Apple introduced new models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro models feature the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors (running at up to 2.6GHz with 6MB of shared L2 cache), larger hard drives (up to 300GB), and 2GB of memory standard in most models. They also include the latest NVIDIA graphics processors — with up to 512MB of video memory — and an innovative Multi-Touch trackpad, first introduced in MacBook Air.
The three new models of the MacBook feature faster processors and hard drives: sleek white 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz models with 120GB or 160GB 5400 rpm hard drives and a stunning black 2.4 GHz model with a massive 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive. The 2.4 GHz MacBook ships with 2GB of memory standard, expandable up to 4GB across the line.
Available immediately, the new MacBook and MacBook Pro models start at just $1,099 and $1,999, respectively.
This site presents the definitive view into open source activities at Adobe, including details regarding projects that Adobe participates in and hosts.
In addition, you will find information that will help you get involved and keep up with the latest work in the Adobe open source community.
The current available projects are:
Developers and designers use Adobe RIA technologies to rapidly create and deploy rich, branded content and applications. The release of Adobe AIR signals the next wave of Adobe RIA innovation by bridging the real-time, dynamic capabilities of the Web with the computing power and data capabilities of the desktop.
Flex is a highly productive, free open source framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. While Flex applications can be built using only the free Flex SDK, developers can use Adobe® Flex® Builder™ 3 software to dramatically accelerate development.
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Economists are no longer talking about a U.S. recession but a deep recession after figures yesterday showed business sentiment continued to plummet in early February.
Forecasts for a more severe retreat came as CIBC World Markets forecast U.S. house prices would end up sliding 20% before the dust has settled on the American housing meltdown. CIBC estimated 50% of U.S. homeowners who took out below-prime mortgages in 2006 will end up in a negative-equity position -- owing more than their house is worth.Read Full story»
With Director 11 or a combination of Director 11 and the Adobe Shockwave® Player, users can author once and publish content for the Web, CDs/DVDs and the desktop simultaneously. This robust environment complements Adobe’s ecosystem of creative products, enabling users to add Adobe Flash® SWF files to Director projects, play them in Director and Shockwave, and easily edit them with Adobe Flash CS3 Professional. In addition, Director 11 supports a wide variety of third-party add-ons creating the most extensible authoring environment possible. Director 11 also enables content creators to localize applications through Unicode, create new levels of lifelike motion in games and simulations with the Ageia™ PhysX™ physics engine, and deliver more engaging experiences with enhanced text and native 3D rendering.
Top features in Director 11
- Support for more than 40 video, audio, and image file formats
- Native 3D rendering with DirectX 9 support
- Advanced physics with the included AGEIA™ PhysX™ engine
- Support for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software and video created with Flash
- Unicode support, including multimode publishing
- Enhanced text rendering engine
- Enhanced user interface
- Bitmap filters
- Xtra plug-ins
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There is a kind of dotted line around the flash content. when you roll your mouse over the area, it is all active. You need to click once anywhere, then you can use the web page buttons etc.
Anyone any idea why this is happening?
Here is the easiest solution to fix it
To fix the problem, please follow these steps:
2) Open a new document in Notepad or your HTML editor, and copy & paste the following content into it:
To read more about this issue and see other solutions available, please visit:
The Color Wizard - Ver. 3.0
The Color Wizard is a color matching application for anyone who wants to create designs with great looking colors.
The color wizard lets you submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected.
A growing collection of (not only) typography-related wallpapers in a variety of resolutions — from 320×480 (iPhone) to 1920×1200. Free registration is required to download the wallpapers.
I Love Typo Wallpaper
Hundreds of beautiful high-quality wallpapers from China. Stunning!
Ton3 Calendar Wallpapers
Every month Patricia Villanueva releases a new desktop background for the coming calendar month. It’s in Spanish, but beauty speaks all languages.
By ndesign. 9 themes, a variety of resolutions.
30 colorful wallpapers available in numerous resolutions.
Happy Diwali! Wallpaper
Scroll to the end of the page. 800×600, 1024×768, 2000×1500.
Design is… Wallpaper Flickr Pool
A collection of wallpapers dedicated to design: designers explain what design is.
4 wallpapers, 1920×1200, 1600×1200, 1280×1024, 1152×864, 1024×768
David Lanham’s Art Wallpapers
Over 20 art wallpapers in different sizes (widescreen — 1600×1200 and fullscreen — 1680×1050). Unique, and unusual.
