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Interesting Finds. Interesting Finds. XenDesktop Best Practices. Themes & Templates. HTML5 UP! Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 Site Templates. Theme html5. ShareThis' Social Media Buttons Optimize Brand and Publisher Content. The 20 best tools for online collaboration. Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office.

The 20 best tools for online collaboration

You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time. Some are created specifically for designers, some serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, and we've also included some more full-on project management tools for when you need to take your collaborative project to the next level. 01.

Want to improve communication with your team? Perfect for anyone managing a team of remote employees, Slack enables project development to move forward more smoothly. 02. 03. 04. 05. appear.in. Instapaper. Trello.com Site Overview. Certified Site Metrics are metrics that are directly-measured from the website instead of estimated.

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The website owner has installed an Alexa Certify Code on the pages of their site and chosen to show the metrics publicly. For the website owner Certified Metrics provide: A more accurate Alexa RankA private metrics Dashboard for On-Site AnalyticsThe ability to publish unique visitor and pageview counts if desired Certified Metrics are available with all Alexa Pro plans.

Not all websites implement our on-site analytics and publish the results. The more traffic a site gets, the more data we have to calculate estimated metrics. If a site has Certified Metrics instead of estimated, that means its owner has installed code allowing us to directly measure their traffic. Learn more about Alexa's Data Global Rank Alexa Traffic RankAn estimate of this site's popularity. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to this site and pageviews on this site over the past 3 months. WEBSITE TOOLS. Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming app - SpiderScribe. Database. Office Sway - Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more. PixiClip. Individuals and Societies. Tools. Blogs/Webmag. SLIDESHOW.

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Add To Pearls. Web Apps & Study Tools. Gone Google Story Builder. Explain Everything Reviews. Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.

Explain Everything Reviews

You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad video display (via Airplay/cable). Insert a web browser for live annotations and basic recordings. Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.

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Books Go Boom!   Guns, Germs and Steel. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by: Jared Diamond Jared Diamond is a UCLA Professor of Geography with a formal educational background in physiology who has become famous for his popular science books, of which 1997’s Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is the most famous.

Books Go Boom!   Guns, Germs and Steel

The book won a Pulitzer Prize and even received its own documentary version courtesy of PBS. To this day, it sits on many college-reading lists, particularly for freshman courses, and also has a place on the recommended reading list of the U.S. State Department. Diamond’s work has reached a level of prominence that few in his field ever imagine of, and even people as diverse as Mitt Romney (whom Diamond castigated for a misappropriation) have quoted his theories. Real History versus Guns Germs and Steel - Anthropology 2.5.

In 1997, ten years after calling agriculture The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race, Jared Diamond came out with Guns, Germs, and Steel , a landmark book that would win the Pulitzer Prize, become a best-seller, and be filmed by National Geographic for PBS.

Real History versus Guns Germs and Steel - Anthropology 2.5

It is surely the most widely read book about agriculture anyone has ever written. In 2012-2013 Guns, Germs and Steel returned to the fore, first because presidential candidate Mitt Romney cited it on his foreign-policy thinking, and then because Jared Diamond published The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies. For more on the Romney-Diamond dust-up, see Jared Diamond won’t beat Mitt Romney and for anthropological reviews of Diamond’s newest, see Anthropology on Jared Diamond – The World Until Yesterday. It also seems that Jared Diamond has the ear of Bill Gates–who considers Guns, Germs, and Steel to be the answer to his own big questions.

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