Dreamweaver Tutorial: How To Create A New Site

Adobe Dreamweaver is a software program utilized by both Windows and Mac. Essentially, it is a website authoring program that allows users to build multifaceted, interactive websites utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery and server-side languages. It is also robust enough to incorporate blogs built by both WordPress and other content management and blog posting applications.

Becoming familiar with Dreamweaver may seem daunting at first but this tutorial will teach you the fundamental steps needed to create your website. Through its instruction, you will reach the point where you can begin the actual website building process.

How to set up a new site:

1. Create a folder with the name of your website.

2. Create a folder inside your website folder named ‘images’. This is where you will keep all the images for your website. Make sure to give descriptive names to your images so that people with impaired visibility will know what they are. Also, when you name your HTML files make sure to use dashes and not blank spaces. These will then be readable by the search engines and will assist with your search engine optimization efforts.

3. Open Dreamweaver, click on add new site, go to the advanced tab and in your local root folder make sure that the default images folder links to the images folder you created above.

4. In the same area as above, make links relative to document, enable case sensitive checking and enable the cache.

5. For remote info, if you have a website domain make sure that ftp is checked. Contact your remote hosting website provider for the ftp address, ftp domain name, login and password. Next, click the test button. If all goes well, you are ready to proceed. If you have problems try using the passive ftp instead.

6. Create a new html file. Give it a title like ‘homepage’ and save it as index.html. This will be the main page of your website and what visitors will see first. To create additional html pages simply create a new html file. Make sure to give your pages descriptive names. For example, if you own a dog grooming business and you want to have a page for your photos give your page the name dog-grooming-photos.html.

7. You will want to set up Dreamweaver to preview in Firefox, Internet Explorer and possibly Opera and Google Chrome. Different browsers are well known for displaying websites differently and you will need to ensure that your website displays correctly in all of them. To do this, go to edit, preferences, preview in browser, and add your desired browser. I would suggest using Internet Explorer as your main browser as it is the trickiest out of all of them. Generally, if IE displays correctly the others will follow suit. Remember to toggle between IE 6, 7 and 8.

Congratulations! You are now ready to begin building your website in Dreamweaver. Make sure to check out the three different interfaces, Code, Split and Design. Code is primarily for programmers, Split is, as it sounds, a split view between Code and Design, and Design is for non-programmers. Take your time and have fun exploring the interfaces. Good luck building your new site.

Written by Gina Minton. Read more about website design at SEOdress.

Dollmore Zaoll Luv, Painted by Robbin Atwell www.MadWifeInTheAttic.com
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Image by Robbin With 2 Bs
This is Zaoll Luv in normal resin. She is 52cm/21" tall so she is a bit small for an SD sized doll. She is designed by an accomplished Korean artist named Gu mi-jeong. Her dolls are marketed by Dollmore.net. Gu me-jeong has a unique style in the BJD world.

I used this doll as my model in a faceup removal tutorial on my website: madwifeintheattic.com/2013/05/22/tutorial-cleaning-a-resi…

Visit my website at MadWifeInTheAttic.com for more dolls and tutorials.


The Gimp Tutorial And Free Gimp Download

If you are looking for a Gimp tutorial, or ‘the Gimp’ as many refer to it as, then probably the best sites are those offering Gimp video tutorials. The Gimp is one of the most comprehensive website graphics applications online, and a free Gimp download is available from many free and open source websites.

So what exactly can the Gimp do for you, and why should you learn by means of a Gimp video tutorial? The name stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU being what is referred to as a recursive acronym for GNU’s no Unix, and is a free operating system like Unix, but containing no Unix code. What GNU means, however, is largely irrelevant to the normal person’s use of Gimp, and since a free Gimp download is easy to get, the normal person uses it a lot.

It is a highly sophisticated application, and very much like the very expensive Adobe Photoshop in functionality. It can be used, for example, with digital photographs to sort many photographic problems such as perspective problems caused by lens tilt and also to carry out digital retouching to enhance the detail of digital images. These are among the simple tasks that the Gimp tutorial will teach you.

However, it can also be used in website design to develop wonderful looking web pages and templates s well as practically intuitively for simple jobs such as image resizing. Many web designers use on the Gimp for their professional work, and it can do the vast majority of jobs that Photoshop can do: perhaps them all, though I have not yet had to do everything that Photoshop can do, so don’t know if Gimp can. However, I’ve yet to find something that it cannot do.

Although a free Gimp download is easy to find, however, a good Gimp tutorial is not. Many tutorials are written and very difficult to follow, and even those sites that offer screenshots of how to use The Gimp are often very difficult to follow. There is always that little something missing. A Gimp video tutorial, however, misses nothing because you see the Gimp being used in front of your eyes, from the initial download all the way to using it in a design operation.

