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Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome’s Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 BetaGoogle’s got a new “Crankshaft” in its bleeding-edge Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 is out to prove its modern mettle, Firefox 4 is nearly complete, and Opera’s adding extensions. It’s a good time to put these browsers head to head.

We’ve done a few of these tests before, and we’ve got our testing method well in hand. Two variations this go-round, though. One is that Opera 11 beta, too, has extensions. We tried to install roughly equal extensions, in function, on each browser, but Opera’s market is just a bit too young to included everything we needed. We’ll note what was missing within the results. We also installed Chrome’s “Canary” build, the test build with the most up-to-date features and fixes, even newer than in the risky Dev channel, to check out the Crankshaft JavaScript engine we’d heard so much about.

Now—on with the tests. Click on any of the images below for a larger view.

Boot-Up and Warm Loading—Winner: Tie—Chrome 10 (Canary) and Opera 10!

When it comes to cold boot-ups (a.k.a. just after booting up), Opera has the ever-so-slight edge. When booting up again, or bringing up after a little inactivity, Opera and Chrome 10, in its “Canary” form, are nearly instant in raising up—so close that human-measured timers might be too close to call. Firefox 4 beta 7 had some seriously long start-up delays, such that we were throwing out 20-second results more than once to try and reach equilibrium.

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

Tab Loading—Winner: Chrome 8 (Stable)!

How is the stable, consumer-facing version of Chrome slightly better at handling the quick loading of nine tabs—including YouTube, Hulu, Lifehacker and Gizmodo, and each browsers’ own home page, plus Google? We have no idea, but keep in mind that Chrome Canary is a rougher build of both engine and interface than what’s normally put out by the Chrome team, so optimizations may happen down the line.

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

JavaScript—Winner: Chrome 10 (Canary)!

Google’s polite boasts about their JavaScript engine improvements aren’t just corporate boilerplate. It looks like Crankshaft puts Chrome just past its previous mark, helping it to load script-heavy sites like Gmail. Notable in this round, too, is Internet Explorer finishing its JavaScript test without crashing or failing out—a first!

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

DOM/CSS—Winner: Opera 11!

Odd to see Chrome 10 work a bit slower at processing page layout elements and other aspects of design, while Opera’s latest beta release does some serious leapfrogging. IE9 beta was, alas, unable to complete the test.

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

Memory Use (No Extensions)—Winner: Firefox 3.6!

In its naked form, we’ve learned over these tests, Firefox can actually be pretty light on memory. It was a close call with Opera, but the current Mozilla browser wins out. IE9 beta turns in a fairly decent performance, too.

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

Memory Use (With Extensions)—Winner: Firefox 3.6!

It’s a tough call, because one extension, Cooliris, wasn’t available for both the beta-level Firefox 4, or in much any form for Opera 11’s nascent extension market. But we went and tested what we could get anyways, and it appeared as though Firefox 3.6 was still pretty good with memory, even with five extensions installed and nine tabs loaded.

Browser Speed Tests: IE 9 Beta, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, and Opera 11 Beta

The Scores

No matter what formula you rank a browser on, the “winner” is the one that best fits your needs, whether in design, online experience, or pure, raw speed. But since we’ve already got the numbers all tabulated here, we thought you’d like to see how the browsers scored on their “test.” We rated each of the 7 browsers in the categories they were tested in, then scored them university-style against the total number of points they could have received. The major difference is in the browsers that do offer extensions—five of the seven competed in that area, too.

  • Chrome 10 (Canary): 72.5%
  • Opera 10: 71.4%
  • Chrome 8 (Stable): 70
  • Opera 11 beta: 62.5%
  • Firefox 4 beta 7: 52.5%
  • Firefox 3.6.13: 52.5%
  • Internet Explorer 9 beta: 45.7%
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10 mest populære gratis-programmer til Windows i 2010

Soluto Is an Awesome Tool to Speed Up Your System Boot, Fix System Slowdowns

Soluto Is an Awesome Tool to Speed Up Your System Boot, Fix System Slowdowns
Soluto tracks your boot time and gives you the break down on what applications are causing hang ups-including grouping them into “No-Brainger” and “Potentially Removable” groups for easy weeding.

LookInMyPC Is a Must-Have Tool for Computer Troubleshooting

Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010
LookInMyPC is an at-a-glance tool that puts all your system information-in detail-right in front of you. You can find all this information by digging through your computer with various Windows tools, of course, but it’s extremely convenient to have everything in one place.

