Archive | June, 2013

What does the color of your website say about you?

29 Jun

What does the color of your website say about you?

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If you have ever designed a website, chances are you’ve put a lot of thought into layout, text, and navigation. But there is another important element of a successful websites that even an amateur web designer needs to take into account in order to create a dynamic, engaging website that gives your viewers exactly the message you are intending to give: the color scheme. If your website is focused on sales, you want the color scheme of your website to serve as the perfect backdrop for the type of products you are selling. If the website is for personal promotion, you want the colors to indicate to viewers the kind of person that you are. While colors have many associations in our society, you have to take into account popular web color schemes and associations before setting up the dominant colors in your website. Let’s look at a few of the most popular website color schemes:


While white can seem basic and maybe even boring, a few very modern companies have reclaimed white as the cool, eye-appealing color of the future. Google and Apple are just two companies that use white-focused color palettes almost exclusively. Using white can give a very professional image to your website, but one word of warning: a white website that is not very professionally designed can look more amateur than one of another color, so use white only if you are sure you can use it well. Also, be sure that your product line will look good against a white background. If you are selling handmade prints, white is a good neutral background, but if you are offering custom wedding bands, white may be too light and washed-out.

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Another sleek, sexy color option is deep, glossy black. Black is not as dark or depressing as you might think, especially if you add some glamour with flashes of sparkle or glitter. Having an all-black website conjures images of exclusive nightclubs, glamorous events, and Hollywood exclusivity—perfect if you are selling accessories for a fun night on the town, but less on-point if you are offering good diamonds. Black can look too somber for anything geared towards children, babies, or mothers, but can toughen up a site to help it appeal to teens or young men.


Blue is neutral, universally liked, and easy on the eyes, so it is no surprise that it is one of the most universally popular website colors. Blue can work for just about any kind of product or business, although it does connote a certain coolness that would be out of place if you were advertising, say, a pottery painting store. If you are selling products geared for babies, using only blue might send the message that you only offer stuff for boys. Additionally, because blue is so popular, beware of choosing particular shades of blue that have very strong associations with popular websites—such as the moderate greenish-blue known as 3B5998 used for Facebook. (Fun fact: Facebook’s predominant color is blue because founder Mark Zuckerburg is colorblind and can see blue better than any other color.) You may also want to avoid the color known as 4099FF—which you might be familiar with as the shade used by Twitter. Blue is a great color for a jewelry website that specializes in good diamonds—the cool tone will pick up on all the flashes of color in the stones.


While green is a soothing, neutral color that would be good for many types of website, its strong cultural connotation is that of environmental friendliness. Use a color scheme of green, beige and other earth tones to convey the image that your products are organic, eco-friendly, or made with recycled materials. This effect is subtle—studies have shown that adding even a hint of green to a food label makes customers think the product is fresher and more natural. So even a tint of green on your website will have browsers subconsciously assuming that your products are more natural—and can be a great way to bring that fact to their attention. That being said, if your website has nothing to do with earth-friendliness, using too much green might seem jarring or out of place.


Between yellow road signs, yellow pages, yellow Post-it notes, and yellow cabs, the color yellow has taken on an aura of functionality and practicality that make it a great fit for certain kinds of websites—but less ideal for others. Yellow connotes practical, efficient life solutions that grab your attention like a caution sign, making it perfect for a site offering a practical solution to an everyday problem. Yellow is often used with its complementary color, bright blue, which together form a fun, sunny color scheme perfect for anything summery and cheerful. A more muted yellow, paired with creams and browns, can be a subtly elegant color scheme for a website about food, vintage fashion, or beer.



Red is a strong bold color, but it can become overwhelming if it is overused in a website design. If you do opt for a strong burst of red, keep the rest of the design simple to really let the color shine. The eye-catching qualities of red make it a perfect way to promote an art or graphic design business. Deeper red hues are said to stimulate the appetite, making them good backgrounds for a site about food, especially one dedicated to bold food like BBQ! Even deeper wine and burgundy shades are an elegant, unexpected twist on basic black, perfect for high-end products. If you are selling jewelry like good diamonds or wedding bands, deep reds can remind customers of the plush red velvet of a jewelry box.

