Saturday, May 23, 2009

How to : Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures

Royalty-free stock photos and Textures are very useful in every graphic project for web or print, especially if they are free. There are many websites where you can find royalty-free stock photos and textures, but the problem is most free stock photos are of poor quality and low resolution.

Where can you find royalty-free stock photos and textures?

Here is a list of 25 of the best sites to download royalty-free stock photos and textures.

























by BlueBots

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How to edit your Text Online

I don’t only love reviewing online web services but I also use them all the time. If I find anything practical enough for me I’d definitely give it a go and see how useful it can be for others. An online rich text editor usually presents a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” interface for editing rich text within web browsers. This may include editing tools for HTML, simply text or Wordpad featured editors. Following are some of the most useful online text editors you can use to get things done.

I personally like CopyPaste and HTMLEditor.

Edit Pad
Edit Pad is a free web application that allows you to edit and save your documents online. The coding of this website is intended to protect you from losing any text that you may be in the process of editing, even if you lose your internet connection or go offline in the middle of editing something.

JotDown is very simple web-based application that lets you save temporary notes, text files or manage to-do lists online. To get started simply start typing your text and it will save them automatically when you stop typing. You can easily save your documents by clicking “Save” link.

You can access and edit your text later at the permanent link provided in the address bar of your browser (ex: or share the read-only version of the text with others by clicking the “Share” button.

NextEdit is an online website editor that makes editing of websites easily and quickly. Enhance the look of your website with this user friendly web based tool. No training required. No installation or setup required. Sign up Today! And within a matter of minutes you are ready to start editing your website.

CopyTaste enables you to create your own private URL with the data you wish to share with your friends or colleagues. In addition to all the regular Word features it also offers a Firefox extension that lets you post any selected content on CopyPaste. There is no registration required in order for you to edit your content online. But it makes it easy to share content and let others comment on it if you sign up for a free account.

Last but not the least HtmlEdit. Probably one of my most favorite online editor. Not only it allows me to text but I can design an entire web page using this online tool. It definitely saves a lot of time by helping me to view the results right on the same page.

by Umar Anjum

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How To : Detect a visitor from Twitter

Visitors coming to my blogs from Twitter now represent something like 10% of all my traffic, which is quite a lot. Because many Twitter users re-tweet blog posts that they like, it may be a very good idea to detect Twitter visitors, welcome them and, of course, remind them that their re-tweets are appreciated.

To do this, open your single.php file and paste these lines where you’d like your “Welcome Twitter user” message to be displayed.

This code will detect readers coming from Twitter and display the message only to them.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

How to : To Get Design Inspiration

Written by Jacob Cass

I have recently noticed a multitude of blogs and websites offering design inspiration and I have decided to collect a list of the best posts and websites out there that really got me inspired.

If you have limited time, I would tell you to check out these picture based posts that load all the images on one page. Inspiration from 2007 and 32 Inspirational graphic design pieces. ShinyBinary and 57Even and UrbanCowboy and DeviantArt are also good choices.

Inspirational Collections

DesignFlavr - A gallery full of hand chosen design. 100% quality.

60 More Places To Get Design Inspiration - A list like this of 60 more websites where you can get design inspiration. All quality.

34 Places To Get Design Inspiration - 34 more websites of where to get design inspiration.

12 Links for Web Design Inspiration - A great list of where to get web design inspiration.

Great Illustrator Designs - A great pictured post of great illustrator designs.

32 Inspirational graphic design pieces - Another great pictured list of great graphic design.

The Best Inspiration from 2007 - A huge collection of awesome graphic design pieces from 2007.

Thinking For A Living - This is an awesome collection of only high quality websites and resources that have been broken down into smaller categories. Not so much visual inspiration but a list of good places where to get it.

Design Inspiration Galleries:

Design you trust
Siti webdesign
Best web gallery
One star gallery Design Inspiration Directory
Unmatched style
CSS Artillery
CSS Vault
Link Creme
CSS Creme
AIGA Design archives
Cool Homepages
Moluv’s Picks
CSS Beauty
Light on dark
CSS Mania
Design Shack

Design Studios / Artists

Cecilia Lindgren
Robert Scully
Shinybinary - Nik Ainley - Must check this guy out.
ISO50 - Scott Hansen
Transistor Studios
Adhemas Batista
Edwin Tofslie
Kouri Design
IN8 Design
Frost Design - Vince Frost
57Even - Must check this guy out.
UrbanCowboy - Must check this guy out.
Syrup Helsinki
Jop Quirindongo
Gui Borchert
Spike Press

Blogs (Resourceful Articles + Inspiration)

Design Inspiration Blog
Freelance Switch
You The Designer
AbduzeedoSpoon Graphics
The Tutorial Blog
Web designer Wall Studios
Smashing Magazine Blogperfume
David Airey


Try Googling ‘Design Inspiration‘. or anything else that tickles your fancy.

Use Digg and their design search
Use StumbleUpon and their design search
DeviantArt - A quick search will find many results.

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How To : Display your latest tweet as an image

Because of Twitter’s success, a lot of third-parties have started promoting additional Twitter services. TwitSig is one of them. This website is very ugly but also very cool because it allows you to get an auto-updating image that displays your latest Twitter entry.

While using this image as a signature in forums would be good enough, integrating it in your WordPress blog, under your posts for example, would also be great.

