Thursday February 15th, 2018 16:58 Holidays – the New Way at Byron Bay

When you’re visiting a foreign land, you’ll need a place to stay. Your accommodation will greatly depend on your budget and personal tastes. You will probably look for a recommended hotel and stay there for the duration of the vacation. But there are several accommodation choices, and a hotel is only one of them. Try Holiday Rentals -you will find it is as luxurious as the best hotels around.

Among all the accommodation available -hotels, inns and motels- the better Byron Bay choice is Holiday Rentals. In the long run the overall cost is cheaper as there are no tips expected or service charges to pay. When stayin in a hotel you sometimes have to pay for the use of some facilities and to share the pool, exercise equipment and other facilities with other hotel guests.

With Holiday Rentals, you can literally feel that you are experiencing the closest thing to privacy of your own home and you also have the chance live like a local. For many people, this makes Holiday Rentals the preferred Byron Bay accommodation.

A Holiday Rental is the type of Byron Bay accommodation that is ideal for the family. A Holiday Rental provides for separate bedrooms and bathrooms for family members. It has a living room rather than just a comfortable chair provided in a hotel room.

Family members can gather around the living room and share their day, and unlike hotel rooms, Holiday Rentals have full kitchens. This is fabulous if you have specific preferences with how food should be cooked and feel hotel and restaurant food are less wholesome.

Holiday Rentals are also popular as a romantic getaway. It offers a varying scene and environment to lovebirds. To top it off, couples can get more privacy in a Holiday Rental than any other Byron Bay accommodation. This doesn’t mean that you will be isolated though, as the properties are accessible to fun locations. It’s easy to go to other beaches, city centers, museums and then go back to the comforts of your ‘home-away-from-home’. Byron Bay Holiday Rentals erases all the negatives and doubts of having a holiday. You won’t encounter any hassle with dealing directly with property owners. Holiday Rentals manages properties for owners and only deal with top-quality homes. The most difficult thing you will encounter is choosing which place to stay!

With Holiday Rentals you can be assured of cleanliness and safety. If you like the idea of Holiday Rentals but aren’t sure of your destination, Byron Bay Holiday Rentals can help. We are familiar with Byron Bay and specialise in personalised service.

Take a look at possible Holiday Accommodation in Byron Bay. Why not stay near the beach?


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    Monday February 12th, 2018 04:32 Impressionism

    Impressionism was a major artistic movement, originally in painting and then in music, that developed primarily in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionist painting is defined as the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a particular types of artists who shared a set of similar methods and styles. The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt to accurately and objectively depict visual real images in terms of transient effects of light and colour. The principal Impressionist painters were Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frédéric Bazille, who worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited together andindependently. Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne also painted in an Impressionist style for a time in the early 1870s. The established painter Édouard Manet, whose work in the 1860s greatly influenced Monet and others of the group, also adopted the Impressionist approach about 1873.

    These artists became dissatisfied earlier in their careers with academic teaching’s emphasis on producing images of an historical or mythological subject matter with literary or anecdotal overtones. They also rejected the established imaginative or idealising treatments of academic painting. By the late 1860s, Manet’s art reflected a new aesthetic—which was to be a guiding force in Impressionist work—in which the importance of the traditional subject matter was ignored and focus was moved to the artist’s use of colours, tone, and texture as ends in themselves. In Manet’s painting the subject became the vehicle for the artful composition of areas of flat colour, and perspectival depth was reduced so that the eye would look at the surface patterns and relationships of the picture rather than into the illusory three-dimensional space it created. About the same time, Monet was influenced by the innovative painters Eugene Boudin and J.R. Jongkind, who created fleeting effects of sea and sky using highly coloured and texturally varied methods of paint application. The Impressionists also copied Boudin’s practice of painting totally outside while present in the actual scene, instead of completing his paintings from drawings in the studio, as was the usual practice.