Snow Transformation Pack Makes Your Windows Desktop Look Like Mac OS X

Snow Transformation Pack Makes Your Windows Desktop Look Like Mac OS X
You like the look of Mac OS X but you want to stick with windows-for work, for gaming, for a deep seated sense that Steve Jobs is out to get you. Snow Transformation Pack overhauls the Windows interface to look like OS X. This isn’t just a lame icon pack, this is a total transformation.

FlashHacker Keeps Flash Videos in Full Screen on Your Dual MonitorsMost Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010

You wouldn’t think it would be so hard to enjoy flash video in full screen on your secondary monitor, but without tools like FlashHacker it’s quite a headache. Enjoy South Park in full screen on your extra monitor while working in your primary.

CCleaner Enhancer Makes CCleaner Even Better, Now Cleans 270 New AppsCCleaner Enhancer Makes CCleaner Even Better, Now Cleans 270 New Apps

What could make the popular computer cleaning and tweaking application CCleaner even better? CCleaner Enhancer extends the reach of CCleaner by expanding its database of programs and the digital debris they leave behind.

ZeuApp Downloads 82 Awesome Open Source AppsZeuApp Downloads 82 Awesome Open Source Apps

If you love open source apps and you want an easy way to download them in bulk (or introduce a friend to the gift of open source), ZeuApp makes it dead simple to batch download 82 great open-source applications.

Google Map Buddy Generates High Resolution, Full Size Area MapsMost Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010

Google Map Buddy is a free and portable application with a singular focus: leaching high-res captures from Google Maps. If you’ve ever wanted to wallpaper your office with a map of the downtown, now’s your chance.

Steam Mover Relocates Applications to Free Up Space on Your Primary DriveSteam Mover Relocates Applications to Free Up Space on Your Primary Drive

Steam Mover is a handy application, originally designed for gamers, that makes it dead simple to move infrequently used applications from your primary drive to a secondary drive. It’s not 100% foolproof but it works really well for most applications.

Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 DiscMost Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010

Windows 7 install discs are edition specific-unless you use Ei.cfg. If you’ve got a valid disc but the wrong edition key you can still use the disc to install the right edition for the key you have. It’s an invaluable tool when you’ve got valid discs, valid keys, but not in matching editions.

ToneCheck Stops You from Sending Passive Aggressive (or Plain Aggressive) Emails

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ToneCheck is an Outlook plug-in that checks the tone and word selection of your email and warns you before you fire off an email you might regret. Although the idea is promising our testing yielded mixed results-human emotion and intention are, after all, quite difficult for a computer to analyze.

HTC Home Brings the HTC Weather Widget to Windows 7

Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010
If you’re a big fan of the HTC mobile phone interface HTC Home puts the clock and weather widget from HTC phones right on your desktop.

uTorrent 2.0 Brings Performance Updates, Bandwidth Control, UDP Support, and More

Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010
uTorrent is a wildly popular BitTorrent client, earlier this year it updated to version 2.0 and brought a host of new features including bandwidth management, UDP support, and other improvements.

Pale Moon Is a Faster Firefox Clone for WindowsPale Moon Is a Faster Firefox Clone for Windows

If you love Firefox but you’d like it to be a little snappier, Pale Moon is a Firefox clone optimized for speed. It’s a Windows-specific build and it clocks in at 25% faster than a stock Firefox install.

Disk Space Fan Analyzes Hard Drive Space with a Dash of Eye CandyMost Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010

Your hard drive is full again and you’re not sure why. Out of control temp files? Overly complete Hello Kitty collection? Disk Space Fan gives you a quick and dirty visual analysis of your hard drive usage. Once you scan a drive you can drill down quickly to see what folders and sub-folders are sucking up what disk space.

Freemake Is a Remarkably Simple, Yet Feature-Filled Video Converter and EditorFreemake Is a Remarkably Simple, Yet Feature-Filled Video Converter and Editor

There are a lot of video conversion apps floating around. Freemake stands out thanks to a dead simple interface that guides even the greenest video converting newbie through the process without a hiccup. Whether you’re converting for your iPod, your cell phone, or burning to a DVD, Freemake has a simple workflow you can follow.

MultiBootISOs Boots Multiple Operating Systems from a USB DriveMultiBootISOs Boots Multiple=

If you’re up in the air on which OS you want to run off your thumb drive MultiBootISOs enables multi-boot support on your USB devices. You can load as many operating systems as your thumb drive can hold and select between them at boot.

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Gode artikler om webshop produkt-sider

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Hvordan e-mail virker (MTA, MDA, MUA)!

Email, as simple as it is to use, relies on a more complicated set of operating procedures than that of the Web. For most users, its operation is transparent, which means that it is not necessary to understand how email works in order to be able to use it.

However, the short introduction below has been provided to help users understand its basic principles, give them an idea of how to best configure their email clients and inform them about the underlying mechanisms of spam.

How email works

Email is based around the use of electronic mailboxes. When an email is sent, the message is routed from server to server, all the way to the recipient’s email server. More precisely, the message is sent to the mail server tasked with transporting emails (called the MTA, for Mail Transport Agent) to the recipient’s MTA. On the Internet, MTAs communicate with one another using the protocol SMTP, and so are logically called SMTP servers (or sometimes outgoing mail servers).

The recipient’s MTA then delivers the email to the incoming mail server (called the MDA, for Mail Delivery Agent), which stores the email as it waits for the user to accept it. There are two main protocols used for retrieving email on an MDA:

  • POP3 (Post Office Protocol), the older of the two, which is used for retrieving email and, in certain cases, leaving a copy of it on the server.
  • IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), which is used for coordinating the status of emails (read, deleted, moved) across multiple email clients. With IMAP, a copy of every message is saved on the server, so that this synchronisation task can be completed.

For this reason, incoming mail servers are called POP servers or IMAP servers, depending on which protocol is used.

Schematic diagram of MTA-MDA-MUA

To use a real-world analogy, MTAs act as the post office (the sorting area and mail carrier, which handle message transportation), while MDAs act as mailboxes, which store messages (as much as their volume will allow) until the recipients check the box. This means that it is not necessary for recipients to be connected in order for them to be sent email.

To keep everyone from checking other users’ emails, MDA is protected by a user name called a login and by a password.

Retrieving mail is done using a software program called an MUA (Mail User Agent).

When the MUA is a program installed on the user’s system, it is called an email client (such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora Mail, Incredimail or Lotus Notes).

When it is a web interface used for interacting with the incoming mail server, it is called webmail.

Open relay

By default, and for historical reasons, it is not necessary to authenticate oneself to send email, which means that it is very easy to falsify one’s own address when sending mail.

For this reason, nearly all Internet service providers lock down their SMTP servers to that only their subscribers can use them, or more precisely only machines whose IP address belongs to the ISP’s domain. This explains why travelling users must modify the outgoing server settings in their email clients each time they move to a new home or business.

When an organisation’s email server is improperly configured and allows third-party users on any network to send emails, this is called an open relay.

Open relays are generally used by spammers, as using them hides the true origins of their messages. As a result, many ISPs keep an up-to-date blacklist of open relays, to keep subscribers from receiving messages from such servers.

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Hvor lang (eller kort) bør en hjemmeside titel være?

  • How short? If you want to keep your whole title in SERPs, create a title tag containing fewer than 70 characters including spaces.
  • Does title length effect ranking algorithm? Despite the fact that Google cuts off long titles in the SERPs after a certain number of characters (normally 64-70 – depending on your own word breaks), it actually “reads” and takes into account the whole title as we have seen many times that pages with longer titles perform for keyword searches where the search terms were towards the end of the tag;
  • Why to keep it short? Having bold search term in the visible part of the title (before the three periods or ellipsis) works rather for clickability than rankings as people are more likely to “scan” and click the title containing the search term in bold. So most important is not to actually keep it short but to add your keywords closer to the beginning (“Keep the most important stuff at the front then trail off into secondary and/or synonymous phrases”).
  • Should it really be that short after all? Longer titles may generate more long tail searches – therefore it must be a clever idea to craft a title that consists of more than 70 characters but follow the following formula: [Your primarily keywords go in the first part – Your keyword synonyms and related terms go in the second part].
  • Read more: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/how-long-should-the-page-title-tag-be/9405/#ixzz13GQPB1tN

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    HTTP Status Codes that the Web Server can return – Definitions

    HTTP Status Code – 301 Moved Permanently

    The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource SHOULD use one of the returned URIs.

    Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/301

    HTTP Status Code – 302 Found

    The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. Since the redirection might be altered on occasion, the client SHOULD continue to use the Request-URI for future requests.

    Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/302

    Admin Note: 2005-03-14 – During the past several months, many discussions have been taking place in the search engine marketing communities concerning what many refer to as pagejacking. What you are about to read concerns everyone who has a website online, this is not an isolated incident. Those who are involved with the page jacking issues may not even know that they are causing harm to those they are linking to using a 302 Found redirect. Many of the 302s are generated from exit tracking scripts.

    HTTP Status Code – 304 Not Modified

    If the client has performed a conditional GET request and access is allowed, but the document has not been modified, the server SHOULD respond with this status code. The 304 response MUST NOT contain a message-body, and thus is always terminated by the first empty line after the header fields.

    HTTP Status Code – 307 Temporary Redirect

    The requested resource resides temporarily under a different URI. Since the redirection MAY be altered on occasion, the client SHOULD continue to use the Request-URI for future requests. This response is only cacheable if indicated by a Cache-Control or Expires header field.

    Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/307

    HTTP Status Code – 400 Bad Request

    The request could not be understood by the server due to malformed syntax. The client SHOULD NOT repeat the request without modifications.

    HTTP Status Code – 401 Unauthorized

    The request requires user authentication. The response MUST include a WWW-Authenticate header field containing a challenge applicable to the requested resource.

    HTTP Status Code – 403 Forbidden

    The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it. Authorization will not help and the request SHOULD NOT be repeated.

    HTTP Status Code – 404 Not Found

    The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.

    Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/404

    HTTP Status Code – 410 Gone

    The requested resource is no longer available at the server and no forwarding address is known. This condition is expected to be considered permanent. Clients with link editing capabilities SHOULD delete references to the Request-URI after user approval.

    If the server does not know, or has no facility to determine, whether or not the condition is permanent, the status code 404 Not Found SHOULD be used instead. This response is cacheable unless indicated otherwise.

    Test URI: /w3c/status-codes/410

    HTTP Status Code – 500 Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.

    HTTP Status Code – 501 Not Implemented

    The server does not support the functionality required to fulfill the request. This is the appropriate response when the server does not recognize the request method and is not capable of supporting it for any resource.

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    Jailbreak

    Med JailbreakMe 2.0 kan du frigøre dig fra Apples kontrolmani. Det har længe kunnet lade sig gøre at jailbreake tidligere udgaver af iPhone, men det har været en lidt omstændelig affære, der krævede tilslutning til en computer for at fungere.

    Den nye løsning virker direkte fra telefonens Safari-browser og kan jailbreake alt fra iPhone 4 med iOS 4.0 og iOS 4.0.1 til iPhone 3GS og 3G, iPod G3 og G2 samt iPad med iOS 3.2.1. Når du har jailbreaket dit iDevice vil du have programmet Cydia installeret på din hjemmeskærm, hvilket blandt andet giver dig adgang til uautoriserede apps.

    Det er såre simpelt at anvende det nye JailbreakMe 2.0. Du skal blot gå til webadressen www.jailbreakme.com via din telefons Safari-browser, bruge slideren og så ellers læne dig tilbage og vente på, at din telefon bliver jailbreaket.

    Det skal dog siges, at dette jailbreak på nuværende tidspunkt har et par kendte fejl. Dels kan der efter jailbreaket opstå problemer med MMS og Facetime på din iPhone 4, og dels er serveren så overbelastet af de mange jailbreaks, at du kan være nødt til at bruge en alternativ server for at få det til at virke. Den alternative webadresse er www.jailbreakme.modmyi.com.

    Husk for alt i verden at lave en backup af din telefon eller iPod via iTunes, inden du kaster dig ud i et jailbreak.

    Her kan du se en video, som viser, hvordan JailbreakMe 2.0 virker.

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    Video på nettet: dos and don’ts

    Styrk din virksomheds hjemmeside med video – det koster ikke kassen, hvis du selv vil holde kameraet. Kforum har samlet en række gode råd til, hvordan du kommer bedst fra start. Og et par advarsler: Brug ikke video når der findes mere simple løsninger med andre medier. Eller når du ikke ved hvem, du taler til. Eller når din video stinker. Det sidste gør artiklens forbilledlige video-eksempler ikke.

    Der er stor forskel på, hvilke typer video der egner sig til selv-produktion. En af de bedst egnede genrer er interviewet, som ofte kan udføres rimeligt smertefrit. Uddannelses- og instruktionsvideoer kan også være ret lette at gå til.

    Men alarmklokkerne bør lyde, hvis du så småt er i gang med at udtænke gakkede firma-maskotter og forrygende story-boards til en totalt crazy social media-kampagne, du sagtens kan se køre i mange år ud i fremtiden ”lidt ligesom DSBs Harry-reklamer, bare sjovere”.

    Her kommer fem eksempler på firma-videoer, som benytter enkle virkemidler på en god måde.

    Poul Stig Briller filmer kunden under brilleprøvningen. Så kan kunden gå hjem og se sig selv med de nye briller på Poul Stig Brillers videoblog

    Understøt din forretning med video

    Poul Stig Briller har oprettet en videoblog, hvortil de uploader videoer af kunder filmet under brilleprøvningen. På den måde kan kunderne hjemmefra overveje, hvilke briller passer dem bedst og vise videoen til familie og venner. Det er enkelt, praktisk og tænkt ind i de sociale mediers kontekst. Ifølge Gudlín Gná Ingvarsdóttir fra Poul Stig Briller, som fortalte om firmaets erfaringer på konferencen Videoday, benytter kunderne nærmest uden undtagelse videobloggen.  Tilmed mere end en gang.

    Kort instruktionsvideo fra Aarstidernes Madbio om, hvordan man tilbereder couscous. Madbios koncept er at hjælpe kunderne til at få det bedst mulige udbytte ud af Aarstidernes produkt. På den måde bruger firmaet video til at opbygge gode kunderelationer

    Aarstidernes video er langt fra glat reklame. Videoen er praktisk og nede på jorden.

    Med video bør du give kunderne noget, de ikke allerede får. Video skal ikke bruges til selvfed produktfremvisning eller selvhøjtidelige CEO-interviews. Giv hellere seeren nye anvendelsesmuligheder for produkter, ny viden og brugsvejledninger. Eller måske et indblik i spændende skabelsesprocesser, som denne making of video fra Normann Copenhagen.

    Jyskebank.tv er navnet på Jyske Banks professionelle web-tv-kanal, som her besøger en eksklusiv dansk chokolademager i Connecticut. Jyske Bank har endvidere kanalen “inside” som sendes en gang om måneden i arbejdstiden og udelukkende vises internt i organisationen via intranettet

    Nyhedskriterierne gælder også på nettet. Og de gælder, selv om videoen er til intern brug. Få gider høre deres CEO tale i tyve stive minutter om visioner og arbejdsforhold, der ikke har umiddelbar og håndfast relevans. Generelt siger man om video til nettet, at jo kortere video, desto bedre. For seertallet falder drastisk, som sekunderne tæller. Så kom ud med dit budskab, og det i en fart.

    I en tid, hvor YouTube-indslag drøftes over spisebordet på lige fod med fjernsynsudsendelser, kan det virke tillokkende at gøre viral succes til et mål i sig selv. At skabe en viral videosucces er dog blot et middel, og det skal strategisk overvejes nøje før brug. Dertil kommer, at vellykket viralitet absolut ikke er noget, man lige kan trække i en automat. Overvej om det, du laver, har relevans og formål, eller om du er i gang med at udtænke noget, der ”bare” er sjovt. En god idé er at have en konkret handling fra modtageren som målsætning for videoen.

    Denne ultrakorte produktdemonstration af en foldbar tragt fra Normann Copenhagen viser på 10 sekunder det unikke ved produktet. Det er overflødigt at sige mere

    Råd om de enkelte genrer

    Der er forskellige krav og forskellige forberedelser afhængig af, hvilken genre film du ønsker at producere. Her er nogle wiki-råd til at producere den korte fortællingsfilm, og her er råd til dig, der gerne vil lave en dokumentarfilm. På sitet dvoted.net, som er et forum for unge nordiske filmmagere, kan du desuden hente gode råd til filmproduktion i artikelform.

    Hvad koster det at lave film?

    Video til nettet kan produceres til en overskuelig pris. En startpakke, der indeholder et anstændigt kamera, mikrofon og kamerastativ, kan sammensættes fra 2.500 kroner og opefter. Husk, at det tager tid at lave video, så hav tålmodighed.

    Det er svært at lave direkte prissammenligninger med professionelt udført arbejde, da prisen afhænger stærkt af opgaven. Et fingerpeg om prisniveauet kan dette eksempel dog give: Opgaven lød på indendørs interviews på forskellige adresser. En dags professionelle optagelser og en dags redigering resulterede i fem minutters fint, færdigredigeret video. Prisen var 10.000 kroner.

    Overvej din cost-benefit ved den professionelle hyre op imod det professionelle resultat – nogle gange betaler det sig, andre gange ikke.

    Under vinter-OL 2010 blev en række danske atleter udstyret med hver deres videokamera. Målet var, at de skulle lave videodagbøger om deres oplevelser i Vancouver. En af grundene til tiltaget var, at der generelt ikke var megen dækning af de danske atleter. Produktionen var selvsagt ikke i top, men for dem, der interesserede sig for den danske OL deltagelse, var det en god service. Løsningen kostede omkring 25.000 kroner i hardware og serverplads på nettet

    Når videoen skal online

    Brug Flash-format, når videoen skal på nettet – det er langt det mest udbredte format. Du kan få din video konverteret automatisk ved at uploade videoen til et af de gængse videosites, eksempelvis YouTube eller Vimeo. Efter den er uploadet, kan du embedde videoen på dit eget site eller blog, og det samme kan alle andre.

    Vælg den rette host til dine videoer. YouTube er det suverænt mest benyttede videosite, hvad angår mængden af uploadet materiale, søgninger og antallet af views. YouTube er dog nødvendigvis ikke det bedste for dig. Alternativt kan du benytte Vimeo, som har bedre billedkvalitet. Det koster omkring 60 dollars at oprette en Vimeo+ konto, som du skal bruge, hvis du uploader mere end en HD-video om ugen.

    Husk af hensyn til søgemaskineoptimering at tagge din video med relevante tags, når du lægger den på dine valgte medier. Sørg for at tagge videoens emne, medvirkende, location og selvfølgelig din virksomheds navn.

    Tips til det tekniske

    Lad dig ikke skræmme af de tekniske begrænsninger. Det er indholdet, der tæller, når man vælger at se en video på nettet. For eksempel opdateres Danmarks Badminton Forbunds YouTube-kanal jævnligt med videoer, der alle er optaget med et pocket video camera til omkring 1.000-1.500 kroner. Og brænder man for badminton, kan man godt overleve en mindre professionel produktion. Det er kommunikationsansvarlig hos DBF, Trine Bay, som hovedsageligt laver indslagene. Trine Bay var tidligere på året oplægsholder på en K-dag med fokus på video som presseindsats.

    Når det er sagt, er der selvfølgelig grænser for, hvor meget teknisk sjusk man kan udsætte sine seere for. Derfor får du her nogle praktiske råd til at optimere dine videooptagelser:

    • Brug ekstern mikrofon – den i kameraet indbyggede mikrofon er sjældent god nok. Så invester i en mikrofon og undgå svag lyd og den værste baggrundsstøj.
    • Brug stativ – kamerarystelser kan være rigtig irriterende for seeren og bør undgås med en tripod, hvor situationen tillader det.
    • Undgå modlys – hav ikke et vindue i baggrunden, for det slører, hvad du filmer. Lav om muligt optagelserne udendørs. Gråvejr er godt.
    • Undgå ekko – optag ikke i tomme lokaler og lokaler med klinkegulv.
    • Du er instruktøren – fortæl folk, hvad du gerne vil have dem til at gøre. Når du har instruktørhatten på, er det vigtigt, at du dirigerer folk både med deres bevægelser og det, de siger.
    • Løb svarene igennem – i interviewsituationer kan det hjælpe interviewpersonen til et bedre svar at få lov til at løbe spørgsmålene igennem et par gange. Husk: svarene bliver ofte for lange, så hjælp med til at præcisere de interviewedes svar.
    • Om’ere er ok – vær ikke bange for at tage en optagelse om.

    En video-tjekliste fra Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab

    Brug video når…

    • Din historie er visuel egnet, overraskende eller inspirerende.
    • Din anledning eller dit budskab er aktuelt.
    • Du skal demonstrere noget eller uddanne seeren.
    • Du har interviewpersoner, som tager sig godt ud på video.
    • Alt andet slår fejl.

