February 2013 ASPects Online

The February ASPects is available for ASP members today. There’s submission help for PAD 4.0, tips on creating web pages that adjust to the browser size for tablets and smart phones, marketing help, and more.

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You Look Like Volunteer Material

by Gianfranco Berardi
Hello, ASP Member! As someone who probably wants to make a name for yourself, you might be wondering, “Self, how can I make a splash in my industry?”
The answer is contribution (page 1)
Last Chance to Save: ISVCon 2013 Early Bird Registration Ends February 28
by Gianfranco Berardi
Don’t wait too long to register for ISVCon 2013.
After February 28, the Early Bird discount on registration ends, and you’ll miss out on potentially hundreds in savings. ISVCon 2013 will run from September 27 – 29 in Reno, Nevada at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Register now at http://www.isvcon.org/ … (page 1)
Trade Show Calendar
ISVCon, September 27-29, 2013 (page 2)
ASP News
2013 Chair, officers, 2013 Budget Resolution, 4th Qtr Report (page 3)
The Most Common and Frequent Errors Identified by the AppVisor PAD Review Team
by Joel Diamond
After nearly 750 PAD files submitted under the PAD v4.0 Specification, we have created a list of the errors found most often. PAD 4.0 files can be created, or upgraded from older versions, online only, at http://publisher.appvisor.com… (page 4)
Frequently Asked Questions: PAD Certification
What is the PAD Repository?… (page 4)
Categorizing your Software
by Al Harberg
Software buyers sort applications by category. And positioning is all about the location of your product in prospects’ minds. As you start to design your next application, consider how you want prospective buyers to think about your new program. By designing your application with your market positioning in mind, you’ll have a much easier time selling your new product to your target audience… (page 7)
Responsive Web Design
by Jan Prichystal
As the technology progresses, it brings not only more opportunities, but also new issues that needs to be dealt with. Just a few years ago, you could be almost sure your users would be accessing your web site from their desktops. Not anymore. Smartphones and tablet computers have become more accessible to the public than ever. Tablet computer sales doubled in 2012 and the trend will most likely continue in the upcoming years. That takes us from browsers-related issues to a new one: our websites must be ready to be viewed on different devices with different resolutions and aspect ratios. Responsive web design takes this into account and introduces solutions for these problems… (page 8 )
Design a Game With Me, Part 3: Play It And Tell Me What You Think
by Gianfranco Berardi
In the previous two articles, we took a standard deck of cards and created a casual game that eventually evolved to accommodate two players. Of course, games are meant to be played by others, and it is hard to know how other people will receive your game until you actually put it in front of them. It is only through play-testing that you can hope to fully understand how the game will be received.
Is it easy to understand the rules, or are they incomplete, vague, and convoluted?.. (page 10)
ASP Member News
AceReader Elite: Intuitive, Feature-Rich Speed Reading Software (page 12)
TaskMerlin: Automated Gantt Charts for a Complete Project Management Solution(page 12)
SnappyFax: Full-featured Fax Server Software for Windows (page 12)