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Building 3D Models Changes How We Share Via The Web

By on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, Consulting, Content Management, Custom Software, Internet, iOS Studio |

So, what about 3D? We’ve seen it in motion pictures for years now. Back in the 1990s, I was CEO of a software development firm called Aegis Development. We created a 3D modeling and animation system called VideoScape 3D. It was used for pre-production and production in TV and motion pictures. It evolved into Lightwave 3D and has had a tremendous success rate ever since. Today, 3D is being used in lots of new and different ways. Have you visited the Apple.com website recently? Most of the devices you see in the website (photographs excluded) are actually 3D models. As such, the marketing people have far more control over the presentation of data and information. We use 3D models ourselves, and quite successfully. One example is our client website PureCommand. The iPad devices in the site are all 3D models developed by our team. The benefits of 3D in today’s world include: A 3D model is a real, life sized entity built inside of the computer. A 3D model is more realistic than 2D drawings. 3D design gives you a competitive edge – one your competition may already be enjoying. 3D models are great for design reviews with other members of a design team. All construction and shop fabrication drawings are created from the 3D model insuring accuracy in the final product. 3D models are a tremendous marketing tool and can create additional revenue. Good 3D design is not easily achieved. It is the product of talent, knowledge, and skill. Its value is immense. 3D Opens up a world of design that is otherwise inaccessible. The more we use 3D, the more we’re sold on it. Look for an array of new 3D modeled images and content in our client...

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Why iOS 8 is Useful to Our Clients

By on Jun 25, 2014 in Blog, Consulting, Content Management, Custom Software, iOS Studio |

As our team develops iOS apps, some of our clients are always interested in what makes advances in the OS useful to their business or services. Apple’s introduction of iOS 8 provides some important and useful enhancements that anyone using an iPad or iPhone should be interested in. Interactive Notifications —  Interactive notifications is a terrific new element within iOS 8. Now, you may respond to texts, email, calendar invitations, reminders and messages within other apps such as Facebook or Instagram from the notification banners that pops up at the top of the screen. Keyboards — For the first time, you’re no longer restricted to the keyboard Apple gives you and can pick better options from third-party developers, like Swype ($0.99). So, if you type in a particular way, now you can do it your way. Timer for Photographs — Apple added a timer to its Camera app, allowing you either 3 or 10 seconds to position the camera and then jump into the shot with your friends. You don’t need to touch the camera, either. Selfies galore. Battery Monitoring — This is one of the most useful new elements of iOS 8. Check your apps and see how much impact each one has on your battery. To identify which apps you should close when not in use, visit General > Usage > Battery Usage. This small step could add a few hours of extra battery life to your day. Homescreen in Landscape Mode — While iOS 7 users could read content in landscape mode, the home screen never changed. Now, iPhone 6 Plus owners will be able to turn their device 90 degrees and see apps displayed on the home screen in either format. Key People Shortcuts — If you press the Home button twice, you’ll not only see the webpages you have open but the faces of people you’ve recently talked to. This makes it easy to call or text your favorite contacts right away. Note that ALL contacts will be highlighted, even those you might not want others to see. To remove this feature, visit Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Show in App Switcher and switch it of Off. Shared Locations — Now, iOS 8 lets you set up a window...

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WebManager 5 Frequently Asked Questions

By on Oct 17, 2011 in Content Management, Web Studio |

Web Solutions // Content Management Systems / CMS Options / R|Com WebManager 5 / design – features – performance – FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Regarding R|com WebManager Pro Q: What is WebManager Pro? A: Our unique Content Management System is designed to perform as a fully functional website management system, as well as being an application development framework. Q: What does WebManager Pro manage? A: The simple answer is “web pages.” When you navigate to a website, the pages that you see are traditionally built by hand. The connection between pages is also a hand-coded process. R|com WebManager Pro eliminates the hand-coding of content. Once the site’s templates (visual presentation) have been created and installed, a user (or users) may control the content on their own – no engineering support required. Web Manager Pro also manages files, such as PDF documents, images, videos, and other media. The entire architecture to manage a web environment is included with every deployment of WebManager Pro. Q: What “web content management” tasks does WebManager Pro handle? A: The primary content management tasks relate to creating or editing web pages, managing page-level meta data, defining the page hierarchy and conducting review and approval of content. Once a content editor is logged in, they may either pull the page to edit from a list in “control panel” mode, or they may navigate and edit right from each page using in-context buttons (such as edit, versions, etc.). Q: How do I manage when pages are published? A: WebManager Pro is very good about publishing content. The content life cycle is managed by a simple, linear workflow and a built-in scheduler that will publish and archive pages with specific dates. So, if you have a holiday sale that ends on December 31, at midnight on that date, WebManager Pro will automatically archive that page. Q: What kind of access and permissions exist? A: Workflow and permission rights are defined by “role permissions.” Users are assigned both a site-wide WebManager Pro “role” and assigned to a site-wide “team.” Content that is created is owned by one team – and typically one user. If a user is a member of the team owning a page, they then have permission...

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R|Com WebManager 5

By on Aug 4, 2011 in Content Management |

Web Solutions // Content Management Systems / CMS Options / R|Com WebManager 5 / design – features – performance – FAQ Today, a website needs to be much more than a digital brochure. Today, customers want to research, evaluate, query, purchase, and get support from your website. You, in turn, can gain insight, survey results, comments, critiques, and requests from your site visitors. We have more than 15 years of experience evolving and developing better websites. We use a variety of tools, including our popular and reliable Content Management System (CMS), aka R|com Web Manager. R|com Web Manager Provides a secure web development environment Enterprise quality solution but usable in any size business Boutique price tag Easy to learn Stable (and multi-server compatible) Deployed into nearly any server environment (UNIX, Linix, MS Server, Mac OS X) Based on Sitellite Application Framework Built for Apache, MySQL, and PHP, considered by many experts to be the more popular web development environment Safe Secure   Questions? Call us! 949.218.0163...

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