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New York Skyline

New York Skyline

One of the biggest problems that web designers have is the inability to look beyond their creativity to the functionality of their site. You often see pages that will blow a persons mind but they are of little use to the visitor, the person the site is being designed for. Your goal with a site is to attract attention and drive traffic towards something, your written words or a product and service you are selling. It is not built to express your artistic freedom as that often comes with a price in slow loading pages or a site that conflicts with most of the browsers and operating systems we use on personal devices, which have overtaken laptops and PC’s by the way. This article will offer some suggestions to make your site more functional and appealing to all who visit, in turn increasing traffic and hopefully revenue.

Animated ImageWeb Designs

One of the biggest mistakes a web designer can make is by using large images. You need to remember that many people use smaller laptops, tablets and phones which may have resolution issues with graphics of a large size as well as taking forever to load. People have hectic schedules and simply do not want to wait for images to load or have to wait for their o/s to downsize the page to fit a smaller screen.

Artistic Freedom

Always select appropriate graphics for your content. This means that the images or videos should pertain to the subject matter of the site. You do not want to have a large image of the New York skyline taking forever to load when your site is about baking cakes. Videos are great but they should always be hosted elsewhere, like YouTube, with a link provided on the site. Most of the video hosting sites have apps for portable devices which means your site loads quickly and the app will pull up the video immediately without you worrying about how it affects your site.

Baking Cakes

Animated images are fun but they have become unnecessary and they lead to loading issues. If you have ever created a .gif file, it takes longer than it does to simply cut a video clip to the length you would like and auto-play it. Another issue with animated images is that they actually consume a large amount of memory which is something that many forget. With portable devices, that can be a big issue and even lock up the device. Animated images simply do not benefit your site in any fashion and should be avoided due to the issues that occur from their use.

Hectic Schedules

Avoid getting too fancy with your webpage. You simply need to use standard layouts because your content is where your sites goals are achieved, not with a pretty page.

Increasing Traffic

Finally, try to stick with only using two types of standard fonts. Fonts are great and can add character to the site but the different browsers and operating systems in portable devices only recognize standard fonts. You do not want to lose customers because the fancy font you chose conflicts with their tablet or phone.

Loading Issues

Your website will assuredly work in most devices if you follow the tips stated above. By keeping everything simple, you can expect growth in your micro niche due to the functionality of your site, allowing you more time to produce quality content to generate revenue and overall interest.

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    • Nate
    • December 7, 2013
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    What Pictures Are On Your Walls? I’m in the living room where we have a Lady Gaga poster, James Bond Thunderball movie poster, and a New York skyline picture.

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      In my room i got a wall full of music artist like wiz khalifia lil wayne nicki and etc, other wall i got pics of me and my friends,and the other theres all my sports pics and the last wall theres pics of my familyy

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    • Babycakes
    • December 21, 2013
    Reply

    Buying First Camera For Photography Hobby? I would like to get into photography as a hobby. I do not have any experience apart from using my convinient camera on my phone.

    I am heading to USA for a 4 week holiday with my partner and our toddler. I want to take some great photos while we are away. I will be interested in taking landscapes (New York skyline and Grand Canyon). But I still want to use it while at home in Australia.

    I do not know which camera to choose. My partner is set on the Samsung NX300. But I think it is because we are doing the Samsung thing (we did the Apple thing a couple of years ago but now changed everything to Samsung).

    I have tried to research but since I have no knowledge on photography it is hard to choose.

    Here is a link to the Samsung camera. Is this one suitable for a person keen to learn some photography?

    http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/samsung_nx300_review/

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      • Admin
      • December 21, 2013
      Reply

      If you're interested in continuing in photography beyond your trip you might want to consider a Canon, the Canon Digital Rebel is a great start. The Rebel will offer you the opportunity to expand as your knowledge of photography expands.
      The Rebel has a fully auto for those photos you just don't want to miss. You can then expand to the "Creative Shooting mode". With these settings you can you can choose different modes which means the camera makes some of the decisions and you make some of them. This allows you to expand as you learn the mechanics of photography. The camera additionally has a "Manual mode" that is where you make all of the decisions.
      The Rebel will cost you about the same as your first choice but with the Canon you not only have the opportunity to expand your photographic skills but you're your technical skills as well.

