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Posted: November 3, 2011 in Uncategorized


Well there is a cool solution for publishing your videos on the web.

A nice tool to create / convert your movies to flash FLV Videos to upload onto the web server.

Sothink Video Encoder for Adobe Flash 


Video Encoder for Adobe Flash is a feature-rich Video to FLV and video to Flash encoding solution. It can convert any video to Flash FLV, and help you perfectly publish FLV movies and family videos on blog, forum, website like YouTube. For that, it fast encodes video to Flash and makes skinable Flash video player, HTML, thumbnail image, etc. This video to FLV converter is also a Flash video player maker, which pre-designed some stylish and customizable Flash video player skins for you to directly choose. With the Flash video player skins you may perfectly publish Your FLV movies and family videos on blog, forum, website like YouTube.

If you want to convert AVI to FLV, make FLV player, or whatever video to FLV jobs, you may definitely choose Sothink Video Encoder for Adobe Flash to delight everyone in sharing video clips on the web.

Love the Interface and very easy to product your online video gallery.

Enjoy !!



The Easiest Way to Create Vertical Text with CSS

In this tutorial we will be making a beautiful HTML5 portfolio powered by jQuery and the Quicksand plugin. You can use it to showcase your latest work and it is fully customizable, so potentially you could expand it to do much more.

This is a very nice and beautiful tutorial.


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tutorialzine.com – When speaking about design, there is one company that is impossible to go without. Apple values design – being a new product, a fancy catalog or their website – there is always something to admire.

Stock Photography Sites

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Tools

Here is a great list of stock photography sites I thought I would share with everyone
www.1stopstock.com – Offers 1 million+ Stock Photography Photos, royalty free photos and images searchable under one site.

www.aframephoto.com – picture library specializing in surf and beach images, including waves, surfers, landscapes, flowers, portraits, sunsets, kids and beach culture.

www.agefotostock.com – Rights Managed and Royalty Free Images

www.alamy.com – Hard to Find Rights Protected and Royalty Free Images from all the main photo stocks.

www.artbitz.com – The Designer’s Stock Resource! We offer affordable royalty free stock design elements.

www.artlex.com – ArtLex is a dictionary of art for everyone interested in art production and its history. You will find articles on thousands of art terms, along with terrific images, pronunciation notes, great quotations, and links to other resources on the Web.

www.bigstockphoto.com – Beautiful, royalty-free, low-cost stock photography for web developers and graphic design professionals. Use our photos on your websites, templates, marketing, sales or practically any use at all.

www.brandx.com – Unique Royalty Free Images – site has a nice look, a little hard to search.

www.callofthewildphoto.com – Private collection of high quality Royalty Free Stock Photography available in both high-resolution for print and low resolution for web based projects. Specializing in Oregon, outdoor, scenics, and floral photography. Commercial license high resolution images to 2400 x 3600 pixels. Secure online ordering with electronic delivery.

www.comstock.com/web/default.asp – Specialize in commercial stock imagery, especially model released “Lifestyle” and “Business” imagery. Comstock sells both Royalty-Free and Rights Protected images.

www.corbis.com – Enjoy over 1.6 million images online – the largest digital collection on the web. Enjoy royalty-free or traditional licensing of images.

www.creativity103.com – This site currently contains almost 200mb of free abstract digital photos and backgounds ready for you to download.

www.creatas.com – Creatas provides high-quality, royalty-free stock photography, illustration, and footage, as well as design tools such as Pantone, Linotype, and FontHaus. Its vast library brings together the world’s most highly recognized and highly-regarded brands, providing innovative, compelling, and thought-provoking images.

www.cyberphoto.com – Supplier of professional hi-resolution and super hi-resolution royalty-free digital images.

www.deadlinepictures.com/deadlinepictures.php – Deadline Pictures is a photostock agency, launched on March 2000, with the purpose of making alternative photography available for designers. As a new-born company we only use the ideal medium for distributing pictures: the Internet. Fast, cheap, 24 hours a day.

