PayPerPost claim code

All an eagle would really like, is a teapot – my claim code

PayPerPost is a nice web inveronment for bloggers to grab some handful money for their writing works. It will give you commission depending on popularity of the post and on word counts of each single post.

In example one word means $0.01 so 200 words means $2 in a post. You can also choose how your advertisers can insert their link in your blog. They come up with 2 different offer side wiki or single post link advertisement. They give you option to choose.

While sign up you will be asking to insert a randomly generated sentance given by them after registration and you will need to insert that in one of your new post like I am doing for my one “All an eagle would really like, is a teapot”

 

You can go through this web service by clicking on PayPerPost link

Google Buzz: become more social using Gmail

GOOGLE is always making its loyal customers busy by introducing new services and updates. Just few days ago on 9 February GOOGLE comes up with its new Social service named “Google Buzz”. After getting connected the first thing comes in my mind is that it is just a short version of GOOGLE Wave. You can post your shouts like we do on Twitter which will be visible to your followers from current email contacts and it gives you options to follow more people according to your interest.

Interesting part is you can connect your Twitter, Picasa, Flicker and Google Reader directly with BUZZ. It insures more social visibility of your personal and professional status. Moreover it will add your recent activities right on your Google Profile. Google already open Buzz API for developers and we already do have some references by which we can be more influenced using this new Buzz!!!

The BUZZ Video, Blog and API

Here you could get the the Official Video by Google about Google BUZZ…

To view their official blog please click on the following link: GOOGLE Buzz Blog . If you like to play with Buzz codes you may like to visit their API page as well; Google Buzz API

How to use?

Easy really!! First you will need a Gmail account. Then go to Google Buzz website and click on “TRY BUZZ NOW” button. If you are logged in Google will automatically set-up Buzz for you and you will get a small Buzz button right below your Inbox in you Gmail UI.

Click on your Buzz button and you will be suggested with some followers that matches your interest and from your email contacts. Follow them and start using Buzz. You will also able to connect your Twitter, Flickr and Picasa with Buzz.

I am Buzzing…

I will write another post describing what you can do with Buzz and how to use it with your Blogs and website to make it more interactive. But we can get connected, Click on my profile to Buzz with me and stay together…. My Buzz Link

How I AM Website Developer can improve even more? Visitors review

 

IAMWD started its journey on 3rd or November 2009, by Shajed Evan. It’s goal is very simple, “Generating awareness and gather resources for freelancers in IT sector“. After around 3 months of operation with 150-200 visitors each day, I am trying to get some review from my visitors, to enhance best possible experience for my readers.

I am not a recognized person neither very successful in my career yet but as an entrepreneur I am trying my best. When I see people on internet  with their happy face describing their success stories I get encouraged to do even more than before. IAMWD is my first ever blog and I want to make it one of the top in the industry, but I can not do it alone. I will definitely need valuable comments from my little group of visitors.

I think most of my visitors are a target group of IT specialist. As an programmer, web designer, web usability specialist or even as a writer is possible to get some comments or review about “I AM WEBSITE DEVELOPER : BLOG” ? Please leave your valuable comments in the comment field and if possible don’t forget to invite your twitter followers by retweeting this post so that I can have more visitors to submit their review.

Your Review

You may criticize, leave some expert advice, tips, give warning about any technical mistakes, talk about its usability or experience. These will give me a clear overview about my blog and I willable to make it even better according to your suggestion or criticism.

Waiting…..

It is always difficult to make space for a new-by within a very competitive place. But inspiration or guideline may be useful to carry-on. It is your time to reply.

Are you switching to Google Chrome? – Extensions that will make you decide!

