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JOSUE CAÑAS - GRAPHIC DESIGNER. LeWeb11. 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. Useful Tips Every Web Designer Should Know About SEO – woorkup.c. 12 cheap or free web-based tools your web startup should know ab. I’m a firm believer in dividing work smartly.

12 cheap or free web-based tools your web startup should know ab

So when someone else has a product, at the right price, that can give you more time to focus on the important stuff, it’s a win-win. When it’s cheap or free, the decision is even easier — you can try it and discard if it’s not useful! Luckily in the context of building a web startup there are a plethora of tools available, but just staying aware of what’s out there can help you make better decisions about what to tackle yourself, and what to try to grab off the shelf.

Here are some tools that I have used personally (not in rank order, btw) in the last year: Brainstorming / Mindmaps 1. mindmeister.com – great when you’re rambling off lots of ideas in lots of directions and you want to write them down and group them somewhere for later reference Checking Names (yes, a decent, memorable, spellable, and pronounceable name can be helpful!) 2. nxdom.com – search recently expired domain name lists for names that start with or end with certain words 6. 10 front-end techniques to improve your site usability. YouTube-like adaptable view using jQuery and CSS Youtube has several very cool functions for users; the one which allow’s you to switch from normal view to wide view is definitely a must.

10 front-end techniques to improve your site usability

In this detailed tutorial, Janko will show you how to implement a similar functionality into your website. » Read tutorial Nicer dates/times with the CuteTime jQuery Plugin. Flickr Related Tag Browser. FileStork - request files from anyone using Dropbox. Dropbox is one of those services (free) I use all the time.

FileStork - request files from anyone using Dropbox

I have my important files backed up to Dropbox and synced between my home computer and school computer. I can also access these files from any web browser and my smartphone and tablet. I was using a service (Drop.io) in the past to have students send files to my Dropbox, but it shut down. Now there is a new one. FileStork is a free service that allows you to request files from people right into your Dropbox. It is easy to use. If you use Dropbox, FileStork is a great service to use. Related Articles: Wild Mood Swings. <p style="font-size:x-large;">Oh no!

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You don't have Javascript enabled. What do you love? Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor. Masher - create free online video, photo and music mashups. Lesson Ideas. Understanding the Rise of Social Networking in Brazil. Orkut was the first major social networking service to arrive in Brazil and it has just passed the seven-year mark.

Understanding the Rise of Social Networking in Brazil

Although several other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are growing in popularity, Orkut maintains a strong leadership position and it is still growing. It’s intriguing to explore how and why Orkut established such a strong foothold on the Internet in a country that didn’t have high Internet adoption rates when Orkut first arrived in January 2004. As soon as Google launched Orkut, it spread rapidly among technology workers and students. People quickly became interested in the ability to connect to people they admired. Also, many of these early Brazilian users lived away from their hometowns and friends, some in order to attend college, some in order to work.

Music-Hair-Cuts-Infographic-Full.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x2653 pixels) - Scaled (19. Créer simplement en ligne de superbes timelines. Besoin de représenter des données sur une échelle de temps et de les diffuser online ?

Créer simplement en ligne de superbes timelines

Tiki-Toki est l’outil qu’il vous faut ! 100% en ligne (et pas en Flash, merci), ce service permet de créer des timelines diffusables sur votre propre site. Vous pouvez y définir l’arrière-plan, y intégrer du texte, des images ou des vidéos. Plusieurs types de comptes sont disponibles (gratuits et payants) et je vous encourage vraiment à voir des exemples en live du résultat sur leur site même, sur une démo en full-screen ou encore sur le site du 1er ministre anglais. J’ai vraiment été séduit par le résultat final et la facilité de mise en oeuvre. Screenshot du résultat. 22 Website Designs Inspired by Apple.com. It’s well known that Apple is one of the most creative and innovative companies in the world, so it’s no wonder that many software companies and web designers would choose to follow Apple’s style of branding.

22 Website Designs Inspired by Apple.com

The Apple website is one of the best websites out there due to its ease of use, functionality and the beautiful environment that it creates. I looked at websites that use one or more design elements inspired by Apple.com. Some of these sites sell Mac software and apps, so it makes sense for them to keep the same Apple look and feel. Consider this though: How many software companies that develop for Windows, choose to brand their websites to look like Vista?

I have included a few screenshots of the Apple website, just in case you haven’t never seen it before. Apple.com 1. 2. iSlayer 3. 4.

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10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics. Nobody has time to read anymore, right?

10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics

Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources. Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic. Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly. So without further ado, we bring you our top 10 favorite social media infographics! Update: Check out our infographic design services.

True Colors Infographic - Breakdown of Color Preferences by Gender. From the day that babies are brought home and cradled in their pink or blue blankets, implications have been made about gender and color.

True Colors Infographic - Breakdown of Color Preferences by Gender

While there are no concrete rules about what colors are exclusively feminine or masculine, there have been studies conducted over the past seven decades that draw some generalizations.