Another Exciting Internet Fun-Pack!

Posted: June 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Internet, Open Source, Teaching, Typography/Graphic Design, web 2.0, Writing | No Comments »

  • Several of my students have expressed interest in the craft of composing screenplays.  They also bemoan the price of dedicated scriptwriting software, which is $$$ because it’s a niche industry product.  That problem is now solved thanks to Celtx, an open-source, multi-platform application that specializes in “integrated media pre-production (scripting, storyboarding, plus cool online collaboration and sharing features).  Get busy with the downloading, people.
  • TIME Magazine’s Anita Hamilton recently offered up a list of what she sees as the 10 essential sites for today–go read “Necessity Rules” and start picking those nits.
  • For those interested in gussying up their presentation skills, or for those who teach others the mystical art of PowerPointery, this article from WIRED’s How-To Wiki offers up lots of useful advice for creating masterful presentations (one piece of advice: knowing when NOT to use slideshows): “Make a Presentation Like Al Gore.
  • Next up on my download schedule, from the blog of Francesco Mugnai, “37 Free Must-Have Fonts.”




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