Friday, April 28, 2006

10 Best Designed Blogs

The particular platform (WP, Moveable Type, Typepad, Handcoded) doesn't matter. It's what you do with it that counts. This isn't about prettiest blog, or the best written blog. This is a list of the most groundbreaking, cutting edge blogs out there. There may be others not known.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Adventures in Freelancing

A real beginners guide to freelancing during the first year (usually the hardest), every designers thought of it but whats it really like?

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Amazing 3D Site

This is a shockwave powered site with some incredible special effects. All I can say is... wow.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Remote Desktop Tips and Tricks

Microsoft packaged Remote Desktop in their OS for free but sometimes you realize that the standard shortcut keys just don't work within it. Learn which shortcut keys work and don't work and lots more.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Take GIMPShop with you

GIMPShop, the free open source image editor that is similar to Photoshop, can now be put on a flash drive and taken with you so you don't have to install it on the hard drive to use. Sorry, the tutorial is for Windows only.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What colour should be your Blog?

I came across this in this blog while I was surfing on Blogmad. So I went and took the test. And interestingly it came with a Green which is already my blog's colour.


Your Blog Should Be Green

Your blog is smart and thoughtful - not a lot of fluff.
You enjoy a good discussion, especially if it involves picking apart ideas.
However, you tend to get easily annoyed by any thoughtless comments in your blog.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Freeware equivalents of commercial software

For those who don't want to pay for commercial software, either now or when purchasing a new PC, here's a list that should help. It's a listing of free software you can use to replace commercial equivalents.

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Monday, April 17, 2006

10 Great Photoshop Tips You Might Not Know

Handy compilation of 10 Photoshop techniques that will be new to a number of Adobe Photoshop users, beginning or advanced.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Web Standards in a nutshell

Natalie has come up with a very simple explanation of the web standards. Even a layman can understand what web standards are now. You can have a look for yourself here

Friday, April 14, 2006

CNET's Top 10 worst tech of 2006

I came across this list of worst tech 2006 today. This list was put together by Tim Moynihan, Michelle Thatcher, and Peter Butler of CNET. Calling a piece of tech the "best" often starts an argument, but just about everyone knows a lemon when they see it. December is a long way away, but they already put together a list of the worst tech, tech events, and downloads of 2006.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Web 2.0's Startup Fever

If you're Web-literate, you can organize more and more of your life around Web-based tools and services given away by a host of young startups. You can keep your social calendar at Eventful or Upcoming, organize your to-do items at Gootodo, store a gigabyte's worth of documents at Box.net, read the news (or write your own) ....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Making wise use of AJAX - 6 Guidelines

I came across this article today which contains 6 very high level guidelines for when NOT to use AJAX. Hopefully it will make people think twice before they go ahead and fill their pages with AJAX.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Have You Backed Up Your Blog?

In a short but informative post, Pam Blackstone describes four ways to back up blogs for most major blogging systems, including Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, and Moveable Type.

If you are using blogger, this is the easiest way to backup your blog

I have just done mine for the first time today.

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Big List of Open Source Content Management Systems

Today I came across this great list of open source content management systems with a good description and link for each.

Go ahead and have a look.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Do you want to score your blog?

I have just now submitted my blog on silk tide. Theoverall score of my site is 7.6 This site automatically tests for the following features:
  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Accessibility
  • Experience
  • Visitor rating
So what's the delay? Submit your blog now and get your site score.

Monday, April 03, 2006

A free tool from Microsoft

Can't believe it isn't it? But yes there is this Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2005 which the microsoft is offering. You can download that from here

Main features are:

An ideal environment for new Web developers
Visually design your Web applications
Visually design your databases
Easily share your Web applications with your friends

Do you want to learn more about this? Click here

Sunday, April 02, 2006

137 Online Tools for Webmaster

An must keep one-for-all list for online free tools that help webmaster, programming, and web design to program, design, develope, optimize web sites.

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

The Three Great Virtues Of A Programmer

"We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris" -- Larry Wall.

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INSERT EXEC failed because the stored procedure altered the schema of the target table.

This morning I was trying to call a stored procedure and insert the results in a temp table using the following code  -- create table #...