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BuyWidget: Monetize Your Website By Helping Sell Music Online

Are you running a website? One of the best ways to attract more traffic is to personalize your website. Most site owners do this by adding an “about me” section. While this is fine, sharing your musical preferences with the visiting community will help them relate to you. This in turn, will form loyal site followers.

Now imagine sharing music by adding great quality songs in a web player on your website. Visitors can listen to the songs and purchase tracks / albums in this player widget. To make things even better, you get a percentage of each track / album sale. If it were not for BuyWidget, that scenario would have sounded too good to be true.

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BuyWidget is a simple tool for your website that performs all the functions mentioned above. You sign for an account on the site, create a playlist of songs, and get the widget which should be added to your site.

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The playlist can contain as many songs as you want. You can add songs by searching for artist, genre, album, and song. Once a playlist has been formed you can always change it, make additions to it, and reorder the tracks easily. The code you obtain for the widget is HTML and can be placed wherever on your site, according to your preference.

Visitors can play the songs from the BuyWidget player and hear the best sounds because the songs are in MP3 format, at 296 kbps or higher. You get 7% of the sale of each track or album.

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BuyWidget is an excellent concept that will satisfy a lot of site owners by adding a new source of revenue to their income. The best part about all of it is that you need not pay BuyWidget any signup or subscription fees. Click here to visit the site.

Techi.com – Fresh & Never Boring Tech Updates

With so many blogs around in the blogosphere, it becomes really difficult to get the right taste of news you want to read daily. If you love reading about computers, technology and geek stuff, you will find a lot of blogs which claim to serve interesting content and provide the information you are looking for.

Let’s face it – not all blogs are fun to read because they focus on “what brings business” and not on what the reader actually wants to read. Techi.com is a technology blog, but with a different genre – you will love reading the posts without getting bored.

What Techi.com is all about

Techi.com is a blog that serves fresh technology news, funky new design stuff, in-depth editorial articles, and reviews. Not the kind of stuff that makes it to the newspapers, but just the kind of stuff that millions of people love to read every day. It started as a technology blog where you will now find everything – from gadgets to software reviews, from designing tips to Technology news, from Google to gaming and so on.

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The interesting thing about Techi is that the writers are not corporate sell outs, they don’t write about the usual boring stuff to attract business and prospects. Rather they focus on building a community around their blog by making the content interesting. The posts are written in a very friendly tone and they don’t appear sarcastic any way.

The Interface of Techi

Techi has a very clean and clear interface; you won’t find junk stuff lying here and there in the design. The fonts are bigger, the colours make it easy to read and they have a very sober layout. If you are a regular reader of Techi, you are already aware of the site’s look and feel, if this is the first time you are going to visit Techi – you will see something like the following:

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The home page of Techi.com contains the latest posts published in reverse chronological order, the latest post being displayed at the top. You can use the paginated buttons to dig deeper and see the archive for posts written on an earlier date.

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The Topics Covered

Techi.com mainly focuses on technology news and editorials, the main topics include the following:

I like the idea of lesser categories because the lesser the categories are, the more focussed is the content. You don’t see random posts coming out every now and then, they have a balanced posting frequency and you can expect the latest tech news arriving with the morning coffee in your hand. Here is how the category section looks:

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The widget is actually very interesting, you click a topic icon and can see what are the latest posts on that topic. The widget slides the categories panel to the left and shows the latest posts from the selected category, without reloading the page. Neat!

Lesser categories don’t mean they leave the important ones – you will find gadget reviews, news about Apple, what’s happening on Facebook and so on. The site also includes mobile reviews so you can check the mobile reviews section before deciding to buy the latest handset.

You can also use the scrolling tag cloud to dig deeper into a particular topic. Tags help you to find content easily, and the tag cloud implemented in their site is absolutely brilliant. It works simple – you hover the mouse over an alphabet and the corresponding tags are shown,  pick a tag, click it and read the posts.

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Besides the tags and categories, you can also read the editorial topics here or try some videos in the Techi.com video section. They also offer a separate RSS feed for the video podcasts here,  hence it’s easy to see all the videos and screencasts at one place.

The Most Popular Posts at Techi

Techi has a “Popular posts” section included in the sidebar, which looks like the following

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The section includes a list of posts that are currently popular among the site’s readers and visitors; you can click the link to read an article. Some of the currently popular articles which are worth a read include Unboxing the iPad 3G, Some Fascinating Twitter stats and Expo 2010 Shanghai report.

Besides the popular posts, if you want to have a sneak peek at the current trends and read some cool stuff, head over to the home page and have a look at the “Cool Tech“ Section. The “Cool Tech” Section looks like the following and includes productivity tips on geekery and lifehacking.

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Audience Profile

Although the site has a global audience, the maximum visitors come from United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other European countries. This includes Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. The site is also a trusted source of news in Middle Eastern countries and Asian sub continent because visitors from India, China and Saudi Arabia like to read the published reviews and blog posts.

Here are the Alexa traffic details for techi.com:

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Subscription options

If you want to read the content of Techi.com on a daily basis, I suggest you to subscribe to the site. Basic subscriptions options are available which includes – subscribing to the RSS feed so that you can read the blog posts in an RSS reader like Bloglines, Google reader , News gator. But if you prefer to read the articles in your email inbox, you can opt in for the email newsletter instead.

Connect with Techi.com on Social Sites

Techi.com have an active social media presence and you can follow the site’s Facebook fan page. Make sure you also follow Techi on Twitter and Google buzz to get the latest updates as they happen.

Advertising Options

If you are an Advertiser and want to advertise about your product in Techi.com, just send an email at advertising@techi.com. The site is read by bloggers, geeks, tech enthusiasts and has a very targeted audience. Techi.com has a couple of advertising spots available and you will always get a good return of your investment.

5 Must-Have Firefox Extensions For Bloggers

Do you own a website or blog? Does your job involve search engine optimization of any sort? If you answered yes, then Firefox should be your default internet browser. I say this because of Firefox’s amazing array of add-ons to make life easier for bloggers and webmasters.

If you need some convincing, then read on my gathered list of 5 add-ons which will greatly help you do your job once you switch over to Firefox. If Firefox is already your default browser of choice, then just read each entry carefully and see how each add-on can enhance Firefox for your web tasks.

