Create Any Diagram Online

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Every web software (read: service) tends to attract users with interesting free features, which are usually only small part of entire application. Sometimes that free feature is small, but some developers allow big portion of application to be available for zero bucks and that's main dish for Webomatik!

When it comes to drawing Diagrams online, our favorite so far is definitely Gliffy. This web 2.0 service allows you to create flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, org charts, UML diagrams (very useful) and many more.


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You are not able to save your work and download it onto your computer hard drive as free user, but you can sign up and you automatically get 30 days free trial ;) One great feature is to export your work as SVG vector file.

More on using Gliffy some other time. If you have experience with it, you can post about it on Webomatik, just contact.


Twitter EU Cities Accounts

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Twitter has expanded very fast. Those early birds who managed to take accounts with good names may have some advantage, but as most cases show those accounts are mainly abandoned or used for wrong reasons. As we all know (and some of you still don't) Twitter doesn't allow selling or buying accounts and this activity can lead to suspension.

What about accounts which represent public stuff like countries and cities? Situation is similar and even those can be used for public info display, very few of them actually does and it all depends on individual will. That's a shame because Twitter has proved to be the best live 'as-it-happens' info medium ever and I can imagine hundred of good uses for cities and countries accounts.

Only imagine when natural disaster hits any city! Remember, Twitter is mobile phones enabled and valuable information can be distributed fast and to those in need.

Anyway, here are some European cities Twitter accounts with details like following / followers / tweets and if account is related with city activity, not related, set to private or suspended.


@Liverpool 8347 / 13106 / 2646 (related)
@Amsterdam 59 / 919 / 1411 (related)
@Prague 0 / 143 / 8 (related)

@Paris 37 / 180 / 122 (not related)
@Dublin 0 / 31 / 0 (not related)
@Madrid 0 / 50 / 0 (not related)
@Lisbon 0 / 11 / 2 (not related)
@Stockholm 2 / 18 / 1 (not related)
@Genoa 28 / 71 / 211 (not related)
@London 18 / 145 / 6 (not related)
@Vienna 0 /3 / 0 (not related)
@Barcelona 138 / 1052 / 87 (not related)
@Belgrade 504 / 609 / 1571 (not related)
@Zagreb 8 / 44 / 4 (not related)
@Warsaw 6 / 11 / 10 (not related)

@Linz 1 / 0 / ? (private)
@Moscow 0 / 1 / ? (private)

@Athens (suspended)
@Rotterdam (suspended)
@Rome (suspended)


Twitter Tips #6 Decide 2 Be Active

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Twitter Tip #6 - Decide 2 Be Active

It is very bad practice to ignore your Twitter account for a week or two, instead decide to be active.

Make a list of daily tweets like this: 3 retweets, 2 @ conversations or questions, 2 cool web links.

Make a list and stick to it every day or use web service to tweet later.


Picture Worth Thousands Words With Pixazza

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Pixazza is a new web2.0 service and platform that allows shoppers to buy products from photos seen on websites of their web publishing partners. Unique capability allows these web publishers to generate incremental revenues by 'visual commerce enabling' the images that already exists on their websites.

Single JavaScript line loads Pixazza powered widget. When user rollover the image, widget displays product info.

Simple and effective.



Underland Blogger Template

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There are many good and high quality yet free Blogger templates, but if you need something that is really unique, different and with extra features you should consider Amanda's Underland Template.

This template includes many dynamic features rarely seen in other templates. You will get page number navigation, Flickr photostream, recent comments functionality and more.

See it in action and decide for yourself.


Underland Blogger Template preview

Twitter Tips #5 Work On Your Background

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Twitter Tip #5 Work on your background

Don't ever be completely satisfied with your Twitter account background. You should develop a habit to see it as never finished work of art. Try to improve it all the time.


Yauba privacy safe search engine

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This new search engine comes from rapidly growing India and it aims to protect privacy.

Every search result gives you an option link 'Visit anonymously'. Also, interface is beautiful and searching includes many categories like Internet Sites, Mainstream news, Social news, Blogs, Answers, Images, Videos, PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Social Networks.




Parchment Website Template

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This website template has found it's place in non-profit templates category, but it is suitable for any type of organization or company. Template is XHTML 1.0 strict code.

