If you are keen on building a professional-looking blog or website without forking out bucks for a web designer, you may want to try an open-source, free blogging tool called WordPress. Chances are, some of your favorite sites use this popular platform because WordPress makes it incredibly easy to create blogs, websites, and edit content. Although the management of basic tasks is fairly easy, customizing WordPress to suit your different and unique needs may somewhat be complicated, but nothing to cry about. Over the last couple of years, WordPress has created streamlined tools necessary for building blogs and websites, and customizing their appearance, but the tools do not always offer advanced users access to all features on the platform. To this end, the following guide will offer simple steps to create your WordPress website without any coding and have it up and running in just under two hours. So, let's get started! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039580/bk_acx0_039580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does Barack Obama's re-election campaign have in common with a dusty box of black and white photographs found in a Cardiff studio? The answer is something that we are all a part of - communities. The way in which Obama's team drove engagement with the US electorate is fabled. Online and offline, people came together to spread the campaign's messages across the country. Less well known is how Jon Pountney, who found the Cardiff photos, reached out across the web and into the local community to try and identify the faces captured in them. Piece by piece, this community constructed a story of the photos, which in turned out to be a remarkable slice from the city's history. In Connected, Hannah Waldram, Ed Walker and Marc Thomas explore examples from across the world which demonstrate that social media is a hugely powerful tool, but it is when it combines with physical communities - spurring action, amplifying a message, organizing movements - that it becomes truly transformative. It is a fascinating insight into how communities can be so much greater than the sum of their parts, and how the power of the internet has become seamlessly woven into community action. The authors also offer practical steps for how to make the most of communities and harness their potential. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Parker-Naples. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019362/bk_adbl_019362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn practical hacking skills! Forget about complicated textbooks and guides. Listen to this book and you will be on your way to your first hack! Hacking is a word that one often finds in the tabloids, newspapers, the Internet, and countless other places. There is a lot of news about hackers doing this or that on a daily basis. The severity of these activities can range from accessing a simple household computer system to stealing confidential data from secure government facilities. This book will serve as a guiding tool for you to understand the basics of the subject and slowly build up a base of the knowledge that you need to gain. You will be made aware of several aspects of hacking, and you will find the knowledge in here fascinating. Therefore, put on your curious glasses and dive into the world of hacking with us now. We will discuss everything from the basics of ethical hacking to all you need to know about WiFi password cracking. It should be kept in mind that to understand the concept of ethical hacking, you should be able to know all about black hat hacking and how it is done. Only then is it imperative to understand what steps you could take to stop it. Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... What is hacking? Types of hacking White hat hacking, or ethical hacking Password cracking Understanding computer viruses Hacking wireless (Wi-Fi) networks Hacking web servers Penetration testing Cyber-crime Much, much more! Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glynn Amburgey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108328/bk_acx0_108328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Definition of affirmation [af-fir-ma-tion]: An affirmation is a positive statement which zeroes in on certain subconscious thoughts and replaces negative self-beliefs with positive self-beliefs. Reflect|Radiate: The Pocket Affirmations Book is a small book filled with affirmations, designed to enhance your mental atmosphere by connecting you with your highest feelings of self-worth. I am the author, Bethany Clark, and I wrote this book because I personally sought a tool that would guide me towards more elevated ways of thinking about myself and what I am projecting into the world. I found that when your mind is empowered with healthful thoughts, you can achieve anything. The flowers that grow in malnourished soil are pale versions of what they COULD be. If you enrich that soil with nutrients and support (affirmations), that flower (your life) will bloom in ways you never thought possible. The affirmations in this book gently shake loose habitual, worn-out patterns of thought and self-talk, freeing up mental room for the kinds of beliefs that enhance life, discarding the beliefs that deplete life. Excerpted from Reflect|Radiate: The Pocket Affirmations Book: I choose to live life in color, not black-and-white. I say yes to life. Every time! I spin a web of gratitude so intricate that it becomes a cocoon; I emerge a butterfly. I am taking flight right now. Each moment, my elevated thoughts carry me to new heights. I allow daydreams to curl through my mind like wisps of smoke; they keep my imagination young and flexible. For more information, the latest news, and to flip through the book online, please visit www.theaffirmationsbook.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bethany Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002972/bk_acx0_002972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Duke University, language: English, abstract: Just a little over ten years ago, the first website became accessible to the public and even though the World Wide Web of today is still in its teens, it has become a phenomenon of virtually global impact. By the mid 1990s, people started to discover the joys of online communication via socalled weblogs or blogs, but blogs really evolved at the turn of the millennium, when the international blogosphere virtually exploded. Anyone could create one, anyone could participate in one, and everyone had at least heard of one. Blogs revolutionized online communication by creating worldwide communities of technology nerds, ambitious writers, and simply those who found an outlet for their exhibitionist tendencies. Decades earlier, in 1981, renowned German philosopher and sociological theorist Jürgen Habermas published his seminal work Theory of Communicative Action, in which he formulates a theoretical framework for societal progress achieved through communication. In the United States of today, progress and the means of communication are inherently White, in fact knowledge and societal power are White. This research is designed to look at the question of democratic empowerment among the Latino minority, this is, whether weblogs provide the Latino immigrant community with means to connect, exchange information, and thus gain social and political influence by the power of knowledge. Is it possible for Latinos in the U.S. to use the medium of weblogs according to Habermas' theory and change the distribution of knowledge and power in American society? Habermas' approach will be described as the theoretical framework for this research paper. It will then be determined how the Latino community in the U.S. could or could not use the weblog as a tool of empowerment.