You are welcome if you want to share more must have firefox extensions that our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at  smashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

FireFTP

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If you are not using FireFTP, then there is a good chance that you are using a full-fledged FTP client (because lightweight ones simply do not offer complete FTP features). FireFTP however, is one light FTP client in the form of a Firefox add-on. Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, and file hashing. The best part is that is does not slow down Firefox at all.

SeoQuake

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This extension is a must-have for anybody whose work involves search engine optimization. SeoQuake obtains and investigates many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study. We can save these parameters for future work and compare them with the results obtained for other competitive projects.

Domain Availability Search

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A website’s name is a very important factor to consider while creating a website. We cannot simply think of a name, we have to check for its availability as well. Doman Availability Search add-on lets us do so easily. Supported TLDs include COM, NET, ORG, BIZ, CO.UK, ORG.UK, MOBI, INFO, TV, WS, IN, ME, US, CC, BZ, CA, CN, EU, and DE.

Shareaholic

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Promoting our site or blog over social media networks could not get any easier with Shareaholic. It is an award-winning add-on that has been downloaded over 1 million times by people looking for a customizable, light-weight method of sharing virtually any web page. The supported range of networks is more than impressive and we can share on them with simple mouse clicks.

Flagfox

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Finding out about the location of a site can be helpful in eliminating doubts regarding security. On the Firefox address bar, Flagfox places the country flag of the currently open website’s server. We can click on this Flag to pull up a geographical map of that location and other information regarding the site such as the city and IP address.

UPrinting Website Sponsorship Programs

If you have a blog or work with non-profit websites, you need to read this post! UPrinting.com, an online printing company, is now offering two excellent sponsorship programs.

The first program sponsors bloggers with advertising revenue, sponsored giveaways and product reviews. The second program sponsors non-profits, charities and educational organizations with printing services, saving them thousands of dollars a year! Read on to learn how you can get your blog or non-profit website sponsored by UPrinting.com.

Blog Sponsorships

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Finding a blog sponsor is easy with UPrinting.com! Bloggers of all types are welcome to join the program and have the opportunity to promote UPrinting’s services while expanding their own readership. The sponsorship offers bloggers free products to giveaway that are useful for designers, photographers and business people. Custom printed products such as business cards, single poster printing and canvas prints. For bloggers that qualify for BuySellAds banner advertising program, UPrinting works almost exclusively with their sponsored bloggers and provide a steady source of income. In addition, members are given a full support system within UPrinting’s private social network for bloggers and a dedicated sponsorship team to assist with blog promotions. Apply today or share this program with bloggers you admire.

Non-Profit Sponsorships

In a tough economy, non-profit organizations are vulnerable to financial hardship. Everyday operating expenses can be difficult to maintain. For those in need of non-profit printing sponsorship, UPrinting.com offers their UCommunity program. The program has worked with organizations like Heart Gallery of America, The Red Cross and Reef Check to support non-profit marketing and awareness campaigns with sponsored printing.

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Applying for non-profit sponsorship is easy. Simply fill out the application form, select a sponsorship level and submit a copy of your 501(c)(3) certificate!

For more information on these programs, call 1-800-381-3441 to speak with marketing relations or visit www.uprinting.com

Now Make Your Blogging Life Easier Than Ever With WordPress For iPad

We have got a great news for bloggers who use wordpress as their blogging platform and who do their best to keep their blog updated with latest news/happenings but they could not do the best due to functional limitation of wordpress for smartphones. Now WordPress made it easier for you if you are planning to have your Apple’s recently released iPad.

When everyone is curiously watching the release of Apple’s iPad, WordPress just announced the release of their optimized version of iPhone OS to take advantage of the iPad’s new user interface. It will really make your blogging life easier than ever before. Let me tell you how…

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You may want to post update from anywhere (while you are on the move) but who knew that it would be like that easy as today after this release. Now write, add photos, check your spelling, and even create links without having to write a single line of code or HTML. While writing if you are not comfortable, just rotate the screen. WordPress will automatically adjust to a more comfortable widescreen layout to enjoy the iPad experience.

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Yeah, it’s never been easier to stay in touch with your readers while you are not on the computer. But from now on you can moderate, edit, or reply to comments. It will also help you to quickly moderate bulk comments through the easy to use interface.

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I agree it’s not necessary but it would be fun though to share your location when you post to your wordpress blog if you are out somewhere. Just tap the Geotag icon on the Write screen, and watch as WordPress locates you on the map. It’s a great way to share where you were when you posted to your blog. But we have to wait for Geotagging features because it will be available on the iPad when the 3G model comes out in late April.

GoingUp Provides Everything A Blogger Needs

Site owners and professional bloggers use a variety of tools to assess the performance of their website. The number priority is to get as much traffic on the site as possible. To achieve this, the current traffic being received is analyzed statistically and graphically, search engine optimization tools are employed to generate material users search for, and various other applications are used.

GoingUp is a wonderful free website that combines virtually all the tools a site owner or professional blogger will need to better his/her site via the above mentioned tools.

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What GoingUp has in abundance are search engine optimization tools; a multitude of such tools are incorporated into our free GoingUp account.

We choose our preferred language type after we sign up:

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It is advisable to select one of the BEST languages type because these have more powerful tracking capability, they automatically update as new features become available, they give us full access to all GoingUp features, and let us earn points which make us eligible for GoingUp’s premium services.

A few notable features of GoingUp include:

1. With complete website statistics available, we can see our visitors, referring URLs, and search engine traffic.

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2. By tracking our keyword positions we can see how well our keywords were positioned.

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3. We can set custom tracking events to see sales, downloads, and subscriptions.

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4. GoingUp has a great AJAX interface that enables us to view only the data we want to see.

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Apart from these features GoingUp also includes Traffic Trend Analysis, Recent Visitor Map, User Profile Data, Heat Maps, Inbound Link Monitoring, Public Web-stats, Page Optimizer Tool, and Keyword Density Tool.

In conclusion, GoingUp is a must-bookmark site for all webmasters.

5 Websites & Tools Bloggers Should Know About

While the job is interesting and one gets to discover the latest about the Internet, blogging is no easy task. “Time is money” could not be any truer for bloggers; impossible deadlines put us under harsh time constraints. Due to this constraint, bloggers are always actively on the lookout for the next great tool that can help us cut back on the time it takes to write our articles/reviews.

