Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Creating Your Own Website The Easy Way!

Nowadays, the emergence of websites be it for businesses or personal (blogs) is on the rise. Especially now that creating a website seems to be as easy as ever!

There are a lot of web development companies and a plethora of freelancers! The challenge lies in selecting the right developer. For me, as a rule of thumb, I usually recommend choosing a developer or freelancer nearest to your location. This way you can easily communicate your needs to them.

However, you can also try creating your own website. I found this great site in the internet that helps anybody on how to build a website without prior technical knowledge. With their cool service you can practically launch you own site in less than ten minutes!

OneWebHosting is a unique web solution company since they can offer you on-the-fly solutions. They can help you build the your site with the following tools:

  • Web site builder wizard
  • Setting up an Ecommerce page Wizard
  • Web Form Wizard
  • Splash Page Wizard
  • Flash Animation Wizard
  • A online photo editor
  • Photo Album Maker
  • Blog Development Tool
Try it yourself and take a free test drive of their service and see that you can really create a professional looking site without HTML or other Web Development knowledge. Or you can take a peek of their design gallery and see samples of their great looking sites.

OneWebHosting is simply the best online website builder I found so far!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Welcome to the ride

I'll give you a glimpse of my offline life...
I love motorcycles.
I like to ride.
I like to experience that freedom.
That unique experience only motorcycle riders feel...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Web Ad Protypes from Microsoft

I read this from the news this morning. The original article was written by Jessica Mintz, an AP Technology Writer. Here's a portion of the article:

"Microsoft Corp.'s online advertising researchers will spend this year teaching computers to be smart about sticking ads into video clips, and to be even smarter about targeting ads to specific Web surfers.

Microsoft showed off a handful of early-stage advertising projects at its headquarters Tuesday that may or may not turn up as part of Microsoft's Web advertising platform.

The demonstrations come just days after Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo Inc., which, if successful, will boost the software maker's Web traffic and online ad revenue.

The full article can be found here "

Looking at it from a blogger's perspective, I can't help to ask myself if this will be a new opportunity for us? Does this offer a better system than Google's AdSense (which is quite obvious that Microsoft is trying to take on a bigger share of the pie)?

I'm crossing my fingers.

Online Casino: Getting that Casino Fever!

Warning: Just like the real thing, playing online casino games are addictive!

Still if you have the time and money to spare, then go catch the casino fever! It's real fun and stress relieving (at least for me!).

However, before kick starting your favorite browser and keying online casino on google, here's some tips on how to choose the right online casino:

  1. Check out the site's software. You have to make sure you only play with reputable gaming softwares. You can find such information in the online casino's information pages. Among the list of the major and trustworthy softwares are Cryptologic, Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Playtech, Boss Media, Random Logic and OddsOn.
  2. 24 hour online support is a MUST. If there are no chat supoprt at least look for a phone number and an email address. It's a good precautionary step to test the customer support before committing to play.
  3. Another thing to look for is the site's gaming licenses. You don't want to play on a scam site, would you?
  4. Read the fine print regarding their promotions and bonuses. This will tell you more about deal you're getting into. Also, some sites may only pay you the money if you win over a certian value for example so you better know this.
So how to get information about the above tips? well visit some casino review sites first before playing. This saves you a lot of time (and money) since you get first hand information on how some casino sites rates in terms of gamesmanship and performance.

Another such site is OnlineCasinoLinks.com. This site have researched and written detailed reviews on hundreds of online casinos out there.

If you are looking for a good casino graphics and playability, with the highest payouts and regarded as the safest and secure then this site have some recommendation up in their list.

If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself

Adolf Zukor, a film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures, on approaching his 100th birthday once said:

"If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself."

I am sure most of us will have the same sentiments. I am also sure that no one of us can predict what will we be years and years from now, for there are many, many factors that affect our lifestyle. Most of the things that happen to us are beyond our control. But what can really help us prepare for where we are going can be planning our retirement or old age. Because even if we are able to do so many activities and responsibilities right now, there will be a point in time when age will catch up on all of us.

Preparing for our retirement place such as our care homes can help us a lot. With the state of the arts facilities and programs for our health good, care homes can make our retirement days blissful and secure.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another Look at Ashop's Hosted Shopping Cart Software

Last week I made a trial account at Ashop Commerce regarding their hosted shopping cart software and I am impressed by what I saw. Installation was actually a breeze and the flexiblity was superb. Even if it is actually a hosted ecommerce software (this means your ecommerce site and functionality is actually hosted in Ashops' servers) you can still have the look and feel of your ecommerce site to blend to your theme.

More importantly check out is fast and simple. For me, as an owner of an ecommerce site this is important. I don't want to have my customers change their mind at the last minute due to frustrations because of complex and confusing payment!

