Sunday, March 3, 2013

Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design

Above the Fold
Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design
Brian Miller (Author)
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Above the Fold is a book about the fundamentals of effective graphic communication set in the context of Web design. Unlike other books that focus on the intersection of design and technology, Above the Fold explores the relationship between the stakeholders of a Web project-- the designer, the user and the client -- and how this continuous cycle affects the decisions made by successful Web designers. Above the Fold is not technical manual or a how-to book, nor is it about timely trends; it's about the timeless fundamentals of layout, usability and measurement that lead to a successful digital product. 

  • Rank: #14144 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-03-11
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.74" h x .79" w x 7.52" l, 1.69 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 272 pages

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author brian miller format hardback language english publication year 25 03 2011 subject computing it subject 2 computing professional programming title above the fold understanding the principles of successful web site design author miller brian publisher how design books publication date mar 11 2011 pages 272 binding paperback dimensions 7 50 wx 8 70 hx 0 90 d isbn 144030842 x subject self help motivational inspirational description a guide to creating successful web sites covers such topics

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This is a different kind of web design book. Above the Fold is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the

Make Your Idea an App Store App - 8 Secrets Behind Creating a Successful Mobile App

Make Your
Make Your Idea an App Store App - 8 Secrets Behind Creating a Successful Mobile App
Michael Austin Jacobs (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars(5)

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Have you ever questioned what makes a successful app idea? Ever wondered how to bring your idea to the App Store? Now stop wondering! With the new eBook by Michael Austin Jacobs, you can learn the steps for coming up with an app idea and getting it published on the App Store!

"Make Your Idea an App Store App: 8 Secrets Behind Creating a Successful Mobile App,” is a new eBook that shares the secrets for any entrepreneur to think up a great app idea, capitalize on the opportunity, and publish their app on the App Store. Author Michael Austin Jacobs, Co-Founder and CEO of SociaLink App, shares some of his insights on the complications and failures he faced in his development journey. He talks about how to come up with a successful idea for the App Store, how to correctly choose and manage your development team, how to publish to the App Store, and more. Michael and guest writer Aaron Whitfield, CEO and Founder of PocketFullOfApps, conclude by telling you how to correctly pitch your app to editors and writers at major sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, and 148Apps. The eBook will be available for $3.99 (as of 03/03/2013 03:01 PST) on Kindle and the iBookstore.

  • Rank: #436357 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2013-02-08
  • Released on: 2013-02-08
  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of items: 1

