Web Design Guide For Noob

For someone who has zero idea on web design, this can be pretty frustrating.

You want to learn something new so you decided to try out web design. Because of this, you immediately looked for tutorials.

To your surprise, there are a lot of tutorials out there. However, browsing through each of those tutorials, you realize that these lessons are actually directed towards people who have designed websites before.

Your vibe dies and, eventually, you’ll just shrug your shoulders and admit to yourself, “Meh. I didn’t like web design in the first place.”

But would everything change if some article showed you the way? If just some tutorial kindled that small matchstick in your creativity, would you stop designing?

Of course, the answer to these questions depends on a case-to-case basis. However, things might have gone differently if you just saw great newbie guides to web design.

For non-web designers to want to try out web design, a noob guide would be great.

And yes, I’m going to give you one. So, keep your eyes glued in this article and let’s all start learning!

Since the Web has soared into popularity, interest in learning web design has also increased exponentially. Right now, there are a lot of people from different corners of the world who dream of building their own websites, and in the near future, earning from such activity.

This exponential growth dominoed into the increase of platforms and courses that guarantee you web design knowledge. There are blogs, forums and courses right here and there for your choosing. You just have to know which is the best one for you.

In the world of web design, video-based instruction is very popular. However, there are only a handful of tutorials that offer in depth and high quality teaching. The reason is, it takes too much effort, time, knowledge and resources to create instructional materials with the depth that everyone is looking for.

That may be the reason why some courses are pricy. There are some learning centers that also offer subscription-based learning where you pay a fee for a month to be granted access to a library of web design knowledge.


Vivo Y85 Available Now in PH

Global smartphone brand Vivo has released a new model of its Y series in the Philippines. The Vivo Y85 is now available nationwide.

The new Y series smartphone has a 6.22-inch FullView™ Display and a 13-megapixel plus 2MP dual rear camera. This smartphone also has AI and face access capabilities.

Vivo Y85 also has an 8MP front camera with Face Beauty, HDR, and Portrait features. It also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

This smartphone has an octa-core processor MTK 6762 with an Android 8.1-based Funtouch OS 4.0 operating system.

The Vivo Y85 will be retailed at Php13,999 in the entire Philippines in Ruby Red and Black.


About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.



Nagcarlan Festival 2018

Ana Kalang Festival is a 5-day celebration every April in Nagcarlan, Laguna, across the foot of Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal.

The festival is named after Ana, a beloved historical figure of Nagcarlan, and Kalang-kalang, the giant statues that are paraded around the town during the festivities. This festival is very popular, which focuses on spectacular native costumes made from indigenous natural materials. Cultural shows and native cuisines are also major attractions same with agricultural products and industrial produce. Lanzones is the most abundant fruit in Nagcarlan, and the town is the biggest supplier of the fruit in Manila.

The major attraction of the festival is the parade and the street dancing contest. Street dancers are dressed in beautiful and colorful native costumes. They dance gracefully in the streets, moving around the giant Kalang-Kalang. The Kalang-Kalang is a unique folk art and a giant statue that is ten feet high and made of various fruits, vegetables and indigenous materials. The parade is fun and enjoyable, with so much participation of the townspeople dancing merrily with the sounds of drums and lyre corps from different schools. You can also see beautiful majorettes in elegant uniforms.

Barangays, schools, organizations and individuals join the Kalang-Kalang making contest. Each of the statues that they make will be displayed in an exhibit and paraded around the town in the last day of the festival. You can see the creativity of the people in beautifying their statues and adorning them with glittery and colorful costumes and accessories.

Nipa huts are also decorated with fruits and vegetables. From afar, the decors look like colorful curtains with various designs, but when you come nearer, they’re actually vegetables like sayote, raddish, chili, upo, and tomato.

Other highlights of the festival include the agro-trade fair where people can show their skills in handicraft-making and basket-weaving and showcase their products and agricultural crops like fresh fruits and vegetables, coffee and root crops. These products are also for sale to both local and foreign visitors. Cooking contest, nightly cultural shows, tours in the town’s scenic and historical spots, antique exhibits, garden shows, folk games, school bands exhibitions and a beauty pageant are the other lively activities in this festival.

