Internet Explorer 7 Now Available To Software Pirates  

Microsoft has released an update for Internet Explorer 7, dropping the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation for XP users. Previously only genuine copies of XP (i.e. those that phone home to validate) could download and install IE 7.

Microsoft’s move to open up IE 7 to pirated copies of Windows may stem from the fact that IE 7 has yet to overtake IE 6 in popularity according to most web traffic surveys. The removal of the WGA requirement is almost guaranteed to increase the install numbers over IE6.

Microsoft has also made a few small changes to IE 7 in today's update, including the default visibility of the menu bar and a new, more in-depth tour for first-time users.

You can grab the updated Internet Explorer 7 — legit copy of Windows or not — from the Microsoft site.

Source: Wired.Com

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Tag Cloud In Blogger/ Setting Up Label Cloud Widget In Blogger  

You see the tag cloud or label cloud out here in this blog. If you don't understand what it is, probably it is of no use to you :).

Blogger does not has as inbuilt widget for them. But you can set them up quite easily. Here is the simplest of the ways to set them up. Follow the instructions on this post.

Make sure you backup your template before making any changes, or implementing this tag cloud/label cloun widget




Here is the code and setup information to use the Label Cloud in New Blogger.
First you obviously have to have a blog on New Blogger, and you MUST be using the layouts templates,
(this isn't available for classic templates, or FTP published blogs ) and you must have some posts labeled already. (There needs to be at least ONE label with more than ONE entry or the scripts hit a bug - so have at least one label with more than one entry before starting).
Following The Link Here: http://phy3blog.googlepages.com/Beta-Blogger-Label-Cloud.html


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Back After A Long Time - With Drupal, SEO, Affiliate Marketing & Myself  

Ok Everybody!

Long time I have been away. Busy playing with internet marketing ;)

Yeh, well my experiments on living with adsense are a miserable failure. $8, netted so far in four months. Phew! $2 a month.

Anyhow, things are not that bad, because there are much better things out there. By, the way hard to believe that this blog is now a PR3 blog!. I plan to have another post out there just for it. It is hard for me to still accept, cos I had done nothing for it. Anyhow moving away from it. I am starting a new clickbank earning blog. Yes! that is what I am into, I don't think its really getting any big as of now, but yeh the results will be interesting.

Btw, i will just make a few statements here and then keep on posting on them over time.

1) Drupal is a clear winner for any good website as far as rankings are concerned!

2) This blog is a PR3 Blog! Anyone interested!

3) Important modules for drupal that can really make it rock!

4) How to get into affiliate marketing!

5) Where does Drupal Fails!

7) Some really good resources for Drupal!
2)

I think you can take them as topic for next 7 posts!

Its going to get interesting from now onwards!

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Free Review For Your Blog.  

If you want a free review for your blog, then I am ready to exchange with you. You can write a review on my blog and submit a link to it in comments and I will write a review on your blog and update you about it.


Conditions:
Permanent Post With Atleast 150 words.
Clear Link To My Blog Without NoFollow or NoRel tags.

Make a comment if you want to discuss or have any ideas. As usual this is one of my another experiments but yes all posts made in this manner will be permanent. :)

Mutual Benefit - High PR :)

I am gonna get it anyhow :)<


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Hindu milk miracle  




The Hindu milk miracle was a phenomenon reported to have occurred on September 21, 1995. Before dawn, a Hindu worshipper at a temple in south New Delhi made an offering of milk to a statue of Lord Ganesha. When a spoonful of milk from the bowl was held up to the trunk of the statue, the liquid was seen to disappear, apparently taken in by the idol. Word of the event spread quickly, and by mid-morning it was found that statues of the entire Hindu pantheon in temples all over North India were taking in milk, with the family of Shiva (Parvati, Ganesha, and Kartikeya) apparently the "thirstiest". By noon the news had spread beyond India, and Hindu temples in Britain, Canada, Dubai, and Nepal among other countries had successfully replicated the phenomenon, and the World Hindu Council (an Indian Hindu organisation) had announced that a miracle was occurring.