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    • Katie
    • December 21, 2013
    Reply

    Where Can I Get Some New York City Wallpaper? I want a black and White new York city skyline in my room does anyone know where to get one? I want a roll of paper not a mural because they don’t fit my wall.

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      • Admin
      • December 21, 2013
      Reply

      Amazon seems to have lots of choices though I’m not sure if it’s what you are looking for. Go to Amazon and then search ‘new york city wallpaper’

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    • Seto-sama (the real me)
    • December 30, 2013
    Reply

    What Big Cities In The US Has The Cheapest Rent In Skyscrapers With Skyline View Of The City? It’s been my dream since I was little. I don’t need something like New York City or Los Angeles, as long as the view is breathtaking, I’m more than happy. If I am going to spend most of my time somewhere, I guess it should be how I want it.

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      • Admin
      • December 30, 2013
      Reply

      Try some Midwestern cities. Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines, Louisville etc. I know Kansas City has a pretty cheap CoL, I lived there for 16 years and live in the suburbs now. Their downtown rentals may have gone up now, since they built the Power and Light District, but you’ll probably still get a better deal than the East or West coast.

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    • King Of NJ
    • December 31, 2013
    Reply

    Is The Beautiful View Of The New York Skyline A Beautiful Thing About Living In The State Of New Jersey? Ive traveled alot of places and itll always be one of my favorite views in the world

    I love it most when youre in Hudson County and you get a view of New York from across the Hudson

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      • Admin
      • December 31, 2013
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      That’s the second best thing. The first: Jersey itself.

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    • Mindfreak
    • February 14, 2014
    Reply

    Which Nissan Skyline Is Illegal In New York? What kind of skyline was on the first fast and furious

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      • Admin
      • February 14, 2014
      Reply

      The only Skyline eligible for import is the 96-98 R33 models. These have driver/passenger side airbags, which are required.

      The others are illegal due to MotorEx using false crash test data for the R32 and R34.
      Also, the RB series engines do not have OBD II compatibility. The car also needs to have extensive modifications done to the body to increase structural strength for crashes.

      It’s been coverd so many times that if you search Google, you will find more threads than you want to read.

      If you want the straight scoop, look here.
      http://www.nicoclub.com/articles/skyline-import-1.shtml

      That will answer all of your questions regarding the importation.

      Also, the Skyline used in the first Fast and the Furious movie was an R33 GT-R, dubbed Yellow Bird.

      The ones that were used after that in the 2nd and 4th movies were R34 GT-Ts converted to look like GT-Rs.

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    • Anonymous
    • February 19, 2014
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    Where Can I See The Best View Of The New York City Skyline? I driving back home to Toledo OH from Springfield MA in a few days and I’m planning on taking a small detour though NYC. I’m trying to find out where I can get a good view of the NYC skyline. I’m in a 26′ box truck so I’m limited on where to go. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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      • Admin
      • February 19, 2014
      Reply

      I would not chance it as you could end up with a moving/parking citation.

      “New York City has unique definitions for commercial vehicles
      and trucks that differ from New York State Department of
      Motor Vehicles classifications. Find out how your vehicle is
      classified so you know what rules and regulations apply to you.”

      http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/truckorcomm.shtml

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    • Sheila
    • March 9, 2014
    Reply

    Where Can I Find A Wall Mirror In The Shape Of The New York Skyline? Preferably a large one, no color, and in the UK.