Bloggers who run their own website, on the other hand, are not under any critical deadlines – their worries are of a different nature. Taking constant care of their website and monitoring it is an absolute must for them; if a site owner’s website unexpectedly goes down, his/her income will be negatively affected.

Therefore one way or the other, all bloggers have problems whether they are self-employed, freelancing, or fulltime employed. They need all the help they can get.

Today we present to our fellow bloggers five tools available on the internet which will help them in one way or the other. We hope you all find the following tools as helpful as we did.

You are welcome to share if you know more useful tools which our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter and do not forget to become our fan on facebook as well.

1. DomainTools

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For somebody who plans to start out his/her own website, the first most important step is to come up with a great name. Once the great name has been thought of, one needs to check its availability. DomainTools is a free website that does both things. Firstly it can suggest various names to a user by taking as input a keyword. Secondly it shows us which domain extensions (COM, NET, etc.) is the site name available. If a user wishes, he/she can buy and register the domain name right from the site. In this way, DomainTools eventually saves us a lot of time in the process of naming our website.

2. WhoisLookup/WhoisApplication

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WhoisLookup is a freeware application less than 100KB in size. The EXE file is downloaded and can be run without any installation. In the program we can enter the URL of a site and get its Whois information which shows us the site’s various attributes such as its registrar’s information, the location of the site, and the details of its administrator. Whois specifics can help out a great deal when trying to determine which website to blog about. To some extent, it can also show us whether or not the site’s claimed location matches its actual location; this helps us judge the trueness of the website’s credentials.

3. dnspchecker

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This nifty little freeware is about 3MB to download and is helpful in determining the status of a website. It is compatible with Linux and Windows operating systems. After we enter a URL into the program, it uses ping command to see if the DNS is live. In other words you can see if a site is up or not. A successful message is show each time the site if up; if the site is down or a valid response could not be received then it automatically checks the site every 60 seconds. This way we do not have to recheck the status of the site each minute (because it is automatically being done for us). To have it not interfere with our work, the program can be minimized to the System Tray and gives an alert when DNS is propagated.

4. Observu

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dnschecker can only help you if you have it installed on your system. If you are using a computer on which you do not have the privilege to install new programs and you would like to check the status of your websites, the only way that comes to mind is by actually visiting the website in your internet browser. If the number of websites is more than one then the process could be considerably time consuming. Observu is a free website that lets us register for a free account and enter an unlimited number of websites to be automatically monitored. If any one of them goes down, we are immediately emailed of its negative status. There is no limit to the number of sites we want monitored. Observu can be helpful not only for site owners but also for bloggers who have reviewed a website and want to stay informed of its status. For instance John, a blogger, blogs about www.XYZABC123.com and he is emailed of its negative status the next month; upon receiving the notification, John can updates his previous review and add a note saying that the site is currently experiencing problems and is down. Such responsibility can go a long way and earn loyal readers.

5. BlogDesk

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WordPress is a blogging platform used by many bloggers. Other widely used platforms are MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine. To blog in these platforms, we open up our internet browser window, log into our blogging Dashboard and get started. With the latest platforms we can save our work as we go along but having the data secure on our hard drive is something that most bloggers find comfortable. Also while typing on these platforms, one has to go through special means while inserting hyperlinks and pictures. BlogDesk is a 4MB freeware program that eliminates all the problems associated with typing our blogs on these platforms. It is a desktop application that enables us to type up our blog offline with ease. When we want to publish the article, we can simply blog from BlogDesk directly. The abovementioned blogging platforms are supported by the program. But before you go using it, make sure its option is enabled in the online settings of your blogging platform.

15 Most Popular Free Software I Am Thankful For

Today, we are going to say big Thank You to everyone who support us, appreciate us, love us and always be there for us when we need them. So, how can we forget those that makes our computer life easier and did the tremendous work for us. They delivered us those applications/softwares that help us to get the routine work done for our daily use. There are many that we can not count and list down exactly but we are tried to make a list of 15 Most Popular Free Software I Am Thankful For. And Yes! Happy Thanksgiving all of you too

You are welcome to share other software you would thankful for and that made your life easier. . Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

WordPress

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WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

phpBB

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With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB will grow with, and complement your website. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.

Firefox

Firefox 3.5 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.

Drupal

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Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites.

Gimp

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GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

Wine

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Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available.

FileZilla

FileZilla is a cross-platform graphical FTP, FTPS and SFTP client a lot of features, supporting Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and more. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server for Windows. It has a powerful Site Manager and transfer queue and drag & drop support.

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment. This is based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

TightVNC

TightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.This is a cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, compatible with other VNC software.

Blender

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Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems. It includes tools for modeling – fast subdivision surface and polygon tools, multi-resolution mesh sculpting, metaballs, NURBS, vector fonts, and curves; uv mapping; shaders and texturing – both paint based and node based; ik and fk animation tools with rigging, constraints, skinning, morph targets, drivers, deformers, and modifiers; simulation tools including hard bodies, soft body, cloth, and fluids; and particle systems including hair. Blender has integrated rendering with both its native renderer and the raytracer Yafray as well supporting many external renderers; and python based scripting.

Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together etc.

VideoLAN

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VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

BitTorrent

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BitTorrent 6 is a client that transfers large videos, audios or softwares in a faster and cheaper way. A ‘client’ in this case is a computer program that follows the rules of a protocol. The BitTorrent 6 client will give you access to the world of content on the protocol in a lightweight, fast and reliable package.

OpenOffice

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OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Open Office

OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Mozilla Firefox As An Open Source Faster, Safer And Smarter Web Browser

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Amaya

Alternative: Adobe Dreamweaver

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Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.

80+ High Quality And Useful Resources For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In October

We are always in search of great free resources, tips, tricks, etc. for our readers. Every day we work hard to find new resources and inspiration for designers like you. Today, we have another great post, “Discover the Best of the Web” on SmashingApps. In this, we made a list of 80+ High Quality And Useful Resources For Designers. We obviously cannot cover all the best from the web, but we have tried to cover as much as possible.

