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My Hangouts Footer Image

Yesterday, I created a footer image for my Google Video Hangouts that I have yet to be able to use. Needless to say, I am not that popular. However, it is still something I figured I would do just in case. I will also go into how to create one. This should make life a little easier, and maybe a little more professional looking for those that are more popular than I am.

First thing I did was go to http://www.picmonkey.com/. Once there, you would want to create a custom 640×360 image. You would want a white background, and you would need to make it transparent. From there, you would want to make a bottom banner. Make sure it is big enough for legible text. Also, make sure the color contrast is dramatically different. If not, it maybe harder for people to read on lower quality screens. In my instance, I chosen to create two layers, one black, and one blue. The text is white. Once you created the layers for the bottom, you would want to enter text. The minimum should be the name, and a means of contact. In my instance, I offer my name, my Twitter Handle, and my Contact Directory.

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Is it Big Enough?

For those that like to do unique little things, and have contact cards, one may want to place a QR code on their card. There is something you would want to consider. Make your QR code as big as possible while making sure the whole code fits on the card.

Some may wonder why. The answer seems to be that some QR readers may not work reliably on small codes. I fitted a QR code in a size similar to what a normal picture would encompass while still providing information, and it took Google Goggles about 3 tries to finally get it correctly on the card even though it worked perfectly on the screen.

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