Have you ever been reading or viewing something on the web and wanted to read it to someone in the other room, or had to open it on your mobile or iPad and leave your desk quickly?
There’s a very easy way to do so on the spot, without having to bookmark it and then sync with iCloud, or even copying the URL and emailing it to yourself.
Tab transmit is a pretty handy way to continue browsing on your mobile.
- Safari Browser
- Tab Transmit – Safari Extension (This is the trick)
- iPhone, or any smartphone
- A QR code scanning app
- While using Safari, just press the Tab Transmit button in your Safari toolbar, and a QR code is directly generated for the tab you’re viewing and is shown in a lightbox on top of your web page.
- Scan it with your QR scanning app, et voilà, it opens on your phone.
Tab Transmit can be found at : Safari Extensions in the category Productivity, or directly at http://ticklespace.com/
A good QR code I use for iPhone is Scan or QR Reader (iPhone & iPad)
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As several friends have asked me how I keep up with events, I thought I’d write a post sharing one of the tips.
You can find the Events you join on Facebook directly in your iCal on your Mac. This is useful consolidate your events, and can even synchronize with your iPhone and iPad!
Here’s how to do it:
- Go to Facebook events (https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar)
- Click on the gear icon on the top right
- Select Export
- Click the “upcoming events” link in the lightbox that will appear
- It will open a subscription box directly in iCal
- Click Subscribe and you’ll find Facebook Events in the Subscription list in the left column
Subscriptions can be set to auto-refresh.
Here are the steps visualized:
The iPhone with iOS 3.0 and later has an Undo/Redo feature for typing.
To undo your last change, simply shake your mobile. To redo your last change, just shake the iPhone again.
[I actually found that out by coincidence]
Here’s a tip if you’re working in InDesign on a table-of-contents type of layout and you want to include in a text box both: text that is placed on the left side and a page number aligned on the right side.
The tip is, instead of adding space bars, or tabs and modifying them with the tab menu, or even trying to divide the text into different alignment, or making 2 text boxes, an easy way is to:
Insert the text in the text box that has to be on the left side, then go to: Type>insert special character>other>right indent tab (shortcut: shift + tab) and insert the page number or whatever text you want to be aligned to the right side!
Recently, I’ve been working on a new book layout. This one is mainly photographic.
I’d like to share some steps I took to simplify my design process.
Book Structure Process:
• Set the size of the book, and check it with the printing press
• Open InDesign file and set bleed & margins
• Make grid templates on master pages with guides
• Select fonts for titles and paragraphs and convert them to paragraph styles
• Open images in Adobe Bridge and check resolution
• Make an InDesign contact sheet
• Cut images from contact sheet and place them in the main InDesign file*
• Delete the black frame from images and arrange them on the pages
• Divide the no. of pages by no. of chapters = pages per chapter
• Fit image contents proportionally
• Redistribute spreads taking into consideration landscape/portrait
• After the structure is formed, work more the design
*instead of placing each image by itself and skipping any by mistake.
PS. If anyone thinks there is a better way in one or more of the steps, comments are welcome.