10 Essential Instagram Tips Every User Should Know Social networks are called “social” networks for a reason. They are still human-human interaction, except these are virtual. However, not being able to hear or see the person does not mean the social rules of interaction no longer apply. This post covers 10 important Instagram etiquette, rules, do’s and don’ts, best practices, tips – call them what you will – that will help you make the most of Instagram. 1.
50 fantastic freebies for web designers, December 2014 We’re back with yet another gargantuan collection of free resources to fill up your toolbox and keep you rolling out awesome work well into the new year. We’ve got it all: icons, inspiration, fonts, UI kits and tons more. And, as always, if you think we missed one of your favorite new freebies, let us know in the comments. Enjoy! Africa Is Way Bigger Than You Think - Observations - Scientific American Blog Network Look at the usual flat map of the world and it appears that Greenland is nearly as big as Africa. But it’s not even close. Africa is 14 times larger. Flat maps significantly distort the sizes of countries and continents, the result of converting a spherical surface to a handy rectangle. The area of landmasses becomes increasingly exaggerated toward the poles. As a result, we tend to underestimate the size of countries close to the equator, and substantially overestimate the size of countries closer to the poles.
TeachOIT: a Blog for People Who Teach with Technology An interactive timeline built using Tiki-Toki. Have your students needed a visually compelling way to present their research on key events involved in a complex issue? Have you needed to organize and display multimedia material to show how an issue developed over time? 3 Excellent Tools to Sign Your Documents Electronically Are you tired of printing out your document and scanning back in just to put your signature on them ? Well, you don't have to anymore. There are now several ways to cut up on paper and start signing your papers right from your browser. I have compiled for you this list which comprises 3 of the most popular web tools to use for electronic document signing. check them below: Hellowsign
6 free mobile device emulators for testing your site The percentage of all web usage that comes from smartphones and other mobile devices is growing, and it won’t be long before mobile internet users overtake desktop and laptop users in terms of web traffic. So it’s a cardinal sin to ignore mobile users when you’re developing a website. One of the most important things you can do to make a website mobile-friendly is to test it on multiple smartphone and tablet platforms. Map Projections & What They Say About You Comic by Randall Munroe at XKCD Most people go through life perfectly happy in the knowledge that the real earth looks like it does on a standard Mercator projection map. Cartographers, map nerds and those that have seen this scene from the West Wing know that this is not really the case. Wikipedia sums up why map projections are necessary in the first place: Map projections are necessary for creating maps.
XTimeline - Creating Timelines on the Web Course Description This free online course shows you how to create timelines on the Web using the online application called XTimeline. A timeline is used to show events along a period of time. It is typically a graphic design showing a long bar labeled with dates and events labeled at points where they would have happened. Timelines can use any time scale, from minutes to years to millions of years. Timelines are often used in education to help students understand events and trends for a particular subject.
How to Record Your Desktop to a File or Stream It Over the Internet with VLC VLC is full of powerful features, including the ability to record your desktop. VLC is great for quick captures, although it doesn’t necessarily have the more advanced features of a dedicated screencasting application. We’ve already covered transcoding (saving media to a file) with VLC and streaming with VLC. Kojo Home Kojo is an open source App that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is a Learning Environment – with many different features that enable play, exploration, discovery, creation, and learning in the areas of: Computer Programming and Computational thinking.
Thematic Cartography Guide Welcome! In this short guide we share some insights and tips for making thematic maps. Our goal is to cover the important concepts in cartography and flag the important decision points in the map-making process. As with many activities in life, there isn’t always a single best answer in cartography, and in those cases we’ve tried to outline some of the pros and cons to different solutions. 60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers Creating engaging visual content doesn’t have to require a financial investment. Sure, at one time graphic designers needed expensive software and even more costly images to craft a winning visual campaign. But thanks to a host of free online resources, anyone can design high-quality visual stories with ease. Of course, navigating the sea of online images and editing tools is easier said than done. Some require membership, others charge royalty fees, some require advance permission and others charge for high-definition. Fortunately, we’ve scoured the Web for the most complete, the easiest to use and the most innovative resources to aid even the most amateur designer in crafting stunning visual content.