background preloader

Where can you find good images?

Where can you find good images?

Visible Earth: Home 50+ Tools To Make You a More Efficient & Organized Designer | De As more and more web based tools solely created to help designers and developers in their mission to overpower sturfy web design come to life, we are plastered with one decision to make. Which of these tools benefit me the most? Many of these tools will indeed allow you to become a much better designer with the aid of tools that will help you code faster and become a bit more organized. This will allow you to actually save a great deal of time while also practicing good organizational skills all in one. Panic Coda, a shareware web development app for Macs. Firebug is a free, open source in-browser web development application for Firefox. The EQ slider method How to come up with Breakthrough Ideas « Thank you, and I'm back : ) | Main | Never Underestimate the Power of Fun » How to come up with Breakthrough Ideas Brilliant, wildly creative people can pull breakaway ideas from thin air. The rest of us need tools. EQing is the tool we used to design the Head First series, and we've been using it ever since. Bert, Eric, and I are all audio freaks -- we lust after the giant mixing boards at live shows, confident (and delusional) that we could do it so much better, if only we could get our hands on those sliders. (If you aren't familiar with how audio equalizers work, click here for a nano review.) In our EQ model, when all the sliders are in the zero/middle position, this represents "the norm" for whatever that product, service, industry typically does. Example One: Typical, non-breakthrough EQing Equalizer for a typical computer hardware product: In the graphic above, the zero represents what is average/typical for that kind of product. How do they compete with one another? For example:

NASA Earth Observatory 17 Remarkably Professional Looking Free Fonts | Web Design Ledge There is definitely not a shortage of free fonts. However, it can be difficult and time consuming to find free fonts that possess a superior and professional quality. In this post, there are seventeen fonts that fall into this category. These fonts really make you appreciate the generosity of their designers and creators. Junction Serif Beta Delicious Fontin Sans Yanone Kaffeesatz Romeral Gentium Diavlo Lacuna In order to download this font, click on “Type Design” in the main menu, then select “Lacuna” in the upper right hand corner. Titilium Droid Font Family Aller Sans Cardo Chunk Fertigo Kontrapunkt Engel Light ltd About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience.

Catching The Surfer in a Blink Interesting news for web site designers, bloggers and PR types: Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye. An article in Nature ( thanks, BBC ) quotes a study by Gitte Lindgaard of Carleton University in Ottawa in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology, that “the brain can make flash judgements almost as fast as the eye can take in the information”: Lindgaard and her team presented volunteers with the briefest glimpses of web pages previously rated as being either easy on the eye or particularly jarring, and asked them to rate the websites on a sliding scale of visual appeal. This surprised the researchers but is perhaps not that extraordinary. So what does it mean for web sites and web designers? Most comment focuses on the need for a good first impression. Several interesting points emerge from this. Another interesting implication is for Google and search engines. Finally, there’s a contradiction between what lures us somewhere and what makes us stay.

L'optimisation/logistique = Web Sémantqiue AsIsKnown met en commun les bases de données des fabricants, distributeurs et marchands de textiles européens. Des modules de collaboration qui reposent sur la sémantique améliorent la chaîne logistique et les services clients. Pour dynamiser la compétitivité du secteur du textile d'intérieur en Europe, il est nécessaire de simplifier la communication entre les différents acteurs mais aussi de rendre l'achat plus ludique et rapide pour les consommateurs. AsIsKnown veut répondre à ces différents points : le projet consiste en une plate-forme qui relie l'ensemble de la chaîne logistique - producteurs, distributeurs, vendeurs. Elle utilise des solutions de contextualisation pour développer des outils de coordination entre eux. Mais aussi des systèmes de suivi logistique et d'interaction avec le client.

smart business cards BY CHUCK GREEN A smart business card is a “tool“—a device that aids in accomplishing a task. It gives your contact a reason to keep your card within reach—it adds function to form. Yet, in an effort to save a few pennies in printing, millions of business cards are printed with a blank back—surrendering half the real estate on what is often our most widely circulated print piece. Simple: create a card with information worth keeping--a list, conversion chart, table of measurements, glossary of industry terminology, and so on--something that encourages your prospect to keep your card within reach. A bike shop proprietor incorporates a metric conversion table: A copywriting teacher provides a list of proofreader's marks: A guitar teacher includes basic chord diagrams: A cafe shares a recipe that has brought it acclaim: A pastor provides a list of local help line phone numbers: Other prime elements to consider including on your business card: No defining phrase?

