Q&A: How to create a desktop icon for frequent users of my website ?

Question by Tswi: How to create a desktop picture for frequent users of my website ?
For this new website I created for starting webdesigners http://webdesign.coolstart.nl/ I like to offer frequent users an picture they can place on their desktop, so not the standard IE or FF icon.

Any recommendations ?


Best answer:

Answer by Jack Mehoff
Most browsers grant desktop links to favorite websites.

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NewBlueFX Debuts Video Special Effects and Transitions for Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements: Much-anticipated Plugin Collection Delights Desktop Video Users

La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) Jan 28, 2008

Adobe Premiere Pro just became more powerful thanks to a host of new video and audio plug-ins from innovative technology developer NewBlue, Inc. The company released its NewBlueFX product line for the powerful desktop video-editing software making its full line of effects, transitions and filter plugin collections acquirable through the favourite desktop video-editing software.

Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements users can now enjoy 978 presets and 114 effects plugins encompassed in 12 distinct and competitively-priced NewBlueFX collections designed to enhance the video editing experience. Among the NewBlueFX plugin collections released for Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Elements are 7 VideoFX collections and 5 AudioFX collections, including NewBlue 3D Effects, NewBlue 3D Transformations, NewBlue Art Blends, NewBlue Art Effects, NewBlue Equalizers, NewBlue Essentials, NewBlue Film Effects, NewBlue Motion Blends, NewBlue Motion Effects, NewBlue Production Tools, NewBlue Scrubbers and NewBlue Sound Benders.

“This has been a much anticipated release among our users and we’re thrilled to deliver for them and for Adobe Premiere Pro,” explains Melissa Jordan Grey, chief strategic officer, NewBlue, Inc. “Our company’s roots are in film and music production, and this innate understanding of the creative process shows in our work. NewBlueFX plugins combine innovation and simplicity in a reasonably-priced package.”

“NewBlue’s innovative range of video and audio effects, transitions and filters plugins is a great complement to the already powerful feature set in Adobe Premiere Pro,” stated Giles Baker, Premiere Pro Group Product Manager, Editing Workflows at Adobe. “The addition of NewBlueFX will enhance the video editing experience in Premiere Pro and grant users to add new, creative components to their projects.”

The NewBlueFX plugins product line for Adobe Premiere Pro consists of two main categories, VideoFX and AudioFX. In the VideoFX plugins collections, users will find plug-ins that wage artistic techniques, such as air brushing, pastel sketching and line drawing, as well as motion effects, such as earthquake, spin blur, wiggle and zoom. Features of the AudioFX collections run the gamut from audio filtering, such as equalization, noise reduction and compression to creative sound manipulation tools, such as “Insectoid,” “Buzz” and “Robot Fog.”

Included in the VideoFX category are 7 collections:

NewBlue 3D Explosions, 180 presets in 13 different plugins that introduce creative new ways to blast a scene into pieces. Plugins include: Blow Apart, Bouncing Cubes, Bouncing Frames, Box Explode, Confetti, Grid Fall Away, Grid Explosion, Intensity Grid, Plane Explode, Spiral, Spiral Rotation, Vortex, and Wiggle. ($ 119.95 USD)

NewBlue 3D Transformations, 165 presets in 13 high energy transitions breaks creative ground with new ways to slice, fly and reassemble a scene with each technique. Plugins include: Box Fold, Checker Board, Comb, Flip, Fly Away, Louver Grid, Louvers, Magic Carpet, Page Turn, Pizza Boxes, Rotating Frames, Spiral Bounce, and Twist. ($ 119.95 USD)

NewBlue Art Blends, 101 transitions in 10 specialized video effects that shift images through unique, stunning graphics filters. Plugins include: Color Melt, Color Wash, Contrast, Duochrome, Glow, Halo, Metallic, Shiny Fog, Sketch, and Vivid. ($ 119.95 USD)

