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A free innovation guide and online community created by IDEO...

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A free innovation guide and online community created by IDEO for social enterprises and NGOs worldwide.

The Human-Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit contains the elements to Human-Centered Design, a process used for decades to create new solutions for multi-national corporations. This process has been specially-adapted for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and compiled into a Toolkit available for a free PDF download…[more]

A change in our Twitter handle...

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Our nonprofit’s main Twitter account was just upgraded because Twitter was willing to release an inactive account that appeared to be simply squatting on our acronym — @cedc. In order to take advantage of that, we had to release the name we had been using back to public availability. Even though we’ve been trying to use custom subdomains to reference our Twitter account on printed materials, links from our site, and so on — so we can simply change where the subdomain points to without causing a major headache — we were a little apprehensive about just letting it go. We decided to pick that account name back up for our Tumblr stream’s Twitter account and dump the one we had been using for this purpose instead.

All that to say, our Tumblr stream now feeds into the @cedcoffice Twitter account. Follow us there and at our main account, @cedc.

Reverie - A versatile HTML5 responsive WordPress framework based on ZURB's Foundation

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Reverie - A versatile HTML5 responsive WordPress framework based on ZURB's Foundation:


Whoa, that’s a mouthful, but very exciting.

Reverie Screenshot

For those of you who have embraced jekyll, Octopress (the WordPress alternative for hackers) or NestaCMS - Reverie may not be for you. But there are still tons MILLIONS of sites/blogs running on WordPress.

As of today’s date (02/10/2012) there are 71,176,074 WordPress sites in the world and WordPress.com hosts about half.

Let’s summarize:

Zhen has licensed the Reverie Framework under an MIT License, the same as Foundation and encourages developers and designers to keep the footer information (“powered by Reverie Framework”) to help spread the word, though it’s optional.

Source on GitHub - Homepage

jQuery tablesorter

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jQuery tablesorter:

tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell. It has many useful features including:

  • Multi-column sorting
  • Parsers for sorting text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates (ISO, long and short formats), time. Add your own easily
  • Support secondary “hidden” sorting (e.g., maintain alphabetical sort when sorting on other criteria)
  • Extensibility via widget system
  • Cross-browser: IE 6.0+, FF 2+, Safari 2.0+, Opera 9.0+
  • Small code size

On Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design

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On Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design:

In the past few months, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the differences between the “adaptive” and “responsive” web design philosophies. Don’t get me wrong, I love having these discussions, but I felt the need to set the record straight: these two philosophies are not at odds, despite numerous blog posts and tweets to the contrary.

The 2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Report concludes that...

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The 2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Report concludes that three brands - Joomla!, WordPress, and Drupal - dominate today’s market. The Report concludes that WordPress leads in brand strength and market share after a strong year.

The Report follows the market share and brand strength indicators for 20 top systems, assessing each on a wide variety of measures. The study focuses on identifying the market leaders, both in terms of rate of adoption and mindshare.

While WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal lead the survey set across a wide range of measures, the report also identifies other trends in this year’s open source CMS market.