  1. Go to You don’t have to register: very nice!
  2. Simply enter your Twitter username in the text field.
  3. And your Twitter image is ready, displaying your latest tweet. The image is automatically updated when you update your Twitter status.
  4. Open any of your WordPress theme files and paste the following code.

[a href=""][img src="http://imageURL.jpg"]

p/s : Please replace [ with < and ] with >
p/s/s : Please replace yourname with your Twitter account name and imageURL

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

How to : Automatically create TinyUrls for your blog posts

Because of the restriction on character numbers in Twitter, you have to use a URL shortener when tweeting URLs. So, to help your readers tweet about your posts, you should definitely provide short URLs for all of your posts.

Here’s how to automate that task:

Open your functions.php file and paste the following code:

function getTinyUrl($url) {
$tinyurl = file_get_contents("".$url);
return $tinyurl;

Once done, paste this in your single.php file, within the loop:

$turl = getTinyUrl(get_permalink($post->ID));
echo 'Tiny Url for this post: '.$turl.''

To see this in action, visit WpVote, and look at any post.

Source: How to: Automatically provide TinyUrls for your WordPress blog posts

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How to : Display your latest tweet without a Wordpress plug-in

If people like your blog, they would probably also enjoy your tweets. Displaying your latest tweets on your WordPress blog is a good way to gain new subscribers. A plug-in can do that, but for such a simple task, I prefer a hack. This one grabs your latest tweet and displays it on your blog.

This ready-to-use code can be pasted anywhere in your theme files. Just don’t forget to change the value of the $username on line 4. The $prefix and $suffix variable can be used to insert a title, and the div element can be used for further CSS styling.

My last Tweet";

// Suffix - some text you want display after your latest tweet. (Same rules as the prefix.)
$suffix = "";

$feed = "" . $username . "&rpp=1";

function parse_feed($feed) {
$stepOne = explode("", $feed);
$stepTwo = explode("
", $stepOne[1]);
$tweet = $stepTwo[0];
$tweet = str_replace("<", "<", $tweet); $tweet = str_replace(">", ">", $tweet);
return $tweet;

$twitterFeed = file_get_contents($feed);
echo stripslashes($prefix) . parse_feed($twitterFeed) . stripslashes($suffix);

Source : How to: Display your latest twitter entry on your WP blog

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How to reduce cough? #2

If you have tried "How to reduce cough? #1" but unsuccessful to reduce your cough, might be you can try another method.

You mix a table spoon ricewith a small spoon of sugar and eat it every morning and night before you sleep.

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How to remove jackfruit rubber from your hands?

If you love eat jackfruit but afraid to peel jackfruit's skin because of it's rubber, you don't have to worry anymore.

Jackfruit's rubber will come out when you peel off it's skin using chopper or other things.

You can remove the rubber that stick to your fingers by applying some cooking oil after you have finished peeling the jackfruit's skin. The rubber will automatically off.

But if you buy a wrapped up jackfruit, you don't have to worry about that rubber. You can just eat it happily.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How to chat with others? Just Tweet.

You already know that you can use Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Meebo, Skype and else when you want to chat with others. But do you know the most popular application now?

Please forget about sending SMS in your mobile when you want to chat such as Windows Live Messenger for DiGi subsriber because you have much better option.

It definitely is Twitter. You can find artists, photographer, geek, new friends, old friends. Just follow them. Don't feel sad if they don't follow you back. Give them some time and unfollow them when you think it's quite long period you are following them.

TwitterFox is a simple to use Firefox add-ons.

This is the best way to unfollow in Twitter. You can found out who doesn't follow you

And you asked what about mobile phone? How to connect and update your Twitter? You can explore it here

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How to reduce your cough? #1

When you had a cough, I think definitely your solution just simple. Cough medicine. Do you that you can reduce your cough in natural way?

How to reduce your cough?

It is very easy step and it's simple as you eat the peas, as Malay proverb said.

You only need a small spoon of soy-bean sauce and musky lime. Mix it together and just make sure you eat it ASAP.

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Have fun trying this.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

How to create your own caller ringtone?

Yes, it is true. You can make your own caller ringtone. Most important factor is it's suitable for those Maxis, Celcom, Digi subscriber.

Forgot the scene when you was tired or frustrated searching for your favorite song to be the caller ringtone and you found out it was not available.

Believe it or not, you need to try it first.

Please log on to for further information.

And do give me some comments or feedback after you have try it!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

How to Get Rid of Ants?

If you have ants in your house, there are a few ways to get rid of them:

* Make an ant trap by dissolving 2–3 teaspoons of sugar in one cup of water. Moisten paper towels or sponges in the sugar water and set out overnight. The next morning, sweep the trap and the ants into a dustpan.

* You can also spray windowsills, door thresholds, counters, cabinets and other surfaces with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water.

* Sprinkle cayenne pepper and cinnamon on surfaces where ants gather.

* Spread grits, flour or ashes over ant trails and ants will soon find somewhere else to walk.

* Outside the house, pour lemon juice on thresholds, sills, cracks, and holes where ants can enter. Scatter lemon rinds around door entrances. You can use borax, powdered chalk, salt, talcum power, cream of tartar, powdered sulfur, or oil of clove in the same way.

* Apply petroleum jelly around the rims of pets' food bowls to keep ants at bay.

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