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Facebook for Business | Another New layout - concerning for those who have custom tabs

Facebook for Business | Another New layout - concerning for those who have custom tabs | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A preview of the updated look coming to Pages.
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Facebook Business Page (another) NEW LOOK : This week, Facebook begins rolling out a streamlined look for Pages on desktop that will make it easier for people to find the information they want and help Page admins find the tools they use most. 

 

It will come into full effect by March 28, 2014

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The Complete Guide to Stand-Out Social Media Formatting

The Complete Guide to Stand-Out Social Media Formatting | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Social media formatting tips and tricks to make your content stand out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and your blog
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Definitely worth reading ( & bookmarking)

 

The blog at Bufferapp shows you  some simple tricks and best practices of social media formatting to help you create unique, stand-out posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest, along with some tools to help you create memorable blog tidbits worth sharing.

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12 Must-follow Typography Guidelines For Every Web Designer

12 Must-follow Typography Guidelines For Every Web Designer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

This is a guest post by Mike Swan, a Chief Writer at markupcloud.

Typography does not just mean selecting the right font for your website, it refers to a lot of other things that are crucial..

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follow these simple guidelines and see how typography would become a fun activity for you.

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How fashion blogging has become big business and how you can do it too

How fashion blogging has become big business and how you can do it too | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
NOT too many years ago, blogging was almost a dirty word. A place where myriad voices uploaded their unedited opinions to the chagrin of established writers.
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Successful bloggers are garnering hundreds of thousands of followers and commanding huge readership - and respect - all while becoming celebrities in their own right.

While making money as a blogger has always been a challenge, it’s certainly getting easier.

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Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It

Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Ed Gandia’s 2012 Freelance Industry Report has some interesting data pertaining to women and money. For instance, female freelancers earn more per hour than do their male counterparts at almost eve...
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"If you have a low value of yourself, you’re basically lowering the value of your work — and you get low value in return." ~ Randy Gage

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Susan Anderson's curator insight, September 6, 2015 11:59 AM

You'll never earn more than you command - and you must provide enough value to justify your rates. Pricing can be one of the toughest questions for freelancers. This will help.

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How to Create Awesome Pinterest Content

How to Create Awesome Pinterest Content | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The amount of content shared on Pinterest grew by 19.22%, beating LinkedIn (at 15.11%) and Facebook (14.78%).

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marketers should start to look beyond Facebook and Twitter as the primary platforms for social media outreach, and capitalize on the fast-growing Pinterest to share their visual content. Here is how you can create awesome Pinterest content that will aid you in marketing without words

 


Read more at http://blog.canva.com/create-awesome-pinterest-content

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How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website

How To Embed a Pinterest Board On Any Website | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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For those wanting to add a more visual enhancing showcase of their Pinterest pins on their websiten ~ though i have not tried it (i use a Wordpress plug-in for my sites) ~ it looks like this detailed but simple to follow HOW-TO will help out many..

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:39 PM

Embed your Pinterest Board onto your library website or catalog home screen. It is sure to grab some attention. 

André Manssen's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:44 AM

Wellicht handig om de Pinterest-pagina van je school/klas te embedden in je klassenblog/schoolwebsite...

Keaton Dodson's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Very helpful and informative. Web Designer and Web Developer can definitely enhance their skills and make their designing more attractive and unique from others.

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Cool Calendar DIY with CD case + home printer

Cool Calendar DIY with CD case + home printer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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something from the cool site at Before & After's Design Talk section - this desktop calendar you can make with home printer and put onto CD cases (usually someone has at least one of these things in the house somewhere, thats not cracked too much!)

 

Anyways.. cool lil project - good chance to also learn and practice about layout and typography ~ cuz its always good to try new layouts we don't usually do

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Three business lessons I learnt from mum | Flying Solo

Three business lessons I learnt from mum  | Flying Solo | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
My mum has always been a wonderful source of inspiration, support and encouragement. Here are three lessons I learnt from her.
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 a big part of running a business as well, but thanks to my mum I constantly try to remind myself that every setback is a stepping stone to success, and that there is no such thing as failure, just feedback.

