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  • On a panel on the future of communication in the workplace, Nicky Wakefield, Human Capital Partner at Deloitte Australia, said "We have found a strong correlation between use of Yammer and staff retention." Can we add employee retention to the ways to make the case for microblogging in the enterprise?
  • n this approach you would start by creating an almost entirely flat IA, so that each discrete area, initiative or campaign gets its own section or article listed at the same level within the site, without imposing any structural hierarchy. In other words any chunk of content that forms a coherent, stand-alone topic, big or small, would get its own entry in the list, its own landing page, and as many child pages as needed to tell the story.
  • A while back we were looking to enable user comments on pages of the BIS website by building bespoke functionality into our main platform. The intention, pretty much, was to replicate the lovely comment and moderation engine you get from WordPress within our own CMS, and be able to toggle it on and off for each page.

    So why not just use WordPress? you might well ask.

    Well we do, as you know – frequently and with style – and will carry on doing so when it suits. But while WordPress-powered microsites are often just the ticket for ad hoc digital engagement, there are also times when it feels like the effort involved in building, populating, hosting, testing, launching, promoting, moderating, maintaining, evaluating, troubleshooting, archiving, redirecting and ultimately decommissioning a campaign microsite might be overkill.

  • The original Pilsen East Artists Colony at 18th Street and Halsted was established in the 1960s, and since then the area has been transformed into a bustling commercial street, boasting galleries and coffee shops. The neighborhood changes of recent years have spurred much discussion about Pilsen’s future.
  • Ragdale is an artists' retreat located on the grounds of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw's 1897 summer home in Lake Forest, IL.

    The artists' community, which is situated just 30 miles north of Chicago and overlooks 50 acres of prairie, now hosts over 200 emerging and established artists of all disciplines each year.

  • Includes how to set a password for CPanel servers
  • You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your Web pages over time, and so your web pages work in all the browsers and mobile devices out there. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay—we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999—but if you're going to create Web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS.
  • Want to know how to make your pages look beautiful, communicate your message effectively, guide visitors through your website with ease, and get everything approved by the accessibility and usability police at the same time? Head First Web Design is your ticket to mastering all of these complex topics, and understanding what's really going on in the world of web design.

    Whether you're building a personal blog or a corporate website, there's a lot more to web design than <div>s and CSS selectors, but what do you really need to know? With this book, you'll learn the secrets of designing effective, user-friendly sites, from customer requirements to hand-drawn storyboards all the way to finished HTML and CSS creations that offer an unforgettable online presence.

  • Officials in Iran have confirmed that the Stuxnet worm infected at least 30,000 Windows PCs in the country, multiple Iranian news services reported on Saturday.

    Experts from Iran's Atomic Energy Organization also reportedly met this week to discuss how to remove the malware.

    Stuxnet, considered by many security researchers to be the most sophisticated malware ever, was first spotted in mid-June by VirusBlokAda, a little-known security firm based in Belarus. A month later Microsoft acknowledged that the worm targeted Windows PCs that managed large-scale industrial-control systems in manufacturing and utility companies.

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