Articles by December, 2014

A guide to the web directory Search Engine Friendliness

A guide to the web directory Search Engine Friendliness

by Administrator on Dec 9, 2014

There is no incentive for people to submit their web sites to the web directory, unless it is SEF directory. Why is that so? Really? How one can make a SE friendly directory? What are the criteria of SE friendliness? That many questions arise when someone mentions SE friendliness. This chapter's goal is to answer these questions and to provide a comprehensive guide of directory SE friendliness. What does the SEF directory mean? The main criterion of a ┬źSearch Engine Friendly┬╗ directory is that all links in such directory are direct links and can be easily crawled by search engine spiders. It means that search engine robots scan pages and links on them can be cached and assigned a page rank. That is why such a directory is called a SEF directory. Why SE friendliness is the only incentive for people to submit their websites to a directory? It is so because SEF directories are useful in promoting websites. ... Continue reading →

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Pastel Pointers | The Need for Feedback

Pastel Pointers | The Need for Feedback

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Painting is a lonely endeavor. The bulk of artists’ creative lives are spent interacting alone with their subject matter and artwork. While many of us put considerable effort into listening for what a painting might be saying to us while we are painting, the only voice we really hear is that of our internal critique. This critical voice serves a good purpose. It is at times our coach, teacher, mentor, and cheerleader. The problem is that the internal critic is only as wise and nurturing as the artist. To create a balanced sounding-board for our internal critique, it is imperative from time to time to seek feedback from external sources. This feedback can be attained in a multitude of ways. If you participate in an organized instructional gathering, a critique will generally be part of the curriculum. Depending on the class structure, these can be open to student participation or just the instructor’s opinion. A social artistic group that regularly meets can also provide a ... Continue reading →

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For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you're reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying…it's just coming alive. There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace. Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently. In recent years, you've probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. ... Continue reading →

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The Art of Humor in Advertising

The Art of Humor in Advertising

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Editor's note: Humor in advertising is a delicate method of attracting a viewer's/listener's attention to the client's product. Done right, it achieves success. Doing it right means not only engaging the prospect but getting them to remember the product. On a national level who can forget the Budweiser Frogs and Wendy's "Where's the Beef" on television. The VW Bug intro campaign was a great one in print. Advertising & Marketing Review decided to explore the art of humor in advertising with some locally successful people. We invited Tom Evans, Creative Director at Morey-Evans to talk about humor on radio. The agency is responsible for the Good Times Burger spots. Don Stroh has been successfully creating direct marketing cartoon humor and addresses that issue. David Emrich of Post Modern, approaches the subject from the production standpoint. Enjoy their comments and learn more on the art of humor in advertising. What is funny in radio is a question ... Continue reading →

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7 Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines
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7 Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Visit most any photo site on the web, and the vast majority of images you'll see are of people, nature and architecture. These are the overarching topics that are then subdivided - people in foreign lands, formal portraiture, kids, etc. / landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, etc. / cityscapes, isolated iconic buildings, close ups of buildings and their reflections, etc. While the text and sample images of this article focus on landscapes, the same principles can be applied to most of the listed subjects above. So study the following hints and tips and think how you can substitute Subject A, B, or C into each. It's All About the Light: The most dramatic light occurs at sunrise and sunset. The color is warm, it reveals shape and texture due to the low angle, and if there are clouds, the colors can be spectacular. While being out at sunset isn't much of a sacrifice, getting up at the crack of dawn can be a struggle. But if you don't, you'll miss some of the best light of ... Continue reading →

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Drawing Basics: Do This To Advance Your Art

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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Essential Pastel Techniques: Turn Your Pastel Painting Problems Into Beautiful Paintings!

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How Music Affects Teens

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Review: Anne LeBaron's unexpected body of work can amaze at REDCAT

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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The Highwaymen, A School of African-American Artists Who Hawked Their Work On the Side of the Road

The Highwaymen, A School of African-American Artists Who Hawked Their Work On the Side of the Road

by Administrator on Dec 11, 2014

FLORIDA. It was an era when most African Americans in Fort Pierce were relegated to working in kitchens or fields, when Jim Crow prevented them from using the same water fountains as whites, and few, if any, black artists could be found in history books. Despite the obstacles, a loose group of creative and entrepreneurial African Americans dared to break the bounds of poverty and segregation by capturing the rugged natural beauty that they saw around them. With quick strokes of their brushes and swift sweeps of bold colors with palette knives, they captured vibrant coastal sunsets framed by palms, royal Poinciana trees in flaming red bloom, and interior wetlands touched by egrets, ibis, and roseate spoonbills. Since most galleries in the 1950s and 1960s refused to sell African-American art, these artists sold their creations for about twenty-five dollars apiece out of the trunks of their cars along Florida’s Atlantic coast. They went door to door at white-owned businesses ... Continue reading →

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