Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Another Online Powerpoint Tool

Here is yet another online tool for creating and displaying presentations that would normally be done with PowerPoint. One nice thing about these presentations is that they are Flash movies which opens up so many other possibilities like having animation,audio and video within your presentations. Check it out.

FlyPaper Studio

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SezWho: More Comments

I guess I spoke too soon. There is another service called that is also offering comments for your site. Just add a few lines of code to your site and presto! You will get the ability for users to leave comments on your site. StartupSquad review.

Auctions for Ads Placement

Do you have an audience on your website and some spare real estate on your site? If so, you may want to auction off that extra space to advertisers who will bid against each other to place their ads in your space. I think this is a great idea for both advertisers and webmasters. Check out the KillerStartups review. Then go check out

Disqus: Add Comments

JS-Kit now has a great competitor for adding comments to any site with just a few lines of code. Check out the StartupSquad review. The new service is called It is just one more thing you can add to your site without having to code it yourself or without having to hire someone to code it for you.

Inside RIA

O'Reilly and Adobe have teamed up to bring you a site dedicated to everything about Adobe's approach to RIA. You will want to keep track of this site if you are into the latest and greatest stuff about Rich Internet Applications.

Very Nice Flex Stuff

This guy has a collection of some very nice components for Flex. Very impressive. He is not the author of any of these, unless he explicitly says so. He just uses his blog to keep a collection of all the nice Flex stuff he finds. He is like me, but specifically for Flex.


I found his blog when I was searching for adding styling to Flex Alerts.

Friday, January 25, 2008

sCommerce Site

There are various definitions of what an sCommerce site should be. One thing I would like to see is the ability for users to submit their own products via photos, videos, tagging, etc. And to let others comment and further tag these products. One such site to begin to do this is DesignsToLove. It is a site I intend to study further. Good luck in your own sCommerce endeavors.

Free Ads to Get Funded

When I get ready to ask for some big time money, this is one place I may consider to advertise in, since it is free. Anyone can do it. Just briefly describe your biz and how much you seek. Supposedly interested venture capitalists will see your add and contact you.

Neat Javascript Projects

This guy has done an awesome job of simplifying the coding and implementing some neat javascript tools. Check them out at his blog.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Photo Editing on Your Site

I think this story is significant. Picnik is offering an API for any website to add photo editing. This means the visitors to your site can edit any photo right within your website. How can you apply this to your situation? Well if you have an ecommerce site with photos of your products, you can now allow your customers to customize those products. They just edit the photo and submit back their customizations to that photo. You then will have an exact photo of what the user wants to buy from you, so you can produce it.

Picnik API

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Free AT&T WiFi

AT&T is making all of its 10,000 wifi hotspots available to its broadband subscribers for free. Check out the story in NYT. Then use the AT&T WiFi Locator to find hotspots near you around the world. I guess it is now time to switch to AT&T for my broadband.

RoR Learning on Steroids

Watch these hour-long videos to master Ruby on Rails programming. A lot of them are free. Others are just $9 USD.

Experienced developers have said that PeepCode is "fantastic and the price is a steal." Designer/developers have said they are "exactly the type of instruction I need to pick up new things and understand how they work." Others have said they are "phenomenal", "quality" and "totally worth more to me than $9!"

Friday, January 11, 2008

Logo Design Inspiration

Get inspired for designing your next logo by looking thru these galleries of logos:

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Which Map Service to Use?

If you want to build a map mashup but don't know which service to use (MapQuest, Yahoo, or Google) then here is a quick comparison list of their features.
Google Maps vs. Yahoo Maps vs. MapQuest - API's

Friday, January 04, 2008

10 Must-Read Blogs For 2008

I Stumbled Upon this list and I think this is what I will be reading soon because I am very interested in what is going on in the Social Networks world. It is a list of the top 10 blogs you must read to keep abreast of what is going on.
Top 10 Blogs

Most Advanced Maps

This has got to be some of the most advanced maps I have ever seen. You can interact with these maps in so many ways. You can hide/show multiple layers of data. You can adjust the "time" period to view how the data changes according to time.
Go to Not Your Mama's Maps and view the Video Demonstration.
See the Live Demo.

SWFIntruder Tests Your SWFs

I first learned about this from Here is an excerpt:
A Google security engineer says hundreds of thousands of Flash files are vulnerable and a considerable percentage of major Internet sites are affected.
To check if your swf files are vulnerable, use the Google tool called SWFIntruder.