eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #8
The Printliminator is a bookmarklet with some simple tools you can use to makes websites print better. One click to activate, and then click to remove elements from the page, remove graphics, and apply better print styling.
2. Apple’s Tablet Interface
The design of interaction is often restricted by the user interface paradigms in current use. There is speculation that the Apple Tablet (if there is one) will push the envelope of UI design. This links to a post in Gizmodo – worth a read. Haptics and touch technology are already transforming the user experience, couple that with a sophisticated UI and it offers learning interaction designers new avenues to explore.
3. Disney Ptex library goes Open Source
Disney Ptex library has been released as open source under the BSD license. The Ptex library is the same production-proven code used at Disney and included with Pixar’s PRMan, and includes full support for reading, writing, caching, and filtering Ptex texture files
4. Chamilo – this is a new open source LMS that may become an alternative to Moodle in the future. Though there is still a long way to go and the documentation is still under progress we have it on our radar to see how it shapes up.
5. Youtube and Vimeo adds the HTML5 support – two of the popular video portals add the HTML5 support, though this is still in beta testing and compatible with Safari and Chrome browsers only. The HTML5 videos for Youtube can be tested from the TestTube. In Vimeo to try out the HTML5 player, click the “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video.