How to Add a Fixed Position Banner to a Website - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now One trend in web design that has been gaining popularity is the use of fixed position banners that remain at the bottom of the browser as visitors scroll vertically. There are a number of sites in the design niche that are using this approach for various purposes. In this post I’ll show you how you can add one to your site, and for WordPress users we’ll look at how you can change the banner depending upon the category of the post by using PHP. First, let’s take a look at 5 websites that are currently using this type of banner. Web Design Ledger Web Design Ledger started using a fixed position banner a few months ago to promote their premium membership and it has since been changed to be used for advertising space. Tutorial9 Tutorial9 was one of the first blogs (that I am aware of) that used a banner like this to sell advertising space. Envato DesignMoo Sitepoint Sitepoint uses a fixed banner to promote their books that are for sale. [/cc]
analytics toolbox From analyzing your RSS feed to counting page views to visual representations of where your visitors are clicking, there is no shortage of companies looking to help you better understand your web site’s traffic. In our latest “toolbox” installment, we analyze (pun intended) the wide variety of applications and tools available for keeping tabs on how your sites, feeds, blogs, emails, or even your intranet is performing. As with our other toolbox articles, we encourage you to add other applicable links in the comments area. Web Traffic Visualization Visualization tools use a variety of methods to show you where users are clicking on the individual pages of your Web site to help you make design adjustments that emphasize the right links and content. ClickTracks - Enterprise analytics software, shows visitor navigation directly on your site’s pages. Crazy Egg - Provides visual “Heat Maps” to show where your visitors are clicking. Blog and RSS Feed Analysis Market Research Data and Site Rankings
Bulletproof @font-face syntax Let me introduce you to the best way to do your @font-face definitions: This is the Fontspring @font-face syntax. I’ll circle back to why this is the best possible solution but let’s first review the other techniques’ weaknesses. Of course, the problem at the center of this is that IE needs an .eot font, and the other browsers must take a .ttf or .otf. May 12th, 2010. Okay, let’s see what we got here… Conditional comments (via) Ugh. Double declarations (via) The problem here is that, as Andrea points out, IE will actually download the .otf file. Because after all, IE doesn’t understand the format hint, right? GraublauWeb.otf’)%20format(‘opentype Oops, looks like someone forgot a ? Mo’ Bulletproofer (via) Richard Fink proposed this alternate syntax actually as a response to this post, but I’ve included it back here. The local reference Much more concise and clean. The other benefit.. if it just so happens that a user actually has your custom font installed, this’ll save them the download. Demo
TrackThePack - UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS Package Tracking Hack Job Introducing “Hack Job”, our new project with Converse Skateboarding! In a lot of ways this is a continuation of our “Little Drifters” project with The Vancouver Sun. This time however, we’re building awesome skateboards out of any random materials we can get our hands on! I hacked together the skateboard you see here with a roofing tile, a pair of scissors, and some pine cones. This project is open to anyone in any country: skateboarders, non-skateboarders, art students, cheerleaders, world leaders, gas station attendants, hobbits, anyone excited to create! Here’s what you gotta do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. There will be an online gallery, and as a little bonus, my friends at Converse will give away shoes to the 5 most creative submissions! Deadline for submissions: September 10th 2010.
Top 10 Reputation Tracking Tools Worth Paying For Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog. Reputation management is essential to both individuals and companies. The more popular your brand is, the more critical it will be to keep tabs on it and the more time it will consume out of your day. If you work at a startup and no one has heard of your brand, or if you're an individual who has just started blogging, these tools are still useful to you. If, on the other hand, you're brand new to social media and aren't known by many people, then these free tools might be a better place to start. You should consider paid services if you are unable to manage and keep your pulse on your online reputation. How to Begin You need to decide if you want software for tracking conversations or if you want to pay a vendor for consulting and reporting. I recommend the top ten vendors listed below (in no specific order): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
slow media » Slow Media Manifesto (English) (see original Manifesto in German) The first decade of the 21st century, the so-called ‘naughties’, has brought profound changes to the technological foundations of the media landscape. The key buzzwords are networks, the Internet and social media. In the second decade, people will not search for new technologies allowing for even easier, faster and low-priced content production. Rather, appropriate reactions to this media revolution are to be developed and integrated politically, culturally and socially. The concept “Slow”, as in “Slow Food” and not as in “Slow Down”, is a key for this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Stockdorf and Bonn, Jan 2, 2010 Benedikt Köhler Sabria David Jörg Blumtritt Visit our Blog with examples on and stories about Slow Media: Confer also:
Heart Directed :: A Gallery of Art Directed Blog Posts Toro y Moi – live dublab “sprout session” (03.11.10) « dublab 03_11_10_toro_y_moi_live Podcast: Download Toro y Moi has the feeling of your favorite sweater tossed on as you rush excited from your home into a crisp winter adventure. The warmth of the cloth and million tiny sparks hug and dazzle you with electric comfort. Scratch that…Toro y Moi is the sound of a choir of angels singing forms of cottony clouds into a sky scattered with floating bongo drums and brilliant dreams. You and those angels are all riding skateboards to a potluck hosted by a being of pure light down the block. Scratch that…Toro y Moi is the moment you realize that sitting outside the club listening to a Smiths tape in your car is one million times more joyful than being inside with the all the sweat and posturing. Final scratch…Toro y Moi is Chaz Bundick who is making warm and beautiful music in many forms and blessed dublab with this live set sure to fill your ears with happiness and be permanently filed onto the “classics” shelf of your heart.
