Archive for October, 2008

Free websites Blogs and more

Free website or blog

Weebly’s super simple drag and drop interface allows you to create and host your own free hosted site or blog.

 

From the site:

  • Create a free website & blog
  • Switch designs on the fly
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Buy a new domain instantly, or
  • Host your existing domain for free

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Website Analytics and Beyond

nuconomy web analytics

If you are a fan of Google Analytics you will flip over nuconomy. While Google Analytics gives you all types of drillable data about who came from where, what they clicked on, and how long they stayed, nuconomy gives you that and more (and for free…for now)

In the image above you will see a graph of how many viewers watched a particular online video, and for how long. You can tell if people dropped off at a particular moment in the video, how many people watched it all the way through, how many fast forwarded and the list goes on.

And that’s just one example. You can get data about how Flash, Java and other scripted elements are viewed as well as all the usual data…what country visitors came from, what pages they viewed, where they entered and exited, etc. etc.  If you are interested I highly recommend that you sign up now before the beta registration closes. The one caveat I should mention is that it is a bit more complicated to install than Google Analytics, but they claim that even a large website can be done in about an hour.

For bloggers, though I haven’t tried it, there is apparently a plugin (widget?) version for WordPress that can be installed in seconds.

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Free open source Flash Video Player

Free open source flash player

Create video galleries using XML playlists with this free and highly configurable  open source Flash video player.

 

From the website:

Multiple Movie Video Gallery, Supports nearly unlimited number of Categories and Movies, More info link Video and download FLV supported, progressive streaming of FLV Movies and Videos, Movie Screen JPG/GIF/PNG Images supported, Play, Pause and Sound ON/OFF buttons, Volume Control, Autoplay mode, Startscreen Infotext supported, Various Info Panel Colors, Various Movie Control Colors, Various Menu Text Colors, Movies Times display and load indicator, Player resize – width/height

If you just want to play a single clips and don’t need all the configuration options you might want to try either Flowplayer or ToobPlayer Flash players

 

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Free Images and Photos

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ImageAfter like Morguefile.com  is a source of free images and photos that you can use on your website.

 

The site is fully searchable, by keyword, category colour and more.

 

From the site:

Image*After is a large online free photo collection. You can download and use any image or texture from our site and use it in your own work, either personal or commercial.

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Improve your HTML emails

how to send html email newsletter

Good tips on writing better HTML newsletters, including some counter-intuitive tips (including the return of tables)

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Essential reading for Webmasters

google seo tips

If you haven’t done so already you really should have a look at Matt Cutts’ blog. He is an engineer at Google and his blog is full of pearls of wisdom about search engine optimization. When trying to learn how to rank better in Google you can’t do much better than reading advice from an insider.

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Edit multiple images at once

Edit multiple images at once

If you want to process 1 or 100 images, Splashup has a very nicely designed online web tool that will help you do a lot of image editing, on a lot of images at once.

 

From the site:

Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photosharing sites

 

You are not limited to images on your local drive. Splashup even allows you to edit images from the top photo sharing sites.

Resize multiple images

 

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