A growing collection of wallpapers in the Deviantart’s style. User-generated content on over 900 pages. That’s going to take some time to browse through.
The Elemental Wallpaper
The Elemental: water extinguishes fire, fire entraps air, air encompasses Earth, Earth is the mother of all. 1024×768.
Oh Lolliop! It’s a desktop wallpaper
A wallpaper coming in 6 resolutions: from 1024×768 up to 1900×1200 px.
Bloody Hippy Wallpaper
Bloody Hippy, available in enourmo-scope 1920×1200 resolution.
Lothaleng Robot Wallpaper
Top 10 Gaming Wallpapers
All at 1920×1200 HD resolution, and a stunning image quality. There’s a link the the Flickr page of each wallpaper as well.
Apple, Windows, Google & Co.
Wallpapers for designers, developers and bloggers who use Leopard. Wallpapers currently come in the following dimensions: 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×960, 1600×1200. If none of the above suits you, get your own personalized Leopard wallpaper.
Simpsons OS X Wallpaper
Homer seems to be pretty hungry. Simpsons Mac Os X Wallpaper, Aqua.
Apple Love Wallpaper
Well, that’s pretty stylish. For Apple-lovers. 1024×640, 1920×1200.
Conquer The Universe Wallpaper
A galaxy background with Apple logo to honor the birth of Leopard. 1920×1200. Non-Apple-version is also available (also good for dual display).
The Elemental: water extinguishes fire, fire entraps air, air encompasses Earth, Earth is the mother of all. 1024×768.
Leopard Server Aurora Wallpaper
1024 x 640, 2560 x 1600
Firefox Desktop Wallpaper
46 Firefox Desktop Wallpapers in different sizes and colors.
7 320×480 iPhone wallpapers.
30 Nice Mac OS X Wallpapers
After searching high and low, here’s some good 30 Apple-related wallpapers (Apple logo, MacOS, iPod) that’s definitely worth a look.
Vista Wallpapers Pack
These wallpapers come in 3 different style — Vista curves, Silky embossed and Corporate clean. 2 high resolution formats – 1600×1400 px and 1920×1200 px.
Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images
An impressive selection of free crystal clear wallpapers. 8 different resolutions, up to 2560×1600.
Flickr: Wallpapers and Backgrounds Pool
Over 9,000 photos available as wallpapers for your desktop. Every month the “Wallpaper of the Month” is selected.
Flickr: Wallpapers Pool
24,000 various desktop wallpapers. Minimum resolution: 1024×768.
“Flow” comes in two variants: a single display one with a resolution of 2560×1600px and a dual screen one with a resolution of 2×1920×1200px. A bunch of iPhone/iPod touch compatible variants is added to the package.
Three wallpapers. Format: 2000×1440 px.
Four wallpapers in the resolution 2560×1600 px
4 wallpapers designed by Till Nowak. 1600×1200, 1280×1024 and 1024×768.
Image Appears When Text Is Highlighted
Try selecting the innocent-looking text over at this page using Firefox.
Spoiler: What happens is that you can see the word "Google" appear. This hack utilizes the CSS3 "selection" pseudo-element. Each portion of letters in the HTML receives its own class, like foo. Stylesheet definitions like the following handle the rest:
color: rgb(79, 106, 115);
background: rgb(79, 106, 115)
color: rgb(79, 106, 115);
background: rgb(79, 106, 115)
A tool to create your own selectable text this way is available, too.
The latest and greatest techniques:
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Challenging & inspiring Masterclasses inc:
- Create a cyborg
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Source: John Nack on Adobe: Adobe Stock Photos to be discontinued
In his speech, his final CES keynote as company chairman, Gates also talked up service-based software Windows Live as well as the Windows Zune portable player. Additionally, he discussed the role of the Xbox 360 as a set top box; ABC, Disney and MGM will be providing content to will be providing content to Xbox Live, Gates said, and a deal with UK telco British Telecom is to enable Xbox 360 owners to use their consoles as set-top boxes via Microsoft’s IPTV service, Media Room. Predictably, Gates also used the opportunity to showcase Windows Surface, the company’s touch-based interface technology.
Central to his keynote was the concept of “the second digital decade”. Gates said: “The second digital decade will be more focused on connecting people. It will be more focused on being user-centric. Microsoft will deliver platforms that will let people build applications. Those applications will run not only on the PC, they'll run up in the Internet, or in the cloud, as we say, on the phone, in the car, in the TV. The applications will use the best of rich platforms and those Internet services.”
