Sunday, December 26, 2004
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Monday, November 22, 2004
Sunday, November 21, 2004
merlesworld Toolbar - Download I found this really cool site called "Effective Brand" that allows you to build your very own toolbar for your website visitors to download. In only 4 steps I had built something really nice. Even includes an RSS Link. Get your Merle's World Toolbar now before they're all gone. Impress your friends, influence people.
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Monday, November 15, 2004
Thursday, November 11, 2004
MSN Search Beta Gets Local, Personalized: "Microsoft is expected today to take the wraps off the beta of its new search engine, which incorporates natural language, local and personalized search features." Check out all of the new features over at http://beta.search.msn.com
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Who Will Run .Net?: "Regarded by most ordinary Internet users as '.com's' less-attractive cousin, '.net' is nevertheless the world's fourth-largest Internet domain and a key conduit for massive amounts of Internet traffic. This month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the group that oversees the Internet's global addressing system, will begin deciding what company will run it. "......read the full story over t Biz Report....
Friday, October 15, 2004
Google If you're like me you have a trillion files on your computer and it's not always easy to find what you need. As if Google has read your mind they've created Google Desktop Search. I downloaded it yesterday and it looks like it'll come in handy. It even scans your email for related topics to what you're looking for. Read the story at Search Engine Watch....
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Kanoodle Kanoodle has launched it's new service called "BrightAds" which is it's version of contextual advertising. If you've been rejected by Google Adsense or you've been looking for other context ad programs to generate income from your websites, this might be for you. You'll have to go to this page and sign up then wait 3 days to see if you are approved or not for their program.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
CSS If you've been wondering how some website have a fancy drop cap applied to the first letter of a paragraph I'm about to let you in on their secret. It can be done with a little CSS but be aware it only works in IE 5.5 and higher. Check out the full tutorial...
Monday, October 04, 2004
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Friday, September 24, 2004
Make Shorter URL's Don't you hate those long url's? If you publish an ezine, like I do, or maybe you sell other people's products and want to hide the fact that you're including an affiliate link, ShrinkMyLink can help. You don't need to register to use this free service but if you do you'll have more options and can even assign titles to your shorter links so you can remember what they were for. Check it out and bookmark it....
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Optimize Google AdSense So Google now says you can add multiple ads to your website with Adsense? Think it's a great idea to load your pages up with ads? Better think again. Read this article that points out more ads on any one page actually translates into less dollars for you....
Friday, September 10, 2004
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Copyscape - Internet Infringement Detection: "Copyscape finds copies of your content on the Web. You can use Copyscape to identify sites that have copied your content without permission. Copyscape will also show you who is quoting your site. Simply type in the URL of your original content, and Copyscape does the rest... "
Sunday, September 05, 2004
Saturday, August 28, 2004
DeletedDomains.com: If you're looking for a certain name don't just use a regular Registrar System. At DeletedDomains.com they have domains that have been recently released in the past 30 days that others may not be showing yet. I always come here when I'm trying to buy a particular name. Great Site! Bookmark it for future domain buying.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"URLinfo is a tool for handling web pages: finding information about it, translating it, finding related pages, etc. To use it, type a URL (web page address) into the box in the top frame. Then choose a tab (such as General or Cache), and click on the name of the specific tool you wish to use. The Translate and Search tabs require a bit more, but should be self-explanatory. Click on the [info] link at the end of any tab for details about it. URLinfo includes 87 tools." Try it out for yourself
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Yahoo Blogs Yes Folks, you heard it right here. Yahoo has officially gotten on the old Blog Bandwagon with what they call "Yahoo Search Blog". How creative is that? Think it took a lot of techs many hours to come up with that creative line? Hop over and take a look and if you use a News Reader they have a XML link you can copy and paste into your Reader. Oh how I love to Blog.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
12 Website Design Decisions Your Business or Organization Will Need to Make Correctly (or you'll have to do it all over within a year)
12 Website Design Decisions Thinking of building your own website? Well, you might want to read over this very informative article by Dr. Wilson. It contains all of the major points you'll need to consider before building. Excellent read...
Friday, August 06, 2004
CSS Creator If you're not using Cascading Style Sheets when designing your websites these days you really should. If you're short on time and want to create a quicky stylesheet you may find this online generator a very handy tool. Just copy and paste the code it produces.
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Advice versus Control - Web Design Print is different then the Web and many people forget this fact when putting together a website. Read over this great tutorial on building great websites.
Monday, July 26, 2004
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Customize Your Error Page: eDevCafe.com Ever go to a website and get the dreaded 404 error? Of course you have. You probably left in a hurry. But what if that page told you that the page had been moved and also gave you a menu of items to choose from? You would have stayed and looked around. Right? That's what happens when you make a custom error page for your site. Read on to find how just how simple it is.....
Friday, July 09, 2004
PagePainter A really cool free software program that allows you to test different colors on your website BEFORE you actually make the changes. Same colored pages as "Web Schemes" and try them on your site for size. If you've been thinking of redoing your site this program would be very helpful when it comes to color selection.
Friday, June 25, 2004
Banner Rotation Script If you've been looking for a banner rotation script to rotate banners on your website check out WebAdverts. It is shareware so if you download it and like it you'll want to go back and register it for a mere 50.00. This also would work for selling banner ads on your site and generating additional income.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
DMNews.com | News | Article "Google will offer small publishers Web search services formerly reserved for bigger Web sites like AOL and EarthLink, the search giant said last week. With AdSense for Search, Web publishers can add a Google search box to their sites. Queries from the sites take users to a Google Web page, and any clicks on paid search listings are shared with the publishers."....(read the full story)
Monday, June 21, 2004
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Make Your Own Favicon: "Would you like to display your own icon on the browser address bar when visitors view or bookmark your web page? The favicon feature makes it possible to brand address bars, bookmarks / favorites, and/or tabs with custom icons.The FavIcon from Pics makes it easier to create icons for your web pages. Simply select a picture, logo or other graphic (of any size/resolution) that you already have for the 'Source Image' and click 'Generate FavIcon.ico'"
Sunday, June 06, 2004
MoreGoogle: add features to Google - including Thumbnails Here's an add on for Internet Explorer that gives Google some Amazon-like features, such as user ratings, recommendations, reviews and more. It basically enhances what Google already does. Free to download.