    In the late 1860s Monet, Pisarro, Renoir, and their colleagues began painting landscapes and river scenes in which they attempted to realistically record colours and forms of objects as they appeared in natural light at any given time. These artists left the traditional landscape palette of muted greens, browns and grays and instead painted with a lighter, sunnier, more airy palette. They started by painting the play of light on water and the reflected colours of ripples, trying to copy the manifold and motion effects of sunlight and shadow and of direct and reflected light that they observed. In their efforts to reproduce immediate visible impressions as registered on the retina, they gave up on the use of grays and blacks in shadows as inaccurate and used complementary colours instead. More importantly, they learned to build up objects out of discreet flecks and dabs of pure harmonising or contrasting colour, thereby evoking the broken-hued brilliance and the variations of shade resulting from sunlight and its reflections. Forms in the paintings no longer were with clear outlines and became softer, shimmering and vibrating in a re-creation of actual outdoor conditions. Ultimately, traditional formal layouts were also abandoned favouring a realistically casual and less contrived positioning of objects within the painting. The Impressionists extended their innovative techniques to paint landscapes, trees, houses, and even urban street scenes and famous buildings such as railroad stations.

    In 1874 the artists held their first show, independent of the official Salon of the French Academy, which had rejected almost all of their works. Monet’s painting “Impression: Sunrise” (1872; Musée Marmottan, Paris) earned them the initially insulting name “Impressionists” from the journalist Louis Leroy who wrote of them in the satirical magazine Le Charivari in 1874. The artists themselves quickly adopted the name as descriptive of their intention to accurately convey visual “impressions.” They held 7 following shows, the last in 1886. During that time they continued to develop their own personal and individual styles. All, however, affirmed in their work the principles of freedom of technique, a personal rather than a conventional approach to subject matter, and the truthful reproduction of nature.

    By the mid-1880s the Impressionist group began to disperse as each painter increasingly pursued his own aesthetic interests and principles. In its short existence, however, it had begun a revolution in the creation of art, providing a technical starting point for the Post-impressionist artists Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat and clearing subsequent Western painting from traditional techniques and approaches to subject matter.

    Looking for art canvas or acrylic paint for your impressionist masterpiece? For all you art supplies, including oil paints, contact Discount Art Warehouse today.


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      Sunday February 4th, 2018 15:37 The Secret of Organising Kids’ Parties

      Children’s parties have come a long way in the last decade, parties used to be a basic checklist of guests, ‘party food’, games, cake and party bags. A simple and predictable structure yet always fun, easy and relatively cheap. The two biggest decisions would be, which cake out of the Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday cakes to choose and should be a party for a few close friends or the whole class?

      Nowadays it’s more like should we have it at the indoor Playcentre, McDonalds or the bowling alley and to hire a face painter, magician, jumping castle or clown? It’s a modern world, children’s entertainment services like everything are more readily available and in our time poor lifestyles it easier to outsource and get somebody else to take care of the food and entertainment.

      These days’ parents are happy to spend more on their children and really spoil them on their birthday. If you have the money and you know your child will absolutely love it, go for it. The added bonus is that it can make your life a little less stressful – the children are entertained and you can kick back and enjoy the party yourself.

      It’s become the new normal to hire an entertainer or activity for a child’s Birthday party and it is certainly a special gift to the children to experience something out of the ordinary.

      I do however think there is a fine line between enhancing a children party and an overblown party. I think the best parties are based on the traditional concepts with an added extra, like a jumping castle OR a clown show not both! I have attended many parties where the parent has hired a face painter, a magician-balloonist plus a jumping castle and lolly buffet and the children are either being forced into a tight schedule so they experience everything or they are completely wild with so much stimulation they’re bouncing from one thing to another without the time to really enjoy each activity or each others company.

      Birthday parties are so popular with children as essentially they enjoying sharing this special occasion together, playing games, running about and laughing. I guarantee if you went to the park, brought along a birthday cake and called it a party the children would enjoy themselves. Some parents can overlook the fundamental purpose of the party and hijack it using it as a vehicle to show-off to friends and family.

      I have read several articles about the excessiveness of the ‘modern day’ children’s party can be fuelled by parent’s guilt. Parents feel guilty that due to work commitments and heavy schedules they haven’t spent enough quality time with their children. Putting on a no-expense-spared party proves their love to their child while appeasing the guilt they feel as failed parents.

      As a parent I can see the validity as to why children’s parties have developed into a mini circus. We want our children’s party to be a special experience and parents are under constant pressure to have what that friend’s party had or worse; to go one step better! It’s easy to get over excited and even easier to blow out the budget.

      When planning your next children’s party, keep in mind who the party is for and who is it really you want to impress. Set yourself a budget and remember – keep it simple!

