Erin Anne Beirne, MAPC

Highlights: Publishing for Canadians. Communications strategy and implementation. Master of Arts in Professional Communications, Royal Roads University.

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How to take a document and turn it into an ebook using a free (donations gratefully accepted, I’m sure) application for Mac users. [UPDATE Aug 2013: These instructions were prepared several iterations of the application ago. You will find that some of the look and use of the application is a little different now. Also, […]

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Exploring and trying different ideas to create a killer website…

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HOW-TO: Publish a photo gallery to WordPress using your iPhone

[UPDATE Aug 2013: I’ve now stopped using Cincopa and am experimenting with other image gallery tools. Stay tuned for an updated post!] In order to expand the media resources I can share through a variety of websites, I’m experimenting with a few new tools, and thought I’d share the journey with you! I should point […]

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Great signs: Sometimes simple truth is the best!

A terrific sign I spotted in Seattle’s Pike Place: it made me stop and pay attention!

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Great signs: Sometimes simple truth is the best!

A terrific sign I spotted in Seattle’s Pike Place: it made me stop and pay attention!

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HOW-TO: Turn a document into a ebook (EPUB) for iPad, Kindle, etc. [Video]

Instructions on how to make an ebook from a document on your computer (Word, PDF) so you can read it on your iPad, Kindle, or other e-reader. Includes a 10-minute video with lots of detail, and a bare-bones text list for easy reference.

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HOW-TO: Photo Gallery using Cincopa, WordPress, iPhone, AutoStitch…

HOW-TO: Make a web-based photo gallery using Cincopa and WordPress, with a bonus: how to create panorama photos using just an iPhone and the AutoStitch App!

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How to get website colour and measurement info

Being able to gather HTML colour (color) codes and measurements from a website can be a useful step when designing a website. Here is one way to get that information, shared via “how-to” YouTube and SlideShare presentations.

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Facebook’s search results are very strange

With the advent of the new Community Pages, unofficial organization pages that are automatically created by Facebook from information it pulls from Wikipedia and from Facebook users’ content, also comes a change in the effectiveness of Facebook Search. Official pages are either completely obscured, or are at least downgraded from the top of the results list, in favour of Community Pages.

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Eye-Catching Juxtaposition

Sometimes the way to make a display ad noticeable has less to do with the ad itself, and not even its absolute placement in the newspaper. Sometimes, making a display ad noticeable can be achieved by its relative position next to a dramatically different or contrary message! Here’s an example…

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