Monthly Archives: August 2008

Free Image Galleries: A Gallery of Galleries

Free-Image-Galleries.com is sort of a “gallery of galleries.” It’s a WordPress site, in the style of a photo gallery, that rounds-up scripts for displaying photos.

The site is fairly new, but there are already three pages of entries.

At a glance there appear to be some good gallery solutions in the archives, and the tag cloud is a nice touch too—it seems like a good way to find a gallery solution that fits your needs. If you needed a MooTools-based gallery, for example, all you’d have to do is click said tag in the cloud, and voila, relevant entries. A very nice use of a tagcloud.

The biggest shortcoming of the site is the lack of an About page (as of this writing). There’s a link to such page, but all it displays is the default “This is an example of a WordPress page…” text. Oops. I’d either remove the page, or put a short intro to the site on it.

Some work needs to be done, but so far it’s a good effort, and an interesting concept.

BlogBuzz August 30, 2008

Google Ad Manager

Google’s Ad Manager is now out of beta. It looks like my WP125 plugin has some competition now. Okay, okay, it’s not really in the same category as WP125. Sure, they both manage ads, but mine does so from within WordPress, and is designed…

Poll: How Do You Monetize Your Blog?

How do you monetize your blog? Are you an AdSense maniac or an affiliate fanatic? Do you direct-sell ad space to advertisers like I do on Webmaster-Source? Or are you part of a marketplace like BuySellAds, or a network like Casale Media or Doubleclick?…

Want Traffic? Have PHP/Design Skills?

How would you like to gain a steady stream of quality traffic to your website? Traffic that won’t vanish in a few weeks. Traffic that will keep on coming for a long time. Write a WordPress Plugin, or if you lean more toward design…

Why Do We Want to Redesign Sites Too Often?

As a designer, I’m rarely with a design for long. Not long after finishing a design, I start feeling an urge to redesign the site again. Give it a month or two and I’ll be playing around in Photoshop, making experimental mockups in what…

StumbleUpon Comes to Opera

The popular social bookmarking StumbleUpon has long caused problems for users of thr Opera web browser. Their lack of a toolbar for Opera has annoyed them for quite some time now. There have been some less than perfect solutions in the past, as well…

Website Optimization by Andrew B. King [Book Review]

O’reilly Press puts out some really good tech books. So I grabbed Andrew B. King’s Website Optimization when I saw it at the library a few days ago. It was pretty good, though not my favorite of their books. I enjoy the ‘Hacks series…

BlogBuzz August 23, 2008

Who Hosts the Top 100 Blogs?

“Who is hosting this?” is a tool that lets you enter a domain name and see who hosts the site. Kind of fun to play with, and a useful research tool if you’re in the market for a web host. The makers of the…

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