Free Tools for Creating iPhone and iTouch Web Apps

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The sports club’s web site is not optimized for the iPhone, but since the built-in Safari Browser is a full-fledged browser, I was able to navigate with some effort and get what I needed. If the web site was actually created for the iPhone, it would have saved me some time from zooming in and out, panning left and right to get around. Much of the functionality can be created in HTML as a web application and placed on the Internet.

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What is Online Knowledge? How can OpenCalais help create better Online Knowledge?

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Much has changed since humanity acknowledged the word knowledge and started to classify the various subject matters into categories and taxonomies of learned disciplines. The definition of knowledge is outside the scope of this article because of simple reasons. I am not as qualified as the university professors, or librarians who pour their blood, toil, trouble, and tears into the understanding of knowledge and wisdom. What I do know about is what knowledge is online.

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Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

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Elgg did not want to be a content management system because that market is well over saturated. Tags: Blogroll Knowledge Management Nonprofits Social Networks Tech User Generated Content Web 2.0 The question one finds asking themselves before taking any task of considerable effort is whether they really want to do it. This past weekend, I exerted some effort to get myself from Washington D.C. to Cambridge, MA to attend a conference. The topic of discussion was Elgg.

Aggregating news from community contributors or groups

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I have been working on a system whereby members of DAP can find an article, either on the internet or in a Google News Alert, which many of us receive on a daily basis, decide it is something that needs to be shared with others, click a button, and have the article loaded to a blog-like web page… One last thing: In the future, everything that is posted to this page will then be automatically fed to a page in.org, so the page must have the ability to have an RSS feed.

Great reads from around the web on June 12th

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" Knowledge Wiki Workshop - I really wish I could go to this event and hope there are some tweets, blogs, or videos we can follow online to get a peak into the conversations. "The "The wiki: a good tool for organisational knowledge management?" " How can we best capture and organise the knowledge assets of an organisation, make them widely available to everyone who needs access, and keep them fresh and current?

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Web site monitoring tools | Beaconfire Wire

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The Web site is down! There are some free tools out there that may not be able to prevent your Web site from going down, but at least alert you when it does. 3 Responses to “Web site monitoring tools&# Free Websites Performance, Availability, Traffic Monitoring and Analytics » Web site monitoring tools Says: January 4th, 2008 at 10:21 am [.]

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Make an Accessible Web Site anywhere with WebAnywhere | Beaconfire Wire

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But organizations small and large are often limited by time, software, and/or budget when it comes to making Web sites that are accessible, especially for the blind community using screen readers. WebAnywhere is a free, Web-based application that allows you to hear your Web site. Go to the web, enter your Web site’s URL, click go, and listen.

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Web 2.0: Beyond the Buzz | Beaconfire Wire

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Beyond the Buzz Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 at 7:26 am by Eric (25 posts) Here’s the Power Point for the Web 2.0: The speakers were: Eric Eckl, Beaconfire Consulting Dave Patterson, Heifer International Josh Peck, One Campaign Share and Enjoy: Categories: Web 2.0. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Interesting Discussion About Web Standards | Beaconfire Wire

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» Interesting Discussion About Web Standards Posted Monday, March 12th, 2007 at 10:07 am by Tim (35 posts) There is an interesting discussion following an AlistApart.com article entitled Where Our Standards Went Wrong , in which the author, Ethan Marcotte discusses two sides of the web standards debate. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Accessibility , Tech , Web Design.

Beaconfire Survey: Web 6.0 | Beaconfire Wire

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Surface Surfaces » Beaconfire Survey: Web 6.0 We like to think of ourselves as ahead of the curve, so rather than focusing on Web 2.0 or Web 3.0, we’re already planning for Web 6.0. So this week, we asked the Beaconfire staff: What advances will be considered part of Web 6.0? Lynn , Principal Consultant : With Web 6.0, Joanna, Production Specialist : Web 6.0 Milo, Marketing Consultant : Web 6.0

Can You Find Me Now? Web Usability Audits | Beaconfire Wire

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Web Usability Audits Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 4:06 pm by Elizabeth (27 posts) Are you regularly disappointed with the results of your online campaigns? Does your organization keep missing your Web traffic and engagement goals? Did you have to hire an extra staff person to deal with all the calls and emails from constituents who can’t find things on your Web site? Web usability is not a ‘one-and-done’ process – it needs to be ongoing.”

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Inventor of the World Wide Web Launches International Foundation | Beaconfire Wire

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The Web Foundation will focus its programs around research, technology and social development, with a particular emphasis on global collaboration and outreach to underserved populations. Currently, only about 20 percent of people access the Web. The Knight Foundation has provided a $5 million dollar grant to get the Web Foundation started on its path of connecting humanity via technology.

