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7 Must-Do Tips to Increase Open Rates The most important KPI to measure the success of email marketing campaign is the open rate. An email campaign manager must ensure the highest open rate before getting it live. Certain criteria can help you to ensure that since simply waiting for the open rates to increase is not acceptable. Still, if you are wondering what ascertains the higher open rates, here are 7 must-do tips to increase open rates – 1. A long list of email subscribers is always desired but those who don’t interact are worthless. 2. ‘One size doesn’t fit all’, it means every subscriber has different expectations from you. 3. Don’t forget to shake hands as soon as you see a new customer. 4. The subject line is the foremost factor in determining the open rate. • Add Emojis, Symbols & Numbers Emojis and symbols stimulate the emotions of the readers while numbers arouse the feeling of urgency. • Mind the Size • Make it Clear Make your title clear to understand making the user acknowledge what he is going to read. 5. 6. 7. 7 Must-Do Tips to Increase Open Rates
PTTC Conducts SEO Seminar | Philippine Trade Training Center SEO in the Philippines: a Key Element of Today’s Online Business In 2016, the Philippines tallied almost 45 million internet users. Thanks to the exponential growth of mobile phones as the dominant means of accessing the web in the country. As this post is being written, nearly all modern businesses have their own websites set up to provide information, to generate leads and to sell products online. However, appearing at the top of Google’s search results isn’t as easy as building a website and mentioning the terms you want to be found for. SEO is a body of knowledge that focuses on helping websites rank better for their target keywords, allowing them to draw more targeted traffic for search portals. In countries like the United States, Australian and the UK, businesses from practically every industry are constantly jockeying for position on search results. Fortunately, the state of SEO knowledge in the Philippines is at relatively high levels. Doing SEO yourself is also an option. PTTC Conducts SEO Seminar | Philippine Trade Training Center
7 Sections Your Online Design Portfolio Doesn't Need 7 Sections Your Online Design Portfolio Doesn't Need What should I avoid putting in my portfolio? HobbiesSchool projectsDownloadable resumeSamples for a service you no longer offerBlogResourcesTestimonials When it comes to your design portfolio, quality matters far more than quantity. But unnecessary or random content makes it harder to find the most important information. Not sure if everything on your site needs to be there? Hobbies Including the activities you do for fun will distract visitors from the true focus: your professional abilities. To add some personality to your site without coming across like an amateur, rely on your bio. Branding, package design, and illustration freelancer Grant Burke’s ‘About’ section is a good example. Burke shares his path to graphic design, the lessons he’s learned, and his current motivation. School Projects Unless you’re fresh out of school, keep these projects off your portfolio. Even current and recently graduated students should be cautious of relying too heavily on school projects. Why? A Blog
Olivier Rousteing Named New Designer at Balmain Olivier Rousteing The new era at Paris’s sex-charged fashion house Balmain is beginning to take shape, with 25-year-old Olivier Rousteing being tapped as the label’s new designer. Rousteing, who joined Balmain in 2009 and is currently in charge of women’s wear, replaces Christophe Decarnin, who left earlier this month due to strategic disputes with chairman Alain Hivelin. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, which should serve him well in delivering the decadent rock-inflected glamour that became the label’s trademark under Decarnin. Jacques Brinon/Associated PressChristophe Decarnin Decarnin will no doubt be a tough act to follow. Maquieira has been buying Balmain for his store since it segued into rock chic mode with Decarnin in 2005. When Maquieira found a jacket he liked in last fall’s collection he took the unprecedented step and bought six of them. Pierre Verdy/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBalmain’s spring/summer 2011 collection in Paris. Olivier Rousteing Named New Designer at Balmain
The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier In the 1994 fashion satire Pret-a-Porter, by Robert Altman, designer and couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier appears as himself. He has a shaved head and sailor-striped shirt and speaks in cartoonishly accented French. “I think there is not only one idea of beauty,” he tells the perky reporter. “There is a lot of different kinds of beauty... “I started with nothing, no money,” says the artist formerly known as l'enfant terrible. They are dazzling, these gowns; stupendous; de trop. “Because Gaultier is so democratic in his ideas, we wanted to bring the most haute couture to the widest audience,” says curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot—an ex-model, as it turns out. Not so for Gaultier. Curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk", June 17- 2 October at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

God Save the Met and their Fuckin’ Costume Institute Junya Watanabe (Japanese, born 1961), fall/winter 2006–7 (image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Catwalking) If there is but one cornerstone of “Punk” as fashion, it is what Dame Vivienne Westwood dubbed “confrontation dressing.” Swastikas, tampons, spray-painted swears, safety pins — these were the tools with which this particular postmodern machine of resistance, youth, and style were forged. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring costume exhibition, Punk: From Chaos to Couture, hovered over the essence of this defensive dress, but skirted the issues of subculture to champion superficial style. Paul Cook, late 1970s (image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris) In all fairness, this exhibition seemed doomed from the moment the title was announced. What could the Met possibly know about tit t-shirts? Personally, I thought the initial critiques were too reflexively dismissive and a tad unsubstantiated. God Save the Met and their Fuckin’ Costume Institute
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Illustration and hand drawn elements can give a lot personality to a layout, specially if used properly. From small illustrated icons to complete illustrated backgrounds, or hand drawn typography, it’s always a nice approach to insert illustrations in your design. Today we gathered a few examples of websites using illustrated elements to inspire you. Second Story Trent Walton More than Twenty Postable Duct Tape & Glitter Glass Coat Photo Booth G’Nosh Belong Kolonien SoleilNoir The Penthouse Project Hannah talent garden Luhse Tea We Are Royale AppGear Sir John a Day inTacto 10 Years Rexona for Men – Super Hero Muffi ConvergeSE Monsieur Cassius CSS Design AwardsThe Best DesignsAwwwards 23 Fantastic Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design 23 Fantastic Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design
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Sew Essentials Home Hobby Table at Joann Sew Essentials Home Hobby Table at Joann Well just put this together in about 30 minutes by myself. I love the size of the work surface and how compact it becomes if not in use. The likely hood of that is unlikely! :) The only thing I do not like was that on the box at the store does show it with an ironing cloth over it and sure that it sold separate. The box says all materials inside. As you can see from the pictures that next to my washer and dryer that the table is wider than the 2 of them - almost as high. ✔ Yes, I recommend this product.
