Projects Completed and Underway..

Past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Been working on a lot of different personal and client projects… Sometimes high on natural enthusiasm and sometimes powered by Caffeine.

I have been up to:

  • Completing client websites.
  • Creating online presence for my sister who has started out as a doctor.
  • Buying my own domain name and setting up a v-card.
  • Adding business cards to ContentPad
  • Honing my mad Photoshop skills.

And we have more projects in the pipeline… Wonder when I’m going to get some sleep?

Here are the screen-shots on everything completed so far.

WordPress and Yahoo Web Hosting

So, one of my clients asked me to move a WordPress based website over to his Yahoo! web hosting account and I thought this would be a breeze of a job. I could not have been more wrong.

I’ve done several WordPress blog and site setups on a number of different web hosts. Yahoo was something I had not done and now I am less than thrilled with the results I’m finding. It’s frustrating for me – but really frustrating for my client who was really looking forward to go live with this project.

Here are some details that I’ve found – hopefully you will find this list helpful when making a decision to host your WordPress blog on Yahoo! hosting.

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Try out Zemanta – It’s Cool

Ever wish you had a blogging assistant who helped you write posts that are full of great links, photos, and tags? Wish no more: WordPress has partnered with the folks at Zemanta to give you a hand at quickly jazzing up your posts.

Once you’ve activated Zemanta, you’ll see several new widgets on your edit screen that let you quickly add recommended links, photos, tags, and articles. With just a few clicks your post goes from simple to snazzy.

This picture of a dog was automatically generated by Zemanta on detecting the post content. Pretty cool if you ask me 🙂

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Image by State Library of New South Wales collection via Flickr

FireFox Extension For…

200+ extremely useful firefox extensions that save time and effort.

Advertising :

  1. block ads on webpages : Adblock
  2. block ads on webpages : Adblock Plus
  3. automatically update adblocker filters : Adblock Filterset.G Updater
  4. block Flash ads/content : Flashblock
  5. Suggestions/Corrections : Comment in blog : wordpress : I want a Firefox Extension to …

Archive/History :

  1. create a log of browsing history : Slogger
  2. see sites visited today/yesterday/2 days ago/etc : History Menu
  3. see thumbnails of pages in session history : Reveal
  4. Back to Top of the Page
  5. Suggestions/Corrections : Comment in blog : wordpress : I want a Firefox Extension to …

Blogging :

  1. blog about the current page : Performancing for Firefox
  2. blog to Blogger service : BlogThis
  3. blog to LiveJournal/etc : Deepest Sender
  4. comment about the blog page : coComment
  5. know when blog content is under Creative Commons license : mozCC
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Create Download Page In WordPress

So you want to create a simple download page on your WordPress powered blog or website and would like to know how to create one? Recently I created such a page for a friend and you would be surprised to know how easy it is to create one.

There are a number of ways you can accomplish this. But we will be looking at a quick, simple and effective solution for your downloads page that you can put up without getting your hands dirty.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Log on to the WordPress admin panel and click on add new plugins.
  2. Search for a plugin called “Download Manager” by Shaon.
  3. Alternatively, you can download the plugin from here
  4. Install the plugin and click activate.
  5. You should now be able to see something like this in your left sidebar: Read more of this post

Add Facebook Button to Email Signature

Note: I will no longer be updating this blog as I have moved to a personal domain name. You can find more posts by me at http://vikramrathore.com/

I have been emailing my clients for quite some time now and the signature at the end of my emails looked like this:

Simple and nothing special about it

Now, I wanted to be able to add atleast a couple of social bookmarks like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to make the signature look just a bit better. Nothing flashy though.

Since, I use Thunderbird as my email client, I set out on a long journey to put in buttons and images and then linking them to URLs.. nothing worked.

Then I found, the WiseStamp Email Signature plugin for Thunderbird and Firefox and it worked like a charm.

Wisestamp empowers your web mail signatures in Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and AOL. Simply add the plug-in to firefox or Thunderbird and configure your signature in a couple of simple steps.

Now my Signature looks like this:

Signature with Linkedin and Twitter Buttons

I have kept it simple and just added two buttons. You can add tons of buttons like:
Amazon, Bebo, Blogger, del.icio.us, DeviantART, Digg, Ebay, Facebook, Flickr, Flixster, Friendfeed, Google, Google Wave, Linkedin, Livejournal, Meetup, MyBlogLog, MySpace, Netflix, Netvibes, Orkut, Photobucket, Picasa, Plaxo, Plurk, Reddit, Seesmic, Slideshare, Stumbleupon, Technorati, Tumblr, Twitter, Typepad, Upcoming, Vimeo, VisualCV, WordPress, Xanga, Xing, Yahoo, Yedda, Yelp, Youtube.