In separate news, those who wish to get to grips with Microsoft’s new rich media application can now download sessions from the recently held Silverlight Fire Starter sessions. Topics include an introduction, Workflow and XAML. Download from Mix University .
Directories are compiled lists of sites, categorized and organized by topic. Each directory listing contains short, descriptive information about the site. Unlike spidering search engines (like Google), directories are compiled by human editors who approve listings. The human-involved process obtaining directories listings is far different than with obtaining listings in spider-built search indexes or paid search-advertising engines. In some cases, pay for inclusion is offered for expedited listings in directories such as Yahoo! and LookSmart. The Open Directory Project, on the other hand, is meant to always be free. Strong directory listings are an excellent way your company can increase its link popularity and its Google PageRank. However, a poorly written listing that is submitted to Yahoo! (and subsequently edited or run with ineffective writing or keyword research) can negatively influence a search marketing campaign.
Otherwise known as a hyperlink. Call-to-action links in Internet marketing campaigns guide the reader to a new action step. Call-to-action hyperlinks could lead a prospect to a new Web page, an email form, a text section within a page or a shopping cart. Correctly written, call-to-action links increase micro-conversion rates and can affect keyphrase relevancy.
Conversion rates are distinct measurements that determine how many of your prospects take your preferred action step. Typically, micro-conversions (for instance, reading different pages on your site, or signing up for a newsletter) lead to your main conversion step (making a purchase, or contacting you for more information).
The description tag is Meta data that appears if you right click your mouse and click "View Source" on any Web page. This data is written like a marketing statement and should clearly communicate the purpose of the page. Ideally, the description tag should be around 170 characters (with spaces). Depending on the engine, additional characters over 170 may be truncated. The description is visible on the SERP with engines that support this tag (some search engines, like Google, use a copy snippet for the description). For instance, the description tag for this page appears like this: <meta name="description" content="Binoj Xavier is a webdesigner and SEO in india having 9+ years experience in Web designing, SEO, Flash, Print and multimedia.">(This description has 124 characters, including spaces.)
A headline is a quick-scan way customers can instantly learn your company's main benefits (for instance, "Custom auto parts sale. Free shipping."). Headlines are typically in bolded text, and appear at the top of a Web page. Headlines and subheadlines (see below) are incredibly important for usability; as online readers scan, not read, headlines make the scanning process easier. Further, in code, headlines can be inscribed using HTML heading tags that can influence positioning.
Otherwise known as spiderability. Indexability refers to if a site can be indexed - or recorded - by a search engine spider. If a site is not indexable, or if a site has reduced indexability, positioning will suffer.
A blue, underlined word or phrase that, when clicked upon, takes users to another Web page, or section within a Web page. Hyperlinks are also known as call-to-action links (see above).
Keyword (or key word)
A single word (like webdesign) prospects would type into a search query box to find products and services like yours. Although keyphrases contain individual keywords, optimizing for keywords is not recommended.
The keywords tag is Meta data that appears if you right click your mouse and click "View Source" on any Web page. Although this tag is not supported in many engines (this is not true with some Trusted Feed campaigns), the keywords tag is a place to highlight your keyphrases and include misspellings. This data is written like a marketing statement and should clearly communicate the purpose of the page. Ideally, the description tag should be no more than 170 characters (with spaces). For instance, the keywords tag for this page appears like this:<meta name="keywords" content="search engine optimization, Best SEO India, XML feed, conversion rates, landing page">
Keyphrase (or key phrase; also known as a keyword phrase)A two- or more-word phrase (like Florida travel) prospects would type into a search query box to find products and services like yours.
Landing pages are pages that users would click through to from a PPC campaign or XML feed (that is, people "land" on a particular page as a result of search marketing efforts). For best results, these pages are highly targeted for the reader and specific to the PPC ad or feed description (for instance, if a PPC ad advertises a coat sale, sending prospects to the company home page would invoke frustrations and decrease conversions). Rewriting landing pages is one of the easiest ways companies can increase their conversion rates.
A link exchange Internet marketing campaign is the process of exchanging hyperlinks with a quality site that is somehow related to a company's product or service. For instance, a public relations agency may link to a search engine positioning firm's article on "PR and SEO marketing." The SEO may then include a link on their site listing the public relations company. Good link exchange vendors can increase a company's PageRank and increase the number of targeted visitors. Poor link exchanges (think $99 "link farms" where a company promises to link your site to thousands of others) can actually harm site positioning.
