Lei Yang

Lei Yang

Web Tool Final Project Spring 2011

Following portfolio Sections are for my final project of Web Tool class spring 2011.  Although I believe I am good at computer information technology, I've learned a lot of new things through this class that I have never known before, which broaden my view toward to the fast changing modern technology.

There are two parts.Portfolio Section 1 covers 3 web tools that I have explored during the semester; Portfolio Section 2 Includes ideas on how you are going to add to your Web Tools Portfolio in the future and other type of tools I am exploring.

Work History

Work History

Bookmark Tools -- SpeedyMarks

People have a need to remember some important information they have viewed. As we all know it is difficult to remember every detailed URL's we have visited. There is a favorite section for internet explore. However, it is not as powerful as a tool that is built specifically to create and manage favorite web sites.

SpeedyMarks which is based on the famous and the most powerful searching engines - Google makes it easy to create visual bookmarks and quickly open your favorite web sites. It is inspired by Operas Speed Dial feature. SpeedyMarks makes it easy to create visual bookmarks and quickly open your favorite web sites. It is inspired by Operas Speed Dial feature. The SpeedyMarks are either stored as a cookie in the browser on your local computer or on our server so that you can access them from everywhere.

SpeedyMarks also works for iphone, it uses screenshots to show a preview of the stored web sites. Special aid is provided to enter even complex URLs quickly.

SpeedyMarks is a visual bookmarking site. I recommend checking out SpeedyMarks if you are a visual person who rather browse through pictures of thumbnails the URL links.

I think any people can use SpeedyMarks to help them increase their memories.

Photo Tools -- Pho.to

Pho.to is easy to use and it lets you enhance your photos and have fun with them - easily, anytime, anywhere. Its editing tools let you make the best of your photos with a single click, as well as apply different artistic effects and have fun with your favorite pictures.

With photo editing software, it doesn't matter how messed up your images might be, you are going to have the tools to fix them. You don't need to settle for lackluster pictures anymore.

I know how to edit and enhance pictures with powerful tool Photoshop. However a lot of people don't know how to use such a good photo editing software. It is a cool news for them. Some photo editing software comes with a little bit of a learning curve, but that's to be expected when you're dealing with software that's geared more towards seasoned professionals. Luckily, there are programs with streamlined feature sets for those of us that haven't been in the industry for a number of years. Whether you choose one or the other depends greatly on what you need your photo editing software to do and your level of experience. You will find programs that will meet the needs of the seasoned professionals while gently ushering new users through the process.

There is no limit to what you can do with photo editing software. Any error one of your photos might have can be fixed with a few clicks of your mouse. You don't even have to hire someone to edit your photos for you. A lot of these programs are easy enough for computer novices to figure out in a flash. You might run into a learning curve with some of these programs, but it won't be hard to find the help you need to get going. When you get moving, you're going to wonder why you didn't have photo editing software in your life before.

I think Pho.to can be applied to group of people that want to share edit and share their pictures. 

Social Network Tools -- Contapps

Contapps is useful because today more and more people start to use high tech cell phones such as Apple iphone.Contapps works better with small application on the tiny PC – smart mobile phone.  It will be convenient for people with such equipment to communicate with each other with Contapps.It will provide a lot of interactions more than simple text message.

Contapps boosts your android contacts with customized widgets and a fresh look & feel. Discover new ways to interact with your mobile community and stay tuned for more cool widgets & updates…

 The Features for Contapps are as follows:

•Redesigned interface that is fresh and pretty cool to work with

•Nice grid view of the contacts

•Swipe to search contacts or sort them out

•Search about contacts on Google instantly

•Also integrated with Google Maps – shows your living place friends and family members on maps

•A central hub for everything about contacts that includes their Facebook and Twitter updates along with support for chat

Contapps can be applied to an intimate group of people, such as family members and close friends.It is fun and not that hard to use. However, I don’t think it will be a good idea using that for business purpose because of the strict requirement for privacy information.



Other type of tools

There are many other categories I want to explore, such as entertainment, food, sport, travel, etc., because every people need to relax after hard working.

For instance, I found Boxee on go2web20.net, which gives you a true entertainment experience to enjoy your movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, Last.fm, and flickr.

The amazing part of this tool is that Boxee connects your social life to your TV to get recommendations from your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Never miss out on the latest funny video, and if you find a new gem, share it with your friends with a click of the remote.

ideas on how you are going to add to your Web Tools Portfolio in the future

This website VisualCV is built very clean and functional. People can edit and add anything related to their professional achievement.

For future reference, I will do following modifications. 1st, I will add my real working experience and education background into the portfolio instead of the final project sections; 2nd, I will change the picture on my CV to my actual portrait, which will make it professional; 3rd, I will enhance the grammar and phrase I am going to use. It is very important, because it will leave viewers good impression. Finally, I will add more pictures and even video clips to make it more attracting.