Something new, something different!
YEAH, I have designed a new theme for my wordpress blog in the last two days.
Maybe there are bugs or something like that, but I am still working on this.
But the most of it is already done and I don’t want to wait any longer to show you this style.
The choose of the colors is very different to my old style, but I think I should try something new.
Yes, what more can I say?
I want to know what you are thinking about this.
So please leave a comment with your opinion
Just seen, that there is a new service called Explode.
This is a next social network and it is similar to MyBlogLog.
Maybe I will create an account there to check this new service out.
But if you don’t want to wait: There is an article called Look Out MyBlogLog – Here Comes Explode on TechCrunch.
I am a big fan of very large and big pictures. They impressed me every time and I can’t see enough.
Here is a collection of great panorama and 360° shots.
Panoramic view of Paris
Panoramas of landscapes. This is so beautiful. The picture “Table orientation Aiguille Percée” is brilliant. I love the sun!
Action Pictures Motocross, Ski, Biker in action.
National Parks and Monuments Many pictures around here. Cities and then Los Angeles is so beautiful.
New Year 2005-06 Panorama shots from New Years Eve Partys over the hole world.
New Year 2006-07 Same one year later.
I think I will add more links to this list in a few days, if you like.
Decide what you preferr:
American Football or Basketball? = Basketball
Beatles or Rolling Stones? = Rolling Stones
Schwarzenegger or Van Damme? = van Damme
Beer or Wine? = Beer
Los Angeles or New York? = Los Angeles
Car or Bike? = Car !!
Pizza or Burger? = Pizza
PC or Apple? = Apple
Day or Night? = Day
Internet Explorer or Mozilla? = Mozilla
Black or white? = Black
Coffee or Tea? = Tea
Coca or Pepsi? = Coca
Chocolate or Chips? = Chips
Winter or Summer? = Winter
Ski or Beach? = Ski
Letter or EMail? = EMail
Dog or Cat? = Cat
BMW or Mercedes? = BMW
Simpsons or Spongebob? = Simpsons
YouTube or myVideo? = YouTube
I give this list forward to soozie, Marnie and Thea.
You can take this list and add it on you blog. And give it forward to somebody at the end, if you like
Everywhere you can get a free blog at different services. I take the top 4 services and compared them by their functions and the way to use.
I compared here the services: Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Livejournal.com and Windows Live Spaces.
So at the end of this comparison I can say, that blogger.com is the best way you can start with. The registration is very fast and you can directly start to blog. You have many options, but not too much, so you can handle everything. For those who only want to write posts and maybe show some images it will be ideal.
But if you have a little experience you should choose WordPress.com, because you have more options, better looking and more plugins for SEO and so on.
Maybe you are not agree with. So let me hear your opinoin in the comments.
Promote your weblog 9 Minutes to the hole web.
The only thing you need is the link to your rss-feed and the link to 9 minutes of fame.
If you are fast enough your site will be promoted on the frontpage. The last five entries of your weblog will be displayed and the hole internet users could read, what you are writing. If they subscribe to your rss you will get fame and maybe in the Top 10
And the Search Engine Journal knows why.
There is a list with 13 Reasons why this link attribute (rel=”nofollow”) sucks.
Most of the bloggers don’t know that they use this attribute.
But this tag is bad for SEOs and the Search Engines Bots.
You have the following on your site: <a href=”http://www.alinktothissite.com/” rel=”nofollow”>read on here for example … and so on</a>
If you got this, the bots of a search engine aren’t able to visit the site you are linking. So the content of this site doesn’t get into the index. The result: This site can’t get a better Page Rank and goes down the search results pages.
That’s bad for the owner and for yourself.
So check another 13 reasons and know it better why NoFollow Tags Suck!
My next WordPress Theme is called Insomniac. You can see it around here
Yes, actually I release my weblog theme, because I got many questions if I want to do that.
And now I decided: Yes, why not?
Some things are different, so I take screenshots from the mainpage and the comment area.
Here they are (click to enlarge):
In the ZIP-File you will find the templates and images for the theme. If I’ve forgotten something, please let me know. I will fix it.
Of course you can ask other questions or problems in the comments, too.
So have fun and be Insomniac
The navigation is one of the mainpart at the website. People can see directly whats going on, on this site by checking the navigationpoints.
But often this menu looks bad and it’s not integrated in the website.
Since the days of CSS Sites and valid Code you find more beautiful websites in the internet.
I have collected some beautiful navigation for your insipration. You can see whats “in” and what is possible whit css.
Menu whith Icons and a nice Hover.
Really good integration of the menu in the hole layout.
Navigation at top of the page.
The position and look is very good here.
The active hover here is great.
Minimalistic navigation, but still very nice.
Navigation which is integrated in the header. Nice Idea.
If you not found a good looking navigation, you can check out Zeniltuo. There you can find over 200 css galeries.
I found a interesting service called “Feng-GUI – Feng Shui for graphic user interfaces.™“.
You can check out there, how people view your website. You insert you webadress there and you will get a heatmap for your site.
The description there says:
Find out how people View your website or image and which areas are getting most of the attention.
The ViewFinder Heatmap service, simulates human visual attention and creates an attention heatmap.
My heatmap looks like this:
There is also a firefox extension which will creat heatmaps of every site you are.
I just saw that everyone has the chance to get an account at Google’s mail service.
Before this people only can get a Gmail account if they were invited by someone who already has one.
Now you just have to go to GMail and sign up for an account.
You’ve get 2815 MB space for your E-Mails.
Have fun with GMail
I decided to design a new WordPress Theme for all wordpress users.
But I’m not sure if everbody like this, so here is a preview of the style.
Please let me know, if you interested in this theme. If there are a few people who like this I will code this theme and realese it here.
Maybe you have ideas of something I could do better. You can leave them here, too. The design is not finished yet, so I will change the theme if something looks bad.
Here is a preview (click to enlarge):
I really don’t like it, when there are so many buttons of different social bookmarking services at the end of the post. So I’ve searched for a better way to do and I found something interesting.
One button to rule them all!
Add this! is a fantastic service for blogger.
Easy Bookmarking – Makes it very easy for your visitors to bookmark your website or blog, and subscribe to your feeds (support most bookmarking and feed reader services)
And this only with one button. The visitor can choose his favourite bookmark service and add blog posts or the whole blog into is bookmarks.
So from now on, you can bookmark my posts