When I first start using Google chrome which was introduced search engine giant Google, by end of 2008; I didn’t get much impression about it. It was fast for sure, but as a developer Firefox was feeding all my requirements with its rich extensions and plug-in. After a long gap I again downloaded The Google Chrome to find out difference of browser capability to one of my newest site and I got stunned. It is fast and came with new useful extensions. As a loyal Firefox user, I had gone though few articles to find out the difference and ongoing battle between Firefox and Chrome. Let’s have a look what Tech giants find out about this new browser,

When first formed, a review by Tech Herald was “Will Google Chrome shape the way Web browsers are developed and designed? It is too early to tell, but Google has certainly come up with something appealing and unique. Will Chrome replace Internet Explorer or Firefox? Perhaps not in its present form, and not for a very long time. Overall, Chrome is a killer little application to have and offers a nice break from tradition when surfing the Web. While there’s plenty of room to for growth and improvement, the first beta release is impressive.” – Tech Herald

Uses rate of this is growing faster to fastest, within 1 year it crossed Safari. By the end of December 2009, 9.8% share for Chrome and 3.8% for Safari; just thinking what will happen after this year (Source W3Schools Browser Stat).

This light weight browser become my daily friend because of following features:

  • It is faster than any other browsers
  • Works really well with low specific machines.
  • Work seamlessly at same speed with or without many tabs than any other browser (You can see more you open Firefox tabs more resources it uses, test it on Task Manager)
  • It has smart search engine detection tool.
  • Simple elegant interface.
  • Increasing rate of extensions as its source is free for all, developers are getting chances to show their innovative ability.
  • Downloads is bit easier, you will get track of your download instantly.
  • It remembers your most visited links and make it easy to find out, reduce searching time.
  • Are you Google Holic? Chrome is your first option.

There are lots of features included with this new growing browser and I am quite confident people will adopt it more in future. It is true it still have lacking in supporting extensive featured plugins that Firefox has, but it is just a matter of time for Google to close that gap. You can find some important links which might help you to know more about Google Chrome.

Important readings:

Chrome Extensions, resources you should use!

1. Top 46 Google Chrome Shortcuts That Save Time

All the shortcut command while using Google Chrome. Separated by categories and well explained.

2. Google Reader

Google reader extension by Google. Easy way to view all your unread items from GReader. Displays the Google Reader unread count. Clicking the icon shows a preview of your reading list in a popup (or it can open Reader in a new tab, see the options page for configuration).

3. Adthwart

AdThwart makes browsing the web less taxing on both your computer and your sanity. Choose from a number of filter lists, including the continuously updated EasyList. You can just install and forget it.

4. Chromed Bird

I am using it and it is great! Quick, easy to update and notify. It has URL shortener capability and most of all copy and paste your favorite article it will do the rest.

5. RSS Subscription Extension

Detects RSS the site you are visiting. Allows you to click and view the contents and if you want subscribe.

6. StmbleUpon

Stumble UP your favorite site? Just one click and it will redirect you to your StumbleUpon account to confirm your bookmarking.

7.SEO SERP

Still on its first release, but not bad as a SEO tool. It search for the top ranking sites according to searched keywords. You should try it.

8. META SEO inspector

Meta data is not just the usual HTML meta tags, but the XFN tags, various microformats, the recently introduced canonical attribute, the no-follow links and so on.

9. Feedly

A magazine-like startpage. A fast and stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite sites and services. Provides seamless integration with Google Reader, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube and Amazon.

10. One Number

Your Gmail, Wave, Reader all in one single button. Make your Chrome less crowded.

11. Quick Scroll

After you click on a Google search result, Quick Scroll may appear on the bottom-right corner of the page, showing one or more bits of text from the page that are relevant to your query. Clicking on the text will take you to that part of the page.

12. Digg

Digg for chrome. Digg your pages right from browser.

13.TooManyTabs for Chrome

Ever tried having 20 tabs or more open in Chrome? You can’t even see the favicon of the tabs, not to mention the tab titles! If that happens to you, TooManyTabs is a must-have extension that manages your tabs, reduces your tab overflow, and saves your sanity!

14. Delicious

Adds a Del.icio.us button in your Chrome Toolbar.
Now with ctrl + D keyboard shortcut and selected text populates your delicious notes field.

15. Blog This

Are your Blogger user? Then this is the right extension for you. It will linkup your favorite post from any web page. Should use.

There are even more extensions are coming every single day from different part of the world. So it is really hard to give an specific name of the best one. The extensions references given above are based on ratings and popularity. You can find more extensions and download your preferred one from GOOGLE EXTENSION site.

