Mobile Advertising Trends 2014

When you plan your advertising campaign, you should be aware that the target audience more and more accesses your website or blog through mobile electronic devices, like tablets and smart phones. No matter how big the screen is on the mobile device, it will definitely be smaller than on the workstation. Therefore, the approach to the site design might need to get changed, if you target more the mobile devices consumers.

Just to give you impression on how big the mobile market is and what are the statistical trends related to such marketing niche, please review the graph below.

The graph is prepared by Kenshoo, and the full infographics presentation on Global Search Advertising Trends – Q1 2014 for the US can be accessed through the link:

Total Validator – Free Code Validation for your Website or Blog

The Basic version of the Total Validator is a free and convenient desktop tool that can perform four types of validation:

1. The best HTML validation against the W3C Markup Standards
2. Accessibility validation against the WCAG (1.0 and 2.0) and the US Section 508 standards
3. A broken links checker
4. A spell checker covering English (American and British), French, Italian, Spanish, and German.

Other great features:

* Validate online pages, or pages before you publish
* Use on intranets, or other private sites
* Fast response and local results for security
* One-click validation using the Chrome/Firefox/SeaMonkey extensions

Free Legal Use of 35 million Getty Photos

If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent square placard reminding you that you don't own the rights. If you want Getty to take off the watermark, you'll have to pay for it.

Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page.

Getty said it had made the move after realizing thousands of its images were being used without attribution.

"Our content was everywhere already," said Craig Peters, a business development executive at the Seattle-based company.

"If you want to get a Getty image today, you can find it without a watermark very simply," he added.

"The way you do that is you go to one of our customer sites and you right-click. Or you go to Google Image search or Bing Image Search and you get it there. And that's what's happening."

The company says it is making up to 35 million photos available through the new "embed tool", and images can also be shared on social media sites Twitter and Tumblr.

Staring page for search:

To confirm an image is embeddable, hover over it and look for an embed symbol at the bottom that looks like this: </>.

Click the embed symbol and a new window will open with the embed code. Simply copy and paste the code and drop it into your blog post's html (like you would with a YouTube video or Twitter embed code) and you're done.

Open content images can be used for any purpose without first seeking permission from the Getty. Images of many other works in the collections are also on our website in varying formats. The Getty supports fair use of images when the applicable legal criteria are met.

Here is image of Vladimir Putin, embedded from the Getty:

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Barc - Chat with Everyone on Any Website

Name of Barc – Browser Assisted Relay Chat – tells a story. The service offers to provide a chatroom to any internet website.

The goal of Barc is simple: to bring like-minded people together. By leveraging every webpage on the internet - and giving people and websites tools to interact, share and discuss with one another.

Free account includes the following features:
* Streaming webcam
* Pictures & video
* Polls
* Private messaging
* Emoticons
* Email alerts
* Replying
* Language translation
* Leaderboard
* Hashtags
* Spam protection
* Word filter
* Bitcoin integration

Premium features can be unlocked for $5/month:
* Ban users
* Delete comments
* Wipe the chat
* Multiple moderators
* Hide the global chat
* Disable guests
* Disable multimedia
* Custom interface

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