Positive Breeds Positive: In The Workplace

A positive attitude in the workplace can make a big difference!!!  We’re sure many of you can relate to this in some way or another:

  • Meetings in which most of the discussion is on what is going wrong rather than about ideas on how to solve the problem.

  • Upper management seems to care only about how they are measured (usually by short-term profits) rather than about the long-term success of the company.

  • General conversations occur around the workplace almost daily in which people complain to each other about how this, that, or the entire company is doomed to fail.

  • Employees backstab each other in attempts to “get ahead” in the company.

  • People leave their workplace at the end of the day feeling drained and lifeless from all the negative energy.

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    Totorial on how to Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business

    1. Add the Static FBML App


    The tabs at the top of your Facebook Fan Page are apps. Some, like your wall and photos are built into Facebook. Others are essentially plug-ins where fans can view external content, like YouTube videos, Flickr photos, etc.

    The app you need for your custom page is called “Static FBML,” located here. If you’re logged into Facebook, you can add it to your Page. It is essentially a blank canvas where you can add whatever content you want, including custom graphics and links via standard HTML.

    Facebook Fan Page Image

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    Popular CSS Tools For Web Developers and Designers

    Even though you may know CSS very well and for some tasks it would take a lot of time to complete and for this there are lots of tools available using which you can complete your projects quicker. These tools can help you in creating forms, buttons, curve boxes, pages and lots of different CSS generated stuff.

    Here are some list of tools, which will make your work easier. Don’t forget we are here to help our design community which will grow to a newer heights.

    1. CSS Compressor

    Use this utility to compress your CSS to increase loading speed and save on bandwidth as well. You can choose from three levels of compression, depending on how legible you want the compressed CSS to be versus degree of compression.

    CSS Compressor

    2. Blueprint Grid CSS Generator

    This tool will help you generate more flexible versions of Blueprintís grid.css and compressed.css and grid.png files. Whether you prefer 8, 10,16 or 24 columns in your design, this generator now enables you that flexibility with Blueprint.

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    WebVixxen Goes South by Southwest

    Austin, Texas (RPRN) 03/13/11 — WebVixxen at South by Southwest – #SXSW – part One

    By Ane Howard

    South by Southwest (SXSW) started in 1987 and is this year celebrating its 25 year as one of the most sought-after film, interactive and music festivals and conferences. It  happens every spring in Austin, Texas, and literally changes the landscape of this lovely city with a swarm of musicians, filmmakers, and geeks-type all looking to learn, exchange and promote their goods and ideas.

    This is the WebVixxen first time at SXSW and  we came in hope of learning and share some of our knowledge, establish new contacts and get a pulse of what is new and hot in the interactive landscape.

    How is it going so far?For starter, the planned ahead schedule has been thrown out the window.  Appointments are missed, and new ones are spontaneously made.

    So much happen on the spur of the moment here. It is literally a mash of fantastic events, too many  keynote speakers to choose from, bad audio, and people from all walks of the entertainment, business and interactive world thrown together for a week for what has to be the most intense networking sessions possibly imagined.  That is if you know how to maneuver around the crowd and get into the core of SXSW. What is important here is the people, and what happens after the sessions. The parties!

    Words of advice, send your friendliest most open team-member to SXSW, not necessary the highest ranking member of your company, but the one who can stand among strangers turn to his right and to his left and start a conversation with the person standing next to him, knows when to stop and move on to the next one. That individual will do more for your branding, and bring you back greater insight than someone whose ego won’t let him learn from a competitor who may have a better approach to a problem, understand the market better, or possess certain skills that he doesn’t, as so often heads of companies are. If you let it be, if you know how to listen, this is a place to learn, and to grow.

    Go West! Go friendly!

    The Power of Social Media

    Recent data shows that celebrity endorsements are no longer a “sure thing” when it comes to promoting a product, getting noticed, or increasing sales. Celebrities are losing their advertising power. Ads featuring celebrities aren’t performing as well as they did in the past proving that celebrities aren’t as “worshiped” as they once were. When it comes to purchasing a product or paying for a service people pay much more attention to the opinions of the people that they trust, like friends, family, and colleagues. Social media has certainly made it easier to share and connect with other people that share your interests. Social media outlets provide access to lots of people and lots of opinions and users are more likely to pay attention to those in their social circle than they are of a celebrity that they really can’t relate to.

    Social sites like Twitter and Facebook were created with sharing in mind. People can share just about anything, whether it is the details of the outfit that they are currently wearing, or an interesting article about a new product. Average everyday “Joe’s” now have a captive audience. People are paying attention to “Joe”, which means that “Joe” has power. Whereas this power was once reserved for celebrities and spokespeople, social media has turned the normal folk into spokespeople, sometimes without them even realizing it. A Facebook user may notice that a friend of theirs “likes” something. They trust that friend and value their opinion, so they may check it out too. Without even knowing it, the original “liker” just endorsed a product.

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    17 SEO Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Forget

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    0: Do Not Cheat. Period.

    If you walked into a room full of genius scientists with PHDs, do you think you could outsmart them all? No. Google has hundreds of rooms full of genius scientists with PHDs, and their job is to work 60 hours a week to make sure you can’t fool Google. You can’t outsmart them. Ever. Ignore any advice on trying to cheat the system and focus on making great web sites with great content, and your sites will show up fine in searches.

    1. Proper use of <h1> and <h2> tags

    Headers and sub-headers are not only useful for making up a good layout. Search engines do also love it when we use headers. But that is when we use them wisely. This means that you should use them in a way that makes sense – do not spam your site with various headers as it is a sure way of keeping both the search engines and the visitors away. Most important sections of a page should be H1 and H2 and then smaller sections should be H3. H4-H6 are rarely used tags.

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