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Tutorial : Working with Type in Photoshop

Tutorial : Working with Type in Photoshop | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

In this post I'm going to show you some of the tools that I use in my workflow when working with type in Photoshop.

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Learn how to paste lorem ipsum (placeholder text), create text along a path, and filter type layers with these type tips by Abduzeedo | found via Adobe @ Google+

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NEW Pinterest Contest Guidelines: What Brands and Bloggers Need To Know

NEW Pinterest Contest Guidelines: What Brands and Bloggers Need To Know | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Pinterest has been in the news this week with regard to contests in general and a revised Acceptable Use Policy that was announced

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Attention: Business and bloggers who run Competitions via Pinterest • Some important changes! Shelley Kramer of Business2Community has written a great article explaining the Do's and Don't and included a summary info - for those  who never get around to reading the ever so important guidelines.

 

Pinterest has recently updated its guidelines for these so-called “Pin to Win” or “Pin It To Win It” contests in an effort to decrease the amount of these types of contests, as they purportedly (or at least according to Pinterest) do nothing to encourage creativity and expression, the fundamentals on which the site is based.

 

read the full article : http://we.bgrrl.com/1fabz1W

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17 Outsourcing And Virtual Assistant Resources for Small Business Owners

17 Outsourcing And Virtual Assistant Resources for Small Business Owners | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Too much work for you, but not enough to hire even a part time employee? Want to grow your staff but can't afford to add a new hire? Try outsourcing or virtual assistants.
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Sometimes it pays to pay someone else - so you can get more things done. Especially if you have a big workload on and also able to accept more work instead of knocking it back.

 

17 Outsourcing and Virtual Assistant resources list that will help you figure out where to find the help you need on a small business budget.

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Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator

Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create an aged vintage style logo design. We're going to take inspiration from generations past, when logos
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step by step Illustrator tutorial to create an aged vintage style logo design. 

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Getty Images addresses piracy with new embed tool that offers images for free

Getty Images addresses piracy with new embed tool that offers images for free | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Getty Images will give more than 40 million of its stock photos away for free as it seeks to address online photo piracy.
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Getty Images will give more than 40 million of its stock photos away for free as it seeks to address online photo piracy.
The stock photo agency introduced a new "embed" function on Thursday that will enable its images to be published on websites, blogs and social media free of charge, provided the images are not used to directly promote a product, service or business.

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Facebook Photos Size Guide: Dimensions & Types (2014 Edition)

Facebook Photos Size Guide: Dimensions & Types (2014 Edition) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
series_post_list_box There are a several different ways of using images and photos on Facebook, each of which has different dimensions and quirks. Some are for design and identity on the user interfac
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Info always good to have/know : Each type of image on a Facebook page has its own size and oddities. And Facebook has made some changes to its image sizes and layout recently, particularly with how thumbnails and images display on the timeline. So here’s my updated 2014 version of the guide for Facebook image and photo sizes and types ~havecamerawilltravel.com

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Content Marketing: The Lost Art of Post Tags and Categories

Content Marketing: The Lost Art of Post Tags and Categories | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Want to improve you content publishing, SEO and usability? Boost your performance by being more strategic with your blog posts' tags and categories.
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Blogging / Content for your website >> If you don’t bother with categorizing or tagging your blog’s content.

What you don’t realize is that not doing so makes your life a million times harder when it comes to publishing content, and that you’re probably missing out on some very easy traffic opportunities. Want to fix it? Read on

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Artist of the Week: Unconventional Graffiti Artist Above

Artist of the Week: Unconventional Graffiti Artist Above | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Love it or hate it, graffiti has revolutionized the way we think of art. It is anarchic, untamed, ephemeral at times, and difficult.
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Unconventional #Graffiti Artist Above

"Pixel 77 takes a look at one of the most original graffiti artists there is. He goes by the name Above, and he keeps his real identity a secret. He was born in 1981 in California, and has been active on the scene since back in 1996, when he was only 15 years old. He developed his trademark upward arrow signature when he was 18, stating that he wanted something instantly recognizable, since at the time he was spray-painting trains, and wanted something distinguishable even as the train was moving fast."

