Travel Pictures on Google Maps

I took a second and was demonstrating how much a picture makes a difference, and how easy it is to take a good picture that connects one with a business in the tone that a customer sees.  I improved the pictures of an absolutely great coffee place, Noble Coffee Roasting, in one of my Favorite cities: Ashland, OR.  In the end, the metrics demonstrate that it resonates with folks and shares what I feel about the location.

Put yours up and see if you can capture what it is you like about a spot and others will click on to see from a Thumbnail.

Your photos reached a new record on Google

Your photos reached a new record on Google (1)

Can I Use That Picture?

Editor’s note: This chart has been designed to clarify the complexities of copyright laws for the basic and regular use of images in general publications and for personal use. However, this chart, in its simplicity, cannot and does not cover all the complex nuances of copyright laws. Those who use this chart are encouraged to do so only as a general guideline. When using images and other communication methods, communicators are responsible for understanding the ethics and legalities of copyright laws, fair use stipulations, creative commons licenses, what is and is not considered public domain, and the social and cultural understandings of plagiarism.

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Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it’s the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone instinctively knows that orange and blue is a perfect combination. If you can’t trust your own judgement, understand and rely on the basics of color theory to always pick the right colors.

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images

You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience

The human brain processes images in as little as 13 milliseconds—less than the blink of an eye.

A post with an image is far more enticing to the bounce-happy readers of the Internet than one without, and is more likely to be shared on social media as well.

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The Periodic Table of Web Design

From The WebDesignerDepot

Smart web development agencies follow a standard process when designing new websites, starting from the client’s brief and moving smoothly and logically through a variety of steps to website launch and maintenance. The way to achieve this is all down to being able to visualize and verbalize the web design process effectively.

Of course all web developers know what they need to do — but imagine how much easier it would be if there was a generic “Master Plan” to follow, one that could be shared with the team and the client to allow everyone to monitor progress and see what comes next.

And so we share with you a can’t-live-without infographic that details every step that must be taken to get a new website live and in front of an appreciative audience: from the project brief, to planning, design, development, launch and right through to the all-important maintenance phase.

Periodic Table of Web Design Process
Periodic Table of Web Design Process – created by
New Design Group