Really Bad design advice

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When it comes to design – for websites, print media, and user experience – there is good advice and bad advice. Today, we would like to present some of the worst advice ever recorded. If you see some of yourself in these examples, it might be time to seek professional help. For design solutions see great tips from SEO.com.  So Enjoy laughing your head off with these “expert advice” tips

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Golden Gradient

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Recently I have been experimenting with a gradient that is just too beautiful to ignore. It may not glitter and shimmer but it can surely make your website standout from the rest. I am talking about the Golden Gradient i.e a Gradient made from two (or more) gold shade colors

The hex-code for gold color is #d7b56d. The code changes as you change the shade
The hex-code for gold color is #d7b56d. The code changes as you change the shade

 

A gradient can be formed using the hex-codes #d7b56d and another darker shade of the same color (something like # b89854)

Sample Gold Gradient
Sample Gold Gradient

 

A Sample gold gradient button with gradient overlay effect
A Sample gold gradient button with gradient overlay effect

 

This was just a preview. You can change the shades according to your needs

Some more examples for using this beautiful color combination

Text

gold-text

Buttons


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Social Media Icons


facebook-circle-new
google-plus-circle-newlinkedin-circle-newtwitter-circle-newyoutube-circle-new

 Backgrounds

Funnel-Goldgolden-grid-ppt-backgrounds-powerpointother-glowing-golden-backgrounds-powerpointphoto-wallpaper-stores-gold-apple-srwilmnuwiweyvg-liydx-industrial-66722texture-background-patterns-flowers-petals-red-yellow-orange-gold-yellow-orange-flowerswallpaper-242113-7722161-7-3217315

 For the Ladies

chinaglaze_trendsetter2black and gold gradient nail boom boom pow deborrah lippmann

 

So whats your favorite use for the golden gradient ?

15 Terrible Excuses For Not Starting Your Own Business

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You probably don’t have time to probably read this post in detail, So here are 15 excuses for not starting your business

I’m too scared

There is no person in the world that isn’t scared of doing something new. And those who tell otherwise are only fooling themselves. So don’t think much. Just take deep breaths and take the leap of faith. It’s kinda like bungee jumping. You know you’re going to shit your pants, but the feeling of excitement when you do something new is unbeatable

I don’t have the Right Connections

Between company websites and LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media platforms you can reach almost anyone in the world. Use this to your advantage and make your profile nice and clean. Your future boss might be looking

I’m Too Late

Yeah, Jobs beat you to the graphical interface and mouse, but Xerox beat him. Zuckerberg wasn’t first in social media. The list goes on. Innovation is never one-and-done; some of the most successful companies are based on refining earlier ideas and innovations. You’re only too late if you’re not willing to be better, faster, stronger, or cheaper than whoever got there first.

People Don’t Listen

People will listen to anything that is entertaining, interesting, heartfelt, amusing, shocking, informative, titillating, stupid, satirical, controversial, sad, silly, sexy…If you can’t get anyone to listen, the problem isn’t them. The problem is you. What you want to say is irrelevant; change your message so it means something to the people you want to reach.
Then they’ll listen.

I Don’t Have the Money

Being an entrepreneur is the art and science of accomplishing more with less — less money, less people, less time, less everything. You will never, ever have “enough” cash or capital or funding. If you don’t have enough capital to launch your business the way you plan, then change your plan. You can’t always control what you have, but you can control what you choose to do with what you have.

I Don’t Have the Time

Everyone has the same amount of time. The only difference is what you’re willing to do with your time. You can’t stop time or recover the time you have time. The only way to have time is to make time.

I Don’t Have the Skills

No problem. Go get them. Go to school. Read a book. Read ten books. Talk to friends. Get a part-time job at a small business. Get a part-time job in a completely different industry. Find someone who has done what you want to do and volunteer to work for free in return for the opportunity to learn. Does that seem too hard? Like too big of a price to pay? Or simply not fair? Then accept you will never have the skills and stop complaining. Skills and knowledge are earned, not given.

I Don’t Have a Great Idea

Dreaming up something new is really, really hard. Reacting to something that already exists is really, really easy. Walk around and start complaining (to yourself). You’ll see tons of problems that require solutions. Those solutions are ideas. Or walk around your business and start complaining. There are tons of problems you can address. “New” is hard to imagine. “Better” is much easier. Most companies are built on “better,” not “new.”

I Can’t Take the Risk

If you can’t take a risk, then it’s game over no matter what you do. There is always uncertainity of things. That’s how life is. If life was so predictable, then every business would be making profits, right ? Risk helps you grow, enhances your decisions and gives important lessons. If you can’t take the risk, go home and bake cookies with your mama, boy.

