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I will go over how I put together animated short films, from story creation to composition. I will be outlining the steps and my personal experiences creating an animation short, called Needles and Thread. Continue reading…Continue Reading: How to Create an Animated Short Film     

Categories: Website Design

Aviation art has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early days of human flight. Although it has encompassed many styles and mediums throughout its development, historical and technical accuracy remain mainstays of its successful execution. In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial by Alex Ries, we will describe the key steps in illustrating the Boeing P-26A Peashooter, a pursuit aircraft developed during the interwar period. This tutorial is available [...]

Categories: Website Design

   In digital culture, we are beginning to think of our output as products and of our clients as users. “Products” might be websites, apps or communities, and they might be created by startups, agencies or a couple of people at a hackathon. This shift mainly means that we have gotten serious about asking how to better serve users, which reflects a significant change in the designer’s skill set. Designers [...]

Categories: Technology

Guardian editor, Alan Rusbridger revealed last night that ‘GCHQ security experts’ oversaw the destruction of hard drives in the basement of The Guardian’s offices after he refused to hand over material related to reports about Edward Snowden and the NSA. According to Rusbridger, the GCHQ experts wanted ‘to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. [...]

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With the right technology in place, nonprofits can do a lot to strengthen their communities and solve the world’s problems. They can help improve family literacy, support veterans as they transition out of homelessness, or help communities make information more accessible. Unfortunately, nonprofits often lack the resources to fully take advantage of technology to further their causes. Two years ago we partnered with Points of Light to address this problem. [...]

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Posted by Cyrus-Shepard Every two years, Moz runs a scientific correlation study to discover the qualities of web pages that have a strong association with ranking highly in Google. This year, for the first time, Dr. Matt Peters and the Moz Data Science Team measured the correlation between Google +1s and higher rankings. The results were surprising. After Page Authority, a URL’s number of Google +1s is more highly correlated [...]

Categories: SEO

We’ve long known that the power of digital marketing is in its measurability. But measurability is only half the battle.  The other half is attribution — understanding how to allocate credit to your various marketing programs and appropriately recognize their impact on the customer journey. Over the past two years, we’ve built a strong foundation in attribution with Multi-Channel Funnels and the Attribution Model Comparison Tool in Google Analytics (as [...]

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It seems that Google foresees a future with their Glass wearable computer everywhere. And they are making preparations with that in mind. The company has been granted a patent for “pay-per-gaze” advertising, which involves tracking a consumer’s eyes using a Google Glass-like sensor to detect when the person is looking at real world and online ads. With this eye tracking, Google will be able to tell advertisers (for some fees, [...]

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Underwater scenes can be quite challenging to create in a realistic way. In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an Underwater scene in Photoshop using several stock photographs. Let’s get started! Speed Art Video Take a look at this stunning speed art video that shows how this artwork was created from beginning to end. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Please [...]

   A viral app is the highest achievement on iTunes and Google Play. It’s an app that customers eagerly share across the Internet, through social networks, email, chat and word of mouth. It’s like rocket fuel, and it is the best case scenario for an app developer because word of mouth is far more powerful than any paid advertising. Ad clutter is everywhere, and people just ignore it. No one [...]

Categories: Technology