    Brug ikke video når…

    • Der findes mere simple løsninger med andre medier.
    • Du ikke ved hvem, du taler til.
    • Din video stinker.

    Din video skal…

    • Være god nok til at kunne tåle at blive set af både venner og fremmede.
    • Have ren og tydelig lyd.
    • Have et definerbart formål.
    • Gerne vare to minutter eller mindre.
    • Være velplanlagt.

    Christian F. Andersen har været med på dette års Videoday og på K-dag om video som presseredskab.

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    Marokansk lam / Lam Mrousiya

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    Ras el Hanout: Krydderiopskrifter handler meget om at finde sin egen special blend. Denne virker, men bland selv for at få den smag, der passer bedst.

    Alle ingredienserne bankes godt igennem i morteren. Et godt råd kan være at tage dem en ad gangen og hælde dem sammen i en skål.

    Hvis man endelig køber det færdigt, så giv det noget ekstra safran. Det er som regel altid safranen, de snyder med, fordi safran er så kostbart.

    Smen: Til Lam Mrousiya skal man som udgangspunkt også bruge det særlige nordafrikanske fedstof, der går under navnet smen. Den kan også laves på europæisk vis:

    Smørret smeltes langsomt i en gryde sammen med oreganoen. Det simrer i en halvtimes tid og stilles så til side.

    Posen med oregano tages op, og smørret hældes over i en anden gryde gennem en sigte – og uden at vallen kommer med. Salt smen’en med lidt havsalt efter behov.

    Den færdige smen kan kommes på et sterilt sylteglas og gemmes i en 3-5 måneder.

    Lam Mrousiya: Læg lammeskankene i en solid, tykbundet gryde (med låg til). Massér Ras el Hanout’en godt ind i kødet, så det er dækket på alle sider. Kom olie, smen, boullion og honning ved. Der skal stå godt med væske op omkring omkring kødet. Giv det evt. lidt mere bouillon. Kom rosinerne ved.

    Læg låg på, stil gryden i ovnen på 180 grader, og lad den stå der i mindst 3 timer, gerne 4 timer.

    Rist de hele, smuttede mandler på en tør pande over middel varme til de får brune kinder – ikke mere, for s å bliver de bitre. Stil dem væk.

    Efter 3-4 timer skal gryden ud af ovnen og over på komfuret. Nu tages kødet op og holdes varmt.

    Der vil nok ligge et lag olie/smen øverst i suppen. Det fjerner man så meget som muligt af med en ske eller skummer det væk. Så reduceres suppen godt ind, gerne en tredjedel eller mere. Så kommes kødet tilbage og varmes op i saucen. De ristede mandler drysses over hver portion.

    Tilbehør: cous cous, en fintsnittet salat og en løgrelish.

    Ingredienser

    Lam Mrousiya:
    4 lammeskanke
    4 spiseskefulde raz el hanout
    3 spiseskefulde olie
    3 spiseskefulde smen (kan erstattes med olie eller klaret smør)
    1/2 liter bouillon (kalv, okse, lam eller hvad man nu har, ægte eller lavet på terning. Kan erstattes af vand)
    4 spiseskefulde honning. (Gerne en flydende, lidt mørk sag)
    50 gram rosiner
    50-60 gram hele, afskallede, ristede mandler

    Ras el Hanout:
    1-2 tsk. allehånde – gerne hel – ellers stødt
    1 hel muskatnød eller 1 til 1 1/2 tsk. stødt
    30 tråde safran
    2 tsk. sort peber (hele korn)
    1 stang hel kanel
    2 tsk. kardemommefrø eller stødt kardemomme
    2 tsk. muskatblomme (hel eller stødt)
    2-3 tsk. tørret, hel ingefær eller 2 tsk. stødt
    2 tsk. gurkemeje
    2 tsk. korianderfrø
    1 tsk. fennikelfrø
    1/2 lille, tørret chili
    2 tsk. havsalt
    2 tsk. gurkemeje

    NB! Ras el Hanout kan købes i specialbutikker eller på nettet, f.eks. Letz Shop, Sankt Jakobs Gade 4, 2100 Kbh. Ø – www.danielletz.com eller via www.altgodt.dk

    Smen:
    1 pakke usaltet smør
    1 spiseskefuld tørret oregano eller merian pakket i gazepose.
    Lidt havsalt