www.dexhaus.com – A supplier of hard to get, experimental, world-class photography.

www.digitalvision.com – Digital Vision is a leading producer of digital content for the creative community. Our goal is to help creative people create more easily.

www.dreamstime.com – Photographers and designers using film or digital equipment are enabled now to sell their portfolio of images online. Dreamstime.com aims on creating a powerful photo community, providing royalty free images and royalty free stock imagery or photos to DTP designers, web designers, photos for printing brochures, advertisements, magazine or newspaper ads, and electronic use on websites or Flash interactive animations.

www.epictura.com – Online searchable library of royalty free images. Collections of CDRoms and instant download of high resolution, ready to use photographs and illustrations.

www.firstlight.ca – Rights-managed and royalty-free, plus a whole extravaganza of other exotic treats.

www.fotosearch.com – Search royalty free and rights managed stock photos, medical clipart pictures, royalty-free illustrations, royalty-free motion stock video clips, royalty free vector maps, and background clip art imagery.

www.freefoto.com – FreeFoto.com is the largest collections of free photographs for non-commercial use on the Internet.

www.freeimages.co.uk – FREE digital photographic images for web, dtp, and design. Royalty and cost free stock photos.

www.freedigitalphotos.net – Free pictures for websites, newsletters and documents etc. For commercial and non-commercial use.

www.gettyimages.com – The leading provider of imagery and film to communications professionals around the world.

www.graphicobsession.com – 500 000 royalty free images online, 30 000 character fonts, more than 7000 video

www.highwayimages.com – Highway Images offers 50,000 35mm stock photos depicting interstate transport and specialized hauling by Class 8 tractor-trailers in settings throughout the U.S.

www.image100.com – premier royalty free stock photography and images for the advertising, design, corporate, publishing and new media professional.

www.imagesource.com – A market leader in Royalty Free photography. Image Source offers instant access to thousands of contemporary images ready for creative use.

www.imagestate.com – Welcome to the new imagestate.com – today’s imagestate was once a number of image libraries such as Adventure Photo, Pictor, John Foxx, Images Colour Library and Zephyr.

www.indexstock.com – An expanded collection now includes Advertising and Commercial color, Editorial color and B&W, Vintage B&W, Retro color.

www.imagestate.com – Known for its original, stylish imagery and the professional way the company always incorporates the latest digital techniques into their products, John Fox Images has more than 15,000 professional royalty-free stock images.

www.im-visions.com – Buy unique high resolution images at affordable prices. Quickbuy and instant download single photos for only $5.95 !

www.istockphoto.com – iStockphoto members buy/sell high resolution, royalty-free stock photos for just $3.00 or less each.

www.itstockfree.com – Check out the exciting new royalty-free images from IT Stock Free, one of the world’s prominent independent picture producers.

www.liquidlibrary.com – LiquidLibrary is the refreshingly different design resource that includes unlimited access to over 75,000 high-quality, royalty -free photos and illustration, and a Media Mix consisting of lively, energetic music tracks, attention-getting motion, and professional PowerPoint templates.

www.alunablue.com – Stock Footage and Image Library. A Luna Blue provides highly creative royalty-free stock footage and photography. Digitally produced for broadcast, desktop video and all new media. Available on QuickTime CD, DVD and file download.

www.mediabakery.com – Media Bakery provides royalty free content and media licensing services to businesses around the globe. Combining an aggregated collection of Royalty Free publishers, broadband and internet technologies with one of the world\’s largest royalty free publisher sources.

www.morguefile.com – A place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This morgue file contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.

www.ozimages.com.au – OzImages offers a comprehensive range of stock photography and photographer research services to genuine photo buyers.

www.photoessentials.com – Select from thousands of high-resolution royalty-free images, including premium quality model-release assignment photography.