The apparent miracle had a significant effect on the areas around major temples; vehicle and pedestrian traffic in New Delhi was dense enough to create a gridlock lasting until late in the evening. Many stores in areas with significant Hindu communities saw a massive jump in sales of milk, with one Gateway store in England selling over 25,000 pints of milk, and overall milk sales in New Delhi jumped over 30%. Many minor temples struggled to deal with the vast increase in numbers, and queues spilled out into the streets.


A person offering a spoonful of milk to a Hindu idol.
It should be possible to replace this non-free image with a freely licensed one. If you can, please do so as soon as is practical.

Seeking to explain the phenomenon, scientists from India's Ministry of Science and Technology travelled to a temple in New Delhi and made an offering of milk containing a food colouring. As the level of liquid in the spoon dropped, it became obvious that after the milk disappeared from the spoon, it coated the statue beneath where the spoon was placed. With this result, the scientists offered capillary action as an explanation; the surface tension of the milk was pulling the liquid up and out of the spoon, before gravity caused it to run down the front of the statue. This explanation did nothing to reduce the numbers of faithful rushing to the temples, however, and queues of people carrying pots, pans, and buckets of milk continued to gather.

Moreover, the "capillary action" explanation resulted in further doubts. Although rocks, stones and other solids are indeed capable of capillary action, their density usually is such that any capillary action performed is extremely gradual and slow. Most solids, such as those likely to be used for carvings and sculptures, are of such an extreme density that they are rendered virtually impermeable. Yet the rate of liquid absorption evidenced in the videos indicate a high rate of intake that is almost impossible for most such solid objects to achieve. The capillary action shown is more akin to the rapid absorption rates obtained by sponges and other highly porous materials.

Additionally, many of the fed idols were painted over completely. Sometimes in several different layers due to the many colors applied. Paint forms a water-resistant coating that greatly negates the absorption capabilities of porous materials like plaster and wood, some of the most common materials used to manufacture the drinking' idols . Painted rock & stone (even pumice) would have almost no capillary action capabilities left to it. Another explanation of this phenomenon attributed the "drinking" to dribble. That is to say, it was suspected the feeders were simply dribbling the liquid down from the spoons as they served it. But the amount of overflow shown in the videos trickling down in such a manner, particularly in comparison to the massive amounts of milk being offered, is negligible indeed. Even the devotees who seem to be ‘force-feeding’ the idols get much more ‘in’ than what is spilled over. Therefore, the capillary action and overflow theories presented in order to debunk the phenomenon have actually resulted scientifically unsatisfactory and incomplete to this date.

To those who believed in the miracle, further proof was offered when the phenomenon seemed to cease before the end of the day, with many statues refusing to take more milk even before noon. A small number of temples outside of India reported the effect continuing for several more days, but no further reports were made after the beginning of October. However, skeptics hold the incident to be an example of mass hysteria, and when reports of the Monkey-man of New Delhi began to appear in 2001, many newspapers harked back to the event. The story was picked up, mostly as a novelty piece, by news services around the world, including CNN, the BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian.



PS: This is out of theme with the rest of blog, just to keep a copy of it and sharing with world!
Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/hindu-milk-miracle

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A new beginning: Flock  

I had always been a great fan of Opera, and I think among all the existing browsers it is the best. Firefox is good but it is more of hype and any user of Opera will certify to what I say. Opera leads. But anyhow this post is not about Opera or Firefox, this is about a new web browser that I got to test today:

Flock

Truly, Flock seems to be the next generation web browser that is truly loaded with all the features that are becoming a part of everyday life. Think of it this way, that I am not writing this blog in the normal Opera window, rather I am writing this blog in a separate window especially designed for blogger. All I need to do is to log into my blogger account once and allow flock to store my login information & I am ready.  What more, no need to wait for the server to respond (that can be frustrating if you are working on a slower connection), you have a preview button right on this window, just click it and it is ready. All the options for formatting are available directly out here so that I don't have to run around or think what to do. For someone like me who has used softwares for entire life, working on browsers even for tasks like posting a blog at times becomes slightly uncomfortable. Flock seems to take away that feeling with this interface.