      Looking for kids parties brisbane or childrens parties brisbane ? Contact Wowee Creations today to learn about our party entertainers for kids.

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      Thursday February 1st, 2018 03:09 What is a Shade Sail?

      In a nutshell Shade Sail’s are a shape of fabric held up by fixed points offering shelter from the sun.

      A Little More Detail Shade Sails are made from strong, shade cloth -which is a fabric (usually a mix of high density polyethylene with a filler thread or tape), that has a stainless steel wire sewn into the perimeter. They are suspended between posts or wall/roof hooks and give shade. Designs are based on ‘sails’ from ships, and are able to be made in many shapes but are normally created as triangles or variations of rectangles/squares.

      Ancient History
      The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were the first cultures to use large pieces of fabric to create shade. The Coliseum in Rome was shaded with dozens of large canvas ‘sails’ which were put into place by Roman sailors.

      Recent History
      The modern Shade Sails were developed to a commercial level in Australia in the 1980s, when experimentation brgeoned with people using different shade cloth fabrics and installation methods.

      Although the concept of a shade sail is simple, the differences in designs, components and manufacturing processes will greatly affect your resulting product.

      If you are looking for a quote on shade sails in brisbane or shade structures in Brisbane, make sure you contact Metroshade. Metroshade has been in the shade sail business for over 19 years.


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        Wednesday January 31st, 2018 15:07 Customer Lifetime Value and SEO Brisbane

        Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is a measure of how much profit a customer will bring to your business over the lifetime of the relationship that exists between you two. The customer is the most valuable asset in your business. Knowing how to acquire and maintain this great asset is the key to a profitable business. CLV helps you determine where to commit you money in marketing campaigns before you launch them in order to reap higher benefits.

        Sales per customer can be obtained by taking the sum of sales and divide it by the total sum of customers in a given period. Customer lifetime is the estimated number of times you think the customer will reorder a given product or service.

        The number of referrals made is a conservative estimate of how many people have heard about you through a particular customer. A satisfied customer often makes casual reference on his or her blog, social media page or post a comment on a forum about a wonderful shopping experience that you provided. These comments can be read by hundreds to thousands of people. You can collect this information by asking your new customers how they heard about you.

        Customers Guesstimate the percentage of the referrals that will buy something from your business to arrive at the percentage of referrals that convert to. Finally calculate the cost of sales by taking the sum of goods or services and divide it by the sum of customers that you have sold to in that period and multiply the quotient by the customer lifetime figure calculated earlier.

        Importance of Lifetime value to your Brisbane business

        It serves as a benchmark in determining how much money, time and effort you can commit in acquiring a given customer in the first instance. You become confident of reaping benefits such as enhanced corporate image and increased sales from your current investments. One such investment may be: http://happytalkmedia.com/seo-brisbane-compete-online-get-business-call-07-4401-5144.html

        Lifetime value of a customer helps you to re-focus on your marketing campaigns. Once you realize that your customers are an ongoing stream of revenue rather than a one-shot sale, you get motivated to focus on ways of keeping them or repeat sales as loyal customer are likely to buy more. Loyal customers cost less to service. Experienced customers know how to use your products or services and make fewer calls to customer support and request fewer visits from the sale rep thus reducing the overheads.

        Limited acquisition cost is yet another benefit of calculating lifetime value of a customer. Loyal customers are much more likely than not to be your advocates. They will recommend you to their associates and friends and happily speak about your products or services. This brings in more customers with little or zero acquisition cost. Lifetime value helps you identify the best customers; understand what best they see in your business thus helping you come up with real marketing objectives and strategies.

        Calculating CLV

        There are several formulas to arrive at the Lifetime Value of a given customer; the most efficient one is given by:

        CLV = (Sales per customer) x (Customer lifetime) x (Number of referrals) x

        (The percentage of referrals that turns customers) – (Cost of sales)

        To arrive at these data you can use the following simple steps to estimate each parameter.

        Sales per customer can be obtained by taking the sum of sales and divide it by the total sum of customers in a given period. Customer lifetime is the estimated number of times you think the customer will reorder a given product or service.

