Weblog Goodies

  • Creating a Google Toolbar Button for Your Blog » Creating a custom button for your blog to be used on the Google Toolbar is a great way to promote your blog. Once installed, the button can act as a graphical bookmark to your site. You and your readers can search your site using the search bar in the Google...
  • Polls and Voting » There are a couple of ways for one to easily add a poll to one's blog. 1. BlogPoll BlogPoll is a free service that can host your poll. You use Javascript to display the poll on your site. Note that the BlogPoll script uses a stylesheet that has a "content"...
  • Photo Sharing » Flickr Zeitgeist is a fun little flash-based goodie that shows the most recent public photos that people have posted to Flickr, a photo social network. (Note: I had a little bit of trouble gettng this to work; the problem was that the MT entry template automatically put line breaks in...
  • Translation Services » Let your site visitors from other countries easily translate your pages into their own languages. Note these services are far from perfect. I often get a big laugh when I translate a site from Japanese or French into English. But you can usually get the point. Google Translate Google is...
  • Buttons and buttons! » There's a great repository of buttons at gtmcknight.com. You too can create a custom button for your site with Kalsey's Button Maker. Here's one for Learning Movable Type: If you would like to add a Learning MT button and link to your site please host the image on your own...
  • Portrait Illustration Maker » Assemble your face Japanese manga style and post it to your weblog with Portrait Illustrator....
  • Clocks » ClockLink Clocklink from www.clocklink.com is a free service that consists of a shockwave-flash application that you can embed into your website with a simple link. Pick your clock type and your timezone....
  • Moon Phases » Show the current phase of the moon by placing a simple javascript from www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/moon_phases.phtml on your site. moon phases ...
  • Quiz of the Day » Everywhere you go these days there is some sort of quiz to take (what castaway from Gilligan's Island are you?) Here are a few fun ones: 1. What Kind of Blogger are You? You Are a Pundit Blogger! Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read. Truly appreciated...
  • Weather » Here are some fun and useful weather utilities you can easily add to your weblog: Weatherpixie Weatherpixie is a small bit of javascript code that you can place in your sidebar that generates a graphic showing the local weather. You determine the location for the weather report and choose from...