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How to Get IE 10 Playing Nice With Responsive Websites

How to Get IE 10 Playing Nice With Responsive Websites | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Windows 8 is just around the corner, which means Internet Explorer 10 is about to come charging onto the web.

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The Complete Guide to Successful Landing Pages

The Complete Guide to Successful Landing Pages | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Myth: Landing pages are simple. Reality: There's much more to a successful landing page, study this infographic to learn a few of the reasons why.


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Freebie: 15 Elegant Progress Bars | 7plusDezine

Freebie: 15 Elegant Progress Bars | 7plusDezine | Current Updates | Scoop.it
I’ve collected a list of 15 elegantly designed progress bars for your future projects. And they are FREE!

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Instructional Designers job in Washington, DC, 20004

Instructional Designers job in Washington, DC, 20004 | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Job Description:
DHA is seeking Top Secret Cleared Instructional Designers for a proposal opportunity supporting our Clients Training Division in Quantico, VA. There are 30 positions half in Quantico, VA and half in Washington, DC

 

Our Instructional Designer is like no other, and we don’t expect you are either. We’d like someone with 5 years of solid background with the ISD process and experience with ADDIE Model and working with subject matter experts to lead the efforts to ensure engaging, instructional sound curricula is developed for traditional classroom instruction, distance education, or a combination of both (blended learning).


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A Simple Parallax Scrolling Technique | Nettuts+

A Simple Parallax Scrolling Technique | Nettuts+ | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Parallax scrolling is an interesting technique, where, as you scroll, the background images translate slower than the content in the foreground, creating the...

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We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI

We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI | Current Updates | Scoop.it

This piece came to me from my fellow curator Jan Gordon. She is an EXCELLENT curator and if you follow her curation it will help your business a lot.

What I really like about this piece is its basic question -- are you sharing your biz stories for messaging or for engagement? These are two very different activities and will generate different results for your business.

Read Jan's excellent review below, read Brian Solis' article, and start shifting your storytelling so you can achieve better business results!


This wonderful piece was written by Brian Solis and as always, he captured the essence of what's needed to move your content to the next level, where your audience becomes an active participant. This is where relationships and communities are built, brand advocates, word of mouth and commerce follows if this is done right.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Social Producers are the new storytellers

 

**To thrive in social, mobile and new media in general, we need much more than content producers, we need a new breed of designers that grasp the elements of online sharing and have mastered the ART of social media

 

**They know how to  trigger desirable (and social) actions, reactions and transactions

 

**A new genre of social producers are taking aim at developing content strategies that are not only consumable, they're shareable, actionable and act as catalysts or sparks for relevant conversations.

 

**These social producers are in fact masters of their domains and understand the culture and the laws of information commerce within each

 

The difference between Social Producers and traditional content creators is they begin with social outcomes

 

**they understand the relationship between cause and effect and they bake-in conversation starters related to an integrated and business-focused strategy

 

**Social producers think about the overall experience and the effect where a social object is at the center of the dialogue and interaction they envision....within each network

 

**The overall story and outcome defines the nature of the social object.

 

Takeaway

 

**Beyond shareability, the social producers also think about resonance. Conversations on social networks move quickly.


**What was trending an hour ago gives way to  the next social object that captures everyone's attention until that too is replaced by the next shiny object and so on.


**Resonance is a technique that allows a social object to enjoy a greater lifespan and continue to swim upstream while other content strategies wash away in real-time.


**As you think about your content strategy for social networks, do so from the perspective of a social producer.

 

**While the social effect is certainly a goal, the social effect is also the result of social design.

 

**In the end, people are going to talk, so give them something to talk about!

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering, "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Qvxa6J]


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janlgordon's comment, September 25, 2012 11:10 AM
Marty, I loved your insights and comments, right on the money - this is indeed one of those articles that ignites that spark in me and I can see in you as well - taking static content and moving it to the next level. Thank you for your kind words and wisdom as well.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 25, 2012 12:05 PM
Thanks Jan. I think your notes are more valuable than the article and this is NOT the first time that has been true :). Certainly the article by itself isn't as powerful as article + your note, so the very definition of the benefit of content curation - content becomes more valuable with each touch :). M
Josette Williams's comment, October 1, 2012 4:14 PM
Really happy you like this article Gust.
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When Should We Use App, Responsive and Mobile Design? - Design for User Experience

When Should We Use App, Responsive and Mobile Design? - Design for User Experience | Current Updates | Scoop.it

There is no final answer for the above solutions, any of those options can work for everyone. However, if we dig deeper about the functions, pros or cons of each model you may find an easier answer to your questions.