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Gmail Takes a Blow By now you've heard about Google's New Email Service called Gmail. It has caused a lot of hype due to those concerned with privacy. Gmail intends to include ads that are related to the content of the messages. What kills me is Gmail is a free service and no one is going to force you to use it. Do we really need laws to protect you from it? If you ask me this is stupid and what's up with California? They come out with new laws every other week. Read the story at ClickZ......
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Watch for Free If you have Dreamweaver and don't know how to use it watch some of these free tutorials on the basics and you'll be up and running in no time.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Friday, May 14, 2004
Monday, May 10, 2004
If you're a Blogger user you'll want to check out all of the new updates announced by Blogger. Now that Google owns them they've gone to work updating the service and offering all kinds of new features that will make your life as an online Blogger even sweeter then it was before.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
FTC Truth in Advertising If you have a website you need to make sure you are in compliance with the FTC's guidelines. No matter if you run your business online or off you need to make sure you aren't breaking the rules. Take a few minutes and read over the guidleines, you'll be glad you did.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Thursday, April 01, 2004
Google Jumps On Email Bandwagon with GMail In order to compete with Yahoo and MSN Google announced they are launching a new free email service. It's loaded with features and you get a ton of room. Hotmail users may want to check this out since Hotmail hardly gives you an inch of space. Looks pretty cool. Check it out here: http://www.gmail.com/
Monday, March 29, 2004
Crafty Syntax Live support Help - Free download and open source If you're in need of live support for your website check out this free script. This is a great way to interact with your site visitors and answer any questions they may have right on the spot.
Monday, March 22, 2004
Live Support from TYSIC Marketing As you know adding live support to your website is a great way to add excellent customer service for your site guests. The problem is the solutions that are available are very expensive. I stumbled across this company who's giving it away totally free.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Viewpoint... Transforming the way you view your world. Brand new Toolbar with buillt in search that shows you the search results in thumbnail pictures of the actual sites. Many cool features and very different. Powered by Yahoo.
Monday, March 08, 2004
Saturday, March 06, 2004
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Trainingtools.com - Learn Macromedia Flash 5 Training Course - Free, Fireworks 4, Dreamweaver 4 tutorial, HTML tutorials, Flash 5 online, how to program JavaScrit Training, FrontPage 2000 Courses, FrontPage 98 Courses, Free Adobe PhotoShop You'll find all of these great tutorials and more all free at Training Tools.
Friday, February 27, 2004
Google AdSense: Unleash the full potential of your website If you have a quality website with targeted information and want to generate some monthly cash AdSense might be just the ticket. I've personally added Adsense Ads to all of my websites and while I'm not making a fortune I am covering my hosting expenses. You'll need to apply and see if you get accepted first but if your site has good content and you don't use pop ups on your website, you shouldn't have any problems getting in.
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
If you only download one toolbar make sure it's Google's. I love this one! The pop up blocking ability alone is enough to make you want to own it. Free and makes conducting searches from anywhere a breeze.
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
NewsTrove.com OK, this is way cool. Remember how there use to be a lot of free news feeds like Moreover then they all went away or started charging. Now you can add RSS feeds to your site quickly and easily and always have the latest news on your site. Pick a topic and generate the code. Cool and Free.
Saturday, February 07, 2004
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Webmaster Resources: free web graphics, HTML and CSS tutorialsIf you've never been to Boogie Jack's site this man is awesome. He's been around the Net a long time has written a few web design books and publishes an excellent ezine. Do yourself a favor and sign up today.
Monday, February 02, 2004
Bloglet The biggest drawback to Blogs versus ezine publishing is it's almost impossible to know how many readers you really have. Enter Bloglet. This free service allows you to add a form code to your pages so people can be notified by email when you post something new. Very cool!
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Blogfeed- Blogfeed creates an RSS newsfeed from the HTML file of your blog. They created this to generate RSS feeds for Blogger powered blogs, but Blogfeed can be used to create an RSS file from any HTML document. Free to download and distribute.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Bradbury Software - FeedDemon RSS newsfeed Reader for Windows
If you've been looking for a nice news reader that's easy to use and has a great looking interface check out FeedDemon. You can download a free trial to try it out first hand.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
FeedReaders.com... The only RSS readers you'll ever need. Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome fame has introduced a News Reader that's actually pretty cool. You can download a free trial or buy it outright depending on which version you purchase from 5 to 15.00
Friday, January 16, 2004
If you've heard about RSS but don't want to download a clumsy reader to get your feeds you're going to love this. Go to http://rss.blogstreet.com/asp-rssbin/auth_rss and register for a free account. Choose the feeds you want and they'll be delivered by email. If you have a Blog and need the RSS feed code for it you can convert that here as well.
The RSS feed for this Blog is
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
If you don't understand RSS or newsreaders I'd suggest you check out this site by InfoWorld. It's loaded with great links and info that will have you creating your own feed in no time.
With blogging being the next big thing online I've started this one as an add on for Merle's Mission Ezine subscribers. As I cruise the Net and find the best sites out there, and I always do, I'll post them and my twisted thoughts here as time permits.