PSD file is included and layout is fixed. Template has well written documentation and it is cross-browser compatible including IE6, IE7, FF2, FF3 and Safari.

Author is TheWebProject.




Twitter Tips #4 Change Your Avatar

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Twitter Tip #4 Change Your Avatar

Every once and a while it's good to change your avatar. People will register this change and will be curious about you, maybe check your profile or visit your blog.


Global Crisis Help With Twangu

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Nobody knows when current Global Economic Crisis will end. All over the Web you may notice megatons of new advices about saving.

This new web application, Twangu goes one step further. It gathers buyers from around the world interested in same products on one side and interested vendors to offer lowest price with huge volume discounts!

Sounds reasonable? Sounds brilliant.



Exclusive Classic Layout

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If you like to have unique piece of design this Exclusive Classic Layout might be the right choice for you. It is uploaded just few days ago!

It comes with full layered PSD. Author is PerryMason and he is done exclusively good job with this one.

Exclusive Classic Website Layout preview

Twitter Tips #3 Make Your Own Rules

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Twitter Tip #3 Make your own rules

If you don't want to follow everyone who follows you, make your own rules who to ignore.

You may wish to ignore users which streamline is full of adult material, users with MLM advices and links, users with no avatar or users who tweet about their meals all the time. Make your own rules and stick to them.


CampusBug Web2.0 service

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CampusBug is web2.0 service with social learning network roll. They offer educational tools and networking platform for worldwide students. Some of the available features are: Bibliography Generator, Chat, EZ writing, Flashcards, Games, Polls, Rapid Learning and many others.

In TestRoom, part of this web2.0 service you can also take practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, and many more.




Fresh Business Template

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If you want to stand out from the crowd, perfect website design for your business is a must. This is exactly what you'll get with Fresh Business Template by tomaldesign.

Many features are included like jQuery lightbox gallery and slideshow banner, top and side menus, search engine optimization is simple and customization is very easy.

You get Home page with this one, but also About Us page, Gallery page and Contact page with with full PSD files which includes slices and layers. Code is cross-browser compatible and valid CSS / XHTML1.0.




Twitter Tips #2 Follow Back All Your Followers

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Twitter Tip #2 Follow back all your followers

You may want to follow only people who has something to do with your interests, but if you want as many followers as possible, you should follow back all your followers.

There are other good ways to keep track of only a subset of your followers and one of them is to use TweetDeck.


Myebook Web2.0 service

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Myebook is new way to share ebooks online. This web2.0 service makes it possible for anyone to upload, or create from scratch, beautifully simple or adventurously complex page designs and covers online, in no time.

What's more, you can publish your book with a single button and release it to the world before the (virtual) ink's dry! You can create as many publications as you want. And it's all free.

After two years of development, myebook is currently in full-featured beta release.




Ultimate Animated Portfolio Template

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One of many templates from OXYLUSDESIGN 'design lab' is this unique Ultimate Animated Portfolio Template. It's fully featured and it comes with dark and bright skins.

You can have unlimited portfolio items included, with multiple photos for each item.

HTML/CSS version is available and full PSD files for every page. CSS coding is tableless and template is cross-browser compatible.




Twitter Tips #1 Use Multiple Accounts

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Twitter Tip #1 - Use multiple accounts

There is no restrictions about how many accounts you can have with Twitter. You should exploit this circumstance and create few accounts in experimental purposes. If you have several blogs with different niches you can have one Twitter account per blog.

Some good practices from one account you can easily transfer on another and if something goes wrong with one account, you are not left in the dark.


Top 100 Tools for 2008 Slideshow

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Place where sketches are shared

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Sketchory is place where sketches are rated, linked and shared. Browse among more than 250.000 of them and see how they came alive. Service has interesting API which allows you to embed sketch data into your own apps.


Count Your Twitter Followers Greenland !

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Since @webomatik is close to 1,000 followers via Twitter and I expect to reach the milestone in next couple of days I thought I should type something related as I plan to activate a little more in Twitter networking.

One useful Twitter tool I'm using and it's probable you also are is TwitterCounter. If you want to track how your Twitter stats are changing you can use this free web service to see graph change for last week, last month or last 3 months. Thanks to @webaction who pointed out that TwitterCounter can crash your Firefox if you try to see your graph for last 3 months, but your account is not that old. I checked other browsers and IE, Opera, Google Chrome are safe from this bug, seems like only FF is affected.



