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Month: January 2018

A Free Website Template May Not Be Right For Everyone

Are you curious as to how a company that offers free web templates allegedly charges for them? Then read on to find out. The first money that you will have to pay is for the domain name that you will have to register. That's because these free templates also come with free web hosting. However, you have to pay for the domain name because it has to be registered in your name and this is actually the charge for the registrar. This is usually a nominal fee, but what if you do not want to register your domain name with the company that is giving you the free website template? That's too bad because your free template will not work with other hosting companies. This is because when you get a free website template, you do not get the source code along with it. Why do you need the source code with the template? Because without the source code you will not be able to make any coding changes to the template – but why is this important? In order to understand this you have to understand the concept of coding. Make no mistake, you can change the text or pictures as often as you want, but the coding is the really important part of the template. The coding on any template is set up to work with the...

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Vector Logo Design Vs Raster Logo Design

Raster graphics are images that are defined in terms of a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or picture elements. Each pixel is one small square of color, which, when combined with other pixels side by side, merge together to form one solid image to the eye. Raster formats There have been a number of formats developed over the years to store raster graphics. Some of the most popular formats are discussed below, each with their advantages and disadvantages. BMP – Bitmap Graphics (Avoid wherever possible) Easy to create with the built-in Windows Paint program. Long history, therefore good, universal support. No compression means the format is lossless. Creates huge files since no file compression is used. No transparency. GIF – Graphics Interchange Format (Good for the web, on images of less than 256 colors, for example simple geometric shapes eg bullets for lists) Creates small files as good compression is used. Universally supported across platforms. Transparency supported. Animation supported. Palette of colors limited to 256 per image. Transparency is only 1-bit, therefore no translucency. JPG – Joint Photographic Expert Group (Good for the web, for images like photographs where color depth is important but lossless formats produce large file sizes) Lossy compression format produces relatively small files. Universally supported across platforms. Artifacts visible at high compression rates. No transparency. PNG – Portable Network Graphics (Great for the web, but...

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Business Entities for Professionals in California

California is a notoriously unfriendly state for business. This reputation extends to business entities for professionals practicing in the state. California is a state with a very unique view towards business. Most business entities, for instance, are required to pay an $ 800 fee for the "privilege of doing business" in the state. This fee is in addition to any other fees charged in relation to the formation or maintenance of the business. When it comes to professionals in the state, the state laws are fairly strict about what can be done from a business entity standpoint. The first question, however, is who qualifies as a professional. Only in California could this be such a borrowed question. A medical professional such as a surgeon is strictly within the scope of the restrictive laws, but engineers are not. A speech-language specialist is, but an architect may not be. Limited liability partnerships may also be a possibility for certain professionals. As you can see, no professional should assume he or she is or is not covered without a close review of the laws. Licensed professionals in California are often very surprised to find that they have limited choices when it comes to forming a business entity to protect them. For instance, professionals are prohibited from forming a limited liability company for their practice. Instead, most are limited to forming a professional...

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Chemical Vs Laser Fat Removal – What is the Difference?

I often see questions online in which it is asked which is better for fat removal….lipodissolve or Smartlipo? On the surface, this is a bit perplexing because they are rather different methods and concepts for selective body contouring of unwanted fat. But given the exposure that both have had from marketing in the past five years, it is actually not surprising that many are confused and uninformed. The common thread that ties the two together, besides being used to treat fat, is that they are advertised as not being ‘surgery’ and can be done under local anesthesia or in the office. While this is partially true, this superficial perception covers up some more significant differences. Lipodissolve is an injectable office treatment that relies on a chemical interaction to break down fat cells. To not cause too much inflammation and tissue necrosis, the required amount of chemical solution can not be put in all at once. As a result, a series of injections is needed spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. It will usually take at least 3 injection sessions to begin to see an effect. While an injection sounds more kind to one than actual surgery, the reality is that the injected area will swell considerably (double in size) and will remains so for a week. While this chemical approach to fat reduction does have an effect, my...

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Why Infant Mortality Rate Is an Important Health Indicator?

There are various indicators of overall state of health status of a country, region and community. The health indicators are used to know health status of a country, region and community. Some indicators are widely accepted while others are not as widely accepted by health authorities. Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is one such indicator of health state of country, region and community and it is widely accepted as good indicator of health state, by Governments as well as international health organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO). What is Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)? Infant Mortality Rate is the number of deaths of infants (below one year of age) under one year of age per 1,000 live births. For example, in a locality/city 2,510 babies were born in the year 2010. Out of 2,510 babies born, 10 were born dead. In the year 2010, in the above mentioned locality/city 20 babies died below the age of one year. To find out the IMR we need to calculate number of live births: 2,510 (total births) minus 10 (born dead) =2500. Number of live births in a year (in this example 2010) is than divided by the number of babies who died of any cause from birth defects to infection, below age of one year, which are 20 in this example. For calculating IMR, number of deaths of babies (from any cause)...

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