NewBlue Art Effects, 99 effects in 10 specialized video filters that shift video into a visually stunning alternate reality. Plugins include: Air Brush, Colorize, Color Melt, Dream Glow, Duochrome, Ghost, Hand Drawn, Line Drawing, Metallic, and Pastel Sketch. ($ 139.95 USD)

NewBlue Film Effects, 81 presets in 5 dynamic filters that recreate the inexact mechanics of hand cranked cameras, dirty projectors, and decades sitting in film vaults. Plugins include: Film Camera, Film Damage, Film Express, Film Look, and Film Pro. ($ 159.95 USD)

NewBlue Motion Blends, 112 transitions in 10 specialized video effects that twist, turn and transmogrify video from one scene to the next. Plugins include: Liquify, Roll, Shake, Shear, Shredder, Smear, Spin, Twirl, Wave, and Zoom. ($ 119.95 USD)

NewBlue Motion Effects, 99 effects in 10 specialized video filters that add movement to images in a number of ways. Plugins include: Active Camera, Earthquake, Motion Blur, Ripple, Rolling Waves, Shear Energy, Spin Blur, Warp, Wiggle, and Zoom Blur. ($ 139.95 USD)

Included in the AudioFX plugins category are 5 distinct VST-compatible collections:

NewBlue Equalizers, 9 specialized audio filters that boost or cut ranges of tone in a specialized manner. Plugins include: Adjust Highs, Adjust Lows, Graphic EQ, Parametric EQ, Remove Highs, Remove Lows, Tone Eliminator, Filter Sweep, and Swirl. ($ 59.95 USD)

NewBlue Essentials, 8 standard audio processing tools that make any soundtrack complete. Plugins include: Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Echo, Flange, Phaser, Reverb, and Slap Back. ($ 59.95 USD)

NewBlue Production Tools, 11 must-have effects to boost the clarity and performance of video soundtracks. Plugins include: Sharpener, Stereoizer, Monofier, Bass Boost, Crisper, Compactor, Sound Expander, Dual Compressor, Tone Compressor, Dual Expander, and Tone Expander. ($ 59.95 USD)

NewBlue Scrubbers, 6 powerful, easy-to-use audio repair techniques. Plugins include: Audio Polish, Cleaner, Auto Mute, Background Fader, Hum Remover, and Noise Reduction. ($ 59.95 USD)

NewBlue SoundBenders, 9 environmental, vocal and atmospheric effects. Plugins include: Buzzurgle, Insectoid, Phone, Radio, Resonator, Robot Fog, Under Water, Wah and Wind. ($ 59.95 USD)

Users can buy NewBlueFX for Adobe Premiere Pro directly from the company’s website at http://www.newbluefx.com. Fully-functional trial versions are acquirable for download, as well.

About NewBlue, Inc.:

NewBlue, Inc. develops innovative audio, video and multimedia technologies for leading companies throughout the world. Founded in primeval 2002, NewBlue develops and licenses a range of proprietary technologies– including a series of NewBlueFX video technologies, the NewBlue Audio Engine and Audiomatrix technology platform– that meet the varied multimedia needs of mid-and large-sized companies. Experienced developers, musicians, artists, and software professionals with a one-of-a-kind and commanding set of skills, experience and talent comprise the NewBlue team.

The company unveiled its NewBlueFX product line in 2006 to meet the needs of digital video editing enthusiasts. The NewBlueFX collection of software plugins includes special audio and video effects, such as audio filters, noise reduction, equalization, compression and dozens of sophisticated graphic filters and transitions. To date, the NewBlueFX line includes 5 audio-oriented plugin collections and 7 video-oriented effects and transitions collections for the Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Elements desktop video product lines.


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QA Graphics Offers Tridium NiagaraAX Users Free Trial of Graphics Library

QA Graphics Offers Tridium NiagaraAX Users Free Trial of Graphics Library

Sample System Graphic Using BAS Image Module

Ankeny, IA (Vocus) October 28, 2010

QA Graphics, a leader in the design of control system graphics, is providing NiagaraAX users a free trial of the BAS Image Module which can be used to build high-end graphics within the NiagaraAX platform.

