Category Archives: Innovation

Innovative Concept for Redesigning Your Website

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.

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The Progression of Information Technology

Organize and Share Your Travel Plans

Today’s traveler has their hands full managing all the details of a typical trip with the plethora of available travel sites.

Email plans@tripit.com 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.

Mark Cuban’s Stimulus Plan

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.

Make Your Handwriting Famous

YourFonts.com Font Generator

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!

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Traveling with Kids?

Traveling with children can be difficult, especially if you want to stay somewhere specifically kid -riendly. Trekaroo is a resource for parents to connect and find reviews and tops on kid-friendly activities and places to stay. The site offers several great resources for parents Continue reading

Free Screen Recording Software

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?