        The number of referrals made is a conservative estimate of how many people have heard about you through a particular customer. A satisfied customer often makes casual reference on his or her blog, social media page or post a comment on a forum about a wonderful shopping experience that you provided. These comments can be read by hundreds to thousands of people. You can collect this information by asking your new customers how they heard about you.

        Customers Guesstimate the percentage of the referrals that will buy something from your business to arrive at the percentage of referrals that convert to. Finally calculate the cost of sales by taking the sum of goods or services and divide it by the sum of customers that you have sold to in that period and multiply the quotient by the customer lifetime figure calculated earlier.

        Importance of Lifetime value to your business

        It serves as a benchmark in determining how much money, time and effort you can commit in acquiring a given customer in the first instance. You become confident of reaping benefits such as enhanced corporate image and increased sales from your current investments.

        Lifetime value of a customer helps you to re-focus on your marketing campaigns. Once you realize that your customers are an ongoing stream of revenue rather than a one-shot sale, you get motivated to focus on ways of keeping them or repeat sales as loyal customer are likely to buy more. Loyal customers cost less to service. Experienced customers know how to use your products or services and make fewer calls to customer support and request fewer visits from the sale rep thus reducing the overheads.

        Limited acquisition cost is yet another benefit of calculating lifetime value of a customer. Loyal customers are much more likely than not to be your advocates. They will recommend you to their associates and friends and happily speak about your products or services. This brings in more customers with little or zero acquisition cost. Lifetime value helps you identify the best customers; understand what best they see in your business thus helping you come up with real marketing objectives and strategies.

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        Saturday January 27th, 2018 02:33 MALE MULTIPLE ORGASM : TEN STEPS TO SUCCESS

        I would like to expand your thinking about male multiple orgasms. My name is Aleena Aspley and I have been working with men coaching and teaching male multiple orgasm for nearly 9 years. I have seen many regular male orgasms, where a male builds to orgasm and ejaculates. This experience is called a genital orgasm, and every male on the planet is wired to experience a genital orgasm. It is nature’s desire, that a man ejaculates every time he has an orgasm and the male body comes wired for procreational sex.

        Male Multiple Orgasm is a passion of mine. I have also taught many men how to last longer and re-train their male body to become multi-orgasmic.

        WHAT IS MALE MULTIPLE ORGASM?
        A male multiple orgasm, or cellular full-body orgasm, is an orgasm that can be felt in every cell of the body. When a male has a full-body orgasm, he can be aroused to the point of no return and continue into an extended full-body cellular orgasm without ejaculation. I have safely taught many adult males to experience over 30 minutes, or more, of orgasm after orgasm, without ejaculating.

        Guys, it is hard to imagine, this superior orgasmic experience, if you haven’t had one! However, if you were able to pleasure your partner, for as long as you wanted, with a rock hard erection, without stopping and changing positions, or using head control tactics period, then you wouldn’t want it any other way!

        WHAT IS AN ORGASM?
        Energy is the answer, orgasm is energy. Humans are very successful, at harnessing energy, to make our world an easier place to live. We can position solar panels, on the roof of a house, to harness the sun’s energy and power our homes with electricity. We can convert crude oil, into petroleum products, to power our car.

        Men can learn to harness, their male sexual energy, by practicing my simple solo masturbation techniques below. The male body does learn very quickly, how to power its’ owners, basic genital orgasm, into intense dimensions, of full-body multiple ecstasy.

        10 TIPS TO BECOME MULTI-ORGASMIC

        1. Solo Masturbation – Take it slow, lie down and close your eyes and stimulate slowly.

        2. Breathe – Breath slowly into the abdomen. Breathe in your nose and slowly out of your mouth.

        3. Movement – Move your hips. Stiff hips, can quickly accelerate a man to the point of no return. Allow your body, and hips, to move with enjoyment and freedom.

        4. Sound – Breathe in your nose and out of your mouth, with an “Aarrrgh”, upward sound. Sound moves erotic energy, from the genitals and upwards into the body. I believe, males are unconsciously wired to make no sound, that’s why many women are multi-orgasmic. Note: grunts and blowing sounds are no good either!

        5. Intention – Lift your chin, so that your eyes are shut and looking upwards. Energy follows your eyes, and your intention is to expand your orgasm into your whole body.