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5 Educational and Fun Filled Learning Titles in 1 Collection! Product Information The Encore Learn Bundle has five full featured software titles for children ages four to twelve. Whether they are learning Arthur s Kindergarten or Rader Rabbit 1st Grade to Arthur s Math Games, this collection will keep them entertained for hours while they are learning. Have fun with The Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss where they build their reading skills along with Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego where they go on an adventure and learn about geography, history, and world cultures. Products Included Arthur s Kindergarten Reader Rabbit 1st Grade Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego Arthur s Math Games The Cat In The Hat By Dr. Seuss Product Overview Arthur s Kindergarten Arthur is back with brand new activities, features, and rewards! Arthur, Francine, and their friends invite your child on an interactive adventure packed with a full year s worth of Kindergarten learning skills. Designed to keep kids laughing while they learn, Arthur and friends address your child by name as they play through 9 stimulating learning activities! Plus, your child will be motivated with 3 new reward activities that unlock after all of the main activities are completed! And with the new Progress Bar and Goal Checker, kids can monitor their achievements and watch as they advance toward the bonus activities. Count on Arthur s Kindergarten to deliver hours of fun and years of classroom confidence! This rich two disc product is packed with 15 different educational activities. Arthur s Kindergarten teaches a full year s worth of Kindergarten skills and entertains your child with limitless fun and learning! Skills Learned Letters Numbers Phonics Colors and shapes Vocabulary Rhyming Art Music composition Instruments Creativity Problem solving Arithmetic Matching and sorting Money values Spatial relationships Science and nature Features Discover 2 CD ROMs bursting with 9 learning exercises, 3 reward activities, and over 60 creative activities. Build a friendship with Arthur as he addresses you by name! Track progress across the entire program, as well as within individual activities with the new Goal Checker and Progress Bar. Explore critical kindergarten skills like phonics, vocabulary, and arithmetic, plus important real life topics like counting money and cooperation. Keep the fun alive long after the computer s turned off with dozens of printable puzzles, games, and crafts. Progress through multiple levels of difficulty the activities automatically adjust to match your growing skills! Work through every challenge confidence intact! with help from supportive LearningBuddies Activities Arithmetic Learn addition and subtraction in Grandma Thora s garden. Vocabulary & Rhyming Build vocabulary and practice rhyming while helping Francine s father with a sculpture project in the junk yard. Counting & Sorting Practice counting and sorting money with Arthur and Buster. Patterns & Sequencing Help Binky and Arthur put the windows in the right corner. Rubber Ducky Dunk Get your timing right to paint all the ducks yellow. Activity Center Create music and greeting cards. Or, print puzzles, games and more. Progress Tracking The Goal Checker lets you see what you have accomplished. Monkey Matching Find pairs of monkeys that act alike. Reader Rabbit 1st Grade Reader Rabbit 1st Grade provides a rich educational environment with activities designed to develop important first grade skills. Children practice language arts, math, creativity, and science while they help Reader Rabbit and friends save Wordville s annual musical. They then continue to explore and reinforce many of these ideas in the Learning Creations activities. In first grade, children take the basic concepts they have developed in preschool and kindergarten and apply these concepts to tasks like reading and arithmetic. Six year olds use their mastery of letter recognition letter and sound correspondence and vocabulary to help develop their reading skills. Mastery of addition and subtraction requires a strong understanding of how to count. Reader Rabbit 1st Grade gives children opportunities to build academic skills and practice fundamental learning concepts. To reinforce understanding and application of new concepts, the adventure activities in Reader Rabbit 1st Grade have increasingly complex skill levels, so the program can move from simple to more complex concepts at a pace that suits each player. Players can tackle more challenging problems even if they haven t mastered all skills or concepts in the program. Each skill area adjusts its level up or down independently from the others, thereby creating a tailored learning experience that addresses each player s specific needs. Reader Rabbit 1st Grade carefully tracks players responses to each level s activities, using that information to adjust the type of puzzle presented. Not all activities are suited to this type of auto leveling (open ended experiments, for example). These activities begin at the first difficulty level and become more complex as players complete more of the game. It s time to join Reader Rabbit on a fun filled journey to the four corners of Wordville. There s so much to do before opening night. Time is running out, but the show must go on! The adventure activities in Reader Rabbit 1st Grade help children build language arts, math, science, and creativity skills, while the Learning Creations activities encourage children to explore and strengthen fundamental skills through creative play. Activities Professor Owl s Tree House Follow the path to Professor Owl s Tree House to develop language skills. Complete the gateway activity that leads to the tree house and the Word Bird and Silly Scripts activities. Doorbell Spell Gateway There sa secret to unlocking Professor Owl s door. Listen to the riddle, and find the missing letter in the word on the door. Then enter the tree house! Word Bird How will Penelope Parrot learn her lines for the big show Listen carefully to Professor Owl, and help Penelope correctly pronounce her words. Silly Scripts Professor Owl is a wonderful scriptwriter, but she s forgotten some of the words. Fill in the words to the stories, and you ll have a script for the big show! Papa Bear s Store Follow the path to Papa Bear s Store to build math skills. Complete the gateway activity that leads to the store and the Costu Matic and Costume Count activities. Week Creek Gateway Help Reader Rabbit hippety hop across the creek to Papa Bear s Store. Arrange the turtles in the order of the days of the week so Reader can hop across without getting wet. Costu Matic It s easy to make wild and wacky costumes for the show tonight. Just pick the pieces you need, and pay for them with the correct change. Costume Count What does Papa Bear have in his storage closet