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Archive for February, 2012
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Keeping track of our online reputation nowadays is very important especially when we engage in social networks such as Facebook on a daily basis. Countless stories have been reported about people losing their careers and/or reputation as a result of mishandling sensitive information of which in most cases include photos.
Photos of ourselves that is posted publicly in social media sites do have impact to us as people creates their perception of us based on what they see. Drinking sessions, clubbing, and racy photos are just one of many risky photos we don’t want published online because these may result in mostly unwanted circumstances.
Although sometimes we simply cannot avoid these situations as some of our friends might accidentally post them, these however are the kinds of photos we don’t want ourselves “tagged” into.
Tagging is that part of Facebook where we can “tag” or label our friends that is on the photo. While this feature helps our other friends identify who we are with, negative photos can create adverse effects when seen by our employers, prospective employers, clients, or any person who might judge us differently and impose a red flag.
As most social networks go mobile, iPhone users in particular can make use of applications than can access their social networking profile and manage it from there. While there are many apps available in the App Store, PhotoBox for Facebook is a cut from the rest because it’s the first and only app that allows you to “untag” photos of yourself thus giving you the much needed control over your images on Facebook.
With PhotoBox, anyone can browse their own photos (and those they’re tagged on), edit, add effects, share and many more with just a few taps.
Still not convinced? It’s definitely FREE, so try it out now!
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Almost half of all smartphones in existence currently run on Android software. For web designers, this not only means you have to structure sites with Android users in mind, but that you’re likely to be relying on Android devices to function on-the-go. Central to this will be the use of downloadable apps available through the Android Marketplace. As far as designers are concerned, the following five are about as good as you’re going to get for a self-made free starter package:
Dropbox: Online storage at its finest. While countless free cloud services exist, none are as optimized for mobile users as Dropbox. It’s an essential tool for any designer who compulsively saves every and all interesting files they find online for later use, or those who incorporate original imagery or video into their websites.
Magic Color Picker: If you’re like me, then picking the right color for any given portion of website design is one if not the most critical part of building the base of a good looking online destination. So let’s say you spot a beautiful hue when browsing an art gallery. Use this gradient wheel app to find the corresponding color in HSL HSV, RGB, and YUV models so you can incorporate it into a project down the road.
Dsgn: Still in its early stages, this aggregate of news and updates regarding web design and typography subjects is worth downloading simply for the insight into the latest font releases, which can give your work an edge over the competition, at least for a short while.
View Web Source: Let’s say you’re fascinated by the way somebody structured the scrolling transcription of a DSR computer specialist lecture beneath the video on a mobile site. Instead of emailing yourself the link, you can directly download the source code and even manipulate it with this handy app.
Mindjet for Android: Most designer brains weren’t cut out for managed IT services work. We’re the type to be inspired in the middle of our bus ride to work, and have the urge and tenacity to get to it right then and there. To keep track of detailed ideas when out and about, Mindjet is ideal. You can keep track of new fonts you love, and cross reference them with the colors you encounter throughout the day. When your creativity does not obey your routine, it’s essential you stay as organized as possible.
Get used to Android. If you aren’t building sites with the Google mobile OS in mind, you’ll undoubtedly be using it to do your job. While you can look forward to even better apps for designers down the road, these five that exist today are free and sure to provide you with function as you further your career in website design.
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Working as a freelance web developer for more than a year now, I have had clients from various industries and one of which was a third-party logistics provider. Though I cannot disclose the nature of their business in particular the tools they use and even their name as this may conflict with this featured post, let’s just say they also use a similar type of software.
The demands of 3pl (3rd party logistics) software in today’s global environment is high since savvy 3PL professionals require a 3PL Warehouse Management Software that provides real-time information on demand which must be accurate, easy-to-use and cost effective in order to stay competitive in the industry.
With this in mind, 3PL Central has focused their efforts in developing Public Warehouse Management (WMS) Software designed for 3PL’s.
The significance of real-time information provides up-to-date electronic data interchange (EDI) and other features and benefits that provide information through web-based tools that are reliable, innovative and efficient which are all vital in managing all supply chain components including—general inventory, warehouse and shipping orders, cost estimation, accounting and billing and reporting customer relations issues.
Most of the cost benefits of using 3PL Central’s Warehouse Management Software is that you only pay what you use, no contracts required, subscribe only for scale of service you need, and usually starts at less than $500 per warehouse.
Want to know more? Visit their website for more information.
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I’ve been a webmaster since 2008 and to tell you honestly, it’s never easy at first especially when you’re trying to find the best web hosting service for your company’s website or blog.
It starts with having a self-hosted website from a third-party (normally remote) server. At the moment, there are many web hosting providers available where you could choose from shared, dedicated, private, etc. These providers have various plans that fit your limited budget.
Once your website is up and running, that when you realize that web server performance is necessary in order to handle traffic and server uptime.
At first, I have no idea about what’s going on in the background and how will I know if my website continues to show up online every time someone finds it on the web. Then a newbie, I would open my website on Firefox every time I use the internet, it can be tedious of course so what I did was research on website monitoring services and gladly I’ve found one.
Since then, it became clear to me what’s going on and found out how my current web host fair in terms of uptime. It was a great tool to use and I definitely was able to pick the right web hosting company that I have been using until now.
I definitely recommend having a third-party website or application monitoring service in order to track your web server uptime and to determine if your web traffic is going up as a result of your internet marketing efforts.