The SERP is otherwise known as the Search Engines Results Page. This is the page that users see after typing their search query into an engine. Since conversion starts at the SERP, it is an important job of the search marketer to obtain strong call-to-action listings that entice the click.
SEO (or SEM)
A form of online marketing, search engine optimization (or search engine marketing) is the process of making a site and its content highly relevant for both search engines and searchers. Successful search marketing helps a site gain top positioning for relevant words and phrases.
Like headlines, subheadlines provide quick-scan benefits and instant information. Subheadlines typically begin inner paragraphs, highlighting the following paragraph's main points and benefits. Subheadlines, like headlines, can also be inscribed using HTML Heading tags. When keyphrases appear in the subheadline, positioning for those keyphrases may be improved.
The Title tag is Meta data that appears if you right click your mouse and click "View Source" on any Web page. It is extremely important that every Title tag contains well-researched keyphrases and is written in a way that entices a user to click thru from the SERP. Ideally, the Title tag should be around 50 characters (with spaces). More characters are acceptable, but the Title may be truncated if it's over 50 characters. The Title tag is a crucial part of your search marketing campaign - and every page should have its own Title tag. For instance, the Title tag for this page is: <title>Search engine optimization and Internet marketing glossary</title> (58 characters, with spaces.)
Spider-built search engines sometimes cannot crawl a Website even though they try and try. Indexing is important to large content providers such as Amazon.com and IBM, but the same problems that affect indexing with smaller sites can be magnified in large, complex sites such as these. To resolve these issues, all major spider-built search indexes offer a fee-based custom crawl service to large content providers. Many of these search engines have taken the service to the streets by partnering with vendors who often operate their own spiders. The vendors automate the crawling process for the engine and feed the data directly into the index entirely on the basis of trust. Beware, not all vendors are alike and some have unsavory pasts.
Search Engine Result Page
The search engine results page (SERP) is the first page searchers see when they've entered their query into the search box. This page lists results of the searcher's query, sorted in terms of relevancy. Gaining a page one or two SERP listing is highly desirable for businesses targeting B2B and/or B2C sales.
See Search Engine Results Page
Search engine optimization writing
Search engine optimization writing is specialized copywriting that entails weaving keywords and keyphrases into marketing or informational copy. The purpose of search engine optimization copywriting is to gain prime positioning for the desired keyphrases, as well as increase page conversion rates.
Spam is either a shelved potted meat product or an Internet term for unsolicited commercial email. In the case of search marketing, search engines had to put up their guard against overzealous search marketers who bombarded them with massive daily submissions and loaded their pages with keyword junk. These pages are often derided as pollution and described as spammy by search engine "spam police" who remove and blacklist all the spam they find from their indexes. Spam is the excessive use of any single "trick" meant to improve positioning in Internet search engines.
Spidering search engines
A spidering search engine (Google for example) is one that uses machines to fetch Websites and record its pages. The database of over 2 billion Web pages in Google's search index was gathered together using Google machines and GoogleBot (Google's so-called "spider" or Web crawler technology).
Pay for inclusion (PFI)
Pay-for-Inclusion services are designed for Webmasters that are having trouble getting pages listed in spider-based search engines. A main benefit of PFI is fast respidering (every 48 hours or so), giving site owners and Webmasters instant positioning feedback and the ability to change content frequently. Also, site owners can submit deep-linked pages and be guaranteed that the URL will be included.
The typical PFI program is an annual URL-based subscription with regular refresh cycles and click-based reporting. These programs are highly effective and potent for use in conjunction with seasonal campaign pages.
Pay per Click (PPC)
Pay per Click is a type of search marketing where advertisers pay a set amount every time their ad is clicked by a prospect (otherwise known as a click thru).
Some search engines, such as Overture, specialize in this type of advertising medium, although pay per click is not limited solely to pay-per-click engines. For instance, Looksmart, a directory, recently changed its business model to pay per click. Also, XML trusted feeds through Inktomi and Fast are sold at a per-click basis.
Quite simply, usability is making your site easy for your customers to find the exact information they need when they need it. Anything that makes the process slower (like Flash animation served to a dial-up customer) inhibits usability. Conversely, easy, intuitive navigation and strong, informative text enhance usability.
Metadata refers to the descriptions, tags, genre, and other related information that you provide in the definition of a video Title.
Really Simple Syndication is a popular technology for notifying users of updates to content in a web site, blog, or Internet TV channel.
A program, such as Google, designed to help find information on the web.
Social network website
A web site, such as MySpace.com,digg.com, which offers its viewer members the ability to share messages, media, and other information with each other.