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7 Common mistakes when designing a blog

Let’s talk about mistakes people make when designing a blog. Mistakes that can turn out to be quite destructive over time.

The biggest challenge here is that the majority of these problems don’t ever surface most of the time. They just sit quietly in the background, killing your client’s site a tiny bit every day. The end result? The client can’t use the site up to its full potential as a marketing tool.

This is never good.

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Smashing Newsletter: Issue #121 | Smashing Magazine

Happy October madness, everyone!

– Vitaly (@smashingmag)

Table of Contents

01. Prototyping Animation In… Keynote!

02. Helpful Plugins For Sketch Users

03. SVG Clever Tips And Tricks

04. Restaurant Menus, Redesigned

05. Discover Fonts And Colors With Every Tab

06. A Harmonic Scale For Animations

07. Keep Calm… And Attend A Smashing Workshop!

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Build Your Brand: Create a Website Without Writing Code | Adobe Education Exchange

Build your personal brand by creating a website. Adobe Muse software allows you to easily create HTML websites for desktop and mobile devices without writing code! Publish your website for your class, parents, and/or professional learning network. Use your website to share your expertise and resources with the education community.

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Welcome – Creating student portfolios with Acrobat

WHO

Adobe Education

WHEN

November 12, 2014 – 8.00am (PDT)

WHERE

https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/adobepd

Creating student portfolios with Acrobat

Create polished PDF portfolios of student work! In this beginner session, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to assemble different types of media and add comments, custom stamps, rubrics, and student reflections.

Create polished PDF portfolios of student work using Adobe Acrobat, the leading PDF converter that’s packed with smart tools for communication. In this beginner level session, educator and digital learning coach Rachelle Wooten will teach you how to create a portfolio that brings together different types of media. She’ll also show you how to add comments, custom stamps, rubrics, and student reflections.

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Free Webinar – Law School 101: Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service – deann.engvall@gmail.com – Gmail

Lead by PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi, this free 1 hr webinar will cover:

How often you should register your images for copyright

What to do when someone has infringed your copyright

Fair Use: what is it, and when is it legal?

The in’s and out’s of image protection on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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27 Must-Have Starter Kits For Web Designers

27 Must-Have Starter Kits For Web Designers.

An awesome referral-generating email template to send your clients…right now! – Graphic Design Blender

Asking for referrals can be pretty nerve-wracking. The good news: If you do it right, you only have to do it once (per client).

That’s the biggest value this post has to offer you. It gives you a process that you can follow to get referrals…but it also gives your clients a process to follow to refer people to you in the future.

I hate to use the word “training,” but essentially that’s what you’re doing: conditioning your clients to think of you as someone to send business to, as well as how they should do it. It’s really not as sinister as it sounds though. I swear! :-)

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‘I Bombed a Job Interview’: 10 Mistakes That Cost Candidates the Gig

When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates.

In fact, a recent survey found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they’d be able to answer questions correctly—and even if they’d make it to the meeting on time.

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Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People: Learn by Video Video Deal of the Week | Peachpit

Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People: Learn by Video

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If you want to design intuitive and engaging web sites, apps, print materials or products, then you need to know the psychology that underlies people’s behavior. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People explores both the foundational and the latest research in psychology and applies it to design.

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