Archive for February, 2008
Google Sites is finally live, 16 months after Google’s acquisition of JotSpot wiki. It looks totally different than JotSpot and has a tremendous possibility to make wiki a mainstream tool.
Some of the Features :
- Single-click page creation Creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.
- No HTML required Creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document, which means there’s no markup language for you to learn — just get started.
- Make it your own Our customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel
- Get started with templates We offer a growing list of page types — web page, announcements, file cabinet, dashboard and list — to help you get started with your Google Sites pages.
- Upload files and attachments Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites. Google Apps Premier and Education editions get an additional 500MB for each user account.
- Embed rich content Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto your Google Sites pages.
- Work together and share Our permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators (meaning they can edit pages) for your site. And you can make your Google Sites available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
- Search with Google You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search technology. You’ll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you would on Google.com.
Here goes the official introduction and a short video on Google Site:
Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it’s just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.
A PDF of Sharing Creative Works, the latest CC comic book, is now available for download. It’s a great tool for introducing some one to the concept, process and philosophy behind CC licence. An wiki version is available here.
Edublogs.org now added a great new feature – forums. It’s cool and simple, every Edublog can now set up and host forums within their blog – on posts or pages! Forum in the blog, sweet! Reminded me of an old post by Lee Lefever, Online Community Tool Integration: Weblogs and Trackbacks
Here goes a screencast by James on how to add the forum(s) at Edublogs blog.
Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design from the Tactical Technology Collective a free eBook published by Tactical Tech, an international NGO working at the intersection of advocacy and technology. Although the eBook is aimed towards non-profit advocacy, but it’s a good read for all information designer and learning experience designer.
An Introduction to Information Design is a manual aimed at helping NGOs and advocates strengthen their campaigns and projects through communicating vital information with greater impact. This project aims to raise awareness, introduce concepts, and promote good practice in information design – a powerful tool for advocacy, outreach, research, organization and education.
Collection of good articles on presentation tips
Brian Fling of Blue Flavor has collected some of the most used laws in web development.
a fast, efficient tool for embedding any document, from PDFs to PowerPoint to Word documents.
about site testing, and how best to “iron out the kinks” prior to launch.
The technologies featured in the 2008 Horizon Report are placed along three adoption horizons that represent what the Advisory Board considers likely timeframes for their entrance into mainstream use
for teaching, learning, or creative applications.
embedded forums on any web site, blog, or social network profile.
How do business leaders create a sense of connection and shared passion in their organizations? How can you make your employees (and by extension you r company) more productive and more innovative — instead of struggling to maintain the status quo?
presentations of the recent Interaction 08 conference
Macworld ‘08: Merlin Mann / “Living with Data”
Twittershare is the newest truly useful development on top of Twitter; it lets you easily share files of up to 10mb in size.
Can it work for the large enterprise?