Celebrating Over 1000 Posts

first_imgToday marks a milestone for my blog, my 1,001 post. Amazing! I wanted to thank all my readers, especially those who visit daily, who read my posts, learn something new, and share their experiences. Thank you for the opportunity to meet and chat with you online and in-person over the years. To celebrate, I’m taking a look back at five of the most popular posts on the blog. 1. Not Liking New Google Maps? Switch to Classic ModeWho knew when Google launched their new version of Maps that many users would want to continue using the previous version?2. PowerPoint Tip: How to Split Animation Effects Across Slides The free PPSplit add-on allows you to divide your animation effects across PowerPoint slides. Though the post is over four years old, the author continues to update the PPSplit add-on for newer versions of Office.3. Recap: Responsive HTML Emails, RWD Summit 2014 ConferenceEmail marketing is as popular as ever, and designers are looking to transition to designing newsletters that work well on all devices. 4. Do It Yourself Transcripts and CaptionsThis post is one of my favorites. I’m glad others found it useful to learn how to create your own transcripts and captions for videos.5. Related Posts Alternatives to nRelate PluginWhen nRelate, the WordPress plugin that displayed related content at the end of your post, announced they were closing down last year, bloggers were left scrambling for alternatives. My post offered a review of two free WordPress plugin options.What Kind of Posts Do You Want to Read?Over the years, I’ve tried to identify topics readers will enjoy, sharing information and resources for web design, accessibility, WordPress, local events, the Internet, and productivity. I’d love to hear what content you like. Tell me, are there specific types of posts you want to see on the blog? Take my poll. View PollShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPowerPoint Tip: How to Split Animation Effects Across SlidesEver wanted to divide your animation effects across PowerPoint slides? For example, when you produce a PDF from one of your presentations? There’s a free add-on for that. PPspliT allows you to split animation effects into different slides. Written by Massimo Rimondin, the add-on works in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007,…In “Technology”The 5 Most Popular Posts for 2014Like many others, I’m finishing off 2014 with a review of my work, and that includes a review of the posts I’ve published for 2014. I’ve learned a lot this year about working on the web, and shared what I discovered with you. In no particular order, here are the…In “Blogging”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 23, 2015In this week’s roundup you’ll learn about selecting the right user experience research method, discover how to make web services accessible with universal design, find out how to use CSS animation to create JavaScript-like behavior, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a weekly roundup…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Records Management: Periodic Assessments and Audits can Improve RM Programs

first_imgA report by Canon Business Process Services, “On the Record: Is Your Organization’s Record’s Management Program Providing High Value or High Risk?”, looked at how a records management program contributes to “effective governance, risk management, litigation preparedness, reputation protection and strategic decision making”.These are some of the findings of that report:Risk Assessment Only 15 percent of organizations have conducted a risk assessment to ensure that their businesses are using the appropriate retention schedules for each of the types of records that they deal with.Audit Program The report finds that only about one-fifth of Records Programs have an audit program in place that has a clearly defined process for determining whether or not sensitive data is being protected.  The report highlights this as one area where many organizations can improve.Needs Assessment The report found that 38 percent of organizations have never conducted a records needs assessment and 14 percent aren’t sure if they have.  This is a task that helps to ensure that the records program is operating in an optimal way.When asked to grade themselves on the effectiveness of their current Records Management programs, 45 percent of organizations said that their programs were either ‘effective’ or ‘very effective’.  9 percent said that their programs were not effective at all.last_img read more

Your Klout Score Now Factors in Foursquare Data

first_imgUsers of the social influence ranking service Klout can now see how their local checkins impact their overall social reach, thanks to an integration with Foursquare. This marks the first time Klout has used explicitly location-focused data as a factor in its social influence scoring system. Previously, only data from your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts were used to calculate your Klout Score. With this update, users can get an idea of what their social media influence is in and around the places they frequent in the real world, rather than just on the social Web at large. There are several different Foursquare data points that could theoretically have an impact on one’s score, including number of friends, total badges and frequency of their check-ins. To start, Klout seems to be focusing on the tips that users leave at different venues on Foursquare. “The importance of tips for a venue cannot be underestimated, as the data shows, tips are loved by users and change what customers want,” reads a post on the Klout company blog. More than 80% of active Foursquare users have left a tip at a location at one point and over 2/3 of them post them regularly, according to Klout. Starting today, those tips will play a role in people’s scores, which Klout has said are not at risk of decreasing when people connect their Foursquare accounts. In other words, people won’t be penalized if they’re not particularly established Foursquare users, but connecting their account to Klout can help raise their overall score. Integration with Foursquare can currently be turned on from the Klout dashboard, but the company says it will take up to 72 hours for that data to be reflected in one’s score. Users can also now connect their YouTube accounts to Klout and Google Plus integration is in the works. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification john paul titlow A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Location#NYT#Social Web#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

BJP MP asks government not to hold Indo-Pak cricket series

first_imgA BJP member in Lok Sabha on Monday asked the government not to hold an Indo-Pak cricket series questioning the need for having sporting ties with a country which shelters terrorists responsible for carrying out attacks in India.Former Union Home Secretary and BJP MP RK Singh said at a time when terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed is roaming freely in Pakistan and another terrorist Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been granted fresh bail, “what is point of playing cricket with them…I do not understand.”The government should not hold such a cricket series or “reconsider” any decision on the matter as Home Minister Rajnath Singh has informed the House that Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim has been given shelter in Pakistan, he said.While most BJP members were silent, he got support from the opposition benches when he raised the issue during Zero Hour.Reports have it that in December, India could take on Pakistan in their first ‘away’ bilateral cricket series in almost a decade.India and Pakistan cricket board chiefs met in Kolkata on Sunday and said that the series would likely comprise three Tests, five one-day internationals and two T20 games. The issue of ban on fishing on high seas from the present 47 days to 61 raised by KC Venugopal also saw heated exchanges between the opposition and the treasury benches leading to adjournment of the House for 10 minutes during Zero Hour.Venugopal said the decision to extend the period of ban was based on the recommendation of a committee. He said the former chairperson of the panel and the present incumbent have now opposed the findings, therefore, the government should withdraw the ban.advertisementFellow members from Kerala beloning to Left parties supported Venugopal and wanted a further discussion. As they pressed for a discussion, Santok Singh Chaudhury (Cong) could not raise his issue despite repeated attempts.Meanwhile, Ramesh Bidhuri said something much to the chagrin of members from Kerala, which led to heated exchange of words between the opposition and treasury benches.As some BJP members tried to pacify Bidhuri, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said when Congress member Venugopal did not allow fellow party MP Chaudhury to raise his issue, the BJP would find it difficult to contain members like Bidhuri.Amid din, speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for 10 minutes.last_img read more