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How Much Part of your Website is Visible to Users Without Scrolling?

There are thousands and thousands of website themes and templates available over the Internet. Website Developers, Bloggers know how important it is to present their Stuff online. Some make use of the available Softwares, Themes, Widgets to beautify their Web pages, while some create their own. No Matter it is a Small or Big Company, everyone cares for the better appearance of their websites…

We all Know the Famous Quote,

“First Impression is the Best Impression”

Though You have the Finest Looking User Interface with lots of Web 2.0 widgets, It is Necessary for you to have the knowledge on how much part of your website is visible to your Users under normal conditions. Normal Conditions? When I say that, I mean how exactly does your website look as soon as a User enters your site before performing any action on the web page (which includes scrolling)

Talking about Scrolling.
It is Obvious that Most of the times you cannot present every information/content of your Website in one shot, and that too in a Single Frame of the Browser Window! It is Necessary that one has to Scroll down and see as the content flows..

A Good Website Builder always takes care to place the Important Entities (like Widgets/Buttons/Navigation Links which he feels as important) as prominent as possible. To do that one has to try to bring the ‘Crucial Objects’ to the top of page which doesn’t involve Scrolling/Much of the Scrolling!!

Test Whether Your ‘Crucial Objects’ are Visible
I found an online Tool Called Browser Size which is in Google Labs that helps you to Identify what part of your Web page is Visible to your Users, and what part is not?

You Just have to enter your URL and you can Visually Witness the Result. Here is the Result for Chaaps.

Surprisingly, 30% of People Cannot View the Facebook and Twitter Follow Buttons in my web page!! (without Scrolling).

Why Don’t you Give This a Try and Test how much part of your webpage is Visible!!
Just Visit this link Google Browser Size and Hit your URL!

Do not forget to share your Results with Us!! Do one need to Consider the factor ‘Scrolling’ for better visibility of web page?

What is sitemap and how to create it?

You may have wondered many sites having this little word called sitemap in their website’s footer.
Site Map basically is the index of all the pages of your site and combines them in one location. It makes search engine’s crawlers detect the pages efficiently. It is better for SEO.

Anyways creating a sitemap manually is a difficult task. I created my sitemap using a software called Coffee Cup Sitemapper. I have the full version(Buyed) but not all can be able to buy.

So I researched the net and came across a great website which would allow you to do the same. XML-sitemaps.com allows you to create the site map online .

Steps:

  1. Open www.xml-sitemaps.com using your browser.
  2. Use the free online site map generator.
  3. Enter your site info. on the page like the address, duration of change etc.
  4. Click next.
  5. It will take some time depending on the size of your site. Took 7 minutes for mine as my site is in initial stage.
  6. Now the site will display your links to download.
  7. Just download the XML and HTML files and upload it to your root directory of your website.

You are done. 🙂

Url shortening. The Complete Picture.

What is Url shortening?? U just give a BBBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGG url as input and it’ll give you a short url with which you can access ur BIG url.

For example  http://www.chaaps.com/url-shortening…mplete-picture.html  becomes http://bit.ly/aIlWqJ .

So wat does that mean ? Both these urls are just alias !!.

Now a question . Why do this ? cos its easier to share smaller url. Now that you are clear with what it is.

Now i’ll share with you how you can build ur own url shortner site 🙂 oh yeah….All yours

Things you need

1:Brain

2:Cash

3:Googling skills

Steps to create the ultimate site :p

Step 1: Buy a domain name which is very short. Ex: www.ul.in

Step 2 : Get a hosting Service . now a days u get one for 500 bucks a year.

Step 3: create a database.( http://bit.ly/1roQbE )

Step 4: create a table ( http://bit.ly/13aXsN)

with two columns(distinct_guid,long_url)

Step 5: create a index for this table and apply other methods to make access to this table faster.(just google),

Step 6: Create two  php files

Step 7: First a Php to allow someone to shorten url

this php must be able to take in the long url as a parameter

on Taking in looong url

generate a random number  like distinct_guid =   uniqid(rand(99999999999999,99999999999999999));

make an entry in the table you created distinct_guid,long_url

finally the shortened  url will be www.ul.in/”distinct_guid”

Step 8: ok now we have shortened the url next create the real deal php

in the .htaccess file  edit make an entry for this

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule .* theRealDeal.php

in this theRealDeal.php read the distinct guid with help of this   $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’];

on getting the distinct guid you’ll need to forward to the long url. How do you do that ??

from the table we created get the long url for the associated Distinct guid

then use php header redirect to redirect to the long url

header( ‘Location: “{$long_url}”‘ );

There you go . The simplest way  to create your own url Shortener.

make sure you don have any html content in theRealDeal.php

Note:- it may not be as easy as it sounds.:p If you have any questions.Leave a comment and i’ll help you.

Spot Critical Issues in Your Website at One Click – WooRank


Not merely writing on your blog brings traffic, some little fine-tuning on SEO will add some more traffic to your domain. Fine-tuning on SEO is not an easy task, we have to consider alot of things for tweaking, say about 50 criteria. So, how to manage all these ? How to find out where the error has occured in your site ?

WooRank is a web analysis tool, which analyses your website and spots out the critical issues in your website at one click. This helps the webmaster easily to find out the problem and correct it. After rectifying the errors, it will ultimately reflect in traffic change.

What makes WooRank so special is, Search engines update their rules and algorithms very frequently, we may not know what all has changed. So using WooRank web tool will help us to take all the considerations into an account.

All you need to do is, Just type your website address on the textbox given there and click to generate report. It will generate a huge report based on the content, In-site SEO, Off-site SEO, Website compliance etc.

WooRank – Homepage

At last, with the help of WooRank website analysis tool, you can increase your site’s visibility.

How To Insert Your Avatar in a Video Clip ?


Have you ever tried jumping from a plane and flying in the sky like superhero ? or danced on stage at some concert ? Well, here with this small web app you can do this very easily.

Just insert your photo in the video clip and enjoy the interesting video where you’re featured inside.

Madeup Memories is a fun website where you can see yourself jumping from a plane in a video clip, or just flying like a superhero in the sky. It helps you to create a fun video of you without actually being in it. Just customizing a video with a personal photo in 4 easy steps.

1. Pick a Video (Jump out of plane or Dance with Matisyahu)

2. Chose a Photo of yours that has the face forward with eyes open. So that it can fit the video perfectly.

3. Personalize the photo

4. Preview it and you can even save it to your desktop to keep forever.

You can also share it with your friends via email, just give a try and hope you will like it 🙂

Madeup Memories – Homepage