Mobile Service Providers That Offer Free E-Mail to SMS Interface

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Many mobile service providers from around the world offer free e-mail to SMS service (receiver may still be charged). For a list of companies that will allow you to send free SMS from your web applications visit Uptime Robot. It’s not always possible to get internet access to check e-mails, but you can receive an SMS anywhere you can make a call on a cell phone.

Google’s Own URL Shortener

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Google has it’s own URL shortener at goo.gl. According to Matt Cutt’s blog it was created so Google could use it for its own products, but then they decided to make it available to the public. If you log in to your Google account, you’ll get analytics and history features for the URLs you’ve shortened with number clicks, traffic sources and visitor profiles. Looks like it doesn’t have a feature yet to preview the full URL before clicking on it.

YouTube to MP3 Converter

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You simply add the URL from the YouTube video or one of several other video services supported at Video2mp3, click convert and it spits it an URL where you can download the mp3 file. This may be working well for lengthy speeches for example that you can then listen to on your mp3 player. There are copyright implications, so be sure to read the terms of service which state that the “illicit exchanges of recordings and protected works as well as the hacking harm artistic creation can result in legal action”. You have to agree to follow all laws and not copy restricted materials.

Analyze Web Page Performance

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The web page performance test on WebPageTest.orggives you an overall speed test score with first view and repeat view data. The data is presented in numbers and as a graphic and also offers a full optimization checklist that includes info and tips on images, combining CSS and JS and cookies for example. This comprehensive test also offers the option to test multiple pages and compare them against each other.

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Advertising On The Edge

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If you’re stuck with your design project and you need to step back and get the big picture, take a look at I Believe in Advertising. It’s a blog with an ongoing list of advertising campaigns from around the world.

See how creative teams come up with yet another clever ad for pest control, cars or household cleaners. The creativity out there is mind boggling! If you’re currently working on a campaign you can submit your own project for inclusion on the site.


Advertising Agency: DraftFCB, Jakarta, Indonesia
Creative Director: Widyalupi Nonis
Art Directors: Defitriadi, Ridward Ongsano
Copywriter: Indah Larasati
DI Artist: Defitriadi
Photographer: Budi Han