Think2.0 – Easy Draw it Yourself Web Design Online App

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My favorite method of learning, and doing projects has always been the one where anything goes. No need for an outline given by the instructor that lets in no original work of your own. Also, I feel my blog is missing a factor, the one that creates interaction between the blogger and the reader (if I have any readers) so I decided to try a new segment where I take one of my best ideas, share it with everyone, and see how much readers add to it over time. Maybe even at some point an idea or two may become something worthwhile to make real.

Today’s topic is: Creating an online service that lets users design a custom web page using for free presets and tools that insert Divs and such. Heres an example of an application similar to my idea:

Considering the fact that users will be able to draw things using an online application, all the divs and such drawn out can be inserted using absolute positioning. Here’s some other features that I think should probably be included of mine making no prior expertise needed:

– Use a “Code” and “Visual” view so that users can edit the HTML itself as well.
– Option of using PHP for better users.
– Anybody know what programming language WordPress’ word processor is made of? Maybe the same language should be used for this. Or maybe Ajax?
– Have option of using preset border designs.
– Have option of creating and saving styles as an external style sheet instead with IDs and Classes.
– Don’t want to make it seem like myspace, but maybe there should be a blog feature, and on every other page a small box with the most recent blog posts and more could be shown.
– Upload and insert images or insert images on another server like Photobucket.
– Integration with Photobucket would be better actually. Log into Photobucket from this account and simply drag and drop or images into a div or use absolute positioning.
– Have filters to add glossiness, and effects such as those found in Picnik. Or rather integrate Picnik as well.
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Random Links 3

Random LinksSorry about the recent lack of updates on pretty much anything since I’ve been rather busy, but I’m back with another round of completely random but useful links (except for the daily stupid link I always feature here). This round includes links on how to make smoke grenades, paper wallets in two minutes, clean up your PC’s desktop, and create a free website and then make money with it.

Make a Difference:

  • Blog Action Day – they are an international organization with a simple and rather interesting goal. They plan to reach out to all over the internet with a simple idea, To Save the Environment. You can easily sign up to support them for free, and all you have to do is write a post on your blog or website that relates to the environment on October 15. If you own a programming blog, write about ways to use less paper in your office, how technology can save the environment, or just write about how important it is to save the environment! Its truly amazing how big their audience is so far, as much as 3.25 million as of today! They also have some resources to help you find something to write about. And if you don’t want to post something on a site you can also donate to the organization. To register so they’ll know how many people are helping click here. You can also see the promotional trailer. If you still need motivation there are videos here and you can also watch “The 11th Hour” movie trailer, which also talks about the environment.
  • Give back to the widget authors who give things for free: Most widget authors spend days putting together code for a widget so they can give it away to everyone for free. If you think that certain authors deserve to get money back for their efforts, each month you can nominate your favorite widget authors. here so they can get paid for their efforts.

Great websites:

  • move over jason osbourne – this is a really entertaining website that teaches you how to do things such as make smoke grenades, make a remote controlled detonator for your fireworks with a cell phone, turn a $10 flashlight into a $100 police flashlight, and much more! Please take note though that most of the videos are for entertainment purposes and not for stuff like scaring the heck out of your cat by detonating something under him while he sleeps or making everyone believe the school is being attacked by Martians.
  • Ip-Adress.com – If you have a person’s IP Address you can use this to find out where they’re connecting to the Internet from, or even where you’re connecting from. It doesn’t show the exact location really, just the server’s location through which someone connects to the internet, but that is usually within 5 to 10 miles away, possibly farther.
  • The Best Page in the Universe – Here you can here the rambllings of someone who couldn’t really care less about getting hate mail. Most of the writing is only for mature audiences. Knowing how kids are though they probably would go visit the site anyway.

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Make Your Websites Stand Out with Great Javascripts

These days becoming a good website maker is starting to take its place as a great stay at home job. Except it can be very complicated and frustrating at times, and these days to make sure you get a good job, you have to make sure your designs stand out. Now among the 6 billion plus web pages, it can be very hard to do, since anyone with a fifth grade education can learn how to use Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Thats why these days other than CSS, javascript is one of the best ways to make your web page something extraordinary. (In case you didn’t know Javascript is not the same or related at all to the “Java” language.) Recently I’ve surfed the web for some of the best javascripts I could find, and found some places that have some great javascripts. All you have to do is upload them to your server, add a link in your page’s head section to them, and then you’re able to do things such as “magically” add reflections to images without using Photoshop, and much more.

