Art

What is art? Art to me is in every shape, form, fashion. It is everywhere from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.  Art is art!!!!! Anyone can create art and i mean anyone.  Some people may not think so but if you can draw a circle, line, square, triangle, heart ect. then you can draw.  I put my husband to the test because he told me that he could not draw so we went out to a place called painting with a twist.  What was fun was that even though it was in an art atmosphere we got to bring our drinks or foods of any kind to the place.  When we walked in  there were art paintings all over the wall and the first thing my husband says is that “OMG” my painting is going to look horrible.  So as we got settled they handed us our canvases which had a simple starting shape on it that looked like a odd squash shape.  So then we began to paint. First it was one color then another then the background then the feathers and by this time we know what were painting a beautiful peacock.  Although they tell you in the beggining what your painting it was actually a surprise. Once my husband got to see the peacock he was painting coming to light he began to get really excited and happy, and so the words come out….I Can draw!!!! I was so happy for him because the whole point was to show him that with simple instructions and easy shapes they can come together and for a picture.  Art is fun and creative.

Week 9

In week one we had to write about web 2.0 and what it is. Here is a recap “Web 2.0 may mean a lot of people come to the basics as a social media but Web 2.0 meant a combination of technology. Web 2.0 allowed the users to gather information and interact with information that was collected.” So in junction to that many buisnesses are using this to do alot of networking. One way on networking would be doing a podcast of some sort showing people or customers/clients things they may be addressing at the moment. One perfect example of this would be a church. Churches do podcasts to allow people who can not make it to church to listen to the sermon at home or where ever. Another example would be Youtube. Businesses use youtube alot to promote themselves by either being informative on a product of some sort or they can be instructional on how to build, fix, cook, or clean a product. Youtube is also used to promote music or even suscribe to someone you my like which means that every time they come out with a new video then you will be able to see that new video. Another web 2.0 that businesses use would be LinkedIn. Linkedin is a professional business site that allows people to connect within their jobs. It can help employers find you or even hire you.

The advantages to businesses is that you are able to connect with friends, family, coworkers, or even meet new people all over. It allows you to also learn new things from further reaches that you can’t do just alone without the internet. Web 2.0 allows buinesses to make it easier for us by being able to learn thing quick, for example Youtube. If i needed to know how to fix a video camera, then all i would do is type it into the search bar and wait for the results. I then would look through the results and find the best video that will allow me to fix the video camera that is broken. Now Linkedin is also a great web 2.0 because it allows you to connect with anybody professional. Which is an advantage because it can lead to new jobs or starting new businesses.

So with this said a company should hire me to promote their products and services because for one know the ins and outs of what web 2.0 gives you a better understand of how and when to promote products and services. Also because of the networking and being able to sit and blog about something that is fun, new, and innovative gives an overall excitment to myself and will gather the attention to the buyers. Selling products and services is not all what i would want to the buyers, but give them what they want, something BIG, something Intriguing and definietly something New and Innovative.

Week 8

Mobile Web-How are businesses appealing to mobile phone users?

Mobile Web has came along way! When phones first came out there was no internet access but as time evolved internet started to become availble on phones. At that poing they were trying to make it as close as they could to the real internet. Although when they first came out there were gliches but now they run so smoothly like the actual internet that almost all companies are using mobile web as a web source. Companies are trying to make it easier for the users as well as keep up in technoloy. But the one thing they are using the mobile web for is to promote thier buisness on phones. They stuctured websites to be compatible with phones so for example you want to know what may be on sale at JCPenny’s. Two ways to do this, you can either download the JCPEnny’s app or you can go online through your phone and type in JCPenny and look at the sales online. The reason for apps is to make it easier to navigate and made just for mobile viewing so your not having to scroll fro left to right or up and down on your mobile. Businesses want to be able to reach almost anyone ad when mobile web came along the buisnesses wanted to also be on board. Apple uses barcodes to allow you to scan coupons or recieve deals to your email so that you can use them when you shop. Apple has gotten so advanced that they are getting to the point where you can take the phone to the checkout line and they can scan the barcode that is on your phone. Technology is everchanging everyday. CAN YOU KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY?