You will tell me know!

Yes, i am not perfect. You are the judge and definitely more experimental so please let me know if you find any interesting plugins, and please don’t forget to share!

Deal with internet explorer 6 : wordpress cases – Part: 1

Current internet trend and its development pace gave website developers lots of opportunities to show their talent to visitors however they like to. Moreover new tools are there, which can make your sites really attractive without giving much effort. From early 2009 when developers are concentrating more on using css3 by haring its best optimized features with less afford, we still need to think about its backwards.

When we develop any website we try to make sure that our website is compatible with all the major browsers of the world has. Website developer are already acknowledged about the compatibility of web standards adopted by web browsers, but they also know the problems occurred by Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer world’s most used browser so far. Though current trend of browser uses statistics are changing, but IE is still celebrating their majority in browser market place. According to w3schools statistics total browser statics of IE uses rate is combined to 37.2% on December 2009; where IE 8 holds 13.5%, IE7 12.8% and finally classic Internet Explorer 6 holds 10.9% of users. Firefox is in the leading position with 46.4% which is preferred by developer most. How about those 10.9% IE 6 users? Are we forgetting them from our customer list? Internet Explorer version 7 and 8 works very well with CSS 2 and overcame with all the bugs that IE6 used to have.

Though Microsoft took care of those bugs, we should keep in mind that all those OS comes with default Internet Explorer 6. Especially for corporations who still didn’t get enough time to upgrade their self to IE 7 or IE8 surfing with Internet Explorer 6. That’s why website developers have to concern about design pattern to insure maximizing browser support as each of these browsers implement their own rule set specially for CSS.

This part will focus on alert issues that we should deal with Internet Explorer 6, while styling your website or your wordpress blog with reference to proper resources.

Alert them to upgrade.

The best possible way is to alert your IE6 visitors to upgrade themselves to latest version. Other than that; offer them to switch to a browser where your site fits better. There are many different tricks to do that, but I will discuss about the one I am using. The script I am using was downloaded from ThatGrafix.com.

The plug-in is pretty simple and it is using JQuery JavaScript framework. All you need to do is, adding few codes in to your wordpress templates or in your website. Here I will give a step by step tutorial on how to do this….

1. First you will need to add this code at the top of your document, for wordpress definitely at the top header.php file:
[sourcecode language="php"]
$ie6 = "MSIE 6.0";
// detect browser
$browser = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

// yank the version from the string
$browser = substr("$browser", 25, 8);

// html for error
$error = "

Alert: It appears that you are using an out dated web browser Internet Explorer 6. This website Strictly recommend browsers such as
Google Chrome or FireFox to insure best user experience. While you may still visit this website we encourage you to upgrade your web browser so you can enjoy all the rich features this website offers as well as other websites. Follow this link to
Upgrade your Internet Explorer

“;

// if IE6 set the $alert
if($browser == $ie6){ $alert = TRUE; }

?>[/sourcecode]

2. Make sure you are adding following script to refer Jquery framework on your site in between your “head”  tag
[code lang='php'][/code]

3. Stylize your css by using following code in style.css :
[code lang='css'].error {
background:#222;
color:#eee;
padding:20px;
border:dashed 1px #444;
width:90%;
margin:0px auto;
font-family:Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:1em;
line-height:1.3em;
}

.error a, .error a:hover{
color:#ee7615;
}

/* simply moves close box to right */
.kickRight {
text-align:right;
}[/code]

4. Finally fing a suitable place to show the alert in your website body and add the following php code in your BODY tag:

[code lang='php']<?php if($alert){ echo $error; } ?>[/code]

it will show some thing like this :

You can add your own contents or even can stylize your own CSS. I know you can do far better than me in these case.

This is the first step you can take while dealing with Internet Explorer. I will discuss with more new terms in details in my next part.

Useful Links:
  1. Jquery.Browser API (Btter way to detect browser version with Jquery)
  2. JavaScript browser detection.

Your turn to acknowledge; if you have your own reference about IE6 alert options please let me know as well. It will help me and others to know more about different options.

