, you can “slide” your layer around on the page. To do this, select the Move tool (the arrow with the crosshair next to it, at the top of the Tools palette), or press the V key. Select the layer you want to work with in the Layers palette (e.g. the “Stonehenge” layer in our example), then you can move the layer around by clicking with the mouse in the document window and dragging:

A nice shortcut is to just hold down the Control key and drag to move your layer around. This has the advantage that you don’t have to switch to the Move tool and back again – the current tool remains active while you move the layer.

You can also move layers above or below other layers in the document. To do this, click on the layer in the Layers palette and drag it so that it’s where you want it to be:

Dragging a layer in the Layers palette

Another quick shortcut here is to use the Control + [ key and Control + ] key to move the current layer down and up respectively.

Often it’s useful to be able to hide a layer so you can work on the layers underneath it, or hide all other layers so you can concentrate on the current layer. You can do all this using the little “eye” icons next to each layer in the Layers palette:

To hide a layer, click once on the eye Free Icon. The eye will disappear and the layer will become invisible.

To show the layer again, click again on the eye icon. The layer will reappear.

To hide all layers except one, Alt+click on the eye icon for the layer you want to keep. Alt+click on the eye again to reveal all the layers.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Design Training, Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flash Animation Artist

where are you from and when and how did you get started in Flash Animation?

I come from a small town in Sweden from the beginning, but I moved to Stockholm a few years ago to have more options when it comes to work and art. I am 24 and I have been working in the animation field here in Sweden since 2000, but not as long with Flash. I started working with Flash seriously in August 2003, when I began to study multimedia and web production. I had been curious about Flash for years though so when I finally got my hands on it and had time to learn it I couldn’t stop myself. It’s such a fantastic program!

How serious are you about flash animation? Is it a career for you or is it just a hobby?

II would love for it to become a career, but until now I have only worked traditionally, mostly with character Design Training and illustration for animated productions.

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Are you a traditional artist turned flash animator or did you just jump right into the Macromedia Software?
I was mostly painting a few years ago, but I wasn’t making a living on it. I didn’t really know how to proceed with my art and tried to find my way through illustration, but I never felt that those fields had the different dimensions and possibilities that I wanted. I still love to paint and I’m very fascinated by expressing moods and emotions through colors, but when i went to animation school for one year i realized that animation was the ultimate tool, it was exactly what I needed. But what you also needed was a lot of expensive special hard-to-get equipment. So after my education I found it hard to keep doing animation my own… Until Flash. I just love it.

Do you think that artists with a formal education in animation have an advantage over self-taught artists?

I think (or want to think) that the important thing is what you have to show people, not the title of your education or name of your school. But of course, if you are in school for three years or more you have lots of time to put together a neat portfolio.

What Programs and Hardware do currently work with? And why do you choose to work with these software packages?
I work with Flash MX for Mac OS X. I also like Premiere and of course Photoshop. I like Flash for obvious reasons, its easy to learn for someone who knows a little bit about classical animation and timing, and its useful for so many things. You can do almost anything with it! Premiere to me is also a very useful and logical program that has everything that I need. I’m not really into lots of flashy special effects and stuff, so it works for me. And Photoshop Tutorials is just always necessary for everything!

Who’s work do you admire?

Tim Burton is an excellent director, The nightmare before Christmas has been my favorite movie for a few years. He uses colors in a way that I like, to define a specific atmosphere.

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Design Training, Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Acting and Animation 2

What is good acting?

When I ask my students what they think good acting is, the first answer is usually “believable acting”. But credibility is only one side of the story. Good acting is believable and interesting. In my opinion, these two attributes wholly define good acting. With this idea as an axiom, we will try to separately analyze what makes acting believable, and what makes it interesting.

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My feeling is that in the past few years, while there’s been great progress technology-wise, the art of acting in animation has been abandoned. Compared with the acting quality of characters such as Shere-Khan (The Jungle Book), Captain Hook (Peter Pan) and others, today’s characters are pale, dull, and lack personality. In better cases, an exceptionally interesting voice-talent saves the day (Robin Williams as the genie in Aladdin); but usually the script alone is responsible for providing the characters with some sort of personality.

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For the next several months, the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive will be hosting Animation Salons on the third Saturday evening of every month. These events are free and open to the animation community.

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I even did my biography report on him in the 5th grade.  You know – the one where you dress up like the person you’re doing a bio on?  Yah, well, I dressed up like Mel Blanc (which just meant wearing a business suit and drawing on a fake moustache).  I mean, it’s not like people knew what he looked like anyway, right?

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An animator is an actor with a pencil”, goes the oldest and truest animation cliché. Not “a draftsman that acts”, but first and foremost – an actor. If you’re trying to tell a story through a character, inevitably you’re an actor. The only question is whether you are a good actor or a bad one. Come to Your Design Needs a one stop point were you’ll find a free links resource to all your design requirement and numerous resources to assist you in visualizing the design of your project. You can connect with an array of sites related to Design Training.

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment