Make A Living Loving It Web Design

Web Design

Make A Living Loving It Web Design
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Make your Website Look Good:


Once you’ve accomplished the domain purchase and hosting you’ll want to get that website up and running and looking good. This is where you will need a content manager, often referred to as a CMS (Content Management system). There are tons of free ones but you are required to do some work but, there are also some affordable packaged solutions are really great out of the box, see more details here.
 

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Affordable Themes/Templates

Although free is great, you can get some stunning web site deigns that are out of box and look very professional for a minimal cost. Think about it, you could spend under $5 for a great looking website that in the long run will save you months of headache. For a great variety of affordable solution for multiple CMS platforms check out Themeforest here.
Having a ready made theme for about the cost of a cup of coffee can get you on the fast track to making good revenue, also themes are highly customizable and you can always contact the theme creator with your questions and concerns, Themeforest also includes live demos so you can really get a good look and feel before you purchase.

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Web Graphics

Make A Living Loving It Web Graphics

Now that the ball is really rolling, you may need or want some graphics to really make the content on your website pop and and really attract clients. It has been proven time and time again that visuals increase profits and revenue. Some clients need some visual enticement to help them make a purchase. There are many free and paid options available, but understanding a little about graphics, the file types, their sizes and color modes is always helpful. You don't have to be a graphic master but understanding the basics about web images will be very helpful in the long run when growing your business, as well will end up saving you time and money.

Files sizes are something very important to keep in mind as you always want the sharpest image with the smallest file size for quick loading times on your site or ad campaign, so few people will wait for an image to load on a page.

 

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  • Your Logo:


  • One of the graphics or visuals that will be most important to your success is your logo, you will want to have an image that identifies you and that your customers will associate only you with, essentially it's giving you your own brand. Having a logo helps give potential clients confidence in what you are selling or the service you're providing because it gives you a professional polished look.
    You can create your own logo if you're confident and know what you, there is free software to create the look you want. Or you can hire a freelancer or buy a ready made logo that is unique.  
  • Free Graphic Design Software:

  • (Create your own logo!)
  • Affordable Logo/Graphics Solutions:

  • Affordable Royalty Free Images:

  • (Ensure the images you use on your site are royalty free or that you have the right to use them, if not you may get into trouble by the image owner.)

Graphic Basics

  • DPI (dots per inch):

  • With web graphics an images' DPI is quite important, you want to ensure that you have a dpi (dots per inch) of 72dpi which is standard for screen/web and keeps the file size small and quick to load when on your webpage, on a computer and mobile device. You may have heard of 300dpi this is for print and really increases the file size and load time to view the image online (long loading and heavy images can cause people to avoid your website and miss out on your product/service).
  • Color Mode:

  • Color mode is the color setting of your image, it can come in RGB, CMYK, INDEXED, and Greyscale.
    • CMYK (cyan,, magenta, yellow, black) is more for print jobs
    • RGB(red,green,blue) is most commonly used for web images, it's a name is made up of "#" and a series of letters or numbers, you can see a useful example of a RGB color picker here.
    • Indexed used to describe reduced color mapping of 8-bit or less(simple colors) useful in reducing file size.
    • Greyscale is used for black and white images and if you don't need color this color mode is great because it reduces file size.
  • Recommended Image File Formats for Web:

  • There are tons of file formats when you hear about digital graphic in general but when dealing with web graphics, you'll want to keep these 3 in use for compatibility ease of use:
    • JPEG or JPG is short for Joint Photographic Experts Group:
      This format seems to be the most universal, it's very "lossy" (means it has lost most of the original graphical data and file size is lighter).
    • GIF: (Graphics Interchange Format)
      Small file size with few colors, supports transparency and can do simple animations - Animate GIF.
    • PNG (Portable Network Graphics):
      2 types of PNG png-8 (better on light-white backgrounds) & png-24 Both allow for transparent backgrounds but png-24 is better quality and has a slightly larger size.

