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Six Harmonies Press publishes Internal Martial Arts, a modern bimonthly subscription print journal covering traditional training and practices in Taijiquan (T'ai Ch'i Ch'uan), Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Ch'uan), Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang), Aikido and related arts.

About Six Harmonies

 In recent years there has been a gradual lifting of many of the cultural and conceptual barriers in the West to understanding the essence of Internal Martial Arts (Neijia) skills. IMA was conceived as a response to a perceived demand for objective and informative information on how to develop and acquire the unique skills often referred to in the apocryphal stories of famous masters such as Yang Lu Chan, Dong Hai Chuan, Guo Yun Shen, Morihei Ueshiba, and many others. The inaugural issue of IMA was released in June, 1999; subsequent issues have been released every two months thereafter. Every effort is made to present the best quality information available from respected sources within the Neijia and Aikido communities, with a particular emphasis on practical training advice.

The Five Elements of An Effective Web Design

You can never put too much emphasis on the importance of good web design. In a time when everything is competitive, you need to invest in every element of your website to make sure it does the job of earning you leads, increasing your traffic and hopefully, benefiting your bottom line in the long run.

But what exactly makes an effective web design?

Simplicity

If you look at most successful website nowadays, they all have one thing in common: simplicity. Gone where the days when websites were bursting with so many colours, patterns and text that made them look busy and overwhelming for visitors. Today, good web design is all about keeping things to a minimal. Remember that visitors don’t go to your website to admire your graphics. They’re in there to buy a product or find information. So eliminate details that are not relevant to your website and highlight those that will really help the purpose of your visitors.

Imagery

With the popularity of social media sites that are heavy on imagery, it’s no surprise that most visitors will instantly look for images whenever they’re reading a blog or visiting a website. Even if you only have a few texts on your pages, good imagery can instantly capture the interest of your visitors, giving them a better perspective o the information you’d like to convey. Imagery isn’t only limited to photographs because you can also use buttons, graphics and icons to add character to your website.

Typography

Of course, you can’t forget about content and with that comes good typography. You need to consider two things when it comes to typography: it has to be legible and it has to send the right message. You can play with different font styles, sizes and highlights to emphasise headings and add texture to an otherwise boring page.

Layout

Visitors nowadays hate cluttered websites. Since people are used to getting fast results, they won’t spend a lot of time browsing through a website that doesn’t have a clear website layout. So make sure that your website is laid out properly where the flow of content and imagery is right, the navigation is easy, and every page is consistent with one another.

Functionality

Finally, your website has a purpose and it’s not necessary to be the best-looking website out there, although aesthetics does help. You need to have one goal and that is to give visitors a great user experience every time they visit your website. That means making sure that the website is easily navigable, intuitive and has the right call to action to really engage your visitors. Avoid too many visuals that could distract your readers, don’t overcomplicate your functionalities, check all your pages for inconsistencies in layout and design, and make sure to eliminate any unnecessary actions that won’t help you achieve your goals. 

Websites are definitely becoming more competitive. So if you want to be among the best in the bunch, you need to invest in these five important elements to make sure that your website is really serving its purpose. Visit vinedigital.com.au to know your options.

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This Is How You Deal With the Five Most Common Hair Problems

Whoever said that your hair should be your crowning glory was not lying. Being one of the most noticeable parts of your body, your hair plays such a huge factor in your look that no matter how beautiful your dress is or how glamorous your accessories are, if you’re having a bad hair day, it could instantly ruin your style and mood.

These days, our  hair goes through a lot of styling and treatments just to make it look good. And so, the rate of hair problems are also increasing. Whether it’s a simple dandruff issue or scary hair loss, here are some of the ways you can deal with these most common hair problems:

Dandruff

Affecting about half of the adult population, dandruff is probably the most common hair problem in the world—and it could also be the most stubborn. Imagine the embarrassment of those small, scaly flakes floating around on your head for the world to see. Dandruff can be traced down to several causes—from poor diet to stress—but it can be addressed easily starting with choosing the right shampoo. If you notice that you’re more prone to dandruff, you can switch to a shampoo for sensitive scalp. Read about the Moogoo shampoo review to see if it’s the right one for you. 

Hair loss

Alopecia or hair loss is another common hair problem for both men and women. In fact, at least 35 million men and 21 million women experience hair loss, and it could easily lead to baldness if not addressed right away. Hair loss may be caused by several factors including genes, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata, stress, or the excessive use of hairstyling tools. On the first sign of hair loss, try to get to the root of the problem. If it’s because your hair is exposed to too many treatments or styling tools, try to let your hair breathe for a while to give it time to recover. You could also explore some treatment options depending on the cause of your hair loss.

Split ends

If you’re noticing splits at the outer end of your hair, it is usually caused by too much dryness on the tips of your hair, which makes it brittle. Too much hair styling is the most common cause of split ends and it could be as simple as brushing your hair or frequently using heated air appliances. To prevent dryness, try to condition your hair every now and then with the right products. Read beauty blogs like Beauticate to learn more about what’s good for dry hair. 

Grey hair

Finally, there is the dreaded grey hair that could easily cause anxiety to anyone who’s conscious about growing old. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with grey hair being a natural sign of ageing, some people get so affected by the rate at which their grey hair appears, especially if they’re still very young and it’s in their genes. At the end of the day, it’s all about keeping the hair as healthy as possible with the right vitamins and nourishment.

What our trainees say

Thank you for a wonderful year! The kids absolutely love coming to their martial arts classes. Thank you to the team for all their encouragement and support of my children. Much appreciated.
Cecile Emeke
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and encouragement with Nicholas, not just Sunday, and the time leading up to it, but over the many years since he started.
Keith Stanfield
I'm not the sort of person that goes for coaching, but what can I say... Tom came at the right time and the right place. Thanks man, you helped me become myself.
Griffin Freeman
James is loving his Martial Arts classes. Great customer service and follow up. Thank you so much, Tom.
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