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Setting Tech Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0 World | Beaconfire Wire

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A group of about 30 people, largely senior HR and Administration professionals from a wide range of organizations (PR consultancies, HR consultancies, nonprofits, and for profits) gathered in the board room of Williams & Mullen bright and early to discuss the role web 2.0 I opened the session by sharing the stories of some of my recent experiences around this topic and then talking about what differentiates Web 1.0 from Web 2.0 and some of the things Web 2.0

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Management / @BoardSource. Nonprofit Management. It features valuable opportunities for executives, senior management, and board members. Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management / Pittsburgh, PA / $150. Web of Change. Web of Change. Web of Change / Big Sur, CA / By invitation. Web of Change events are where progressive organizers and digital strategists come to up their game. Nonprofit Management.

Beaconfire Survey – What was the most influential web 2.0 site of 2007? | Beaconfire Wire

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This week, we asked what people thought was the most influential web 2.0 site of 2007 – here are their answers: Michael , Principal Consultant : What Web 2.0 My vote for 2007 Most Influential Web 2.0 Mark , Functional Consultant : Flickr is one of the most useful Web 2.0 Not only that, email that goes viral has more real world influence that the hot topic du jour at the web 2.0 From Netflix to Angie’s List, this Web 2.0

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Christian Kreutz, Web 2.0 for Development Blogger, is in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam Now. Cambodian Education System Changes To OpenSource Software!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is also interested in approaches network learning and highlights knowledge management for development. (He Christian also sent me some links that answer an earlier question I've had, " How Can We Use Cell Phones to Bring Web 2.0 I've been following Christian Kreutz 's blog, CrissCrossed Blog , which explores social changes through communication and focuses on the impact, potential and challenges of using Web2.0 tools in different cultures around the world.

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Google’s Application Hosting Engine | Beaconfire Wire

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Although it’s currently in limited release, thousands of developers have signed on and there are numerous widgets and web applications that are up and running as of now. Google’s App Engine allows anyone to “run [their] web applications on Google’s infrastructure.&# While in development, Developers can download a local web server environment to build and test their applications.

Can A Site Be Too Accessibile? | Beaconfire Wire

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Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 at 9:59 am by Tim (35 posts) In an interesting post , Web Designer Mike Cherim wonders what damage we can do to the accessibility of Web sites by overdoing it with accessibility features. In related news, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 IUE-CWA’s Web Site Redesign Launched Google’s Accessibility Search privacy policy | sitemap copyright 2009, beaconfire consulting

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How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

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Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector. IssueLab has been working for ten years to apply the age-old knowledge management question, “what if I knew what others know?” You might call what we’re doing Big Knowledge, or Big (Qualitative) Data. Our sector—foundations, nonprofits, and university-based research centers—is producing knowledge at a rapid clip.

With Venn Diagrams and Pie Charts for All | Beaconfire Wire

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Web Usability Audits Grating Expectations » With Venn Diagrams and Pie Charts for All Posted Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 10:25 am by Marissa (33 posts) Google keeps churning out the freebies, and we keep having fun with them. Take a look at Google Charts, a fast and easy way to visual charts on your Web site.

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Netscape No More | Beaconfire Wire

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Since I’m on vacation, I’ll not take the time to respond to John Brian’s interesting take on Web Standards and why, in that particular light I am ecstatic to see Netscape roll over and go quiet. Related Posts Netscape wants its gatekeepers back Social bookmarking PR requires sustained community participation Dispatches from the Browser Wars Wikipedia: the next research frontier Beaconfire Survey – What was the most influential web 2.0

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MS Office to Support (Some) Open Standards | Beaconfire Wire

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Share and Enjoy: Categories: Business Strategy and Process , Knowledge Management , Tech. Related Posts Opera Sues Microsoft in the EU to Make Internet Explorer Standards Compliant Interesting Discussion About Web Standards Netscape No More A standard by any other name Beaconfire Survey: Which browser do you use?

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Academy Health Redesign Kicks Off | Beaconfire Wire

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We’re redesigning their main Web site. Over the next several months, we’ll be defining a more intuitive information architecture, designing a fresh look and feel, developing the site in a new content management system, and integrating it with their member management system. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Our Clients , Web Design.

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It takes a village… | Beaconfire Wire

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From a project management perspective, this adds a layer of complexity to the project, and requires adapting some of our standard practices and tactics. This is the Project Management equivalent of “location, location, location” to real estate. In successful project management, too much communication is rarely the problem (ok, so maybe it’s possible). Share and Enjoy: Categories: Project Management , Uncategorized.