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Make A Living Loving It Youtube Set up

How to Setup a Youtube Account

Make A Living Loving It Youtube Set up

Youtube is the Leader of social media video, it's FREE, easy to set up, even easier if you have a gmail account.

 

How to Set up a Youtube Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address ( gmail account) suggested
    • Profile Picture (250px x 250px)
    • Header Image

How to Set up a Youtube Account:

  • Remember!
    Take note of your username, password, and sign up email (protect your password).

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How to Setup a Pinterest Account

Make A Living Loving It Pinterest Set up

Pinterest is social media's bookmark power house, it works with custom boards created by users who "Pin" content on Pintreset so they can access it at a later date. Pinterest is a powerful social media platform because it gives your audience an in dept look at your content that they can revisit easily, because most users are well organized and access the online content they gathered - "Pinned" as though it was on the bulletin board in their office/bedroom.

 

How to Set up a Pinterest Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address
    • Profile Picture
    • Header Image

How to Set up a Pinterest Account:

  • Remember!
    Take note of your username, password, and sign up email (protect your password).

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How to Setup a Google Plus Account

Make A Living Loving It Google Plus Set up

Google+ (Google Plus) is the social media platform brought to you by Google, the search engine power house known across the globe. It's simple and free to sign up, if you already have a gmail account the account creation is that much simpler, get started with Google+ today.

 

How to Set up a Google+ (Google Plus) Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address ( gmail account) suggested
    • Profile Picture (250px x 250px)
    • Header Image

How to Set up a Google+ (Google Plus) Account:

  • Remember!
    Take note of your username, password, and sign up email (protect your password).

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How to Setup a Linkedin Account

Make A Living Loving It Linkedin Set up

Linkedin is a the business leg of social media, many people join Linkedin to showcase work experience, get a job, hire staff or just to put a professional highlight on themselves. Check out Linkedin to see if it's the right fit for your social media needs, plus it's free to join. Linkedin Sign up Page

 

How to Set up a Linkedin Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address
    • Standard Logo (100px x 160px)
    • Square Logo (50px x 50px)
    • Banner Image (646px x 220px)

How to Set up a Linkedin Account:

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Make A Living Loving It Instagram Set up

How to Setup an Instagram Account

Make A Living Loving It Instagram Set up

Instragram is visual social sharing at it's best. Users share their experiences and life moments through photo sharing, if your product or business is centered around images, Instragram may very well be one of your strongest marketing tools. Millions around the globe, from your neighbor to A-List celebrities use Instagram to share visual snippets of their life. Free to sign up, and you can create an account with your existing Facebook account.

 

How to Set up a Instagram Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address
    • Profile Picture
    • Header Image

How to Set up an Instragram Account:

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  • Or you can create an account with your existing Facebook account.
  • Remember!
    Take note of your username, password, and sign up email (protect your password).

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Make A Living Loving It Facebook Set up

How to Setup a Facebook Account

Make A Living Loving It Facebook Set up

You could say that Facebook is one of the most important Social Media Platforms to have a presence on when you want to promote your product or service. Millions (maybe more) people connect to Facebook everyday and are logged in for long periods of time. Facebook is filled with so many social features, from personal pages, private messaging, content sharing, photos/albums, likes, news feeds, games you name it. Facebook is a real leader in social media platforms, having a presence on Facebook is simple to set up and FREE! Be sure to check out the conditions when completing sign up.

 

How to Set up a Facebook Account:

  • What You Need

    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Email Address
    • Profile Picture (180px x 180px)
    • Cover Picture - Optional (851px x 315px)

How to Set up a Facebook Account:

  • Steps:

    • Click https://www.facebook.com or Type it in your address bar.
    • Fill out the sign up form.
    • Take note of your username, passsword, and sign up email (protect your password).
    • Check your email, to confirm your email address.
    • Click the link in your email from Facebook and login.
    • Follow the steps to set up your account.
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How to Create a Fanpage for your Product or Service:

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