Coding

Have you ever taken a class on coding, learning to make a website or a form on such programs as Dreamweaver and thought why can’t their be an easier way? codingHaving to remember the coding for every part of a website, every little maneuver, can really take away from your precious time. Well with JotForm you do not have to know a lick of coding to build professional, high quality looking forms. The number of pre-made templates you can use are endless. JotForm is not limited to other peoples templates, you can very well make your own. As the late Michael Jackson might say, “It’s easy as one, two, three.”

JotForm allows you to mess around with color, font size, the type of font and so much more. With the CSS Helper you can change the border size, height, width, etc. with the click of a button. codejotWith images you can take them from the internet and upload your own to fill your form and/or background. Let us not forget about the opacity. You can change how solid your form is to match the background more and the same is true with font. A new slogan JotForm may want to think about is JotForm: coding made easy.

Books VS Movies

Books are a great way to escape reality. Movies can do this too, but with movies what are you left with? When I read a book I find myself in the setting, relating to the characters, no matter the genre. With a movie  I watch it and a moviewtcouple of hours go by and that’s it. There is little to no interaction.

Novels are these gateways to imagination. Sure many people can read the same novel, but everyone will envision something different in their minds. It can be how the setting looks, how the characters look, how they sound, etc. When everyone watches a movie they all watch the same movie. There is no difference. Constant readers tend to get lost in a novel, to loose themselves in a fictitious world, where their worries can be put on hold. A movie may provide this, but when reading your mind is fully within the story. With a movie, it is not as hard for ones mind to wander.

Reading a novel is a solitary act. One can read at their own pace and create their own visions. People are not yelling out that the killer is behind the door, bookssssbecause the reader is the only one who knows this. Being part of a book club is no exception to the rule. Many people may be reading the same book, but most likely they would not be reading in the same room or at the same pace. Discussions can then be made to see how other people have interpreted it and see if it matches up. A movie rarely requires this. Reading allows people to raise their awareness. Having learned about so many characters, readers are more intoned to how people in the real world act. Movies show what people expect from one another, not always what they are all about.

Movies based off novels usually always have some flaws. The main problem would have to be the casting. Everyone pictures someone different for the lead cast, so how can a producer appeal to everybody? It really boils down to the characteristics shown in that character throughout the novel. An example of casting gone wrong would have to be in The Shining. In the original novel by Stephen King, Wendy Torrance is shown as a strong capable woman. In the movie she is played by Shelley Duvall who is portrayed as a cowardly naive shell of a woman.

Constant readers are rarely pleased when a novel is adapted into a movie. They want the entire novel in there and with just a few hours of showtime, there is usually material that is missing. If that is not bad enough, sometimes screenwriters will take out important parts and make things happen in the movie that never appeared in the novel. The Hunger Gamesfor example, provided a different way in which Katniss obtained a mocking jay pin. This caused a little bit of an uproar.

tureThere are exceptions to the rule however. Sometimes the movie is well intact with the novel. In rare cases the movie can sometimes even be better than the novel it originated from. There are some producers and screenwriters who really can rise to the challenge in making most of their audience happy with the result. Although great praise must come from the novel, in any case, for the movie would not be seen without the author’s written hand.

How Online Forms Can Help Nonprofit Organizations

A high percentage of any nonprofit organization’s budget goes toward their cause. Creating forms, so people can donate to these causes, is a great step forward. There are plenty of free form builders out there one can easily obtain. JotForm has an almost endless amount of free forms to choose from and plenty of tools for an organization to make their own unique and professional form. Forms online do not always get the best recognition, but once a person sits down to make one they can see how essential they are.

nonprofitMany nonprofits host different events throughout the year. Forms can be used to invite people to these events. Doing it online is a lot more simple than having to send out all of them through mail. Plus think of all the trees that you would be saving. Other information can be collected, such as where the event will take place and what would be going on.

Working together is essential in any organization. More ideas are thrown around, ideas are challenged and ideas can be branched off from other ideas. Having a partnership allows for people to get feedback or ask questions. All the burden is not placed on a single pair of shoulders; there are more people there to help carry the weight.

Some people are not always right for a specific organization which makes it good to have an application form. Instead of wasting time and calling people in to meet with you, one can simply write down questions and see if their answers would allow them to qualify. People have been known to lie on such forms, but if they are not who they say they are then they can simply be let go. It is really just a safety net screening out process. Plus it allows the organizations to go through applicants more quickly.

Forms also should integrate with other websites. Donation forms, for example, would progress using Paypal as their provider. Integrating with Google Maps makes it easy to pin point directions to an address on a form. The information is streaming on the web so nonprofit organizations can maximize their impact on their communities.

The Scientific Use of Animation

Molecular Biologists and researchers are still living in the days of textbook drawings to engage in how a cellular process occurs.

meiosis_diagramThese two dimensional drawings show how little of what a molecular object can do. Janet Iwasa, a molecular biologist, knows this all too well. She sees these drawings as vast simplifications of these complex systems as she describes in her TED talk.

This is where animation kicks in. Using such software as say Cinema 4D allows a biologist to create a three-dimensional structure of the whole system they are trying to convey and can even move them around. c444d
By seeing the whole cell, molecular vessel or whatever it may be can help a biologist create new hypothesizes on how it works. There is a deeper knowledge when that biologist or researcher is able to start moving that object around.