Find out by adding and subtracting costume pieces, and you ll discover the perfect costumes for tonight s show. Pierre s Studio Follow the path to Pierre s Studio to strengthen your music, acting, and drawing skills. Complete the gateway activity that leads to the studio and the Pattern Piano and Billboards activities. Autograph Hound Gateway Reader Rabbit doesn t mind being hounded by his fans. Help him choose a picture to autograph. The picture should show the feeling his fan describes. Then continue on your way to Pierre s Studio. Billboards The four billboards you see in Wordville are blank. Use Pierre s paints and drawing tools to describe the big show on the billboards. Then see your billboards posted on the paths to town! Bab s Workshop Follow the path to Babs s Workshop to learn science skills. Complete the gateway activity that leads to the workshop, and the Measure It! and Prop Sorter activities. Animal Geography Gateway Oops! There s something strange about these props and scenes. Pick the animal prop that doesn t belong in the scene. Then find Bab s at her workshop. Measure It! No show is complete without a set. Help Babs measure objects so that they fit perfectly on the set she s building. Prop Sorter Work the controls of Babs s sorting machine to choose the right animal props for the show. Watch how the tracks move. Then use the controls to flip the props from track to track and into the log for the trip to the theater. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego It all starts in Brazil. But who knows where it will end up. The infamous Carmen Sandiego is at it again. This time she s run off with a rare and valuable edition of the Travels of Marco Polo. Worth millions! And this is just one of many historic heists that ll have you hopping the globe. Expand your world geography skills. Ignite your critical thinking and decision making talents. Match wits with the elusive Carmen Sandiego as you recover the stolen treasures of knowledge! Skills Learned World Geography Landmarks Diverse Cultures Key facts on 50 countries around the world Features Appearances by The Chief from PBS Electronic database with key word search Spectacular video, photos, and music Over 200 animated talking characters Guided tours through rich environments Challenging world missions Multiple puzzles and mind teasers in countries around the world 15 amazing high tech virtual gadgets Talking translator with phrases from 13 different countries Replayable adventure provides endless hours of fun Arthur s Math Games Arthur, DW, and friends welcome your young learner to a carnival of math discovery! Six fun filled adventures build essential early math skills including counting, logic, and geometry. From making correct change at DW s lemonade stand to sorting creepy critters at Francine s Amazing Bug Show, every charming activity keeps kids engaged, stimulated, and eager to learn. Skills Learned Counting Addition Subtraction Basic Geometry Simple Fractions Logic Memory Pattern Recognition Problem Solving Simple Multiplication and Division Features Turn playtime fun into math success! Enhance learning through creative expression with bonus art and music activities. 5 progressive skill levels Hours of Fun! The Cat In The Hat By Dr. Seuss On a windy wet day, Conrad and Sally are stuck in their house unable to go outside and play. Their mom is at work and their babysitter has fallen asleep. Then out of nowhere appears The Cat in the Hat with his huge red crate filled with Seussian magic. While The Cat is welcomed by the children, the fish is not happy. Unfortunately, the fish is proved right. Mr. Quinn, the nasty next door neighbor, arrives and tricks Conrad into opening the lock on the red crate. Chaos ensues as the Seussian magic escapes, transforming the house into a wonderland where wacky creatures run wild and everyday objects come to life. With a glint in his eye and an evil plan in mind, Mr. Quinn steals the lock for the crate and vanishes into one of the crazy new worlds. Now The Cat must tidy up the mess and stop Mr. Quinn, all before Mom comes home. It sa dirty job, but this Cat s gotta do it! Go beyond the zany fun of the movie with an unbelievable adventure starring you as The Cat in the Hat. The Cat s crate has been opened and Seussian magic has turned the house inside out. Bring all the wacky fun home from the movie as you race to restore order to the house before Mom comes home! Features Master floating moves and other tricks as The Cat using his amazing umbrella Jump, dodge and capture wacky Seussian creatures, including new ones created just for the game Features all your favorite characters from the movie Unlockable bonus content from the film 20 wacky levels feature highly animated 3 D environments that capture the topsy turvy movie world. Windows Requirements Arthur s Kindergarten System Requirements Windows XP (Home and Pro) SP3, Vista SP1 300 MHz Pentium II processor or faster (800 MHz processor for Windows Vista) 128 MB of RAM (512 MB of RAM for Windows Vista) 40 MB free Hard Drive space 8X CD ROM drive or faster DirectX 8.1 compatible or higher Video Card (Video Card with 32 MB of Video RAM for Windows Vista) 640 x 480 resolution SVGA display, 256 colors DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card Mouse Windows compatible printer (optional) Reader Rabbit 1st Grade System Requirements Windows XP (Home and Pro) SP3, Vista SP1 386 MHz processor or faster (800 MHz or faster for Windows Vista) 128 MB of RAM (512 MB of RAM or better for Windows Vista) 100 MB free Hard Drive space 8X CD ROM drive or faster Video Card with 32 Mb of RAM for Windows Vista DirectX 8.0 (included on CD) QuickTime v5.0 (included on CD) 800 x 600 display 16 bit high color Windows compatible Sound Card Mouse Speakers Windows compatible printer (optional) Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego System Requirements Windows 2000 SP4, XP (Home and Pro) SP2, Vista 200 MHz Pentium II processor or faster 64 MB or RAM 40 MB free Hard Drive space 8X CD ROM drive or faster DirectX 8.1 compatible or higher Video Card 640 x 480 resolution SVGA display, 256 colors DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card Keyboard Mouse Arthur s Math Games System Requirements Windows 2000 SP4, XP (Home and Pro) SP2, Vista 200 MHz Pentium II processor or faster 64 MB of RAM 20 MB free hard Drive space 8X CD ROM drive or faster DirectX 8.1 compatible or higher Video Card 640 x 480 resolution SVGA display, 256 colors DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card Keyboard Mouse The Cat In The Hat By Dr. Seuss System Requirements Windows 2000 SP4, XP (Home and Pro) SP2, Vista 166 MHz Pentium processor or faster 64 MB of RAM 10 MB free Hard Drive space 8X CD ROM drive or faster DirectX 8.1 compatible or higher Video Card 640 x 480 resolution SVGA display, 256 colors DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card Keyboard Mouse and speakers

