Archive for January, 2008

Posted on 30th Jan, 2008 30th Jan 08
Posted by fran fran

Check Your Website Popularity

I’ve just stumbled across this great little tool which will allow you to quickly amass a lot of information regarding your website’s Pagerank, and backlink status. It also checks for numbers of links from Technorati, Alexa etc. I’ve usually had to do this manually with various services, but this one speeds the process up loads!

Xinu Tool

Posted on 25th Jan, 2008 25th Jan 08
Posted by fran fran

The Best Free Web-Development Tools

Here’s a short and sweet list of some of my most frequently used freeware web-development tools, along with a description of what they do, and how I find them useful. In this first part, I’ll be focussing on off-line software. I realise that there’s loads of these lists about – but I’ve tried to keep mine limited to those programs I haven’t seen consistently in other people’s. Also includes sparkly pictures, for increased visual stimulation!

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Posted on 24th Jan, 2008 24th Jan 08
Posted by fran fran

Helvetica Documentary

Helvetica - A DocumentaryHelvetica, a documentary about the famous typeface of the same name, is now available to watch on Google Video. I saw this film a few months ago on the TV – once you get over the fact that you’re actually going to spend an hour or so of your precious life-span watching a feature about a typeface, you’ll realise that it’s a great film, and well worth your time.

Posted on 24th Jan, 2008 24th Jan 08
Posted by fran fran

The Best Web-Development Firefox Plugins

There are a metric crap-load of articles to be found which list the best firefox plugins available for web-development and design, but few seem to go into very much detail about what they actually do.

Here’s my list of plugins that I use on a regular basis, along with details of their key features, or at least those which I profess to understand. Hopefully this will introduce you to some new and exciting ways to clog up your browser screen.

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Posted on 23rd Jan, 2008 23rd Jan 08
Posted by fran fran

Recent Pages and Posts Plugin

When using WordPress as a CMS, I’ve found that clients sometimes want to treat pages as a source of regularly updated information, as well as using the regular post features of their blog. There’s a lot of plugins available which offer lists of regularly added posts, but I hadn’t been able to find any which provided lists of recently published pages.

This plugin fills that gap. Via the use of a custom template tag, this plugin will enable you to output a list of either recently added pages, or posts, wherever you decide to call it within your theme.

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