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How useful is social media?

From Silicon.com Oct 14,2010 New research has found that although a significant number of small and medium-sized enterprises are using social-media sites, over half of those that do remain unconvinced of their usefulness. While 52 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) say they use social sites, according to a survey of 5,800 businesses published on Tuesday, over half of…
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Get a website/blog that you can update yourself!

Have you ever wondered if you could have a blog with pages and links that looks just like a website? Well, now you can! Take control of your on-line presence. Using customizable theme software, we can create a website for you which provides all the accessibility of a blog. You can log on, change images, add content or even change…
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How to make the background of a YouTube player transparent

Create a custom multiple player. Get rid of the white margins of the YouTube video player. If you have a website and you want to embed a YouTube player on a colored background at a particular size, you may find it rather frustrating. When pasting the code supplied by YouTube you will get a player at a specific size (probably…
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Using SlideShowPro for online portfolios

SlideShowPro is a photo and video sideshow player that can be embedded at any web site. SlideShowPro is distributed as a component for the Flash authoring application, as a web gallery extension for Adobe Lightroom, and in standalone form for embedding / customizing without the need for a third party application. I have recently used this software to create an…
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How to embed a YouTube video in your blog

This post updated 4/5/10 Ever wanted to add a movie to your topic to embellish your brilliance? The clever marketing wizards at YouTube have made it childishly easy for the blogger (or shameless web designer) to link to their site and therefore forward their relentless pursuit of world domination. We can assist their evil plan and promote our own selfish…
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Flexable WordPress Themes

I have just changed the theme on my blog. I found, as so many fellow bloggers and developers have found to their dismay, that the old one had none of the features I required. I am currently running a fairly popular free theme. In the mean time I will continue searching for a great theme that allows design and function…
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No Broken English

The English Language- Who speaks it- really? Does it matter how well we use it? Are these dumb questions? Not at all! If you’re designing web pages, you had better know the answers. If you don't, proceed at your peril. Q. Who speaks it? A. According to Wikipedia, English is the second most widely spoken language in the world, with…
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Slogging through SEO

I have spent the last week hacking my way through the Search Engine Jungle trying to sort through the overwhelming amount of advice and drivel connected with improving website rankings. The game has changed folks. No longer can you slap a few keywords in the header and hope for the best. Nowadays, you need more than content- you need exposure!…
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Another talented friend

I had "secret coffee" (I can't reveal the origins of this activity,I can only say it has something to do with avoiding cranky husbands) with my good friend and super-talented singer Paula Bradman. Paula is also a client. I designed the logo for her production company- Sweet Pea Productions. It was actually one of the favorite things I did this…
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First off…

Hi I'm Julia Roh, creator of After9Design. This is the begining of the after9design weblog. Soon to follow: images, website developement, artwork, photos, illustrations and thoughts. I promise, promise not to be boring! I promise to have lot's of pictures. I can't promise not to be shamelessly self promotional My current projects are websites for Perfect Prime Music and FPCdrums.…
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