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IT'S NOW TIME TO TELL, AND IT'S OK....Your Voice Can Help Save a Child Who is Too Frightened to Speak for Himself. AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FAMILY WATCHDOG..PARENT'S PLEASE READ MORE AT: There are 728345 convicted sex offfenders in the US, The re-arrest rate for convicted child molesters is 52%, 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before age 6. Violent Sex Offenders making bail and released from Jail!! What an Outrage! Just one incident... School is in session which means it's the perfect time to run a FamilyWatchdog search and check on your kid's route to school and to check the neighborhood where the bus stop is. Many states have laws that prevent registered sex offenders from living too close to schools and parks, but there are no laws that restricts their residence based on bus stop location. Given that suburban and rural America is scattered with bus stops, it is extremely likely that there are registered sex offenders who live near school bus stops. Registered sex offenders can move just like anyone else. What if there is a registered sex offender near my child's bus stop? A child should have a chaperone at each bus stop.This duty can be shared between parents (or even an older, responsible sibling) so everyone can make it to work on time while the children have a lookout. A chaperone will also serve as an aid to make sure the bus stops and there is no bullying. Notify your school district and request that they move the bus stop. Most transportation directors are reasonable people who truly have your child's safety as their top priority. If you alert them to the situation, they will likely accommodate your request to move the bus stop. If your child walks to school, make sure they understand that for no reason, should they stop and talk to strangers. If they are old enough and understanding, show them the offenders off of Family Watchdog site so they can avoid certain people.If a child runs into a situation where someone makes them feel uncomfortable, make sure they tell an adult as soon as they get to school so that the problem can be assessed as soon as possible. Make sure you and your children have a plan for after school activities and transportation for those programs. Make sure your children know what to do once they get home (if they are alone). Leave an emergency number list on the fridge and make sure a trusted neighbor can look after them. It might be a smart idea for the neighbor to hold onto an extra key since all kids will lose a key every now and then. During the annual Golden Globe Awards, in an emotional acceptance speech, abuse survivor Mo'Nique dedicates her supporting actress award for the film "Precious" to "EVERY PERSON WHO HAS EVER BEEN TOUCHED; IT"S NOW TIME TO TELL, and IT"S OK." There are over 700000 sex offenders in the United States! PARENTS, CHECK REGULARLY TO SEE IF REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS HAVE MOVED INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! SIGN UP FREE TO HAVE EMAIL ALERTS SENT TO YOU! **On the web at there is a listing under every zip code, the names, addresses, descriptions, and photos of every registered pedophile living in each area. Snobz wants to prevent the crimes attendant on pedophilia, by posting the photos and descriptions of known pedophiles at public places where children gather. In addition, posting photos of offenders on milk cartons would be another step forward. Ask your organization and neighbors to write to your local Congressman to support such postings outside public schools, amusement parks, shopping malls, ballparks, playgrounds, public toilets and other events where children and their caregivers are diverted from attention to strangers' presence and actions to keep all children safe and free from that particular significant danger. Such "GLARING PUBLICITY" would alert all adults. Even better, it would help prevent the presence and threat of lurking pedophiles, previously convicted, or not. Homeless Shelter and Trailer Park Alert! Parents Beware! Not only are Registered Sex Offenders Living in Homeless Shelters, Rooming Houses and Trailer Parks, they are also living in upscale neighborhoods! PROTECT YOUR KIDS! Keep them under your watchful eye at all times! I still see parents letting their children wander around stores alone, as well as leaving small children unattended in cars in parking lots! PARENTS, IT ONLY TAKES A SPLIT SECOND FOR SOMEONE TO GRAB YOUR CHILD! **Are you living in a high crime area or an area with many registered sex offenders? Establish an escort door to door service for your child going to and from school! A parent volunteer,retired Policeman or Security Guard who will accept a small fee from each parent to make sure their child arrives safely going to and from school each day provides peace of mind for the parent, and a sense of security