NetSquared.org has been working on its website redesign, with the goal being to provide ways to connect to useful tools and each other.
In an effort to engage site users in its redesign, they have created the following process:
1. Receive input from users via an online survey.
2. Share survey results and next steps with the community.
3. Create design mockups to share with the community and receive input.
For more information and see the outcome, read the Redesign thread on the NetSquared blog.
Posted in Ideas, Improving Your Website, Innovation, Nonprofit
Tagged community, connect, engage, input, involvement, netsquared, redesign, site, site users, survey, tools, users, website, website redesign
Today’s traveler has their hands full managing all the details of a typical trip with the plethora of available travel sites.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org your travel confirmation emails (airline, hotel, etc.) and TripIt will create a master travel itinerary including the addition of daily weather and local maps. You will even have the opportunity to book restaurants, tickets and more right from within the online itinerary.
Decide what and with whom you want to share your itinerary, such as friends and fellow travelers to see when your travel plans overlap.
Posted in Innovation, Managing
Tagged airline, cymberly, cymberly pierce, hotel, map, online itinerary, online travel itinerary, restaurant, ticket, travel, travel confirmation, travel itinerary, travel site, traveler, trip, trip it, tripit, weather
Mark Cuban is offering to fund your business plan in an “open source funding environment“. The hope is to create businesses that need a jump start to get the ball rolling and create revenue and jobs fairly quickly. If you meet his criteria – and are willing to take the risk – post your idea on his blog and see what happens.
Seth Godin has also offered up a list of business ideas generated by nine “students” in his Alternative MBA program. If you don’t have an idea to start with, take one of these suggestions and turn into something tangible.
Posted in Ideas, Innovation, Managing
Tagged alternative mba, business, business plan, create jobs, generate revenue, list of business ideas, mark cuban, mark cuban stimulus plan, open source funding, open source funding environment, seth godin, seth godin alternative mba, stimlulus plan
YourFonts turns your own handwriting into a font for free. You also have the option to include your signature and these OpenType fonts can be used on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux machines.
The first step is to print and fill out the template. You write each letter in a “cell”, which contains horizontal guidelines that help you write the characters in the correct dimensions.
After you save, scan and upload your template, you can download and install the fonts on your computer. Now, you can use your actual handwriting in your own documents!
View other user’s YourFonts »
Posted in Creative, Innovation, Technology
Tagged electronic signature, font, fonts, free fonts, handwriting, handwritten fonts, linux, mac os x, opentype fonts, personal fonts, windows, your fonts, yourfonts, yourfonts.com
CamStudio is a free screen recording software that captures all screen and audio activity on your computer and creates streaming Flash videos that you can share.
Use this software to create a video demonstration or tutorial for your customers. Or, record a problem or error that you’re experiencing to show technical support.
What other ways could this software be useful for you?
Posted in Innovation, Nonprofit, Technology
Tagged audio, cam studio, camstudio, computer, computer error, computer screen, cymberly, cymberly pierce, flash, flash video, free, free screen recording software, record, screen, screen recording, screen recording software, share, software, technical support, video demonstration, video tutorial