Vidéo : Google s'offre On2 Nouvelle acquisition de Google, cette fois dans le domaine de la vidéo. Le géant annonce en effet le rachat de son compatriote On2 Technologies pour 106 millions de dollars par échange d'actions. L'opération doit encore être approuvée par les actionnaires de la cible et par les autorités de la concurrence. On2 est un spécialiste des technologies de compression vidéo de haute qualité. YouTube premier bénéficiaire ? Des codecs utilisés par de grands noms du Web (AOL, Skype) de la mobilité (Nokia), du logiciel (Adobe) et de l'électronique (Sony, Yamaha). Google maîtriserait alors de bout en bout la chaîne de valeur : du codec à la plate-forme de distribution... Ces technologies pourront également être exploitées dans ChromeOS et dans Android pour les mobiles. "Aujourd'hui, la vidéo fait partie prenante de l'expérience internet, et nous pensons que les technologies de compression vidéo devraient faire partie de notre plateforme", a expliqué Google dans un communiqué.

Learning Resources: Graphic Organizers What are Kidspiration and Inspiration? What are some different graphical organizers I could try? How can graphical organizers be used in learning? Graphic Organizers in the Classroom Visual thinking can be expressed in many ways. Read Inspired Investigations by Jamie McKenzie in (From Now On, 12(5), January 2003). Read Methods for Measuring the Influence of Concept Mapping on Student Information Literacy by Carol A. Advantages of Graphic Organizers Why use graphic organizers in student projects? Exploring the Possibilities Examine the following ways to organize your ideas about your topic or problem using graphic organizers. Creating Graphic Organizers with Technology There are many technology tools that can be used for creating graphical organizers. Online Collaborative Tools. Teaching about Graphic Organizers Using Graphic Organizers for Sensemaking (Grades 2-12) from 21st Century Literacies

Information Visualization Manifesto Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | – “The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures” Ben Shneiderman (1999) – Over the past few months I’ve been talking with many people passionate about Information Visualization who share a sense of saturation over a growing number of frivolous projects. The criticism is slightly different from person to person, but it usually goes along these lines: “It’s just visualization for the sake of visualization”, “It’s just eye-candy”, “They all look the same”. When Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas wrote about Vernacular Visualization, in their excellent article on the July-August 2008 edition of interactions magazine, they observed how the last couple of years have witnessed the tipping point of a field that used to be locked away in its academic vault, far from the public eye. Even though a clear divide is necessary, it doesn’t mean that Information Visualization and Information Art cannot coexist.

Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation). Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity and innovation techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY. For the future, the aim is to also have sub-categories which will identify Techniques for; Problem Definition - including problem analysis, redifinition, and all aspects associated with defining the problem clearly. Special thanks to the Open University for their kind permission to use material from their publication B822. Subcategories This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total. Pages in category "Creativity Techniques" The following 192 pages are in this category, out of 192 total.

Apple lâchera son Snow Leopard le 28 août ? Changement de calendrier pour Apple ? Alors que Snow Leopard (MacOS X 10.6) devait être lancé dans le courant du mois de septembre, il semble que le nouveau système d'exploitation de la pomme sera diffusé le 28 août prochain. C'est en tout cas ce qu'indiquaient il y a quelques heures les versions anglaises et américaines de l'App Store. Deux après Leopard, ce nouvel OS a été pensé pour les processeurs Intel Core 2 Duo, grâce à la technologie Grand Central. Quick Time 10 La légèreté est également au programme puisque Snow Leopard ne devrait occuper que 6 Go d’espace sur le disque dur des Mac. Concernant les applications MacOS X 10.6 supportera nativement Microsoft Exchange 2007 à travers Mail et iCal, il sera doté du nouveau Quick Time X (qui permet notamment d'envoyer directement ses vidéos sur YouTube). Côté tarification, la mise à jour de 10.5 vers 10.6 sera facturée 8,95 euros. A lire : Diaporama : les systèmes d'exploitation des temps perdus

Related: