September 29, 2014

Easy Way of Translating PDF on Mac

One of the banes of translation is certainly dealing with PDF. Introduced in the early 1990s, it was mainly used as means of prepress proofing. Containing information on its text formatting and inline image, the file format is intended to display the file properly without requiring the receiver to have any desktop publishing software, and not meant to be edited. Its convenience and popularity, however, gave rise to clueless client, and agencies, sending PDF files to be translated.
Back in my Windows days, my favorite tool in handling PDF is Iceni's Infix PDF Editor. It's a cool program that lets you edit PDF file directly, making it easy to correct typos. And in addition to editing PDF, Infix also makes it easy to translate PDF while retaining its original layout. Another good news is, especially for Mac translator, like yours truly, Iceni now has Mac version of Infix.

September 11, 2014

Four Simple Steps to Improve Cloud Security

The past couple of weeks were filled with news about nude celebrity photo hack. These celebrities, apparently, have something in common. They all use iPhone and have the default setting on the Camera Roll, which backs up their photos automatically to iCloud. Unfortunately, some people managed to hack into their iCloud accounts and published their private pictures on the Internet. This whole Celebgate create a doubt on the security of cloud storage, particularly the iCloud.

September 2, 2014

Easy Way to Embed Rich Media Responsively

Responsive web design

Responsive has been the buzzword in web design in the recent years, and it is for good reasons. A website designed responsively, or responsive web design (RWD), automatically adapts the layout based on screen size of the device user is using to provide optimal viewing experience. As a result, RWD minimizes page resizing, panning, and scrolling, thus provides user with easy reading and navigation.

Embedding responsive rich media

One of the challenges of RWD is embedding rich third-party media responsively. This is because many rich media, such as YouTube, Google Maps, Instagram, Vine, do not provide responsive embed code, thus breaking an already responsive web page.

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