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5 Effective Ways to Learn Programming Faster

Learning the art of programming can do wonders for your career if done the right way. Many people want to hop on the programming train since it’s become such a high-demand skill, but many either jump too soon or learn it using the wrong methods. Many first-time programmers want to learn coding overnight and promptly dive into their programming career yet later surrender because they skipped the fundamentals of programming and lacked the necessary patience. 

The good news is that once you find the right programming course, you’ll be able to move faster and more effectively. Here’s how: 

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Introduction to Motion Graphics: Animation, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, & More

What is motion graphics? What’s the difference between Premiere Pro and After Effects? Do you need to be a good graphic designer to become a good motion graphics animator? What are the job opportunities in this field? In this free video introduction to the world of motion graphics, we will answer these questions and so much more. Get ready for a video packed with great information.

The following video includes 12 lessons, 100+ information slides, multiple screenings of professional motion graphics projects throughout, and tons of useful information.

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How to Write Web Content (and Blog Posts) That Is Good For Users & Search Engines (SEO)

This is a blog post about how to write blog posts and other web content. Writing for the web is different than other media such as books, brochures, magazines, etc. For the most part, what’s good for users will also be good for search engines too, but there are things you should keep in mind.

Let’s go over specific recommendations you can use to improve the writing on a website or blog.

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Motion Graphics 101: A Beginner's Guide

While you may have heard the term "motion graphics" before, if you’re like the majority of people, you’re probably still trying to define what it really means. In the most basic terms, motion graphics relate to animated graphic design. More simply, bringing graphic design to life by focusing on tools like animating flat images to promote the illusion of movement.

Here’s what you need to know about motion graphics:

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How Learning Graphic Design Will Help You Feel Empowered

It’s quite liberating to be your own boss. We’re talking about flexible schedules, not missing out on important events, and controlling your work environment. It’s even more exhilarating knowing that you’re spending most of your days working on something you’re truly passionate about and know it will make a difference one day. When it comes to the technology world, graphic design has long been a career choice to stimulate creativity and make a real difference. 

Here’s why learning graphic design will help you feel empowered:

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Web Design Crash Course: Everything You Need to Know

Web design has become one of the most crucial components of web development dynamics. If you’ve ever thought about getting into web design, it’s probably because you’ve got a creative streak or at least want to. Web design is made up of many exciting parts, including creating your first website and establishing the right layout to attract your audience. This involves thinking outside of the box, learning how to design, and finding the right elements to develop precisely what you’ve imagined. 

If you’ve always wondered what web design is all about and what it takes, here’s a little crash course: 

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Wake Up! You’re Missing Out! It’s Google My Business—Not the Timeworn Yellow Pages

"Say Whaaatt?"

That’s right—the Yellow Pages—get over it!

Well, some businesses already have; but fascinatingly enough, for many others, the mindset around their local online listings has not changed since the days of the Yellow Pages.

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Effective Marketing Using Social Media

Many of us have been there

Social media has so many options; it’s like standing at an elaborate restaurant buffet, asking, “Where to start?”

  1. Slowly with an appetizer?
  2. Dig into the side dishes?
  3. Or go hog-wild and dive straight for the Buffalo wings, pizza, and desserts?

So let’s clarify

In order to narrow down your starting point and develop an effective social media marketing strategy, you have to understand what your choices are, what each offers, and how to leverage them.

Having this solid understanding is essential because social media marketing is as varied as it is indispensable. For many businesses, it's no longer an option, and it’s incredibly lucrative when done correctly.

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Strategies to Getting the Most out of Social Media

In part 1 of this post, Effective Marketing Using Social Media, we got a good overview of the top four choices people have to augment their marketing strategies with social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

We likened it to a buffet table packed with choices, but unlike a buffet, social media is no longer optional; it is essential that businesses actively use and engage in social media.

But just using social media isn’t enough! To be successful, you need to know about effective marketing strategies: which ones work best for you, and how to leverage those approaches to your advantage. 

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5 Apps You Use Everyday Built with Python

Since established almost 30 years ago, Python has become one of the most popular programming languages. Current tech giants like Instagram and Spotify use Python to create smooth functioning and better user experience/interface (UX/UI). Python essentially has three main uses: web development, data science (such as machine learning), and scripting.

Many of the top modern-day tech companies are choosing Python, and rightly so. Here are the top 5 apps built with Python:

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