QA Graphics has developed an Image Module which grants NiagaraAX users to utilize high-end graphics within their existing BAS software. The Module provides the licensed use of QA Graphics’ BAS Symbol Library v3.0, which offers more appealing and realistic graphics than provided by default with the Niagara AX platform. For a limited time, NiagaraAX users can try the Image Module for free to determine if the graphics library fits their needs.

The Image Module offers an inexpensive solution that provides both high-end graphics as well as the assurance that the final graphics are secure. The library provides access to over 280 static and 85 animated pre-built images of equipment and components needed to assemble most major mechanical systems including boilers, chillers, dampers, filters, piping, fans, cooling towers, generators, valves, ductwork, coils and more.

The BAS Image Module greatly simplifies the process of developing control system graphics. It’s as simple as 1-2-3:

1.    Load the module onto a workstation.

2.    Open it through the palette side bar similar to Niagara AX’s existing graphics.

3.    Drag the static/animated symbols from the palette to the canvas and build the graphics.

This free trial offer is acquirable through November 30, and grants users to try out the graphics at their workstation for 30 days. If users wish to access the graphics after the free trial, licenses can be bought to use the graphics on Tridium’s JACE and AX Supervisor devices which utilize the Niagara AX platform. Free trials can be acquired at: http://www.qagraphics.com/graphic-services/bas-image-module.

License Options Include:

ENGINEERING WORKSTATION: (FREE TRIAL) $ 100 per workstation/per year

Create graphics at a local workstation and transfer to a JACE or Supervisor device.*Standard licensing fees apply when moving graphics to JACE or Supervisor.

JACE: $ 245 per device

SUPERVISOR: $ 595 per Supervisor

For users with numerous projects scheduled throughout the year, bulk package rates are available, as well as custom image modules and branding options. The BAS Symbol Library is also compatible with most building automation system (BAS) software, including Alerton, Andover, Reliable Controls, TAC, and Trane. To learn more, contact QA Graphics at 515.965.3403.

About QA Graphics

QA Graphics is an innovative personal graphic development company specializing in control system graphics for the building automation industry. The company is an industry leader in the design of custom graphical individual interfaces (GUI), energy dashboards, 3D design/animation, BIM design and drafting services. QA Graphics also offers creative interactive solutions including website development, virtual tours and multimedia solutions. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.



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Website graphics not showing up for some users?

Question by sneddy3: Website graphics not showing up for some users?
A individual at my website/board can see all graphics – background, emoticons, room photos, etc. without any problems. However for some reason they are unable to see any banners. All the banners are in jpg and are static. She has tried all of the browsers and still can’t see them. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with either her personal or server as everybody else can see the banners. So has anybody else come crossways this problem before?

Best answer:

Answer by Pelucid
Yes and the answer is usually as easy as your friend clearing her history and cache. Tell her to go to World wide web Tools, and erase all. Lastly, make sure that she does not have her security settings so high that HTML images are not granted (under security settings also under world wide web tools)

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New Website Tutorialism.com Offers a Free Social Bookmarking Service for Online Tutorials, Allowing Users to Submit Their Favorite Graphic and Web Design Tutorials

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2006

Recently released website Tutorialism is accessible for everyone at http://www.tutorialism.com/ and is the first online service to offer its users a free and simple social bookmarking service specifically for web and graphic design tutorials. The site grants all visitors to submit online design tutorials they like or they have created themselves in many different categories, including separate ones for the favourite design programs Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash. After their submission those articles are showcased publicly on a page of the site where other users can vote for the tutorials they find useful and of high quality. If a tutorial gets enough votes this way it is promoted to the frontpage of Tutorialism where only the greatest design tutorials are displayed and receive an even greater exposure.

To use all the features of Tutorialism, like the submission of tutorials and voting tools, a free and simple registration is required. The registration process will also allow users access to several other areas of the website, like the “Tutorial Spy” that tracks all the actions happening on the website and the “Tag Cloud” page that orders the submitted tutorials by tags – descriptive keywords associated with apiece article. Beside that registered visitors can also interact with apiece other using the social functions of the site, for example by adding others to their “friends list,” sending private messages to other users and commenting on submitted tutorials.

