I Quit My Job Today. — The Coffeelicious Today was my last day as a senior editor at a major publishing company, a little over five years after starting in this particular job and fifteen years into a career I once thought I wanted more than anything else. As it turns out, what I really want more than anything else is to be happy. When I was fifteen, I tried to quit my summer job at a local surf & turf restaurant. Look, I was young and in love and this was the first time I had ever even considered railing against The Man. I plotted, I schemed, I rehearsed my quitting speech. When our four-minute conversation was over I was near tears and shaking with what my thirty-six-year-old self recognizes as panic, but at the time felt like imminent death. The next morning, my parents were waiting for me on the couch. Let me be clear: this is like saying that a single fifteen-year-old in the Zhengzhou factory is critical to Apple making its quarterly numbers. They calmly told me I had to suck it up and go back. Until now. So . . .
Download all image files from any Web page - CNET Today's Internet makes it easier than ever to share great images, and there are plenty of sites that offer plenty of sweet pics. Downloading them individually is easy with a right-click, but that can turn into a pain if we want to snag more than three or four shots. Image Collector makes it easy to download a page's worth of pictures to Dropbox or Google Drive. Download and install the Image Collector Chrome extension here. Authorize either Dropbox or Google Drive or both to accept files from Image Collector. That's it! Here are some other pieces on making downloading and sorting files easier: (Via Addictive Tips) How to Capture High Quality Product Photos With Your SmartPhone This is a guest post by Krysten Leighty from RemoveTheBackground.com. Before you spend money to rent a DSLR camera and a lens for your product photography, consider using the quality camera that you carry around with you all the time: your smartphone. You may be thinking that using your smartphone for product photography sounds a bit crazy, but with today’s advances in technology, it’s absolutely feasible to create great product images by utilizing your smartphone’s advanced camera features and a tripod. This option is both budget and user-friendly – not to mention convenient! Here's a step-by-step guide showing you exactly which tools and apps you'll need. Getting Ready Step One: Using Your Phone As A Camera Most smartphones in today’s market come equipped with great cameras. Below are a few smartphones that have great camera features: Apple iPhone 5S Camera specs: 8-megapixel iSight cameraVideo Recording HD (1080) @ 30 frames per second with audioAutofocusLED flashImage stabilization 1. 2. 3.
How to get your first 100 email subscribers You ever have one of those friends or acquaintances who you just know will succeed? I’m sure you do. Bryan Harris is one of those people for me. This guy does not stop. He was an early member of Monthly1k and has gone on to be a complete beast creating content, successfully growing his business, and really making a name for himself. I even asked him if he see’s his wife very much cause he always seems to be working and creating (He said she’s happy!). When I started Videofruit 5 months ago I knew my email list would be a huge part of it’s success (or failure). I spent the previous 3 years listening to podcast and reading blog post about how to start a business. Hint: I wasn’t really learning anything. But there was one thing that I kept hearing over and over again. “I wish I would have started my email list earlier” Pat Flynn (75,000 subscribers): “When I started this blog, I made the newbie mistake of not including a way to accumulate email addresses. Make email your #1 focus In action: Ok.
Accessibility features on the Samsung Galaxy S5 | Android Central Accessibility features may not be important to the vast majority of users out there, but for those who need them, these tweaks deep in the settings can be a make-or-break features for whether a new Android phone will work for them on a daily basis. It's the inclusion of accessibility settings in these phones that allows Android to have such an amazing reach, and we want to highlight where they are and what they do. We've been looking at the differences in accessibility features across various popular devices, and now it's time to dive through the Galaxy S5's options and see how they differ from others out there. Samsung takes the accessibility options available in stock Android and improves on them immensely. We plan on highlighting all of Samsung's unique accessibility features here, but for the features that do overlap with what Google's done out of the box, we'll refer you over to our guide on the basic accessibility settings in Android. Vision Font size: Pretty self-explanatory here.
