ImageCodr – A handy tool that simplifies finding, using and crediting flickr photos for reuse on web pages. It creates a block of code that displays the photo, the photographer’s flickr name, links back to the flickr photo page and notes the licensing on the photo – all in one handy chunk of code that’s ready to copy & paste to the spot where you want the photo to appear. (via: Download Squad)
- Drop the bookmarklet on your browser toolbar
- Use the search page to locate photos in flickr or search flickr directly.
- Click on the bookmarklet.
- Choose what size photo you want to use
- Copy the code for use on your web/blog/wiki pages.
Helene Blowers recently posted links to some fun blog analysis tools:
Here’s a list of a few fun blog analyzers that supposedly offer up some insights into your blog and writing style. Note: I can’t validate the scientific integrity of any of these tools. I share them here for your pure amusement purposes only 🙂
The tools and my results:
- Typealyzer – Myers-Briggs type of test for your blog’s personality: My blog came out as ESTP – A “doer”, not where I usually test on these things. But my blog must have it’s own personality?
A DOER: The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking andnengaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.
- Genderanalyzer – My blog came out as strongly male! 80%.
- Readability Test – And written at an elementary school reading level. Well, at least it’s very accessible. 🙂
- What is your blog worth – $3,951.78. Though I wouldn’t mind having that nearly $4,000 in my pocket, I guess I’m not going to get rich quick.
Have some fun analyzing your own blog or somone else’s!
Coveritlive.com is a pretty nifty (& free) tool to let’s you provide live commentary from an event. (Live blogging. blogcasting?) You type your notes into a browser based interface and your commentary is streamed out to a viewer you can put on your blog, wiki or web page. Your virtual audience can comment back to you as well.
Even though it’s been around for a while, I first heard of it yesterday when Kathryn Greenhill posted a note to twitter that there would be live coverage of the Bridging Worlds conference in Singapore.
Today Buffy Hamilton, another twitter colleague, was providing live coverage of the COMO 2008 conference in Georgia.
How could I resist setting up a test and having a little conference with myself. Within minutes of setting up an account, I had a viewer embedded on the wiki page I use for testing things like this. And I started broadcasting my coverage, which consisted of notes about the different features. You can see those notes in the embedded viewer below.
ScribbleLive appears to be a similar tool. But I don’t have time to test that today. Really need to get some other work done!
I love this magazine style WordPress theme and think it would be terrific for libraries looking to use WordPress as a content management system for their web site. I particularly like how it lets you have the latest story from each of your ‘categories’ show up on the main page. Create categories corresponding to library departments, service areas, branches… and the latest news from each will be on the main page. A lot less “bloggy” than many WordPress themes.
Branford Magazine WordPress Theme
And you can keep a main feature story at the top of the page, regardless of how many other stories are flowing into other parts of the page.
I haven’t tested it out yet though. The next library that wants me to help them with their web site is going to have to look at this one! 🙂 I also plan to use it as an example in a class I’m putting together on using WordPress to replace ‘traditional’ web sites.