for the child! Encourage your PTA to help initiate the program so your child will not be teased for having an escort or create the program yourself with a group of other concerned parents. This will also help your child make new friends with other children in your neighborhood. Always do background checks on those involved with your children! We must protect our kids at all costs! If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at: 1-800-656-HOPE As one noted therapists explained how pedophiles choose their victims; they are like lions and tigers on the hunt! They look for vulnerable, weak, needy and unsupervised kids. Promises of gifts that are age appropriate such as video games, toys, candy, money, etc. reels them in. Talk to your children daily about lures anyone can use. Even the most respected person in the community can use them for sex. TEACH CHILDREN TO SPEAK UP AND NOT FEAR AN ABUSER. IF ABUSE HAPPENS ONCE, IT WILL CONTINUE UNLESS THE CHILD TELLS. IF SOMETHING FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE, IT WILL GET WORSE UNLESS REPORTED. LET YOUR CHILD KNOW THAT HE/SHE MAY NOT BE THE ONLY ONE THIS IS HAPPENING TO BY THIS PERSON. IF YOUR CHILD IS HESITANT TO BE WITH SOMEONE, A RED FLAG SHOULD GO UP! START INVESTIGATING AND GETTING AS MUCH INFO FROM YOUR SON/DAUGHTER AND DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE WITH THE PERSON UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. SECRETS..Good Secrets and Bad Secrets! Let Your Child Know Which Ones Are OK SECRETS....PEDOPHILES WILL ALWAYS TELL CHILDREN TO KEEP THEIR TOUCHING A SECRET! EXPLAIN WHAT THE WORD "SECRET" MEANS TO A CHILD. LET THEM KNOW THAT THESE ARE THE DANGEROUS SECRETS THAT THEY MUST TELL THEIR PARENTS; THAT THEY WILL NOT GET INTO TROUBLE AS THE PERSON TOUCHING THEM HAS THREATENED IF THEY TELL...NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY! HAVE LITTLE TALKS ABOUT THIS FREQUENTLY AS SMALL CHILDREN TEND TO FORGET. LET THEM KNOW WHAT INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING IS! TEACH THEM TO SAY A STRONG "NO" AND TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS PERSON IMMEDIATELY! Remember..There is NO safety in Numbers! Just because a child is taking classes with a group of children, doesn't mean that abuse can't be taking place. Computer classes given years ago by a teacher in his home in an affluent town on Long Island went unnoticed for years, as children attended his classes, being subjected week after week to sexual abuse until one brave child told his parent .In police interviews, some of the children stated that their teacher played bizarre sex games with them during their computer classes. Pedophiles know how to "GROOM" children and gain their trust by being there for them when there are problems at home. They pretend to be sympathetic to their needs, thus gaining trust, giving money and gifts and then using them for sexual satisfaction. PARENTS..PRACTICE SAYING A STRONG, LOUD "NO" WITH YOUR CHILDREN. LET THEM KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHO THE PERSON IS: FRIEND, RELATIVE, NEIGHBOR AND NOW EVEN A WELL- KNOWN COACH, RELIGIOUS LEADER; NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO EVER TOUCH THEIR PRIVATE PARTS. THEY OWN THEIR BODY. SEXUAL ABUSE MUST STOP! IT IS UP TO EVERY PARENT TO REINFORCE THIS AT HOME BEFORE THEIR CHILD IS OLD ENOUGH TO GO TO SCHOOL, CAMP, ETC. LET THEM KNOW HOW BRAVE A CHILD IS TO SPEAK UP! LET THEM KNOW THAT AN ABUSER MAY HAVE MANY VICTIMS! TACTICS ABUSERS USE ARE TRAUMATIC FOR CHILDREN; KILLING ANIMALS IN FRONT OF THEM, THREATENING TO HARM PARENTS, SIBLINGS, PETS. THEY MUST KNOW THAT THIS IS A BLUFF AND NOT TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE PROTECTING THEIR PARENTS. THESE ADULTS ARE AFRAID TO BE EXPOSED! WE NEED TO EXPOSE THEM! WE NEED TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE! Lauren Book is author of It's OK to Tell and founder of the Lauren's Kids Foundation. Her sexual abuse prevention curriculum, Safer, Smarter Kids, is being implemented in Florida elementary schools in 2012. For more information, Read her article below The unfolding Syracuse University child abuse allegations, on the heels of the horrific Penn State scandal, contain many essential lessons that must be learned if we are going to end the epidemic that is childhood sexual abuse. Yet equally important is avoiding the trap of mistaken conclusions. One dangerous false conclusion is that the victims were victims only because they were from underprivileged families; therefore, "our" children are safe. In my work to raise awareness about sexual abuse, I have spoken to hundreds of people who refuse to believe that a blond, white, Jewish girl like myself who grew up in a tony Miami-Dade neighborhood could be a victim. The fact is, childhood sexual abuse cuts across every demographic, all ethnic lines and income levels. For six years, from age 11 to 17, I