Help Note: Thinglink currently works only with self-hosted WordPress blogs as Wordpress.com doesn’t support third-party plugins. 1. Log in to WordPress admin (usually yourblog.com/wp-admin) 9 tools for journalists to produce immersive stories Tools to help journalists produce content which readers can deep-dive into Credit: ThinkStock With publishers keen to keep viewers engaged, many are looking at opportunities to offer more immersive storytelling experiences, and add greater depth to the content they are producing, be it text, video or images. A number of news outlets have worked to produce content which delivers a more immersive experience than traditional templates or styles may allow, such as the oft-cited New York Times Snow Fall feature, which it later followed up with its Jockey piece. And there have been plenty of other similar projects before and since by other outlets as well, from Pitchfork's Bat For Lashes feature to the Guardian's Firestorm package.
Free UX Sketching And Wireframing Templates For Mobile Projects Today we are happy to release two printable UX sketching and wireframing templates, designed by Pixle81 for Smashing Magazine’s readers. This article presents Outline, a set of sketching and wireframing papers for mobile platforms and Tapsize, a set of templates for checking optimal tap areas without a mobile device. Outline
Using AudioBoom in the Classroom to Improve Reading Fluency My 2nd grade students have been working very hard all year long on learning what fluency is and what good fluency should sound like. At the beginning of the year, my students thought that fast reading was fluent reading, but what I was hoping was to inspire my students to think beyond this. Fast reading does not equal fluent reading. If students read 140 words per minute but use no expression and sound like robots, they are not reading fluently. Créez des schémas en ligne et collaborez en temps réel Yen Lim, Head of Product PredictHQ Auckland, New Zealand Twitter Timeline Widget Twitter offers embeddable timelines that allow you to display any public Twitter feed onto your blog. These timelines are interactive, so readers can reply, retweet and favorite tweets straight from your blog or website. First, go to Twitter and create your Twitter Widget. There, you can pick your color scheme and size your Twitter widget.
Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows Rough It Out Scapple doesn’t force you to make connections, and it doesn’t expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There’s no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact—in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. The idea behind Scapple is simple: when you are roughing out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. It’s Scapple Simple 10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to pull off successfully. You have to have the right photo, a good eye for typography and know what you want to accomplish to make the most of adding type to an image. If you feel like you are ready to take on the challenge, here are 10 tips for making it work:
VideoScribe Skip to main content VideoScribe Anywhere The magic is mobile Watch the demoPlay video A Turbulent Mind: The Physics of Van Gogh's Starry Night Vincent van Gogh was a brilliant depicter of natural phenomena, especially when he was at his most psychotic. According to José Luis Aragón of the National Autonomous University in Mexico, Van Gogh's famous spiral brushstrokes are near-perfect renderings of turbulence. From the largest visible swaths of paint to the tiniest strokes, Van Gogh's brushwork seems instinctually guided to simulate river eddies and cloud rotations.
Getty Images Images »Getty Images Getty Images is a stock photography company with millions of images spanning over a hundred years of photography. The bulk of these images are able to be embedded in websites and blogs freely. Images are also available to be used for publication or other uses when a license is purchased. Embedding an image with an embed code Browse to the Getty Images website.Find an image you would like to embed on your page, post, or text widget.Put your mouse over the image you would like to use, which will cause a box to appear with the embed option.Click the embed icon if available (some images may be restricted).Copy the code from the box that appears. TimelineJS — Now with even more Knight Lab From the beginning, TimelineJS has been a project of Northwestern University Knight Lab. However, when Zach Wise first set out to create it, the Knight Lab had a less developed software process and identity, so Zach presented Timeline as a product of his personal Verite.co website. Since then, two things have happened: TimelineJS has become wildly popular, and the Knight Lab has established cohesive design guidelines and a more methodical software development process.
The A to Z of Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop CC (and versions before it) is filled with tools, panels, and effects meant to give users as much control as possible over their illustrations, photo editing, designs, and more. Whether you're a Photoshop ace, in need of brushing up on the latest updates, or the program is completely new to you, this list will serve as a helpful resource, breaking down the toolbar, panels, and many of the effects found within the program. Below you'll find links to quick tutorials around the site that show the tool or effect in action as well as descriptions to help you become acquainted (or serve as a reminder) with it.