You are welcome to share if you know more best of the web in the month of October which our readers/viewers may like.  Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

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50+ High Quality Icon Design Tutorials (Part 2)

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55 Terrific Cinema 4D Tutorials and Techniques

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Create a Realistic Looking Nokia 5800 in 3ds Max

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How to Create Roads and Rail Tracks on a Path

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40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials

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A Beginners Guide to Digital Textile Printing

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Create a Transparent Text Effect with Fresh Grass Texture and Custom Brushset

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75 PSD to HTML Resources for Web Designers

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The Ultimate Round-Up of Print Design Tutorials

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Design A Killer Fashion Model Poster

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How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4

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50 Hot New Tutorials From Around The Web

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45+ Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Creating Cartoon Character Illustrations

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Design a Minimal and Modern Portfolio Layout with Photoshop

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30 Advanced Photoshop Tutorials for Gamers

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Blog Headers: 20 Great Examples and Best Practices

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Build a Slick Rich User Interface in Photoshop

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40 Quality Photoshop UI Design Tutorials

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Artwork, Digital Photography and Inspiration

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50 Awe-Inspiring Underwater Photos

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21 Adorable Pieces Of Manga Art

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100+ Clean, Simple and Minimalist Website Designs

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15 Fabulous Examples of Origami Inspired logo Designs

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39 Astonishing Examples of 3D Typography

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35 Smart Logos With Second Thought To Make You look Twice

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11 Amazing Photo Manipulated and Digital Art Wallpapers

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A Showcase of 35 Beautiful Typographical Illustrations

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40 Beautiful HDR Pictures You Would be Amazed

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Trends in Pricing Page Design and Layout

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14 Bold and Colorful Print Ads from Various Brands

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44 Examples of Nature Inspired Website Designs

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Weekly Vector Inspiration #40

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23 Eco Friendly Sites that are Using WordPress

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30 Superb Examples of Infographic Maps

30-Superb-Examples-of-Infographic-Maps

Website Design Showcase Of 21 Popular Brands

Website-Design-Showcase-Of-21-Popular-Brands

30 Jaw Dropping 3D Character Creations

30-Jaw-Dropping-3D-Character-Creations

45 Inspiring Navigation Menus That You Must See

45-Inspiring-Navigation-Menus-That-You-Must-See

15 Inspirational Single-Page Websites

15-Inspirational-Single-Page-Websites

10 Unforgettable Interactive and Inspirational Business Cards

10-Unforgettable-Interactive-and-Inspirational-Business-Cards

105 People Photo Manipulation Works You Will Really Marvel

105-People-Photo-Manipulation-Works-You-Will-Really-Marvel

40+ Beautiful Fish Inspired Logos

40-Beautiful-Fish-Inspired-Logos

25 Absolutely Magnificant Landscape Photo Manipulation

25-Absolutely-Magnificant-Landscape-Photo-Manipulation

Showcase of Social Networking Websites

Showcase-of-Social-Networking-Websites

15 Elegant Cartoon Wallpapers You Can Not Miss

15-Elegant-Cartoon-Wallpapers-You-Can-Not-Miss

40 Striking Examples of Graffiti Art

40-Striking-Examples-of-Graffiti-Art

24 Awesome Single Page Portfolio Designs

24-Awesome-Single-Page-Portfolio-Designs

80+ Photo Manipulations Art to Ignite Your Creativity

80-Photo-Manipulations-Art-to-Ignite-Your-Creativity

Javascript and Ajax

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How to Build a Simple Content Slider jQuery Plugin

How-to-Build-a-Simple-Content-Slider-jQuery-Plugin

20 Simple jQuery Tricks

20-Simple-jQuery-Tricks

35 Fresh and Useful jQuery Plugins

35-Fresh-and-Useful-jQuery-Plugins

Curtains Opening Animation with jQuery

Curtains-Opening-Animation-with-jQuery

xHTML and CSS
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Mastering CSS Coding: Getting Started

Mastering-CSS-Coding-Getting-Started

The Blueprint CSS Framework – Tutorials, How-to Guides and Tools

The-Blueprint-CSS-Framework–Tutorials-How-to-Guides-and-Tools

Purely CSS – Faking Minimum Margins

Purely-CSS–Faking-Minimum-Margins

Resources

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90′s Technology

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Most Useful Collection of Premium 3d models

Most-Useful-Collection-of-Premium-3d-models

1000+ High Quality Free Grunge Textures, Icons, Brushes and Fonts

1000-High-Quality-Free-Grunge-Textures-Icons-Brushes-and-Fonts

45 Beautiful Dual-Screen Wallpapers

45-Beautiful-Dual-Screen-Wallpapers

30 Stunning Fonts To Enhance Your Designs

30-Stunning-Fonts-To-Enhance-Your-Designs

Collection of 8 Free and Exceptional Icon Sets

Collection-of-8-Free-and-Exceptional-Icon-Sets

80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

80-Stunning-Background-Patterns-For-Your-Websites

9 Open Source Microblogging Applications

9-Open-Source-Microblogging-Applications

500+ Free Download High Quality Photoshop PSD Files For Designers

500-Free-Download-High-Quality-Photoshop-PSD-Files-For-Designers

24 High Quality Free And Stunning Symbol Fonts

24-High-Quality-Free-And-Stunning-Symbol-Fonts

50 Surprisingly Amazing Themes for Blogger

50-Surprisingly-Amazing-Themes-for-Blogger

40 Amazing Photoshop Brush Directories and Collections

40-Amazing-Photoshop-Brush-Directories-and-Collections

Miscellaneous Articles

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20 Best WordPress Typography Plugins To Enhance Readability

