Where to find Creative Commons photos

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Creative Commons Photos www.pexels.com It's hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. Also WP Tavern has a blog post 13 Sources For Free Public Domain and CC0-Licensed Images A while ago, I found another great resource on where to find photos, graphics, icons, and more -- particularly, ones free of copyright restrictions. From Toronto-based web designer Steve Benjamins - last updated Feb 12, 2014. http://www.sitebuilderreport.com/blog/where-the-best-designers-go-to-find-photos-and-graphics
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Organizing Photos

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I love taking pictures. My neighbor Nancy was probably the one responsible for getting me started with an SLR camera (yes, back in the days of film.) Now, almost 20 years later, I have thousands and thousands of pictures! How do I organize them. I have been struggling with this for years. I have used Picaso, Flickr, iPhotos, SmugMug, Google Photos. I couldn't figure out which one was best. Here is what I learned. Pick One! They will all work. And at least all the photos will be in one place. So which did I select? Google Photos. This article got me started http://www.guidingtech.com/45812/upload-to-google-photos/  
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Remove the Root Navigation item in SharePoint 2010

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I'm working in a SharePoint 2010 site. My top navigation had an extra root level item put in there by default, and I wanted to get rid of it because I set up my own. When I set up my navigation, I set the Home item to have some sub-levels, such as, Org Chart and Personnel list. It was our preference but me to have two links to the "home" page. This post from Erik Swenson solved my issue. Since it required a change to the master page, I used a copy of my v4.master so I didn't edit the original.
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Web Accessibility

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Every web designer hears the need to make website accessible to those with disabilities, but it can be a daunting task and it is often difficult to know where to begin. What does that mean? Is the site you designed web-accessible? I know when I hear someone mention web accessibility, the first thing they mention is usually the need to be award of color blindness and not put red text on a blue background. But is that really it? Actually, no. More important is the contrast between the text and the background. There are free tools that can check colors for enough contrast. One is at WebAim http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ Another is Colors on the Web: http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorcontrast.asp     A great reference to get started on checking your website for accessibility see…
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Design Trends

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I was reading Gannon Burgett's  14 Design Trends for 2014 on theindustry.cc and was not surprised to see the focus on user experience. It’s about the experience. Decades from now, it’s the experiences we’re going to remember and the content we take in and create through said experiences. Thus, to create a sustainable culture for your interface, be it an app or website, the focus needs to be on what the user needs – and arguably more importantly doesn’t need – to make an experience over a product. And with that said, I wholeheartedly believe this will be the ultimate trend throughout 2014. So interesting that Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design still apply today - maybe now more than ever. Since I began in the Human-Computer Interaction field…
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SEO Considerations

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SEO is just another consideration for those businesses updating their website. There is no magic click to get it done; it takes time because it is different for each site. Releasing New Web Sites and Trying to Manage S.E.O.
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