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Here’s a blogging tip I found for people using WordPress blogs.
Have you ever lost your post and have been frustrated because of the time you put into it? I found a great article about the Post Revisions feature on WordPress, that keeps track of your revisions and allows you to restore them.

If you want to make an Image Gallery on WordPress like I have made in the post about Tumbulgum on the Tweed River and Uki Village, here’s a WordPress video on how to Create an Image Gallery.

Upon reviewing my posts using the image gallery, I have found that the larger ‘stand alone’ images I had inserted in these posts are now not visible – though previously they were. I would advise not using separate images in posts using the image gallery as they are the only posts that have been affected in this way.

For a post with lots of links and interesting information about the great features on WordPress, click here

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Adobe Community Help is an online support service that enables you to find the best answers for your Adobe product questions.

Here’s a video on how Adobe Community Help brings together instruction, inspiration and support from Adobe and community experts around the world.

People are probably aware of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player, but Adobe is a huge company with many software products.
To view products click here

If the Adobe Community Help can’t give you the guidance you are looking for, I would suggest searching on Scribd

Most people are familiar with Adobe Photoshop for editing images and my Photoshop tutorial on Scribd has been very popular.

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After an eventful and busy year I have completed my Web Design course at Kingscliff TAFE. Reflecting on all I have learnt, it has been an amazing journey and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn the basics of Web Design and much more about the web.

My course was Certificate IV in Web Design where a lot of the focus was on using Adobe Programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and a taste of Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Contribute, Premiere Pro and Adobe Bridge.

I also learnt a lot about navigating the web, Scribd, Blogging and using WordPress software which I have enjoyed the most. Blogging and marketing are a big part of the web these days and here’s a post I made about How Blogging Can Help You get a Job. The course also contained units on personal development and getting a job – plus lots more.

I found an interesting article on how you can make many different websites using WordPress called 30 Untypical WordPress Sites.

Learning about Disabilities and the Web was very interesting and important for anyone designing for the web. For our first blogging assignment on Accessibility of Websites for People with Special Needs I created a blog about Web Support for Visually Impaired and posted my research on it.

I could say I enjoyed learning programming languages such as JavaScript, Pseudocode and algorithms, but I’d be lying! CSS and HTML are alot easier!

Apart from all the technical stuff, we also had some practical lessons in Graphic Design which was great. So you can see there’s alot more to web design than just making some pages and linking them together.

Now that it’s over I’m going to enjoy a long holiday and look forward to what the new year will bring. This is not the end – just the beginning!

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For all the Web Designers on the North Coast and beyond, I have created a Website Questionnaire with 20 Important Questions for clients to answer to ascertain their needs.

This questionnaire is the first step for clients wanting to have a website created. Web designers need to identify the desired goals of the website and business requirements before planning can begin. Clients need to complete these questions so the web designer will be able to work more efficiently with this information and produce the desired results.

I have uploaded it to Scribd and can be printed or downloaded from here.

For my other Scribd tutorials click here

For a list of 46 Questions for a Web Design Project click here

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In my Cert IV Web Design class at Kingscliff TAFE we are taught many different practical tools for use on the net and to get us out there testing what works.

Scribd is the largest social publishing company in the world, where tens of millions of people each month publish and discover original writings and documents. On Scribd, you can turn nearly any file into a web document and share it with the world. To view an article about how Scribd can substantially increase your viewing audience, click here

I have made some tutorials and uploaded them to my Scribd account, creating my own online library. By making the tutorials about lessons I want to remember, not only do I get practical experience re-creating the steps and have an on-line reference for the future, I am testing what information is needed by others out there on the web.

Adobe InDesign has become the industry standard for creating professional layouts and compiling content for printing and digital publishing. Last week we were taught some basics of using InDesign and I created a tutorial on Creating Hyperlinks in PDF files for on-line publishing and posted it as Blogging and Adobe InDesign Tutorial.

Yesterday I made a tutorial on Importing a PDF file into Adobe Indesign. I have embed it into this post for ease of viewing and because I can!!

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There are millions of sites out there on the net and in my Web Design course we are taught many different methods for creating a profile on the net and getting your website/business/product known.

Blogging is a tool that can be used to share your creativity with the world, network, become famous, help on-line businesses lift their rankings, make money or connect with people who share interests, activities and information. Linking to other sites is a good way to create online connections.

Some other students of Web Design have created WordPress blogs associated with their profession or business. One such student has posted a very informative article about the Therapeutic Benefits of Massage on her blog. To view Yaninayoga’s blog click here

Scribd is a very popular service that people use to share information and creating links to their sites is one method for attracting visitors. I like sharing information and I have created a tutorial on Creating a Hyperlink in PDF File Using Adobe InDesign CS4 as people have had trouble making hyperlinks work in PDF files when uploaded to Scribd.

I have embed the tutorial here so people can print or download immediately. I also have created a tutorial on How to Embed a Scribd Document into a WordPress Blog

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Sometimes people have problems inserting YouTube videos into a WordPress blog using the Embed code method. I have created a new WordPress Tutorial on Inserting YouTube Video into a WordPress Blog Using URL Code after learning about this method in class, and I uploaded it to Scribd. Within 24 hours it has had over 100 reads, so there definitely seems to be a need for it.

A friend in class has a great blog for her Active Body Therapies Massage and has created a document on 4 Ways Office Workers Can Benefit From Sports Massage which is very informative.
To view document and more click here

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