I’m Better at Planning Than Execution

Which means you can only talk and not take action. You’re just too lazy to do the grunt work. Or you think you’ve already paid your dues. Or you think you’re above it. Or… pick your excuse. Every successful entrepreneur rolls up his or her sleeves and outworks everyone else around. (That’s one of the reasons they’re so successful.) You don’t need some undefined innate quality to be good at execution; all you need is discipline.

I Can’t Launch Until It’s Perfect

Nothing’s perfect. Perfectionism is a disease, an addiction; it will only ruin you. Just give your best and launch the damn thing. Let the people decide if its perfect for them or not. The feedback they give will help you determine on how to improve it

I’m Not Comfortable Doing It That Way

I was raised to be humble and self-effacing, so I hate to say I’m good at anything. But sometimes I have no choice; taking advantage of certain opportunities requires confidently describing my skills, experience, and accomplishments. If you’re not comfortable doing something because it violates your principles or ethics, by all means don’t. But if you’re not comfortable doing something simply because it will take you out of your comfort zone, you’re just rationalizing.
And you’ll never be more than you already are.

No Understands the idea

Truly great ideas can be described in a few words. Truly great products can be described in a few words. When no one seems to get it, the only person not getting it is you. Let go of your pride and agenda and “unique point of view” and figure out where you’ve gone wrong.

It’s Too Hard

Nobody said it would be easy. So now what ? you give up. Then go join the line of loser whiners who didn’t make it. Don’t say “it’s too hard”, say “I’m not trying hard enough”. Long journeys are hard. Individual steps are easy. You can’t accomplish any difficult goal overnight, but you can accomplish one step, however small, towards that goal. Think about the end of a journey and all that will be required along the way and you’ll never start. Instead, just do one thing that will help get you there. Then build on it. That you can do.

I’ll Be Too Embarrassed If I Fail

If I was in your place, I really wouldn’t give a damn about what people think. Some people will talk about you. But those are the same people who would never dare try something themselves. So don’t worry about them. A much larger group of people will respect you for taking a shot. They’ll recognize a kindred spirit. They’ll encourage. They’ll pick you up. They’ll know what it’s like to try and fail and try again. Why? They’re people living their lives on their terms. They’re entrepreneurs.

 

Why are still reading this… Go ahead. Bring your Idea to life. Even if it fails, you’ll be proud of it , proud that you tried and gave your best shot and in return you learnt some valuable lessons of life

 

 

Saviour Skill

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The humans species is one of the most unique life forms this galaxy has ever known. We are the most unpredictable of races. The other advanced aliens may mock our lifestyle, intelligence and way of living but still we have something that differs each of the planet Earth’s inhabitants from one another – our skill set. This skill set is our inventory of what makes us different from the other ordinary people and makes us unique in our own special way. To some it might be considered great and to some it might be considered irrelevant and pathetic, but we possess it nonetheless. The day we discover our skill and how to use it properly, we have already take a huge step towards the success of our life.

No matter what skills we have acquired or already know about, we should NEVER say” this ability is of no use to me” or “So what if i know this, its not going to help me make a living”.Because we may not realize it now, but this skill that you keep calling as “useless” is going to save you, one way or another.

Some people have a skill called “quick thinking”. It is the extraordinary skill to react to a situation in almost milliseconds. Generally used by Sarcastic people and potent managers, this quick thinking once saved my life

On the day when me and my friends were traveling to The Hill of the Gods. We reached a place where the rocks were slippery and the fall was dangerous. Being barefoot, this was a risky idea.
I was trying to cross the rocks like his friends had managed to. Had it not been for Pratima’s quick thinking , he would have slipped and…. it could have been his life’s “Season Finale”.

(If Pooja is reading this, he wants her to know that he will forever be in her debt for saving his life)

Some people have acquired skills. They learn it from somebody else and when they see a situation, they use the best of their abilities and try to help out whoever they can. Even though these people are filthy rich and can continue running their companies like a normal businessman/businesswoman would, they choose to lend a hand to the less fortunate not only because it is an business obligation, but because they feel peace of mind when they see a smile of the face.

Orphan entrepreneur Bruce Wayne could have easily led Wayne Enterprises and could have made changes to the world, but he chose to do it in his own way. He was a former member of the League of Shadows clan  and had witnessed the brutal murder of his parents. Money was not an issue to him as he was already loaded with riches. He wanted to make a difference. He wanted to create a world where no child would be become an orphan, no one would have to go through the horrors that he had felt and nobody would have to live in fear of the criminal. With his clan training, the weapon of fear and some scientific aid, he became the Dark Knight we all know as Batman.

