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Eclecti.ca » presentation http://eclecti.ca Like The Internet...but smaller Thu, 08 May 2014 18:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 M3talinks for Jun 24th through Jun 25th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-jun-24th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-jun-24th/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/06/m3talinks-for-jun-24th/ M3talinks for Jun 24th through Jun 25th:

  • Giving Great Talks: A Mashup » Bolt | Peters – I had the privilege of Jared Spool attending and critiquing some of my recent talks, and in preparation for a UIE webinar I’m giving, he took time to rip me apart give me some awesome feedback. His advice reminded me of notes I took almost ten years ago at an Edward Tufte seminar about giving great talks, and so the next logical step was to make old-timey boxing photos of them both and write a mashup of their talking tips. RIGHT? Both Jared Spool and Edward Tufte are known to be kick-ass speakers in the technology field – Tufte is all up in the freaking white house, and Jared speaks roughly 400 days a year around the world. I think we can learn a lot from their advice, and despite the artificial conflict introduced with boxing pictures, their tips are mostly complimentary.<br />
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    - by Nate Bolt
  • Less.js Will Obsolete CSS – If you design websites you may have heard of interesting tools called CSS pre-processors. A couple of great ones are LESS and SASS. I helped Alexis, the creator of LESS with the design of the language and built the public site.<br />
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    It’s a tool I wanted to use myself, and even though SASS already existed I didn’t feel like using a different syntax to CSS—I wanted something to augment CSS and make it more powerful, while still retaining the same look and feel. That’s exactly what LESS does. It extends CSS with things like variables, nested rules, mixins and operations to name a few.
  • Less.js Will Obsolete CSS – If you design websites you may have heard of interesting tools called CSS pre-processors. A couple of great ones are LESS and SASS. I helped Alexis, the creator of LESS with the design of the language and built the public site.<br />
    <br />
    It’s a tool I wanted to use myself, and even though SASS already existed I didn’t feel like using a different syntax to CSS—I wanted something to augment CSS and make it more powerful, while still retaining the same look and feel. That’s exactly what LESS does. It extends CSS with things like variables, nested rules, mixins and operations to name a few.
  • LESS – Leaner CSS – LESS extends CSS with: variables, mixins, operations and nested rules. Best of all, LESS uses existing CSS syntax. This means you can rename your current .css files to .less and they'll just work.
  • Argentina On Two Steaks A Day – The classic beginner's mistake in Argentina is to neglect the first steak of the day. You will be tempted to just peck at it or even skip it altogether, rationalizing that you need to save yourself for the much larger steak later that night. But this is a false economy, like refusing to drink water in the early parts of a marathon. That first steak has to get you through the afternoon and half the night, until the restaurants begin to open at ten; the first steak is what primes your system to digest large quantities of animal protein, and it's the first steak that buffers the sudden sugar rush of your afternoon ice cream cone. The midnight second steak might be more the glamorous one, standing as it does a good three inches off the plate, but all it has to do is get you up and out of the restaurant and into bed (for the love of God, don't forget to drink water).
  • ICT Graphics Lab – The Graphics Lab at the University of Southern California has designed an easily reproducible, low-cost 3D display system with a form factor that offers a number of advantages for displaying 3D objects in 3D. The display is:<br />
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    * autostereoscopic – requires no special viewing glasses<br />
    * omnidirectional – generates simultaneous views accomodating large numbers of viewers<br />
    * interactive – can update content at 200Hz<br />
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    The system works by projecting high-speed video onto a rapidly spinning mirror. As the mirror turns, it reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer. Our rendering algorithm can recreate both virtual and real scenes with correct occlusion, horizontal and vertical perspective, and shading.
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M3talinks for May 10th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-10th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-10th/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/05/m3talinks-for-may-10th/ Today’s M3talinks for May 10th

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M3talinks for Apr 6th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/04/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/ Today’s M3talinks for Apr 6th

  • VoucherPress – a WordPress plugin for creating downloadable, printable vouchers – stillbreathing.co.uk – website design and development – VoucherPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to give downloadable, printable vouchers in PDF format away on your site. Download the VoucherPress plugin here.<br />
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    Have you ever wanted to give away vouchers or tokens on your website? If so this plugin is for you. You can create a voucher with whatever text you want, choosing the layout and font from a range of templates (you can also add your own templates). Vouchers can then be viewed, downloaded and printed from a specified URL.<br />
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    There are shortcodes to add a link to a particular voucher, or to show an unordered list of all your vouchers.<br />
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    You can require visitors to provide their name and email address to get a voucher. If an email address is required an email is sent to the address with a link to the voucher URL. Each voucher has a unique code, and vouchers that have an email address associated with them can only be used once, so once a registration-required voucher is downloaded it can’t be downloaded again.
  • Incorporating a back channel in a presentation or lecture – In Using the Twitter backchannel at an event, we looked at how to make use of the Twitter backchannel both as a participant and as a presenter. <br />
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    On this page we want to look at how to actively incorporate the backchannel (and hence the audience) in the presentation. This moves the presentation from one-way delivery to a two-way dialogue with the audience
  • Khan Academy – The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.<br />
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    We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
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linkHive For Feb 23rd http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-feb-23rd/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-feb-23rd/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/02/linkhive-for-feb-23rd/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 23rd

  • Organic Groups | Do It With Drupal – Organic Groups is Drupal's answer to Yahoo Groups or Google Groups. Part private/public message board, part mailing list, part MySpace, Organic Groups can be used in many ways to solve many different types of problems. Come learn what can be done and how you add Organic Groups to your site from the module's author and creator, Moshe Weitzman.
  • HOW TO: Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business – Facebook (Facebook) is known for its uniformity. You can post all sorts of content, but the actual design and layout of your profile is the same as everyone else’s.

    But with Facebook Fan Pages and the array of apps you can plug into them, there are a few ways you can customize what people see when they land on your Page.

    You’ve probably seen custom Fan Pages like those of Best Buy and Victoria’s Secret. When you land there, you start on what is essentially a mini website within Facebook, instead of the Page’s wall or feed.

    These are often used to promote deals, call attention to new products, or simply welcome visitors with an attractive branded splash page. Anyone with a Fan Page can create one, but it takes a little effort. Here’s how.

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linkHive For Jan 6th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-7/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-7/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 23:11:49 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/01/linkhive-for-jan-6th-7/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 6th

  • Impressive – Impressive is a program that displays presentation slides. But unlike OpenOffice.org Impress or other similar applications, it does so with style. Smooth alpha-blended slide transitions are provided for the sake of eye candy, but in addition to this, Impressive offers some unique tools that are really useful for presentations. Read below if you want to know more about these features.

    Creating presentations for Impressive is very simple: You just need to export a PDF file from your presentation software. This means that you can create slides in the application of your choice and use Impressive for displaying them. If your application does not support PDF output, you can alternatively use a set of pre-rendered image files – or you use Impressive to make a slideshow with your favorite photos.

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linkHive For Jan 6th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-6/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-6/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 22:11:49 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/01/linkhive-for-jan-6th-6/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 6th

  • JQS5 – jQuery Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System – This is a very simple jQuery + Javascript Slide Show engine. It can turn the most basic document, such as this one, into a slideshow.

    The concept is based on S5 which is a wonderful HTML slideshow engine. S5, however, requires you to add more markup than I care to worry about. JQS5 doesn't require any special markup to your document. Just add in the header and you're set!

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