“Over the last few months social bookmarking websites were launched in many different niches and areas. In the web and graphic design community however a place to share interesting articles and filter out the ideal tutorials was still missing. The Tutorialism website is our attempt to create and offer such a place for everyone,” Thomas Höfter, one of the creators of http://www.tutorialism.com/, stated and invited all design professionals and hobby designers to give the site a try.


Comprehensive Video Course Helps Users Harness Power of Adobe Photoshop

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 25, 2007

Award-winning Photoshop expert and trainer Mark Monciardini this day announced the long-awaited release of Photoshop Top Secret, a comprehensive home-study course designed to instruct users how to create brilliant graphics, special effects, and digital paintings using Adobe Photoshop.

Course producer Monciardini describes Photoshop Top Secret as “an extreme training course.” The step-by-step instruction provided by Monciardini and co-trainer Melanie Stimmell shows even novice Photoshop users how to create advanced, high-level graphics. According to Monciardini, “Photoshop Top Secret is unlike any video tutorial out there. Nearly two years of research and development have gone into the course, resulting in a cutting-edge training experience designed to near users’ graphic-design abilities to the max.”

Stimmell, the presenter of the sections on digital painting and vector art, agrees: “I’m excited to be a part of Top Secret. Users have waited over a year for this tutorial, and now they’ll see that Photoshop Top Secret is well worth the wait. Photoshop is an amazingly powerful program, and our course shows users how to tap into that power.”

Photoshop Top Secret includes four DVDs containing 16 gigabytes (over 20 hours) of video tutorials and project files, along with a full-color room book that displays the final image created in apiece project. The course is directed toward users who work in Photoshop versions 7.0, CS, CS2 and CS3, and covered topics include:

Surreal, fantasy, sci-fi and pop art

Digital Painting and vector art

Unreal masking

Body alterations

Smoke and fog

Text effects


Little-known secrets

Movie poster design

Competition graphics

Underwater effects

Dream worlds

Mark Monciardini is internationally recognized as one of Wacom’s Top 40 Photoshop Experts. His digital image, “The View Finders,” won a Worth1000 Grand Jury Award, and he has been a contender for the International Photoshop Hall of Fame Award. Mark has contributed to dozens of Photoshop publications and courses, and also shares his tips and tricks with users via his website (http://www.designsbymark.com), which has received 75,000 visitors apiece month since 1998.

Melanie Stimmell is an award-winning artist who creates in oils and soft pastels as well as digital media. Her work has been featured at cultural events around the world, and her street paintings have won numerous awards at festivals in Italy and Germany. Before returning to her roots in traditional art, Melanie worked in the entertainment industry, where she was part of the creative team behind the feature film and TV series South Park. Melanie’s website is www.melaniestimmell.com.

For more information on Photoshop Top Secret, visit http://www.photoshoptopsecret.com


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SiteAssist Professional Enables Users to Build CSS Sites with Navigation in Minutes

CSS-based menus prefabricated easy with SiteAssist Professional

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2008

WebAssist this day announced SiteAssist Professional, the next evolution of their best-selling SiteAssist product. SiteAssist Professional provides astounding new functionalities to build entire CSS-based sites, complete with navigation and individualized customization to pages, in just minutes.

Web professionals continue to embrace the power of CSS in their development, but are still encumbered by the time and process inherent with it. To solve the challenge of creating smooth-flowing sites, SiteAssist Professional walks web designers and developers through the building of a CSS site from beginning to end, allowing them to build CSS sites easily and without the hurdles.

SiteAssist Professional delivers web standards compliance and expertly designed and full-featured web pages, integrated with drop-down navigation for easy web site creation, publishing, and highly-flexible customization options. In addition to the 16 included expertly-crafted layouts, SiteAssist Professional users can use designs created in Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor, a WebAssist extension for Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression Web, or from their own Dreamweaver templates.