One of the most important aspects of learning how to use Gimp is understanding exactly what it is and how it achieves its basic functions. Once you understand that, then you can begin to understand how it can be used as an alternative to Photoshop. You will learn about layers, channels, maks, masked filters and all the normal; stuff, and also how to create your own brushes, including dynamic brushes, and how to replace or remove image backgrounds.

Using the Gimp tutorial you will learn how create fabulous website graphics, and compelling WEB2 graphics that people will be offering you fortunes to design just for them. The Gimp video tutorials are the best way to learn how to use the Gimp, and the free Gimp download also helps to render this one of the most attractive graphics packages currently online.

For information on the Gimp and how to use it, visit Pete’s website at Online Net Income where a free Gimp download is available together with the documentation, also the offer of a Gimp tutorial to help you use it better.

Laney Chantal Cupcake Ceramic Corset
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Image by The Crump Effect
Wow. You just never know what can and will happen for people. My team and I had the pleasure of working with Laney Chantal who is now known for being on SyFy’s hit show FACEOFF, She is also a model, as well as a very talented makeup and special effects artist. Check out her website:

These are some images from a shoot we did back in 2009. The body painting is done by me, Bryan Crump. The corsets you see are actually sculpted and made of ceramic. They are the famous "Ceramic Corsets" designed by none other than Nicole Moan, another very talented artist.

It has been my pleasure and honor over the years to work with some pretty amazing and talented to people. I truly feel blessed.

My team and I would like to say congratulations to Laney on getting a chance to show her work and what she can do on FACEOFF. She has had her work and modeling featured in several publications and websites but I think this recent thing with SYFY if going to be a huge catalyst for her.

The rumor I hear is that she is also Engaged to marry Twiggy from the band Marilyn Manson. A lot of big things happening for this lady. Keep working on your dreams. You never know what is possible.

I hope one day my skills are developed enough to compete on Faceoff. I was in talks with one show, but callbacks can take forever in this industry. You never know what each day will bring, so we must always work towards the future and improving every day.

Tune in to Watch SyFy’s Faceoff every Tuesday to see some amazing artists compete and see what they are capable of.

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What Are Some of the Essential Elements of a Good Seo Tutorial?

If you want to improve your website’s visibility in search engines without spending a lot of money by hiring an SEO professional, there’s good news for you. You don’t have to spend a small fortune to get your website to rank high. You will, however, need to devote some time and effort to learn seo and effective optimization techniques. To assist you in this endeavour, go online and look for an SEO tutorial. There are many primers to choose from that can assist you in learning the basics of search engine optimization.

A good tutorial should start out by explaining what search engine optimization is and why it’s important. When explaining the techniques involved in search engine optimisation, the tutorial should make a distinction between ethical SEO techniques which offer helpful content to searchers and conform to search engine guidelines – often referred to as white hat SEO – and the so-called black hat SEO techniques that aim to get high search engine ranking through duplicitous means that degrade the search experience.

Knowledge of how search engines work is fundamental to understanding search engine optimization. Your tutorial must explain the function of search engines, the different types, and how each type works. It should teach you the difference between organic search results and paid listings and should provide you with a glossary of common search engine terms.

Search engine optimization begins even before you design your site. It starts by choosing the right domain name for your website. Your tutorial should teach you the factors that will most effectively bring in targeted traffic and cause you to outrank your competitors when creating your domain name. Hand in hand with choosing the perfect domain name is keyword research and selection. Although there is some discussion about the weight of keywords in domain names when it comes to ranking, it doesn’t hurt to have the right keywords in your domain name.

Keywords are the most important factors in search engine optimisation, so a good tutorial will go into depth about this topic. It should direct you to the tools you can use to select the right keywords and teach you where to position these keywords on and off your pages, how often you should use them, and other related matter. Armed with this basic understanding of SEO, you can then begin to design your website. Your tutorial should instruct you on how to optimally structure your website for search engines. Site navigation, appropriate HTML code, type of content, effects of static versus dynamic URLs as well as those of Javascript, animation, images and other multimedia – these are all matters that should be covered. Correct usage of these elements can spell the difference between website success and failure.

Link building is the other crucial factor in SEO. In constructing your website, you’re going to want to put in links to your internal pages via site maps, navigation bars, anchor texts, and other means. Even more important are inbound links coming from trusted sources. A good SEO tutorial should thoroughly examine the subject of links, explaining how to develop them, where to place them, what practices to avoid, etcetera.

A list of tools to use for keyword research and for measuring and tracking your website’s success should also be part of any good SEO tutorial.

Knowledge of the topics described above should equip you to take your website to the heights of search engine results.

