Something Interesting for Week 5 of 2008
Ask.com and your custom skin
I’ve mentioned before that I think Ask.com has the nicest UI out of all the Search Engines, and now you can make it look a whole lot better.
Well, you could if you had skills… You can now “skin” your personal version of Ask.com by uploading a photo and using it as a sort of “desktop background” to Ask’s search home page.
Here are a couple of examples using photos that I took:
I took this photo of an Elephant in the Kruger Park last year. One of my favourite photos of all time.
A photo of Basil Flowes growing in my herb garden… I’m quite proud of this one as well…
Thanks to InsideGoogle for this
XKCD Comic for geeks
Well, that’s what they call it. I prefer to call it by what it really is.
XKCD. A comic for geeks.
I’ve been reading this comic strip religiously for about 3 months now. The humour is super dry, yet hilarious. Here’s a strip from this week:
Just a note: I use vi. That’s what REAL programmers use
Make a mobile friendly version of your webpage
Digital Inspiration have a cool post on making a mobile version of your blog with Google Reade.
I’m a GREAT fan of Google Reader, as I read about 30-100 blog posts a day, depending on how long it takes me to eat breakfast and lunch… I REALLY appreciate the mobile version of Google Reader as that’s how I get a lot of my blog reading done, because I’m not always in front of a computer (believe it or not)….
Found via GoogleTutor
Get 12 months advertising and only pay for 6
Lee Dodd stumbled on an interesting take on calculating advertising rates.
It seems that Red River Moms has a media kit for their website (available here: http://www.redrivermoms.com/media/RedRiverMoms_Sales_Brochure.pdf) that gives cheaper rates for a 12 month package than it does for the 6 months package.
I wonder if that was intentional, making people get 12 months advertising because they thought they were scoring!
WordPress SEO plugins
If you use WordPress for blogging, then Vinny Lingham has an interesting post for you to go read entitled “WordPress SEO Plugins“.
I’ve always been thinking of coding a plugin similar to what Vinny says “Landing Pages” does, so it’s a great find if it does what I need. Going to check it out when I get a chance…