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We are very visual beings. We like to see it to believe it. And sometimes we don’t trust our brain as much as we trust our eyes. Making decisions is often easier when you see something rather than if you take in a bunch of information about that something.

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Could you imagine trying out a new restaurant without seeing food from their menu? Could you imagine purchasing a shirt online without actually seeing that shirt? How about working with a developer and not knowing what sites they’ve worked on? All these things sound farfetched because we have to see something.

Visuals help build trust in that same vein, that we must actually see it to understand it’s real. Web designs have become very image heavy as of late because we want to do less reading and more seeing. We don’t want to have to make difficult decisions about easy things. Just show us the offering and we can go from there.

Our best bet is to create images galleries. Image galleries come in many forms to many different sites and of course make the most sense. We now have a place to put all our work or our products so visitors can see what we have to offer. Today we’ve found some of the most interesting, intuitive and innovative image galleries we could find. So, let’s jump right in…

Arnaud Beelen

To start, let’s break out of the entire notion that our thumbnails have to even be squares. Arnaud has created perfectly spaced parallelograms to show off his thumbnails. This is immediately interesting and stands out from the thousands of portfolios that are all too square.

Big Human

Big Human has done an absolutely wonderful job making an image gallery with easy to use and understand navigation. Utilizing the arrow keys on a keyboard, the developers here have made it second nature to scroll through images and skip to different projects. This is a great idea that I’d love to see implemented more.

Big Human

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How Strong Is Your Password?


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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM 2012)

So what can you do? The idea of NCSAM is to help get the word out and to protect yourself.

It more important than ever to safely manage your passwords. Password theft has increased by 300% so far in 2012, and that trend will continue to grow. So how can you manage those passwords safely?

With social media, email, shopping, banking and dating, a lot of your life is online and on your phone. Each one of these applications uses a password to protect your sensitive data, but how do you keep them all straight?

Here are some tips from DHS.gov to share with friends, family and your social networks: Leer más “How Strong Is Your Password?”

PSD to HTML Review: HTML Angels

Recently I decided to design my own website after using premade html templates & wordpress themes. After the design process was all complete came the daunting task of choosing a PSD to HTML company.

I decided to go with a company called HTML Angels. They got my attention more than other companies due to their beautiful website, creative name, easy to understand order for and reasonable prices. Their portfolio really stood out, with the exceptional design & hand coding.

I was after an HTML page, with a slideshow for my homepage and a WordPress Theme for my blog.

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HTML Angels coded up 3 HTML pages for me, including the wordpress theme pages which were a pleasant surprise, and delivered them one day early. They asked me to check the files and see if everything was ok, and said they had included some extra CSS3 code to make the loading faster – which I appreciated. I tested the HTML pages in various browsers and found no problems, and was very happy with the results.



Recently I decided to design my own website after using premade html templates & wordpress themes. After the design process was all complete came the daunting task of choosing a PSD to HTML company.

I decided to go with a company called HTML Angels. They got my attention more than other companies due to their beautiful website, creative name, easy to understand order for and reasonable prices. Their portfolio really stood out, with the exceptional design & hand coding.

I was after an HTML page, with a slideshow for my homepage and a WordPress Theme for my blog.

HTML

HTML Angels coded up 3 HTML pages for me, including the wordpress theme pages which were a pleasant surprise, and delivered them one day early. They asked me to check the files and see if everything was ok, and said they had included some extra CSS3 code to make the loading faster – which I appreciated. I tested the HTML pages in various browsers and found no problems, and was very happy with the results.

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21 Ways to Save Minutes Each Day

I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with time. On my phone I track every minute of the day and how it is being used. I can even show you a spreadsheet with months of data where my time up to the minute.

For example, I can tell you that on average I sleep 7 hours and 14 minutes a day and I spend on average 87 minutes a week running errands. You might wonder why I’m doing this. The reason is that I want to be on the fast-track to success. One of the ways to reach my destination faster is by maximizing the time I have at my disposal. In other words, by time saving.