Myths, legends, and cultures blend together in this dynamic Ana Kalang Festival. You will witness people’s creativity and resourcefulness while having a glimpse of their rich cultural heritage.

Nagcarlan is a second class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,726 people. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northeast of San Pablo City, or 103 kilometres (64 mi) south of Manila. Its coordinates are N14°07.93′ E121°24.93′ at 229.0 meters above sealevel.

Nagcarlan has clean flowing rivers, gushing water falls, calm lakes and lush hills and mountains. Historic Spanish colonial sites, restaurants with competitive and affordable dishes, resorts and vacation house and a plethora of welcoming people.

Lack of promotion has caused this town to be overlooked by tourist and that is why locals have made their own ways to promote this town through blogging websites and conducting nature oriented activities like hiking and running.

How to go there
From Manila, you can ride a bus in bus terminals at Ayala Center Makati near Landmark, Kamias Quezon City near Cubao or Buendia Corner Taft Avenue Manila going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna, then from there you can take a jeepney going to Nagcarlan.

2nd Cream-O Flix Fest Experience At Mall of Asia By The Bay

Everyone’s in for a treat as Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O offers an exciting day of outdoor movie marathon, music, games and lots of Cream-O cookies with its second year of Cream-O Flix-Fest on April 7, at Central Park, SM Mall of Asia By the Bay.
Enjoy another unforgettable unique bonding experience with family and friends as Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O gathers everyone for its second year of Cream-O Flix Fest.
This year, Cream-O Flix Fest is bringing a fresh and new creative outdoor cinema experience as it invites Cream-Oholics to an arcade-themed entertainment park. Prepare to “Unlock the Irresistible” as Cream-O celebrates everyone’s shared love for watching movies, playing games, and eating their favorite chocolate cookies at the Central Park, SM Mall of Asia (MOA) By the Bay in Pasay City on April 7, 2018 from 3pm onwards. This exciting event is free and open to the public.
Experience an entertaining “afternoon ‘til evening” movie marathon with a lineup of blockbuster flicks that Cream-O has prepared. Sit back and have fun with the Lego Batman Movie; be amazed with X-Men Days of Future Past and enjoy an action packed adventure with Spiderman Homecoming.
Everyone is invited to bring out their creative side at the Cream-Ofied Creations booth where Cream-Oholics can jazz-up their well-loved cookies in four easy steps: (1) choose, (2) dip, (3) sprinkle and (4) drizzle. First they can choose their favorite Cream-O variant (Vanilla, Choco Fudge, Deluxe, Crinkles, Chocolate Chip, Cookies ‘n Cream and Choco ‘n Berries) and dip it in rich chocolate (milk, dark or white), peanut butter or whipped cream. They can add extra color, texture and flavor to their creations with a wide variety of toppings, and even drizzle on some delicious chocolate, caramel or strawberry syrup. What do you get? Your very own Cream-Ofied Cookies!
For the arcade geeks, there are enjoyable game booths like the Cream-O Warp Pipes, Claw the Cream-O, and Cream-O Movie Combo Trivia Game.
Live music performances and exciting raffle prizes await Cream-Oholics at the event.
Mark your calendars and get ready to spread happiness at the Cream-O Flix Fest! Get the latest from Cream-O on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at /creamoholicsph. Official hashtags: #HappinessofCreamOholics #CreamOFlixFest2018

