Twitter has over 170 million active users, Facebook claims to have 950 million people using the service in a given month and even Google+ now boasts 100 million active users.
With these huge numbers of people worldwide using social networks to share news, sentiment, and thoughts every single day, there is a huge potential to use social media to monitor political sentiment, the stock market, public health and more. In fact, research shows that analysis of public mood can sometimes reflect the Dow Jones, can help predict political polling data and can even quickly pinpoint epidemics and flu outbreaks.
Take a look at how the extensive amount of data gleaned from social media can be used as an effective monitoring tool across industries and for different purposes in the infographic..
Today we are bringing you a collection of sites built with open source mark-up that include elements that could at one time only be achieved with Flash.
The discussion about whether HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery will render Flash obsolete is well documented and on-going.
Today we are bringing you a collection of sites built with open source mark-up that include elements that could at one time only be achieved with Flash. One of the biggest advantages of using HTML5 and/or jQuery is faster loading times.
Some of the listed sites have animation, some have mouse-over effects, but none use Flash on the page we have linked to.
When we talk patterns in web design, we often automatically think about backgrounds, but patterns are much more useful than that. Your favorite pattern set can be used as a wonderful texture or even a great border for your photographs. Whatever your usage for patterns, they are extremely important in good, solid web design.
Picking the right pattern is important. There are a ton of free ones out there for sure, that aren’t always in your best interest. Fortunately, we’ve decided to put together some of the best, highest quality pattern sets we could find to help you in your pattern filled endeavors.
Having a dark website can have an strong impact with the audience, it can create many emotions such as bold, edgy and strong. In this collection we'll be showcasing 24 websites which all have a beautiful dark design.
Creating a successful design doesn't have to mean you need to draw or make complicated elements. Why not use some old photos, go for a color palette with a vintage feel to it or have some old music play in the background.
The European Commission will bring charges against U.S. software company Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) this month for violating the European Union's competition rules, German magazine Der Spiegel reports Sunday, without saying where it got the information.
Microsoft fears it is facing a penalty fee worth billions of euros that could be pronounced this year, the magazine reports.
The dispute relates to Microsoft's promise in late 2009 to offer users alternatives to its own Internet Explorer web browser that is pre installed on most Windows personal computers. In practice, users in the EU should see a window pop up on their computer screen, allowing them to choose from as many as a dozen different web browser
Smush.it uses optimization techniques specific to image format to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. It is a "lossless" tool, which means it optimizes the images without changing their look or visual quality. After Smush.it runs on a web page it reports how many bytes would be saved by optimizing the page's images and provides a downloadable zip file with the minimized image files..
Το φετινό Πανόραμα Design θα πραγματοποιηθεί το Σαββατοκύριακο 8 και 9 Δεκεμβρίου στο συνεδριακό κέντρο του Δαΐς στο Μαρούσι. Όπως έχει καθιερωθεί τα τελευταία χρόνια, πριν την ανακοίνωση του προγράμματος γίνεται διάθεση περιορισμένου αριθμού εισιτηρίων σε μια ιδιαίτερα προνομιακή τιμή.
2012 has been the year of MASSIVE growth for YouTube.com, but it’s also been a year of MASSIVE changes. The last few months have seen some exciting additions that we can all take advantage of. If you feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with everything, here’s the only thing you really need to understand: YouTube wants you to get more views. They are consistently encouraging (and rewarding) those who are putting out desirable content. The following four features are all “tactics” you can implement to increase views and expand your audience reach. …but only if you have good content.
If there is one network that I bet you wish you were more active and popular on, my guess would be YouTube (how did I do?). Unless you’re one of those Web workers that uses video predominantly, then you’re probably just featuring a handful...
Nothing says authenticity like hand-drawn. This is true for heart felt letters to family, shop signs that want to give a homey feel, and it’s also true in web design. In fact, hand drawn elements have become popular on the web lately. They can give a site that unique and personalized feeling everyone envisions when setting out.
In this article, we have 30 hand drawn websites with beauty to inspire your own hand-drawn visions.
STOP whatever you are doing and check out these unbelievable Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraphs!!
FIY-Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement action occurs. The term “cinemagraph” was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs beginning in early 2011
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.