Most scientists, however, relentlessly revert themselves back to the simple two-dimensional drawings. They simply do not have the time to go through the courses to learn how to make these animated structures come alive. The pay offs would be astronomical, brooding audiences with extreme accuracy. These animations can help for what these molecular objects really look like, how they function and what can be done to keep these structures working.

Due to the lack of time, a new software has been installed specifically for biologists to create molecular animations. Biologists, animators and programmers integrated together to work on Molecular Flipbook. For a mfbbiologist that has never touched this kind of software it has been estimated that they will start making their own animations within fifteen minutes. This is huge in the ability that one sees these structures. Biologists are learning new ways to explore data and can now engage with their students in more profound methods. Only time will tell where animation will be able to lead biologists and the hypothesizes they will come up with.

JotForm VS Google Forms

For all you Google Form users, can I give you some advice? Switch over to JotForm as quickly as you can. Just by the name alone you should be able to tell that JotForm has a better use of forms. Here are a few things that JotForm allows you to do. You can upload images from the internet or your very own, same with logos, you can create your own branding, change fonts, colors, sizes and so much more to make it your own. With Google Forms you have a maximum of twenty-five templates to choose from. After a while they kind of loose their originality, don’t they? Here are just a few of them.

Coding can sure be a drag, can it not? Well with JotForm you can create professional forms that look appealing without having to know any code with the CSS Helper.

csshelpWith Google the only way to stand out from the crowd, to make your forms look better, is from your own personal use of coding. Now coding may be important to your field of study and it really is not a bad thing to learn, but to those who want an easier way to create forms, JotForm is the way to go with no hassle.

Let me go over what Google Forms does not have at all. They do not have a method of payment, there is no spam prevention and with “Google forms” there is branding everywhere, you cannot make it your own form for your personal use, for a company, etc. Not only that, but to the options that Google Forms do have, they are very limited. Integrating with other websites, they only have google spreadsheet. They only have a few functions to help make your form your own, different than anybody else’s. As for different widgets, you need to know a required HTML code or CSS code to add any.

Integration is a great way to come together as a whole. Ideas grow more rapidly among  different organizations that way. They can help each other out by promoting themselves. JotForm integrates with websites such as Paypal, Dropbox, SalesForce, WordPress, Twitter, etc.

payypal An example of this is once you have completed making a form you can drop that form right into another network you have.

networksCustomizing your form is very important. It is what makes yours different than anybody else’s. JotForm has various tools to make your form look anyway it wants. This includes the widgets you can use such as taking a picture or uploading a video from Youtube to your form. Let us say you made a video on pet adoption. Having that video next to a form so people can put information to adopt would be a great approach.

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JotForm with its various options and credibility is a lot more reliable than Google Forms. Go do yourself a favor and check out the difference. Having an online form is so important these days for what you may be trying to show people. Make it easy on yourself and choose a website that will work with you. You will be amazed at what you will be able to do.

Adobe FormsCentral Shutting Down. Three Actions to take!

Adobe FormsCentral is Shutting Down. 3 Actions You Must Take Now

 

To the dismay of its users, Adobe’s FormsCentral is shutting down this July 28. They are discontinuing the product due to a lack of interest. The major players in form building have edged out this Adobe product, by hosting stronger products, continuously innovating, and focusing on ease of use. Although Adobe struck down the product due to it not being able to garner a large enough following, the users that it does have now don’t know what to do or where to go. Have no fear, JotForm is here.

 

JotForm’s engineers have worked diligently to help the doomed FormsCentral users. They have developed the first, and the only, completely seamless import tool.

 

  1. Easily import forms and responses to the FormsCentral Alternative: JotForm.
  2. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to save all of your hard work and data. So have you done it yet?
  3. Lounge on your couch, walk the dog, crack open a beer, all while savoring the moment of inner peace that JotForm’s Import Wizard has afforded you.

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Adobe’s FormsCentral Shutting Down

Adobe’s FormsCentral will soon be shutting down. What does this mean? Well, for one, the users of FormsCentral will need to find another provider. That is where JotForm comes in. JotForm, which is already a huge company, plans to pick up a large amount of Adobe users that feel they have been left behind. They dfgdgare doing this by releasing a tool that transfers all the forms that the users have on FormsCentral. This easily takes the stress down a notch of having to find a new provider. JotForm  is welcoming them in with open arms.

FormsCentral is officially going down July 28 and no new content can be accessed by June 22 of this year. A representative of Adobe was saying how there was not as much demand as anticipated. It is more likely that hey just could not maintain an audience due to lack of tools, communication, etc. With JotForm, they are constantly making new tools and ways to make it so people use their forms and tools to design their own forms. With Adobe there was also no concrete user data. JotForm, on the other hand, kept up with their statistics. This shows that JotForm really cares about its progression. Also, who is using JotForm, the age barriers, for what reasons, etc. They care enough to really find who the target audience is and while working in their favor, they are also finding new ways to attract new demographics.

The founder of JotForm, Aytekin Tank, quite his job in 2005 to form his own business to systematize web forms. He did this, because a lot of people were looking for web forms and just coming up empty. He made sure JotForm followed two guidelines. One was to focus on the companies strengths. This is sound advice. While wanting everything to work, categorizing what is most important will improve that aspect instead of spiraling out of control with every little thing. The second was choosing products over services. The product is the most important thing. It is what you are trying to get out there. Someone could have the best services, but if there is nothing to show the people then everything shuts down. As JotForm has the longest history with web forms, and from the looks of it the best thought out, they will remain on top for years to come.