I have something urgent to take my attention so I will publish it as it is and continue back with it tomorrow, till that time surely I would have experimented with this as much as I want. Till then I will tag this as

Simply Superb!


Blogged with Flock

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Great Tips For Great Adsense Income - Probably one of the best kept secrets of adsense earnings.  

As you see I am getting day by day more into adsense income thing and not just this blog a lot more ;), I found out certain ideas that can really give you a big jump.

If you really want to make a great income from adsense, then this idea will help you a great deal in making a strong income source.

Targetting Money Rich Market
Now most people never realize this, that the adsense income is generated not just by the highest paying keywords but by a combination of high click rate and high paying keywords. Understand this, I may create a blog on Financial Markets targeting Student loans that provide very high value adsense ads but what is the use if the number of clicks are negligible or if I am finding it really hard to drive the traffic on those pages. Its bound to happen since most people are already targetting them. So, what do I do?
So, target those ads that not only provide with a decent enough payout but also have a larger click rate. Frankly speaking this is hard to tackle, its easier to find ads that will generate higher payout but difficult to find keywords with more click through. You should probably have an adwords account to find out what would be the impressions and daily average cost to you to get an idea of this, but this is something that really helps. More the impressions and your probable spending, the higher the chances that those keywords have a better click through. For those of you who are confused about what I am trying to say, here is a example ( the figures are all imaginary)

Keyword#1: Online Casino Bonus
EPC: $0.5
Expected Clicks Per Month: 200

Keyword#2: Student Loan
EPC: $2.5
Expected Clicks Per Month: 20

So which keyword earns you more, clearly its keyword#1, it should bring you decent enough $100 a month.
The idea is simple its all PPC, you get paid only when there are clicks, just having high values ads lying around is a waste. So target those ads that people click that have more impressions.

Money Rich Market does not implies only high value ads but rather those ads that people are looking for and excite people to click.

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Highest Paying Keywords For Google Adsense In Automobile Sector  

The following keywords forms the list of keywords that should provide the maximum adsense earnings for the auto related websites

auto insurance quote $47.41
auto quote $38.03
nj auto insurance $30.55
auto insurance quotes $29.65
auto quotes $27.61
auto insurance $25.95
auto insurance ontario $25.18
safe auto insurance $23.50
insurance auto florida $23.05
new york auto insurance $22.81
auto accident attorney $22.37
michigan auto accident $21.52
san antonio auto $20.37
austin auto $19.23
mercury insurance auto $17.54
auto insurance ca $17.29
auto refinance $17.02
auto nation $16.76
auto refinance loans $14.97
las vegas auto $14.91
denver auto $13.72
auto owners insurance $13.42
auto insurance canada $13.18
philadelphia auto $12.91
auto accident $12.52
auto comparison $11.39
auto $10.94
auto loan rate $10.83
auto glass $10.12
auto loans $9.70
auto rental $9.42
auto loan $8.56
auto loans online $8.53
new jersey auto $8.48
auto warranty $8.27


I hope some of them are making money!


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Biggest Public Adsense Earners  

Just wondering about who made the most out of adsense program the following name came on top.

Top Google Adsense Money Makers

1) Markus Frind

Markus Frind started plentyoffish.com from home. He gets over 500 million pageviews per month and around $10,000 per day in earning from adsense.

2) Kevin Rose

He is the founder of Digg.com, Digg was started with an initial investment of around a thousand dollars. Today it caters to around 400,000 members along with 200 million page views per month. Reported earning is around $3 million from adsense and some other advertising medias.

3) Jeremy Shoemaker

Well this is what should be perfectly acceptable and done. Thousands of domains and thousands of websites all bringing in a little money every day that adds up to a huge total at the end. Reported earning is of around $140,000 per month.

4) Jason Calacanis

Sold his site weblogs to AOL for $25 million, before selling it off it was supposed to be making around $4000 a day from google adsense. It is one of the features case studies in google adsense program.

5) David Miles Jr. & Kato Leonard:

FreeWebLayouts.net, reportedly made over $100,000 per month a large portion of which came from adsense earnings.

