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? TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in November 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in November 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! Are you interested to know how to creatively use free timeline makers?
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.
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.
Timeline Platform Featured Customers MyHeritage.com is a world-leading family social nework. Its 50 million users create family trees, share family photos and organize their genealogical information online. MyHeritage.com has cooperated with AllofMe to leverage the AllofMe platform for helping users view and compare their family photos and events in a super-cool, fun-to-use, chronological timeline. 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
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.