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Screenqueri.es | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool

Screenqueri.es | Pixel Perfect Responsive Design Testing Tool.

At some point the discussion over responsive design comes up when talking to students about their favorite sites.  A good way to show them sites that are designed to handle different media types or devices is by using the beta utility linked about.

I will also be using this tool in my next “Advanced WEB Design” class as it is cost prohibitive for the college to keep all the different sized devices handy for my students to test their new templates or site designs.

Enjoy!

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8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast

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In my “WEB 2.0 for Students” class, we cover tools that help people collaborate in this fast moving world.    Having a set of tools that allow you to seamlessly share information with others so that they can add their input or provide you new information to react to is critical.

Evernote is a tool I cover in the class as an example of a well made tool that helps students, and anyone for that matter, organize and connect with others.   It is something you should look into as well.

8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks

You use Evernote to capture and remember a lot of things that are relevant to you. Some of what you have in your Evernote account is also relevant to your significant other. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we came up with eight tips for using Evernote to inspire one another, communicate better and get things done together.

8 Ways to Use Evernote as a Couple

  • For recipes: A couple that cooks together…We’ve heard from a number of users that sharing recipes makes planning weeknight dinners much easier. Share clipped or scanned recipes, as well as tasty memories you captured using Evernote Food.
  • For travel planning: Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway, or a yearlong trip around the world, you can use Evernote to stay organized. Email your itineraries, save maps annotated in Skitch, store photos, and more to a Shared Notebook. [Learn more about ways to use Evernote to plan a trip]
  • For shopping and to-do lists: Get household chores and family responsibilities done faster. Share grocery shopping lists, checklists, and more. [Learn how to create a checklist in Evernote]
  • For sharing information about your kids: If you’re a parent, you have to retain a lot of information about your kids — from class rosters to sports practices, vaccinations to everything in between. Make sure you and your partner are both in the know about everything related to your kids’ lives by sharing this information using a Shared Notebook.
  • For home improvement projects: You’re already keeping track of kitchen cabinets, wood finishes, and vendor contact info in your Evernote. Put it all in a Shared Notebook and save yourself all those back and forth emails.
  • For doing your taxes: Did you know you could use Evernote to keep track of your tax documents and related information? Share these with each other and have handy access to everything you need when doing your own taxes or meeting with your accountant. [Learn how you could use Evernote to do your taxes]
  • For gift ideas: Make gift giving easier by sharing gift ideas for each other, kids, relatives and friends. [Learn how to use Evernote for remembering gift ideas]
  • For staying in touch over long distances: Capture all of the things that happen to you over the course of your day and drop it in a Shared Notebook to shorten the distance between you.

via 8 Great Ways Couples Can Use Evernote Shared Notebooks « Evernote Blogcast.

In class, students are asked to work on research projects.  The data they collect is stored in a shared folder on tools like Evernote.  (The instructor is added in so I can see how they are progressing, and who is actually doing the work.)

If you have any other ideas on how Evernote could be used, leave a comment.  Thanks.


Skitch – Fast screen capture, image editing and sharing!

One of the problems with taking images on your smart phone is the lack of ability to manipulate them before you send them on.  For instance, in my smartphone photo journal, I take picture and then post them directly to my blog:

http://timruebphotos.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/i-see-you/

With Skitch, I can now crop the image to get rid of unwanted (and possibly distracting) space around the subject of my image.

Annotate, edit and shareyour photos and screenshots… fast. Use Skitch to…

via Skitch – Fast screen capture, image editing and sharing!.

Skitch is becoming on of my favorite tools after taking a shot that I want to pass on to another service like Flickr or email to somone.  Give it a try and see ho w you like it.   I would love to read or see examples of how you used it.  Post your links in the comments below.


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