20-Best-Wordpress-Typography-Plugins-To-Enhance-Readability

How to Properly Prepare a Guest Post in 5 Simple Steps

How-to-Properly-Prepare-a-Guest-Post-in-5-Simple-Steps

5 Highly Applicable, Yet Easily Overlooked Features in Photoshop

5-Highly-Applicable-Yet-Easily-Overlooked-Features-in-Photoshop

The History and Evolution of Social Media

The-History-and-Evolution-of-Social-Media

20 Useful & Nicely Designed Web Applications

20-Useful-Nicely-Designed-Web-Applications

24 Useful Tutorials on Creating Photoshop Brushes

24-Useful-Tutorials-on-Creating-Photoshop-Brushes

30+ Super Secret OS X Features and Shortcuts

30-Super-Secret-OS-X-Features-and-Shortcuts

15 Most Important WordPress Plugins To Help You Fight Spam

15-Most-Important-Wordpress-Plugins-To-Help-You-Fight-Spam

Guide to a Successful Blog Post

Guide-to-a-Successful-Blog-Post

8 Powerful WordPress Plugins You Probably Don’t Use But Should

8-Powerful-Wordpress-Plugins-You-Probably-Dont-Use-But-Should

9 OpenSource URL shortening apps to make your own services

9-OpenSource-URL-shortening-apps-to-make-your-own-services

7 Key Principles That Make A Web Design Look Good

7-Key-Principles-That-Make-A-Web-Design-Look-Good

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7

Windows-Keyboard-Shortcuts-for-Windows-7

20 Handy Photoshop Tips For a Faster Workflow

20-Handy-Photoshop-Tips-For-a-Faster-Workflow

10 Useful WordPress Coding Techniques

10-Useful-WordPress-Coding-Techniques

Present.ly Allows Secure And Private Microblogging For Your Business

Present.ly allows individuals to post short, frequent updates that are tracked or “followed” by others. Unlike Twitter, Present.ly provides a secure and private way to share updates among members of a company, without them being visible to the outside world.

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You can keep your conversations focused by creating Groups for each project or topic of discussion. Users receive messages that are relevant to the topic at hand and are free to move between conversations as desired.

With Present.ly, it’s easy to share images, documents, video, and audioclips with your colleagues. Whether you’re looking for quick feedback on a new design mockup or sending out new policy documents for human resources, it has never been easier to rapidly share and communicate media in your company.

You don’t need a computer at the ready to touch base with your team. Present.ly provides multiple interfaces that let you keep in touch wherever you are. You can use it from your computer, your mobile phone, or most any device capable of connecting to the internet.

65+ Must See Resources Especially For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In September

We are always in search of great free resources, tips, tricks, etc. for our readers. Every day we work hard to find new resources and inspiration for designers like you. Today, we have another great post, “Discover the Best of the Web” on SmashingApps. In this, we made a list of 65+ Must See Resources Especially For Designers. We obviously cannot cover all the best from the web, but we have tried to cover as much as possible.

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50+ Creative Masterpieces Of Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects
21 Stunning Examples Of Creatively Done Stop Motion Animations
15 Most Useful & Free Collection Of Ready-To-Use Design Freebies
43 Really Useful Photoshop Tutorials For Excellent 3d Effects
17 Mind-Blowing Digital Painting Tutorials Of Beautiful Girls
31 Masterpieces Of Creative And Clever Advertising Concepts
21 Really Stunning Photoshopped Photos For Creative Inspiration
43 Of The Extremely Creative Wonders Of Macro Photography
27 Best Places You Should Visit To Get Incredible Web Design Inspiration!
21 Extremely Vibrant And Creative Advertisements With Animals
39 Masterpieces Of Creative Advertisements

17 Digital Image Illustration Which You Probably Never Seen Before!
15 Digital Photo Manipulation From Flickr To Get Inspiration
23 Awesome Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not

Design Tips, Tricks and Tutorial
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82 Earth-Shattering ZBrush Tutorials

82 Earth-Shattering ZBrush Tutorials

56 Absolutely Brilliant and Intriguing Photoshop Video Tutorials

56 Absolutely Brilliant and Intriguing Photoshop Video Tutorials

45 Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator

45 Tutorials for Learning Pixelmator

27 Excellent Digital Photography Tutorials

27 Excellent Digital Photography Tutorials

40 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Manipulation

40 Useful Photoshop Tutorials for Photo Manipulation

10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials

10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials

6 Different Ways to Make Your Text and Images Glow [Tutorials]

6 Different Ways to Make Your Text and Images Glow [Tutorials]

11 Fascinating and Educational Tutorials Teaching You How to Produce Better Photo Effects

11 Fascinating and Educational Tutorials Teaching You How to Produce Better Photo Effects

How to Effectively Use Contrast, Auto Levels, and Batch Processing

How to Effectively Use Contrast, Auto Levels, and Batch Processing

50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn

50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn

20+ Car Pimping and Tuning Photoshop Tutorials

20+ Car Pimping and Tuning Photoshop Tutorials

15 Of The Best Character Illustration Tutorials Online

15 Of The Best Character Illustration Tutorials Online

Photoshop Tutorials You Do Not Want to Miss

Photoshop Tutorials You Do Not Want to Miss

Urban Art Tutorial in Photoshop and Illustrator

Urban Art Tutorial in Photoshop and Illustrator

Top Places to Find Quality Illustrator Tutorials Online

Top Places to Find Quality Illustrator Tutorials Online

Artwork, Digital Photography and Inspiration

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Typographic Portraits That Are Absolutely Beautiful

