QR codes bring new life to the packaging at CRC – tnhxz @qrcodepress

Via qrcodepress.com

The manufacturer of the products has announced that its labels will now be smartphone friendly.

CRC Brakleen manufacturer,CRC Industries, has announced that it has launched a whole new look for the packaging of its DIY penetrants and lubricants which includes QR codes to allow smartphone users to gain more information about the products.

The new packaging has already been added to the products, which are now on the shelves and bays in repair shops.

The marketing manager for the company, Dori Ahart, explained the strategy for changing the product packaging and adding QR codes by saying that “The new look is more retail-friendly, yet still easily recognizable as CRC, a brand that professionals have trusted for more than half a century.” Ahart went on to say that the new product labeling provides a prominent display of the item while highlighting its primary features.

It was pointed out that the QR codes will be important for helping customers access additional information.

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Study Findings and Industry Recommendations – thnxz @iab


The introduction of the new IAB Rising Stars (RS) – Billboard, Filmstrip, Portrait, Pushdown, Sidekick and Slider – in 2011 ushered in a new era in standard, brand-building display units. The larger, interactive palettes are an ideal vehicle for digital brand advertising at scale.

On the occasion of their two-year anniversary, Undertone surveyed its clients – brands and agencies – as well as publisher partners on key questions reltaed to awareness, sentiment, challenges and metrics. Our goal was to both gain a better understanding as well as create some actionable next steps for the industry to drive adoption of RS.

Key findings:
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Free Resources to Build Your Next WordPress Site – @sixrevisions


WordPress is a popular website publishing platform. What once was primarily a blogging system has now evolved into a flexible and robust CMS used by both small businesses and large corporations alike.

When working with clients, front-end developers are often expected to produce creative, cutting edge content in a very short period of time.

And beyond staying innovative, there can often be a lot of redundant coding and debugging which requires a careful, meticulous eye. Between managing client expectations and trying to produce well-designed sites in a reasonable amount of time, developers can really feel the pinch.

Fortunately, there is an immense amount of resources to help aid with WordPress development.

In this article, I’ve seeded through tons of stuff to bring you a list of my favorite free WordPress resources for designers and developers. From discovering inspiration to choosing the right WordPress theme framework, I hope you’ll find just what you need to kick start your next project.

WordPress Theme Design Inspiration

One of the toughest parts of web design can often be just getting started. And even once you’ve begun to build your wireframes or designed your layouts, it’s easy to fall into the stylistic rhythms you’ve used in the past. This is why it’s important to continually research and interact with the work of other WordPress theme designers.

The following sites are a great place to engage with new and fresh designs to keep you pumping out those jaw-dropping projects.

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Theme Design Gallery

WordPress Tag on CSS Awards

WP Inspiration


Write a Twitter Bot in 5 Minutes – Thnxz to @labnol – Amit Agarwal

Meet @DearAssistant, a Twitter bot that is like a mini version of Siri. You can tweet your questions in plan English and the bot will reply with an answer.

The Twitter bot is internally using Wolfram Alpha so there’s a whole range of questions that it can answer. Here are some questions that people have asked @DearAssistant so far:

  • How many calories are in Diet Coke? (link)
  • When was Mahatama Gandhi born? (link)
  • What is the distance between city A and city B (link)
  • Who directed the film M (link)
  • What is the price of Kindle Paperwhite (link)

Twitter Bot

You can also ask the bot for word meanings, weather conditions, language translation, to convert between time zones, date calculations (how many days until Christmas) and more.

Writing a Twitter Bot – The Basic Ingredients

Writing a Twitter bot is surprisingly simple and you can get one up and running in 5 minutes. It helps if you know little bit of coding (simple JavaScript) but that’s certainly not a requirement for writing a basic Twitter bot.

A bot is essentially a program that is always running in the background and whenever it encounters a command (tweets in this), it processes it (based on the text of the tweeet) and sends a reply to the tweeter in another tweet.

Earlier, you would need a web server to run the bot while the bot itself would be written in languages like PHP, Perl or Python. That’s complicated so we will use Google Scripts to write the Twitter bot and host it on our Google Drive.

How to Write a Twitter Bot – Step by Step
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