This Summer Everyday Is Playday At SM Malls

Everyday is Play Day is having a huge comeback as SM City North Edsa last April 13, 2018, along with 17 other malls, celebrate all play, all fun, all day for kids and the whole family. Making all SM Supermalls a venue for everything play.
 During the next months, more than twenty global brands will be launching their latest toy collections in Sm City North Edsa. Likewise, more than 60 characters and brands such as Spongebob, Shimmer and Shine, Beyblade, Hasbro Gaming, and Shopkings, will tour all the 18 malls in a series of exciting shows and meet and greet sessions.
This year’s campaign is set to be much bigger and stronger with their growing partnership with Sony Playstation, that will bring more fun and exciting technology in our days of play, Fujifilm Instax, which will capture the best and fun memories from kids to kids at heart
Boosting excitement in the malls, SM Supermalls brings cashless payments to all its mall events starting this April through two of the biggest digital wallet service providers in the country – PayMaya Philippines of the PLDT Group and GCASH of Globe Telecom.
On its second year, SM’s “Everyday is Play Day” is even bigger and more exciting with new toy launches, character meet and greets, and the integration of fun technology in favorite playtime activities. Plus, SM Shoppers can now enjoy 30% cashback with a maximum of P500 when they make purchases with PayMaya or GCASH at the event – in partnership with Toy Kingdom and The SM Store.
Kicking off the campaign is the launch of new Shimmer and Shine toy collection at the Block Atrium at SM City North Edsa on May 5 – 6. This top rating Nickelodeon show is about a twin genies-in-training who grants wishes to their human  friend Leah. It highlights the importance of teamwork, resilience, and overcoming obstacles. This is a show that our little girls will surely wouldn’t want to miss.
90’s kids will enjoy the huge comeback of Beyblade, on August 31 – September 2 at the Annex Activity Area at SM City North Edsa. It is known in Japan as Explosive Shoot Beyblade, a Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Takao Aoki, to promote sales of this spinning tops called “Beyblades”.
The whole family will definitely love the Hasbro Gaming which will have activation at Sm City Fairview, SM City Novaliches, Sm City San Jose Del Monte, SM City East Ortigas, SM City Bicutan, and SM City BF Paranaque from Arpil to October this year. Hasbro engages families and friends through toys and games. In this upcoming leg, we are set to create our very first life-sized versions of gaming toys including Monoply, Jenga, Pie Face, Connect and Twister.
Kids who love combining entertainment and education will surely get excited for Nutty Scientist which will have roadshow all around SM Metro Manila malls. They create fun, spectacular, interactive activities and uses educational techniques in the form of shows or workshops for kids. Children will be active participants on the hands-on activities they offer tat will be led by professionals.
Also this year, with the help of SM Cares, Everyday Is Play day will be bringing up DSWD partner charities and organizations including SOS Children’s Village Philippines to our series of shows and events. Watch out for more exciting toy launches and events this year. Everyday is Playday at SM Supermalls!

For more details:
Visit www.smsupermalls.com


Game face on! KZ always ready to give her all as she wowed fans with her topnotch performance at SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, for the Vivo V9 mall tour.

Singer KZ Tandingan earned new fans with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018. Although she did not make it to the finals, KZ made a mark with the Chinese audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme.

Now back in the Philippines, KZ performed for her fans at the SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, to support the launch of Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and more. It was her first public performance in the Philippines following her appearance on Singer 2018.

As the crowd roared in welcome, KZ belted out her signature hits like her cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” which she performed on Singer 2018, and Air Supply’s “Two Less Lonely People in the World.” She also sang her original songs, “Labo” and “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako.”

Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim, meanwhile, expressed the global smartphone company’s continuous support for KZ.

“Like the rest of the Filipinos, we are very proud of KZ and her achievements on Singer 2018. She embodies the brand’s personality—young, trendy, and techie. We are very happy that someone as talented as her is part of the Vivo family,” she said.

“We can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next,” Lim added.

TJ thrilled fans at SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, with his melodious, captivating hits.

The event was even made more special since acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde, KZ’s equally talented boyfriend and fellow Vivo endorser, performed for the event. He sang his own compositions, “Tulad Mo,” “Kahit Kunwari,” and “Ikaw at Ako.”

Love birds do make great harmony.

TJ also had nothing but praises for her girlfriend as she introduced her on stage and encouraged the mallgoers to cheer KZ on.

After the pair answered questions from the press and gave away a brand new Vivo V9, they sang their hit duet, “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin,” which made their fans overjoyed with kilig.

KZ and TJ then went around the Perfect Shot, Perfect View Vivo V9 mall tour experience booths and greeted Vivo V9 buyers and their fans after the program. The two also surprised mallgoers when they dropped by the Vivo kiosk at the SM Cyberzone.

KZ has been a proud Vivo endorser since September 2017. She has also been active in joining Vivo in its mall tours and activities since then. TJ, on the other hand, became a Vivo endorser since May 2017.

Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page for more information: https://youtu.be/d22rnb24L8A

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Chinese General Hospital Colleges Opens New Degree Programs to Meet Global Demand for Health Care

Having established itself in its commitment for excellence in health science education, particularly in Nursing, Medical Technology, Psychology and Radiologic Technology, the Chinese General Hospital Colleges (CGHC) opens additional programs for students who are interested to pursue Senior High School, BS Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Medicine. Since 1921, the CGHC BS Nursing program has set its track record of 100% passing rate for first takers in the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination with individual board top placers. It is recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as among the top performing colleges of nursing in the Philippines. More recently, it has also been granted Level I accreditation status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

Like so, the CGHC programs in BS Medical Technology, BS Psychology, and BS Radiologic Technology also made their pioneering mark with 100% passing rate in their respective licensure examinations for their initial batch of graduates.

More than just academic excellence,  CGHC has maintained one of the lowest tuition fees with flexible payment schemes and scholarship support. As a non-stock non-profit institution subsidized by the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. (PCCAI), CGHC seeks to provide the public an option and an opportunity for quality health science education at reasonable cost.

Just across the street of CGHC is its base hospital, the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC), a PhilHealth Accredited Center of Excellence and ISO 9001:2008 Certified hospital with 592 bed capacity and 100 beds for charity cases. The CGHMC is known for providing quality health care since 1891 and is considered one of the oldest yet most advanced tertiary community hospitals in the country. With CGHMC as complement training partner, the CGHC ensures rich hands-on clinical learning experience for its students, as well as, priority hiring and immediate employment of its graduates.
Equipped with up-to-date resources, CGHC ventures into opening three more programs for the students – Senior High School, BS Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Medicine.

The CGHC Senior High School is focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track. The CGHC BS Physical Therapy program, on the other hand, is geared towards outcomes based curriculum on rehabilitation science. Lastly, the CGHC Doctor of Medicine program boasts of complete faculty line-up of expert academicians and clinicians, and well-rounded clinical programs with emphasis on current best medical practices and integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

With the increasing world-wide demand for health care services, CGHC heeds the call to fill the need with Competent, Global, Humanitarian and Committed health care providers.

Be a part of the CGHC learning experience. Enrollment is ongoing. For further inquiries, visit us at 286 Blumentritt St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, or call us at 711-4141 Local 600-601 or 711-00-75.

Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/CGHColleges/ or check out our website https://www.cghc.edu.ph/

Vivo unveils the all-new ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ display smartphone in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch.

The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brand with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.

Vivo’s Jomari Morales followed Lim’s remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”

Morales also presented the Vivo V9’s improved game mode that would enable users to take calls or open other apps without pausing the gaming applications or play without any interruptions.

After her presentation, Vivo’s Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson revealed that anyone can enjoy a V9 for a “perfect” price of Php17,990 with pre-orders beginning on March 26 until April 2.

Lim, Morales, Jocson, and Xian Gana from Vivo then answered the media’s questions during the Q&A. Their exchanges were focused on the Vivo’s plans in the Philippines and the V9’s capabilities.

Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim acknowledged the smartphone brand’s partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, during the launch of the V9.

Vivo partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, were also recognized during the event during the ceremonial exchange of tokens. Lim handed the malls’ representatives with a Little V doll.

Fresh faces of Vivo

Vivo also welcomed its newest endorsers, up-and-coming actors Edward Barber and Ivan Dorschner.

Barber is the onscreen partner of young actress Maymay Entrata who also joined the event. Entrata was the first who joined Vivo in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+. His endorsement deal with Vivo is something MayWard fans have been patiently waiting for since the pair already worked together for the smartphone brand during their first Making Mega shoot in Germany last year.

Dorschner, meanwhile, charmed the press with his good looks and charisma. He was one of Kuya’s guests in Pinoy Big Brother in 2010. Since then, he became one of GMA Network’s top leading men after starring alongside young actress and fellow Vivo endorser Barbie Forteza in the primetime series “Meant To Be.”

Aside from the launch of the new flagship smartphone V9,Vivo also introduced its newest endorsers, Ivan Dorschner and Edward Barber.

Barber, Entrata, and Dorschner also picked three lucky winners of the Vivo V9 during the raffle. They also joined the Vivo executives for a toast for the V9. Also with them onstage were other Vivo endorsers young pop soul singer Sassa Dagdag, acoustic singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and balladeer Jason James Dy who closed the night with their performances.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and
Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.