As seen on the TODAY Show! Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget. In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist. It’s time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth’s Big Design, Small Budget!
Managing Web Projects For Dummies brings you eCommerce strategies for every stage (and every type) of business: retailers, e-tailers, b -2b, b-2-c, small businesses, service companies, high-tech companies, non-profits and more. The advice in this friendly guide will help you find the right partners and players: from ISPs, to consultants, to designers. Plus, you'll discover the building blocks of a great business site, including domain names, image, utility, service, databases, and security. Do business without fear! Managing Web Projects For Dummies translates traditional business strategy into new economy terms without any intimidating or confusing technological mumbo-jumbo.
Okay, so your budget's ... "challenged." Good thing you're swimming in creativity! But how far can a whole lot of creativity and not much cash take you? Far. And if you need proof - not to mention a mighty dose of inspiration - here's an inside look at the stand-out promotion work of 39 design studios. You'll see more than 150 low-budget (and no-budget) pieces that made clients stop and take notice, including distinctive identity systems; self-promotions that take an unconventional approach; unforgettable humorous and witty self-promotions; special promotions for holidays and other special occasions; pro bono work that does the designer good, too; and creative collaborations between designers and other professionals - such as photographers, illustrators, copywriters and printers. You'll learn how each of these designers (from big name creatives to bright new talents) came up with a strong concept and turned it into a powerful, low-cost promotion. Plus you'll find costs and quantities of pieces (and how the budget was kept in line) ... as well as lots of ideas for making your high-ingenuity investments pay off.
Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff!" In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP's including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg It may be small, but your business is a big deal to you, your customers, and employees. 201 Great Ideas provides lively, practical strategies to help you manage, grow, and promote your business.
By providing practical advice on all aspects of graphic design—from understanding basics to developing original concepts to creating finished designs—Graphic Design School allows students to develop core competencies while understanding how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. With examples from web, app, social media, magazines, websites and book, the Sixth Edition provides an overview of the visual communications profession. A brand-new section on User Experience and User Interface Design, covers topics essential to layout while heavily updated chapters on Designing for the Web and Mobile Apps tackle the latest technology and problem solving tools needed to succeed. Topics covered include: color, typographic rules and typefaces, coding requirements, information architecture, file organization, web design and layout, mobile device composition, app design, CMS, designing for social media, and SEO. Includes full color illustrations throughout the book, as well as case studies, designer biographies, and student assignments for testing skills and concepts.
The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.