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DLS 101 - Bookmarklets aka favelets

"Daddy, what's a bookmarklet?" A childish question, perhaps, but not a question a child might ask. The kid might also call them favelets if he was raised on a diet of Internet Explorer. A bookmarklet, or favelet comes from "bookmarks" and "favorites" that you would save in your browser. Bookmarklets are Javascript applications in the form of URLs, and wherever you can store a URL, you can store a...

Lay out websites easily using 960 Gridder

If you're a web design who works with grid systems all the time, it's handy to have a way to put a customizable grid over any website. I wrote about Slammer, an OS X tool for gridding up any window, and readers asked if there was a non-Mac alternative. Here's one: the web-based 960 Gridder. It's a bookmarklet, so it's cross-platform and works in all major browsers. Once you turn on 960 Gridder,...

Digg's new Diggbar will destroy other short url services

Everyone knows about the power of Digg. We've seen it first hand many times here at DLS with waves of Digg faithful pouring in when a hot story hits the feed. Today, they've taken the gloves off and come out swinging at other short URL and social sharing services with the new Diggbar. Apart from making it easy to submit items to Digg, the toolbar also integrates with Facebook and Twitter and...

Tweetpkr: peek in on your Twitter friends from any site

Everyone's Twitter habits are different. Some people check the site once a day via the web, some people check it every 3 minutes using a Twitter client. If neither of those appeal to you, because you'd rather not have a separate app or even a separate tab open to view your friends' recent updates,Tweetpkr might be for you. It's a browser bookmarklet that loads your Twitter list in a sidebar on...

Highlight text on the web with Markkit

Now that "web 2.0" has been around for a while, it's become apparent that even the most mundane features of desktop apps are going to be available through web-based services. You've probably seen the highlighting feature in word processors like Microsoft Word. Do you need it for web pages and blog posts, too? Markkit, the web highlighter, has got you covered. Just drag the Markkit bookmarklet...

Update Twitter from any browser with a bookmarklet

Your favorite desktop browser probably already has loads of addons that can update Twitter, but if you're using Google Chrome or browsing on your iPhone or iPod Touch, then what? Add Twitlet bookmarklet, and you've got a handy way to send updates from anywhere. To get started, head over to the Twitlet site and click the create button - you'll then be asked to provide your Twitter credentials....

Edit this page: Useless but fun bookmarklet lets you edit any web site

Ever have the urge to change a headline or rewrite the text of a web site? Edit this page is a browser bookmarklet that makes any web page instantly editable. Well, kind of. Here's how it works. Drag this bookmarklet to your bookmark toolbar. When you're on a page you'd like to rearrange, just hit the bookmarklet and you can edit any text area. Of course, nobody else will see the edits you've...

Add HTML signatures to Gmail using a bookmarklet

For some baffling reason, Gmail still doesn't officially support HTML signatures. In other words, you can't add links, graphics, or adjust your fonts. There are a handful of Greasemonkey scripts that add support for HTML signatures, and the latest version of Better Gmail also lets you create HTML signatures without installing Greasemonkey. But what if you don't want your signature to show up on...

Track price drops with Price!pinx

Have your eye on the Macbook Air, but don't want to pull the trigger and buy one until Steve Jobs drops the price by a few hundred bucks? You could keep hitting refresh on the Apple Store page from now until eternity. Or you could have Price!pinx send you an email when the price changes. Here's how it works. You drag a Price!pinx bookmarklet to your browser toolbar. Then whenever you visit a...

Build feeds easily with Feedmarklet

We heavily rely on RSS for easily managing our online resources. Thats why its great to learn about sources that can help us create feeds without any effort to keep things in order and manageable. Especially when websites might not have RSS feeds. Feedmarklet is a way to set up your own RSS feed, and add content to it via a bookmarklet. It's as easy as creating the bookmarklet in your browser,...

Resize your Firefox window with one click

Here's a neat little trick we picked up from Lifehacker. Since you can adjust a number of settings in Firefox by typing commands into the URL field, it turns out you can also adjust settings by saving those commands as bookmarks. Say you want to create a bookmark or a bookmarklet for your toolbar that will let you resize your browser window. Just right click on your toolbar and select "New...

Internet Archive has a Wayback bookmarklet

Many enthusiastic web surfers know that the venerable Internet Archive is the home of the Wayback Machine, a tool that allows you to go back in time with a particular website to see what previous versions looked like. What we hadn't noticed until today is that the Wayback Machine has a bookmarklet you can use when viewing any site to quickly check if there are archived versions of it. The 'marklet...

TwitThis website button and bookmarklet debuts

If there was a category we could apply to things that spread faster than wildfire, the craziness that is Twitter would likely be the first example you could use for just such a category. One only needs to check our Twitter tag to find hacks like automatically twittering your blog posts, mapping out tweets and even putting Twitter on autopilot for you. But why stop there? New TwitThis buttons and...

SuperGenPass, Simple Password Generator to the rescue

Creating a new secure password for websites you visit everyday and having to remember them is such a pain, but it doesn't have to be. Do you use the same password for every website you visit? Thats not a very secure thing to do, a unique password for each site you visit is the most reliable way to keep yourself safe. SuperGenPass is a browser bookmarklet that will use your master password to...

del.icio.us Randomizer button

Bored? Try the new del.icio.us Randomizer button. It's a handy bookmarklet from del.icio.us that will take you to a random site that's recently been bookmarked on del.icio.us. That's it. No, really, there aren't any other features. Click, get a random site. Click again, get another random site. Oh, and if you want to see something new every time you load your browser, you could add set your...