Category Archives: Flash

Free Infographics, Data Visualization Class By Design Guru Alberto Cairo

Just as I was looking for a fun online course to keep my brain humming, I get word that Alberto Cairo at the University of Miami will be leading a free online course on infographic design and data visualization. The … Continue reading

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Not-to-Miss Florida Online Media, Technology Events

A group of online technology enthusiasts listens in on a presentation at BarCamp Orlando in 2007. The event is now in its third year. [Photo by Josh Hallett ] In the next few months, yours truly’s calendar is jam-packed with … Continue reading

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100+ Screenshots of Inauguration Day News Coverage

Want to see how more than 100 major national and international news sites covered the inauguration of Barack Obama? Visit the Flickr photo gallery I put together to see screenshots of news sites’ home pages immediately after Obama was sworn … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Online Clips

Count on the fact that some of the journalism work living on your news site will go up in smoke. To protect yourself, make sure you’re keeping digital copies of your portfolio. [Photo by Mr. Peebles] Journo/developer Joe Murphy has … Continue reading

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Catnip for Online Designers with SND’s Best of Multimedia Entries

Want to see the best online information design the news industry is producing? Then you might want to tune into the SND Update Blog for the next few days as SND highlights entries from their worldwide Best of Multimedia Design … Continue reading

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Google Improves Indexing of Flash Content

Just catching up on my pile of RSS feeds after getting hitched and spotted an important item: Google has improved its ability to crawl Flash content. Google has historically had trouble “seeing” any Flash content (.SWF files). This means anything … Continue reading

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A dream come true: Flash + Google Maps

Have you ever tried to simulate a Google Maps-style map in Flash? I hope you haven’t because you’d still be waking up screaming in the middle of the night after that experience. So say hello to the new Google Maps … Continue reading

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Webby Award winners announced (with news organization list)

Just announced: 2008’s Webby Award winners! The Webby Awards picks through the best of the Web and grants awards in more categories than you can shake a stick at. I’ve pored through the list and extracted the winners from news-related … Continue reading

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SXSW video is online

Head on over to the conference site for South by Southwest (SXSW) for free video from the media and entertainment conference. You’ll want to particularly peruse the Interactive Coverage. And yes, the much-maligned Zuckerberg/Lacy interview is there too. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Students, educators: Get Adobe Flex Builder 2 for free

Adobe is offering up its Adobe Flex Builder application for free to students and educators. If you’re at all interested in the future of interactive features, don’t pass this up! The Flex platform uses the ubiquitous Flash player, making it … Continue reading

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Visualize your news graphics’ possibilities

Smashing Magazine has produced an excellent list of some of the best data visualization examples on the Web today (hat tip to Melissa Worden). Examine each of these visualizations closely because you’re looking at the first step in the future … Continue reading

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Roundup of Minneapolis bridge collapse interactive coverage

Below is a roundup of links to interesting infographics, maps, databases and other types of interactive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse. Also, IRE has an excellent set of bridge-related resources. (NOTE: I’ve updated the list a few times with … Continue reading

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