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20 Excellent Free Rich-Text Editors

20 Excellent Free Rich-Text Editors
Rich-text editors, also known as online rich-text editors, are web components that allow users to edit and enter text within a web browser. Rich-text editors are used in numerous ways such as in enhancing your comment input form or as part of a web application that allows entry of user-generated and formatted content. Rich-text editors are essentially web-based WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) editors. There are many rich-text editors out there. What’s even better than a lot of choices? Many of the best rich-text editors currently in the market are free. In this article, we present 20 exceptional (and free) rich-text editors. 1. TinyMCE is an open source (under the GNU Lesser General Public License) rich-text editor released and maintained by Moxiecode. TinyMCE |Demo | Download 2. FCKeditor is another wildly popular open source online rich-text editor (check out some of the websites that use it). FCKeditor | Demo | Download 3. NicEdit | Demo | Download BXE | Demo | Download 5. 6. 7.

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project I know a lot of people view curation as a buzz word devoid of meaning, but I like the metaphor! I think it beautifully captures the process we need to go through to best make sense of the vast amount of information available on the web. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of people use the word curation to describe activities that don’t live up to the metaphor. And that takes away from its power. The Curation Project & the PLN As part of the social media class, my students are required to set up a network of online mentors using social media tools. In essence, I tasked students with creating the ultimate resource on a particular topic and to share it with the world. The Student Projects: This was without a doubt one of the most rewarding assignments I’ve graded. As far as curation services are concerned, it seems most students gravitated towards and Storify. Storyful Projects: Branding Insights from a Journalist (Meredith) Projects: Storify Projects:

cURL - Tutorial cURL Docs Tutorial HTTP Scripting 1.1 Background1.2 The HTTP Protocol1.3 See the Protocol1.4 See the Timing1.5 See the Response 2.1 Spec2.2 Host2.3 Port number2.4 User name and password2.5 Path part Fetch a page HTML forms 4.1 Forms explained4.2 GET4.3 POST4.4 File Upload POST4.5 Hidden Fields4.6 Figure Out What A POST Looks Like HTTP upload HTTP Authentication 6.1 Basic Authentication6.2 Other Authentication6.3 Proxy Authentication6.4 Hiding credentials More HTTP Headers 7.1 Referer7.2 User Agent Redirects 8.1 Location header8.2 Other redirects Cookies 9.1 Cookie Basics9.2 Cookie options 10.1 HTTPS is HTTP secure10.2 Certificates Custom Request Elements 11.1 Modify method and headers11.2 More on changed methods Web Login 12.1 Some login tricks Debug 13.1 Some debug tricks References 14.1 Standards14.2 Sites 1. 1.1 Background This document assumes that you're familiar with HTML and general networking. Curl is not written to do everything for you. 1.2 The HTTP Protocol The client, curl, sends a HTTP request. or 3.

50 Online Tools to Convert Documents and Media Files | Technically Digital Downloading a document only to find that you do not have the application to open it can be frustrating. Thankfully however there are numerous web apps that help you out of this predicament. We have gathered 50 such online tools that help you convert not only digital documents but also images and various other media files. Read on to find the tools and see which ones suit your needs best. Audio/Video Converters KeepVid : KeepVid is an useful online utility which helps users download videos from different online streaming websites. CellSea : CellSea is another useful converter which can help users download, convert, crop and resize videos from different streaming websites. VideoDownloadX : With VideoDownloadX, users can convert and download videos from YouTube. GetYourVideo : With GetYourVideo, users can download videos from different online video streaming websites including DailyMotion, YouTube, Metacafe and many more. Document Converters Image Converters Multi-Purpose Converters

Notepad++ Home Latest Empirical Findings on Democratic Effects of the Internet Jacob Groshek from Iowa State University recently published the latest results from his research on the democratic effects of the Internet in the International Journal of Communication. A copy of Groshek’s study is available here (PDF). Groshek published an earlier study in 2009 which I blogged about here. In this latest set of findings, Groshek concludes that “Internet diffusion was not a specific causal mechanism of national-level democratic growth during the timeframe analyzed,” which was 1994-2003. The author therefore argues that “the diffusion of the Internet should not be considered a democratic panacea, but rather a component of contemporary democratization processes.” Interestingly, these conclusions seem to contradict his findings from 2009. The purpose of this blog post is to summarize Groshek’s research so I can include it in my dissertation’s literature review. Some Background: The Methodology: The Results: What about Croatia, Indonesia and Mexico? In Conclusion: Like this:

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