 

see more photos of his works and detailed write up at pixel77 http://www.pixel77.com/artist-week-unconventional-graffiti-artist

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[photographers ] Online photo community 500px launches commercial licensing service

[photographers ] Online photo community 500px launches commercial licensing service | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Called 500px Prime, here’s how it will be different from other licensing services. Prime will charge licensing fees starting at $250. Regardless of the license, 30 percent of the photo sold would go to the photographer who owns it

 

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Photography-based social networking site 500px announced that it is launching a commercial licensing service that would earn the members in the online photo community 30 percent of proceeds for each photo sold.sftw on Facebook

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Co-Browse Any Web Page Instantly with Surfly


Via Robin Good
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this is great ~ reminds me of something similar long time (early year 2000) that i used within 'Virtual Places' ~ where me and friends can go 'browsing/surfing' together or in group. Infact at VP you could even launch a 'transport' avatar and the group can hop in into the 'van' or 'bus' etc..

Think this is great for teaching someone something (instead of having to do captures) and also for business use..

Thanks @Robin Good for the scoop :)

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Vince Hill's curator insight, June 7, 2014 6:21 PM

This is cool!

alexislucas's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:56 AM

de mémoire ça ne marche pas bien car cela souffre de lags et se révèle contre-intuitif

Surfly's comment, March 17, 2015 3:14 PM
You can try out the new features. I'm curious how and if you like it now. www.surfly.com
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Mondrian : Create vector graphics online

Mondrian : Create vector graphics online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Easy to use vector graphics program that works in your browser. No installation required. Try it for free.
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Mondrian is a free web app for creating vector graphics, like a simplified version of Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. It's fully open source, with all the basic tools you'll need to create your own vector graphics. It has SVG import/export and PNG export capability.

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I AM THE NEW CREATIVE | Free eSeminar (Adobe)

I AM THE NEW CREATIVE | Free eSeminar (Adobe) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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some cool eSeminars coming soon via Adobe Creative Cloud - 2 i want to see in particular (all would be good too..if i get the chance/time schedule) 

18 February 2014 | 12:00pm 2:00pm

Getting started - Photoshop for all media


18 March 2014 | 12:00pm 2:00pm

Getting Started with Digital Publishing from InDesign

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11 Surprising Facts About Creativity [VIDEO]

11 Surprising Facts About Creativity [VIDEO] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you happen to feel more creative when youre tired? Thats because at night your guard drops a little bit allowing you to start thinking outside ...
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Fact:, senior citizens who work on creative projects and hobbies even live longer. Being creative allows you to explore your innermost passions

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Why Google authorship is so important for the content you create and how to set it up

Why Google authorship is so important for the content you create and how to set it up | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Use Google authorship to claim the content you create and enjoy authorship's advantages in visibility, clickthroughs, and results.
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I am posting this here, so i know to come back and read this. Thanks to Kevan @Buffer Blog
So what is Google authorship? To the naked eye, Google authorship is the photo and byline that appears on search results pages. It is that and so much more.

 

 

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11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] - Copyblogger

11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] - Copyblogger | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
So. You think you’ve got yourself a good blog post. You chose your writing style. You knocked out the first draft. You allowed it to sit for an hour or a day. Now it’s time to edit that bad dog — ruthlessly.
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ensure that your blog post has all of the essential ingredients it needs.

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Do Fonts Have a Psychology?

Do Fonts Have a Psychology? | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Whether you like it or not, the psychology of fonts is a crucial factor on your success.
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Anything that passes through your senses affects your brains. In turn it will affect your mood, your feelings, and your perception including fonts.

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