Over the months of tracking my time I wanted to figure out ways to shave minutes of certain low value activities so I could refocus that to more important matters. The list of time saving tips below is the one I’ve done myself to free up time, and I have redirected those minutes and hours to work and personal projects.
21 Time Saving Tips That Work

1. Check your smart phone in line – Waiting in line is a waste of time, so use this time to check your email, respond to text messages or participate on social media.

2. Automate your monthly expenses – Stop paying bills through the mail and switch to paying your expenses online. If you are already doing that, the next step is to automate your payments and set a time once a month to review all your monthly payments.

3. Maximize your commute times – Read a book, listen to audiobooks, call people, email or get other work done.

4. Eat your frog – The first thing you do in the morning is the task you dread the most. Brian Tracy coined this term and he got it from the saying: “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!” By doing the dreadful task first, the rest of the day is going to be easy in comparison.

5. Stop watching TV – Cut back on watching television and switch over to on-demand media. TV commercials provide little value and revolving your day around the TV’s schedule is an inefficient use of your time. You can still watch most your favorite shows on Hulu or Netflix, but at your own pace and time.


time saving

I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with time. On my phone I track every minute of the day and how it is being used. I can even show you a spreadsheet with months of data where my time up to the minute.

For example, I can tell you that on average I sleep 7 hours and 14 minutes a day and I spend on average 87 minutes a week running errands. You might wonder why I’m doing this. The reason is that I want to be on the fast-track to success. One of the ways to reach my destination faster is by maximizing the time I have at my disposal. In other words, by time saving.

Over the months of tracking my time I wanted to figure out ways to shave minutes of certain low value activities so I could refocus that to more important matters. The list of time saving tips below is the one I’ve done myself to free up time, and I have redirected those minutes and hours to work and personal projects.

21 Time Saving Tips That Work

1. Check your smart phone in lineWaiting in line is a waste of time, so use this time to check your email, respond to text messages or participate on social media.

2. Automate your monthly expenses – Stop paying bills through the mail and switch to paying your expenses online. If you are already doing that, the next step is to automate your payments and set a time once a month to review all your monthly payments.

3. Maximize your commute times – Read a book, listen to audiobooks, call people, email or get other work done.

4. Eat your frog – The first thing you do in the morning is the task you dread the most. Brian Tracy coined this term and he got it from the saying: “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!” By doing the dreadful task first, the rest of the day is going to be easy in comparison.

5. Stop watching TV – Cut back on watching television and switch over to on-demand media. TV commercials provide little value and revolving your day around the TV’s schedule is an inefficient use of your time. You can still watch most your favorite shows on Hulu or Netflix, but at your own pace and time. Leer más “21 Ways to Save Minutes Each Day”

Organization Tips For Web Designers

As a web designer, you’re often forced to wear many different hats every day. You’re the CEO, creative director, office manager, coffee fetcher and sometimes even janitor. That’s a lot for anyone, and it certainly makes it difficult to find any time for quality creative thinking. Organization in any operation is important, and for our work as web designers it is important, too. The good news? You don’t have to have been born an organizational machine. Let’s look at what being organized means and a few strategies and tips to help you clean up that messy desk and get your work ducks in a nice neat row.

1. Organization 101

What it means to be an organized person or run an organized business is commonly misunderstood. Many people equate being organized with being fussy, which is not the case. Little labeled folders and neatly itemized lists are one way to stay organized, but they are merely tactics. The heart of organization is having a strategy. Being organized is simply a matter of using clearly defined and consistently implemented systems to get things done.

But how do you go about finding and implementing a strategy if you’re starting from square one? It begins with where you want to end up. Think about where you waste the most time or what frustrates you the most on a daily or weekly basis, and start there. Formulate simple clear goals and treat these overarching goals as the finish line in your strategy.

For example, if you have trouble paying all (and I mean every single one) of your bills on time because they are perpetually lost in the mess on your desk, make it a goal to pay every bill before it is due for the entire year. With this broad goal in mind, you can work on cleaning your desk and setting up a routine for paying each of your bills.