However the list drops sharply in earnings after this and the people on next 5 collectively don't manage to earn as much as the top earner. Anyhow, I think this should give you a good boost if you are serious about adsense. You can be really earning something worthwhile and its worth something trying for. Who know's the next list may be featuring you on top.


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How to add javascript to Drupal Nodes  

Another problem with Drupal Nodes.

This time I was trying to configure a basic node with some javascript to show rotating links. I designed the entire page in macromedia (I usually do that and then copy the code back on drupal node) and checked everything and then pasted the code back on drupal node. But then this problem came up, how should i move the javascript code that I have defined in the head section of my html page into the drupal node. As such I cannot modify the head section of individual drupal nodes.

The solution:
This is how I added the javascript code to this drupal node.
I moved my entire javascript code into a .js file, i.e. the content between script tags. I then copied this .js file onto a definite location on my server. Now I could simply call this js file from the drupal node page without writing the entire script again and utilize it the way I want. Finally i had what I needed, a rotating image gallery using javascript on a drupal page :).

I have removed it as of now so can't put it on display but will show you another javascript example as soon as i get it ready.


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MetaTags For Drupal Nodes  

Well, this post is about how to add metatags to individual posts/nodes of your drupal installation. For completely newbies, metatags are keywords on basis of which search engines determine the primary content of your pages. Well, that was a very basic idea. The idea is to add metatags to invidual pages/nodes just like you would do in a simple html/php page. Moving ahead, just like everything in Drupal (Drupal is really really extensive), there is a module for adding metatags too. So you need to do is to go to drupal site get the module for metatags and configure it for enabled status in your modules administration page.
The important thing to note out here is that in the module is named nodewords and not metatags or anything like that.

Here is the link for downloading the Nodeword/Metatags for drupal.
http://drupal.org/project/nodewords

I dont think I need to explain anything else to you if you have managed to reach the this page and you have been looking for modules like nodewords for metatags.
Njoy
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Top 50 Highest Paying Keyword For Google Adsense.  

Top 50 Highest Paying Google Adwords.

austin dwi

school loan consolidation

college loan consolidation

car insurance quotes

auto insurance quotes

school consolidation

consolidation college

consolidation student

student loan consolidation rates

sell structured settlement

structured settlements

federal student loan consolidation

austin dwi attorney

term life quote

austin dwi attorney

term life insurance quote

auto insurance quote

term insurance quote

federal consolidation

consolidate student loan

structured settlement

insurance car

consolidate school loans

consolidation loan rate

consolidation of student loans

car insurance quote

life insurance quote online

private student loan consolidation

consolidate student loans

consolidation loan

the lasik vision institute

lasik new york

plus loan consolidation

student loans consolidation

insurance quotes

life insurance quote

federal loan consolidation

mesothelioma diagnosis

private loan consolidation

car insurance quote online

bad credit equity loan

abdominal mesothelioma

cash settlement

student loan consolidation programs

student loan consolidation calculator

student loan consolidation program

mesothelioma lawyers

life quote

auto quote

www mesothelioma

mesothelioma

consolidate loans

As you can see most of the assoicated terms are those of attorneys and finance sectors like insurance, loans, quotes etc. The rates are fluctuating so I am not posting the rates. Most of these keywords regarding loans and insurance or attorneys are available on interent at a lot of other sites and blogs - A good one being the horisly space.

I hope it helps some of you, to increase your adsense income, i hope i will also get a shot of benefit from it sometime ;).
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Highest Pay Per Click Keywords For Google Adsense  

Here is another list of highest paying keywords for adsense. These are 100 of them.