SEO Training Kit provides comprehensive seo tutorials and training for web professionals and online business owners. John Roberts is an independent seo consultant, web developer and internet marketer, having over 11 years experience in the online space. For more information about John and his seo training course, please visit http://www.seotrainingkit.com

Memory is a Golden Sieve
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Image by kern.justin
Welcome to the new blog.
For the past year and a half I have been part of The Windy Pixel, a daily photoblog of urban and natural beauty. I ran the blog with Annie and Mike (those coming from tWp will be very familiar with these two folks), but the time has come for me to strike out on my own. The name for this blog comes from the writings and musings of Galen Rowell, who said that memory is a golden sieve which keeps the nuggets and lets the rubble pass through. His published words and photographs are a source of great inspiration and instruction for all photographers, myself included. I encourage you to read his books, support the Rowell Fund for Tibet and value wild places. My goal in creating this blog is to extend upon ideas I initially read about in Rowell’s books and to dissect photography and memory and to understand how the two connect. Ultimately, I hope to make The Golden Sieve a center for great photography, writing and a place of beauty on the internet.
What to do on the new site.
This site is but half made. I have spent the past months slowly building design elements and content from the ground up for your enjoyment, but there is much yet to be done. You’ll notice links at the very top of the webpage to buy photoshop actions, learn everything you ever wanted to know about HDR photography, and email me. There are also interactive gallery leads underneath the masthead (The City Gray and This American Giant) as well as an About Page where you can learn a bit about me and this blog.
You can buy prints of my work, read my gear recommendations (and eventually reviews) and poke around the short list of websites I enjoy visiting in the sidebar. You’ll also notice there is this neat little pull-out drawer in the upper left that has information about my twitter feed – follow me if you want to hear what I have to say.
I encourage you to click around from page to page and check things out.
Today’s photograph is accompanied by a 55-minute tutorial that shows you how I produce these images from CF card to blog. Affecting memory with photography is partly a function of translating what we find so pleasurable about primary visual experience into the medium of digital photography. As I mention in my "Materials and Methods" page, I believe HDR photography is so exciting and interesting to many people because it simulates constancy phenomena that we experience every day. Shadows are never pure black, bright lights are never pure white – we perceive color and luminosity as a function of local environment – i.e. we make a subconcious calculation as to an object’s brightness and color based on how it is lit. HDR is one of the only photographic techniques I’ve come across that triggers those calculations in a static, 8-bit image. What I hope you gain from watching the video is an appreciation of how to reproduce those phenomena and how to make great HDR images. Moreover, if you listen carefully during the video you’ll be able to hear one of my cats meowing loudly as if to ask me what the hell I was doing talking to my computer screen late at night!
A Golden Memorial.
There are several reasons I picked this photograph as the first for The Golden Sieve. First, I’m a bit of a geek, and as far as I understand, this is one of the first places that was photographed in HDR, and that makes it all the more fun to use as a template for playing with new "HDR" techniques. Now a member of the research community at Stanford University, I am proud to call this place home and was very eager to take my camera for a first visit to the crown jewel of campus. You will assuredly see many more photographs from inside the church in the future as it is such a great place for photography (if not a little overcrowded on the weekends!).
Stanford University is a memorial in honor of Leland Stanford Junior, whose life was cut short and whose fabulously wealthy and industrious parents commissioned a school in his honor. The Memorial Church was built by Jane Stanford to honor her husband and as such is something of a memorial within a memorial. It is a golden and crimson space that is resplendent with light (making it a great first subject for HDR) and is the golden sieve writ in stone and glass. If memory captures and stores positive experience, then this building is a testament to the power of that sieving capacity. Of all the long years that the Stanfords shared, through their great personal tragedy and onward, they found it in their hearts to give and to produce something as noble as a University.
What tremendous foresight they had in hiring Olmsted to design the campus and in setting up the trust so that it would remain large even when it had no use for its vast acreage. The university’s flexibility and prime location (seriously it is beautiful out here) made it a natural birthing ground for the information age (here is a very interesting piece about how and why Silicon Valley is where it is). Through all this the Memorial Church has stood (despite serious damage during the 1906 earthquake) and has provided hallowed ground for the formation of countless golden memories of faculties, students, staff, and visitors. What better starting image could there be.
My first attempts to gain access to the church having ended in some frustration (I seem not to be blessed here with the same luck of timing as I was in Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel), I decided to commit the hours to memory and return during a lunch hour some weekend while I was at work. The interior was cool but a little humid, crowded and lit by huge beams of noon sunlight that slammed off of the stone walls and created deep shadows and very bright highlights. There were tourists and visitors everywhere.
I set up and waited for a lull in the activity. I’ve noticed people tend to move in groups, even when a group of people is composed of strangers. Perhaps we all heed social queues about when and where to walk and leave and come and go when in public spaces. Time ticked by and the church emptied, the heavy door creaking shut and leaving me to produce this series of images. During the last few exposures, a new group moved in through the door behind me and I held them off for a moment while the shutter counted down its seconds. Oh yes, I will be back.
Come, have a seat in the chapel as I evangelize modern, digital photography:

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