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50+ Web and Technology Icons Explained [Infographic]

By Stephanie Fisher | 02.23.2016

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What the heck is a hamburger menu?

What does this wrench do?

What should happen when I click this little squiggly doo-dad?

These are questions I've asked myself when getting acquainted with new icons on the web. Icons are meant to be a helpful shortcut, a universal language of pictures that help us navigate the web. But, it's not always obvious what an icon represents.

Thus, an infographic was born. We put together this cheat sheet of some of the most popular web and tech icons around and we hope you find it helpful!

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How to Send Large Files Through Email [Quick Tip]

By Michael Reynolds | 08.17.2015

You finally put the finishing touches on that presentation. It's gone through 97 revisions and it's full of beautiful images and charts and even a video! It's so awe-inspiring and you can't wait to send it off to your boss for review.

You draft a new email, attach the file, and hit send. Wooooosh! Off it goes and you start to sit back and bask in your awesomeness as you check off that project on your todo list. Wait, what's that new message coming into your inbox? Is it your boss already praising you for your masterpiece?

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Sadly, no. It's an "UNDELIVERABLE" notification featuring our old pal "MAILER-DAEMON" yelling at us because the attachment was too big (157MB is ok, right?).

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How to Run (And Participate In) a Successful Virtual Meeting

By Michael Reynolds | 03.11.2015

Meetings are an essential part of collaboration. While some people like to lament that meetings waste time and hurt productivity, we find that thoughtfully-scheduled and well-run meetings can help us produce better work.

While face-to-face meetings are always preferable for the best communication, virtual meetings can often be a great alternative when travel and geographic factors make it difficult to get everyone in the same room. It also allows us to do business with people in other parts of the country without the time and cost of travel. The screen sharing feature allows us to collaborate with clients on site maps, wireframes, website design comps, marketing reports, and more.

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There are a number of applications that make it easy to conduct virtual meetings. GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Join.me are just a few. At SpinWeb, we are long-time power users of GoToMeeting and it seems to work well for us.

Not everyone, however, is comfortable with virtual meetings. Those who are used to face-to-face meetings can often feel out of place and awkward when invited to a virtual meeting. With a little bit of practice and background knowledge, anyone can become a virtual meeting pro. So here is a complete guide to overcoming your awkwardness and becoming a virtual meeting expert.

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An Open Letter to Technology

By Serena Acker | 12.11.2014

Dear Technology,

We've been friends now for quite some time. I was hooked the first time I got onto our family's Tandy computer in 1988. (I would play Space Invaders and Frogger for hours at a time, enthralled at how those pixelly little characters moved.) I listened to vinyls on our record player, and I watched movies on the Betamax. 

My world was rocked (literally) with the invention of the walkman (later upgraded to a sleek CD model), and for my 13th birthday I got my very own boombox. I was in music heaven, thanks to you.

You later blessed me with an iPod, DVD player and DVR, and oh, the bliss...the internet! You've revolutionized my world, affording me opportunities I never dreamed of - from banking and shopping online, to keeping in touch with friends via social media, to hearing about breaking news just seconds after it happened.

I love that you (well, and my beloved boss) allow me to work from home with wi-fi on my laptop, mount my flat-screen TV on my wall, and carry a mini-computer iPhone that is glued to my hip.

You've changed my life for the better, Technology. And for that, I'm grateful.

But we need to have a talk. 

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I have to be honest with you, Technology. Sometimes you make me want to scream. 

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How to Clear Your Browser Cache and History [Quick Tip]

By Stephanie Fisher | 10.27.2014

It's time for some fall cleaning! We're talking about cleaning your browser cache, not closets. This is easy.

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What is my browser cache and browsing history?

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