Flash vs. jQuery Slideshows

Allegiance Group

When it comes to slideshows on Web sites, you’re pretty much got two choices: Adobe Flash, or JavaScript (which for the purposes of this post we are no going to call jQuery*). Up until the last year or so, the only way to deliver the level of sophistication required for slideshows, has been with Flash. First things first, though, what is Flash and what is jQuery? Flash. Flash Advantages.

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Beautiful Web Fonts Part 1 – The Flash Method

Allegiance Group

Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR). In this post, I’ll talk about sIFR, or “Scalable Inman Flash Replacement (sIFR),&# named for Shaun Inman, the pioneer of the technique. Basically, this method relies on javascript and Flash to replace plain old HTML text with the same text in a small Flash file during the loading of the Web page in your browser. Also, your site visitors must have both JavaScript enabled and Flash installed.

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Your website should be seen and not heard…until I say so

Judi Sohn

I know there are plug-ins I can install that will disable flash and scripting, but I’ve found those to penalize my surfing experience on other sites that know how to respect their visitors. If you’ve known me online for a while you know this is a huge pet peeve of mine…websites that make noise as soon as you visit them. Drives me batty. Like movie sites, vacation planning sites want you to have the full multimedia experience. I get that.

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Learn the ABCs of Online Security Threats

Tech Soup Blog

XSS — Cross-Site Scripting Attack. Cross-site scripting — or "XSS" for short — is something of a nebulous concept. You won’t necessarily be able to look at a website address and tell that a site hosts a cross-site scripting attack, for instance, and XSS attacks don't rely on malware and viruses. Online dangers and security hazards are bad enough, but understanding what they all mean is enough to give you a headache.

Peer Fundraising Case Study: Integrating Blackbaud / Sphere Friends Asking Friends With a CMS

Allegiance Group

The original flash-based site allowed people to share stories about how tobacco has impacted their own lives, as well as the lives of loved ones. To enhance the user experience as visitors transitioned between the CMS and Sphere pages, we implemented a custom JS script which passed data between the two sites. The script dynamically changed forms with jQuery, auto-filled CMS submitted stories into Sphere’s personal fund-raising forms, and other enhancements.

2011 NTC Preview: Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits

Allegiance Group

What they’re often talking about is a need to take something currently in Flash and make it “not Flash&#. This is of particular importance as site visitors increasingly use iPhones or other mobile devices that do not display Flash. If things are moving around your screen in a really exciting way, chances are there is some serious CSS3 or JavaScript doing the heavy lifting and HTML5 has only served as the canvas on which those scripting gymnastics occur.

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2011 NTC Preview: Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits

NTEN

What they're often talking about is a need to take something currently in Flash and make it "not Flash". This is of particular importance as site visitors increasingly use iPhones or other mobile devices that do not display Flash. If things are moving around your screen in a really exciting way, chances are there is some serious CSS3 or JavaScript doing the heavy lifting and HTML5 has only served as the canvas on which those scripting gymnastics occur.

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2011 NTC Preview: Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits

Allegiance Group

What they’re often talking about is a need to take something currently in Flash and make it “not Flash&#. This is of particular importance as site visitors increasingly use iPhones or other mobile devices that do not display Flash. If things are moving around your screen in a really exciting way, chances are there is some serious CSS3 or JavaScript doing the heavy lifting and HTML5 has only served as the canvas on which those scripting gymnastics occur.

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2011 NTC Preview: Practical HTML5/CSS3 for Nonprofits

Allegiance Group

What they’re often talking about is a need to take something currently in Flash and make it “not Flash&#. This is of particular importance as site visitors increasingly use iPhones or other mobile devices that do not display Flash. If things are moving around your screen in a really exciting way, chances are there is some serious CSS3 or JavaScript doing the heavy lifting and HTML5 has only served as the canvas on which those scripting gymnastics occur.

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Comparison of ShareThis, AddThis and Gigya (Now w/ Convio Integration!)

Allegiance Group

Integrating social sharing on your website can be as easy to implement as adding a script into your webpage templates. Privacy Policy: AddThis received negative publicity several years ago for their use of a flash cookie which recorded a user’s browsing preferences across sites, with non-personally identifying demographic and historical visit information later being sold to advertisers.