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20 New Essential jQuery Plugins

20 New Essential jQuery Plugins | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Latest jQuery Plugins and scripts for web designers and developers. Today I selected 20 essential jQuery plugins, sliders, image galleries, slideshow plugins, jQuery navigation menus, interactive maps, mobile interfaces , accordion menus, tooltips plugins and many other useful jQuery scripts collected in one place.

jQuery plugin are constantly being released, and it’s no surprise since it’s insanely popular, and for good reason. The only problem is being able to sort through them all to find the good ones. That’s why we’re always on the lookout, and we will found some good ones for you.

Read More: http://graphicdesignjunction.com/2012/10/20-new-essential-jquery-plugins/

 


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The SEO Puzzle 2012

The SEO Puzzle 2012 | Current Updates | Scoop.it

SEO is a large and dynamic puzzle. No one piece alone will achieve and sustain long term rankings. Some pieces are larger, some are smaller, but they are all imperative to a successful strategy.

To have a successful SEO strategy, you will need to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Is Your Site Easy For Search Engines To Read?

Crawlability

URL Structure

Meta Tags: use the proper description for all pages

Title Tags: use a unique and relevant title for each page

H1: use relevant and structured headings throughout the website

IMG: make use of alt description tags for images

SITE MAP: Keep a xml copy of your site map on your server and submit it search engine.(google, bing,yahoo)

Website Architecture

Google does not rank websites, they rank pages.

Each Category and product should have its own page

Consider the site hierarchy

Use Breadcrumb links

Title Tags: use a unique and relevant title for each page

Website Speed

On Page Factors

Quality Content: The key to a successful website is unique and relevant content

Keyword Research: Analyze and choose the appropriate keywords for your site.

Keyword Usage: Do your website pages use the words & phrases you want to be found for?

Keyword Density: Proper saturation of keywords being optimized for

Engagement: Site Analytics- CTR, Bounce Rate, Time on Page, Time on Site, Total Pages Visited

Freshness of Content- Revise and Refresh content often

Off Page Factors

Content, Content, Content

Links

Link Relevancy: Create high quality back links directing to your website

Anchor Text Links : Do links pointing to your pages use the appropriate keywords?

Link Quantity : The more high quality & relevant links pointing to your site the better

Link Quality: Link from only high quality relevant websites

Anchor Text Links

Press Releases

Optimized Videos

Articles

Social Posts

Photos

Blog Posts

Forum Comments

Online Directories

Consumer Reviews

Social Factors

Social Sentiment

Facebook Likes: Bing uses Facebook likes as a ranking signal for logged in users

Facebook Shares- How often are your posts shared?

Google+ Plus 1's : Google says it is working on using +1's as ranking signals

Twitter Followers : Tweets help Google index content faster

Twitter ReTweets – How often are your posts retweeted?

Social Authority- What is your social authority on the web

Social Authority of your fans/ friends/ followers/ connections

Blog regularly: Include unique and relevant content

Social Forums: Engage in relevant social forums

Online Directories: Complete profile on online directory sites

YouTube

LinkedIn

Pinterest

RSS Feeds

Reputation Management

Website Reputation: What other are saying about your business

Review Sites: Google Reviews, City Search, Yelp

Trust : Trust from users and search engines is imperative for long term-success

Domain Age- How long has your site been online?

Domain Authority: Strength of your website

Page Authority: Strength of your internal pages

Personal Preference

Location of searcher

Personal settings of searcher

Search History of searcher

 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 20, 2012 1:23 PM
Thanks Brian. Hope you are having a great weekend. Marty
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 22, 2012 10:02 PM
Alessandro thanks for the pickup on this Scoop. Your friends are picking it up too. Much appreciated. Love your curation. Very creative, surreal and fun :). Marty
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25+ Usefull Texture Tutorials for Photoshop

25+ Usefull Texture Tutorials for Photoshop | Current Updates | Scoop.it

These tutorials teaches you how to design beautiful and effective textures and textured backgrounds. By using them we can create amazing designing layouts like desktop wallpapers, logo background, websites, flyers etc. whatever the design is these textures tutorials are very usefull. The awesome thing about these tutorial is that once you learn to design them, you can be able to use them in different designing layouts by making some changes and with new look, take a deep breath and start working with them. best of luck..

Read More: http://designxon.com/tutorials/25-usefull-texture-tutorials-for-photoshop

 


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21 Clean Web Design Layouts | Inspiration

21 Clean Web Design Layouts | Inspiration | Current Updates | Scoop.it

What makes a clean web design layout? What are the elements that tells us if a layout is clean or not?