Typographic Portraits That Are Absolutely Beautiful

100 Artworks from the Top 20 Designers in The Middle East and Africa

100 Artworks from the Top 20 Designers in The Middle East and Africa

23 Colorful And Smart Examples Of Beautiful Web Designs

23 Colorful And Smart Examples Of Beautiful Web Designs

70 Fresh and Inspirational Blog Designs

70 Fresh and Inspirational Blog Designs

Stunning illustrated typography on dark backgrounds

Stunning illustrated typography on dark backgrounds

Best of Best WordPress 404 Error Page Designs

Best of Best WordPress 404 Error Page Designs

20 Amazing Examples of Vector Artwork

20 Amazing Examples of Vector Artwork

Website Design: Some of the most uniquely designed E-commerce websites

Website Design: Some of the most uniquely designed E-commerce websites

40 Gorgeous Fantasy Wallpapers to Spice Up your Laptop

40 Gorgeous Fantasy Wallpapers to Spice Up your Laptop

40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

13 Striking Digital illustrations of Horror Girls by Yoshitaka Kawakami

13 Striking Digital illustrations of Horror Girls by Yoshitaka Kawakami

CSS: Design Out Of The Box

CSS: Design Out Of The Box

40 Excellent Examples of Interior Designs Rendered in 3D Max

40 Excellent Examples of Interior Designs Rendered in 3D Max

25 Examples of Web 2.0 and Traditional Design Rules Coming Together

25 Examples of Web 2.0 and Traditional Design Rules Coming Together

33 Creative and Beautiful Logos

33 Creative and Beautiful Logos

50 Inspiring Web Application and Service Web Site Designs

50 Inspiring Web Application and Service Web Site Designs

50 Beautiful & Unique Twitter Profile Designs

50 Beautiful & Unique Twitter Profile Designs

30 Powerful and Inspiring Street Fighter Characters Artworks

30 Powerful and Inspiring Street Fighter Characters Artworks

50 Websites (and More) for Your Design Inspiration

50 Websites (and More) for Your Design Inspiration

20 Creative Illustration Advertisements from behance

20 Creative Illustration Advertisements from behance

40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

40 Breathtaking & Creative Logo Designs Just to Inspire

TOP 35 Grunge Websites

TOP 35 Grunge Websites

Amazing Character Designs: 75 Brilliant Examples

Amazing Character Designs: 75 Brilliant Examples

25 Inspiring Examples of Abstract Vector Design

25 Inspiring Examples of Abstract Vector Design

15 Mind Blowing Dragons Illustrations and Artworks

15 Mind Blowing Dragons Illustrations and Artworks

Javascript and Ajax

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40 Super-Neat JavaScript Plugins

40 Super-Neat JavaScript Plugins

25 Useful jQuery Tooltip Plugins and Tutorials

25 Useful jQuery Tooltip Plugins and Tutorials

35+ Create Amazing Image Effects and Sliders with These Awesome jQuery Plugins

35+ Create Amazing Image Effects and Sliders with These Awesome jQuery Plugins

10 Easy jQuery Tricks for Designers

10 Easy jQuery Tricks for Designers

xHTML and CSS
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Create a photorealistic web layout – CSS/XHTML available

Create a photorealistic web layout - CSS/XHTML available

CSS Wishlist: New Ideas, Debates and Solutions

CSS Wishlist: New Ideas, Debates and Solutions

51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

51 Form Element Resources and Tutorials Using CSS And Javascript

30 CSS Best Practices for Beginners

30 CSS Best Practices for Beginners

Resources
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60+ Totally Free Rusted Metal Textures for Designers

60+ Totally Free Rusted Metal Textures for Designers

460 Free High Quality Icons For Web Designers

460 Free High Quality Icons For Web Designers

60 High Quality Photoshop PSD Files For Designers

60 High Quality Photoshop PSD Files For Designers

Massive Collection of Stunning Photoshop Actions

Massive Collection of Stunning Photoshop Actions

27 Best WebSites to Download Free Seamless Patterns

27 Best WebSites to Download Free Seamless Patterns

Fresh Free High-Quality Icon Sets

Fresh Free High-Quality Icon Sets

Style Switchers Showcase and Resources

Style Switchers Showcase and Resources

76 Dirty, Extreme And Creative Free Grunge Fonts

76 Dirty, Extreme And Creative Free Grunge Fonts

99 High-Quality Free (X)HTML/CSS Templates

99 High-Quality Free (X)HTML/CSS Templates

Five Free Tools for Multi-Monitor Computer Set-Ups

Five Free Tools for Multi-Monitor Computer Set-Ups

14 Best Online Typography Tools for Web Designers

14 Best Online Typography Tools for Web Designers

16 Free “Premium Quality” WordPress Magazine Themes

16 Free “Premium Quality” WordPress Magazine Themes

13 Excellent Firefox Add-Ons That Are Absolutely Useful

13 Excellent Firefox Add-Ons That Are Absolutely Useful

49 Amazing Resources for Free Vector Graphics

49 Amazing Resources for Free Vector Graphics

Miscellaneous Articles

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20+ Powerful WordPress Security Plugins and Some Tips and Tricks

20+ Powerful WordPress Security Plugins and Some Tips and Tricks

10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

30 Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks

30 Incredibly Useful WordPress Hacks

The Only SEO Tools You’ll Ever Need

The Only SEO Tools You’ll Ever Need

The Difference Between Art and Design

The Difference Between Art and Design

Must See SEO Guide for All WordPress Bloggers

Must See SEO Guide for All WordPress Bloggers

13 Simply Useful WordPress Plugins That Can Make Lives Easier

This is another post about useful wordpress plugins. There are hundreds of wordpress plugins available on the internet. Some of them are very useful and some of them are only for sake of existence. But it’s totally up to you that how you can make your wordpress blog more strong and powerful using different plugins to give your blog readers an amazing and wonderful experience.

In this post, I tried to list down 13 Simply Useful WordPress Plugins That Can Make Lives Easier. This list has few of the unlimited wordpress plugins introduction. I hope you will enjoy this.

You are welcome to share if you know and want to share more Useful WordPress Plugins That Probably Are Essential and our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

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7 New And Useful Free Sites With Unique File Hosting Features
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31 Power Tools For Twitter Lovers To Make Lives Easier
13 Premium-Like WordPress Themes That Are Free And Stunning
13 Simple And Elegant Free WordPress Themes
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7 New And Useful Free Sites With Unique File Hosting Features

WordPress Download Monitor

Wordpress Download Monitor

Download Monitor 3 is upon us. Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking download hits, and displaying links.

Plugin Manager

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Plugin Manager lets you to view, download and install plugins from wordpress.org from an AJAX’ed interface, instead of manually downloading, extracting and uploading each plugin.

Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics for WordPress

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within comments, blogroll links and downloads. It also allows you to track AdSense clicks, add extra search engines, track image search queries and it will even work together with Urchin.

Search Everything

Search Everything

Search Everything increases the ability of the default WordPress Search, options included Search Every Page, Search Every Tag, Search Every Category, Search non-password protected pages only, Search Every Comment and much more…

Advertising Manager

Advertising Manager

This plugin will manage and rotate your Google Adsense and other ads on your WordPress blog. It automatically recognises many ad networks including Google Adsense, AdBrite, Adify, AdGridWork, Adpinion, Adroll, Chitika, Commission Junction, CrispAds, OpenX, ShoppingAds, Yahoo!PN, and WidgetBucks. Unsupported ad networks can be used as well.

