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Posted on: 1/5/2018 by John Siebert
You’ve probably heard about the Metldown and Spectre CPU security flaws that are making headlines around the world. So, if you’re looking to protect your device from these issues, you’ve come to the right place. Update: Apple has now admitted that Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect its Mac and iPhone products, so we've updated our advice in the relevant sections.   Read More
Posted on: 12/29/2017 by John Siebert
Another year has come and gone, and as usual, SEOs had their work cut out for them. Many issues were top of mind for SEO practitioners in 2017, from concerns about the impact of an unannounced algorithm update to speculation about the impending mobile-first index.  Read More
Posted on: 12/29/2017 by John Siebert
Which mobile app did people download the most in 2017? Which Android app? Which iOS app? Glad you asked. Both Google (which makes Android) and Apple (which makes iOS) have announced the most downloaded mobile apps of 2017. Some are surprises. Others? Not so much.  Read More
Posted on: 12/29/2017 by John Siebert
The Pantone Color Institute has announced the Color of the Year for 2018 — Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. The bold color looks elegant and modern. Color has the ability to convey deep messages and meanings — especially when used by a brand, and for packaging. The Pantone Color Institute, the consulting arm of Pantone (a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Inc.) forecasts global color trends, advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, and on color assurance programs.  Read More
Posted on: 12/29/2017 by John Siebert
Imagine how future historians might try to summarize 2017: A U.S. president, his family and his political aides came under investigation by a special counsel for possibly helping a foreign government meddle in the election. Talk of impeachment swirled through Congress, where the fracturing Republican Party was in the midst of an identity crisis—and the Democrats were, too. Twitter became a source of official U.S. policy. A wave of sexual harassment allegations took down U.S. senators and congressmen, top judges and reporters, and high-profile political candidates—but not the president, who had been caught on tape admitting to grabbing women “by the pussy.” We learned that the Pentagon has secretly been studying UFOs. All while the leaders of North Korea and the United States exchanged threats to rain down nuclear “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”  Read More
Posted on: 12/21/2017 by John Siebert
From left to right (or for such languages as Arabic or Persian from right to left), from top to bottom that is our accustomed path of exploring things in the books, documents, websites, advertisements, pamphlets, etc. In general, horizontal orientation comes first. So when the things are arranged according to the y-axis, it always feels like a disturbance in the force.  Read More
Posted on: 12/21/2017 by John Siebert
From photo editing to typography tools to sound design, the industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite gives creators of all kinds everything they need to create professional work fast—for literally any type of design project. For now, let’s get graphic. Whether it’s creating a logo design, designing social media graphics or putting together a brochure, Adobe has created the perfect app solutions with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Read More
Posted on: 12/19/2017 by John Siebert
Going through this year’s social media posts I liked the most, I clearly identified a handful of graphic design patterns and trends. One thing is for sure: we’re past the millennial pink phase, and things are starting to look way more colourful. Someone shared with me this very interesting article talking about what is going to be hot in design in 2018, and I thought I’d share some of its wisdom with the world.  Read More
Posted on: 12/19/2017 by John Siebert
As a writer with 30 years' experience, a couple of awards and a rock-solid sense of my own importance, Barbara Wade Rose decided to get a new website. Video! Hot buttons! Cold buttons! Clever blogs on the host page that blow browsers' minds!  Read More
Posted on: 12/19/2017 by John Siebert
According to the SEO experts, regular SEO audits are important to ensure that your website effectively evolves with the ever-changing search algorithm of Google. Some of the most important tips and tricks are listed below that you can do yourself for SEO website audits. The search engine rankings of some websites were affected by the series of updates by Google algorithm in the past few years.  Read More