5 Tips for an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy – Deluxe Blog Tips – WordPress Website Design Article

Whenever you are building a business, no matter what type of industry you’re in, exposing it online will give you way better results compared to investing only in traditional marketing techniques. It’s true that people still watch TV—it’s not like they have shifted their entire attention to the Internet—but the percentage of people who watch TV is getting lower, while the number of Internet users is increasing daily. The Digital Reports of 2019 show that in January 2019, there were…

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Convert Video to Grayscale – Website Design Article

I’m a JavaScript fanatic but I’ve always been fascinated with media manipulation. Maybe it’s because I’ve secretly always wanted to be a designer, but I’m fine with being able to manipulate art with software instead of create the art myself. One type of art I’ve always enjoyed was black and white (/grayscale) video. To convert a video to black and white, you can utilize ffmpeg with a few simple arguments: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf hue=s=0 output.mp4 The preceding command turns…

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AI-Backed Image Background Removal – Website Design Article

I’ve worked on dozens of eCommerce sites in my career and many of them were hamstrung by the same pain points: tax collection, payment customization, and image optimization. While tax collection and payment customization were important, image optimization was always the hardest and most important problem to solve: no one wants to buy a product whose imagery looked amateur. When you couple the need for good imagery with clients wanting to upload their own images…you have a real problem. Instead…

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Open FaceTime Call from Command Line – Website Design Article

Communication tools are always associated with UIs, and for good reason — if you want communication to be easy and intuitive, you need easy and intuitive interfaces. We need communication tools to provide the lowest barrier of entry, since not all users will be tech savvy. For tech experts like us, however, we love command line tools to automate just about everything. This led me to thinking: is it possible to initiate a FaceTIme call from command line? # Call…

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How to Change Animated GIF Speed – Website Design Article

Comedians would tell you that timing is the most important part of any joke. The same could be said about animated GIFs; whether they’re used as a meme or to illustrate a process, the speed of an animated GIF can effect its effectiveness. With that idea in mind, I set about trying to figure out how to modify the speed of an animated GIF; let’s explore it! Let’s use the following GIF as our sample: The first step in modifying…

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