        6. Relax – If you are having problems with brain chatter, then consider relaxing your whole body, starting from your feet and moving upwards to the top of your head. Male multiple orgasm is achieved, when a males brain waves are in Theta (relaxed just like when you first wake up in the morning).

        7. Arousal – Masturbate SLOWLY, for at least 30 minutes or longer, at least 3 times a week. By the way, masturbating quickly, will re-wire your male body to reach orgasm with speed, so SLOW DOWN! When your arousal builds to 8 out of 10, stop masturbating, breathe, moan and imagine your erotic energy, flowing into every cell of your body. When your arousal backs off, then you can slowly start masturbating again.

        8. Conscious Touch – Relax and feel, the wonderful sensations within your body, as you slowly arouse yourself.

        9. Practice makes Perfect – If you want to be good at any task, then practicing often is the key to success. Solo masturbation, is the best way for a man, to re-train his male body to experience multiple orgasm.

        10. Find a Professional Tantra Coach – do a search on the internet for a Tantra Professional who specialises in Male Multiple Orgasm.

        FIND A TANTRA PROFESSIONAL

        It is much easier, to quickly learn to become a multi-orgasmic man, by finding a Certified Somatic Sexologist (also known as a Sexological Bodyworker) or professional Tantric Sex Coach. There are many Tantra sexuality coaches, popping up all over the internet, however, during your coaching session, if your Tantric Sex Coach is not coaching my steps 1 through to 8, then you are just being overcharged and in an ordinary massage session.

         

        ABOUT ME
        Aleena Aspley, from Brisbane Australia, is a Certified Somatic Sexologist (aka Sexological Bodyworker) and Professional Tantric Sex Coach. It is Aleena’s passion, as a sex educator, to educate people of all genders to enjoy safe sex practices, to become better lovers, by enriching their sexual relationship connection with their partner and create sexual harmony in the bedroom.

        Aleena is the founder of Male Multiples Makeover, Kinkassage, Tantra Kinkassage and Tantra Fantasy. Do choose the following websites for more information.
        www.TantraFantasy.com.auwww.MaleMultiplesMakeover.com and www.Kinkassage.com

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        Saturday January 20th, 2018 01:31 Benefits of selecting Any Energy Company for your solar hot water installation

        For over 10 years, Any Energy Company has stood out as the best company when it comes to solar hot water installation and other services. This has helped them be the homeowner’s best choice thus beating many companies that may be offering similar services in the market.

        The company offers the best solar hot water systems and that will enable you redefine the looks of your home or business to a new level. Some of the top solar hot water systems that the company offers are;

        First, the company sells an Equinox Closed Stainless Steel 330L. It is an electric boosted system of solar hot water. This tank is often mounted above panels that are heated directly by the sun. This means that the hot water is naturally transferred to the tank through thermosyphon and you do not need a pump. Some of the main features include;

        • It reduces energy costs of heating water
        • Has a 330L Lightweight Stainless Tank that is Steel
        • Available in a Silver Prestige or colorbond colours
        • Free upgrade to a high performing excelsior panels
        • Gas boosted options is also available at an additional cost
        • A 10 year warranty on the tank or 7 years on the collectors

        They also sell other solar hot water systems such as Equinox Split System Vitreous Enamel 315L, Equinox Split System Stainless Steel 315L and Equinox Split System Evacuated Tube 315L that have more similar features such as the above mentioned solar hot water systems.

        What are the benefits of selecting Any Energy Company for your solar hot water installation?

        First, the company often offer warranty for the people making purchase from them. This means that you will always be sure that you will get compensation in case of a wrong purchase from the company. This definitely makes them the best company in the market.

        The company also offers affordable services for the homeowners who need them. Through this, you will always be in a position to make huge savings on the amount of money you could have spent when acquiring the services and thus making them the best whenever looking for installation options on the market.

        The company also operates in many cities ranging from the Brisbane, Redlands, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Nth Brisbane among other cities. This means that whenever you need their services, you will always get them at all the times. In addition, you can always call them whenever you want and you will get the services or installation that you need.

        What are the services that Any Energy Company offers?

        Sales of solar hot water systems products

        The company is specialized in offering some of the modern products that are available at competitive cash prices making it one of the best deals that are available in the market. This means that you will enable you get the best products better than what many other companies may be offering on the market.