Lettre ouverte à ceux qui n’ont rien à cacher « Apportez-moi deux lignes du plus honnête homme et j’y découvrirai de quoi le faire pendre. » — Louis-Benoît Picard, inspiré de cette citation attribuée au Cardinal de Richelieu : « Avec deux lignes d’écriture d’un homme, on peut faire le procès du plus innocent« . On entend souvent dire que « seuls ceux qui ont quelque chose à se reprocher ont quelque chose à cacher« , remarque « de bon sens » allègrement utilisée par ceux que ne dérangent pas -voire qui défendent- l’extension des mesures, contrôles et lois sécuritaires, et des technologies de surveillance qui leur sont associées. Il fut un temps où la peine de mort relevait elle aussi du « bon sens« , tout comme auparavant l’interdiction faite aux femmes d’aller voter, ou encore le fait que les « nègres » et « bougnoules » ne pouvaient pas avoir les mêmes droits que ceux qui les avaient colonisés. In fine, ou en résumé : le problème, c’est le voyeur, pas celui dont l’intimité ou la vie privée est ainsi violée. Every logs belong to us
Group : Screenflick - Screen Recording / Capture I don't have Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Can I still buy Screenflick 1.6? Sure. Why is the video dark when I record a game like "Amnesia"? It's darker because the gamma alters the display's gamma. Why do I see a white and grey checkerboard when recording DVDs? This is OS X's DRM at work. Why isn't audio from this application being recorded? When you start a recording with system audio turned on, Screenflick switches the system-wide default audio output device to the "Soundflower" virtual audio device, which Screenflick then uses as an input to record audio from. What needs to happen is the program playing audio needs to decide that it should play that audio to the Soundflower device, rather than your speakers. Launch the program which plays the audio after you start a Screenflick recording. You can read an in-depth explanation here. How do I make my exported movie file size smaller? You can read an in-depth explanation here. How can I get better recording performance?
Five Second Project “CMYK” | greyscalegorilla/blog UPDATE 2: Hey everyone this is Neal. So here is the low down on what is happening and why a lot of entries have not been posted. A couple of days before the deadline Vimeo updated their privacy settings, and that screwed up everyones videos that they uploaded. I was not able to add any videos to the channel. I had tried to message everyone that entered and ask them to change their settings but it was very time consuming and I am sure everyone didn’t get the message that I sent out. UPDATE: Hi everyone. Four colors constantly surround us: Cyan Magenta Yellow and blacK. What Are Five Second Projects? Rules 1. Why Should You Enter? 1. How Do I Enter my Video? 1. Sorry we are no longer excepting entries. Watch the videos at the vimeo channel, or at the FiveSecondProjects Archive
Mesh networking Illustration of a mesh network. A mesh network can be designed using a flooding technique or a routing technique. When using a routing technique, the message is propagated along a path, by hopping from node to node until the destination is reached. To ensure all its paths' availability, a routing network must allow for continuous connections and reconfiguration around broken or blocked paths, using self-healing algorithms. The self-healing capability enables a routing based network to operate when one node breaks down or a connection goes bad. Advantages Point-to-point line configuration makes identification and isolation of faults easy.Messages travel through a dedicated line, directly to the intended recipient; privacy and security are thus enhanced.Should a fault occur in a given link, only those communications between that specific pair of devices sharing the link will be affected. Disadvantages Wireless mesh networks Examples See also Other topologies