I found a couple of cool websites sites recently that I’d love to share with y’all. <—-Yes, I know that’s not a word.
Happy Webbies: I love all things contrary. I especially love things that are both adorable and sarcastic, like Jim Benton’s It’s Happy Bunny books and merchandise. So, I was pleasd to discover this morning, a British take on the Bunny series called Happy Webbies. You can download 4 posters of cartoonized web design gurus Andy Budd, Andy Clarke, John Hicks and Jeremy Keith, all Brits, with funny webbie puns. Why, would I want to, you ask. Well, perhaps it’s time to give that desktop wallpaper of a topless Jake Gyllenhaal (scuse me while I catch my breath) or a scantily clad Jessica Alba, a rest. Just a thought.
Mint: Because I like to make my browser toolbar less cluttered, and find less need to remember 50 passwords, I love Mint. Mint is a new online personal finance tool that lets you look at all your online bank and credit accounts in one place and in real time. It also categorizes all your expenses and shows you how much your spending in a given category (spending trends). Right now they don’t have an option for setting up access to investment and student loan accounts, but you can suggest what you’d like to see the website do in the future. Mint’s a new company, so in time more tools and options will be made available. It’s great, check it out.
LibraryThing: For all of us bibliophiles and wannabe bibliophiles, this is the site you want to bookmark and share. Catalog all your books and connect with others reading the same books you are. Just sign up (quick and easy) and then start cataloging. Library Thing uses Amazon, Library of Congress and 82 other world libraries to import your books. It’s fun, it’s nerdy, it’s perfect. Check it out.
SeedMagazine: I love this magazine. I discovered it a couple of years ago at a bookstore and hadn’t even realized it had an online edition. “Seedmagazine.com aims to provide our readers with the most relevant, insightful and entertaining original science content on the web.” The articles are so interesting and thought provoking, they make you feel smarter just reading them.
Pingdom Tools: Damn, I love the web! I especially love web tools. And this is a cool one. Enter a URL and it tells you total loading time, how many objects, rss feeds, css stylesheets, scripts, images, plugins, redirections and more about that website, including links to the found objects like images and even PHP scripts/plugins.
Pixenate: For those starving, or just cheap artists, Pixenate is a great FREE online photo editor. It lets you enlarge, crop, enhance the colors of, remove red eye, whiten, and more. Just upload your photo, and get to it. Couldn’t be easier!