Widgets, tools, and doodads for library webmasters Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan Frank Cervone...
Photo by:  aaardvaark   (Creative Commons license) They have got WAAAAYYYY to much stuff to talk about! Well, I hear that ...
Firefox tools <ul><li>SafeCache </li></ul><ul><li>SafeHistory </li></ul><ul><li>FoxMarks </li></ul><ul><li>FEBE </li></ul>
SafeCache <ul><li>Protects your privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Defends against cache-based tracking techniques  </li></ul><ul><...
SafeHistory <ul><li>Protects your privacy by defending against visited-link-based tracking techniques.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
FoxMarks <ul><li>Automatically synchronizes bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access your bookmarks anytime at my.foxmarks.com. ...
mysteryuser
 
FEBE <ul><li>Firefox Environment Backup Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions </li...
 
Other webtools for collaboration <ul><li>Meebo chat widget </li></ul><ul><li>LinkBunch </li></ul><ul><li>DocSyncer </li></...
Meebo Chat Widget www.meebome.com
Let’s stretch it Add it to your catalog. Add it to your null results page.  More info:  David Lee King’s Blog Post
LinkBunch <ul><li>Lets you put multiple links into one small link </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox extension creates a bunch from...
DocSyncer <ul><li>Automatically finds and syncs your document files to Google Docs  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This means every...
 
 
twirl <ul><li>Desktop  client for twitter </li></ul>www.twhirl.org What is twitter?
polldaddy: Get interactive polldaddy.com
Webtools for web development <ul><li>VisCheck </li></ul><ul><li>Feng GUI </li></ul><ul><li>Browsershots </li></ul><ul><li>...
VisCheck <ul><li>A computer simulation of the entire process of human vision  </li></ul><ul><li>Way of showing what things...
Tritanope Protanope Deuteranope   Full color
Full spectrum Red/green deficiency Blue/yellow deficiency
Feng GUI www.feng-gui.com <ul><li>Automatic alternative to eye-tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Creates heatmaps based on an alg...
www.fenggui.com
© 2006-2008 Feng-GUI - Feng Shui for graphic user interfaces.™
google.com
flickr.com
useit.com
Browsershots <ul><li>Creates screenshots in different browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, online service  </li></ul><u...
 
 
 
Flickr Photo badge http://flickr.com/badge.gne This is also a great example of progressive tutorial.
Photoshop Express Tutorial  http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =4LT9Sb-iYFY Geoff Baum – CNET News www.photoshop.com/express
Forget location:  Think web site distribution http://addthis.com
Pick a button – Grab your code
Bookmark button statistics <ul><li>Top Bookmarks (Past Week/Month/Year) </li></ul><ul><li>Top Bookmark Services Used  </li...
Google countdown short url: http://urltea.com/32m0
Altavista Babelfish site translator www.altavista.com/help/free/free_searchbox_transl
Google translate my page Short url: http:// urltea.com/32lx
Nifty utilities <ul><li>Process Tamer </li></ul><ul><li>File Hamster </li></ul><ul><li>Syncback Freeware </li></ul><ul><li...
ProcessTamer <ul><li>Monitors CPU usage of processes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the priority of apps that hog the CPU </li>...
 
File Hamster <ul><li>Real-time backup and archiving of your files while you work  </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors files or dire...
 
Syncback Freeware <ul><li>Backup all files anytime with a single click </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduler to automate backups </l...
 
 
 
LinkExtractor www.webmaster-toolkit.com/link-extractor.shtml
Moving large files 100 MB, 7 days 500 MB, 7 days 100 MB, 7 days 100 MB, no time limit 1 GB Peer to Peer
reCaptcha recaptcha.net
Anonymouse  <ul><li>Want to private </li></ul><ul><li>Check if resources are accessible outside your IP range or not  </li...
Prism <ul><li>An application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their de...
 
More Widgets & Gadgets <ul><li>Widgetbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.widgetbox.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google G...
All work and no play lolinator.com
Thanks! Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan [email_address] Frank Cervone Director – Library, Inform...
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Hop on board and look at some great tools that can help make your life easier and delight your visitors. Our experts and popular speakers are back with a whole new roster of free or inexpensive tools covering the gamut of Web 2.0 gadgets and widgets, hosted applications, server side scripts, and desktop tools. They highlight tools for people who are just starting out as well as some advanced applications for webmasters who like to dig their teeth into a bit of code.