The definitive, holistic guide to transforming space with light There are no shortcuts to designing beautiful and effective architectural lighting. Lighting is both an art and a science that impacts occupants' health and well-being, the Earth's resources, a project's cost, and user satisfaction in the built environment. If you are serious about lighting, Architectural Lighting Design, Third Edition is the one source for all the technical skills, aesthetic fundamentals, and practical knowledge you need to design efficient, sustainable interior and exterior lighting for every type of building. Expanding on the depth and breadth of previous editions, this Third Edition boasts more than one-quarter new material, including new discussions about sustainability, lighting details, and the assessment of manufacturers' product data. This richly visual, easy-reference learning tool ramps up the wattage of its coverage with: * More than 220 black-and-white photographs, which expand and improve the visual repertoire * New, in-depth coverage of daylighting, controls, and lamping strategies for more sustainable lighting solutions * An attractive revamped design and content structure for easier access * Guidance on criteria, design concepts, and details * An accompanying Web site with additional information and color application photos
Covers the most powerful features of Photoshop in an easy-to-understand fashion. Chapter topics include: 1. An Overview of Bridge & Photoshop. Introduces the Adobe workspace, its tools and panels. 2. Resizing, Cropping and Transforming. Addresses the differences between image size and canvas size and explains the importance of resolution to image quality. 3. Creating Selections. Provides a comprehensive look at the various methods of selecting part of an image for further editing. 4. Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights. Explains the mechanics of histograms, how the various luminosity commands work and why they improve detail in an image. 5. Color Balancing Act. Explains what to look for when color correcting images and what methods to use to improve color. 6. Retouching. Covers gradient backgrounds, specialized brush tips, cloning, healing, removing red eye and brightening teeth. 7. Layers and Layer Effects. Covers layer blending modes, opacity, fill, layer effects, layer masks, clipping masks, and alignment and distribution. 8. Smart Objects, Filters and Vanishing Point. Covers the advantages of using Smart Objects and explores the unlimited possibilities of using Photoshop filters, including Vanishing Point. 9. Distort, Warp and Content Aware. Explains how to distort images using Liquify and Puppet Warp. Also covers Content Aware Fill, Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Move. 10. Camera Raw, Photomerge and HDR. Explains the powerful features of Camera Raw for adjusting white balance, correcting exposure and more. Also demonstrates how to merge multiple photos into a seamless panorama with Photomerge and how to create a high dynamic range photo using Merge to HDR Pro. 11. Extracting Images: A Hairy Proposition. Covers manual masking techniques and Refine Mask to extract images that contain hair. Includes compositing tips on placing an image into a background with a different white balance or exposure. 12. Photoshop's Vector Capabilities. Covers vector paths, shapes, strokes and type. Includes tips on how to create paths and edit on-the-fly using the Pen tool. 13. Output for Print & Web. Includes tips on printing to desktop printers, preparing images for four-color or spot-color offset printing, and saving optimized images for the Web.
Research on Web-Based Learning: A Half-Full Glass. Richard Clark. Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Richard Mayer and Roxana Moreno. Technology: The Great Equalizer? Eric Jolly and Christy Horn. InfoGather: A Web-Based Tool for Gathering and Organizing Web-Based Information. Brent Igo, Roger Bruning, Matt McCrudden and Doug Kauffman. ThinkAboutIt! A Web-Based Tool for Promoting Critical Thinking. Steve Lehman and Roger Bruning. Teachers, Technology, and Students At Risk. Lisa PytlikZillig, Christy Horn and Mary Jane White. At Risk in Cyberspace: At-Risk Students¿ Experiences in Web-Based Courses. Christy Horn, Lisa PytlikZillig, Roger Bruning and Douglas Kauffman. Engineering perspectives: The Technical Development of the CLASS Project Online Courses, Art Zygielbaum. The Pedagogical Impact of Course Management Systems on Faculty, Students, and Institution, Charles Ansorge and Oksana Bendus. Technological Indicators of Impact of Course Management Systems....
When you enter the world of syndicated content, you're often faced with the question of what is the &quote;proper&quote; way to do syndication. While syndication feeds have become a standard tool on the Web--you've seen their signposts: a little orange button labeled XML in white letters, or maybe buttons that say Atom, RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0, or even Feed--it is important that your syndication feed be an extension of your site. It should reflect your interests, your concerns, and your choices. This edoc will help you learn about these pervasive little blobs of XML markup: their purpose, the elements that make up a feed, the different formats, and the tools for generating and consuming feeds.The tutorial starts with a succinct description of what a feed really is, then it covers: What Makes Up a Feed: A look at the common container and entry elements for a feed, and what they do.Industry Support: An overview of the major players and tools for syndication feeds.Discovering Feeds: How to make your site easy to subscribe to.Subscribing To and Reading Feeds: A look at various aggregators and how to use them.Which Feeds Work Best for You: Should you use RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, or Atom? Or all of them? Here's how to decide.This tutorial will help you get your syndication feed up and running, so you can then forget about it and focus instead on what's really important at your site: the content you are providing to the world.