$45.61 austin dwi

$42.91 school loan consolidation

$42.10 college loan consolidation

$41.21 car insurance quotes

$41.13 auto insurance quotes

$40.83 school consolidation

$39.44 consolidation college

$37.08 consolidation student

$37.04 student loan consolidation rates

$37.00 sell structured settlement

$36.76 structured settlements

$36.26 conference calling

$36.14 federal student loan consolidation

$36.06 austin dwi attorney

$35.99 term life quote

$35.91 austin dwi attorney

$35.90 term life insurance quote

$35.84 auto insurance quote

$34.74 term insurance quote

$34.24 federal consolidation

$33.63 consolidate student loan

$33.55 cheap auto insurance

$32.90 structured settlement

$32.81 insurance car

$32.72 consolidate student loan

$32.57 consolidate school loans

$32.39 consolidation loan rate

$32.38 life insurance quote

$32.29 consolidation of student loans

$32.22 car insurance quote

$32.01 cheap car insurance

$31.56 life insurance quote online

$31.52 private student loan consolidation

$31.51 consolidate student loans

$31.48 refinance home

$31.43 consolidation loan

$31.12 the lasik vision institute

$30.93 lasik new york

$30.83 plus loan consolidation

$30.82 student loans consolidation

$30.70 insurance quotes

$30.44 life insurance quote

$30.37 federal loan consolidation

$30.20 mesothelioma diagnosis

$30.15 private loan consolidation

$29.68 car insurance quote online

$29.52 bad credit equity loan

$29.43 car insurance quote

$29.36 abdominal mesothelioma

$29.28 refinancing

$29.14 cash settlement

$29.14 student loan consolidation programs

$29.06 student loan consolidation calculator

$28.80 student loan consolidation program

$28.22 mesothelioma lawyers

$28.22 life quote

$28.19 auto quote

$27.84 www mesothelioma

$27.69 mesothelioma

$27.52 consolidate loans

$27.38 insurance quote

$27.27 online car insurance

$27.20 online insurance quotes

$27.12 criminal defense lawyer

$26.93 instant insurance quote

$26.88 structured settlement company

$26.87 life insurance quotes

$26.76 san diego dui

$26.75 equity bad

$26.65 lasik dallas

$26.65 san diego dui

$26.57 what is mesothelioma

$26.46 consolidate loan

$26.38 lasik nyc

$26.33 equity line rates

$26.32 debt consolidation

$26.26 dwi texas

$26.26 equity line of credit rates

$26.22 school consolidation loans

$26.19 refinance home mortgage

$26.15 texas dwi

$26.13 all state insurance

$26.10 online insurance quotes

$26.07 student loan consolidators

$26.04 best student loan consolidation

$26.02 medical malpractice lawyer michigan

$25.86 bad credit home loan

$25.82 loan refinance

$25.75 tax attorney

$25.67 equity mortgage loans

$25.66 education loan consolidation

$25.60 125 equity

$25.58 direct consolidation

$25.58 online insurance quote

$25.55 term life insurance

$25.50 sallie mae student loan consolidation

$25.49 lasik vision institute

$25.48 laptop data recovery

$25.42 loan consolidation rates


The rates are highly volatile, so don't blame me if they are changed by the time you research them :)

I hope some of the high paying keywords show along :)


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Problem with enabling clean url in drupal.  

I was trying to enable clean url on my new build muscles faster site and ran into the following problem.

The requested URL /admin/settings/clean-urls was not found on this server.


I tried to enable permissions in the settings and also some other hacks but nothing worked. I had another drupal installation on same server with clean urls working so this file not found error was definitely not related to my server. After searching over internet, i finally surmised that the problem is definitely related to the .htaccess file. However I was not able to correct the .htaccess file settings myself. Finally after a lot of searching and struggling I got hold of .htaccess file that may solve this problem from one of the drupal nodes.

I am posting the contents of .htaccess file below. All you need to do is to open a notepad, paste the content of this file below and save it as .htaccess file and upload it.

