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Interesting post on how using these words is bad UI design to represent older and newer content. Instead replace Previous, Next / Back etc. with “Older” or “Newer” links.

A commenter also states that it’s not only the words used but that they are consistent throughout the site as well – simple but often missed concept.

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WordPress Expand Text

This WordPress plugin allows you to create sections of text in your post or page which expand/collapse when clicked on. You simply wrap the special tags around your text, and set the ‘expand link’ (the link visitors click on to show the text). If your visitors do not have javascript enabled, the ‘expand link’ is not shown, and the text is displayed normally.

Get it, click here

Demo:


Here is your text! Expanded and in a nice blue box, the box can be customized through CSS.

Have a Laugh

The laughter chain is a viral marketing campaign conducted by Skype. The concept was to link together a chain of people laughing at the previous submission. Hit the read more if you need a good laugh.

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Escape Awkard Situations

Not sure how a date or meeting is going to go? Schedule a automated call from GetMooh.com (GetMeOutOfHere) to ring your cell at a predetermined time. GetMooh.com will call you with the automated messaged you picked and give you a chance to escape that mind numbing meeting.

GetMooh.com is free and works in most countries.

Try it today!

PS: Crank calls are not recommended as it gives out your number at the end of the call. 😉

Caterer.com Video Ads

Caterer.com has released a new Little Gordon video that is just as hilarious as the last. These videos are part of a viral marketing campaign sponsered by Caterer.com that they claim is an attempt to help stressed-out summer hospitality workers relax, and “show new industry talent how enjoyable and attractive the sector is.” Check it out:

Searching your Gmail Account

If you’re like me your Gmail account now has thousands of e-mails and the simple search is not cutting it anymore. The real power in Gmail comes from using search operators to narrow your search results like the examples below:

If I want the email Lisa sent me with her flight information so I know when to pick her up at the airport, I type from:lisa SFO. Likewise:

  • A link from my co-worker Michael: from:michael http
  • A photo from my mom: from:mom has:attachment
  • That last chat I had with one of the Gmail product managers: keith is:chat
  • All messages from ebay that aren’t outbid notices: ebay -outbid (the hyphen tells Gmail to return all of the messages that don’t contain the word that follows it)
  • The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven’t read yet: to:me is:unread in:inbox

You can limit the scope of your search to a particular subject (subject:) or label (label:) as well. And you can get pretty fancy. Recently, I was trying to remember the date of my friend’s April birthday. I always send her a birthday email, so I searched to:maya (birthday OR bday) after:2007/4/1 before:2007/5/1. It’s the 19th.

For a complete listing of operators check out the Google support site here.

Convert files Online for Free

Being unable to view a document because you don’t have the latest software is a thing of the past with ZamZar. ZamZar is a free online document conversion tool that allows you to upload a document(s) and have it converted into a format you can open.

They have an exhausted list of conversion types that you can view here. I recently had a chance to try this out when a client who sent me a docx file from Microsoft 2007. The process is simple upload the file, pick which type you want to receive back and hit submit. A couple minutes later my Office 2003 compatible file arrived safe and sound to my e-mail box.

Try it out at: www.zamzar.com