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Two Months of Device Diversity
"From the start of September to the end of October, technology companies have been busy releasing new connected devices of varying shape, size, and OS. When you look over this list, consider this covers only two months of announcements."
mobile  mobileweb  web  webdesign  webdevelopment  responsivedesign  data  research  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
72% of Consumers Want Mobile-Friendly Sites
"Websites that aren’t mobile-friendly annoy users and that’s bad business. Consumers are doing more on mobile devices, including shopping and product research; when they do, users look for content to meet their on-the-go needs."
mobileweb  mobile  responsivedesign  research  statistics  wdcs  wdcsintranet  multiscreen 
october 2012 by garrettc
The New Multi-screen World
Understanding cross-platform consumer behaviour in a multi-screen world.
userexperience  behaviour  research  data  google  mobile  responsivedesign  wdcs  wdcsintranet  mobileweb  multiscreen 
september 2012 by garrettc
Amazon Glacier
Low-cost storage service that is optimised for data that is infrequently accessed and where retrieval times aren't critical.
backup  archive  amazon  wdcs  storage  aws 
august 2012 by garrettc
Medium - Terms of Service
Very well written and clear terms of service for Medium. They even manage to handle the dreaded lawyerese with some grace.
business  law  legal  documentation  wdcs  wdcsintranet  copywriting 
august 2012 by garrettc
Plankton Chronicles
Short videos about plankton. More interesting than it sounds.
science  biology  wdcs  wdcsintranet  ocean  sealife  plankton  diatoms  copopods  education 
august 2012 by garrettc
Plain Language: Improving Communications from the Federal Government to the Public
Every org needs this. "The law requires that federal agencies use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."
wdcs  wdcsintranet  language  communication  business  society  government 
august 2012 by garrettc
Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself!
"Why would you put your Facebook vanity URL onto a highway billboard instead of the URL of your own website?"
facebook  socialnetworking  socialmedia  marketing  business  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
july 2012 by garrettc
Pitch the future while building for now
"If you let your big abstract goal take over day to day product development, then I’m convinced that you’ll end up building a really weird product. Consumers don’t care about your long-term strategy, they just want to scratch their itch now. They want to put you in a bucket with something else they recognize, and if they don’t get it, they’ll hit the back button in 5 seconds flat."
business  planning  bestpractice  strategy  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
july 2012 by garrettc
DARWIN
Software which allows marine scientists to study and ID the behavioural and ecological patterns of bottlenose dolphins.
science  biology  software  dolphin  wdcs  osx  mac  windows 
may 2012 by garrettc
Blambot
Free (for non-profit) and paid-for comic fonts and lettering.
design  typography  wdcs  webdesign  comic  font 
april 2012 by garrettc
CartoDB
An Open Source hosted geospatial platform. Supports visualising data on Google Maps, Mapbox tiles, Open Street Maps and many others.
database  geo  geolocation  location  maps  mapping  geodata  analysis  wdcs  gis 
april 2012 by garrettc
How to blog
A must-read for all writers, bloggers, journalists; both aspiring and working. From Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza.
blog  writing  creative  copywriting  advice  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
april 2012 by garrettc
Timeline
Open source Javascript based timeline generator with support for Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Google Maps and SoundCloud.
javascript  json  opensource  timeline  chronology  history  flickr  twitter  youtube  vimeo  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
march 2012 by garrettc
Recurring Subscription Sites
Sarah Parmenter gathers a list of recurring payment/subscription sites.
business  ecommerce  payment  billing  wdcs 
march 2012 by garrettc
BillingSavvy
Compare recurring billing services
business  ecommerce  payment  billing  wdcs 
march 2012 by garrettc
Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment)
"A new web-based visualisation platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose. Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency – novice to advanced – as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography."
data  datamining  analysis  analytics  opensource  java  flash  wdcs 
february 2012 by garrettc
Why Burying Sign Up Buttons Helps Get More Sign Ups
Sounds counter-intuitive, but it's all about knowing where they are in the customer lifecycle.
conversion  copywriting  signup  userexperience  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
december 2011 by garrettc
Frictionless and frictionfull sharing and where the meaning lies.