The Jing Project: Embed Screencasts Into Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was very liberating for me to create a screencast like this -- no storyboard, script, no retakes. WFObject is a small Javascript file used for embedding Macromedia Flash content. The script can detect the Flash plug-in in all major web browsers (on Mac and PC) and is designed to make embedding Flash movies as easy as possible. Click to play. I have less than 20 days before I get on a plane and fly halfway around the world.

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Nonprofit Presenters: What are your best tips for preparing presentations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's an interactive flash site that lets users find and adopt words that are in danger of being removed from the dictionary. In his workshops, he offers the following formula for a storytelling based on Hollywood script writing: Introduce the central character. The conference season is upon us. For me, it kicks off this weekend at SXSW where I'm participating on three sessions, including the first ever poetry slam. Next month will include NTEN's NTC.

Let’s talk about page weight

Allegiance Group

No, I’m not talking about a technology like Java or Flash. Page weight ” refers to the size of a webpage, and the count and size of all its associated assets like stylesheets, script files, images, and tracking pixels. Audit your tracking codes, 3rd party tools, and scripts. The aforementioned RequireJS can really cut down on the number of scripts you need to load up front. Credit: playingwithpsp @Flickr. We have an epidemic spreading on the Internet right now.

Beautiful Web Fonts Part 2 – TypeKit

Allegiance Group

This is great because there are no browser plugins or addons making the browser render pretty fonts, as there is with sIFR , which requires Flash. The script does not in any way alter the HTML your page originally contained as sIFR does to replace text with a Flash version of the same text. Also, though you may see a flash of un-styled text as your page begins to load, this method is much quicker to load than sIFR.

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Ten Best Practices for Mobile Design Usability

Allegiance Group

Mobile detection: When people visit your main website there should be a script that checks if they are using a mobile browser. If warranted by your traffic, you may want to consider having a script on your mobile site that sends desktop users to your primary site. Flash: We’ve helped a lot of nonprofits set up their mobile sites, so if your nonprofit is considering adding a mobile site, feel free to contact us.

Using Web Conferencing Software To Create A Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To view a higher quality flash flie, click here. I'd love to know: How much scripting does he do prior to the interview? If I do longer recordings, they have to be tightly scripted. Click To Play. UPDATE: June 18th. Jon Udell answered my questions ! I'm working on a screencast (Google Analytics) and I'm not an expert in using the software.

Leesa Barnes: How To Plan A Killer Podcast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note: She'd like a developer to create script where you could submit to all these directories in one click version going to each one seperately because it is very time consuming.). Person's personality * Podcast cover * Description * Show name * Art that shows up alongside your podcast * Page where you podcast sits - design -- not a simple flash player (wordpress has a plugin called podpress). Leesa Barnes, Cubicledivas.com Podonomics.

Who's Knocking at My Firewall Door? Simple Security for the Nonprofit IT Professional

NTEN

Ro)bots (or spiders) are scripts or applications that search out information on the web. Other platforms like Java and Flash could end up being (once again?) A vulnerability across a variety of browsers and platforms, a clickjacking takes the form of embedded code or script that can execute without the user's knowledge, such as clicking on a button that appears to perform another function. Bruce M. Wolfe , Marin Institute. Security is always changing and evolving.

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Cloggers Awards Ceremony

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

"on my free time i like to liseting music,so i want to win a flash mediaplayer." Our project is making some interesting topic (traditional, culture and Khmer script) in Cambodia with concept mapping. Click To Play Note: I am now home with fast Internet access and extreme jet lag. I am beginning to post the photos, videos, and notes that I took while I was there. August 31st: Cambodia Bloggers Awards Ceremony.

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What is a Widget?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the script, before jumping into the how-to of widgets, the screencast will give some context, of course. Web Widgets often but not always use Adobe Flash or JavaScript programming languages. Based on photo entitled " Gear " from Flattop341's Flickr Industrial Set. If you've been following my widgets category , you know that I'm working on a screencast and have been researching and playing with widgets.

Flickr As Presentation Tool: Screencast #2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Embed Powerpoint Slides as Flash Presentations in your Blog without Spending a Dime , I just had to try it. I found that I don't like reading a script word for word, so what works for me is bullet points. View the Screencast here. As a follow up to last week's screencast on how to use flickr as a visual resource, here is a post about how to share your wonderfully visual powerpoints with others via your blog or flickr.

Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We managed to get a medium quality Quicktime stream that we put into Second Life, and higher quality Flash video stream , that we made available on the web. The streams worked great– except for Alan’s goof of forgetting until about 2/3 the way in, to swap the script we use to push the URL to the 10 sims we had set up, so our SL audience was likely turned off. Still later in the conference we saw numbers of about 30-60 viewers in Second Life and over 100 on the live Flash stream.

Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

NTEN

Use free flash players like XSPF or Podcast Pickle's branded widget player to embed your latest or favorite episodes on your website. It will take time to script, record, and edit the audio, engage with listeners, and collaborate with contributors. Corey Pudhorodsky, 501c3Cast. By now, podcasting should be considered an established medium.

Museums and Flickr

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Collection of photographs found on the site are pulled in from Flickr using a Flash-base mashup. The Shooting Script Colonizing Social Spaces , looked more broadly at the benefits and drawbacks of museums utilzing social networking sites. Leonard Gagnon's daughters knitting from John Collier, Jr. used with permission). This photograph is part of The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr.

Dapper’s first results with nonprofit databases | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Basically, the problem I’m having with Dapper is that many of these databases don’t use a single query URL like Google to return a result from or worse, they use a second script to create details or worst, their detail pages are generated as static HTML pages.

Mission aligned! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

By using a database to store pre-arranged schedules, we’re able to dynamically redirect the transferred call from the client with a VXML-based script and an ASP VBscript backend.

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Bob said: Allan, do you know of any good, embeddable scripts/widgets that a site can use to enable it's members to easily send email and/or fax to their legislators?

Non-Profit Technology Recommendations Your Nonprofit Should Consider | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Bob said: Allan, do you know of any good, embeddable scripts/widgets that a site can use to enable it's members to easily send email and/or fax to their legislators?

The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Changing languages in the middle of a phone call is a bit complicated to script and I’d hate to have our clients get confused.

Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Collection of photographs found on the site are pulled in from Flickr using a Flash-base mashup. The Shooting Script Colonizing Social Spaces , looked more broadly at the benefits and drawbacks of museums utilzing social networking sites. | View | Upload your own. The above slide show was created based on all the information I gathered from my network below.

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I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Flash forward to the past few weeks, when I’ve been inundated with RFPs that require responses (looks like everyone’s already focusing on the fall). Much like a heavily scripted demo, RFPs take a lot of time and energy to write, you invariably forget important elements, and you make it too easy for vendors to make it appear like they fit your organization and needs, whether they actually do or not.

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Flash forward to the past few weeks, when I’ve been inundated with RFPs that require responses (looks like everyone’s already focusing on the fall). Much like a heavily scripted demo, RFPs take a lot of time and energy to write, you invariably forget important elements, and you make it too easy for vendors to make it appear like they fit your organization and needs, whether they actually do or not.

See You at the Igloo: The Power of Club Penguin

Museum 2.0

While there's not much interest in playing with strangers, kids as young as 6 will make plans with school friends to meet up in the virtual igloo afterschool for scripted chat and simple flash games. When I talk with museum people about virtual worlds, the conversation usually centers on Second Life.

Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Much more serious business since these types of attacks can occur without requiring a scripting environment to be present.

Could Kittens be the Future of CAPTCHA? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

There’s also a question of how effective these traps are – one Earthlink user discovered that there are only about 30 possible puzzles and built a perl script to beat it. RSS Follies Future Challenges in IA Kicking Off With IUE-CWA Report from the AMA Conference: The Future The Future is Flash privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Changing languages in the middle of a phone call is a bit complicated to script and I’d hate to have our clients get confused.

Hail to the Chairman, Joel Burton responds… and so do I | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If we rated web scripting languages for popularity we would find that PHP is far more popular (quantitatively) than python.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth Kanter

I usually set up a google document for the panel that includes the script, online interaction design, timings, and logistics (when to arrive for the AV check, etc). We have a preparation call and I ask panelists to add their bullet points (in different colors) to the questions in the script and suggest different ways of asking the question. The complicated design involved the use of text or online flash polls that could be shared on the screen and have the audience take the poll.