Introducing – Cif of the Day

Yes, well I wanted to pull this one off and so far it was better then I’d originally expected.

What is the Cif of the Day ?

The Cif of the Day is a series of ~30 seconds recordings of me (Florin Muresan), bringing you ( my dear public ), a new Cool Informative Fact every day.

These facts will mostly be related to New Media and to unexpected features in cif2.net.

It is a series to tweet about, because it brings a short, new, interesting video each day.

Here is the Pilot Episode, I want you all to enjoy 🙂 

 


Fire Cif !

I’ve tweeted this on the 20th of December, this year:


so the CEO is already Fusion CIf and I’m only a Level 7 New Cif ! That will CHANGE !6:04 PM Dec 20th via web

Well.. well… it DID change ! I’ve done my tasks and got more rewards and experience, so right now I am a Fire Cif !

create website I am level 8 😀 and I am going up, because I’ve still got more tasks to do 😉

See you in http://www.cif2.net/ ! just get started and then you’ll love it. The main page will change soon.. there’s a lot of new stuff which I just can’t wait to write about.

Christmas Themes in cif2.net

It’s already Christmas and we’re already entering Christmas mode and letting the Holiday spirit envelop us. That’s why yesterday we were all like:  

“Dude.. why’s there no Christmas theme in cif2.net ?”
“Oh, no ! Christmaaas theme !” and I got to work.. now there are two @versions, it depends which one you like.

There’s a Red one (Coca Cola) and a Blue-ish one (Pepsi, right ?). 

Take a peek:

Christmas Theme

Christmas Theme

And if you sign up today @ http://www.cif2.net/ you may try them out 😀

Themes are so cool !

Do you know what the hardest part of creating the themes are ?

They are so cool, that I play with them instead of working on more. I did not expect this idea to be so simple and useful. You don’t need to make all sorts of changes to images, colors, etc.. just pick a new theme and it’s done. Complete redesign ! And it looks awesome 😀

Ooo-hoo ! Cif2 Themes are really a great idea 😀 the old templates really can’t compare themselves with these. 

We made some cool Christmas themes as well. It’s times like these when I’m happy we put so much work into it, because we can finally see it is all worth while !

You have to try them ! Come on.. you won’t do anything interesting in the next 5 minutes, so go to http://www.cif2.net/ , sign up and pick a Theme. You’ll feel awesome 😀 

@World is an Open Place

It really is.

And that is why there is much more need to express yourself nowadays, then it has ever been before.

Why ?

Because you can actually reach people ! You can actually get a lot of feedback and find out a lot of things that might help you in your career or in following your passions.

Seriously.

You can talk to people ! Use the power of Tweets, not only to share links to your blog or whatever, but to actually talk to people you find interesting. It’s not like you need a VIP status anymore or to have high connections, to be able to speak to an important person.

Here’s an example.

I was following this guy on @twitter. I saw that he had followers and such, no problem at that, but what did interest me was his RSS Agregator, Alltop.com. I found it really interesting and to be honest, extremely useful. I was curios how he stumbled upon the idea, so I asked him.

He told me it was made after another website and he gave me the link. Alltop was clearly a better version, though.

After a while, I found out that this guy is one of the most important people in Marketing and is also one of the biggest influencers and I was like: Oh, my.. really ? I tweeted that guy :)) (that guy made an Audi R8 as a  present to an employee) 

Oh, and btw.. that guy is Guy Kawasaki.

As I’ve typed before, the world is an open place ! You can just get there and talk to people 😀 Learn whatever you need. Of course, I don’t think ppl will answer stupid questions, so don’t boter too much with them or spam, but now you have the opportunity to actually speak to the biggest minds out there !

This is great 😀 The world has become an open place ! And you can take advantage of that.

– Florin Muresan 

Visit: How can Professors say iExist and make a name for themselves. Learning 2.0 

Tips in Webdesign – No.. I mean Real Tips :P

Doesn’t it seem weird when you receive tips for making someone a website ?

hehe.. I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong, but it’s really strange to see that someone actually pays you tips, because he likes how well he could work with you.

