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Working web hook response for api.ai from WordPress

April 11, 2017 11:20 am
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Just a quick response for anyone that needs a draft response to check that their web hook is working for api.ai. The response requirements for api.ai are kinda strict. But this works enough so you can get onto the interesting stuff.  Simply save the snippet as a PHP file on your server and... View Article

Facebook Flagging Fake News as Disputed

March 7, 2017 1:24 pm
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From The Next Web: “Following up on its promise from December, Facebook has begun to flag fake news stories on news feeds in the US. Questionable stories may now show a “disputed” tag underneath, with a link to a source countering the article’s claims. Facebook said it works with ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck, Snopes,... View Article

Semiotic context: the value of images

January 19, 2017 10:03 am
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So, got an email from an account handler regarding a piece of web design I’m working on. One component of the page has a proposed dynamically animated graphic. This widget would pull back data from an API and display available collection locations on a total-per-country basis and look a little like... View Article

Marketing online: Get to the Point

January 10, 2017 2:38 pm
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Marketing on the web is so different from marketing online. Not just in terms of how you work with the formats, but also how you talk to a user. Offline, the leaning is to tend towards the brand TOV and messaging may amble, take a left turn or otherwise just... View Article

Permission Marketing and Ad Blocking

January 4, 2017 2:24 pm
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From 4 badass ways digital media can beat ad blockers (The Next Web): Browsing the Web without advertisements is nice. No obnoxious popups stealing your screen. No autoplaying videos slowing down page load times. And no creepy invasion of privacy. In fact, 89 percent of people who install adblocks do it to improve... View Article

resource fork, Finder information, or similar detritus not allowed

December 26, 2016 6:00 pm
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I keep getting this message in Xcode 8.2 with a project with SceneKit assets in a .scnassets folder. I have no idea if this is occuring elsewhere, I just know it’s when I update the images in my .scnassets folder. There is, for me, a simple fix. Simply navigate via... View Article

Dynamic video in FlashTalking instant ads

November 25, 2016 4:30 pm
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If you use the FlashTalking Ad Builder platform, this snippet might be useful to you. This snippet allows you to have an instant ad variable which can be completed by your PPC monsters. This will allow any video to be used in a banner creative as opposed to using FlashTalking’s... View Article

Shoppable Videos

November 21, 2016 12:01 pm
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I made a thing! This time I made a javascript thing. Wow, right? Tell me more! Well, I made some stoppable & HTML5/JS shoppable videos. Watch a video, like a product in the video, click the video and an overlay becomes visible allowing the user to select from products available... View Article

Is this good?

October 27, 2016 1:19 pm
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Would I use this? Would other people use this? Would I and most other people use it more than once? Ask yourself those three questions with every project. If you can honestly answer yes to all three you could be onto a real winner. If you can honestly answer yes to... View Article

How i fixed the worst remote in the world

October 26, 2016 1:17 pm
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This posts discusses the process I used on a recent app build project I was working on. My hope is by laying out this journey, it will help someone, somewhere, at some point with their planning and delivery of an app. As this article is quite long, you may want to... View Article