W3c
Mashable
dudamobile

Smartphones-Compare Phones and Features

Smartphones are great, they run just like an actual computer. They are trying to make app buying on smartphones easy and quick to install. Pretty much you can do anything with smartphones. You can take great photos from smartphones and the picture quality is awesome. I have a smartphone and although it runs like a computer it also has its gliches. Some of the gliches are that it freezes. Another problem is that it can drain your battery because their will be programs running in the background. There are differences in the types of smart phones, the differnce can vary on how the phone system is running, from the screen to baterry life it has. Its like comparing the Iphone to an android the operating system that it uses is totally different. The Iphone is using a computer like system that runs exactly like a computer, you are able to downoad apps but the apps are not all free. They do have apps that are free but there are alot you will have to buy. Android is also like a computer but not as complex you have a little more freedom to be able to download and get free apps. There are tons of free apps you can download and also you can download music very easily where as an Iphone you will have to download from itunes. But smartphones are the new and soon i think androids and iphones will become even more simplified to make life easier.

Wikipedia
Smartphones
Google Glass

Week 7

Use of YouTube in promoting business, services and products.

The use of YouTube is so interesting when you are able to see all the things other people are doing on the Internet. YouTube has become so diverse today that you can literally do anything and “I MEAN ANYTHING”! Youtube has a wide range of videos today from music videos, tv commercial clips, movie trailers, blogs, and so many more. Many people use youtube today to publicize something they are doing or even pomoting businesses or really just having something to get out there. There are sweet and emotional videos to the most outright hilarious video. I, myself have used YouTube to mainly learn things which helps me to one better my skills, or even learn new things in seconds without even having to look it up. I would not say that its the best thing in the world but what i will say is that its the easiest site to upload, download, and view videos from thousands of different people and subjects. People promote business on YouTube by uploading videos of products they currently have or would like to sell. Within this they upload in categories for instance you have how to videos so to find how to videos in youtube all you have to do is look at all the how tos in the search box. Youtube is also on facebook and twitter which is great because you can be connected through several social medias. This is helpful only because you can always keep updated on information that is added or will be added on Youtube.

Wikipedia
Mashable
NY Times

Use of podcasting. Businesses that use podcasting effectively.

The use of podcasting is still available now but is definitely not around or used alot only because Youtube has taken the replace of podcasting. But still today there are still some people or companies that use podcasting. Apple Itunes, Slacker Radio, Public Announcement Services and even churches still use podcasting today. Podcasts are digital medias that allow you to have people subscribe and listen to music or certain information that is given. Churches use podcasts alot only to allow internet users see what the sermon may be that day if they can not make it to church that day. Churches also use podcasts to allow people know what is and will be going on in the church for days and months to come.

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Wikipedia
Potter’s House

Week 6

Research different types of ftp programs

Before we start on researching what ftp programs are I wanted to discuss a little about what FTP is. FTP means File Transfer Protocol, which is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host or to another host over the network. FTP usually encyrpts and secures information, Wikipedia. But are there really different types of ftp programs? The answer to that question is yes there are numerous of Ftp programs. One popular one that i have heard about is filezilla. Filezilla is very popular because it can be used on windows, macs, or in linux enviroments. Filezilla is a software that is downloaded or purchased and installed on your computer. You then can use this software to upload your website or information to the internet. In the blog Using FTP, it explains several other softwares that you can use but i mainly wanted to focus on the main one that i have heard about.
Another type of FTP is SFTP, which is secured file transfer protocol. Knowledgebase talks alot about SFTP which means to transfer your information on a secured internet. Alot of companies use SFTP because it helps keep peoples information safe and secured. Companies that may use this would be companies that require you to log on or even store important information in. Amazon, Banks, Online stores are some of the websites that use the SFTP, only because they have important information that the users would like to keep protected like, credit card information, or social security numbers. Even though there are several ftps they all seem to work somewhat the same.

Websites offering Dreamweaver templates

Dreamweaver is a software that allows you to create websites then either upload them on your web domain or just preview websites in the browsers. Dreamweaver also allows you to use CSS, Javascript, PHP, XML, and other scripts as well to help you design your webpages. Inside of the software are templates that you may use to design your website. Dreamweaver templates are so helpful because if you are not a designer or don’t know code then this can be your starting point. Dreamweaver templates allow you to pick from simple tables and let you add in your own designs or information into the templates. Templates are editable and to where you can completely change the who design to make it your design. The great thing about this is that so many websites are allowing you to use dreamweaver templates. Theses templates are simple to complicated based on what type of design you are looking for. They have tons of templates from buisness to personal that can be created to look so professional looking. Adobe.com also has dreamweaver templates that you can use to download and use in Dreamweaver. Wix.com is another site that allows you to use dreamweaver templates. After doing research on these, the main thing that jumped out to me was that really you don’t have to know how to code. Dreamweaver has made it so easy to just plug in things that you come out having websites look so professional than ever.


Dreamweaver Templates

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Wix