Here's six reason why you should choose Ashop:

  1. Ashop's ecommerce software is AFFORDABLE. With multiple plans to choose from depending on your site's actual ecommerce needs.
  2. Installation is EASY! Even if you have no web development or HTML knowledge you can easily setup your ecommerce site.
  3. Ashop have superb TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE that you can depend on.
  4. With their optimized coding your site GETS FOUND ON SEARCH ENGINES 100% of the time.
  5. Their CUSTOMISABLE DESIGN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS makes it easy to blend the hosted shopping cart into your own unique website theme
  6. and most of all they offer the TOTAL SOLUTION-- a Securely hosted, free emails, 128 bit SSL checkout security, design services, full fraud alerts and web promotion services.

So if you are in the market for online shopping cart, check out Ashop Commerce.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Win a unique blog design!

Here's another cool and easy contest for us bloggers. AffiliateGossip.com is sponsoring a contest wherein the grand prize is a "unique blog design plus two marketing banners."

How to enter?

You can submit as many entries as you want by:

  • Subscribe to AffiliateGossip.com's site feed
  • Drop your Entrecard to their site
  • Writing a review on your blog (such as this one)
  • Referring visitors from your website to their site
Contest winners are drawn every other month. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and his/her blog will be showcased on their website.

Again, it's as simple as that.

pro360: Reviewing Online Casinos

During my first time in the United States, my plan was to go to Las Vegas and try their world famous casinos. The plan never materialized as my work schedule did not permit it. I'm not a gambler, but once in a while you'll have that curiosity to try it out. Nowadays, you don't have to be in Las Vegas to play. There a lot of sites in the internet offering online casino service.

However with more than a thousand sites, the problem is how to find the right site that will offer the best gaming experience, a scoring system that you can trust and the highest offered bonus to play.

For that matter, pro360.com is a MUST site to visit if you are planning to play online. The site offers honest reviews which are designed to help players. They have systematically identified popular online games (e.g., Blackjack, Slots, Poker, Roulette, Craps, etc) as categories. Each category has its own "Top 20 Reviewed Casinos" list which can help you to significantly narrow down your choice.

Their ranking system is based on accumulated scores on the following criteria:

  1. Overall Score
  2. Game Experience
  3. Trust Score
  4. Extras

I find their casino reviews to be thorough, touching from the graphical interface to software, security, and customer service.

Pro360.com is indeed a good web resource for online casino players.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Digital Painting Anyone?

Our graphics designer was tinkering with her photo editing software last week since we are in between projects right now. I gave her a digital photo of my youngest daughter to convert to a digital painting effect.

What she did was awesome! To think that I just taught her that skill!

Okay, I was just kidding.

You can check out some of her original works here.

Digital Painting Effect

Original Photo

Monday, February 4, 2008

Blog Contest: Win $100 from JoeTech.com!

Win $100

Heads up fellow bloggers!

Here's a simple contest where you get a chance to win $100 in cold cash. Contest is spearhead by JoeTech.com together with the following blogs:
- Link Bait
- Gorilla Sushi
- CK Marketing
- The Big Bald Blog
- How 2 Blogger
- Dot Sauce Magazine
- Jason Boom

The rules are simple. You just have to:
  1. Make a comment of value (not just “i agree”, etc.) on a post = 1 entry
  2. Subscribe to RSS via email = 2 entries (per blog you subscribe to!)
  3. Write a post about the contest on your blog (must include a link to this page and the links below to participating blogs) = 25 entries
Contest deadline is 12:00AM on March 1, 2008. But why wait? check it out now!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Business Plan for Your Website Design Company

If you are a freelancer and want to establish your own web design business, then having a business plan is an absolute MUST! However, creating a business plan is no easy task by itself. Fortunately, there is one good resource available in the internet. So if you are thinking to have your own web design business, this is for YOU!

dNeero Survey #: Get it going with dNeero

Saturday, February 2, 2008

All About Rugby!

I love watching basketball games. Here in the Philippines, basketball is the most popular game. However, when I have to work in Malaysia for a minimum six months, I missed my daily dose of watching the hoops game. During this time though, I was introduced to a new interesting and fun game: RUGBY!

Rugby is a game that is played in more than 100 countries worldwide. Rugby is played with two teams of fifteen players from each each side. The object of the game to take the ball in the end zone of each team to score points. What I like about rugby is its continuous flow type of game-- relentless action!

When I went back to the Philippines I lost track of Rugby, until today. I came across RBS6Nations.com website, the official website for Europe's premier international rugby tournament, the 6 nations championship. This site provides a comprehensive coverage of the rugby games from the 6 nations tournament (comprised by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales). The website also contains a list of tournament news, fixtures and results, as well as interactive games and podcasts section for the six nations fans.

If you are a Rugby fan this website is the best site for you!