Favorite Blog Post: 14th January 2010

Tags:

After a long break I am back to “I AM WEBSITE DEVELOPERS” with my new post. Actually was busy with my exams and assignments.Last few week I found lots of good post around the web especially for freelance developers and blogger’s. Most of these post are relating with web design techniques, promotion, optimization, business strategy and most of all giving awareness for your freelance activities. I would like to share some of these posts with you. Here we go:

SHOWCASE OF CREATIVE POSTER DESIGNS

Creative and Unusual Layouts and Navigation Designs

53 Promotional Websites To Gain Traffic Quick And Easy

The Beautiful Art of Japanese Web Design

65 Creative And Stylish Footer Designs of 2009

45 Powerful CSS/JavaScript-Techniques

The Complete Guide to Getting the Most Out of Twitter

Promote your blog – Greet your readers to share

From last one month I am concentrating on different issues about promoting my blog. It is really hard to promote a new, fresh blog, moreover if the blogger doesn’t have much recognition it can be hardest in many cases. After spending huge time on different resources and blogs I am digging deep on better promotional aspects as much as I can. It all depends on which position you are starting your blog? What is your current social value? How many people follow you? Most important is how about the contents as well as what is the prospect of your blog, how it’s going to be differ than others? Well, lots of questions to follow-up at a time aren’t it? I will write about this topic later very soon with resources but right I am after something else.

In this post, I am going to write about a wordpress plug-in which may help you to promote your blog. It named “WP GREET BOX”. Yes, already known to lots of bloggers, even one of the biggest blogging networks like Smashing Magazine was using it. What is it really? What it does? OK let’s have a look:

WP GREET BOX – What is that?

WP GREET BOX is a plugin for wordpress, in simple sense it welcomes new readers. Yet simple, but it does have some dynamic ways to greet your blog visitors. It place a welcome box at the end or beginning of the post and reminds you to subscribe to the blog’s RSS.

Features

The best feature it has is the dynamic version of greetings according to tracked visitors from different social websites. Which means if your visitors are referred from Google, Digg, Stumbleupon or even from Twitter this greeting box will show their  customized subscriber links according to referred sites.  Moreover it gives you option to see related posts those are already listed in Google search.

I am placing some of it’s features bellow:

  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL.  You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer  URL.  You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Ability to keep displaying the greeting message until after the user click  close for the first time.  After that, the greeting message will not show up or that user anymore.
  • Ultra customizeable greeting message box (with CSS) allowing you to  prepend/append HTML around the greeting message box.
  • Cache compatible mode makes use of AJAX to display greeting messages in the frontend.  This makes WP Greet Box compatible with other caching plugins (such as WP Super Cache) and WPMU.
  • * AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
  • Currently the following referrers are installed by default, but you can easily create your own if your favorite referrer is not on the list!

Subscriber buttons:

  1. bing.com
  2. blinklist.com
  3. blogmarks.com
  4. del.icio.us
  5. delicious.com
  6. digg.com
  7. diigo.com
  8. facebook.com
  9. flickr.com
  10. friendfeed.com
  11. furl.com
  12. google.*
  13. linkedin.com
  14. ma.gnolia.com
  15. mister-wong.com
  16. myspace.com
  17. netvibes.com
  18. newsvine.com
  19. plurk.com
  20. reddit.com
  21. search.live.com
  22. search.msn.com
  23. search.yahoo.com
  24. simpy.com
  25. stumbleupon.com
  26. technorati.com
  27. twitter.com
  28. youtube.com

Installation:

First download the plugins for this link:

After download the plugin file unzip the folder.

  • Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
  • Activate the ‘WP Greet Box’ plugin
  • Go to the Options -> WP Greet Box admin panel to make any customizations.
Test

To test it is properly working type any of the keyword which will show post link of your blog. After clicking that you can find out a Google icon is in place with greetings “Googler”. Remember you can change the welcome message in option panel.

Supports

You can get full documentation about this plugin at Ominogging.com

Your turn Now

I think this plugin may help me a lot. As a new blogger social icons and subscribing functionalities helps you a lot to promote your baby blog. Let me know if you have any other good plugins that you have already used. And yes don’t forget to share!!