As a web designer, you’re often forced to wear many different hats every day. You’re the CEO, creative director, office manager, coffee fetcher and sometimes even janitor. That’s a lot for anyone, and it certainly makes it difficult to find any time for quality creative thinking. Organization in any operation is important, and for our work as web designers it is important, too. The good news? You don’t have to have been born an organizational machine. Let’s look at what being organized means and a few strategies and tips to help you clean up that messy desk and get your work ducks in a nice neat row.

1. Organization 101

What it means to be an organized person or run an organized business is commonly misunderstood. Many people equate being organized with being fussy, which is not the case. Little labeled folders and neatly itemized lists are one way to stay organized, but they are merely tactics. The heart of organization is having a strategy. Being organized is simply a matter of using clearly defined and consistently implemented systems to get things done.

But how do you go about finding and implementing a strategy if you’re starting from square one? It begins with where you want to end up. Think about where you waste the most time or what frustrates you the most on a daily or weekly basis, and start there. Formulate simple clear goals and treat these overarching goals as the finish line in your strategy.

For example, if you have trouble paying all (and I mean every single one) of your bills on time because they are perpetually lost in the mess on your desk, make it a goal to pay every bill before it is due for the entire year. With this broad goal in mind, you can work on cleaning your desk and setting up a routine for paying each of your bills. Leer más “Organization Tips For Web Designers”

8 Steps to Free Up More Free Time

We are always looking for ways to make more productive use of our time. Do you always seem to be playing catch up? Do you end your day with a longer to-do list than you started? Are you stressed over how you spend your time? Here are eight steps you can take right now to help regain control of your clock.

Eliminate time wasters. At the top of the list is television. The average American watches 5 hours of TV a day. That equals an incredible 6 full days in front of the tube each month. What could you do with an extra 6 days this month? Turn off the television and find out.

Cut back on possessions. Bigger living spaces and more stuff come with a double price: the cost to purchase them and the time to maintain them. A simpler lifestyle frees up time previously spent on vacuuming, fixing, and replacing. If taken far enough, you may be able to work less because you are buying less stuff.


We are always looking for ways to make more productive use of our time. Do you always seem to be playing catch up? Do you end your day with a longer to-do list than you started? Are you stressed over how you spend your time? Here are eight steps you can take right now to help regain control of your clock.

Eliminate time wasters. At the top of the list is television. The average American watches 5 hours of TV a day. That equals an incredible 6 full days in front of the tube each month. What could you do with an extra 6 days this month? Turn off the television and find out.

Cut back on possessions. Bigger living spaces and more stuff come with a double price: the cost to purchase them and the time to maintain them. A simpler lifestyle frees up time previously spent on vacuuming, fixing, and replacing. If taken far enough, you may be able to work less because you are buying less stuff. Leer más “8 Steps to Free Up More Free Time”

Managing Your Client Schedule

Having lots of clients is the goal for any freelancer who’s serious about business. The money is always flowing, your clients are happy and you’re working hard to maintain your reputation. The problem though, is the fact you haven’t seen the outside of your office for weeks, you dream about the next email you’re going to send to your clients, and you’re constantly checking your phone for client replies when you’re supposed to be like, doing other things.

Being a busy freelancer is much better than being a bored freelancer, but like with everything, it comes with its own set of problems. How do you deal when you have several projects going on at one time, and several more potential projects in the works? Most importantly, how do you keep your sanity?


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Having lots of clients is the goal for any freelancer who’s serious about business. The money is always flowing, your clients are happy and you’re working hard to maintain your reputation. The problem though, is the fact you haven’t seen the outside of your office for weeks, you dream about the next email you’re going to send to your clients, and you’re constantly checking your phone for client replies when you’re supposed to be like, doing other things.

Being a busy freelancer is much better than being a bored freelancer, but like with everything, it comes with its own set of problems. How do you deal when you have several projects going on at one time, and several more potential projects in the works? Most importantly, how do you keep your sanity?

Learning To Schedule

Learning to schedule both your daily, weekly and monthly time slots is probably one of the most important business tasks you’ll ever need to do. It’s yet another skill you have to learn as you go along in day-to-day business. Mishandling this can cause late projects, late payments, no personal life–and the worst of all–angry clients.

