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Web Design: Boxes with Rounded Corners

You will find that boxes with rounded corners are just a taste of web 2.0 design. You will see the rectangular shapes are for more professional websites, but you’ll also find the the rounded boxes more it look more playful and even more modern. You’ll find these are used on sites that indorse entertainment. You’ll find that these boxes can be used in so many ways, but you’ll want to keep... ❯❯❯

Review of Slhost Hosting: SLHost sucks!

If you ask my experience with SLhost.com. I'd just say: SLHost sucks. I have been hosting a website with Slhost.com and recently it was down. I went to SlHost.com's support page looking for contact info. In this kind of emergency situation, I found the best way is to talk to them on the phone or do a live Chat. To my disappointment, there's no contact phone number on SlHost.com's website and on... ❯❯❯

Magazine Style Wordpress Theme

Found a nice magazines style wordpress theme branfordmagazine: DEMO DOWNLOAD SUPPORT FORUMS TUTORIALS And there're a couple of lists for magazine style wordperss themes: http://hackwordpress.com/best-magazine-style-wordpress-themes/ http://www.epicwebstrategies.com/11-free-magazine-style-wordpress-themes/ For a list of best wordpress themes, check out this site:... ❯❯❯

Installing a CPAN Perl module from a non-root account

Source: http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~you/notes/perl-module-install.html Problem: you do not have root permission but want to install a Perl module in a local directory and the module can be located from your scripts. CPAN Perl modules Refer to Installing CPAN Modules and this section in the CPAN FAQ. Download the Perl module Find the Perl module you want. Google or the CPAN Search Site are usually... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (May 2009)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of best web directories to submit your websites and blogs. Being included in BOTW's directory will help to increase your Google ranking and will bring more traffic to your site. Use the following promo code to get 15% off on All NEW Submissions and Sponsorship Advertising in the Best of the Web Directory and BOTW Blog Directory. This promo code expires on... ❯❯❯

Some Useful Sites for Web Designers

Below are some useful website for web and graphic designers: 1. Getty Images: lots of stock photos and images. 2. Microsoft Clip Art Gallery: you can find a lot for clip arts, provided by MicroSoft Office. 3. E-Mail Icon Generator: Convert your email address to images to avoid spammers. 4. Free Logo Templates: where you can download logos for free. 5. ColorBlender: free online color matching... ❯❯❯

Google AdWords Keyword Tool

I haven't used Google's AdWords Keyword Tool that much, mainly because I'm not an active AdWord user. However, I just learned that this tool can help to know what Google thinks your website is about. Below is the URL of that tool: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal With this tool, you can type in the URL of your web page and click on "Get keyword ideas". The result is what... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (September 2009)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of best web directories to submit your websites and blogs. Being included in BOTW's directory will help to increase your Google ranking and will bring more traffic to your site. Use the following promo code to get 20% off on All NEW Submissions and Sponsorship Advertising in the Best of the Web Directory and BOTW Blog Directory. SINCE94 This promo code... ❯❯❯

Google Pagerank Update and Directory Submission

Google updated their page rank again recently. As a results, the PR values for many directories have changed again. So, I've complied a list of directories based on their PR value. The original list was from avivadirectory.com's Strongest Directories List. PR: 9 http://bubl.ac.uk/ (free) PR: 8 http://dir.yahoo.com ($299 per year) (Directory subdomain has page strength of 10 as... ❯❯❯

Why Use A Dedicated Server?

Why use a dedicated server? There are many reasons why you should choose to use a dedicated server. The most important reason is that you have full control of the server and no longer have to share space and bandwidth with other websites. There are so many options to start an internet based business. According to a study done by UCLA, nearly 90 percent of Americans have access to the internet. In... ❯❯❯

How to Use Web2.0 Tricks to Get Good Ranking

I just learned about a method to get good Google rankings: Step One: Write a post to Your blog. Step Two: Submit a snippet of the post to sites like Digg and Propeller. Step Three: Bookmark the snippet pages on sites like Delicious, Reddit and StumbleUpon. Step Four: Ping the bookmark RSS feeds using sites like Autopinger and Pingomatic. (Note: Reddit is nofollow until you get at least one... ❯❯❯

How to Get Instant Targeted Traffic Without Paying For It

Traffic is the life-blood of your Internet business. No traffic, no business. So how do you get traffic? With joint ventures and affiliates you're relying on someone else to get you the traffic. Your business (and the size of your bank account) is in their hands. With hocus pocus SEO techniques, you've got to stay a step ahead of the search engines. Good luck. With pay-per-click, you're... ❯❯❯

eBook Review: Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate

Recently I read an eBook on affiliate marketing, called Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate. After I have read it, I think it's a non-B.S. book and worth the money (only $29.95). Without giving away too much (otherwise the author might get angry), let me tell you a little bit about this book. I'd say Confessions of a Lazy Super-Affiliate is a pretty down-to-earth book. It's not for beginner,... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (New!)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of the most useful directories to submit your websites. Use the following promo code to get 20% off the regular submission price on Best of the Web's website submission and sponsorship advertising: ZOMBIE This promo code expires on October 31st, 2008. To use this coupon promo code, click here or the coupon image below to visit BOTW and enter the... ❯❯❯

Google Maps added Street View

Google Maps has just added a new featured caled "Street View". For some places on the Google Map, you can see photos of that street. The street-level photos are 360-degree navigable. Currently this cool feature is not available for all streets. On a Google map, if you see a street is outlined in blue, that means you see "Street View" of that street. The photo I showed above is a street view of... ❯❯❯