was sexually assaulted, daily, as a child of privilege behind the gates of an exclusive, protected community. My abuser was my nanny, my substitute parent, a person with unlimited access to me, while my parents were largely absent. Calculated attacks I fear the lesson is being lost that we must specifically empower children to avoid the traps set by predators. Sexual predators lead children through a calculated grooming process. They ask children to withhold harmless information to see whether they can be trusted to keep more damning secrets. They provide attention and privileges that seem so beneficial, they win the favor of children and parents alike. They target good children, eager to please, who come from every ZIP code. Recently, I was teaching abuse prevention strategies to a kindergarten class, and I asked them whether they have the right to tell an adult that they don't want a hug or a kiss. I watched their intent little faces pondering the question, cautiously nodding yes and no and looking confused. One of the fundamental lessons we need to teach our children is that their bodies are their own and that they don't have to give kisses, hugs or any other physical acts of affection to adults if they don't want to. Unsafe vs. safe secrets Children need to be told that safe secrets are those that eventually are told and that bring smiles to everyone's faces, such as planning a surprise party. Any other secrets are unsafe and they shouldn't be asked to keep them. It's tempting to allow adults who take a special interest in our children to take them places without us, especially if they offer opportunities to our children that we can't. But, we must keep up our guard on behalf of our children. Researchers with the Center for Behavioral Intervention say the odds are high that we all know one or two child molesters and don't even realize it, a fact supported by an FBI estimate that there is a sex offender living in every square mile of the USA. Sadly, they are a part of our daily lives, and they seek out situations where they will have contact with children. It's not necessary to speak explicitly about sexual behavior or to make children suspicious of every adult they encounter. Too many adults leave their children at risk by failing to discuss with them a sensitive, troubling topic about a threat seen as too remote. They believe their children are too intelligent, their neighborhood too good, their friends too trustworthy to make the conversation necessary. That would be a trap. All children deserve to be empowered to listen to the little voice inside them that says, "Something here is not quite right." When that voice speaks, they have to speak, and a trusted adult must be ready to listen. By Lauren Book EVERY CHILD MATTERS....KEEPING KIDS SAFE...2500 CHILDREN DIE FROM ABUSE EVERY YEAR.....REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE ....FOLLOW UP TO MAKE SURE YOUR CALL REACHES THE PROPER AUTHORITIES AND DOES NOT SLIP THRU THE SYSTEM Visit http:( to learn more about this organization. Helping children survive and thrive so that they have the opportunity to grow up to be contributing citizens must be a top priority for our government. Failing our children today is not just morally wrong; it is counterproductive - ultimately leaving us less competitive in the global economy. *Parents, the most common "LURES" for a stranger to tell a child: "Come quickly, Mommy has been hurt!" and "Can you help me find my puppy?" Your child should RUN home immediately or go to a "TRUSTED" neighbor upon hearing these words. If your child hears a car slow down,especially if he/she is walking alone, tell him/her to move as fast as possible without hesitation to a safe crowded place. Even if this stranger had no bad intentions, it's better to be safe than sorry! Jaycee Dugard was walking alone when her abductors used a stun gun to abduct her. Try to establish a "Buddy System" for your child when going to and from school, or to other activities. FIGHT FOR NEW LAWS TO BE PASSED BEFORE ANOTHER INNOCENT CHILD FALLS VICTIM. EVERY PARENT, EVERY SCHOOL, EVERY COMMUNITY, EVERY CONGRESSMAN NEEDS TO FORCE CHANGES IN OUR LAWS WITHOUT DELAY. Our tee shirt message is meant to remind our youngsters to be aware and observant of their surroundings at all times. Most Adults Are Kind, Caring and Would Never Hurt a Child. Yet, In The United States: * 2000 children are reported missing everyday. * 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before adulthood. * As many as 100000 registered sex offenders are "lost" in the system, their whereabouts unknown. * 1 in 7 children using the Internet receive sexual solicitations in a single year. * 58000 children are victims of non-family abductions each year. (Data From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE * PARENT ALERT * *DRESS Your Child With an Alert "T" Shirt and Emblem! *DID you know that there are over 700000 registered