Here are some tips that have helped me get a handle on scheduling: Leer más “Managing Your Client Schedule”

How to Get More Done and Have More Fun

Have you ever thought that by simply rearranging your daily tasks you could increase your productivity, get more done and enjoy yourself more? The biggest asset of freelancers worldwide is that they usually do what they love, and love what they do. But, what happens when you get stressed with deadlines, long working hours and lots of clients and you don’t have any more time for yourself, your family or your personal projects?

Most of you are probably organized to some extent. Most of you probably have a to-do list where you add tasks that need to be done and tick them off once they’re completed. However, have you ever thought that by simply rearranging that to-do list you can rediscover that working is fun, pleasant and enjoyable? By simply rearranging to-dos you can give yourself daily boosts.

How? You may ask. In this post, I’ll answer that question and show you how to get more from your work and more time for yourself.


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Have you ever thought that by simply rearranging your daily tasks you could increase your productivity, get more done and enjoy yourself more? The biggest asset of freelancers worldwide is that they usually do what they love, and love what they do. But, what happens when you get stressed with deadlines, long working hours and lots of clients and you don’t have any more time for yourself, your family or your personal projects?

Most of you are probably organized to some extent. Most of you probably have a to-do list where you add tasks that need to be done and tick them off once they’re completed. However, have you ever thought that by simply rearranging that to-do list you can rediscover that working is fun, pleasant and enjoyable? By simply rearranging to-dos you can give yourself daily boosts.

How? You may ask. In this post, I’ll answer that question and show you how to get more from your work and more time for yourself.

Leer más “How to Get More Done and Have More Fun”

Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder


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Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder

Timers, in the face of 21st century technological marvels, can appear as antiquated as steam engines and telegraphs. The simple timer, however, is one of the most useful productivity tools around.

Photo by smemon87.

Outside of timing a pot bubbling on the stove, not a lot of people use a timer on a daily basis. If you haven’t worked a timer into your daily routines, the expense is small and the benefits are great. Today we’re going take a look at how the humble timer can take the nebulous conglomerate of tasks, breaks, goofing off, sweating deadlines, and the entire mass of what constitutes your work day and break it into manageable—dare we say enjoyable?—servings.

Selecting a Timer

Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder
While your grandmother may have only had a choice between a timer that looked a lot like an egg and one that only kind of looked like an egg, you’ve got far, far, more choices. If you’re looking for a hardware timer, you’ve got Classic egg timers, tomato-shaped timers, stop watches, and anything else you can set an alarm on. In the software realm, a host of timers for popular operating systems and smartphones give you a dizzying array of options to choose from.

We’re not going to go over all of them here—we’ve highlighted several in the past—but we will offer some insight into selecting a great timer.

Select the simplest timer that will get the job done. The geek in you wants the cool timer app in the App Store so you can track while you time, cross-index your “scores” for timed tasks, and eleventy-billion other neat tricks. But is any of that actually going to help you get stuff done? Are you going to waste minutes you could be working or breaks during which you could be relaxing fiddling with it? You know what you can’t fiddle with? A $5 egg timer from the grocery store. It’s a crank with some gears and a bell. It only does three things: sit there, tick there, or ring there. When you’re getting started incorporating a timer in your workflow, I’d strongly suggest picking the simplest timer that will meet your needs.

Initially avoid, if possible, timers on your computer or smart phone. If the best place for you to have a timer is in your system tray or on your Android phone, it’s better to use a timer than to not use one. When you’re first getting used to timer-based productivity boosts, however, I’ve found it’s helpful to have a timer that’s extremely boring and unconnected to any work-related platform. (You can, of course, do whatever works best for you.)

If you have a timer in your system tray, for instance, you might notice that you’ve got new emails when you go to reset it for your break. It’s too tempting to go mess around in your inbox and see what email just came in. Same thing for your smartphone, you go to reset the timer and you’re staring right at the notification bar on your phone. What’s that? New voicemails? There goes what should have been a relaxing break or a strong start to a new task, torpedoed right out of the gate because the digital-crack our electronic devices feed us is too hard to resist for most people. Keep it simple and as stand-alone as possible.

