Favicon

How to add the favicon to your website?

I am used to have several tabs open in my browser, probably my maximum of tabs and windows open at the same time has been around 3 windows with 22 tabs each. If you are one of those users you really want programmer to use the fav icon to help you visually to find their site back.

Here you can find some useful info about the fav icon : wikipedia favicon

Steps to add one of those to your site:

1. Create the icon. The file can be 16×16, 32×32, 48×48, or 64×64 pixels in size, and 8-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit in color depth. Use .ico so it is compatible with all browsers.

2. Upload your favicon.ico into the root directory of your website.

3.Add this this code somewhere between the <head></head> tags on your pages:

<LINK REL=”shortcut icon” HREF=”http://www.yourdomain.com/name_of_icon.ico”&gt;

If your site is a ‘secure’ site, you need to provide the path using https:

<LINK REL=”shortcut icon” HREF=”https://www.yourdomain.com/name_of_icon.ico”&gt;

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US’ digital behavior

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The infographic below reflects part of the US’ digital behavior. Some of the relevant points you will find in it are:

  • Still people like to spend their time on social media, blogs, games and email
  • Everyone ! is active on social networks, people under 17 and above 65 a bit less but not that much
  • People love Facebook and women love to share in it
  • Teens love Myspace
  • Apps that they love are games, weather and social media
  • People under 17 do use Linkedin as well
  • More women watch video on social networks, but men watch longer

New, innovative, interesting and entertaining…

Ideas and actions for a 21st century enlightenment

New, Innovative, Interesting and Entertaining… what else do you want!?

Thats´s the way I feel about the RSA animate videos. You really should not miss them!

Spare some 10 to 20 minutes once in a while to just sit in your most comfortable chair and relax & listen….

Let me share with you once. See here

An inspiring RSA Animate taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA Benjamin Franklin award about changing education paradigms.

If you are curious to know where this initiative is coming from then read further:

The RSA: an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.

Founded in a coffee shop in Covent Garden in 1754, the RSA has a wealth of notable achievements and Fellows in its 250-year history.

Their funders – Trusts, Foundations, local authorities and public bodies . Their projects want to combine radical new thinking with practical action to deliver positive social change and help people to fulfil their potential.

Mobile website available: http://www.thersa.org/mobile/

As well as a  mobile app

Get enlightened on the go with our mobile apps for the iPhone and Android. You can:

Features:

  • browse by categories
  • search for videos
  • compile a playlist of your favourite videos so you can watch them later.
  • You can also choose to listen our audio podcasts (on the iPhone app).

Benefits from working from home

Partly because of environmental concerns, some corporations encourage employees to work from home. This leads to:

  • reductions in travel time
  • travel costs
  • energy use
  • higher employee satisfaction
  • optimization of office space, if flex desks are created (flex desks are desk environments created so that any employee can work there with a minimum set up time, that means that you create an environments where none has his/her own desk. Tables and chairs should be easily adjustable, power supply should be easy to reach, telefones should allow log in etc…)
  • lower health insurance costs (this is due to the decrease of “illness” % )
  • lower costs for workers
  • lower child care expenses

Studies say that productivity rises by 10% to 20% when people telecommute up to 3 days a week.

Some Cases:

  • From IBM 320,000 employees, 25% telecommute, which leads to an anual savings of 700$ million in real estate costs alone.
  • AT&T estimates that it saves 550$ million annually as a result of telecommuting.
  • MCKesson reported the highest job satisfaction in 2007, 1000 nurses worked from home. (telenursing)