        Installation services

        They have qualified gas fitters, electricians, plumbers and tradesmen who will always ensure that you get the best services that you need. They are also among the members of the CEC Members, Master Plumbers Assn at the same QBSA licensed. This has enabled them gain the needed reputation thus making them people’s choice when looking for these services.

        They are also offer solar hot water panels solar and power panels services that make them the best in the city. The company will always give Residential Installations as well as Commercial Installations that you need to redefine the looks of your home. You should always remember that you could always call any time for special offers. Crane Hire If you need professional driver and they will offer you unbelievable car hire services. This has enabled them get some of the best services within the city. Their crane hire services are also affordable better than what other companies often offer for the residents who need the services. You should remember that you could always call for a free quotation before acquiring their services. They will always ensure that you get the remarkable services that you need at all the times. In conclusion, if you want a company that will always stand beside you whenever you need solar hot water installation services and many more, then you should choose the services of Any Energy Company.

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        Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:10 SEO Townsville and Customer Lifetime Value

        Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is a measure of how much profit a customer will bring to your business over the lifetime of the relationship that exists between you two. The customer is the most valuable asset in your business. Knowing how to acquire and maintain this great asset is the key to a profitable business. CLV helps you determine where to commit you money in marketing campaigns before you launch them in order to reap higher benefits.

        Calculating CLV

        There are several formulas to arrive at the Lifetime Value of a given customer; the most efficient one is given by:

        CLV = (Sales per customer) x (Customer lifetime) x (Number of referrals) x

        (The percentage of referrals that turns customers) – (Cost of sales)

        To arrive at these data you can use the following simple steps to estimate each parameter. For some idea of the benefit of SEO visit: http://happytalkmedia.com/seo-townsville.html

        Sales per customer can be obtained by taking the sum of sales and divide it by the total sum of customers in a given period. Customer lifetime is the estimated number of times you think the customer will reorder a given product or service.

        The number of referrals made is a conservative estimate of how many people have heard about you through a particular customer. A satisfied customer often makes casual reference on his or her blog, social media page or post a comment on a forum about a wonderful shopping experience that you provided. These comments can be read by hundreds to thousands of people. You can collect this information by asking your new customers how they heard about you.

        Customers Guesstimate the percentage of the referrals that will buy something from your business to arrive at the percentage of referrals that convert to. Finally calculate the cost of sales by taking the sum of goods or services and divide it by the sum of customers that you have sold to in that period and multiply the quotient by the customer lifetime figure calculated earlier.

        Importance of Lifetime value to your business

        It serves as a benchmark in determining how much money, time and effort you can commit in acquiring a given customer in the first instance. You become confident of reaping benefits such as enhanced corporate image and increased sales from your current investments.

        Lifetime value of a customer helps you to re-focus on your marketing campaigns. Once you realize that your customers are an ongoing stream of revenue rather than a one-shot sale, you get motivated to focus on ways of keeping them or repeat sales as loyal customer are likely to buy more. Loyal customers cost less to service. Experienced customers know how to use your products or services and make fewer calls to customer support and request fewer visits from the sale rep thus reducing the overheads.

        Limited acquisition cost is yet another benefit of calculating lifetime value of a customer. Loyal customers are much more likely than not to be your advocates. They will recommend you to their associates and friends and happily speak about your products or services. This brings in more customers with little or zero acquisition cost. Lifetime value helps you identify the best customers; understand what best they see in your business thus helping you come up with real marketing objectives and strategies.

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        Sunday January 14th, 2018 12:59 GRID-BASED LAYOUT METHOD FOR WEB DESIGN IN BRISBANE

        With any beautiful design or structure, from architecture to painting, there lies beneath it a grid-based layout from which these creations were originally derived. It is, in essence, the unseen mathematical component of all design that, for many web designers, has become standard in the pursuit for the perfect web design.

        To understand what a grid-based layout for web design is, we first need to understand why it is referred to as “grid-based.” A grid is a structure consisting of intersecting straight vertical and horizontal guidelines that are made up of margins, flow-lines, columns, rows, gutters, modules, and spatial zones. This potentially complex composition provides the perfect structural base that allows a web designer to create graphic elements from, or to organise content within. It is this reason that grid-based layout is used in web design.

