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#21 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:03 PM

artist what do you mean. I thought that with banners, and logo's I would do them in photoshop. And when it came to doing the general layout, I would just do some studying on general layout rules and start developing my creative side, you said get art and start drawing, drawing what, and if it will help then it's worth a try.

and for instance earlier I asked about what I should learn. What would benefit me as a web designer, so c+ c++, c# has absolutely nothing to do with Web programming, or is that for other stuff only like desktop applications, and big non-website programs and things of that nature. And what about xml, wml, at w3schools under a section of developer primer it says what I should learn as a web developer, that's where I got these ideas from then it told me that something called xml, was something all developers should know, that is why I was trying to learn everything in that list and wondering about other stuff as well.

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#22 litebearer

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:25 PM

Ok. now its time for the old dog to tender his prespective...

My background is finance with a heavy emphasis on crisis management consulting. In variablly most small businesses do not fail from undercapitization nor from a poor/product service. Rather, as the business begins to grow, the founder finds it difficult if not impossible to do some critical things.

1. Learn to delegate. There is an old saying "many hands make light work."

Look at an operating room. The surgeon is usually a gifted, highly intelligent, well trained AND experienced practioner of his/her craft. From the standpoint of 'knowledge' (read book learning) there are few who could compare. Never-the-less, except under highly unusual circumstances, there is a TEAM in that room. Each member of that team doing only a small portion of the task to be completed.

To think that one can 'do it all' is setting oneself up for certain failure. Pride and ego are deadly.

2. Accept the fact that your product/service will NEVER be perfect. Every artist, musician, author, accountant, graphics designer etc etc knows where the flaws in their creation lie. There is always the point where you have to ask yourself "Have I given my client/customer/boss the best I can do at this time? AND, Is what they are receiving MORE than what they thought they would get?"

If you can answer yes, then you have accomplished your task and fulfilled your duties and obligations.

3. Sit quietly and observe. See what sucessful businesses/people that you admire and respect do. ALSO see what businesses/people who fail do.

Without meaning to be harsh, I have observed that the people who seem NOT to grasp the concepts which they are trying to learn, are the ones who do NOT experiment. I would venture to say that perhaps 1/2 of the questions asked on this and other similar forums, would be automatically answered/resolved had the questioner taken the time to experiment.


As almost everyone has said here, your determination and dedication are admirable. But it is time for you to set some reasonable goals. Keep asking questions, but I would suggest spending most of your time readin other people's questions and experimenting to solve them.

It is NOT the tool that defines the master that defines the tool.

Good Luck

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#23 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:34 PM

seeing from your website you know what your talking about, I have tried answering some questions in the forming, and to tell you the truth it has helped alot, what about that personal page in your website, is that for your personal use or something else, and did you use php to create that or something else, the background on the site is nice.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:48 PM

Thank you.

The personal page is really just that. As to what I use. Most of my stuff is simple html. depending upon what my goal is, I have used php and mysql. I do all my own graphics using Corel PhotoPaint. The secret to solving any problem is to define the correct questions. It is amzing how much you will discover all by yourself when you ask the right question.

Also build slowly, one does not learn calculus before having a good handle on algebra, geometry and trig.

Do NOT be afraid to make mistakes or fail. Use those times as the BEST teachers you will ever have.

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#25 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:02 AM

thanks for all the answers, I appreciate it.

if anyone else rolls through this post before it disappears, and has some advice or comments, go ahead and put them down, the post is long enough to make a record here in a few hours.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:23 AM

Hi businessman, I don't want to offend you or anything if I'm totally off-base, but I just want to ask. Are you like 13-14 years old or something?

#27 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 01:30 AM

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