1. Planning and then building a custom home and developing house plans is a complex undertaking, which may fulfill the dream of a lifetime. An optimal design should meet the client’s needs and expectations in a way that produces a beautiful and comfortable home design, as well as one that is efficient, and within the budget. Since the house design happens in several steps, the client needs to be introduced to those phases including the common services of design and the process of design and construction. Read more in House Design Steps..
Vastu is a traditional Indian method of building architecture with parallels to Chinese Feng Shui. However, Vastu consists of several principles that give it its own character and the dwelling space management outlook. The Sanskrit word vastumeans a dwelling or house with a corresponding plot of land, so it is a holistic approach to house building that includes a larger scope of natural elements and energies. The vriddhi vāstu, takes the meaning of "the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place, habitation, homestead, house". The underlying root is vas "to dwell, live, stay, reside".
In his classical Hindu scripture Brihat Samhita, Varahamihira, in the chapter Vastu Vidya, gives detailed explanations for the house layout that is based first on the royal court's dimensions from which several other social class dwelling patterns are derived. Particular attention is given to the directional floor plan layouts that follows the solar day of 24 hrs circle and eight directions. Another important term in Vastu is Vastu Purusha, it means "a living place", or a soul dwelling space. Ream more in Vastu Design..
In house or building design, developing conceptual guidelines that include the psychological needs of clients is one of the more difficult tasks. Even as there were substantial number of studies done in this area of research, forecasting human behaviour and accordingly designing appropriate structures is considered incomplete, or an inexact process. Nonetheless, a designer must attempt to design a workable model that will include the client's usage profile and define their activities. That model then can be the basis for other design decisions. Read more in Social Design..
Since several years now, online business directories listings play a prominent role in online business presence. For the starters it suffice to say that those directories amount to 64, 100, or even more websites where your business can be listed with the data provided by you such as name of business, address, hours of operation, short description, etc. Online directories are very similar to the printed Yellow Pages. Actually Yellow Pages.com is now also one of the biggest online directories as well. Read more on this here..
Where do you start and what is the importance of it? According to some research done, the relevance of those business directories can be measured by the number of monthly visitors. Thus, out of 100 possible websites for listing only about 20 would be ranked with over 1 million of monthly users in the US. It can be mentioned that local visitors from some areas are only a fraction of those totals. Nonetheless, overall numbers give some idea about the importance of the listing, such Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, Manta or Kudzu. Read more in Online Business Directories..
Pinterest in a rapid succession increased the user base to become a member of the coveted top ten social-media sites with the most daily visitors. With 70% of women users and strong retail interest, Pinterest can be described as sell-all-to-all marketing tool. However, from the research done, it appears that retail sales and women buyers take a lead with items such such wedding gifts, or anniversary items. Therefore, this situation creates certain affiliations of business niches that can prosper here.
In addition, Pinterest and ecommerce platformShopify have joined forces to make it easier for businesses to sell through the Pinterest platform. This new method, called “Buyable Pins” cuts down on the checkout steps for your customers and integrates nifty tracking elements for maintaining a well informed company. Read more in Design for Pinterest..
The Google Sandbox is an alleged filter placed on new websites. It is an alleged filter, because the full description and its existence is not disclosed by Google. So, this is the area of SEO (search engine optimization) that uses reverse engineering and inductive reasoning that proceeds from the results towards formulation of the underlying principle.
The starting point is that a new site does not receive good search results for its most important keywords and keyword phrases. Even with good content, inbound links and strong Google PageRank, a new site is still adversely affected by the Sandbox filter. In effect the Sandbox imposes a probation period for new sites. That tactic is believed instituted to eliminate spam sites from rising quickly, getting banned, and repeating the process again. Read more in Google Sandbox..
We shape our buildings; therefore they shape us - Winston Churchill