All about CSS : Useful blog post on CSS3

Cascading Style Sheet started its journey in 1970 with the name SGML. As HTML grew, web developers feel wider demand of defining styling capabilities to meet business functions. Now, while we are approaching toward 2010, rapid web tech changes are highlighted to everyone. We know that CSS is the presentation semantic of HTML or markup language like XML, Do we know CSS3 better than its other version?  Moreover a big battle is going on between protective web developers and with developers who accept new changes and challenges is that, is time has come to adopt CSS3, while one of the major browser like IE don’t have its support at all?

Yes there are conflicts. We should remember every new technology which tries making changes to its previous trend, face difficulties. In case of CSS3 I believe, will make its way very soon to all the browsers and developers will adopt it as they are already doing with CSS 2.0. Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome has already given its support to CSS3 standard, only question remains with Internet Explorer. Hmm as a website developer do you like IE? You know your answer but as a common internet user Internet Explorer is the first option because it comes up with Windows for free, moreover that’s the only browser installed and I think it is not IE8 may be IE6 or IE7. In this case all out css3 is definitely not for you. Because it will not work on IE at all, in many cases your site will be a piece of disaster to these viewers, unless you don’t define a separate CSS especially for IE. Getting the right choice for CSS version depends on your target market. Most of the users of my blog use Firefox, then chrome, Safari and finally IE. Though my number of IE visitors are very less I made a substitute CSS for them, so that it runs fine in front of their blinking eyes. So decision is up to you, remember you as a developer have lots of option, “which one is best?” you know that better than others.

All about CSS” – with this title I am just trying to list some useful post about CSS3 I have found so far from different blog post. They helped me a lot and I believe it will help you to enhance your CSS3 skills.

Related Readings:

Useful blog post on CSS3

Stronger, Better, Faster Design with CSS3

stronger better faster with css3

33 Must Read CSS3 Tips, Tricks, Tutorial Sites and Articles

An article by Dainis Graver is in 1stwebdesigner.com. The post includes 33 different links about CSS3 tips, tricks and resources. A “All in one package”.
info-all-css3-useful-webdev-webdesign-resources

Styling HTML Lists with CSS: Techniques and Resources

Smashing Magazine is my first choice. They do have a huge number of resources and yes their writers know what they are writing. This article is all about stylist HTML Lists. Article is written by Louis Lazaris.
Styling HTML Lists with CSS

22 Advanced CSS Text Effects And Web Typography Tips

Advanced CSS text effect tools, resources and tutorials written by Dainis Graveris.The article describe how you can spice up your website by using cool text effect using css3.

embossing-technique-css-text-effects-typography

Pushing Your Buttons With Practical CSS3

Design your buttons with css3. It is easy, without any technical puzzle game and reusable with different colors. The writer ZURB present some key techniques about building beautiful, efficient buttons for your website by CSS3

various-buttons

Only 5 for this post, but if you go through this link it is more than enough for a good start. More to come in future even I will try to share some new feature very soon. Now it is your part to share. Let me know how you liked it. Did I missed something?

IAMWD: Favourite posts of the week for December 12th 2009

IAMWD follows some of it’s favorite RSS related to website,business and personal development resources. I am opening this new post as a round up of weekly favorite post for different blogs. These posts are taken from 1stWebdesigner, YouTheDesigner, SmashingMagazine, FreelanceFolder and more….

33 Must Read CSS3 Tips, Tricks, Tutorial Sites and Articles

buttons-css3-useful-webdev-webdesign-resources

Free Design Resource Roundup #1

BrokenHeartInkBrushes

You May Be Addicted to Social Media If…

addicted-to-social-media-icons

Styling HTML Lists with CSS: Techniques and Resources

fisheye

25 Ultra-Creative Packaging Designs From DeviantArt

sprout

COLLECTION OF GREAT ONE LETTER LOGOS

jazzschollonline

Microformats: What, Why, and How

operator

How to display your twitter status in a unique design

twitter-updates