Stacy's Weekly Mashup: LifeType, iNods, eyeOS, FCKeditor, KlipFolio...

Your weekly dose of Web goodies and geek links!
Published: Feb 1, 2007
Author: Stacy Reed
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Web 2.0 Sites:

  • LifeType - An open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation
  • Blurb - Create and sell your own books
  • dogear - Helps you keep track of your position within an online text
  • All Your Words - A social word association engine
  • Surf Tail - See how many other people have been looking at the same sites
  • Darmik - A marketplace that allows anyone to offer, sell, buy, and list both real world and digital products
  • iNods - Aggregates user reviews and expert opinions on products you buy
  • eyeOS - An Open Source Web Desktop Environment
  • Read It Swap It - Love books? If you've read it swap it
  • FCKeditor - An HTML text editor with many of the powerful functionalities of desktop editors like MS Word

Freeware Feature of the Week: KlipFolio - Monitor anything you want online--like weather, stocks, Hotmail, news, RSS feeds and even auctions

Wallpaper of the Week: Batman: Hush

The Week in Geek News:

Flickr Image of the Week: Raining in Heaven by Gui Moro

Top Blog Picks:

Article of the Week: I Was a Cybercrook for the FBI - Wired News

Art Site of the Week: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - Make a trivet built out of old computer chips

Video of the Week: Ryu vs Scorpion

Geek Tip: - This is a quick tutorial to show you how easily you can share color swatch libraries between Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2.

  1. Open the Swatches palette in Photoshop.
  2. Click the menu at the top right, and choose "Save Swatches for Exchange" from the list.
  3. This allows you to save your swatches as an ase file, rather than the usual aco extension. You will want to save this file into your Illustrator CS2/Presets/Swatches folder.
  4. Next, open the Swatches palette, in Illustrator CS2. Click the menu on the top right, and choose Open Swatch Library and choose the ase file you just created. Your new swatch library will open in a separate palette!
See? Piece of cake! And it works vice versa too!

That wraps things up for this week's Mashup, but if you are looking for more, you can find an archive of past articles here. Do you know of a great site that's worth sharing? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Click Discuss this Article below to post your comment in the forums or send an email to sreed@tucows.com

About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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