Online Feed Readers Compared
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Online Feed Readers Compared

Frank Gruber has written a great review over at TechCrunch Comparing 9 Online Feed Readers. He concludes – ‘If you are looking purely for performance, Google Reader and FeedLounge are the fastest in our tests. Bloglines and Rojo are the best choice if you are looking for a feature rich ...more
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Web 2.0 Spam
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Web 2.0 Spam

It seems spammers are getting a little web 2.0 in their design. The last few days I’ve had the one below quite a few times. Large fonts, rounded corners, shiny icons…. Almost (not quite) looks like something from a collection of Web 2.0 logos.
Blog News
Writing Blog Post Headlines That Get Results
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Writing Blog Post Headlines That Get Results

Copyblogger has a very useful post on Writing Headlines That Get Results that is well worth the read if you’re like most bloggers and spend a lot of time writing posts and then just slap a title on it. ‘According to some of the best copywriters of all time, you ...more
Writing Content
WordPress Widgets
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 6

WordPress Widgets

Earlier today Six Apart announced Widgets for TypePad and today Automattic announced WordPress Widgets. They are a plugin for WP 2.0 (if you have a widget ready theme) which was previously just available on WordPress.com but now is ready to be used by WP.org bloggers. Via LifeHacker
Blogging Tools and Services
TypePad introduce Widgets
31st of March 2006 Darren Rowse 11

TypePad introduce Widgets

Six Apart has just announced that they’ve added a new feature to TypePad – ‘Widgets’. I’ll let them explain: What’s a Widget, you ask? It could be a list of your most recent photos, or a topic-oriented search box, or a stats counter, or ads that help you make money, ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Amazon Change Referral Rates – Consumer Electronics Publishers Hit Hardest
30th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 26

Amazon Change Referral Rates – Consumer Electronics Publishers Hit Hardest

Amazon Affiliate program members have received an email today announcing the new referral fee rates for the second quarter of 2006. There are a few significant changes. The first is a ‘simplified’ structure for link premiums. As you’ll see from the following image the commission earned has increased in each ...more
Affiliate Programs
Movable Type Style Generator
30th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Movable Type Style Generator

Blog Herald just pointed to a way to get a simple template for your Movable Type blog at Movable Type Style Generator. You start the process by choosing a layout and then have the ability to adapt it by changing colors. The layout is pretty simple and not amazing in ...more
Blog Design
Simplify your Blog Design for Mobile Viewing
30th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Simplify your Blog Design for Mobile Viewing

Regular ProBlogger reader – IO ERROR – has written a post titled Give your blog design a spring cleaning which might trigger some interesting discussion. He does so after designing a theme for his blog that can be read on a smart phone or other mobile device and realizing just ...more
Blog Design
RSS vs. Atom: What’s the Big Deal?
30th of March 2006 13

RSS vs. Atom: What’s the Big Deal?

Aaron Brazell is the author of Technosailor.com and is a regular guest blogger at ProBlogger. Last month, I wrote an article here at ProBlogger in The Blogging for Beginners series introducing the concept of feeds. The article was Kick Your RSS: Jumping on the Syndication Bandwagon and it was received ...more
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