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Web Design Update 1110-19

This edition of Web Update brings yet more great tips and tricks, as well as some in-depth data for all web designers...
* Branding, PR, SEO: Send the right signals
* What's The Difference Between Mobile & Desktop SEO?
* 5 Steps to Link Building with Widgets
* Four Mistakes of the SEO Novice
* 6 Key Findings From The 2011 Local SEO Industry Survey
* Why browsing is so important to content discovery October 25, 2011

Retrographer For Photoshop

Mister Retro's latest Photoshop plug-in is called Retrographer and it allows users to create stunning and authentic vintage photography effects! Users can take complete control over every aspect of creating authentic original looking photography with this simple and powerful plug-in! October 24, 2011

Personalize iPhone Cases

Uncommon has partnered with artist community RedBubble, enabling members to personalize iPhone cases with their designs -- RedBubble received more than 7,000 original designs by independent artists worldwide in just four days October 22, 2011

Social Media Update 1110-21

This Social Media update takes a look at :
* Get noticed on Facebook with Facebook news feed optimization
* Use LinkedIn to improve organic visibility
* Move over social media; here comes social business
* Twitter releases Web analytics tool
* How many social media personalities do I need?
* Trim the pork from your social media
* Tips for nonprofits to ramp up their social media
and the emerging world of social networking ... October 21, 2011

Passware Proves Mac OS Lion Insecure

Revealing Login Passwords in Minutes -- Password extraction is possible even if the computer is locked or put to sleep - after a user logs in, password remains in memory October 21, 2011

Replace a Head in Photoshop

In a recent Photoshop 911 forum inquiry, a reader asks how to replace the head of Jack Nicholson in a 1920s black and white photo. The poster wanted to replace it with his own head from a recent color photo... here's the Photoshop tutorial October 20, 2011

Hello, my name is Peggy...

Did you ever get one of those 419 Nigerian scam emails? Did you know what to do when you saw it? Of course you did. But evidently, many other people aren't as smart as you. If I replied, this is probably what I would write . . . October 20, 2011

What is white space?

Did you look at the white dot in our article icon here? Did you ever have a client ask "What about that blank space?" Welcome graphic design extraordinaire, Alex White, who will answer the question "What is White Space?" once and for all ... October 19, 2011

The QR Question

New Research Offers Insight on the Effectiveness of QR Codes -- Few marketing trends are currently hotter than QR (Quick Response) codes -- those 2D black and white, square images that can be scanned by smartphones October 18, 2011

Marketing Update 1110-17

We follow our earlier marketing update this month with continuing coverage of direct mail, business cards, SEO, and some interesting tips and tricks to help you improve your mix, including . . .
* 5 tips to improve your marketing mix
* 10 cool new tech ideas to help you market your business
* Facebook to court small business with free advertising
* The value of face-to-face marketing in a virtual age
* 5 ways SEOs can work with social media managers
* Lean marketing tips: Business cards as selling tools
* Top tips for multicultural marketing
* 12 unexpected tips for business communications
... and more October 17, 2011