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Fast Tips for Diets

24 Jun


So rather than diet for weight loss. Reconfigure your habits.

  • Portion size
    FAST TIP – Try eating from a smaller plate
  • Eat breakfast
    FAST TIP – Can’t stomach breakfast. Start with something small like a glass of Coconut Milk and slowly build up.
  • Eat slowly
    FAST TIP – Sit down and focus on eating. Don’t multitask and you will find yourself naturally slow down.
  • Don’t deprive
    FAST TIP – I find deprivation leads to gauging so just try to keep it balanced.
  • Eat Fibre
    FAST TIP – Try psyllium husk
  • Cut back on alcohol
    FAST TIP – Drink water in between drinks on a night out to cut down.
  • Protein
    FAST TIP – Try and have a little protein at every meal.
  • Choose low GI carbs GI stands for Glycemic Index
    FAST TIP – Try Quinoa
  • Fill up on water
    FAST TIP – Try adding lemon for flavor
  • Exercise
    FAST TIP – Everything counts so try to build some form of exercise into each day no matter how small it is.Being healthy is far more important than being a specific size. Not to mention, positive lifestyle choices make you healthy from the inside out. Making you glow with health a feature no deprivation diet will ever do. Our bodies thrive on a wide variety of nutrients. To focus on a healthy lifestyle is to focus on a better you. 
    I guarantee you will see an improvement in your exterior too.

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WordPress Widget Wizardry

17 Jun

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Resources for the Arts by our friend Tom Cruise

11 Jun

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While it’s not the only route to making movies, learning the craft of film from experienced professors and industry professionals offers many promising directors and screenwriters the knowledge they need to break into what is a hugely competitive industry. Below are some of the finest schools from around the United States that have particularly strong programs in cinema production, along with some of the more notable alumni that have come from the specific institution. Collaborators of Tom Cruise will be bolded on these lists, so keep your eyes peeled!

  • The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) – Founded in 1961 as a training ground for filmmakers and animators in Los Angeles, CalArts became a known feeder for the legendary animation studios of the Walt Disney Company. To this day, some of the most talented storytellers in the medium of film spring from this institution. Some CalArts alumni include Knight and Day director James Mangold, PIXAR director Brad Bird (The Incredibles), Disney Chief Creative Officer and director John Lasseter (Toy Story), Oscar nominated director Tim Burton (most recently of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland), and Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation).
  • American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory – The destination for the most daring and artistically complicated directors, AFI has provided a home for some of the most challenging movie makers to grace the silver screen. Some AFI trained directors include Oscar-nominated directors David Lynch (Blue Velvet) and Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line), as well as screenwriter and director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television – Site to the education of some of the biggest names in filmmaking over the last 40 years and beyond, UCLA has consistently cranked out some of the finest directors and actors to work in the medium. Some of the alumni include Oscar winner and director of The Outsiders, Francis Ford CoppolaA Few Good Men director, Rob Reiner, as well as Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and director Alexander Payne (Sideways).
  • University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts – Some of the biggest names in the film world have passed through the halls of USC, including industry heavyweights who’s innovation from the late 1960s on have changed the industry permanently. Some of the alums include Oscar winner and director of Far and AwayRon Howard, Star Wars creator and founder of Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas, director Robert Zimeckis (Forrest Gump), comedy writer and director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up), and director Bryan Singer (X-Men).
  • New York University (NYU) Tisch School of Performing Art – From the East Coast school known for intense dramas and dark comedies, NYU delivered some of the most critically acclaimed auteurs from the last three generations of filmmakers for both direction and writing. Among the distinguished alums are Academy Award winner and director of The Color of MoneyMartin Scorcese,  and Academy Award winner and director of Born on the Fourth of JulyOliver Stone. Other Oscar winning directors to emerge from the school include Woody Allen (Annie Hall), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men).

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Instantaneous Upshift in Gaia Energy…

7 Jun

Instantaneous Upshift in Gaia Energy….