For the first time, web developers can also create and customize their pages to include Spry or other JavaScript framework components within the template, while also taking advantage of support for standard Dreamweaver templates, CSS Sculptor layouts, and CSS Menu Writer navigation. All CSS templates within the SiteAssist Professional library are customizable, eliminating the “cookie-cutter” look and the need to begin from scratch for professionals. Even beginners can enjoy a customized, professional look without the obstacles or learning curve.

“CSS is, undeniably, one of the most efficient and flexible ways to build sites today, but it isn’t without its limitations,” stated Hieu Bui, President, WebAssist. “SiteAssist Professional seeks to help developers, both professional and newbie alike, harness the power of CSS easily and utilize their resources more effectively with customization of templates and easy navigation options.”

The SiteAssist wizard makes site creation point-and-click simple. In the wizard, SiteAssist users first choose from a variety of industry-specific Web site structures including those for clubs or associations, consultants, education, medical professionals, non-profits and real estate. A full range of layouts, fonts, color and navigations are acquirable in the second step of the wizard; users are free to mix-and-match to create their one-of-a-kind designs. Page layouts are assigned in the next step: a complete slate of page types, also known as information structure wireframes, is included. Entire new branches of the site can be added with the click of a mouse. After the site is created, it can be altered for complete customization directly within Dreamweaver.

New Features in SiteAssist Professional include:

Completely new engine – rebuilt from the ground up
Web-standards compliant, CSS-based layouts
CSS-based drop-down and fly-out navigation

Compatible with Dreamweaver templates
New templates included, 14 in all
16 different site types included

Integrates with Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor
Supports CSS Menu Writer
Imports custom page types

SiteAssist Professional is compatible with Dreamweaver CS3 and Dreamweaver 8 on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. SiteAssist Professional retails for $ 199.99, but is acquirable for $ 149.99 as a special introductory price until September 9, 2008 directly from WebAssist.

For more information, please visit: http://www.webassist.com/go/sapro/.

About WebAssist.com Corporation

WebAssist creates market-leading extensions (software add-ons) for the Adobe and Microsoft platforms to help Web designers build superior websites, faster. WebAssist.com hosts a self-service developer community with over 200,000 members registered. WebAssist’s partners include Adobe, PayPal, AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity. For more information, please visit www.webassist.com.

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Step by Step Tutorials Help Users Master The Basics Of Adobe Photoshop

(PRWEB) Jan 27, 2007

The new site at http://www.forphotoshop.com is designed to give Photoshop beginners the chance to learn Photoshop within minutes, by using Interactive video tutorials, which will help them achieve the basics and advanced techniques in Photoshop.

According to Peter Davidson, of http://www.forphotoshop.com ForPhotoshop provides you with the correct resources, strategies, and articles, for you to succeed in mastering Photoshop.

This astonishing program can be overpowering and exasperating for new graphic artists and photographers just starting out, but it doesn’t have to be.

The main mistake many beginner Photoshop users make is that they try to learn everything about Photoshop from a manual or book, which as we all know can be a task in it’s self, as opposed to learning by doing specific tasks.

That is why Peter Davidson advocates interactive tutorials for learning Photoshop. This is because the individual will learn instantly from the video tutorials, and if they have any problems, they can just replay the videos until they understand.

By learning from tutorials it grants the persons knowledge of Photoshop to grow over time, and become easier.

There are Four main sections on http://www.forphotoshop.com website which can help to find any Photoshop information you need. These include:

Online Video Tutorials:

This is where you will find all the latest online Photoshop tutorials which is constantly being updated with new tutorials everyday.


Visitors to the Photoshop article section will find all the latest information, tips and resource about Photoshop.

Ezine Newsletter:

http://www.forphotoshop.com ezine ensures subscribers receive timely updates on Photoshop, and monthly Photoshop video tutorial offers.

Photoshop Blog:

This is updated most days giving you all the very latest Photoshop news, tips and tutorials.

ForPhotoshop is very committed to helping you comprehend and learn the basic’s of Photoshop. For more information on learning Photoshop visit: http://www.forphotoshop.com


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