Category Archives: Mobile

11 easy-to-use tools for creating great web content

At a presentation I gave today for the staff of The University Daily Kansan, a student asked what I thought was the the most important tool was for creating stories for the web. My answer was simple: a smartphone. When … Continue reading

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The basics of writing for mobile

BBC Academy offers a useful introductory guide to writing for mobile. It includes these tips: Make every word count. Remember SEO, especially in the headline. Make sure the lead gets to the point of the story. Tell the story in … Continue reading

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What do you need next? The computer knows.

 

 

 

 

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Two experiments in using a tablet as a laptop

Laptops and tablets have started to merge, though there are still significant differences. Laptops offer more memory, hard drive, processing power and screen than tablets, and only a Windows tablet runs full-fledged PC software. If you use an iPad or … Continue reading

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Resources for e-learning creation

Screencasting Apps for the iPad An excellent list that includes my favorite: ExplainEverything. __________________________________________ A List of All the Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Several useful lists from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. __________________________________________ Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version … Continue reading

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Notes from Journalism Interactive 2013

This year’s Journalism Interactive conference offered an interesting mix of professionals and professors who spoke about everything from mobile trends to data analysis to trends in news presentation. (I made a presentation about using an iPad to give voice feedback … Continue reading

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Tools for mobile phones

Mobile Reporting Field Guide A helpful guide (PDF) from the University of California, Berkeley. —————————————————– How to record calls on an iPhone —————————————————– Journalism.co.uk offers this guide, writing about tools such as Instant Call Recording, Call Trunk and ipadio. —————————————————–

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iPad tutorials

iPad How-tos A good collection of tutorials from MacLife.

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Making your site work with mobile

A collection of articles and plug-ins for making a WordPress site compatible with smartphones and tablets. Onswipe A plug-in for making your site look good on tablets. WPTouch A popular plug-in that creates a smartphone-compatible layout for your site. ————————————————————– … Continue reading

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Resources on mobile web development

Mobile Web Best Practices A limited but useful site that provides what its name suggests. Categories include visual design, user experience, strategy and development. ————————————————————————————— 20 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design From OneExtraPixel. —————————————————————————————

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