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How Strong Is Your Password?

How Strong Is Your Password? | Current Updates | Scoop.it

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:

1. Set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone.

2. Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.

3. Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.

4. Limit the personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing info widely.

5. Be cautious about what you receive or read online – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Here are some common mistakes when creating passwords, courtesy of an Infographic from SecurityCoverage. [ makers of Password Genie] http://bit.ly/Sf2qHB

 

Source. http://bit.ly/T7TaRN


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The Tin Can API - SCORM could do more.

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Learn more about the Tin Can API at http://scorm.com/tincan . SCORM is over 10 years old. ADL (the keepers of SCORM) asked us to research what the next-generation e-learning specification could/should look like.

 

We've been gathering information from the entire e-learning community about what you'd like to see in the next specification. Many of you already know about this, and many of you have participated. We have our solution — it's the Tin Can API.

 

The Tin Can API solves a lot of problems that older specifications suffered from, but it also adds new capabilities, new business cases, and new ways of handling content. The Tin Can API fuses a decade of collective e-learning experiences with a decade of technological advances.

Learn more at http://scorm.com/tincan
Category:Education
License:Standard YouTube License

 

How to we establish a learning trail across the Internet?

Will TinCan allow us to share acomplishments perfomed inside and outside of traditional CMS?

~ Dennis


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Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles

Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles | Current Updates | Scoop.it
This is a collection of some basic styles that can come in handy when creating your own style definitions. Learn how to make some useful classes for simple styles and how to apply them to a variety of elements.

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That Nasty Responsive Image Problem

That Nasty Responsive Image Problem | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Among the developers at Fresh Tilled Soil there's been a lot of talk lately about dealing with the problem of responsive images in flexible site design.

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75 Tools for Creative Thinking - Dexigner

75 Tools for Creative Thinking - Dexigner | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Mark: A neat card set to faciliatate creative thought processes. This would be great for a Outward Bound Team Builder corporate retreat ~~kidding.

 

Designed by Booreiland, 75 Tools for Creative Thinking is a brand new card set that stimulates your creative thinking in various stages of any process or situation where new ideas are desired.


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Samuel Kwon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:26 PM

75 Tools for Creative Thinking is a brand new card set that stimulates your creative thinking in various stages of any process or situation where new ideas are desired. It's interesting how they show the meaning behind every themes and logos they depict from the event of their daily life to world wide events. The stimilation offers some insight of the mind and the creativeness into the pictures they label as art.

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How To Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores

How To Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores | Current Updates | Scoop.it

"The Google quality score is an estimation of how relevant your landing page, keywords, and ads are to the keyword you’re targeting as well as the people viewing your content, where your ad will be located on the page, and how much Google is going to charge you for your ad location."

Here, Digital Net Agency, takes a close look at Quality Scores and discuss how to improve yours.

 

Source. http://bit.ly/Wlw0hQ


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An Artistic Look at the NBA - SI.com Photos

An Artistic Look at the NBA - SI.com Photos | Current Updates | Scoop.it
RareInk and the NBA have partnered up to launch a 100-piece art collection featuring the top players, teams, and moments in NBA history.

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How Important the Header is? Web Gurus Explains it.

How Important the Header is? Web Gurus Explains it. | Current Updates | Scoop.it

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Tips to Get Desired Works from Your Graphic Designer | 7plusDezine

Tips to Get Desired Works from Your Graphic Designer | 7plusDezine | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Here we provide several tips which can help you coordinate better with your graphic designer while working on your graphic and finally get what you want from the designer.

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Responsive Web Design Tips

Responsive Web Design Tips | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Responsive Web Design has many benefits that are spreading its use over the online world very quickly. Some of the benefits of Responsive Web Design are as follows


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4 Social Consumer Segments To Watch

4 Social Consumer Segments To Watch | Current Updates | Scoop.it

As social media evolves, marketers realize that a social presence is no longer an option, but a necessity. Many have noticed a disconnect, however, between consumer reach provided by social media and actual, quantifiable customer acquisition
and return on investment.

 

Recent research by The Incyte Group provides unprecedented insight into four major consumer segments that are researching your brand online and more importantly the best ways you can reach them.


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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 23, 2013 6:22 PM

I just love the name of the Fashonsita Professionals segment.

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Thanks for the reScoop, Benjami!
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Common Responsive Web Design Blunders | Crazy Pixels

Common Responsive Web Design Blunders | Crazy Pixels | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Creating attractive and effective responsive web design is not like a piece of cake. It requires hell more than designing a normal website.

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