February 26, 2007

Tools for Bloggers

Here you will find a collection of useful blogging tools.
Free Google PageRank Display Widget

PageRank Display Widget

Check your blog's PageRank and display your ranking as a widget anywhere in your blog. Add PageRank Display Widget >>
Email Icon

Email Scrambler

Posting your email address online can encourage spam to your inbox. Thwart those pesky email harvesters by scrambling your email address! Scramble your email link >>
Color Icon

Web Color Calculator

Need to find the hex value of your favorite color? Use this free tool to find the values for the colors you need. Use the Web Color Calculator >>

Button Maker

Create small 80x15px buttons in your favorite colors. Ideal for blog promotion, RSS feeds and more. Create 80x15px buttons >>

Favicon Maker

Favicons are those tiny icons you often see in the left of the URL window in your browser. Using this tool, you can transform any JPG image into a customized favicon of your own! Create favicons from your favorite images >>
Lorem Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum "Dummy Text" generator

If you're working on a new design and need some dummy text to fill in the gaps, you can use this free Lorem Ipsum generator to create "dummy text" (you'll often find this used in my demonstration templates!). Generate Lorem Ipsum Text >>

Free PageRank Display Widget

Use this free tool to display your PageRank as a button in your blog template. This updates synamically so you can always be sure your PageRank display is up to date!

Just enter your blog's URL in the box below and click "submit". You will then be shown the various button styles you can use. Choose your button and the code for your PageRank display button will be generated below.

You can then copy the code into an HTML/Javascript widget in your sidebar, or paste into your template where you would like the button to appear.

Scramble your email address

Spam bots harvest email addresses from web sites and blogs. This email scrambler is designed to obfuscate your email address using Javascript, which ensures only Javascript enabled browsers can read the email address, thus protecting it from email harvesters.

To use this email scrambler, simply enter your email address in the box below and type the link you would like to display to your visitors (eg: "Email Me"). When you click the "Scramble Email" button, you will be presented with javascript code which you can copy and paste into your blog template where you would like the email link to be displayed (eg: in an HTML/Javascript widget in your sidebar).

Scramble your email addres
Email address:   Link text:   
Note: Just leave the 'Link text' field blank if you want your email address be displayed.

Instructions: Paste the code above in your blog template/web page where you would like the email link to appear.

Please note: for Blogger users, the email link will not display in the body of a blog post. Instead, you should use the generated Javascript in an HTML/Javascript widget in your sidebar (or similar).

Web Color Calculator: Find the Hex Values for your favorite colors

Button Maker (For RSS, Icons and more)

Using this button maker, you can create unique 80x15px sized buttons which are ideal for linking to your blog feed, as a promotional tool and much more.

February 24, 2007

Favicon Generator

Lorem Ipsum Dummy Text Generator

Lorem Ipsum Generator

When testing out new templates, it's handy to create "dummy posts" to check the layouts and settings. "Lorem ipsum" is the standard dummy text used by publishers all over the world.

You can use this simple Lorem Ipsum generator to create paragraphs of text for dummy posts/blog templates/whatever purpose you wish! Simply click on the number of paragraphs you want to create and the Lorem Ipsum text will be generated in the box below.

Generate Lorem Ipsum Paragraphs

For more information about Lorem Ipsum, please visit the Lipsum website.

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Browse through the Archives

All existing posts are still available to view while I'm working on the site, albeit seen in a much simpler interface. Feel free to browse through the archives to find tutorials, templates and articles to help you build a better blog:

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