Top 50 Tools for Web Design

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We’re in the middle of a Cambrian explosion of new web based tools: so many that even we have trouble keeping track. Web designers haven’t escaped: there are now scores of tools that turn ordinary folks into designers (for better or worse) and plenty of new toys for the pros, too. We’ve gathered together more [...]

Aside from tweaking the design and installing the occasional plugin, most of the time in your WordPress blog is spent writing and editing posts. In the penultimate post of the WordPress Tips series, we present 30+ tools to help you with everything from saving recurring post layouts to hiding the spoiler at the end of [...]

Gaining blog readers is hard; WordPress makes it much easier. Here are 30+ WordPress plugins to help you garner some of that attention, and then retain readers once they visit. Crossposting DJ-Email-Publish – Once you publish on your WordPress blog, this sends the post as an email to your other blogs such as MSN Spaces. [...]

Top 50 Tools For The WordPress Admin

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Running your WordPress blog can feel like a full-time job sometimes. We’ve compiled an A-Z list of more than 50 plugins to help you streamline everything you need to do out back. As with any plugins list, don’t install them all at once! 404 Notifier – Gives you a log of all your 404 errors [...]

Top 50 Tools For Torrenting

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When they think of torrents, most people think only of illegal downloads. But the same file sharing technology can be used for legal distribution of all kinds of content. Today, for instance, the record label Labrador Records is asking fans to share its free summer sample on The Pirate Bay to ease the load on [...]

Top 50 Online Maps Tools and Resources

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Mapping is a huge and growing sector, from social maps for sharing with friends, to mashing up Google Maps in every possible way. Trawling through all the mapping sites out there, we’ve compiled a list of the most interesting online mapping tools that some are referring to as “Maps 2.0″. CUSTOMIZABLE AND COLLABORATIVE MAPS Click2Map.com [...]

Top 60 Collaborative Tools for Groups

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With businesses and families spread out more and more, we’ve dug up 60+ sites that will help everyone be on the same page. Business Productivity 37Signals.com – Maker of collaboration tools including Basecamp (others listed below). 8apps.com – A mixture of social network and productivity applications. BlueTie.com – Online collaboration directed towards small and medium [...]

Top 30 Plugins for WordPress Comments

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When working on a WordPress blog, posts often take center stage. However, the comments are often just as important – they create valuable discussion. And yet the default WordPress comment box is simplistic and uninspiring – here are Mashable’s favorite comment-focused WordPress plugins that can eliminate spam, improve the appearance of comments, and add more [...]

Firefox works great on its own, but it’s the thousands of extensions that make it excel. We’ve pulled together more than 40 add-ons for Firefox that provide quick access to handy blogging tools. But whatever you do, don’t install them all at once. Blog Publishing Blogger Bar – Search Blogger, “Blog This” function for any [...]

In an inspired blog post, Jason Kottke said that social networks aren’t helping us organize; since all of them require different credentials to log in, they’re just adding to the noise. He just might be up to something there. It’s getting harder and harder to remember all those logins, passwords, and most importantly to remember [...]

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