Monthly Archives: March 2009

MacHeist 3 Bundle

This year’s MacHeist bundle is available for another few days, if you haven’t heard about it yet. For $29 you can get a bundle of Mac software that usually totals up to $975…and 25% of every sale goes to one of a selection of charities you can choose from.

As more bundles are sold, MacHeist will up the value of the bundle, adding more software to the package. As I write this 17,211 bundles have beend sold, and $157,553 has been raised for charity. Nine of the twelve applications are “unlocked.”

MacHeist 3 Bundle

According to the FAQ thread on the MacHeist forum, you can buy the bundle at any time and still get the locked applications when they’re unlocked.

The new Espresso editor is among the yet-to-be-unlocked applications. That and WireTap Studio are a tempting combo (plus several other neat-looking apps, like Kinemac and BoinxTV to sweeten the deal).

The offer ends at the end of the first week of April, so if you want to score some cheap Mac software, you’d better act quickly.

Blogging Service Reliability

Millions of people who blog don’t want to deal with hosting their blog themselves, so they use a blogging service instead. There are many things that factor into the choice of blogging service, but one of them should always be site reliability. After all,…

PHP Link Directory 3.4 Released

PHP Link Directory, one of the advertisers here at Webmaster-Source, would like to announce version 3.4 of their phpLD product. phpLD is a paid product, but it’s still one of the more popular web directory solutions. The link directory script has changed greatly since…

WooTees: Design a T-Shirt for WooThemes

WooThemes is running a contest to design a T-Shirt for them to take to the Future of Web Design 2009 conference. We’ll hopefully be taking some t-shirts to the event to giveaway and that’s where we need your help – in designing them. We…

BlogBuzz March 28, 2009

Design Spotlight: Mactropolis

Mactropolis is a Mac community blog and forum with a nice style to it. The site was designed by Adii and company, and it was from his Twitter stream that I discovered the site a few months ago.

PHP Parse_URL()

The Parse_URL function can dice a URL into individual segments for later usage. Suppose you’ve just parsed a group of RSS feeds, and you’re looping through the results, displaying the ten most recent. You would like to put the items’ source domains under the…

The Highest-Earning Web Companies and Blogs

What are the highest-earning blogs? What web companies make the most revenue annually (or per second)? has put together a couple of posts rounding-up the top thirty of each. The lists are not necessarily all-inclusive, but they give a pretty good idea of…

How Twitter Could Monetize Their Service

Twitter has been growing rapidly. As I write this, they have passed the 8 million mark for unique visitors to their website, according to (And how many people use desktop clients, cellphones, etc. for their day-to-day tweeting?) The question that has been brought…

Twitter Background Design

Spoon Graphics has a new post on how to stand out on Twitter: Twitter Background Design How-To and Best Practices. With Twitter quickly becoming the hottest site to be seen on, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd. There has already been a…