        By using grids in the website design a sense of uniformed structure is achieved for the overall website, this helps achieve better usability for website visitors as they are able to navigate and engage with the website much easily than if the content was simply thrown together without structure. Another reason grid-based layouts are used is efficiency. By designing to a grid, the actual design process is simplified because design guidelines are already in place, therefore making it easier to decide on design elements, such as width and height.

        When using grid-based layouts in our web design, we can either create our own grid, or download a ready-made grid template. If we create our own grid, we will need to rely on what option works best for us and the web design project we are working on. It is therefore valuable to follow some simple guidelines when creating our own grids. These are:

        • Use only enough columns as needed for the web design. In other words, if you are only going to use ten columns, then only create ten columns – and not twenty.
        • Watch the spacing. As a general rule, columns should have the same number of pixels across as rows are high.
        • Don’t box yourself in. If you need to move outside of the grid for specific graphic elements, then do so. A grid is only there for structural support, and is not the end product.

        If creating your own grid-based layout isn’t appealing, or you simple do not have the time to invest in it, then downloading a pre-designed grid template is available. There are many online sources that provide such templates, and by downloading a grid template you can save on time and have, at your disposal, an effective grid template ready to use.

        It is important to re-emphasise that grid-based layouts for web design should not be mistaken for a strict rule by which all graphic elements or content must adhere to. Naturally, when creating anything we can move beyond specific rules in order to achieve our creative goal, and grid-based layouts are no different. If we use grids as a structural guide in our web design, then we are better able to create amazing web designs that will not only appear organised on our web page, but will hopefully inspire and engage every website visitor. Article from, web design brisbane

         

         

         

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        Thursday January 11th, 2018 12:33 Stone Cladding for both homes and commercial premises

        Stacked stone, which may also be referred to be some people as stone veneer or stone cladding, is a type of cladding that can be applied to both internal as well as external walls and is used to help decorate both residential as well as commercial properties. It does bring with it a number of advantages, but before discussing those it is perhaps best to first of all offer up a better description as to what this is and how you can actually have it installed.

        Stacked stone is something that is used to create a special effect on section of walls to make them stand out or quite often to surround a fireplace. It gives the impression of thin layers of stone being laid upon one another, much like a dry stone wall, so it is certainly something that is extremely tidy to look at. There are various types of stone that can be used as it does often depend upon what is in the locality, but once the job is done it can look pretty spectacular.

        When it comes to the benefits then there are several benefits linked to its aesthetic side whilst others are more about its practicality. It is, therefore, a good idea to begin with the aesthetics first although it has to be said that there are more practical benefits than aesthetic.

        By using this method it does give the area a rather classy and elegant feeling to it and this is often quoted as being one reason why so many official buildings will have areas where it is incorporated during its construction. For residential areas it can give often make a house stand out from the others and give it a sense of dignity and a certain panache as it is different to the normal bricks and mortar that you see everywhere else. The fact there are so many different types of stone, and therefore colors, does mean that no two walls will be identical even within the same house.

        The main benefits of stacked stone are; however, practical and one of the first is actually that it is very cost effective as a form of cladding compared to other methods that are also used. It is of course also better at weathering and will, therefore, last longer and due to the material there is also less chance of it being damaged in some way, which is important when it is used externally. This is of course due to the fact that it is extremely strong and when it comes to construction you should never underestimate the importance of strength. It can of course also cope with a corner being flaked off without it damaging the overall integrity of the cladding as this will not make it any weaker and the same cannot be said if glass or wood is damaged in any way.

        This strength theme is carried on as it is of course not going to be at risk of a termite infestation unlike wood so there will be less need to have things repaired or even entire walls rebuilt. It does, therefore, mean that it lowers the chances of any kind of bug infestation from the outside as they will find it harder to work their way through stone when compared to other materials that may be used.

        Finally, you will find that stacked stone is extremely easy to maintain and indeed cleaning it is a very simple task that can be carried out using normal cleaning materials and there is no need to get anything specifically aimed at the material in question. It will also not require you to clean it as often as other materials, therefore, saving you a lot of time and effort as well as money.

        So that is what is meant by the term stacked stone and there are also several of the benefits of having this kind of decoration in either your home or commercial premises. There are a wide range of options in regard to styles and colors of stones available so do just take some time looking at what is available from the company that is going to do the work and try to see which option you believe blends in best with its surroundings.

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