To quote a famous saying: “Banners: can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em!”. As an browser you probably wish they sometimes didn’t exist. As a business, however, you can’t have a proper promotional campaign without using them.As is the case for most things in life, the key is keeping a balance. Here are a few tested tips on how to plan and execute well performing banners.1.Clarify your banner’s purposeAre you aiming to promote your brand, sell tickets to a specific event, communicate... continue reading
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Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
Maaan, I don't know about you but I love bacon. A bit smoked, a bit crispy, with that gorgeous sound it makes in the pan, bacon has driven many people crazy since the first time it was introduced in the cookery. Now, I know that many nutritionists and doctors are preaching that bacon is unhealthy, but there's this little voice in me that tells me these:1. The asparagus/avocado/green beans/pimientos I'm eating tastes better if it's wrapped in bacon slice. 2. The pea/pumpkin/beans/corn... continue reading
In anticipation of this very special Canada Day, the country’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate by learning about 10 great things Canada gave to the world?1. Basketball James Naismith, who was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, was working at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as a way to keep his students active during the winter. He is also credited with designing the first football... continue reading
They've been at odds with our other favorite pet, the dog, for such a long time that no one even remembers how, why and when it started but we love them nonetheless.Here are some fun and weird facts you might or might not have known about our little meowing, furry friends.1. A cat can’t climb head first down a tree simply because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way hence they must literally go backwards. Now you know why you have to call the firefighter to get your cared faced... continue reading
As a food blogger for 7 years already, I always seek and try to learn as many interesting recipes as possible and also study the trends in gastronomy and food photography.Dreamstime has a rich collection of food images, made in different ways by very talented photographers or illustrators.So choosing only ten of them was a very difficult task, but I enjoyed every moment of this research.1. Hanna Shapulava’s style is delicious in itself. Always in trend with new dishes and food styling,... continue reading
Finally! The 10 000 photos milestone achieved! Since 9 000 photos online it took7 month... and since I have posted the 1st photo (July 2010) it was almost 7 years...The 10 000th photo: I think it´s quite representative photo for this milestone - sleeping dog :-).I took this photo in open-air museum in Wologai village on Flores in Indonesia. It´s open air museum, but people are still living there. To this achievement was long way. From the 1st photo to the 5 000th... continue reading
It's that special day when we celebrate the woman who brought us into the world and we can make it even more special with small gestures that carry our love across.Here are 10 simple yet sweet ideas for a Mother's Day to remember:1. Take her to the beachShe might not have been to one in a while, or maybe she never takes time for herself. Find a more secluded spot and take her for a beach walk, prepare a couple sandwiches and spend a few hours together enjoying each other's company,... continue reading
Happy Blah Blah Blah Day today! We hate being reminded to go there, and do that, and don't forget to etc etc.We usually procrastinate in such circumstances and the best way to express our feelings is to quietly whisper blah blah or use our body language.But we are different and we react differently.What's your way of blahblah-ing?Here's a short list. You're welcome to fill in:- Whatever- Yeah Yeah Yeah- Yadda Yadda Yadda- Nah Nah Nah- And so on,... continue reading
From ancient history to natural beauty, Ireland features spectacular sights, assorted with bustling cities and cheerful pubs. As Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching, I'm gonna take advantage of this occasion to introduce you to the top 10 destinations of the Emerald Isle:10. Cong - home of the Ashford Castle, built some 800 years ago and owned by the Guinness family before being converted in a luxury hotel. 9. Ring of Kerry - the scenic drive around the... continue reading
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