Monthly Archives: November 2008

Open Web Awards Voting Opens

Voting in the second annual Open Web Awards has opened (hosted by Mashable.com). Now’s your chance to support your favorite web services by giving them a vote in the Awards.

You can vote once per category, and in every category. Votes are limited by IP and email address. The first round of voting ends November 30th, and the second round will start on December 3rd.

Are you a Twitter addict? Do you really dig Digg? Are you a loyal Netvibes user? Look through the categories and vote for your favorites.

jQuery Color Fade Menu

Have you ever seen one of those Flash navigational menus where the hover color fades in and out? You know, the ones where you point to an item and it doesn’t just change color abruptly, but fades into the other color? Well, it’s possible…

WP Greet Box

Have you ever opened up your website stats application, Google Analytics for example, and looked at the “referring sites” section? There you are shown the websites that people come from to visit your site the most. Now wouldn’t it be useful if you could…

Why Your RSS Subscribers Are Valuable

Many new bloggers wonder why RSS subscribers are such as widely referred-to statistic, seeing as a lot of them don’t visit the actual site, but read the article in a feed reader, therefore robbing them of traffic and ad impressions, and reducing the likelyhood…

10 Cool and Useful CSS Tutorials

If you work with CSS much at all, these ten tutorials are must-reads. They range from sprites to print stylesheets, speech bubbles to sliding doors. The sorts of things that are nice to have in your CSS toolbox for future use, when you’ll undoubtedly…

BlogBuzz November 15, 2008

Open Web Awards Nominations

The second annual Open Web Awards are here (hosted by Mashable). It’s a fairly big event, in which major “Web 2.0″-type websites compete in several categories for the popular vote. Some of last year’s winners included Twitter, Digg, Google, and Facebook. Currently they’re in…

Digg: Is it Worth Your Time?

Many bloggers invest a lot of time and effort in trying to get their work posted and promoted to the front page of Digg, hoping for a huge surge in traffic and instant fame. But really, is it worth it? Most of you have…

Copyblogger Twitter Haiku Contest

Copyblogger is hosting a Twitter haiku contest with a MacBook Air as the first prize. MacBook Air? I bet that got your attention. Here’s how the contest works: You write a haiku, post it to your Twitter account, and copy/paste the haiku into a…

Include Common JavaScript Libraries in Your WordPress Theme

I bet you didn’t know that WordPress already includes several common JavaScript libraries, ready to be called upon with a simple template tag. Libraries such as jQuery Scriptaculous Tiny MCE Thickbox Want to use jQuery in your theme, for a tabbed box, an AJAX…

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