Clients don’t usually do that and in the last year, with all the economic crisis there have been lots of people who didn’t even pay for what they got, so this guy comes in and leaves tips.. that’s something 😛

It was a fishing equipments website, he owns the DAM.de shops in Romania. He came to Cluj to speak to me about this website and we made the concept together yesterday.

By tomorrow it will be finished and I think I’ll post it on the blog. 

I’m a New Cif :D – just got to Level 7

hehe.. this is so cool 😀

We’re working and working to bring this online as soon as possible.

We’ve integrated the new interface elements, as well as the new Levels in cif2.net

And today when I checked out my blog, I saw that I reached Level 7 and I’m a New Cif ! 😀 hehe.. can’t wait to get to Fire Cif

Fire Cifs rock 😉

oh, and yeah ! My blog changes a lot lately, because I’m still testing out the new “Cif2 Themes” module and I want to make sure it works 100%, after which I’ll just start designing some cool templates 😉

I only wish I’ll find some other designers to help me with that. 

Interface changes in cif2.net

Hey !

We’ve done some serious works on cif2.net to make it much friendlier and easier to use.

This last week, I’ve worked on designs for the Task Icon, the Rewards, the Themes and the language. I’ve designed new Level Icons !

There will be more categories of Levels, to provide a special and neat feeling to building your website or blog with cif2.net

There will also be a lot of other rewards, besides the ones from the tasks you complete and also: There are Cif2 Themes !

Hooray !

We’ve put the system online, now all we have to do is make some cool new themes.

See you all on the next post ! Soon, you’ll have your own way of saying iExist ! 

Top Free Tool to use for redimensioning Photos – Easy Thumbnails

I really use this one a lot, so I figured I should share this one with you, because you’ll surely find it very useful.

It’s very easy to use, it is smart and IT’S FREE ! and also free of malware and such.

You can get it from  http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/

Easy Thumbnails is a popular free Windows utility for creating accurate thumbnail images and scaled-down/up copies from a wide range of popular picture formats. An elegant interface makes it a snap to find your images and select them for processing individually, in groups, or in whole folders, using a simple file selector and built-in image viewer. You can use slider controls to rotate images and adjust their contrast, brightness, sharpness and quality, and check out the results with the built-in viewer.

Thumbnails can be created in any existing folder or a new folder, and you can identify them clearly by adding a prefix or suffix to their filename. If you’re an image-processing enthusiast, you’ll enjoy having a choice of eleven resampling filters for the best possible results. You can convert small batches of images inside Windows Explorer from the File menu or with a right-click of the mouse, display thumbnails in your browser, and even take advantage of command-line switches to generate thumbnails seamlessly from other programs. You can also save your thumbnails to a Web page using a HTML template that you can easily customize to create your own layouts, and there’s helpful documentation that includes full instructions and some useful tips.

 “

Awesome Web Design Workout today :D

Today was really cool 😀

CifNET

I managed to finally organize all of my stuff on my new worktop. It made me feel really good, becuase I’ve wanted to do this for a lot of time 😉

I had to organize projects I’ve worked on from 2003 to 2010. I didn’t know that I made so many things until now and was also surprised to see I had so many 3d models made by me until now. Also the domains are quite wide, Game design, 3d Artwork, Animation, Film Making, Web Design, Logo Design, Signaure Designs, Tutorials, Posters, Presentations in Flash and Powerpoint, Flash Apps, Educational Software, a Documentary, Literature, etc.

Anyway, after finishing all this, I began working on the new design for cifnet.ro, because we want to raise even more money for the cif2.net project and that would be a good way to do it.

I was not satisfied at all with how it had gone in the last session of design, but I’ve simply surprised myself today and I’m finally starting to make designs on a whole new level. Now I can trully say that I have an eye for designs.

The way it turned out is awesome and I can’t wait to work some more on it 😀 

Preturi creare site nou