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  • Category: new media tools

    New media tools: Data visualisation with OpenHeatMap

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    New media tools: Data visualisation with OpenHeatMap

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Data is cool. It can tell stories, unearth facts and provide conclusions. But while pages full of data tables may excite the academically inclined among your readers they don’t usually make it easier to digest the information. A picture, on the other hand, can do

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    Future of media tools: Storify and social media curation

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    Future of media tools: Storify and social media curation

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Where were you when you heard that Osama bin Laden had been killed? Like millions of others I was on Twitter when I first heard the news. But if it wasn’t there I would probably have heard via Facebook, or some other social network.
    Social networks

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    Top tool: HTML Colour Contrast Checker

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    Top tool: HTML Colour Contrast Checker

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Here’s one for the web designers: a contrast checker for HTML colours.
    Working on your big-screen, perfectly calibrated monitor you probably have no idea of how readers view your site. Or perhaps can’t view your site.
    Not everyone has top of the range equipment and

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    Tuesday Tool: Capture, annotate and save screenshots in a snap

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    Tuesday Tool: Capture, annotate and save screenshots in a snap

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This one’s for the online journalists out there. How often have you needed a quick screenshot to illustrate an article, or for your own records?
    Usually this means taking a snapshot, saving it, then opening it in an illustration application, adding text and marks, cropping

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