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      Sheila, of course I could prove to be wrong on this as I haven’t investigated this especially for you but I was in the glass trade for 40 odd years and are knowledgeable on how mirrors can be shaped (or not) and aware of the more sophisticated machines today that can make many different shapes.
      In my mind I feel the look you are trying to get is maybe a rectangular mirror where the width is greater than the height to give a panoramic feel about it and that the top horizontal edge only, takes on the outline of the New York skyline buildings eg:- higher and lower and higher, etc.
      The difficulty in manufacturing this in one mirror is indeed the shape of forming the skyline. It’s difficult to put to paper in an easy understandable way but the skyline is basically a series of 90 degree corners,sharp right angled corners both exterior (at the tops of the building) and interior (lower down).
      It is not possible to form an internal 90 degree angle in glass without having an internal radius as the outline of the building/s changes from the vertical to the horizontal, there may have to be a minimum of 6mm or greater dependant on the complexity of the shape itself.(This I think would spoil the skyline). The more cut outs (shapes) there are in the mirror the easier it will be to break during manufacture and subsequent handling. There would also be difficulties in finishing off (smoothing/tidying so as not sharp) the ‘cut’ edged shape (too long to go into the limitations and why).
      Also if I thought it were remotely possible I would charge an exhorbitant price to reflect the risks I would be taking and to help cover costs of a number of likely breakages, probably making it an unrealistic project.
      You may be able to have this design engraved (brilliant cut) into the surface of the mirror, as I’m retired a few years I’m not on the ball so much with who’s in business nowadays but if they still are, you could approach:- Mark Anthony glass based in the Chelmsford Essex area, I’m sure they used to offer this service but the more intricate the design, the more the cost.(brilliant cutting is done in an entirely different manner, by hand and you can achieve 90 degree corners, it would take on more the look you might achieve if you were painting the scene, also the strength of the finished item is not compromised. If not in business any longer look for any one offering brilliant cut mirrors but not all will be able to help it needs someone to do it by hand and they are getting rarer each year.
      Finally if your adventurous and a bit arty or a diy’er you could try to source a product once sold as ‘Mirrorflex’, you will have seen this on dance floor or similar where there are balls suspended from the ceiling spinning around and covered in small square mirrors, sparkling, etc.
      These were available in 1″x1″ squares of thin mirror which were stuck to a type of cloth sheet that was 24″x18″ which is how they were sold. Provided you can source them you could make your own skyline and buildings by cutting the sheet into the desired shape/s and gluing to a suitable backboard that you may have pre-cut with the skyline shape already. Use a mirror adhesive ( or low modular silicone is fine as well).The only thing you will have to consider is that everything you design will be based around the 1″ squares or multiples of this, and the finished affect, although mirror style will be in individual small squares, so not so good if wanting to see your reflection in.You will not be able to cut the individual mirror tiles themselves (unless you have done this before and can make the sharp edge safe again) but only along the horizontal and vertical cloth joints between each tile, with a stanley knife.
      These were also made in 2″x 1″ and 1″x 1/2″ and in different colours like sheets in normal silver, or grey or gold or green and bronze, not mixed colours.
      Most major glass suppliers will know or heard of this product but an equivalant maybe the only thing available these days as Mirrorfex themselves went bust but there must still be a demand for these.Good luck.

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    • Isaiah 40:31
    • April 2, 2014
    Reply

    Where Is The Best Place To View The New York Skyline? Also, is New York safe at night, just to view the city?

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      First of all, my friend, New York City is a lot safer now than it use to be some 20 or 30 years ago. Therefore, there’s no need for you to worry about going it out at night.

      Second, the best place to the city’s skyline will be from several location.

      Brooklyn Promenade
      Brooklyn Bridge
      Circle Line boat at night
      State Island Ferry on its return trip from Staten Island, which is one of the five boroughs of New York City.

      Please note, the Brooklyn Promenade closes after sunset, just like any park in the city. Therefore, I would suggest going in it in the day.

      Good luck

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    • Sheila
    • May 26, 2014
    Reply

    Where Can I Find A Wall Mirror In The Shape Of The New York Skyline? Preferably a large one, no color, and in the UK.