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Help give away $2.5 million | Beaconfire Wire

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Over the next 4 months, with the help of a Web site and online tools, they will solicit project ideas and collect votes on which 5 projects will receive the funding. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Spotlight on InfoComm | Beaconfire Wire

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InfoComm has asked Beaconfire to help improve their web site to better serve their members. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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NTC Session Materials Available Online | Beaconfire Wire

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» NTC Session Materials Available Online Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 5:39 pm by Lynn (39 posts) If you missed any of the sessions at NTC, you can download the session materials on NTEN’s web site. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Online Video Statistics. | Beaconfire Wire

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Posted Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 9:59 am by Rahul Singh (7 posts) With the advent of Web 2.0, TubeMogul’s name has been coming up at Web 2.0 Share and Enjoy: Categories: Analytics , User Generated Content , Web 2.0. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Beaconfire goes to the Zoo | Beaconfire Wire

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Beaconfire is helping WCS find a new content management system that will power their family of Web sites for The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society main site, and 4 other NYC urban wildlife parks. You may not need another reason to attend Sxsw, but… Illuminating Nonprofits on the Web Countdown to SXSW & The Beacon! Setting Technology Policies That Make Sense in a Web 2.0

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Surface Surfaces | Beaconfire Wire

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Back then I was imagining how different interfaces, like Surface, might impact the way we view web sites and the ways data could be shared between Web sites, or between Web sites and personal devices like cell phones or other hand held computers. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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SxSWi: Nirvana for the Creative Soul | Beaconfire Wire

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» SxSWi: Nirvana for the Creative Soul Posted Friday, March 28th, 2008 at 10:36 pm by Eve (30 posts) What happens when you mix technology and design with the biggest names in the web industry, throw in a dash of geek-idol worship, and top it with a few thousand of the smartest and most creative people in the world as the cherry? Adaptive Path’s fascinating comparison of creative web environments to worlds of theatre, orchestras, restaurant kitchens and screenwriting.

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Presentation for the Council of Michigan Foundations | Beaconfire Wire

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Web 2.0: Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Accessible Flash? Maybe | Beaconfire Wire

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Maybe Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 2:44 pm by Marissa (33 posts) Whenever someone wants to build an accessible Web site, I always try to conceive the design from the simplest elements on up, rather than most complicated pieces on down. Flash actually offers some elements that make it more accessible than standard HTML web content.

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How Do We Know That? (#1: The Search Box) | Beaconfire Wire

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1: The Search Box) Posted Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 9:51 am by blehman (3 posts) It’s easy to take web conventions for granted, like the fact that the logo links to the homepage, and is featured at the top left. In addition to our experience doing user testing (where we get to see people responding to various designs in real time), we look to studies like this one from SURL , and then look to build on our knowledge through documented experience where possible.

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Like YouTube, but useful | Beaconfire Wire

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» Like YouTube, but useful Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 10:54 pm by John Brian (91 posts) YouTube is one of the cornerstones of the modern web. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Cool Tools and Tips , User Generated Content , Web 2.0. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Online Community: Old School Still Rulz | Beaconfire Wire

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Words that Work » Online Community: Old School Still Rulz Posted Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 8:49 am by Eric (25 posts) Here at Beaconfire, we’re as excited as anybody about Web 2.0 — but the good-old-fashioned listserv is the online community of choice for those with serious activist inclinations, at least environmental activists.

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The Value of the Birds-eye View | Beaconfire Wire

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This person was looking for a document management system and thought that a group that specializes in document management would be better able to help select one. The difference is in the knowledge that informs the final recommendation. An agency that touches upon all Web Industry aspects can leverage subject matter experts in each field ??

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Beaconfire Participates in IA Podcast | Beaconfire Wire

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Specifically, we discussed the challenges non-profit organizations have in creating user friendly Web sites. Listen to the podcast or subscribe through iTunes Download the World Usability Day Event Post-event Notes document (PDF – 718 KB) Share and Enjoy: Categories: Events , Nonprofits , Web Design.

How epicurious got my cell number | Beaconfire Wire

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Until recently, I had never shared it with a Web property. And every one of the first 7 taps took me to Web sites that were a usability nightmare on my Treo. Here’s the value proposition they laid out for me: EpiToGo has a few channels which are customized based on actions you’ve taken both on our website (send a recipe to your phone) and on this mobile web site (your shopping list).

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Taming the Last Unindexed Frontier | Beaconfire Wire

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The perfect storm of YouTube ( and other video sharing sites ), cheap video camcorders, rapidly growing broadband adoption ( pdf ), and a seemingly endless number star-wars kids and dogs on skateboards has created a web where video is becoming ubiquitous. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Knowledge Management , Search Engines , Tech.

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The description: “ Talk with Michelle about internal software systems – document and knowledge management, CRM, client management databases, intranets, etc.&#

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The Machine is… | Beaconfire Wire

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Yahoo Introduces “Pipes&# » The Machine is… Posted Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 3:51 pm by usha (14 posts) Kansas State University Digital Ethnography department has posted “ Web 2.0 : The Machine is Us/ing Us &# piece on YouTube. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Web 2.0. It seems that the rise of social tools on the web can cut both ways. Are we at such an early stage in this new game that adopters of these Web 2.0

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