Photo Enriched Interactive Tweets Add Greater Dynamics to Your Posts

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Twitter announced, “We’ve put the photo front and center, with a bigger and bold visual focus on the media.”

This is one of several big changes that Twitter is rolling out. Since images invoke greater interaction (aka click-throughs), start by getting in the habit of including images in your Tweets. Then, embed those Tweets into an article wherever relevant and meaningful. Embedding a Tweet into your WP post is effortless as WordPress explains: First locate the tweet you want to post. Then click the timestamp. You’ll be taken to the page for that individual tweet. Copy the URL in the address bar. Next, in your blog’s post editor, paste the URL on a line by itself (no HTML necessary).

Readers can interact with them just as they can in Twitter. Click the reply icon to join the conversation, retweet to share and favorite them to show appreciation. And as always, you can click the follow button to get the Tweets in your home timeline.

Here’s an example:

Did you know you can also embed fully interactive Facebook posts?

Apple-ization, Responsive & Mobile Friendly in a BYOD World …Your Website Dead or Alive? (Infographic)

Webopedia says BYOD is a “phrase that has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network” …and the devices largely being chosen are built by Apple.

shiftWhile the acronym began as a workplace metaphor, it has rapidly come to reflect the entire shifting game board of content management and delivery. It seems like only yesterday – aka a long time ago in Webspeak – that having a beautiful Flash animated HTML Website was the cat’s meow. Now it’s the kiss of death!

Remember, it was Nemesis who first attracted Narcissus to gaze into a pool where he fell in love with his own reflection and eventually died there. Your Website now must be much more than a pretty image. It needs to be alive and respond to who and whatever knocks in this BYOD world. In the early days it was browser-compatibility that challenged the Webmaster. Now, we are all content creators and the challenge rests in achieving device compatibility.

times-of-indiaLet today’s release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch be your wake up call. How will your Website look on its display screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally? With smartphones and tablets already becoming ubiquitous, electronics companies are building advanced computing technology into everyday objects such as wristwatches and glasses. Does your Web content shift in response?

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this coming. On September 10, 2013, DesignWise Studios celebrates the 4th anniversary of our migration to using WordPress as a fundamental Web design and development platform. That’s because it’s a mobile-friendly BYOD content management system in a box. It’s responsive and continuously evolves with the ever-changing times. And better yet, it’s open source software, free of coded corporate secrets with a price tag to match.

In May, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of WordPress by launching DesignWise Studios Advanced WordPress Hosting to provide our clients with more than an empty box. We are ready whenever you decide to make the shift.