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


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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Trying to install Ubuntu, but lack the know-how? Try Wubi!

Update: Install at your own risk. Read more.

Not long ago, I downloaded Ubuntu, and as the 600 Mb file was being downloaded I waited eagerly and happily until it finished. As soon as it finished, I opened the folder, and checked if there was an installer within the files. Imagine my surprise when I failed to find one. Even worse, I remembered I had no idea how to create a partition. Luckily, I came across Wubi, which solved all my needs and more for free. It does all you need for downloading the most recent version of Ubuntu, customizing the size of and creating the partition for it, installing Ubuntu without the need to create a CD, and uninstall it afterwards in case I don’t like it. Heres a Before-and-After sequence to show you what I mean. To skip it click here.



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