With the exceptions of typography and layout, nothing has a more profound impact on the way we design and craft websites than color — from the visuals we showcase through images and media to the simple choice of whether to use salmon pink or neon green to give a website that ’90s “Help, I’m going blind!” appeal. This simple guide will look into CSS colors. You’ll also find excellent color charts and tools to help you work with color values.
Let’s set our objectives:
- Examine the variety of options that exist
- Analyze basic code examples for each color type
- Examine opacity, transparency and more
- Explore simple color theory and psychology Continue reading
I am glad to announce the release of our new product Sothink SWF Editor 1.0. It’s a cute SWF editor mainly designed for Flash users to parse SWF file into editable tag values and fast make changes. With this SWF hex editor, you can get rid of the complicated Adobe Flash tool to execute SWF modifications. Ignore the headache stage, timeline, layer… Instead, you just need to open the SWF file to see all the tags and binary data, fast locate and change the target tag values, preview revised tag node to check results. That’s all! For more information of Sothink SWF Editor >>
• Auto parse the opened SWF file into a tag tree;
• Edit the SWF file by changing tag values; Continue reading
What makes a good logo? A good logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic, simple in form and conveys an intended message.
There are five principles that you should follow to ensure that this is so…
An effective logo is (in no particular order):
With Firefox 4 release, Sothink Flash Downloader for Firefox, as a free Firefox add-on, tightly follows its steps to upgrade its version to 1.5, which is compatible with Firefox 4, and helps the viewers download online Flash from Firefox 4 smoothly.
To save Flash from web with Flash downloader, this is the easiest and totally no-fee method to get those amazing Flash movies.
Let us analyze the normal download methods:
- Get Flash URL; input it in address bar of browser to save Flash movie
Someone asked me this very simple question today. What’s the difference between web reporting and web analysis?
My instinct was to use the wry observation uttered by US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in trying to define
po rn: “I know it when I see it.”
That applies to what is analysis. I know it when I see it. : )
That, of course, would have been an unhelpful answer.
So here I what I actually said:
If you see a data puke then you know you are looking at the result of web reporting, even if it is called a dashboard.
If you see words in English outlining actions that need to be taken, and below the fold you see relevant supporting data, then you are looking at the result of web data analysis.
Would you agree? Got an alternative, please submit via comments.
I always find pictures help me learn, so here are some helpful pictures for you. . .
This is web reporting: Continue reading
If you’re a designer/creative, you probably already know that having an online portfolio is very important. Not only do you need to have something to show your potential clients, but these days it’s important to be present online for many reasons. If you leave the address of your portfolio when you’re communicating in social media, through blog comments, contests and so on, you’ll see that you can even get work from that alone.
Inspiring and Clever Portfolios
A portfolio can make or break you. It’s important to show your best work, your variety and stand out. In this showcase we’ve put together a collection of 55 portfolios we’ve found online that we think stand out as clever, creative and inspiring. We hope these can inspire you when you’re making your own portfolio, when creating web designs and in other projects. We find these pleasant to look at and invite the visitors to want to learn more about the people behind them.
It is surprising how often these “simple” things come up.
“What is the difference between a metric and a key performance indicator (KPI)?”
“What is a dimension in analytics?”
“What is segmentation?”
“Are goals metrics?”
And many more.
There seems to be genuine confusion about the simplest, most foundational, parts of web metrics / analytics. So in this short post let’s try and see if we can fix this really basic problem.
Definitions and standard perspectives on these terms will be covered in this post:
- Business Objectives
- Key Performance Indicators
- Segments Continue reading