Splashr: a tool for presenting Flickr photos.

Amazing piece of software – or must I say website. Enter a flickr tag or a user, choose an animation and you have a great looking slideshow in your browser.

One more reason to drop your own gallery website…

Graphical DOM Analysis for Websites

This looks like a nice way to analyze the DOM structure of websites:

PhotoMeister.com Graphical DOM Structure

The graph above shows the analysis of http://www.photomeister.com

The colors used for the nodes are:

blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags)
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags

It comes to no surprise that google.com has a very clean DOM structure:

Google.com DOM Map

The developer of the tool has more samples on his website.

This link takes you directly to the tool.

E-mail: Gmail for Your Domain

“Gmail for Your Domain” (aka GMail Hosted) maybe is a dream coming true. You can use the great gmail interface to manage and write your emails, but still have your own domain names in your email adresses like “user@mydomain.com”.

Gmail for Your Domain is currently in beta testing, but if you sign up it shouldn’t take you too long to get a response.

Create your own visited countries map!

50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing

An interesting list on a Firefox website from Hongkong…

http://www.firefox.hk/?p=765

Some of my Favorites:

  • #1 Tip: Performancing for Firefox – A full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox and lets you easily post to your WordPress, MovableType or Blogger blogs.
  • ‘2 Tip: Extended Statusbar – adds an Opera-like statusbar for Firefox that shows number of loaded images, bytes downloaded, average download speed, load time and percentage of the page loaded.
  • IE Tab – can open the current page or a selected link embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox. Very useful for those IE only pages.
  • FirefoxView – Open Firefox with the current page or a selected link displayed in Internet Explorer. Adds “View in Firefox” menu items to the content and link context menus.
  • TargetAlert – provides visual cues for the destinations of hyperlinks. If a hyperlink points to a something that is not a web page (in cases of pdf, doc, zip files etc.), then TargetAlert will try to append an icon to the hyperlink that represents its destination

Ad-Removal HTTP Proxy Webwasher Classic

Using the free “Classic” version of Webwasher it is simple to create an HTTP filtering proxy for your LAN. Install the software and enable the “HTP Proxy Server” setting.

But: It can’t be run as a service out of the box. You need srvany from M$ or Firedaemon to run webwasher as a service so its always available on the network. The freeware edition of my favorite FireDaemon is not supported by the developer any more, but you can still be downloaded here and here.

Download Accelerator Plus

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Download Accelerator Plus has won the comparison in the latest c’t magazine. Plugs directly into IE, Opera and Firefox and really squeezes the last bit of power out of your internet connection… But speed can also be throttled to enable painless surfing while a download is running.

The free version is ad-supported (but not too annoying). If you don’t like to Google Toolbar (anyone? =:-o) make sure to disable its installation during the setup.