CSS Sprites – Nettuts Tutorial

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Sprites originated from video game design from the early days of computers. The computer would grab one image at a time from a large group of images. Contrary to popular belief they are all not all sliced separate images. It is easier to create one large image; you can combine an unlimited number of images into one. In CSS it is the same principle when applying a navigation or buttons in regular and highlighted states.

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How to add Facebook Like and Share Buttons to Your Website

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The social networking behemoth Facebook offers a number of Social plugins to better connect your website with users and allow your content to spread organically. Below you will find links and information on how to take advantage of these features.

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Web Video and Short Attention Spans

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A new behavioural study, commissioned by Lloyds TSB Insurance, reveals that the average attention span is now just five minutes and seven seconds, compared to more than 12 minutes a decade ago. What does this mean for you and your web videos?

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3 Basic Steps for Using Video to Better Market Your Business Online

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According to the BIA Kelsey Group, viewers engage more after watching a video, with clicks for more information increasing by 30-40% and phone inquiries by 16-20%. Web video is a proven selling technique and is far cheaper than traditional advertising.

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Join Our Visual Design Project

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It’s time to flex your visual design skills! Create your own version of our illustrator Liz Wheatley’s cartoon bird, and post your photo to the Flickr photo group “Flip This Bird”!

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ROI: Web Video sells. Even if customers don’t watch it!

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Videos help sell products even when customers don’t watch them. Shoppers who viewed the videos bought at a higher rate than those who did not view, but based on multivariate testing, visitors who did NOT watch the videos converted at a significantly higher rate than those who saw the same product page without the option for video viewing.

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Repeating textured backgrounds

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How to create a repeating graphic of a textured background

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Every client is a person too. Focus on building relationships.

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…The same can be said for our flashy websites, elaborate blogs, and hundreds of twitter apps – be sure you look for and connect with the people behind the text. If we forget who all of this is really for and what these tools really serve to do – connect us with other people – then we will be left with nothing but random noise and a confused expression on our faces. Social Networking is about creating relationships, and not even the coolest widget is a substitute for genuine human interaction – on OR off line.

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