Saturday, April 20, 2019

Interactive Media – The Next Big Thing

Interactive Media – The Next Big Thing


Whenever we hear the term interaction design we think of it as some far off possibility that does not really find its way into our everyday browsing for instance. It is only a matter of time before it becomes more and more common and it starts to affect the way we look up information for example. Many experts and tech-wizards believe that in earlier years digital design was still immature and that in 2013 we will be able to enjoy it in its advanced form. This applies to applications (both web apps and those for mobile phones), websites, and other forms of media that is at all interactive in nature.

The ways in which interactive media is slowly but surely creeping into our lives are as follows:-

  • Platforms are made to create interactive websites that really appeal to users all over the world and especially if they have special affinity for the genre or the topic being discussed.
  • Content is now accessible widely on mobiles and formats have been adjusted to accommodate the needs of standard smartphones. Streamlining the content you need is now much easier than before.
  • Many web designers believe that interactive media is fast becoming an absolute necessity and that it is no longer an add-on on various websites. It is not an accessory anymore but is very much present now.
  • Greater development in this regard is taking place and now web developers and web designers are working together to create better and improved interactive media.
  • Devices are now coming out every day and newer models of everything are being created at break-neck speed. To cope with this massive influx of new devices, development is also going through a surge.
  • Even touch technology may soon be replaced with something else, so users and touch screen enthusiasts need to watch out for that.

The new trend that is following interactive media and web design is making material look as legibly and easily readable as possible. Previously, navigation was not as easy as this and often some time would be wasted before the user got what he or she was looking for. Now it is all about accessibility and ease of use for the website visitors. Headings and sub-headings are used and content is neatly divided according to relevancy so that there is no needless scrolling around for no reason.

However there may be a few drawbacks for designers when these sorts of things are being designed. It is undesirable that the webpage should look like it’s retarded or that it’s a page out a baby book. Content needs to be easily found but within reason obviously. Touch sensitivity is very important and it also directly translates into ease for the user. It is an element that designers are now using to the best of their advantage.

Since so much development has already taken place, most web designers are sort of apprehensive about the next big thing. They don’t want to create anything that is similar or that may turn out to be unpopular in the long run. Users do tend to be temperamental in such matters.

Uncertainty will perhaps always exist in this field to a certain extent. Content still takes the centre stage and many users are after just that and not some technological slideshow that will open their minds. Designers need to think a lot about this and need to know that an overuse of technology is not the answer. The content may work even if it is not rich in media items, colorful displays and visually impressive images.

About Author:

Sarah McPherson is a member of the webste design newcastle team at Eureka SEM. Sarah loves to blog about all things online marketing and recently has begun to learn about conversion rate optimisation.

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Is Your Blood Alcohol Level Going Up? Next Step DWI Level 1

Is Your Blood Alcohol Level Going Up? Next Step DWI Level 1


1st Stop in DWI Arrest for Having a Rising Blood Alcohol Level

DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is a grave offense not only in California, but other states. The penalties are severe since operating an automobile while intoxicated with alcohol or other drugs like marijuana and cocaine can cause death, injuries and damage to properties.

Whereas DWI is categorized as a misdemeanor, it can also be classified as a felony hinging on the scenario surrounding the crime as well as prior DWI convictions. It is for this reason that you need to hire a drugs crimes attorney like Christopher J McCann with experience in DWI offenses the instant you have been detained for driving a vehicle while intoxicated.

DWI 1st Offense Defined
There are generally two components to DWI first offense. Foremost, the prosecuting attorney will take into consideration the intensity of impairment. Normally, the degree of impairment can be determined by performing field sobriety tests. During the test, the arresting officer will keep tabs on how slurred your speech is, your behavior and the odor emanating from your mouth. If you display signs of a mentally impaired person due to drinking or smoking marijuana, you can be arrested and indicted for DWI.

The other component of DWI first offense is the results of blood alcohol concentration. This can be determined by testing your blood, breath or urine. If your blood alcohol or drug concentration exceeds 0.08%, you will be arrested for driving an automobile while intoxicated with either alcohol or marijuana.

Prosecution for DWI
The manner in which your DWI case will be prosecuted hinges on several aspects, for example, age and blood alcohol concentration level. Damage to property and prior convictions will also determine how your case will be handled. If there are no injuries, fatalities or damage to property and this is your first DWI offense, the prosecuting attorney will mainly depend on the outcomes from the chemical testing.

