A good example is wordpress.com. Wordpress itself is free at many hosts, at wordpress.org and even wordpress.com since this is open source software. Value added services are chargeable though. Wordpress.com charges quite obnoxious rates for very basic addon's. Check their Premium and VIP services. I am pretty sure that a company with "big ambitions and talented staff" would be able to create much better value added services. JMHO
an 'Integrated database' product to complement WebPlus, so ..
..one could EASILY, in point and click fashion, create a website with an integral database (but not for merchandising, since there are many capable shopping cart products around) .. probably using MYSQL (under license)
.. also (probably licensed) front-end tools to make it easy to populate the database with data , pics, etc.
.. as well as an improved email interface which would structure email sent by visitors into a form which could be immediately imported into a database for further use in reports or whatever
.. and the ability to generate template-driven additional web pages 'on the fly', and administer them (ie delete when no longer applicable, etc) .. eg the web site could include a database template page, accessible only to the site owner .. the owner fills in the data using the database template page, hits an 'add to site' button, and a new web page is added to the site with a suitable design, incorporating the data previously entered
.. to complement this .. a (most likely licensed, since these are around) 'mass email' capability, so, for example, one could send out a 'mass email' informing people of the new page you just added to the site (using the template approach above)
custom horticultural website with database ..
a site visitor could look for only those plants with certain characteristics .. eg i have a small yard with no grass, but well over 300-400 plants, which change almost daily .. so using the above, i would easily be able to fashion a searchable database, put the collection up on a website, easily add pages incorporating new information, send out mailings of new happenings etc
business related (but this is not direct selling)..
typical commercial real estate availability database, where visitors could look for available space to rent, or property for sale, searching for space or property which met certain criteria
I am not at home so do not have MovePlus to hand to check but in my experiance most Video Editors only edit to frame level, i.e to 1-25th or 1-30th and perhaps 1-50th or 1-60th of a second.
These descrete intervals are often not ideal for audio if say you want to loop a piece of music or a sound effect. So in the past I have resorted to using the excellent free editior Audacity to create loop and to import them into a video editor.
IDoes MPX3 allow you to edit audio unrestrained by the frame rate? I honestly have not tried it?
Can be either. Both have as one of their Webster's meanings, that of "completeness" or "wholeness", although COMPLIMENT also has the higher meaning of "giving praise".
I think that in the UK it is incorrect to put "compliment" for "complement" and vice versa.
The UK usage as in the Oxford and the Chambers Dictionaries (both authoritative) is that both clearly define "Complement" as in the sense of producing completeness, and both define "Compliment" as having the sense of "regard", etc.
Also, according to the Oxford, the two words have different paths from their common Latin root, so their intentions were different. In the Oxford, it seems that "complement" at one time, around 1650, had a shade of meaning "compliment", but it seems to be archaic.
I have checked my 1967 version of the two volume Webster, which shows that "complement" has only the sense of completeness. Also, "compliment" has only the sense of "regard". The two words are related in both being based on the same Latin root, as above.
I hope this adds to the discussion, and is not too boring.
hope this adds to the discussion, and is not too boring
Trust me....we'll keep it from being boring.
Thanks for the explanation and difference in meanings. Like with many words, the sounding is the same. Which explains why when I was in banking, the boss would say, "I'd like to complement your work" (and gave me more to do), when I thought he was saying, "I'd like to compliment your work" and I hoped for a day off.
Lon "can't tell a compliment from a complement" in California
the boss would say, "I'd like to complement your work" (and gave me more to do),
I'd be a little worried as the idea of a "complement" [with an e, if you haven't been following the discussion] could be interpreted as "this is the last bit of work you need to do to complete your tasks, and you can have a lot of days off afterwards -goodbye!"
Reminds me of when I was working with a large party doing a proposal down in deepest France, I put in five weeks worth (of hours) of unpaid overtime in a four week period (yes, I do mean that) and I was allowed one day off in lieu. I wasn't best pleased. We thought knocking off at 8 pm on the Sunday was finishing early, it was after 11 pm most days. At least the grub was good.
Just imagine how better analysis & presentation technology could help us to understand our current economic woes better.
The new Poseidon (scientific) Linux has a collection of several "open source" programs which separately provide useful tools: Good, but little use for the mass of education and business users who use MS Windows.
Could Drawplus be "persuaded" to provide any of these:
- Data capture tool to extract data from a scanned graph;
- Data visualisation - ie. convert data into visual form and make it easier to "explore";
- "Proper" x-y graphs etc. - like we used in school science;
- Animated graphs to show how data changes with time... or some other variable.
This would probably mean providing a way of typing data into Drawplus, rather than relying on the mouse or pen; it would also require Drawplus to import data - probably in Excel .xls and/or .csv / .tsv formats.
The aim would be to take stats. & graphs from the paper age; into the computer, visual & multi-media age.
I would be very eager to buy an Aperture or Lightroom type product from Serif.
Lightroom sells for $300 and Aperture is about $160 and only runs on the Mac. I would think that Serif has most of the assets already in their photo editing tools. Of course, you would have to support the messy world of RAW camera files but some of that could be helped by using the Adobe open standard of DNG raw digtial negative files. I think this is an important niche that Serif could exploit in a more economical way.
I recently bought the Panasonic LX3 which is a killer digital camera that supports RAW (although its current Raw file is causing some heartburn for Adobe/Apple). This is a $400 camera. Also, Digital SLRs are now quite afordable and all support RAW. We need an amateur/enthusiast Digital Development program to work with these new tools.
Along the lines of this I would also like to see Serif's photo editing and even publishing programs adopt an interface that "gets out of the way". I really like the way one can edit in "full screen mode in the current Apple iPhoto. Aperture and Lightroom are similar in this. I think sometimes the screen becomes too cluttered with program widgets and doesn't allow one to focus on large zoom views of one's photos.
where is the audio editor?
Included with the video editor, perhaps?
With the limitless tracks and audio export formats, it is quite handy as a pinch mixer.
However, several have suggested an "AudioPlus" for years. I use GoldWave myself, wherein there are many functions that aren't in MP, as well as:
- more powerful levels monitoring
- more export formats
- Dolby channel edit/export
- fun effects
Rewrite and redesign ImpactPlus/3DPlus. Make it easier to use or integrate into Movie Plus. Have it animate text as well as imported AI or EPS objects. Textured backgrounds, particles (fire, smoke, fairy dust, explosions, gunfire, etc.), fully support 32bit alpha channel output so we can use the footage in NLE.
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Gary Russell -- TN USA