9 major types of visual content

cropped-20130207-marketing-strategies.jpgWhat are we specifically talking about when we talk about visual content? I sometimes lose track of this myself. There will eventually be an end product to a visual content strategy. Here are the most common ways that marketers create visual content.

  • Eye-catching, creative photography — think stock photos or Instagram pics
  • Video — YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia embedded right into a post or shared directly to social media
  • Screenshots — helpful images of your product or workflow
  • Infographics — visual information, either super long and meaty or bite-sized and informative
  • Data visualization — standalone charts and graphs (example)
  • Comics — relevant comic strips or cartoons (example)
  • Memes — popular memes customized to fit the context of your post or update (example)
  • Visual note-taking — casually-designed layout of ideas, typically text-heavy (example)
  • Miscellaneous graphics — images that complement the content, e.g. the images in the above section on Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Sequence

Copied off the blog at https://blog.bufferapp.com/a-complete-guide-to-creating-awesome-visual-content

Password Generator in Keepass tip

keepassPassword Generator in Keepass tip, there’s a great password vault called Keepass I use that has a great option.  You can setup the characters used in generating passwords, and exclude characters like lower case L and the number 1 for instance.   Here’s a look at the exclude characters list I have used since 2000 or so  gijloqsyz1GIJLOQSYZ0  to make things LOTS easier done when sending passwords to users and to avoid the “Is that a zero or and “O” in that password” and that will save you time.  Keepass doesn’t store information in the cloud, it stores your vault locally on a USB stick of your choice.  http://keepass.info/ is the URL , click Downloads, and the Professional Edition>Portable  

Download this ZIP package and unpack it to your favorite location (USB stick, …). KeePass runs without any additional installation and won’t store any settings outside the application directory.

Supported operating systems:
Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8, each 32-bit and 64-bit, Mono (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, …).

Prerequisites:
Microsoft .NET Framework ≥ 2.0 (already included in Windows Vista and higher) or Mono ≥ 2.6.

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The Blueprint For The Perfect Blog Post


In looking in SlideShare for something else, this document from Business 2 Community caught my eye. Liked it so sharing in my blog for 2 reasons, 1 to make better posts and 2 provide it for others to use in their blogging efforts.


Guy sold his first website in August of 1995, and has continued his web solutions company offering design, development and deployment, usability or support services since. His previous work experience as the marketing director for an ISP, radio sales, television news announcer, have all have helped to build the company. 19 years plus online doesn’t hurt a bit to be a web developer.

Thoughts on 404 Not Found error pages

Found a website that’s sending 404’s to the website homepage, that is when someone requests a URL that was moved, changed on the new site, they’re going to the homepage. Here’s a good explanation of why that’s a bad practice, and if you’re doing that you should change your ways:

https://yoast.com/thoughts-404-not-found/

Guy sold his first website in August of 1995, and has continued his web solutions company offering design, development and deployment, usability or support services since. His previous work experience as the marketing director for an ISP, radio sales, television news announcer, have all have helped to build the company. 19 years plus online doesn’t hurt a bit to be a web developer.