MooTools – This is a great piece of javascript framework which is very compact, modular, and object-oriented. With it you can write great scripts that will work on just about any browser, and be considerably shorter. This is only for people at an intermediate and advanced experience level with javascript. Javascript is definitely worth learning though.You can choose what you want to be included in the MooTools script such as FX.Transitions or just the Core script and if you want it to be compressed or uncompressed so you can easily edit it. I’d go with downloading the Core and most of the rest of the code except the effects and such, which you can easily add later if you need it. Also, leave the file uncompressed so you can easily go and add more code afterwards.
| MooTool Home | Download Page |

Reflection.js – Found over at http://www.digitalia.be is another handy little script that uses MooTools to let you add reflections below your images like this:

and it lets you change the size and everything of the reflection easily. This creates some restrictions if you’re using light box with it but if you avoid them this goes great with lightbox.
| Reflection.js for MooTools|

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Random Links Part 2

Well considering the fact that Random Links Part 1 has risen to the spot as #1 post on my blog in less than a day, I’ve decided to continue with it for a while. Here is a second round of useful links that might help you find new websites you’ll like. If you feel that your website, or another website or blog should be shown here too leave a comment and I’ll check out the site and respond as soon as possible. 🙂

Project Releases to look forward to:

  • WordPress Comment Ninja – Script for Greasemonkey (Yes i am obsessed with Greasemonkey). Lets you respond to comments from the comment administration panel on your dashboard. Release: End of August. Click for more info.
  • Blueprint CSS – Create web page styles using a new type of CSS Framework that uses easily customizable grids to make it perfectly organized and aligned. Its a great idea from a tech-student, but it shouldnt be used yet for publishing websites because it is still in development. Example.

Software and Web Services:

  • Wordrackers | Keywords Type in a word and find out what related words are searched most daily. Too bad it costs money though, but theres a free trial, and you can always lie to keep using the free trial.
  • DivShare – Another file hosting service, but with this one you can even embed files on websites, show your company logo in your embedded files, get 200 MB of space, not have your files deleted after a certain period of inactivity, create image galleries, get support for a lot of your files, and much more. (Free to Sign Up)

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Random Links Part 1

Starting today I’m going to start doing “random links” posts that include links to some of the better websites that will to help you find certain things such as song lyrics or torrents, free yet very good software and even articles on how to increase your Vista’s activation deadline. Click read more to read… 🙂

Interesting Blogs:

Web Services:

Useful Articles

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Increase Site/Blog Traffic with Feedburner

Feedburner logoThis is being written as a response to a comment i received.

    “Great entry, but not sure exactly what services you are using with Feedburner I’ve been using their services for a while and I’ve noticed no increase in traffic or anything unless I wanted to pay.”

You can also see my success story of how Feedburner increased my site traffic by clicking here. Well anyway, heres a short tutorial of mine on how to activate as many free services from Feedburner as possible to help you gain site traffic to your blog or website and a bit more:

  • Step 1: As soon as you’ve registered your blog, DO NOT click “skip this step”. You will regret it! Simply click next to continue to upgrade your account for free.

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  • Feedburner gives Instant Results!

    Only yesterday i subscribed for Feedburner’s services. Its main service is to create an RSS feed for your blog or website. But the other services it provides Feedburner gives involves promoting your site or blog on other websites that get a lot of traffic to help increase traffic at your site. Best of all, its free! (to upgrade and place ads on other websites though costs a bit). Anyway, i signed up for as many services as i could, and received a spike in visitors by about 61, only about 59 more than usual. It also seems like I’m not the only one. It seems like the swiss job had similar results, but even better. He showed up on WordPress’ homepage! Here’s an example of my blog’s traffic in the past 30 days

    Update: It seems like Feedburner actually had nothing to do with him showing up on the front page of WordPress, but Feedburner still helps your site gain traffic.

    Blog Traffic in past 30 days

    That huge spike in at the end is the exact same day i registered for Feedburner!So if you want to help gain traffic for your blog, try out Feedburner and use as many of their services as possible.

    Links
    Register for Feedburner
    Feedburner Services
    The Swiss Job’s post on feedburner

    And i happen to have had encounters with hackers who’d then spam all over your online account, so i just felt like saying that this is not an ad, i simply wrote it because my experience is real. Not sure what difference it makes though because i could be a spammer and you cant prove it. Haha, well anyway have fun with your feedburner account.

    Update: Just to let people know Opera version 9.23 was released recently and it fixes both some security issues and stability issues.

    To download for Windows click here.
    To download for another system click here.
    Or to download it in another language click here.