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Building your Website: Creating a Pleasant, Functional Web Experience

In the early days of the web, design was completely different. Function took place over style because of the limited resources we all had at the time. Plus, we were working with languages that were barely being developed. HTML, Flash and other programming languages were in a very primitive state. These days, we have a plethora of tools that give us liberty to create whatever kind of site we want. This means that the website you’ve always wanted is really just a few clicks away. Your first tool for building a website is the most basic of them all. Get a sketchbook. Before worrying too much about coding or colours, sketch out the layout you want for your site. This allows you to start working with a clear vision of what you want, and how it’s going to work. Otherwise, you run the risk of making multiple prototypes that are not quite up to snuff. The next step should be informing and educating yourself. CSS, HTML5, Javascript; there are many ways to build a website. Check out some tutorials, visit web design blogs and see which tools work better for your ideas for the website. If you’re not a designer or...
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Learn a New Skill Every Day With Youtube

Just because you have finished high school or university, that doesn’t mean that you are finished learning. On the contrary, it is important to keep learning and developing your skills throughout your lifetime. Your brain is like a muscle – if you don’t use it you lose it! Also, when you have a wide range of skills you will be able to manage better in life’s challenges and you will give yourself advantages throughout your life. Luckily, there is no need to pay expensive school or tutor fees to learn a number of skills. In fact, all you need is a Youtube Downloader and an internet connection and you can learn a huge range of things! Youtube has millions of videos and many of them are helpful and educational tutorials and instructional content. Whether you want to learn to make cheese, perform CPR, change the headlight in your car or speak another language, there is a Youtube video that will show you how. Take a look at this fascinating infographic that shows you a number of ways you can master a new skill by watching Youtube videos. Of course, these are not the only skills you can learn from Youtube, but...
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Internet without Search Engines

Internet without search engines? It may look as if I don’t know what I am doing, but sometimes when I have a thought; I love to share with people, in order to see if someone out there is doing the same. In my office today; I needed to find up to forty websites offering similar health services. I knew it would be a thorny puzzlement for me; so I gave the job to one of my employees. He came back after ten minutes with a list consisting of fifty websites. That prompted me to ask how he ended up completing the job within the time frame. “Similaronweb search engine, sir”, he said politely. I believe that I am not the only person to have benefitted from search engines.  Now, what do you think will happen if you wake up someday and all the search engines are gone? Let’s take a look at few things that may happen if search engines are no more: No more Internet Businesses, which means buying and selling online will not be possible. Think of an Internet world with no search engines, what will happen to anyone trying to make a living by selling a product...
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Interview with a Social Media Manager

What is your job title and what industry do you work in? How many years of experience do you have in this field? I am the social media manager for The Denver Post in Denver, Colorado. I have been in this position for three years. I previously served as an account executive for a newspaper in central Florida. How would you describe what you do? What does your work entail? Are there any common misunderstandings you want to correct about what you do? I help my company use social media to deliver the news, build a community around our content, and sell access to our followers to companies who want to advertise their products or services. Our social media division generates revenue for the company that keeps our flagging print division in business. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your job satisfaction? What might need to change about your job to unleash your full enthusiasm? I would rate my job a 7. I enjoy the challenge of sales, but my portfolio of clients is very large and my days are primarily occupied by meeting with clients about their accounts. I have very little time to focus...
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Software Developer Uses Technical Hardware Knowledge to Excel

Considered working as a Software Developer? This interview will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. This is a true career story as told to ComputerJobs.net and is one of many interviews with IT professionals which among others include a Software Analyst and a Network Administrator. What is your job title and what industry do you work in? How many years of experience do you have in this field? I have more than 4 years of experience working for a delivery services company as a Software Developer and Computer Technician. As a software developer, I was responsible for building a web-based system to process financial transactions. I designed and developed this new application, from scratch, for the company using my knowledge of the technical aspects of its services. As a Computer Technician, I provided the company with technological equipment repair services, including maintenance services; I also assisted the company in the acquisition and update of equipment and software applications. This experience has made me a very organized and detail oriented professional. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would...
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