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Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the content. For example, in the hallways of Sports Illustrated, editors hang up every page of the print edition to be reviewed and manually tweaked before publication. When you read Flipboard, articles and photographs are laid out in a series of pages you can flip through, just like in a print magazine. Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows Automating Layouts Bring Flipboard’s Magazine Style To Web And Windows
How To Build Habits In A Multi-Device World How To Build Habits In A Multi-Device World Editor’s Note: This excerpt is authored by Nir Eyal and appears in Michal Levin’s new book, Designing Multi-Device Experiences. Nir Eyal is also the author of Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit Forming Products and blogs at NirAndFar.com. Allow me to take liberties with a philosophical question reworked for our digital age. If an app fails in the App Store and no one is around to use it, does it make a difference? Unlike the age-old thought experiment involving trees in forests, the answer to this riddle is easy.
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Walkaround is a variant of Wave, based on the Apache Wave code base, that runs on App Engine. Walkaround can import waves from wave.google.com to allow users to keep working with their data after wave.google.com is shut down. You can use a volunteer-maintained walkaround server at https://wavereactor.appspot.com/, or you can run your own. Walkaround supports live collaborative rich-text editing, diff-on-open, in-line replies, user avatars, wave gadgets, attachments, full text search, and we are working on robots as well as inbox management features like archiving and muting. For now, it does not support Wave extensions, federation, private replies, or folder management, but these features could be added. See the feature roadmap.

walkaround - Wave on App Engine

walkaround - Wave on App Engine

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Silk Icons

Silk Icons “Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can't say fairer than that. Current version: 1.3.
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README.markdown Insoshi social software Insoshi is a social networking platform in Ruby on Rails. You can use Insoshi to make custom social networks; see the Insoshi demo site for an example. insoshi's insoshi at master - GitHub

insoshi's insoshi at master - GitHub

Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers | WebAppers

Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers | WebAppers PSD2HTML.com is a technology-savvy company that is committed to high quality conversions of graphic web design into HTML and CMS like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal to provide a better user experience for websites. Once you see how much they can help in terms of overall design, responsiveness, and growth, you won’t want to leave their sides. They have a research lab that is on the cutting edge of technology and are determined to keep it that way to give you, the customer, more of what you are looking at now and in the future. PSD2HTML.com is making it possible to learn more about their services firsthand by providing prizes to a few lucky people. There will be a total of three prizes given – $200, $300, and $400 worth of services given to the winners.

Web Toolkit - Google Code

Web Toolkit - Google Code GWT (pronounced 'gwit') is the official open source project for GWT releases 2.5 and onwards. This site houses links to the documentation, source code repository, issues list and information related to GWT roadmap and release. It is intended for developers interested in contributing to GWT, and for keeping people informed on new and upcoming changes to GWT, GWT related events and other news.
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Technical Overview - Native Client Introduction Native Client (NaCl) is an open-source technology for running native compiled code in the browser, with the goal of maintaining the portability and safety that users expect from web applications. Native Client expands web programming beyond JavaScript, enabling developers to enhance their web applications using their preferred language. This document describes some of the key benefits and common use cases of Native Client. Google has implemented the open-source Native Client project in the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. The Native Client Software Development Kit (SDK), itself an open-source project, lets developers create web applications that use NaCl and run in Chrome across multiple platforms. Technical Overview - Native Client
myBalsamiq Versioning Revision history lets you view the decision making process with each iteration and review. Discussion Groups Every project is also an email list, so you can communicate on and off-site. Skype Integration If your team is on Skype, call them up, or start individual or group chats right from the Project Members Menu. Clients & Contractors Create an extranet and invite staff, contractors, and clients to view and collaborate on projects. Access Control Simple access controls to create private projects, or open them up to guests. Plans for Every Size Org Start with a Personal plan or work your way up to an unlimited Enterprise site. myBalsamiq
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Webmaster Academy - Webmaster Tools Help

Webmaster Academy - Webmaster Tools Help

Thinking about creating a website? Great! Webmaster Academy has the information and tools to teach you how to create a site and have it found in Google Search. Who should take Webmaster Academy? Anyone who’s interested in creating or improving their website can take it. Whether you’re a business increasing your web presence or a photographer putting together an online portfolio, we can help you get started.


The Linking Open Data cloud diagram

This web page is the home of the LOD cloud diagram. This image shows datasets that have been published in Linked Data format, by contributors to the Linking Open Data community project and other individuals and organisations. It is based on metadata collected and curated by contributors to the Data Hub. Clicking the image will take you to an image map, where each dataset is a hyperlink to its homepage. The diagram is maintained by Richard Cyganiak (DERI, NUI Galway) and Anja Jentzsch (HPI).


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Visual Thinking

Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media

Information is Beautiful is a thought provoking labour of love by one of the first true data journalists, David McCandless. It is a simply structured collection of graphical interpretations of a variety of interesting statistics, factoids and opinions. It is compelling in its ability to provoke exclamations of surprise at the relationships between facts (e.g. the financial crisis costing us almost four times more than the expected total cost of the west's adventurism in Iraq and Afghanistan) as well as generating respect for the creativity and design that has gone in to presenting the information. That being said, the book also illustrates the very tricky position of a data journalist (or whatever we eventually call those individuals who render 'information' visually). Visualization of data in the form of graphics and the expression of facts, opinions, processes, etc. in the form of information visualizations is, essentially, a new language.

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