As a blogger, you probably already knew Darkroom, a minimalist full-screen text editor( inspired by the WriteRoom a similar processor offer on Mac OS). What’s good about Darkroom is that it forces your focus your writing content and nothing else. It has no window caption bar, status bar, menu bar, tool bar or window borders. Sitting on your screen nakely with its full dark background and green text, you will feel as if you are the famous hacker in “Matrix”. 🙂
While Darkroom can help your write better content, it is a desktop tool. And moreover, it is only available on Windows. For those like me use a *nix box, there is a Java-Version of Darkroom, JDarkRoom, which is still in beta. I tried install it on my OpenSUSE laptop, but it seems has some problems to start up.
So, here comes the Writer! A online clone of the Darkroom. (more…)
ThemesWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for designing Web Themes and Templates. This site intends to ease the web design process by providing tutorials for a large number of systems at a common location.
It is often difficult to find a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant and free information for designing themes and templates; specifically one that covers a wide range of applications. This is where ThemesWiki.org intends to step in. Launched initially with tutorials covering over 20 Content Management Systems, ThemesWiki.org is expected to grow into an exhaustive resource for the theming community, with users generating most of the content. (more…)
First, here is the information on New York Time on how to help:
China Disaster Relief: How to Contribute
今天突然收到中国谷哥 Google China Adsense 发来的信息，以恳请广大 Adsense的发布商帮助发布四川震区求助信息。中国四川震区急需 260 万顶帐篷。这是信息原文：
When you define or assign tags in WordPress, here is what WordPress does:
1. Every tag must have a name.
2. Every tag must have a slug, the url of the tag.
3. By default, WordPress will automatically generate the tag slug based on the name of the tag you entered.
4. However, if either the value of the tag name or the tag slug is new, then WordPress will consider it is a new tag in the system.
So, a problem will arise, when your blog has non-western language characters or terms been used as tags. (more…)
As in my previous post, I briefly introduced how you can use SimpleXML object to load various web services’ API query urls, if you so choose to mashup a website with data provided by the various websites, such as YouTube and Amazon. Of course, the pay off comes when you use some affiliate code in your query, such as the famouse Amazon’s ECS and you did a pretty well job on your page layout & design, and seo to attract many visitors to you sites. (more…)