Featured Content Gallery

Featured Content Gallery

Featured Content Gallery creates an automated, fully customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site. Choose your images and display categories, pages or posts with custom overlay text and a thumbnail carousel. Custom options include gallery size, color, style and more.

Subscribe2

Subscribe2

Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.

WordPress Automatic upgrade

Wordpress Automatic upgrade

WordPress Automatic Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions.

TweetMeme Button

TweetMeme Button

The TweetMeme button easily allows your blog to be retweeted. The button also provides a current count of how many times your story has been retweeted throughout twitter.

BuySellAds WordPress Plugin

BuySellAds WordPress Plugin

This simple plugin helps you easily integrate your BuySellAds zones and includes anti-AdBlock meaures to prevent AdBlock (and similar software) from blocking the advertisement.

Social Bookmarking for WordPress

Social Bookmarking for WordPress

Sociable is a plugin which adds social media buttons to your posts, and does so easily, and beautifully.  It will automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed. You can choose from 99 different social bookmarking sites.

User Community

User Community

A plugin to build user communities all around WordPress, mainly it’s around having a well integrated profiles system. This plugin will provide all needed functions and widgets to make it easy and flexible the ways to show all information about a user. Also, there is some user privacy settings to permit which information to show in the profile page.

Pretty Link

Pretty Link

You can shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website. Unlike other link shrinking services like tinyurl, budurl, and bit.ly, this plugin allows you to create shortlinks coming from your own domain! Pretty Link tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os and host.

17 Creative Collection Of Inspirational Resources For Designers

As a designer, all of us are continuously searching for effective inspiration because getting an idea and inspiration is sometimes really hard and when you are planning to start your new web design project and you are curiously finding for a mind blowing web design inspiration so you don’t want to spend too much time and want to get start something as soon as you can. But most of the time, your mouse is not moving around as you want or your hand is not in your creative control or maybe when you are just tired and do not have creative mood to work. So if you want to get fresh your creative man or come up with some creative web design ideas or just need to motivate and inspire yourself with current design trends, we are today listing down 17 Creative Collection Of Inspirational Resources For Designers. This list is not long in numbers but I promise you that when you start browsing them in details it will must boost your creative design ideas professionally and motivate you for to design your project in such a way that people will never forget that you have made it!

You are welcome to share if you know more resources and collection to get inspired with current design trend that our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at smashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

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21 Really Stunning Photoshopped Photos For Creative Inspiration
43 Of The Extremely Creative Wonders Of Macro Photography
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13 Simple And Elegant Free WordPress Themes
21 Extremely Vibrant And Creative Advertisements With Animals
39 Masterpieces Of Creative Advertisements

17 Digital Image Illustration Which You Probably Never Seen Before!
15 Digital Photo Manipulation From Flickr To Get Inspiration
23 Awesome Photos That Look Like They’re Photoshopped But Are Not

25+ Most Creative and Stunning Photo Manipulations

25+ Most Creative and Stunning Photo Manipulations

100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

25 Flourish Designs

25 Flourish Designs

20 Beautiful Examples of Photoshopped Smoke Art and Technique Tutorials

20 Beautiful Examples of Photoshopped Smoke Art and Technique Tutorials

25 Unique uses of WordPress as CMS

25 Unique uses of WordPress as CMS

40 Useful and Creative Infographics

40 Useful and Creative Infographics

35 Examples Of Masterful Lighting Effects In Web Design

35 Examples Of Masterful Lighting Effects In Web Design

Totally Awesome Joker Collection

Totally Awesome Joker Collection

20 Stunning Panoramic Landscapes

20 Stunning Panoramic Landscapes

21 Colorful Artwork Of Character Design To Grab Your Attention

21 Colorful Artwork Of Character Design To Grab Your Attention

42 Amazing Resources for Inspirational Typography

42 Amazing Resources for Inspirational Typography

50 Excellent Circular Logos

50 Excellent Circular Logos

25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects in Web Designs

60 Beautiful Fractals Created with Apophysis:Part 1

60 Beautiful Fractals Created with Apophysis:Part 1

30 Untypical WordPress Sites

30 Untypical WordPress Sites

25 of the Best Websites for Educational Institutions

25 of the Best Websites for Educational Institutions

50 Inspirational Web Design Blogs

50 Inspirational Web Design Blogs

21 Premium-Like Free Photoblog Themes For WordPress

Few days ago, we have been requested to list down some beautiful photoblog themes for wordpress. Today, we are going to deliver the most beautiful collection of photoblog themes for wordpress. This is not the long list with all the available wordpress themes on the internet but this is an exclusive collection of free photoblog wordpress themes that are nice, simple and elegant looking and you may consider any of these themes as per your need  if you are searching for your photoblog.

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21 Really Stunning Photoshopped Photos For Creative Inspiration
43 Of The Extremely Creative Wonders Of Macro Photography
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21 Extremely Vibrant And Creative Advertisements With Animals
39 Masterpieces Of Creative Advertisements

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PhotographerDream WordPress Theme

PhotographerDream WordPress Theme

PhotographerDream WordPress Theme was build specially for photographers. Right from the main page visitor will see photographer shots. On the photo page image pan is used, so if the image is extra large user will drag it to view every pixel. Your blog visitors can also press control and drag photo to zoom the image.

AutoFocus

AutoFocus

AutoFocus is a WordPress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online.

Grain Theme for WordPress

Grain Theme for WordPress

Grain Theme for WordPress is a fixed-width photoblog theme for WordPress 2.3+. To use it you have to additionally install the Yapb plugin; Recommended versions are 1.9 or newer. Grain comes with an administrative backend and relies heavily on CSS for it’s styling. It uses a mosaic style overview page, has archives, can display exif data, browse to random photos etc.

Fotofolio

Fotofolio WordPress Theme - For your online portfolio

Fotofolio is a free wordpress template designed for easy creation online portfolio for Visual Workers; Photography, Graphic Design, Manga, Architect, etc.

WordPress Theme – Photo Blog

Wordpress Theme - Photo Blog

WordPress Theme – Photo Blog is a simple WordPress theme. No widget and fix width. Huh! Important here it’s simple, clean and easy to modify.

Wp Foto theme

Wp Foto Theme

Wp Foto theme is single layout theme designed for photo blogger. It uses custom fields for displaying thumbnail in home page, archive page, category and tag page.

