While the Celtx team were at Creative Screenwriting Expo 6, they put on a seminar about their software, and how its unique approach to script-to-screen makes it the best tool for screenwriting.
We’ve discussed Celtx before. Beyond it being free and open-source, it really is an incredible tool. The mere fact that it makes collaboration between team members of a project incredibly simple and useful puts it ahead of its competitors.
And its eschewing of WYSIWYG for a style that embraces digital makes it far more powerful than any piece of software that tries to emulate writing on a piece of paper.
It’s simply full of countless tools to make writing, not only easier, but far more productive. And I use that word, not just in the sense that you’ll complete a lot of work, but you’re also always working towards real, actual production with Celtx.
Listen to the seminar and you’ll hear what I mean.
This is not an ad. I’ve just used Celtx for a long time now, and it really is a great product.
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Sam Proof shows you how to make your own eight-page ‘zine (I’m continuing the theme from my last post, I guess) using a singe sheet of paper.
While he’s somewhat difficult to watch, and listen to, this is actually a pretty cool project.
And here are instructions to make a 16-page ‘zine with a single sheet of legal paper. Also cool.
Is the key to web success getting your site at the top of Google’s results?
Or is the real key making content people actually care about?
From the Slashdot comments on “What if Google Had to Design For Google?”:
Should read: What if Google was a useless site…
…and had to design for Google?
Lets see… counter examples… how about searching Google for the word “shipping”. What do you know, UPS and Fedex are #1 and #2, and their front pages aren’t a mess of useless, Google-pleasing crap. Maybe because they are real businesses and aren’t pandering some direct ship junk or get rich quick scheme.
/. has an excellent discussion about PageRank and SEO, and anyone interested in making and distributing media would do well to check it out.
Such timing… I just noticed this article on Digg: Top bloggers reveal how to build traffic off-blog without spending a dime
Recently, Peter Upfold (of our sister site, FOSSwire) and I interviewed Mark Kennedy, CEO of Celtx, a cross platform program for developing a production that I have reviewed favorably in the past. To use their words:
Celtx is the world’s first fully integrated solution for media pre-production and collaboration. It replaces old fashioned ‘paper, pen & binder’ media creation with a digital approach to writing and organizing that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.
The interview, which we have been planning for months (and finally got to do this week!) talks about Celtx as an open source project and the impact of Celtx to a typical production workflow. It’s around 20 minutes long.
You can download the podcast here as an MP3. Enjoy!
As promised, here’s a video review of the newly released Celtx 0.99.
RSS subscribers: if you see nothing, you’ll have to click through to this post to see the Flash embed.
Zoho is a fantastic online office suite featuring word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, chat, groupware, and tons more. In the past, to use the services, you’ve needed seperate passwords for each service. This just changed a few minutes ago.
As suspected by many (including me), Zoho just rolled out their Single Sign-on, which allows users to have one account for all the services. This is a crucial component in Zoho’s product, and they’ve implemented it fantastically. I’m able to now log in to services that I haven’t used before (such as Zoho Chat) with ease.
The transition is easy if you’re like me and used the same email address and password for each service you signed up on – simply log in. No questions asked. Zoho’s smart enough to see you’re the same person. There are directions though for those who used different emails and passwords. And if you only signed up on one service, you’re all set.
This service is fantastic for those who need to collaborate on projects (at PodDev we use it to write up the show’s outline) be that a budget in Zoho Sheet, a script in Zoho Writer (I’m a Celtx fan, but Zoho is better for two-column documentary style scripts) or for doing all-out organization in Zoho Projects.
Congratulations to the Zoho Team!
Edit: TechCrunch has more thoughts.