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Sobees Launches iPad App NewsMix, A Socially Curated Digital Magazine. Sobees has made a business of creating innovative social media clients, particularly focusing on bringing Twitter, Facebook and social search to the a variety of platforms.
Today, the developer is getting into the news business with the launch of NewsMix, an iPad app which presents news and content shared by your social circle in a magazine format on the device. The app, which costs $2.99 in the App Store, allows you to create and mix a digital magazine composed of content shared in your Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds (Google Reader and feed search). The app will categorize content in a magazine or show news in a separate timeline format for Facebook and Twitter. And you can view photos and videos in separate sections.
IE9 can pin to the taskbar, Mozilla Firefox 5 can pin as "app tabs" and Chrome can pin tabs as well. I’m going to skip IE9 here because its pinning ability is limited to the Windows taskbar and not in-browser; even though it can pin, I want to concentrate on in-browser stuff only. An example of pinned tabs looks like this: Pinned tabs are smaller and only show the site icon. In the above example I have AOL Mail and Facebook pinned. The way pinning a tab works is the same in Chrome or Fx 5. 5 things worth using as pinned tabs 1. This is a site you visit often, so you might as well keep it open. 2. Being that Facebook does dynamically update itself when you get new communication in there, it’s worth keeping open. 3. Load up any Weather Underground location: Hover over the radar image on the next page and choose NEXRAD: On the next screen is the radar. 4.
Bulletproof Web Design Contracts. When you boil it down to its barest essentials, the sales process is simply a series of verbal agreements that ultimately gets documented in writing.
That document ought to become your contract, proposal or whatever legally-binding agreement both you and the client sign to finalize the deal. If one side fails to live up to his or her part of the bargain, it’s called a "breach of contract. " Since that’s something we all want to avoid, it’s important to realize that the key to a bulletproof contract lies in how you sell. In other words, your contract should reflect everything that you and your client have discussed and agreed upon during the sales process. In order for a contract to be valid, there must be mutual agreement: offer and acceptance. Regardless of whether offer originates with you or with the buyer, there are essential components that should be present in every offering. "Does my Client Even Know What He Wants?
" Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Productivity is a crucial asset of professional Web designers and developers.
We regularly look for new resources, tools and services to make the search of these ever-growing techniques easier. Once we have a reasonable number of useful resources, we prepare them in a handy overview for your convenience. Best Free Online Applications and Services. Powerful New CSS Techniques and Tools - Smashing Magazine. The hard work of front-end designers never ceases to amaze us.
Over the last months, we’ve seen Web designers creating and presenting a plethora of truly remarkable CSS techniques and tools. We have collected, analyzed, curated and feature latest useful resources for your convenience, so you can use them right away or save them for future reference. 5 Social Media Tools That Solve Practical Problems. 8 Things Newbie Web Designers Should Know About SEO. Even the most SEO obsessed web site owners still want a site that looks good.
Design aesthetics play a huge role in the success or failure of any site. Elements of design can impact conversions, credibility, and engagement. But some designs can also limit a web site’s search engine accessibility. Great designers don’t necessarily need to be experts on SEO, but knowing a few key things can help you make a website that will be stylistically brilliant and SEO friendly. Anchor Text Anchor text should use keywords and describe the page being linked to. Useful Resources: • Anchor Text – Best Practices for Search Engine Optimization → • What is Anchor Text and Why is It Important? Clean Code Clean code is extremely important. Useful Resources: • 20+ Tools for Quick and Clean Code Development → • Writing Clean Code → Accessibility It’s also important to make a site accessible for all kinds of users.
Images On that note, image labeling is a time consuming, but necessary, process for SEO. Title Tags. Jumpchart - Simple Website Planning and Wireframing. Code Snippets. Balsamiq.