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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options. While determining the length of an individual line of text isn't a herculean task, it does require a little leg work. Because browsers parse the text children of HTML tags as a single text node, in order to calculate positioning within that text we need to split it up.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: 2013 is Mobile, and the Game Layer

We were roused from the long weekend this morning by the sound of a steady drumbeat, "mobile, mobile, mobile". It's time to get off the sidelines and start planning for how you are going to reach your audience on their smartphones. For those of you with midyear fiscal calendars, you've got about 4 months to convince your Board it is time to get on board. We're also taking a look at gamification, and where it is today. Is gamification like flying cars, a cool idea but an impractical technology? Or are we going to see some real innovation in the space now that mobile is such a big player?

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Insights, Box of Awesome, and Wake and Tweet

This morning we're checking out yet another awesome looking insights tool, pondering an advocates box of awesome, and that favorite college past time Wake and, er...Tweet.

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Lindsay Garber's picture

A Resolution to Master the Internet

I’m new around here. In fact, this is my first blog post as a Ditto. I’m not only new to EchoDitto, I’m pretty new to the whole tech world. But in my short time here, I’ve found it’s the perfect place to be in this position.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Google Ad Jujutsu, Trust Barometer, Spreadable not Sticky

Today we learned that Google ads have gone mobile with location aware options, and we're thinking about how to do some serious jujutsu for social good. Edelman tells us that Technology companies are the most trusted type of business out there blush. And, like a good peanut butter, the best content isn't sticky, it is spreadable.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Google+, Infographics, and Facebook Times

This morning we’re taking another look at Google+ in the wake of the news that is has surpassed Twitter in terms of users. We’ve got a nice little collection of infographic design sites, too. And finally, what is the right time to post to Facebook?

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Crisis Communication, Valentine's Day, and Listening

It should come as no surprise that we're talking about communicating this morning. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place? Not the kind for when your website goes down, or Congress sinks your favorite legislation. The one for the time when one of your own is under massive fire from the internet. Next up, you should thank your members or audience more often, and in that spirit, you should listen to folks close to home a little more often too.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Facebook Marketing and Conferences

Today we’re spending some time with the Facebook team for a live chat on the topic of marketing stats, then we’ve got a huge list of conferences you should be considering this year. Something for everyone this beautiful Friday morning.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: SEO and Coding

We’re going to keep this short and sweet today. First a ridiculously amazing list of things you can do to be better at SEO. Second, teach yourself to code. Seriously.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: People, Data Gurus, and Failing

This morning we take a look at some core principles that should matter to you, even if they seem like bad words. We’re also reminded why data people are just as important as the data itself. And finally, we talk about the taboo and importance of failure in the nonprofit space.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, Whither the Narwhal, and Predicting Virality

This morning we're reading about a new fact checking tool that will help your team respond real time to false talking points, opening up the most successful tool in campaign history to everyone, and a divining stick for viral conent.

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