pedophiles in this country? *HOW many are not registered, walking our streets, living near our children's schools, our homes? *YOUR eyes and ears may spot danger when an unsuspecting child does not. *YOUR voice can help save a child who is too frightened to speak for himself. *TEACH your children to stay with other children ( or teachers ) and not to wander away alone. *KEEP your child safe from pedophiles, from strangers with phony messages, from internet predators, from mischievous friends. *WHERE? On the beach, in the park, amusement centers, malls, stores, or on the Private Omnipresent Internet. *WHEN? During unsupervised play times, when you're not instantly there or you're not with them. FREE HEALTHCARE CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE US Find a Free Clinic We understand it is frustrating when you need medical assistance and have nowhere to turn. Let the NAFC help you. locate a Free Clinic in your area. There is a "Bedbug" epidemic across the United States. Learn more from Dr.Oz at: For the Most Accurate Health Information in the US visit: and Dr. Oz at: SNAP FOOD PROGRAM.. or go to: We help put healthy food on the table for over 35 million people each month. SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. One way to avoid a potential attack before it happens is to trust your instincts...Parents, Kids,Teens Safety Tips: ATT:PARENTS! for important tips! Talk to your children now about saying "NO" to all Risky Behaviors. HOMELESS SHELTER ALERT! Parents Beware! Registered Sex Offenders Are Living in Homeless Shelters, trailer parks, and in our neighborhoods! Keep your child under your watchful eye at all times! HEALTH NEWS: Free or Almost Free Prescription Drugs for Qualifying Individuals at: FREE HEALTHCARE! FREE or Low Cost Clinics across the US including Dental! Community Health Clinics at 888 275-4772 HEALTHY BREAKFASTS! Use Organic products whenever possible. Stretch your dollars by giving your family a nutritious breakfast such as: Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal instead of expensive cereals which contain too much sugar. Three tablespoons of Cream of Wheat or my favorite, "Erewhon" Organic Brown Rice Cream with 2 cups of milk or water will make 1-2 generous portions and is good for your kids! Sweeten with maple syrup or honey, a tsp of butter and add a banana or blueberries for added health benefits. Powdered milk is a healthy alternative to bottled milk. Even more economical is buying organic oatmeal by the pound at your supermarket. French toast is another favorite and a great treat during school vacation.Use thick sliced bread or a bread called challagh (pronounced Ha La).This is an egg bread which can be sliced very thick for yummy french toast. Here's an easy recipe for 4 servings: 4 eggs, pinch salt, 1 cup milk, butter, maple syrup. Preparation: Break eggs into shallow bowl one at a time, letting bread soak in mixture, turn and then place in skillet, using small amount of vegetable oil just to coat bottom, cooking slowly until golden brown. Turn and brown other side. Serve with butter and maple syrup. Pancakes are also a favorite. Let your kids help make them from scratch. Serve with hot chocolate or a glass of organic milk. Easy Pancakes..8 servings... 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A guide to building wealth by designing, creating, and marketing a successful app across any platformChad Mureta has made millions starting and running his own successful app business, and now he explains how you can do it, too, in this non-technical, easy-to-follow guide. App Empire provides the confidence and the tools necessary for taking the next step towards financial success and freedom. The book caters to many platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.This book includes real-world examples to inspire those who are looking to cash in on the App gold rush. Learn how to set up your business so that it works while you don't, and turn a simple idea into a passive revenue stream.Discover marketing strategies that few developers know and/or useLearn the success formula for getting thousands of downloads a day for one AppLearn the secret to why some Apps get visibility while others don'tGet insights to help you understand the App store marketApp Empire delivers advice on the most essential things you must do in order to achieve success with an app. Turn your simple app idea into cash flow today!Introduction How I Accidentally Became an AppMillionaire xiiiThe Happiest People on Earth xiiiThe Appreneur Lifestyle xivStarting from a Hospital Bed xvGame Plan xviiThe Real Question xviiChapter 1 The Treasure in Your Hand: Why Mobile Apps Can Make You Rich 1A Bigger Opportunity than the Internet! 4Ludicrous Speed 6Take Advantage of This Phenomenon Now 8The Players 8AppleiPhone/iPad/iPod 9Google Android 11BlackBerry 11Setting Up Shop 11Future Trends 12Build a Gold Mine 13Chapter 2

