Archive for October 2010
On some days, you might really think that’s the case. Some say that plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery. There’s no real plagiarism here, but check out some of these other ways to get social:
- www.company.com – Businesses
- www.dehood.com – Neighborhoods
- www.fiddme.com – Food
- www.flixster.com – Movie Fans
- www.gofundme.com – Fund-raising
- www.grockit.com – SATs, GMATs
- www.scitable.com – Science Research
- www.spiceworks.com – IT Managers
- www.thisnext.com – Shopping
Go ahead. Check some of these alternatives to Facebook out.
Emoticons Date Back To The 1400’s
You’ve seen these emoticons They indicate when you’re happy or sad
I bet you didn’t know that Medieval manuscripts in the 1400’s used hand drawn figures and faces to highlight certain lines of text and cue emotional responses. In 1881, Puck Magazine, the American humor periodical unveiled proto-emoticons.
In 1953 the advertisment for the movie “Lili”, in the New York Herald Tribune read “Today you’ll laugh you’ll cry you’ll love <3 Lili”.
Readers Digest featured a story showing emoticons being used in personal correspondence. And how can we forget that yellow smiley face sticker form the early 1970’s?
The first Internet emoticon was in a post on the Carnegie Mellon message board on Sept. 19th. “From” Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c> I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this use :-(“.
A common problem with table based layout is broken tables. By this, I mean that the table is missing a closing </td> data cell, or </tr> table row tag. The layout might present OK on the screen… Until you add one more piece of data. Then the entire layout self destructs in front of you. I’ve had several sites that I’ve agreed to do on-page SEO work on. The net result was that it took more than twice as long as it should have. I’m no stranger to tables – I’ve been building table based layout since 1995.