Another person who shares similar traits like Mr Wayne is none other than industrialist, weapons maker,philanthropist, playboy but most of of, the armored avenger Mr Tony Stark AKA Iron Man
He used to be the filthy rich philanthropist, pampered playboy, educated yet uncaring and the modern Lord of Destruction. He used his high powered intelligence (which he inherited from his father) to make money and create destructive weapons, which could blow up the planet. But after a somewhat mechanical “Change of Heart” (literally), he swore to use his intelligence and technology for something better other than lame excuses for getting laid. He may not have been wise before, but then again as they say – Better late than never.

So now you must be wondering “Ok buddy what’s your point . How are these cartoons related to you. what are you trying to tell us, or are you just wasting our time with a dumb post.”

Patience , Nosferatu. You will know the importance of the title(of this post) soon enough.

Just Listen

Now that we have your attention (if not, you probably read half of the post but got irritated and left, not our problem). We would like to elaborate what we said earlier in the post. this time in bold

No matter what skills we have acquired or already know about, we should NEVER say” this ability is of no use to me” or “So what if i know this, its not going to help me make a living”.Because we may not realize it now, but this skill that you keep calling as “useless” is going to save you, one way or another.

This holds true for everyone, even me. How ? Because even I have a skill that I considered to just something I could use to kill time. My spoken and written English are probably my most powerful tools, though I never realized this. My hobby of poetry and lyric writing made the skills even better. When I was young the only jobs that were considered worth pursuit were to become a doctor, a lawyer or an engineer.Now as the times have changed , so has the number of opportunities for work and jobs. You can start a business of almost anything, no matter how irrelevant it seemed before or how dumb the idea was called in the old times. Likewise, if somebody would have told me that my English skills would get me a job and without having a Masters in Literature, I probably would have called you mad and laughed the idea off. But now that I think about it, I’m glad that atleast these  skills got me a job, somewhere where he could begin to be someone unique. The other companies might not have been so grateful.

In a nutshell, my English skills saved me. They gave him a job, even if it was under a relative. They gave him a chance to escape boredom. A chance to discover to leave behind the “Student” title he live under for so long.

So my dear people, remember this : 

Your skill or hobby is not  just a passion, it is your key to success. Discover your skill, improve it and use it as the ladder that will take you to new heights if success and happiness.

The Human Side

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In our daily lives we are always running. Running from home to work, running on the jog track or treadmill to keep fit, running because a rabid dog wants to give us a kiss or maybe just running away from all the noise coz you fear your ears just might start bleeding. We are running because we can no longer explain to our friends that they aren’t who they used to be; We are running from our ex because their love lasted shorter than what they had promised. We are running, because sometimes, we lose faith in us or in the world. We lose faith that there is somebody at least acknowledges our presence, even if we don’t know them personally.

 
 
 
This being my first job and I being the youngest, I feel surrounded by leaders. Leaders, who have seen more trials of life and work when I cannot even begin to fathom. These people have seen the true face of the world and know how to tackle situations most would turn their backs to and flee like cowards.
 
 
 
Yes, Being a leader or following one is education in itself. The REAL education that we need, the one that matters. The education that we can actually learn and experiment.
At times we find a leader who, despite their job and commitment to work, have a human side.
 
 
 
Now what do I mean by the human side ? We already are humans, our leaders do look like men and women of Earth. So why did I say this ?
 
It is my belief ( I maybe wrong ) that some leaders treat their juniors like drones. They always say “I’m the boss, I am right even when I’m wrong. To them “working together” means that they sip on cola while the others rot in the heat. Not a very good leader, Isn’t that ? 
 
 
 
On the other hand, the leaders who ( though rarely ) show their appreciation for their colleagues for their hard work or at least do something that cheers them up, is the mark of a true leader. Yes they scream at you if you don’t get it right, goof up or fuck up with a client, but that’s their job. So that you realise what went wrong and try not to do anything stupid in the future.
 
 
 
So how do we know if they are showing their human side or they are just sugar coating our minds. That you will have to determine yourself. 
But when they do show their human side, its something like this. Its rare but beautiful
 
I realise this is not the best example. You can kill me later.
 
This human boss is an amazing person. You can share your professional as well as personal problems with them. At times they will laugh with you and talk to you, share with you, order cake on your birthday or just walk with you. You can get to know them outside the office.Once you get to know them they arent so bad, theyre just people, just like you.
 
So if you find a leader like that, heed them and find out how they work. They just might pave a way for your success. Good luck, Kiddo