"Frictionlessly shared things feel devoid of meaning to me. They were shared automagically without human intervention and, as such, all they have is an algorithmic relationship with that person." - Makes me wonder about the worth of +1 and Like buttons, where's the curation?
socialmedia  socialnetworking  sharing  curation  signal  wdcs  wdcsintranet  meaning 
december 2011 by garrettc
The New, Convoluted Life Cycle Of A Newspaper Story
How do you publish and update news when 24hr cycles don't exist any more.
journalism  media  news  publishing  storytelling  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2011 by garrettc
How Twitter helps a small bookstore thrive
How @OmnivoreBooks gets it right. I really like the "one third personal, two thirds professional" guideline.
twitter  socialmedia  casestudy  wdcs  wdcsintranet  marketing  business 
november 2011 by garrettc
iSpot | your place to share nature
Classifying nature sightings through crowd-sourcing and bayesian keys. Part of the Open Air Laboratories Network (OPAL).
biology  environment  reference  guide  resource  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2011 by garrettc
Tangle: a JavaScript library for reactive documents
JavaScript library for creating reactive documents. Play with parameters, and see the document update immediately.
javascript  library  documentation  wdcs  science  analysis  webdevelopment 
october 2011 by garrettc
Gitolite
Setup git hosting on a central server, with fine-grained access control and other features.
webdevelopment  versioncontrol  git  github  sysadmin  wdcs 
october 2011 by garrettc
Citizen Science Alliance
"A collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators who collectively develop, manage and utilise internet-based citizen science projects in order to further science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process."
socialsoftware  science  collaboration  crowdsourcing  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
august 2011 by garrettc
Tackling The Donation Fear Factor
"Consciously making the donor comfortable at every step of the donation and fundraising process can make an impact on how many donation opportunities actually convert into a completed donation."
donation  nonprofit  wdcs  userexperience  wdcsintranet 
july 2011 by garrettc
ResourceSpace
Open source digital asset management platform built on PHP/MySQL. Used by Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Save The Children, and others.
library  opensource  digitalassetmanagement  wdcs  php  mysql  wdcsintranet 
june 2011 by garrettc
American Red Cross Social Media Guidelines
A really good presentation for Red Cross chapters on how to engage across different social media platforms.
presentation  charity  nonprofit  advice  bestpractice  wdcs  wdcsintranet  guidelines  society 
april 2011 by garrettc
Symbol Libraries for Science
"The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom made vector symbols designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills."
vector  illustrator  illustration  creativecommons  graphics  design  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
december 2010 by garrettc
Sketchboards
Low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners.
wireframes  process  interface  sketching  prototype  exploration  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
Orange - Data Mining
Open source data visualization and analysis. Data mining through visual programming or Python scripting.
python  software  programming  statistics  opensource  data  research  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
The Real Life Social Network v2
In depth and well research talk by Paul Adams on social network research at Google
socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialmedia  society  research  network  friends  family  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
google-refine
A power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another and extending it with web services
google  data  opensource  analysis  database  software  semanticweb  wdcs  torchboxshowandtell  wdcsintranet  tools 
november 2010 by garrettc
Mr. People
Parses names into parts, very useful for data clean up of donation lists, electoral registers, etc.
data  names  wdcs  clean  formatting  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
Six tips for social media engagement
These make a very nice set alongside the Guardian's guidelines
guidelines  socialmedia  guardian  tips  social  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
october 2010 by garrettc
Quantum GIS Project
Open source, cross platform GIS tool.
gis  opensource  software  maps  mapping  linux  windows  wdcs  wdcsintranet  osx 
october 2010 by garrettc
M-Pesa - Wikipedia
A mobile-based money transfer and branchless banking system.
mobile  payment  money  banking  technology  microfinance  africa  wdcs  donation  wdcsintranet 
september 2010 by garrettc
Whale Crossing - Power of Data Visualization
Mapping out how endangered North American right whales encounter heavy shipping traffic.
whales  wdcs  visualisation  maps  mapping  wdcsintranet 
september 2010 by garrettc
Social media staff guidelines for the International Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)
"For the first time the IFRC is encouraging staff who are not professional communicators to actively and publicly talk about the organization and their work. The guidelines create clarity and reduce the risk of arbitrary repercussions – it’s definitely harder to shut someone up now than it was before. On the other hand the guidelines also make clear what is unacceptable from an organizational point of view and that you might have to answer for what you write online."
socialsoftware  socialmedia  guidelines  policy  politics  reference  examples  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2009 by garrettc
Functioning Form - Case Study: Fewer Input Fields Increases Conversions
"They found contact form conversions increased 120% when the number of fields was reduced from 11 to 4 (a 64% decrease)"
usability  forms  webdesign  userexperience  conversion  research  business  wdcs  wdcsintranet  data 
october 2009 by garrettc

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