Tag Archives: online resources

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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Free and low-cost tools for design and publishing

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software A good list of tools from Lifehacker. ——————————————————————————————-

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TheWebList gets a makeover

TheWebList.net got an updated look last week. The site is a one-man project that aggregates headlines from popular tech-heavy sites like Digg, Lifehacker, Mashable and CNET, along with broader sites like the New York Times and Google News. I’ve used … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for search, Twitter, presentation, analytics

Search IceRocket Allows you to search blogs, Facebook, Twitter and images. You can also search for trending topics for up to three months. You can narrow your search by limiting it to tags that people have used on blog posts. … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for tweets, apps, graphics, curation

Social media / productivity GroupTweet Allows an unlimited number of people to tweet from the same account. I haven’t tried this, but I like what I see. The service seems to solve a problem that many organizations have: how to … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for maps, timelines, curation

Maps and mapping TileMill TileMill is an open source platform for creating maps using a CSS-like coding system. The site includes a support area for learning how to use the software and how to export maps. The TileMill suite of … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Articles on SEO; tools for search, research

SEO Search Engine Tools: Some of the Best SEO Tools Are Free A useful list from the SEO blog Coconut Headphones. ————————————————————————– Search Oolone A search engine that returns results in the form of screen shots from homepages. Hover over … Continue reading

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Advice on creating e-books

A free e-book on using iBooks Author The book is called Publishing with iBooks Author. You’ll have to sign up for an account with O’Reilly Media to download this, but the book is free to download in three formats: ePub, … Continue reading

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Sources for finding e-books

11 Places to Find Free eBooks An excellent list from Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers. ———————————————————————  

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