Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Want a photo gallery almost anywhere on your site? Like this
There has been some questions lately about photo galleries on our teacher's website pages. We are going to be adding some more internal gallery abilities on our website this year.
However, when the site was designed we had planned on leveraging the free tools out there through sites like flickr and youtube to distribute photos and video. Pictures and video are both resource hogs that we would prefer not to pay to host if someone out there is giving us the space and tools for free.
Here is the first installment in getting this done. Here is a document (pdf - let me know if you want the original word document to modify) that explains how to create a flickr account and use a free service from pictobrowser to create an embed code to place a photo gallery from flickr on your site.
The best part of this type of tool is that you can put it anywhere you can use html code!
In other words you can use it in blogs, email, wiki's or anywhere else you can put in html code.
Please try this out and give me any feedback to improve the directions.
Here are the directions http://tinyurl.com/6x2mky
Monday, November 03, 2008
Question - Ok Hank - You had these grand plans about posting during sessions at T+L - What happened?
Answer - No reliable WiFi access!
Question - What about at night at the hotel?
Answer - I actually work while at these things! Between meeting with staff (we had 19 people out there in Seattle), taking care of work related issues back home, and trying to let my wife and kids know that I was still alive I chose not to make time for blogging.
Here is the deal...
The T+L conference organizers asked in advance if people would blog for them. I volunteered. Problem is, there was no WiFi in any of the presentation rooms and it was really weak in the large meeting rooms.
If you want me to blog I need my tools. When I blog I cross reference what presenters are saying, link to interesting outside sources, and write directly online.
None of this is possible without the Internet.
I plead to you technology conference organizers everywhere - please prepare for and offer adequate WiFi so the world can participate in our event!