Talking Head Video is Boring… or is it?

Blog reader Paul Colombo of webLearning wrote to let me know this Jakob Nielsen article was recently slashdotted. Summary:Eyetracking data show that users are easily distracted when watching video on websites, especially when the video shows a talking head and is optimized for broadcast rather than online viewing. That quote is from Jakob Nielsen’s post. […]

Dreamweaver 8 vs Nvu 1.0

Briefly, Dreamweaver 8 wins hands down. This is a follow-up to my earlier post about tools from PortableApps.com. I really wanted to like and use Nvu, since I’ve come to love Firefox and Thunderbird. Nvu has the right pedigree, extensibility, speed, rendering and more. Nvu just isn’t as fully featured as it need to be […]

Cool Stuff- PortableApps.com

A few weeks ago, I had to part with my laptop and I was worried about getting internet withdrawal symptoms. While I was waiting for my new laptop to arrive, I set up a 1GB USB thumb drive with Firefox and all my bookmarks stored on it for browsing. I also set-up Thunderbird for POP3 […]

Comments ON

I made some updates to my blog template (roll-over tool-tips for the sidebar links, changing “Macromedia” to “Adobe/Macromedia”, updating the IEEE LTSC and IMS links, permanent links to entries via the title of the post, etc). Apologies if this made your RSS aggregators freak a bit as I republished quite often– editing blog templates can […]

Moving on from Macromedia/Adobe

In case you missed reading it at my official Macromedia blog (Elearning Moving Forward), I have moved on from Adobe. December 9, 2005 was officially my last day. Hopefully Silke Fleischer (and others?) will continue the Elearning Blog in my absence. I just got a new laptop today and I can’t wait get started on […]

My Official Macromedia Blog Moved

My official Macromedia blog moved. The new URL is: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/tking/ New RSS feeds are: RSS 1.0 -http://weblogs.macromedia.com/tking/index.rdf RSS 2.0 – http://weblogs.macromedia.com/tking/index.xml Atom – http://weblogs.macromedia.com/tking/atom.xml

Rapid Sabbatical

Thanks to Macromedia’s great benefits I spent six weeks on sabbatical. Though a sabbatical is rare (but greatly appreciated) in corporate form, it is also a bit shorter than the typical academic sabbatical, which can be a semester or full year to focus on other interests. I’ll be continuing my elearning and technology blog on […]

Time for a drive

I’m going on another drive and will be blogging once again. Send me an email if you’re interested. I’ll reply with the URL for the latest sports car excurision web site. The previous “Mobilemind” roadtrip blog is still online. Let me know if you want that URL too. Tom