One of the talks I try never to miss at Information Today conferences is the Cool Tools for Webmasters talk by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter. This year I couldn’t attend due to other talks I had to give, but Darlene has posted her links online for us all to see! Frank and I were back with more free or inexpensive tools for webmasters and everyone who uses the web. [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Web Programming’ Category
I’ve noticed that my bookmarks haven’t been posting for a few days … today I see that my PHP script has an error … which probably means that my PHP version has been upgraded on the server … I’ll try to fix it ASAP. [update] Fixed. [/update]
I always look at the new web 2.0 type domains (del.icio.us, etc) and think – how the heck did they come up with that? Now, those of us that are a bit less creative can still come up with neat domains for our new sites: DomainFinder is a web application for webmasters which helps you to find fun domain name. For example, if you type Beta tester, DomainFinder will suggest [ Read More ]
Via TechCrunch: Spellr.us monitors webpages by running site-wide spell checks at regular intervals. Results are presented as snapshots of pages, with errors highlighted in bright boxes (a mouse-over displays suggested corrections). Members can also choose to have errors sent to them in RSS feeds – a feature that will be especially handy for large sites that make frequent posts. Besides the visual snapshots, Spellr.us can list misspelled words according to [ Read More ]
Karen Coyle has a great post on her site where she calls for help on creating “An easy, online, social library catalog.” Why another cataloging tool? Karen has recently returned from Kosovo where many of the library don’t have catalogs and certainly don’t have the resources to run many of the affordable solutions out there. Here’s Karen’s checklist: A social networking site where the society members are libraries, not individuals. [ Read More ]
I know I’m not programming in PHP anymore – but that doesn’t mean that some of you aren’t. Thanks Ray for pointing out these webinars for PHP programmers. Webinar: Part one – Seven Steps To Better PHP January 09, 2008 – Your computer via Webex Webinar: Part two – Seven Steps To Better PHP Code January 23, 2008 – Your computer via Webex Learn more.
Not being able to attend IL this year, I missed Frank and Darlene’s Cool Tools presentation, but it looks like Cindy did a good write up with links included! Or you can view the slides online.
Via Web4Lib: Primary Research Group is planning to publish a survey of academic library websites. This survey is restricted to college libraries, including 2-year, 4-year and university websites, and is open to the academic libraries of all countries. The survey should be taken by the library website webmaster or other individual knowledgeable about the day to day workings of the college website. Participants receive a free PDF copy of the [ Read More ]
Last night I was updating my wish list on Amazon and I know that the site didn’t look like it does this morning. In the top right they invite us to see what’s new: Looks prettly slick – guess I’ll need to poke around some and see if it’s more usable – since re-designs are all about improving usability in my book! [update]If you don’t see the new design it’s [ Read More ]
As most of you know, I’m new to this area. I’ve driven past a library on my way to the grocery store that has a sign out front for a book sale. This morning, I wanted to find out more info about this event, but my county’s library website is beyond horrible. In today’s day and age, with free web design tools available all over, I’m shocked to see a [ Read More ]