Sharpfolio

Sharpfolio

Sharpfolio is a WordPress theme designed to enable Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Motion Designers, Artists or any creative professional to showcase their work in a simple, clean, beautiful portfolio.

The Unstandard

The Unstandard

The Unstandard is a split two / three column WordPress 2.6 or 2.7+ compatible theme. The home and archive index pages utilize photos rather than text. The latest update is completely optimized and stripped of any unnecessary code allowing for complete customization

Fotolog WP theme

Fotolog WP theme for photoblog

Fotolog WP theme for photoblog is suitable for those who have huge interest in photography but have no specific template to showcase their high quality photos with wide dimension. It has 1 column, showing 1 photo for each page and showing maximum 800px width photo on main page (can be modified). Previous photo and next photo link on top and bottom of each page, this will help for better/faster navigation.

PhotoBlog Theme for WordPress

PhotoBlog Theme for WordPress

PhotoBlog Theme for WordPress uses the jQuery JavaScript-Framework, which has been included with the standard WordPress installation since version 2.1. The plugin uses the standard JS that is part of WordPress, meaning that it does not need to be installed separately. The decision to use jQuery was made on account of its very small file size (20KB)

Free Photo Gallery

Free Photo Gallery

Free Photo Gallery is a perfect theme for those photo bloggers who want to display bigger sized images. The simple web page has links to other pages like About and other images and comment section below the image.

Reflection

Reflection

Reflection is a simple, clean and elegant theme for running your photoblog using WordPress.

Photoblog Dark Portfolio WordPress Theme

Photoblog Dark Portfolio WordPress Theme

Photoblog Dark Portfolio WordPress Theme is ajax content sliderDark style, online portfolio premium wordpress theme.

Grace

Grace Theme

Grace is a stylish, minimalistic photoblog theme for WordPress. Grace’s muted color scheme and big frame puts your photos right at the center of the blog making colors seem even more vibrant and beautifully complementing those in black and white.

iQ2 is a WordPress photoblog

iQ2 WordPress Photoblog Theme

iQ2 is a WordPress photoblog theme that fully integrates with the PhotoQ Photoblog Plugin. The main features of the theme consists Fixed width, Fully widget compatible, Built-in EXIF support etc.

Ascari

Ascari

Ascari is a very simple theme so it is perfect for portfolios of any kind. This will also post a coming soon image if you don’t post a image yourself to keep the theme looking professional.

Spotless

Spotless

Spotless is a WordPress Theme designed specifically to be used for Photoblogs.  This is valid XHTML and CSS wordpress them. This is the most simplest free wordpress photoblog theme of its kind.

Linquist

Linquist

Linquist is a simple, portfolio oriented theme, without the usual blogging garbage. Inspired by and partially based on the fantastic Sharpfolio theme.

WP Pix Free Theme

WP Pix Free Theme

WP Pix Free Theme is not just another WordPress theme, it’s more to it than meet the eye — it’s a real photoblog/portfolio.

Photo-Biyori

Photo-Biyori

Photo-Biyori is a simple yet beautiful wordpress theme that can generate thumbnail automatically. This is widget ready theme with default picture size 500px.

Viewport Free WordPress Theme 

Viewport Free WordPress Theme

Viewport Free WordPress Theme is a 1 column grey photoblog WordPress Theme. This is very beautiful theme having attractive navigational structure for images.

Eight Most Useful And Robust Twitter Tools

As we all know Twitter is a rapidly growing micro-blogging service in these days. No doubt, It’s a great fun to share information or talk with your friends and the powerful way to spread the word as much as possible. For this reason, there are too many free twitter tools available that are offering you hassle free and simple way to tweet. In this post, we are listing down Eight Most Useful And Robust Twitter Tools that are free and absolutely useful. Whether you are designer, developer, office worker, manager, supervisor, student, home user, etc. We have tried to add something interesting for everyone. Most of them are not very well-known, but they are really amazing in respect to their features. Just take a look at them and share your thought here. If you like this post so please spread the word as much possible via twitter.

You are welcome if you want to share more twitter tools that we have missed here and you think our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter as well.

TweetDeck

TweetDeck

TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application, currently in public beta, that looks to capture the abundance of social media and display it in a unique columned user interface. This is a realtime application that allows users to monitor that information in a single concise view. TweetDeck currently integrates services from Twitter, Twitscoop, 12seconds, Stocktwits and now Facebook.

twhirl

twhirl

twhirl is a desktop client for the Twitter microblogging service. Most of the features available on the Twitter website are accessible through twhirl, too.It displays notifications for new messages and can also shorten long URLs. You can record a video on Seesmic, and share it on twitter immediately and much more…

twitterfeed

twitterfeed

Twitterfeed is a free service that will automatically tweet any post directly via your rss feed on twitter that you publish on your blog.

Tweetburner

Tweetburner

Tweetburner is the webservice that lets you shorten URLs, post them to Twitter and follow statistics about them. Simply, Tweetburner lets you track what happens with the links you share on Twitter.

DestroyTwitter

DestroyTwitter

DestroyTwitter is a compact though robust Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets up-to-date using notifications that appear when a new tweet arrives. DestroyTwitter uses a minimal amount of memory compared to its AIR-based alternatives without sacrificing functionality and performance. As a result, it can easily run in the background as an automated process.

TwitterFon

TwitterFon

TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use, and super fast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch. TwitterFon is focused on 80% of your task of Twitter such as check friends/replies timeline, check direct messages, send a reply and/or a direct message, and search. It also focused on easy to use. It has very clean user interface, very fast response and scrolling.

TwitterGadget

TwitterGadget

TwitterGadget is a clean, robust, web 2.0 style client for Twitter.com, designed to submit status updates to Twitter via your iGoogle homepage or Gmail Account.  TwitterGadget is completely AJAX based, meaning, at the user-specified refresh interval, only the status update content is refreshed in-line, on the gadget page. This means reduced bandwidth utilization between you and Twitter.com, while providing for a more user-friendly experience.

HootSuite

HootSuite

HootSuite is the ultimate Twitter toolbox. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success. HootSuite lets you manage your entire Twitter experience from one easy-to-use interface.

40+ Must-See Resources And Inspirational Collections For Designers To Discover The Best Of The Web In March

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