John Paul Chacha's Lab - Chasys Draw IES - Product Homepage “unique, flexible and powerful” Chasys Draw IES is built to adhere to four core principles, which I call the “four pillars of Chasys Draw IES”: Character: No photoshop imitations here Performance: Fast, efficient and stable Innovation: New techniques and out-of-the-box thinking Cleanliness: Clean code devoid of bloatware The adherence to these principles is the reason why it is said that once you go Chasys you will never go back. Latest Changes The following changes have been made to Chasys Draw IES with the latest release: New tool: Liquify (replaces Liquify effect) New project option: Guided Editing mode Write/save support for XBM/XPM files Improved handling of missing markup tags Major stability improvements [bug fix] C11 Annex K removed Chasys Draw IES is updated regularly, with a new version coming out every 4 to 8 weeks. Awards Downloads Latest Version (FREE):Chasys Draw IES 4.50.01released on 21st Nov 201724.2 MB exe or zip - setup, help and selected extras Showcase Information
5 Online Logo Makers to Design Your Brand You have a product that will fly off the shelves, but are struggling with your branding. You need a logo but don’t have any idea about how to design a great one. You could hire a designer, but you don’t want to spend all of your startup costs on your logo. This is a side project for you after all. What do you do? We’ve got you covered. You’ll be up and running with a beautiful logo in no time. Why A Logo is Important For Your Brand Logos act as the “face” of your business. While Shopify does automatically generate text based logos for you, it’s still important to have a custom logo to define your brand and make your store stand out from the competition. Logo Design 101 DesignBuddy recently did a fantastic data analysis on the world’s top brands, and what their logos have in common. 95% of the world’s top brand’s logos use one or two colors41% of the brands use stylized type as their logo93% are simple enough to be recognized at smaller sizes Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Logo
The One Learning Technique That Scared The Heck Out of Bruce Lee — Life Learning One time I was thrown right into the middle of a huge multi-million line software project. We were programming Time Warner’s “interactive TV” experiment in Orlando. Now everyone just turns on their Apple TV and starts streaming. Think of this as the first version of that. I had no clue what I was doing and I had to learn fast or be fired. In my arrogance I suggested to my boss that Time Warner should use “The Internet” to deliver video to customer homes. My boss said, “James! So I had to learn all of these programming techniques very fast (or I would be fired) that ended up helping me for many years after. Another time I was CEO of a company that was about to miss payroll. I had never sold anything in my life. I don’t know if I did a very good job at it. In the past 30 years of teaching people and also learning things under pressure I have found four AGGRESSIVE techniques to learn something very quickly. Here they are: Bruce Lee said, “I don’t fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks.
How to Start a Business Blog: Seven Essentials for Success Social Media Examiner Are you interested in starting a blog for your business? Want to know how to set it up to get the best results? There are lots of design and functionality options to consider when setting up your business blog. In this article you’ll discover the seven critical elements you need for your business blog. Discover seven essentials for starting a business blog. #1: Choose the Best Blog Layout Here are the three most commonly used blog layouts: Three-column layout with two sidebars and the main content columnTwo-column layout with one sidebar and the main content columnOne-column layout with only the main content column There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these layout options. If you’re a publisher with a large amount of content that you want to promote alongside your articles, the three-column layout gives you plenty of space for promotion. TechCrunch uses the three-column layout with two sidebars. An example of a three-column blog layout. An example of a one-column blog layout.
Twenty-Five Times Running Shoe Designers Lost Their Freaking Minds _048 — Nick Crocker Twenty-Five TimesRunning Shoe DesignersLost Their Freaking Minds _048 Men’s running shoes are so often the worst colours. There are some basic principles about how colours work together, about how you can combine them to create aesthetic pleasure, that somehow gets obliterated in the world of running shoes. I do not understand it. These are billion dollar companies, with marketing and customer insight teams hundreds of people strong. They must show these things to real people. They must ask them — “how do you like this colour”. They must be in meetings, and show each other these colourways. And then they must agree to proceed. They must get sign-off from someone. They must see them in testing on the factory floor. — “Oh. — “Can we bring the red up in those airbags?” — “That orange needs to be brighter.” — “That’s better. Each of these shoes requires many people’s involvement to get made. Many people to say, “Yep, that font’s big enough.” To say, “Yep, that yellow’s bright enough.” I do not understand.
26 Blogging Tools to Simplify Your Life: An A-Z List Do you have a company blog? Are you looking for ways to improve it? Everything counts in blogging. In this article I’ll share some must-have tools for your business blog to help you do all of that and more. #1: Accentuate Social Follower Counts Discover 26 blogging tools to simplify your life. Arqam is a different kind of social toolbar. What’s neat about Arqam is that it’s dynamic. You can quickly see how many followers the website has and follow them yourself by clicking through. #2: Block Comment Spammers The WP-Ban WordPress plugin allows you to block spam commenters based on their IP address. #3: Conquer SEO, Open Graph and Twitter Cards in One Place WordPress SEO by Yoast is one of the most popular WordPress plugins because it offers so much functionality in one place. You can even incorporate Webmaster Tools from Google, Bing and other sites. #4: Discover Quality Images You’ve likely heard about Shutterstock, iStock and other similar sites. Flickr has been around forever. #5: Edit Images