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Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Poster My Wall This is one of the most popular web tools out there. 2- Befunky This is basically a photo editor that allows users to create posters. 3- Picassa This is a powerful free image hosting and editing tool. 4- Art Skills You can use the poster making wizard of Arts Skills to create engaging posters. 5- Muzy Thoughts This is a really cool web tool to use to create posters for your classroom. 6- Posterini This is an online web tool that lets you create posters with WYSIWYC interface. 7- Smore This is an ideal web tool for those interested in creating flyers. 8- Zeen Zeen is another great tool you should consider when thinking about creating engaging posters to use with your students. 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom
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Read These Seven Books, and You’ll be a Better Writer Donald Miller I used to play golf but I wasn’t very good. I rented a DVD, though, that taught me a better way to swing, and after watching it a few times and spending an hour or so practicing, I knocked ten strokes off my game. I can’t believe how much time I wasted when a simple DVD saved me years of frustration. I’d say something similar is true in my writing career. If you read these books, your writing will improve to the point people who read your work will begin to comment on how well you write. • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: This book is aimed at writers, but it’s also applicable to anybody who does creative work. Pressfield leaves out all the mushy romantic talk about the writing life, talk I don’t find helpful. • On Writing Well by William Zinsser: Zinsser may be the best practical writing coach out there. • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott: Before becoming a literary superstar, Anne Lamott taught writing, and Bird by Bird is the best of her advice, broken up into chapters.
Paper art: 38 beautiful examples We may live in a digital world, but our love affair with paper art has by no means diminished. Folded into origami and kirigami, laser-cut, layered and made into sculptures, paper artists can transform a humble sheet of old tree into a spectacular artwork. Here are some great of examples of paper art being used imaginatively within contemporary design, giving new life to one of the most ancient arts. You're sure to find the inspiration you're looking for... 01. The Self Preserving campaign from cosmetics company Lush to promote its use of natural ingredients saw shop windows all over Europe fill with epic paper art. A special hero installation in Lush's flagship store in London's Oxford Street even moved, masterminded by 3D designer Thomas Forsyth. 02. Paper art duo Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft aka Makerie Studio design and create showpieces for window installations, advertising and editorial clients. 03. 04. 05. The series is based around the theme of nature. 06. 07. 08. 09. Twitter Twitter The Times Cartoons | Morland Cartoon
Is Fan Art Illegal? If you’ve ever been to an Artist’s Alley at a comic convention, the thought, Can this be legal? has surely jumped into your head. Easily half the artists exhibiting at any mainstream Comic Con or Anime Show make and sell fan art. And by “fan art” I mean merchandise featuring characters the artist does not own: prints, buttons, tee shirts, key chains, hats, tote bags—I even saw Captain American mittens at the last show I attended. And if you count the amount of artists who offer one-of-a-kind, original commission sketches of copyrighted characters, the percentage shoots way higher. Surely Marvel owns the right to Captain America, we think, even if that sweet girl sitting at the booth was the one to knit the mittens. But the question is: Does Marvel really care? When it comes to fan art: What is legal, and what is not? There is a lot of myth that clouds the truth of fan art in regards to what you can and cannot be sued for. Perhaps you’ve heard some of the following myths: Yes? Public Knowledge
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Storyboards for eLearning SumoMe Many people who are new to eLearning want to know how to create a storyboard. Should they use a professional tool? Coach: What is an eLearning storyboard? Coach: At what point in the ISD process would one start to storyboard? Coach: Is storyboarding important? Coach: Before we get into the specifics, is there just one way to create a storyboard? Coach: How do you go about creating a storyboard? Create a template in Word (in landscape mode) and let each page represent one screen.Create a template in PowerPoint and let each slide represent one screen.Create a template in a commercial storyboarding application. Coach: What do you put into the storyboard template? Coach: Then how do you fill in the template? Title Area: Add the unit, module, lesson or topic name.Screen Number Area: Enter a unique identifier for each screen. Coach: Why does a storyboard seem to shrink as you fill it in? Here is one storyboard template.
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