Hackathon alert: BiblioHack! The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Biblio group, and Working Group on Open Data in Cultural Heritage, along with DevCSI, present BiblioHack: an open Hackathon to kick-start the summer months. From Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th June, we’ll be meeting at Queen Mary, University of London, East London, and any budding hackers are welcome, along with anyone interested in opening up metadata and the open cause – this free event aims to bring together software developers, project managers, librarians and experts in the area of Open Bibliographic Data. A workshop will run alongside the coding on the 13th, and a meet-up on the evening of the 12th is open to all whether you’re attending the Hackathon or not. What is BiblioHack? BiblioHack will be two days of hacking and sharing ideas about open bibliographic metadata. There will be opportunities to hack on open bibliographic datasets and experiment with new prototypes and tools. If you’re a non-coder there are sessions for you too.
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TUTO . com : Tuto Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Indesign How to Create Your First Web Page Using HTML and CSS Note: If you know anything at all about HTML and CSS, don’t bother reading this, it’s a guide for the uninitiated, technophobes, luddites, computer-illiterates, anyone who is more comfortable with a pen and paper than a keyboard and mouse. If making a web page seems like brain surgery to you, then this is the article for you. What you need to know The only prior knowledge I will assume is that you’ve used a computer before, you’re familiar with using a keyboard and a word processor, and you’ve at least seen a website. The Basics When you visit a website (for example the one you’re reading now), you see a page in your web browser (the program you use to access the internet) , containing text, images and maybe some other things like videos, music etc. In order to display a page correctly, the web browser needs to know about the structure of the page, e.g. What HTML Looks Like HTML uses ‘tags’ to identify different parts of a page. Getting Started Next, the page must contain a HEAD section.
Cambridge Open Data Meet-Up! The next #OpenDataCBG meet-up will take place this Monday 14th May, at 7pm in the Panton Arms. Sign up now! OpenDataCBG is back for its third bi-monthly meet-up! The previous two meet-ups have been a huge success, with almost thirty people squeezing into the function room of the Panton Arms for an evening of talks, discussion and socialising. On Monday 14th May we will gather in the Panton Arms from around 7pm, to get in a round of drinks before lightning talks kick-off at 7:30pm. Give a talk Confirmed to speak so far we have Tom Oinn, who will be giving a lively talk about Overtone, featuring a live demo of ‘things that change colour and go beep’. There is still space for a couple more talks, so get in touch asap if you’d like to get involved. Lightning talks are short 2-3 minute presentations on any topic related to open data. Get involved Whatever your interests – whether government, science, cultural heritage, hardware, design, transport, or something else entirely!
50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and For Advertisement Although CSS is generally considered a simple and straightforward language, sometimes it requires creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. The good news is that designers and developers worldwide often face similar problems and choose to share their insights and workarounds with the wider community. This is where we come in. We are always looking to collect such articles for our posts so that we can deliver the most useful and relevant content to our readers. You may want to look at similar CSS-related posts that we published last months: CSS Layouts: Techniques And Workarounds Facebook Style Footer Admin Panel4Learn how to re-create the Facebook footer admin panel with CSS and jQuery. Adaptable View: How Do They Do It? Easy Display Switch with CSS and jQuery9A quick and simple way to enable users to switch page layouts using CSS and jQuery. One Page Résumé Site13A clean layout on one page—literally (just one index.html file with optional images).
Launching YourTopia Italia: Progress in Italy, defined by You How do we measure social progress? Academics and international institutions have struggled with employing measures of human development which go beyond GDP per capita: education, health the the economy, but then what values do we attach to these? In countries like Italy stark regional differences have dominated over time. Particularly in times of fiscal austerity when the country attempts to recover from an economic crisis with major social consequences, seeing how and why the South and the North differ is an important step in a consensus-building process to find solutions and realise collaboration with the citizens. The Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation released YourTopia Italia – an application which gives the users a chance to input their priorities in eight categories of socio-economic progress: Labour MarketEducationHealthEnvironment and EnergyScience and ResearchHousehold Income and InequalityPublic SafetySocial Life
15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. Today we’ll examine the techniques of a company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple. Below you’ll find 15 practical ways to follow Apple’s example in creating beautiful interfaces. #1: Keep it Simple Take a look at Apple’s homepage and don’t think about what you see, but what you don’t see. Apple’s homepage simply shows off their most recent work and provides you with a few easily understood categories to help you get to the information you want to see. Imagine you’re driving up to an airport. Apple takes the same approach to interface design. #2: Use Amazing Product Shots One of Apple’s principle reasons for cutting back on superfluous graphics on their site is to really showcase what’s important: their products. There are several things that make these products look so incredible. #3: Contrast is Key