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  1. 1. Widgets, tools, and doodads for library webmasters Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan Frank Cervone Director – Library, Information, and Media Studies Chicago State University
  2. 2. Photo by: aaardvaark (Creative Commons license) They have got WAAAAYYYY to much stuff to talk about! Well, I hear that they’re supposed to be amusing But I doubt they have our sense of balance!
  3. 3. Firefox tools <ul><li>SafeCache </li></ul><ul><li>SafeHistory </li></ul><ul><li>FoxMarks </li></ul><ul><li>FEBE </li></ul>
  4. 4. SafeCache <ul><li>Protects your privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Defends against cache-based tracking techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded content is cached </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Segments the cache according to the domain of the originating page. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enable/disable in the Privacy pane of the Options menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about Protecting Browser State using Same Origin policy ( paper ) </li></ul>www.safecache.com
  5. 5. SafeHistory <ul><li>Protects your privacy by defending against visited-link-based tracking techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows offsite visited links to be marked only if the browser's history database contains a record of the link being followed from the current site. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable/disable SafeHistory in the Privacy pane of the Options menu </li></ul>www.safehistory.com
  6. 7. FoxMarks <ul><li>Automatically synchronizes bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access your bookmarks anytime at my.foxmarks.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Works in the background to keep your bookmarks up-to-date on all your computers </li></ul>www.foxmarks.com
  7. 8. mysteryuser
  8. 10. FEBE <ul><li>Firefox Environment Backup Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Easily synchronize your office and home browsers </li></ul><ul><li>May specify user defined items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup virtually any data on your computer </li></ul></ul>customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions/febe/febe.html
  9. 12. Other webtools for collaboration <ul><li>Meebo chat widget </li></ul><ul><li>LinkBunch </li></ul><ul><li>DocSyncer </li></ul><ul><li>Twirl </li></ul><ul><li>polldaddy </li></ul>
  10. 13. Meebo Chat Widget www.meebome.com
  11. 14. Let’s stretch it Add it to your catalog. Add it to your null results page. More info: David Lee King’s Blog Post
  12. 15. LinkBunch <ul><li>Lets you put multiple links into one small link </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox extension creates a bunch from all your open tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter bot in the works </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Isn’t finished yet </li></ul></ul>linkbun.ch
  13. 16. DocSyncer <ul><li>Automatically finds and syncs your document files to Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This means everything </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Users are even reporting that launching a document directly from their desktop using DocSyncer is FASTER than launching the document natively in Microsoft Office!” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yeah…right </li></ul></ul>www.docsyncer.com
  14. 19. twirl <ul><li>Desktop client for twitter </li></ul>www.twhirl.org What is twitter?
  15. 20. polldaddy: Get interactive polldaddy.com
  16. 21. Webtools for web development <ul><li>VisCheck </li></ul><ul><li>Feng GUI </li></ul><ul><li>Browsershots </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr photo badge </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop Express </li></ul><ul><li>Addthis </li></ul><ul><li>Google countdown </li></ul><ul><li>Babelfish/Google translate </li></ul>
  17. 22. VisCheck <ul><li>A computer simulation of the entire process of human vision </li></ul><ul><li>Way of showing what things look like to someone who is color blind </li></ul><ul><li>Online service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Downloadable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows and Mac </li></ul></ul>www.vischeck.com/vischeck
  18. 23. Tritanope Protanope Deuteranope Full color
  19. 24. Full spectrum Red/green deficiency Blue/yellow deficiency
  20. 25. Feng GUI www.feng-gui.com <ul><li>Automatic alternative to eye-tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts what a real human would be most likely to look at </li></ul>
  21. 26. www.fenggui.com
  22. 27. © 2006-2008 Feng-GUI - Feng Shui for graphic user interfaces.™
  23. 28. google.com
  24. 29. flickr.com
  25. 30. useit.com
  26. 31. Browsershots <ul><li>Creates screenshots in different browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, online service </li></ul><ul><li>How it works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your web address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added to the job queue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed computers open the website in their browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They create screenshots and upload them to the browsershots server </li></ul></ul>browsershots.org
  27. 35. Flickr Photo badge http://flickr.com/badge.gne This is also a great example of progressive tutorial.
  28. 36. Photoshop Express Tutorial http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =4LT9Sb-iYFY Geoff Baum – CNET News www.photoshop.com/express
  29. 37. Forget location: Think web site distribution http://addthis.com
  30. 38. Pick a button – Grab your code
  31. 39. Bookmark button statistics <ul><li>Top Bookmarks (Past Week/Month/Year) </li></ul><ul><li>Top Bookmark Services Used </li></ul>
  32. 40. Google countdown short url: http://urltea.com/32m0
  33. 41. Altavista Babelfish site translator www.altavista.com/help/free/free_searchbox_transl
  34. 42. Google translate my page Short url: http:// urltea.com/32lx
  35. 43. Nifty utilities <ul><li>Process Tamer </li></ul><ul><li>File Hamster </li></ul><ul><li>Syncback Freeware </li></ul><ul><li>LinkExtractor </li></ul><ul><li>reCaptcha </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymouse </li></ul><ul><li>Prism </li></ul>
  36. 44. ProcessTamer <ul><li>Monitors CPU usage of processes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the priority of apps that hog the CPU </li></ul><ul><li>Windows only </li></ul>www.majorgeeks.com/Process_Tamer_d4651.html
  37. 46. File Hamster <ul><li>Real-time backup and archiving of your files while you work </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors files or directories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically creates incremental backups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store notes about the changes that have been made </li></ul></ul>www.mogware.com/FileHamster
  38. 48. Syncback Freeware <ul><li>Backup all files anytime with a single click </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduler to automate backups </li></ul><ul><li>Versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronization </li></ul><ul><li>Incremental backups </li></ul><ul><li>Machine to machine via ftp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encryption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compression </li></ul></ul>www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html
  39. 52. LinkExtractor www.webmaster-toolkit.com/link-extractor.shtml
  40. 53. Moving large files 100 MB, 7 days 500 MB, 7 days 100 MB, 7 days 100 MB, no time limit 1 GB Peer to Peer
  41. 54. reCaptcha recaptcha.net
  42. 55. Anonymouse <ul><li>Want to private </li></ul><ul><li>Check if resources are accessible outside your IP range or not </li></ul>http://anonymouse.org/
  43. 56. Prism <ul><li>An application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Web platform integrated into the desktop experience </li></ul><ul><li>Developers don’t have to target it separately </li></ul><ul><li>Windows today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac and Linux available soon </li></ul></ul>labs.mozilla.com/2007/10/prism
  44. 58. More Widgets & Gadgets <ul><li>Widgetbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.widgetbox.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Gadgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.google.com/ig/directory?synd =open </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Previous Cool Tools Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library2.usask.ca/~fichter/cool_tools/ </li></ul></ul>
  45. 59. All work and no play lolinator.com
  46. 60. Thanks! Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan [email_address] Frank Cervone Director – Library, Information, and Media Studies Chicago State University

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