How Things Have Changed In 100 Years

At the end of a new year, we look forward to the future, backwards to the past and into the bottom of a bottle (or several) of champagne. But while 2015 may have made way for big changes in American politics, technology, terrorism, and the Twitter famous, among others, Vocativ decided to look back even further during this time of reflection to find what has changed in the U.S. over the course of the past hundred years. (Spoiler alert: pretty much everything.)

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To find out what difference a century can make, look here >

Christmas Cheer

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Here are some of the Christmas and Holiday images for websites we created and currently maintain. Keeping your website fresh and interesting is important so your members and customers keep coming back.   We can create GIF images to catch someone attention (like the one above), or beautiful images to let your customers and members know you appreciate them.

VOCHOA

PRESTWICK-COMMONS

SHORES

OAK-CREEK

OAK-CREEK-EAST

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If you are looking for someone to create a unique website for your business or association, and would like the website updated on holidays and special occasions, contact Kullberg Designs for details.  With over 20 years experience, we offer many different options to meet your budget and free you from everything involved with keeping your website updated and interesting.

Our customers find us very easy to work with, and are impressed with our fast, consistent turnaround time.

Or maybe you want to maintain your website but just don’t have time to create holiday, marketing or other images to use on your website, emails or other promotional materials.   Perhaps you’ve thought about creating a new look for your organization, need a new logo and branding to keep your image current and relevant.   For low cost and professional solutions to your image needs, plus further no-obligation information, select the About Us link on the navigation bar (top right) for options to contact us, or visit our website at Unicom Services.  

Happy Holidays and Many Blessing for the Coming New Year!

Is Your Profile Picture Memorable?

Is your profile picture worth a thousand words? Your image can be your first impression, and it may affect whether people are accessing your blog or social media page.

If you aren’t getting any bites on a dating site or are finding it to be slow going on a social network, perhaps your profile picture isn’t allowing you to stand out from the deafening online crowd. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab built a Web app it calls LaMem, which is short for large-scale image memorability.

LaMem uses an algorithm and a database of more than 60,000 images to judge on a scale of 0 to 1 how memorable a photo is. A score of 1 is the most memorable, and a score of 0.5 means that 50-percent of people who view your image will remember it after 100 seconds.

Head to LaMem’s demo page to try it out yourself. You can upload a photo or simply paste in a URL to point to an image online. LaMem will scan your photo and spit out a score. There is also a slider below your image to show a heat map of the areas of your photo that are most (red) and least (blue) memorable.

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Memorability: Very High

(score: 0.905 )

To point LaMem to one of your profile photos online, in your browser you can just select the browse button. Or select URL to open image, then grab that URL to paste into LaMem.

For more on the work that went into LaMem, check out TechCrunch’s coverage.

around the net

Need a source for free photos to enhance your website, newsletter, blog,  social media or something else?  Stock Up does the work for you, searching over 26 websites for the perfect image.  Stock Up

Creating something that needs the special ‘handwritten look’? Check out these free handwriting fonts from FontSpace

GIF images are making a serious comeback, and here’s a site that offers just about everything you could want.  From viewing to creating GIF images and videos, you need to take a look at GIPHY

The free, quick & simple way to create a professional online
store and grow your eCommerce business.  On a tight budget or just want to test market new products or service without breaking the bank?   Click on over to Kong

350 free Material Design-style icons are yours for the taking. They’re perfect for a variety of mobile apps, websites, and even desktop apps.  Nova Icons

Send files in real-time for free.  I was intrigued by this service so I included it.  Drop a file and share it with anybody.  No Logins — nothing to install.  My only concern is – who else see’s your files (is it truly private) and is someone gathering email addresses/contact information, i.e. why is it free (nothing really is!)  dewdrop.io

Enjoy!