Free Video Software

June 9, 2010

I just wanted to share with you the video software that I use to make my video tutorials. Its called camstudio. You can down load it at http://camstudio.org/ . Its a great way to record presentations off your computer screen.

You can create video tutorials like I do or create video presentations of your computer screen. Post them on Youtube or embed them in your blog or website.

It is very easy to use. Here are some highlights of the software.

1.) you have the ability to save it as an .AVI or a .SWF format

2.) You can record full screen or define the area you want recorded.

3.) You have the option to record audio simultaniously or not.

4.)  You also can highlight the curser so people can easily identify what you are pointing at on screen. I like this function.

Please take a look at the short tutorial below of the software. Just so you can get the feel of what the software can do for you. I would recommend this especially if you are on a tight budget. It is worth the price… lol.

Please leave a comment on what you think about the software. Would this be useful for you?

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Free Creative Gift

December 9, 2009

This has been such a good year for me. Creative Graphic Art website has increased traffic from 10-15 views per month to an average of 300-400 views per month over the last year. As a thank you, I am offering a free logo design or webpage or flyer design for free no strings attached, which ever you choose. Click on the link below and fill out the form. I am looking for small business owners, hair and nail techs, Pastors, Doctors, laywers, and anyone that need to get a message out. I will notify you by email on Dec 16th. If I currently work with you feel free to put in your request, all are welcome.

The logo design is valued at $150.00
The html webpage design is valued at $100.00/page
The flyer is valued at $50.00

http://www.cdesign8.com/Christmas09.html
Again thank you for such a great year. Iam excited to show you all what I have planned for 2010.


Consistency

July 30, 2009

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Building a brand is not a one time attempt. A brand is built over time in the mind of the consumers. Creating a logo, brochure, business card, flyer, or website is not the complete outline of your business. The building in which your business resides is not the complete impression but having a controlled consistent approach in bringing them all together over time creates a more complete picture and credibility of your business  in the consumers mind.

What does your business promise to the consumer?  This is the point businesses constently push on commercials, billboards, magazines, Internet, and TV ads. Seeing the message and images over and over again we begin to formulate an opinion or thought about the significance of the product being presented. When people buy the information, product or service they tend to recommend it to their associates. If the product or service is unsatisfactory they will not recommend your business. We as business owners do everything we can to sway a good response.

To strongly influence a good response from the consumers, business owners put in many hours to perfect the product or service.  Many times businesses neglect the outer branding that must go in tangent with the inner brand. Repeatedly transmitting the news of your business to the consumers will go far. Constantly projecting an image or outer brand through your business cards, website, brochures, flyers, and posters will build your brand over time. 

In addition, inner branding must be worked on a daily basis. Inner branding deals with the product or service, employees and all internal dealings. The outer brand should always reflect the internal brand without embellishments. If the internal brand is awful and the outer brand is excellent people will try it and not return because it will seem like the product and/or service was falsely advertised. If the internal brand is good and the outer branding is lousy then no one will come because it looks undesirable. If the internal brand and the outer branding is good then you will have satisfied customers who will recommend you to their people because you are delivering what is advertised. This is what a business strives to accomplish. Bringing all the pieces together over time creates credibility and brand value of your business in the consumers mind.


Basic Webpage

June 27, 2009

1.) The first step in creating a webpage with wordpad is to open wordpad.

start

2.) Next place HTML tags in wordpad like the illustration below.

html tags

3.) Inside the HTML tags place body tags as illustrated below.

body tags

4.) Inside the the body tag type some text.

typing

5.) Lastly save it as a html file.

Change the .txt to .html

saving

Save it to your desktop and a web icon should pop up on your desktop. Double click on the icon and preview your webpage. Congradulations you have made your first web page with word pad. Below is what my page look like in a browser. I know it’s not sexy but in future post we will build upon this and create a nice looking webpage.

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If you like this short tutorial visit www.cdesign8.com and sign up for the video tutorials.


FLASH vs. HTML

January 10, 2009

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Animation vs. Usability

I would like to outline some of the pros and cons of html and flash.

HTML pros:
1.)
Hyper text markup language is supported by all browsers on all
platforms of computers. This allows you to reach the broadest
audience. Dial up to T1 connection internet Explorer or Safari.
2.) Takes total advantage of Search Engine Optimization.By showing
search engine spiders that your site is a good source of information.

Flash pros:
1.)
Has interactivity and animation ability.

2.) The potential for creativity is limitless.

HTML cons:
1.)
Static page

Flash cons:
1.)
Doesn’t work with all browsers or connections.

If you understand a little on how people surf the web, then you
know people are impatient. If your web page doesn’t pop up in a couple
seconds they are on to the next. You’ve just lost that potential
customer. So, when constructing your web page ask yourself what is its
purpose?

In my opinion, using a balance of both gives good results.
Capturing the consumers attention with flash and feeding them
information with good usable HTML.


RSS FEED??

December 13, 2008

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So you may want to know what is this RSS feed thing all bout. Below is a 3 min. video explaining RSS. In short, it is a quicker way to recieve information off the internet. Please watch, then subscribe.