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Photo Books make Great Gifts

Now is the time to start thinking about gifts -- particularly if you want very thoughtful yet fairly inexpensive gifts. Planning is important, and as you shoot -- keep your photo book concepts in mind and shoot for the purpose. Here, MJ Johnston shares some tips on photo books August 11, 2009

Photography 101

Nature photographer Kelly Paal gives sage advice for those wishing to jump into photography... film photography that is! If you've never realized the thrill of capturing the image on film, perhaps you should. Follow along as our guest author clues you in ... in the PhotoGraphic department August 11, 2009

Photographic Greeting Cards

You probably have a great treasury of photos that could be put to real use! Here, noted photographer John Huegel shares tips and guides you to create some truly great, high-quality cards you will be proud to send -- and your recipients will by happy to save your Photographic Greeting Cards August 11, 2009

Photographic Multishot Techniques

The potential of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Now, the newest techniques based on a bracketed series of exposures make it possible to go beyond HDRI: photographers can increase resolution for ultra-sharp, detailed images, and they can extend the depth of field in these Photographic Multishot Techniques August 11, 2009

Creating a Web Site

Think you need an army of skilled programmers to build a website? Think again. With this book, in the true tradition of Missing Manual books, you'll learn how to create Web pages using all of today's important tools... Creating a Web Site August 11, 2009

Conficker Eye Chart

If you use Windows, and have not yet discovered the Joe Stewart blog, then perhaps you should. Joe is Director of Malware Research with SecureWorks and writes:
      "I've been working on a few different ways to detect Conficker via a web page load. I originally came up with a javascript method but I decided to go with a simpler approach using only images. Thus, the Conficker Eye Chart was born. It's a simple visual test you can use to evaluate a Windows PC just by surfing to that page and looking at the images."
BRAVO, JOE! (Whew, I don't have the Conficker worm! Oh. I guess I wouldn't, would I? I'm running Macs! www.joestewart.org August 11, 2009

Top Level Domains - ICANN pushes forward

The Second Interim Report of the Board Review Working Group has been presented and ICANN appears to be moving forward to offer huge range of new top level domains -- allow almost any string of letters to be used for a global gTLD!
SEE: This and other news from the world of internet DNS August 11, 2009

Professional Web Critique

Mailbag: Web site Critiques? -- A reader wrote in to ask if we 'publish' web site critiques that have been contracted.
... The answer is NO. We do NOT publish paid critiques -- however, if it is a particularly helpful critique, that we feel will benefit other readers, we will ask the owner's permission to publish. Only upon approval do we publish. (Learn about our critiques) August 11, 2009

Pixels to Win

Based on the Million Pixel theme, you purchase pixels by the 20x20 box. Kind of cool because behind the grid of boxes to chose from, there are prizes like iPhones and MacBooks! It's a novelty, but it's also an interesting way to market your web site and brand! August 11, 2009

Time billing gets iBiz upgrade

Newly updated iBiz 4.1 brings new features to Mac users for time-tracking, billing and project management. Version 4.1 sports a pop-up calender for events, projects and to-dos, plus numerous other features and fixes ... designed to help free-lancers and small business owners stay on top of their billing August 10, 2009