www.photosphere.com – PhotoSphere Images provides royalty free digital stock photos on cd and online downloading

www.photospin.com – Subscription based royalty-free photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound. Pay annually and get unlimited downloads of over 100,000 available images.

www.picturequest.com – Filled with digital content including stock photography, pictures, illustrations, maps, graphics, royalty free photography & other design images, PictureQuest stock photography agency has a photo research service to find digital photos & specific graphics.

www.picturestation.net – We both love the web, photography, and design. One day we just figured that web pictures are numberless, but rarely reasonably priced. Hence we started Picturestation.

www.picturesoflondon.com – Images of London fro the design and editorial markets. Small but effective library

www.rubberball.com – digital stock photography of people and lifestyles on CD-ROM.

www.shutterstock.com : Royalty free stock photography

www.thinkstock.com – Thinkstock is a vibrant community of stock web sites. Each site in this community is dedicated to providing exceptional imagery within specific content niches.

www.timetunnel.com – Vintage illustration and stock photography for the graphics professional; Specializing in fun, royalty-free collections of pinup art, pulp and comic book cover art, vintage labels and textiles.

www.ukstockimages.com – UK based royalty free stock library. All UK models in UK locations. All images exclusive to the site and available for online purchase.

52 Must Read Quotes from Legendary Investor – Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is without question the most successful investor of our time (and possibly of all time).  His savvy deal making abilities coupled with his creative and cheerful personality allowed him to achieve success like no other.

While searching the web for the comments he’s made through the years, I found many insightful comments that truly show off Mr. Buffett’s knowledge so I want to share 52 of these with you below!  Let me know what you think!

    1. A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
    2. Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
    3. I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.
    4. I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
    5. I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.

    1. I don’t have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It’s like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don’t do that though. I don’t use very many of those claim checks. There’s nothing material I want very much. And I’m going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.
    2. I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
    3. I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
    4. If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
    5. If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
    6. If you’re in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
    7. In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
    8. Investors making purchases in an overheated market need to recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value of even an outstanding company to catch up with the price they paid.
    9. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
    10. It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.
    11. It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
    12. I’ve reluctantly discarded the notion of my continuing to manage the portfolio after my death – abandoning my hope to give new meaning to the term ‘thinking outside the box.’
    13. Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
    14. Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profitfrom folly rather than participate in it.
    15. Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac’s talents didn’t extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, ‘I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.’ If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion: For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases
    16. Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.
    17. Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.
    18. Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
    19. Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
    20. Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.
    21. Our favorite holding period is forever.

  1. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
  2. Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
  3. Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations.
  4. Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
  5. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
  6. The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
  7. The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.
  8. The line separating investment and speculation, which is never bright and clear, becomes blurred still further when most market participants have recently enjoyed triumphs. Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball. They know that overstaying the festivities — that is, continuing to speculate in companies that have gigantic valuations relative to the cash they are likely to generate in the future — will eventually bring on pumpkins and mice. But they nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party. Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.
  9. The only time to buy these is on a day with no “y” in it.
  10. The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
  11. There are all kinds of businesses that Charlie and I don’t understand, but that doesn’t cause us to stay up at night. It just means we go on to the next one, and that’s what the individual investor should do.
  12. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
  13. Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
  14. Value is what you get.
  15. We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’
  16. We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we’ll wait, we’ll wait indefinitely.
  17. We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
  18. We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
  19. We’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good. Even now, Charlie and I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts are poison and should be kept locked up in a safe place, away from children and also from grown-ups who behave in the market like children.
  20. When a management team with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
  21. Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
  22. Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful”.
  23. Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
  24. You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.
  25. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.
  26. Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business

His savvy deal making abilities coupled with his creative and cheerful personality allowed him to achieve stock market success like no other.  So it’s really no luck that he’s named the wealthiest man of 2008 and hope that you’ve learned something from these quotes.  Which one is your favorite?