Now that we’ve hashed out some basic guidelines to selecting a timer, let’s look at the reasons you’re going to start incorporating a timer into your workflow.

Timers Are Workload Containment Units

Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder
You’ve got work, and if you’re anything like the great overworked populace of CorporateVille, you’ve got lots of it. You could work all day, all night, and right into your eventual hospitalization for a stress-related breakdown if you wanted. But who wants that? There will always be work to be done and in many jobs, especially those driven by deadlines, the work never really pauses or ends. Timers help you to impose some microcosmic order on a chaotic work schedule that, thanks to the power of always-on internet and telecommuting, can follow you wherever you go. Photo by JenVista.

A timer allows you to take a task and essentially cage it. Instead of looking at “Work on the Johnson account” or “prepare the monthly TPS report” as a nebulous and potentially day-consuming task, a timer lets you create a “schedule cage” for that task. Whether you opt to set aside two 45 minute blocks that day to work on it, or a half-dozen 30 minute blocks over the course of the business week, using a timer helps you quarantine tasks so they don’t leak over into other important work and personal duties. Even if it’s a task that you have to spend all day on if that’s what’s required, a timer helps you get a firmer grasp on how long it’s taking (and will potentially take). Leer más “Use a Timer as a Productivity Booster and Sanity Minder”

How to Smash Your To Do List When You’re Your Own Boss

An insidious curse haunts all business owners and it doesn’t matter what business model they use or how large or small their company might be. The curse is freedom.

You’d think freedom was a blessing, and it is. It’s the ultimate goal of the successful entrepreneur. They want to enjoy freedom from someone else’s schedule, from corporate bureaucracy and from some lame manager’s to do list. They have the freedom to do work that counts, to blow off on a Tuesday afternoon to spend time with family, or to play by day and work at night.

All entrepreneurs chase freedom. We have our personal reasons to want it, but we share the same goal.

But freedom comes at a price. The curse kicks in and the universe demands payback for the gift we’ve created for ourselves.

Freedom is a curse precisely because it’s freedom. Freedom runs away from structure and hides in the bushes while discipline marches by. Freedom rejects fixed schedules and doesn’t answer when your inner deadline bailiff calls.

Yet if you’re an entrepreneur, you need structure, schedules and organization. It takes discipline to build the kind of business that allows you to blow off afternoons or take month-long holidays without the house of cards tumbling down.

You won’t stay your own boss for long if you don’t harness discipline in your life and business.
How to harness discipline and ride it hard

Trust me, I’m the last person to suggest you adopt discipline as a permanent state of mind. Discipline and I have a tenacious relationship at best. I hold on because she’s valuable to me; she barely concedes to put up with me. (Yes, discipline is a she. I have no idea why. Freud might).

Discipline isn’t some unseen cosmic force. Months of meditation aren’t required. No one is disciplined all the time, but being able to switch it on at the times we need it is the skill the forges business empires. It’s just a state of mind we enter and leave at will, just like any other state: feeling happy, being sad, and so forth. Here are three techniques that focus on cultivating a state of discipline that I’ve road-tested often with clients, with fantastic results.


How to Smash Your To Do List When You’re Your Own Boss

An insidious curse haunts all business owners and it doesn’t matter what business model they use or how large or small their company might be. The curse is freedom.

You’d think freedom was a blessing, and it is. It’s the ultimate goal of the successful entrepreneur. They want to enjoy freedom from someone else’s schedule, from corporate bureaucracy and from some lame manager’s to do list. They have the freedom to do work that counts, to blow off on a Tuesday afternoon to spend time with family, or to play by day and work at night.

All entrepreneurs chase freedom. We have our personal reasons to want it, but we share the same goal.

But freedom comes at a price. The curse kicks in and the universe demands payback for the gift we’ve created for ourselves.

Freedom is a curse precisely because it’s freedom. Freedom runs away from structure and hides in the bushes while discipline marches by. Freedom rejects fixed schedules and doesn’t answer when your inner deadline bailiff calls.

Yet if you’re an entrepreneur, you need structure, schedules and organization. It takes discipline to build the kind of business that allows you to blow off afternoons or take month-long holidays without the house of cards tumbling down.

