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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Web Design Business — SitePoint

Freelancing on the side to earn extra income is all well and good. But if you want to start a business that generates a full-time income, here are …

Less Is More: The Muscle In Minimalist Web Design

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>In the world of Web design, there are certain design styles that work better than others. When deciding how to design your site, you must consider the following: What is the message you are trying to convey? How much content is necessary to convey your message? What colors …

Instagram messenger

As Instagram reaches for the next plateau of user adoption, it’s undergoing a transformation from a curated photography platform into a public and private visual messaging service. This was demonstrated handily by its introduction of video last week in an effort to triage the effect that apps like …

19 Apps That Already Look Perfect for iOS 7

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ryan Matzner of Fueled. Fueled is a digital product design and development incubator based in New York, Chicago and London.</i><p>When Apple unveiled iOS 7 to the world on June 10th, it marked the culmination of a massive shift in design aesthetic across the …

6 Ways to Inspired Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Content marketing is part art with a touch of science.<p>Creating great content requires a word smith or a creative video producer. The better this …

From $1M to 50 bucks: Apple’s iAd Workbench is finally an ad marketplace that makes sense

Two years ago, Apple debuted iAd with the goals of transforming how ads look, work, and sell, charging massive seven-figure sums for allowing brands the privilege of ushering in a brave new world of mobile advertising and capturing almost half of the mobile ad market.<p>Predictably, iAd iFlopped.<p>This …

The mark of a true innovator

en_GB<p>article<p>This year’s Innovation League table identifies a ‘holy trinity’ of qualities manifested by those brands at the top of their …

Achievement unlocked: what UI designers could learn from videogames

Using a new TV, smartphone, or computer for the first time can be a disorienting experience for a lot of people — the modern gadget has so many functions, buttons, and options to memorize and master, novice users don't know where to begin. In an article for <i>Fast Company</i>, designer Philip Battin draws …

Jony Ive Named One Of Time’s 100 Most Influential People In The World

As the head of Apple’s design team, Jony Ive has been one of the most influential figures in tech over the last two decades. He helped create the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and slew of other Apple products that have hit shelves over the last few years.<p>Now Jony’s putting his mark on Apple’s software …

Why iOS 7 Is A Masterpiece of Design

My first impression on seeing iOS 7 on my iPhone was: What is this, a My Little Pony theme?<p>But after scrutinizing, analyzing, deconstructing and living with the new version, I’m ready to declare iOS 7 an unambiguous masterpiece, a stroke of genius, really.<p>That may sound like a weird thing to say …

The Genius Of Instagram’s New Video: It Can Also Stay Still

In response to Twitter’s Vine, the social network has found an elegant way to introduce moving pictures in a way that allows anyone to turn a photograph into a memory with just a tap.<p>Digital photo and video are taken exactly the same way: light soaking into a sensor. Yet the essence of them is so …

Social Media

Here's Why Money Is Flowing Into Local-Mobile Marketing

But does it deliver? According to many accounts, it does.<p>Not surprisingly, retailers, brands, and agencies are scrambling to hone their location-based approaches. These encompass everything from "geo-aware" and "geo-fenced" ad campaigns, to hyper-local efforts keyed to Wi-Fi hotspots, and …

Marketing

We're All Responsible For Creating A More Meaningful Internet

Gary Vaynerchuk recently gave an interview about his decision to employ a full-time stalker (a.k.a "content person") to chronicle, translate, and transcribe his every movement and remark into micro-content for various social media.<p>While I respect Vaynerchuk's incredible success and agree with his …

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How to Maximize Your Networking Connections

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever tasted a martini made by Wayne Gretzky? I have. I don't remember what he put in it, but who cares. When The Great One mixes your drink, it goes down smooth, no matter what.<p>It was the mid-80s in Manhattan. I had just started …

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Startup Strategy: A Fixed Passion and a Flexible Approach

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1994, I left a job as a consultant at an insurance company with a big check that I viewed as an investment in my startup -- a firm that helps technology companies profit from growth opportunities -- based near Boston. I wanted to do …

Entrepreneurship

Why Teamwork Should Be Your No. 1 Sales Tool

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Success Secrets of Sales Superstars, sales experts Barry Farber and Robert L. Shook interview 34 industry leaders to discovers the sales moves that took them to the top. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer a</i> …

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Apple Gives iOS an Entirely New Look and Feel

Apple’s long product silence ended this morning at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote with the debut of a number of new …

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

Dropbox for iOS Gets Swipe Controls and Multi-Image Sharing

Dropbox continued to develop its impressive presence on iOS after the iPhone and iPad app got an update that brings swipe-based actions and the ability to share multiple images.<p>The addition of swipe-based controls makes it even easier to share, favorite, move or delete files from a device. Swiping …

Three Counterintuitive Ideas for Making Your Growth Strategies Work

Companies looking for more profitable growth often turn to the following three common strategies. But each has a major flaw that causes you to …

Six ways small businesses can use Facebook to drive growth

en_GB<p>article<p>Ahead of her presentation at Marketing Week Live, Felicity McCarthy, EMEA SMB Marketing Manager at Facebook outlines six ways small and …

Apple could include LinkedIn for deep iOS 7 integration

So far, Twitter is the only social network to get the full red carpet on iOS 7, but that could change.<p>Even though Twitter has been Apple's pick of social networks to be integrated into iOS 7, it's looking like LinkedIn could also make it to the chosen circle.<p>Developers have found code-based …

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How to Discover Your Superpower in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the new summer blockbuster <i>Man of Steel</i>, Clark Kent spends his youth on Earth completely ignorant of and confused by his superhuman abilities. It's only upon acceptance of his true self that he dons the red-and-blue caped suit and …

Man of Steel

Tech Can Make Immortality a Reality, Says Head Google Engineer

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Immortality may not be a reality yet, but rapidly evolving technology is making it more realistic, Google's engineering director told the Global Future 2045 World Congress.<p>"The life expectancy was 20 1,000 years ago. ... We doubled it in 200 years. This will go …

Singularity

Research Shows Blogging a Top Focus for Marketers

Shares 4K<p>Do you ever wonder what tactics, tools and strategies other social media marketers are using?<p>Regardless of how long you’ve been involved in …

Google Plus Tips & Guides

Google+<p>The latest Google+ tips, strategy and guides. Learn more about Sprout Social’s Google+ integration.<p><b>February 1, 2017</b> — Whether it’s a brand …