    View Comment
    1. Reply

      Sheila, of course I could prove to be wrong on this as I haven’t investigated this especially for you but I was in the glass trade for 40 odd years and are knowledgeable on how mirrors can be shaped (or not) and aware of the more sophisticated machines today that can make many different shapes.
      In my mind I feel the look you are trying to get is maybe a rectangular mirror where the width is greater than the height to give a panoramic feel about it and that the top horizontal edge only, takes on the outline of the New York skyline buildings eg:- higher and lower and higher, etc.
      The difficulty in manufacturing this in one mirror is indeed the shape of forming the skyline. It’s difficult to put to paper in an easy understandable way but the skyline is basically a series of 90 degree corners,sharp right angled corners both exterior (at the tops of the building) and interior (lower down).
      It is not possible to form an internal 90 degree angle in glass without having an internal radius as the outline of the building/s changes from the vertical to the horizontal, there may have to be a minimum of 6mm or greater dependant on the complexity of the shape itself.(This I think would spoil the skyline). The more cut outs (shapes) there are in the mirror the easier it will be to break during manufacture and subsequent handling. There would also be difficulties in finishing off (smoothing/tidying so as not sharp) the ‘cut’ edged shape (too long to go into the limitations and why).
      Also if I thought it were remotely possible I would charge an exhorbitant price to reflect the risks I would be taking and to help cover costs of a number of likely breakages, probably making it an unrealistic project.
      You may be able to have this design engraved (brilliant cut) into the surface of the mirror, as I’m retired a few years I’m not on the ball so much with who’s in business nowadays but if they still are, you could approach:- Mark Anthony glass based in the Chelmsford Essex area, I’m sure they used to offer this service but the more intricate the design, the more the cost.(brilliant cutting is done in an entirely different manner, by hand and you can achieve 90 degree corners, it would take on more the look you might achieve if you were painting the scene, also the strength of the finished item is not compromised. If not in business any longer look for any one offering brilliant cut mirrors but not all will be able to help it needs someone to do it by hand and they are getting rarer each year.
      Finally if your adventurous and a bit arty or a diy’er you could try to source a product once sold as ‘Mirrorflex’, you will have seen this on dance floor or similar where there are balls suspended from the ceiling spinning around and covered in small square mirrors, sparkling, etc.
      These were available in 1″x1″ squares of thin mirror which were stuck to a type of cloth sheet that was 24″x18″ which is how they were sold. Provided you can source them you could make your own skyline and buildings by cutting the sheet into the desired shape/s and gluing to a suitable backboard that you may have pre-cut with the skyline shape already. Use a mirror adhesive ( or low modular silicone is fine as well).The only thing you will have to consider is that everything you design will be based around the 1″ squares or multiples of this, and the finished affect, although mirror style will be in individual small squares, so not so good if wanting to see your reflection in.You will not be able to cut the individual mirror tiles themselves (unless you have done this before and can make the sharp edge safe again) but only along the horizontal and vertical cloth joints between each tile, with a stanley knife.
      These were also made in 2″x 1″ and 1″x 1/2″ and in different colours like sheets in normal silver, or grey or gold or green and bronze, not mixed colours.
      Most major glass suppliers will know or heard of this product but an equivalant maybe the only thing available these days as Mirrorfex themselves went bust but there must still be a demand for these.Good luck.

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    • Najib
    • June 22, 2014
    Reply

    I Need Help Describing The New York City Skyline Vivdly? I’m writing a book and i need to know how to describe new york city skyline vividly. I don’t want single words like beautiful, or amazing. I need complete sentences that make me feel like i’m there.
    my story is set in New York and no, i don’t live in NYC

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      Below is a link with pictures of the NYC skyline.

      A view of city of great magnitude rises out of the open like a curtain for a show that always staging the world’s greatest act, you immerse yourself as one of the players of the greatest city in the world.

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