You won’t stay your own boss for long if you don’t harness discipline in your life and business.

How to harness discipline and ride it hard

Trust me, I’m the last person to suggest you adopt discipline as a permanent state of mind. Discipline and I have a tenacious relationship at best. I hold on because she’s valuable to me; she barely concedes to put up with me. (Yes, discipline is a she. I have no idea why. Freud might).

Discipline isn’t some unseen cosmic force. Months of meditation aren’t required. No one is disciplined all the time, but being able to switch it on at the times we need it is the skill the forges business empires. It’s just a state of mind we enter and leave at will, just like any other state: feeling happy, being sad, and so forth. Here are three techniques that focus on cultivating a state of discipline that I’ve road-tested often with clients, with fantastic results. Leer más “How to Smash Your To Do List When You’re Your Own Boss”

Los mejores atajos de teclado en Windows 7

Todos los entusiastas de los ordenadores sabemos que muchas veces cuando queremos trabajar de la manera más rápida, una de las soluciones está en usar los atajos de teclado. A menos que no estemos muy familiarizados con el teclado, la opción siempre será usar el ratón. Esto, unido con un ordenador de amplias prestaciones y un OS y programas ligeros, te permitirá agilizar tu manera de usar el ordenador.


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Todos los entusiastas de los ordenadores sabemos que muchas veces cuando queremos trabajar de la manera más rápida, una de las soluciones está en usar los atajos de teclado. A menos que no estemos muy familiarizados con el teclado, la opción siempre será usar el ratón. Esto, unido con un ordenador de amplias prestaciones y un OS y programas ligeros, te permitirá agilizar tu manera de usar el ordenador.

Los atajos de teclado permiten agilizar el trabajo en el ordenador

Aquí te presentamos la lista con la selección de los mejores y más necesarios atajos de teclado para el OS Windows 7,con muchas mejoras respecto al XP:
Trabajo con ventanas

  • Win + Home: cierra todo menos ventana activa
  • Win + Space: transparenta las ventanas para visualizar escritorio
  • Win + D: minimiza ventanas para visualizar escritorio
  • Win + ↑: maximiza ventana activa
  • Win + ↓: minimiza ventana activa
  • Shift + Win + ↑: maximiza ventana activa verticalmente
  • Shift + Win + →/←: ancla ventana activa a la derecha/izquierda de la pantalla
  • Alt + F4: cerrar ventana activa

Barra de tareas… Leer más “Los mejores atajos de teclado en Windows 7”

ProWorkflow – A Fast and Easy Online Project Management System

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It is very important to organize your work flow and to monitor the progress in work being done. No matter from which field you belong to, you always need manage your work, organized your team, assign tasks to your employees on timely basis and get the records of all invoices and payments being sent or done.
You cannot simply over look the importance of having a proper management system. Sometimes, people rely on their email account for managing all online work, conversation and transaction. Although, keeping an up-to-date email account would definitely help you in organizing your work but when you are dealing with greater number of project or you’re on the go, you would definitely need a better solution to organize and manage your work.


Posted by WDCore Editorial

It is very important to organize your work flow and to monitor the progress in work being done. No matter from which field you belong to, you always need manage your work, organized your team, assign tasks to your employees on timely basis and get the records of all invoices and payments being sent or done.
You cannot simply over look the importance of having a proper management system. Sometimes, people rely on their email account for managing all online work, conversation and transaction. Although, keeping an up-to-date email account would definitely help you in organizing your work but when you are dealing with greater number of project or you’re on the go, you would definitely need a better solution to organize and manage your work. Leer más “ProWorkflow – A Fast and Easy Online Project Management System”

Publishing Facebook stories on browsers with popup blockers

How to use Facebook’s Stream.Publish method on browsers with popup blockers. See a demo.
What is the problem?

Recently many Facebook developers have been frustrated by popup blockers preventing the Stream Publish dialogue box from being displayed. If a user hasn’t logged in and authorised the application, dialogue boxes are shown in a popup window instead of an iframe. That’s fine for some visitors, but for those who have a popup blocker enabled, it means that they won’t see the dialogue box and therefore can’t publish a post into the stream.