Penalties for DWI
The penalties for DWI can vary from suspension of your driver’s license for a period of 4 to 12 months depending on whether or not you cooperated with the arresting officer. You can also serve jail term ranging from 96 hours to six months hinging on whether or not there were damages to property and injuries.

If you have been charged with DWI as a 1st offense, it is essential that you call an experienced lawyer like this guest post author Christopher J McCann, in order to try and minimize the penalties that can be handed down to you.

About The Author:

Christopher J. McCann is a practicing Orange County DUI lawyers at the law offices of Christopher J. McCann. You can follow Chris tweets at @cjm_law_firm

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When A Dogs Bite Is Worse Than Its Bark: Whats Next?

When A Dogs Bite Is Worse Than Its Bark: Whats Next?


It’s been said that dogs are man’s best friend, but what happens when your best friend turns on you? Every year in America, there are over 4 million documented incidents of dog bites, many of which require medical attention. This can be avoided, but only if you are extra cautious and understanding of a dog’s sensitive nature.

Bites Can Happen At Home

Most cases of dog bites involve a familiar dog, such as one belonging to yourself, a family member or a neighbor. Avoid startling or scaring the dog by refraining from sudden movements and allowing him time to become comfortable with your presence. When introducing a new dog into your home, teach your children to play with him gently. Whether it’s an animal trainer in Hollywood or a local personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL, they suggest that bites can sometimes happen as a result of rough play, so encourage games of fetch or long walks instead of wrestling and tug-of-war.

 Be Cautious Around Strays

The best way to avoid a dog bite is to keep your distance. Approaching to check the tags on a lost dog is a very kind thing to do, but it doesn’t come without risk. If you don’t feel safe going near the dog but are concerned for his well-being, call your local animal control department and report where you last saw him roaming. Someone will pick him up and take him to the pound, where he can then hopefully be located by his owners. If you do decide to approach the stray, kneel down and allow him to come toward you, avoiding any sudden movements until you are sure he is friendly.

 What to Do in Case of an Attack

If you feel threatened by a dog, remain still and avoid eye contact. Shouting, running away or staring at the dog in the eyes could trigger more aggressive behavior. Try to remain motionless as long as it takes for the dog to go elsewhere. At that point, you can slowly begin to move a safe distance away. If this doesn’t work and the dog becomes more aggressive, attempt to block your body with anything you can, such as your bag or jacket.

 How to Respond After Being Bitten

Wash the injury with soap and water, cover it with a clean dressing and see a doctor immediately to ensure that you receive the vaccinations you need to stay healthy. Your next step is to call animal control and file a report. Whether or not you choose to do this will depend on the nature of the situation, but if the dog could potentially be a danger to others, it’s important that you report the incident right away. For legal reasons, you may also want to take pictures of your injuries and gather the names and phone numbers of any bystanders who witnessed the attack.

Being attacked by a dog is an intensely traumatic experience. Not only is it physically painful, but also an emotional betrayal. It’s okay if you feel depressed, scared or angry after an attack. Give yourself some time to recover, and if you aren’t feeling better after a few weeks, consider talking to your doctor about post-traumatic stress and how to best treat it.

For freelance writer, Nadine Swayne, being bitten as a teen by a neighbors dog helps her to forward this article. If you have been the victim of a dog attack, you can find a local personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL at the law offices of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. Since 1997, they have assisted victims of dog bite injuries. The attorneys have the experience to help ensure you or your loved one gets the proper compensation for medical bills and lost wages due to a dog attack.

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Alternative Design of Intel Next Unit of Computing mini-PC

Alternative Design of Intel Next Unit of Computing mini-PC


The Intel company recently brought a new design for a mini-PC with an Intel Core i3 processor. The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) should arrive on market in Q3 2012 and priced should be at US $400. The PC will be powered with Core i3 dual-core processor with HM65 chipset, 4 GB DDR3 memory, 40 GB mSATA SSD, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, WiFi and Bluetooth. We will see how the final design, price and configuration will looks like but the design bellow would really make from a mini-PC a master piece.

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Goatman – the Next Mysterious Creature

Goatman – the Next Mysterious Creature


Goatman is the next mysterious creature on my list. After a chupacabra, goatman is a creature who walks in the woods near Beltsville in Maryland and is hunting. Based on a story, the goatman is a researcher who’s experiment in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (like Al from Quantum Leap would say) went a little bit kaka. So now it is a half-man and half-animal (goat) creature with axe out there.

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