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Issue 18 - Aug 2004

 

News on The Universal Healing Network - Learn what's new with the Directory
Featured Article - Flash Web Design: Strengths and Weaknesses
Tip of the Month - Choosing Fonts
New Websites - No new websites this month, but see the sites we are working on!
Referral Program
Events
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News on The Universal Healing Network

Featured Directory Listing

See who is now on the Universal Healing Network.

Coachworks - Cathy Clark of Coachworks poses the question: "Are you living on Purpose?" Kathy will help you turn your dreams into goals.. giving you inspiration to see those goals turn into reality. You will be amazed at the new found energy you will gain from having your own personal Coach.

New on News Alert

A communication coming from the Archangels for the purpose of making you aware of specific humanitarian activity occurring in August. You won't want to miss what is happening in August.

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Featured Article

Flash Web Design: Strengths and Weaknesses

Flash technology, by Macromedia, can be used to develop websites that have a level of visual impact from the graphical point of view. It can be used in other applications as well, such as presentations. However, there are some fundamental restrictions with Flash that you must take into consideration when creating a website or enhancing a current one.

What it all boils down to is understanding what your target audience wants.

Read all about Flash's strengths and weaknesses, so that you can determine whether you need a flash website or not.

Read the full article.

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Tip Of The Month

Choosing Fonts

Choosing the right typeface for your website copy is important, since it will affect the way your readers perceive your website (serious and formal, or friendly and casual). Aside from this, there are also important usability (readable, availability) concerns.

Types of fonts:

Serif - have fine cross-lines at the extremities of the letter
Sans serif - don't have serifs

You want to choose font types that:

1. Fit the character of your site
2. Are easy to read on a computer screen
3. Are widely available across many browsers and operating Systems

You can use the more fancier or different fonts for your company name, page title and headings but they will actually be images, not text. For the content of your site, choose from the most common ones:

Arial (Helvetica for Mac users)

Availability: Widely available
Readability On Screen: Not bad but not at small sizes
Character: Streamlined, modern look but plain,boring

Times New Roman (Times for Mac users)

Availability: Widely available
Readability On Screen: Acceptable for font sizes of 12pt
Character: Serious, formal,old fashioned

Verdana

Availability: Widely available
Readability On Screen: Best sans serif font even at small sizes
Character: Modern, friendly,professional

Georgia

Avaliability: Good
Readibility On Screen: Very good, the best serif font for on-line reading
Character: Modern, friendly and professional.

Comic Sans Serif

Avaliability: Good
Readibility On Screen: Very good
Character: Modern, friendly, not appropriate for professional or serious sites

Trebuchet

Avaliability: Good
Readibility On Screen: Good, but difficult to read in small sizes
Character: Modern, friendly, professional

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New Websites

None this month!

Coming soon: Spiral Centre Gardens

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Referral Program

Sue Studios offers a great referral program!
The program will consist of:

  • $25 Cdn for a referred clients' site that is selected from the template packages or templates

  • $50 Cdn for a referred client's site that is over $1500

  • even more money for larger sites!

Check out our website for more details and to sign up.

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Events

Taste of Health 2004, August 14 - 15, 2004

Location: 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Description: From the Garden to your Kitchen! Vancouver's largest vegetarian festival with speakers, celebrity chefs, workshops. entertainers, tasters, restaurants, bookstore, vendors and non-profits.
Cost: $5.00
Contact: EarthSave Canada
Tel: 604-731-5885
Website: www.tasteofhealth.com

A Celebration of Psyche & Soul, Sept 4-5, 2004

Location: Whistler BC
Description: A weekend of learning, enlightenment and spiritual bliss. Held at the Telus Conference Centre.
Phone: (604) 982-0099
Email: info@westcoastmysticarts.com
Website: http://www.westcoastmysticarts.com

BC Women's Show Sep 18 - 19th, 2004

Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, B.C.
Description: Showcasing Products and Services to the people that make 85% of the purchasing decisions - Women!
Contact:
Phone: (250) 472-6410 or (866) 472-6410 (toll free)
Email: info@atrshows.com
Website: http://atrshows.com/index.html

Reiki Drumming & Reiki Drumming Practitioners’ Workshop Oct 16 & 17, 2004

Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Description: Experience this powerful two-day workshop, on combining Level Two + Reiki with Shamanic Drumming. Bring your hand drum with either a natural or synthetic head. Please visit my website to view the flyer, then read the story in my newsletter. Sponsored through Aura Wellness Centre. Instructor: Barbara McKell.
Contact: Lyn Ayre
Phone: (604) 524-8565
Email: LynAyre@telus.net
Website: www.ayresdigitaldoodlings.com/AuraWellnessCentre.htm

Vancouver Health Show Oct 16-17, 2004

Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: Exhibitors include: organic foods, health food retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, practitioners, natural clothing companies, essential oil outlets - anyone contributing to the health wave!
Contact:
Tel: 250-920-0992 or 1 800 563-9994 (toll free)
Email: info@healthshows.com
Website: www.healthshows.com

Vancouver Wellness Show Feb 4-5, 2005

Location: Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Description: Western Canada’s largest and most successful showcase of its kind. The impact of having varied and numerous health-related exhibitors, activities and seminars at one time, ensures a comprehensive program for everyone. The Wellness Show is the West Coast’s premiere event for all aspects of healthy and vital living!
Contact:
Tel: (604)983-2794
Email: info@thewellnessshow.com
Website: www.thewellnessshow.com

If you have any events that you think other practitioners such as yourself would be interested in attending, please send the details to me and we will include them in the next newsletter!

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Suggestions

Any suggestions, comments or recommendations on what you would like to see in this newsletter, please pass it on to me.

Thanks and happy reading!

Susan Chepelsky

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