The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in an iframe.
The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in an iframe.

The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in a popup window. Popup blockers will prevent this from opening.
The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in a popup window. Popup blockers will prevent this from opening.
What causes it?


Keegan Street How to use Facebook’s Stream.Publish method on browsers with popup blockers. See a demo.

What is the problem?

Recently many Facebook developers have been frustrated by popup blockers preventing the Stream Publish dialogue box from being displayed. If a user hasn’t logged in and authorised the application, dialogue boxes are shown in a popup window instead of an iframe. That’s fine for some visitors, but for those who have a popup blocker enabled, it means that they won’t see the dialogue box and therefore can’t publish a post into the stream.

The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in an iframe.
The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in an iframe.

The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in a popup window. Popup blockers will prevent this from opening.
The Stream Publish dialogue being displayed in a popup window. Popup blockers will prevent this from opening.

What causes it? Leer más “Publishing Facebook stories on browsers with popup blockers”

A Beautiful Replacement for your Notepad

Notepad, a light-weight text editor that is included with every copy of Microsoft Windows, is also the most basic program on your computer with an extremely simple UI and limited functionality.

This probably explains why there is almost an avalanche of notepad replacements in the market – applications that aren’t just better than the default notepad program but most of them are free as well.

Today I had an opportunity to try another notepad replacement and after spending a couple of minutes with the program, I am convinced that it is going to be my new default text editor replacing Notepad. The program is called Bend.


Notepad for WindowsNotepad, a light-weight text editor that is included with every copy of Microsoft Windows, is also the most basic program on your computer with an extremely simple UI and limited functionality.

This probably explains why there is almost an avalanche of notepad replacements in the market – applications that aren’t just better than the default notepad program but most of them are free as well.

Today I had an opportunity to try another notepad replacement and after spending a couple of minutes with the program, I am convinced that it is going to be my new default text editor replacing Notepad. The program is called Bend.

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YouSendIt Express Solves The “Too Big to E-Mail” Problem

Sending files–especially sizable art or photo files–to clients and editors can be problematic. Corporate firewalls simply don’t like large e-mail attachments (or, in some cases, any attachments). And, yet, we’re not about to spend the time or the expense to ship the files via a physical courier service. Our solution? We use an online service called YouSendIt (various pricing; a free plan exists). And, to make matters even easier, we use their free download software, YouSendIt Express.

YouSendIt Express screenshotYouSendIt Express looks like a typical e-mail message–but when you send files, instead of sending attachments that might be blocked by the recipient’s firewall, they are hosted on a private folder on the YouSendIt server, where your recipient can easily access and download them.

YouSendIt Express, a tiny, standalone program, is very simple to use. It’s similar to writing a typical e-mail message. Simply double-click the icon to quickly launch the program, select your recipients, type in a subject line, add an optional memo and select the file(s) or folder you want to send. Then, click the SEND button. The recipients will receive an e-mail from you with a link to a private folder, to download the files to their computer.


Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta, PC World

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Sending files–especially sizable art or photo files–to clients and editors can be problematic. Corporate firewalls simply don’t like large e-mail attachments (or, in some cases, any attachments). And, yet, we’re not about to spend the time or the expense to ship the files via a physical courier service. Our solution? We use an online service called YouSendIt (various pricing; a free plan exists). And, to make matters even easier, we use their free download software, YouSendIt Express.

YouSendIt Express screenshotYouSendIt Express looks like a typical e-mail message–but when you send files, instead of sending attachments that might be blocked by the recipient’s firewall, they are hosted on a private folder on the YouSendIt server, where your recipient can easily access and download them.

YouSendIt Express, a tiny, standalone program, is very simple to use. It’s similar to writing a typical e-mail message. Simply double-click the icon to quickly launch the program, select your recipients, type in a subject line, add an optional memo and select the file(s) or folder you want to send. Then, click the SEND button. The recipients will receive an e-mail from you with a link to a private folder, to download the files to their computer. Leer más “YouSendIt Express Solves The “Too Big to E-Mail” Problem”