That's not all. TwitterCounter offers many more services. TwitterCounter Badge is one of them. See sidebar for example, use it to show off and / or boost your ego. Twitter Remote is sidebar widget which helps you to connect with your fellow Twitterers via your blog, easily chat and recognize visitors by their Twitter account.

Check who is member of Top 100 or Top 10.000 users but also check Top users in every Time zone. I got to say that Greenland has more Twitter users than inhabitants! Webomatik is at 96th place right now.

There was much talk around blogosphere about using Twitter to generate income, but topic has to wait some other post.


How to stop losing customers for free

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If you are a webmaster, proud owner of several websites you already know how annoying can be situation when one of your precious sites are down and you find out about it day or two after the problem happened. Imagine how terrible it can be and how big negative impact can have such scenario if you are running a business via grounded website. Considering world economy crisis this is surely situation you want to avoid at any cost.

Well actually solution to this problem already exists and it's free. Meet Are my sites up? web service. This free service will give you an option to keep an eye on up to 20 sites at all times. Service checks your sites stunning 25 times per day and sends you unlimited notifications about it via e-mail, but maybe even better via SMS text message to your cell phone.



Use this service and you will stop losing your customers. Premium service also available. Another excellent idea.


Experimental Vector Logo Design Work

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Since recently Webomatik is engaged into experimental logo design work as part of main goal to try new things and expand reach and services. Target online service is 99designs marketplace which gathers over 27,000 designers and greenhorn starters. Every day there are few hundred open contests with over $100,000 prizes and with already almost $4M (that's millions of dollars) awarded.

There was a lot of talk around blogosphere about 99designs and negative ones mainly about how contests are not guaranteed and how designers actually work for free since contest holder doeasn't have to choose and award the winner. This has changed few days ago when guys from 99designs listened and implemented some new features and one of them ensures that ALL contests from now on are guaranteed. This will surely boost number of designers participating in this evolving marketplace.

Webomatik has entered in few contests with main goal to build small portfolio and not to take big money awards. Experience was great actually. Process of creating vector logo and receiving rates (stars in this case) and feedback is rewarding. In some Webomatik was very close to be included in final round (got 4 stars). Here is work sample.

logo design sample
This is post number 100 and to celebrate this occasion, Webomatik will do some free logo work for you. If you like what you see and you need new logo leave comment on this post (and any contact info) and ask for free logo. If more people wants the same, one will be choosen. Thanks.


Wanna free candy? Join the collective.

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This candy is sugar free. It is free magazine in PDF file format 'launched in June 2005 to showcase Irish creativity alongside international equivalents to worldwide audience'. Candy has grown from 46 pages magazine to 250 pages digital-only monster.


free pdf magazine

It's all about creativity.

p.s. this is post number 99!

Easy Transition to New Feedburner Explained

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You are maybe not aware, but Google is moving all Feedburner accounts to their servers. If you haven't already, you will be notified about it, because action is required! I hope you entered accessible e-mail address and you remember your password. This shift will have to end in next month or so.

Here is how to easily make a transition with few steps. It takes only a couple of minutes. Please, remember if you are now ready of this, wait for Google instructions, I'm not taking any responsibility for your mistakes. Thanks.

First, go to feedburner.com and sign in with your username and password.



When you log in, you'll see new notification with yellow background on page top area. Click on 'Move your account now'.


Next screen will ask you to choose if you want to use existing Google account or create new one. If your blog is on Blogger, like this one, you can use same account.


Next step is simplest one, just click Continue :)


You are all set to go, when you are ready click on Move Feeds.


Transition usually lasts under 1 minute, but it may be longer. After successful move, you will be notified about it. You are done! Go to feedburner.google.com, log in with your Google account username and password and that's it. I have enabled PingShot, usefull pinging service available on publicize tab. Not sure if this existed with old Feedburner, but was switched off by default.



Don't forget that your feed url is now changed to feed2.feedburner.com/yourname, but older links will redirect to this one, so no worries there.

Have you swithed already to new feedburner and did you noticed any changes in subscribers number?