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Communicating Design
Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
Dan M. Brown (Author)
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Successful web design teams depend on clear communication between developers and their clients—and among members of the development team. Wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other design diagrams establish a common language so designers and project teams can capture ideas, track progress, and keep their stakeholders informed.


In this all new edition of Communicating Design, author and information architect Dan Brown defines and describes each deliverable, then offers practical advice for creating the documents and using them in the context of teamwork and presentations, independent of methodology. Whatever processes, tools, or approaches you use, this book will help you improve the creation and presentation of your wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other deliverables.


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  • Rank: #285593 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-09-25
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.98" h x .71" w x 8.54" l, 1.93 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 312 pages

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This listing is for (Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning) 1st edition pictured on the left by (Dan M. Brown). This edition has word-for-word the same information as ISBN: 0321712463 which is the 2nd edition pictured on the right, except for a small update and a different picture on the cover. All our books are in decent, usable condition or better and may or may not contain: highlighting, writing, cover and page wear, cds and additional material. If you are unsatisfied in any way with our product you can return it within 14 days for a refund.

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author dan m brown format paperback language english publication year 15 09 2010 subject computing it subject 2 computing professional programming title communicating design developing web site documentation for design and planning author brown dan publisher new riders pub publication date sep 17 2010 pages 456 binding paperback edition 2 nd dimensions 11 00 wx 8 50 hx 0 75 d isbn 0321712463 subject computers internet web page design description provides information on design documentation cov

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Writing Reports to Get Results: Quick, Effective Results Using the Pyramid Method, 3rd Edition

Writing Reports to Get Results
Writing Reports to Get Results: Quick, Effective Results Using the Pyramid Method, 3rd Edition
Ron S. Blicq (Author), Lisa A. Moretto (Author)
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The professional's quick-reference handbook for writing business and technical reports
Professionals in business, government, and technical fields often need help in organizing and writing reports for associates, clients, and managers. This simple tutorial handbook offers expert tips and useful ideas for organizing ideas, structuring reports, and adding spice to technical papers.
Writing Reports to Get Results offers in-depth guidance for writing:
* short, informal reports, such as job progress reports and inspection reports
* semiformal reports, such as laboratory and medium-length investigation and evaluation reports
* formal reports, such as analytical and feasibility studies and major investigations
* technical and business proposals of varying complexity
The authors use a simple pyramid method to help writers organize their information into the most convenient and simplest structure for any type of document-from single-page proposals to full-length presentations. Rounding out this easy, instructional handbook are helpful tips on a number of other topics, such as: constructing reference lists and bibliographies; the use of numbers, abbreviations, and metric symbols; preparing illustrations for insertion into a report; and working collaboratively as a member of a writing team.

  • Rank: #707276 in Books
  • Published on: 2001-08-23
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.21" h x .51" w x 7.48" l, 1.00 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 240 pages

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Categories: Business report writing, Report writing. Contributors: Ron S. Blicq - Author. Format: Paperback

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Software Requirements 2

Software Requirements
Software Requirements 2
Karl Wiegers (Author)
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Without formal, verifiable software requirementsAand an effective system for managing themAthe programs that developers think they’ve agreed to build often will not be the same products their customers are expecting. In SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers amplifies the best practices presented in his original award-winning text?now a mainstay for anyone participating in the software development process.

In this book, you’ll discover effective techniques for managing the requirements engineering process all the way through the development cycleAincluding dozens of techniques to facilitate that all-important communication between users, developers, and management. This updated edition features new case examples, anecdotes culled from the author’s extensive consulting career, and specific Next Steps for putting the book’s process-improvement principles into practice. You’ll also find several new chapters, sample documents, and an incisive troubleshooting guide.

Discover how to:

  • Set achievable expectations for functionality and quality
  • NEW: Incorporate business rules into application development
  • Employ use cases to discover user requirements
  • Arrest creeping requirements and manage change requests
  • NEW: Deal with requirements on maintenance, outsourced, and package solution projects
  • Curb the impulse to Agold-plate” your programs
  • NEW: Grow effective requirements analysts
  • Cut revisionsAand costsAdramatically
  • Produce better software!

No matter what kind of software you build, or what your role in the development process, SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS, Second Edition, delivers expert guidance and field-tested techniques for engineering software success.

  • Rank: #13032 in Books
  • Published on: 2003-03-26
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.06" h x .59" w x 7.28" l, 1.84 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735618794
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Categories: Requirements engineering->Software engineering. Contributors: Karl E. Wiegers - Author. Format: Paperback

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Microsoft{R} Word 2013 Plain & Simple

Microsoftreg Word
Microsoft{R} Word 2013 Plain & Simple
Joseph J. Freedman (Author)

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Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Word 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to create and share documents.

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn:

  • Create, edit, format, and share text
  • Add graphics, data, table, and charts
  • Improve page layout to best present your ideas
  • Use and make templates for increased productivity
  • Collaborate and present documents online
  • Access your documents from almost any browser

Here’s HOW you’ll learn it:

  • Jump in wherever you need answers
  • Follow easy STEPS and SCREENSHOTS to see exactly what to do
  • Get handy TIPS for new techniques and shortcuts
  • Use TRY THIS! exercises to apply what you learn right away
  • Rank: #1119837 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-04-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 272 pages

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Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Plain & Simple : Paperback : Microsoft Press,US : 9780735669321 : 0735669325 : 31 Mar 2013 : Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Office 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel(R), Outlook(R), PowerPoint(R), Access(R), Publisher, and OneNote(R).

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Microsoft Office Professional 2013 for Touch Devices Plain & Simple : Paperback : Microsoft Press,US : 9780735672031 : 0735672032 : 30 Apr 2013 : Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft(R) Office 2013 for Tablets NOTE: This book is based on Office Customer Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Office 2013 software. Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Office 2013 on your touch-enabled devices plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel(R), Outlook(...

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Get the fast facts that make learning Office 2010 plain and simple This colorful, no-nonsense guide uses easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, and clear, concise language to show the simplest ways to get things done with Microsoft Word, Excel(R), Outlook(R), PowerPoint(R), Access(R), Publisher, and OneNote(R). Here's WHAT You'll Learn Create documents, Web pages, and other publications Organize your e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks Build spreadsheets to analyze and visualize data Set up a simple database Capture notes with ink, voice or text Here's HOW You'll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts Quick TRY THIS exercises help you apply what you learn right away