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Instant Blueprint lets you create a website framework in seconds

Instant Blueprint is one of those over-the-top web2.0-looking websites. You know, gradients, lots of white space, funky looking "ribbons" from the top... the works. On paper, it provides an interesting service for web developers who have some experience: You specify a project name, document type, JS library and selectors for your project, and Instant Blueprint spits out a zip file containing a ...

Twitter warns against using the same password on multiple sites

In a new post on Twitter's Status blog, Twitter points out that a sudden surge in followers on a few select accounts was due to a large number of insecure passwords being used by regular Twitter users. What's happening is that users are re-using passwords that they've used on other sites, and some of those other sites turn out to have not been secure. That's the thing; as soon as any of the sites ...

Stimator - "real" website value estimator

$timator is a site that purports to estimate the true monetary value of your website. Simply enter a URL, and $timator goes to work, analyzing things like search engine placings, back-links, and site structure to come up with an ultimate dollar value. When I tried it for my 5 year-old personal blog, it came up with a relatively modest $1979, which to be honest feels a little generous (but I'll ...

Firefox add-on stops accidental MySpace encounters: it's actually useful!

Have you ever accidentally visited MySpace? Yeah, we probably have too, though, it was never a noticeable problem. In fact, we can't even remember it happening, but it seems like it has to have happened... right? Well, this Firefox add-on promises to detect MySpace in Firefox, and provide a pop-up menu to stop unsuspecting web-browsers from hitting up the social network. The plug-in is obviousl...

Morning Coffee: why do we assume we only get one homepage?

Why do we assume we only get one homepage? For those willing to explore the potential of their browser, we'd like to show you a little out-of-the-box thinking in the form of Morning Coffee. Though Firefox can set a series of tabs as your "homepage" (select "Use Current Pages" from the preferences menu), this free add-on (shout out to all the free software coders out there) gives you the ability t...

LOLinator: let LOLcats redesign your site of choice

There has always been one major problem with the internet: it's run by humans instead of LOLcats. Sadly, the government isn't into LOLcats, so we'll never see the dream realized. There is, however, a simulation effort. I'd like to introduce the LOLinator. The LOLinator is a website designed by an underground effort of LOLcats to show the world what an LOLcat internet would look like. It takes a...

Get set to download some web apps for the iPhone

Now that all the first day iPhone-ers have them up and running, (hopefully, given the backlog that occurred), The next question they might be asking is "Where can I get some applications to fill this sucker up?." If you've spent last night and this morning tooling around on your new iPhone, have everything set up, and want to check out how some additional applications work on it, DownloadSquad is ...

Create websites easily with Jimdo

If making websites just isn't your thing, why not let Jimdo help. Jimdo is an easy to use web page creation service. Users simply sign in and create a free account, incorporating pictures from Flickr, text, and videos from YouTube in a Jimdo page. Elements on webpages can be changed with a single click, and there are no page limits. Users can totally customize pages, from background colors, to...

dfinitive tries to recreate the magic of DMOZ

Is it difficult to find the best websites with search engines or directories? Dfinitive thinks it can help. As it currently stands, Dfinitive looks as if it is recreating the famous DMOZ open directory project by trying to take the best elements of a directory site, search engine and a bookmarking site and teaming it up with a mix of experts in the areas they feel are lacking. Dfinitive plans to ...

Chat on any website with Yaplet

Looking for a way to chat with people that are visiting the same website you are? Yaplet makes it easier to chat with people that visit the same websites, and have the same interests that you do. Started by two college kids as a hobby, this application has been garnering so much interest lately that their servers exploded last week. Through their no installation and registration magic, Yaplet adds...

Badges, I need some stinking badges

Get badged, by going to badged.net, where you can simply build a custom badge widget for your site or blog. The list of available badges you can include in your custom widget is pretty good: Digg This Story Sphere It Add to Technorati Favorites View Blog Reactions (via Technorati) Add to del.icio.us Add to Furl Add to Netscape Add to Yahoo! Myweb Add to Google Bookmarks...

Weebly's easy way to build webpages

Weebly lets you create a website very simply in a few minutes, and the default library contains many different layouts, all ready for you to explore and drag to your own website interface. Weebly is great for the complete novice to create a very decent-looking site without any prior knowledge of how the web works. Many pre-made layouts, that include video from Google, YouTube, YouAreTV video, Fl...

Experience Project, 43things meets MySpace

The Experience Project is a site where you can anonymously share your life experiences in a very web 2.0 (social) way. The site reminds me of 43things, where you list your goals, but the Experience Project is a bit different. You can join groups that align with things you have experienced, have not experienced, or plan to in the future. You can meet up with people (anonymously), share your plans, ...

Amberjack, easy website tours

I know, I hear the chuckles, Amberjack is not what you call high school sweethearts who seem to be joined at the hip (and personally, should just flippin get a room already). Instead Amberjack in this case is an easy open-source way for web developers to create tours of their sites without doing a truck-load of needless work. Amberjack has done a bunch of work for you. There are several skins to c...

Google announces Webmaster Central

Anyone eager to climb Google's pagerankings - listen up, as Google has just introduced a slew of tools specifically designed to allow webmasters to learn more about and interact with Google's crawling and indexing systems. Complete with a topic-specific blog, this new Webmaster Central service offers tools like a site status wizard (I thought we were getting away from 'wizards' in the industry), s...