#
# Apache/PHP/Drupal settings:
#

# Protect files and directories from prying eyes.

Order deny,allow
Deny from all


# Set some options.
Options -Indexes
Options +FollowSymLinks

# Customized error messages.
ErrorDocument 404 /index.php

# Set the default handler.
DirectoryIndex index.php

# Override PHP settings. More in sites/default/settings.php
# but the following cannot be changed at runtime.

# PHP 4, Apache 1

php_value magic_quotes_gpc 0
php_value register_globals 0
php_value session.auto_start 0


# PHP 4, Apache 2

php_value magic_quotes_gpc 0
php_value register_globals 0
php_value session.auto_start 0


# PHP 5, Apache 1 and 2

php_value magic_quotes_gpc 0
php_value register_globals 0
php_value session.auto_start 0


# Reduce the time dynamically generated pages are cache-able.

ExpiresByType text/html A1


# Various rewrite rules.

RewriteEngine on

# If your site can be accessed both with and without the prefix www.
# you can use one of the following settings to force user to use only one option:
#
# If you want the site to be accessed WITH the www. only, adapt and uncomment the following:
# RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com$ [NC]
# RewriteRule .* http://www.example.com/ [L,R=301]
#
# If you want the site to be accessed only WITHOUT the www. , adapt and uncomment the following:
# RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example\.com$ [NC]
# RewriteRule .* http://example.com/ [L,R=301]


# Modify the RewriteBase if you are using Drupal in a subdirectory and
# the rewrite rules are not working properly.
RewriteBase /

# Rewrite old-style URLs of the form 'node.php?id=x'.
#RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
#RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
#RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^id=([^&]+)$
#RewriteRule node.php index.php?q=node/view/%1 [L]

# Rewrite old-style URLs of the form 'module.php?mod=x'.
#RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
#RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
#RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^mod=([^&]+)$
#RewriteRule module.php index.php?q=%1 [L]

# Rewrite rules for static page caching provided by the Boost module
# BOOST START

AddCharset utf-8 .html

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/cache
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/user/login
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/admin
RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !DRUPAL_UID
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^GET$
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^$
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{SERVER_NAME}/0/%{REQUEST_URI} -d
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{SERVER_NAME}/0/%{REQUEST_URI}/index.html -f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ cache/%{SERVER_NAME}/0/$1/index.html [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/cache
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/user/login
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/admin
RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !DRUPAL_UID
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} ^GET$
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^$
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{SERVER_NAME}/0/%{REQUEST_URI}.html -f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ cache/%{SERVER_NAME}/0/$1.html [L]
# BOOST END

# Rewrite current-style URLs of the form 'index.php?q=x'.
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?q=$1 [L,QSA]


# $Id: boosted.txt,v 1.4 2006/12/05 10:39:19 arto Exp $

It worked for me:)

Thanks

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A new problem this time -" How to paste html codes in blogger post "?  

It seems that blogger is not that good when it comes to people who are discussing codes or anything. I was providing the solution on how to put up tables in blogger post and needed to put in the html code and the blogger will not show the html codes, rather it rendered them and created a mess altogether. Anyhow here is a workaround that might work for people who are working with web designing and need to paste some codes into their blogger post that users can read and are not rendered by blogger.

Suppose you want to paste a code like

<style type="text/css">.nobrtable br { display: none }</style>


<div class="nobrtable"> <table border ="1"> <tr> <td>Web Hosting Site</td>
<td>SEO Firm</td> <td>Forex Trading Site</td> </tr> <tr>
<td>Cheapest Web Hosting Firm</td> <td>Highest Paid Seo Company </td> <td>Most popular stocks and sites for forex trading</td>
</tr> </table> </div>



Now how do you do it in blogger. If you just paste the above code in blogger post and publish it then it will render it as follows


Web Hosting Site SEO Firm Forex Trading Site
Cheapest Web Hosting Firm Highest Paid Seo Company Most popular stocks and sites for forex trading


So how do I managed to show you the code above. Slightly tricky.

What you need to do is to open a WSISWYG editor like frontpage or visual studio web express edition and paste the code in design view . Make sure you are pasting it in the design view. (Note: In studio express edition, you need to 'paste alternate' to get this code pasted in design view). Now if you go and check the code you will find the following changes made

> changes to &??
< changes to &??

Well its ok, that is what you need to copy and paste back into your blogger post. This will not be rendered by blogger and it will show up as proper html code in the blogger post. Your readers will be properly able to read this html code from the post.

I hope it helps some of you !

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How to remove ?q= mark from the url's of the drupal site.  

I installed drupal on my second site - How to build muscles better and faster" and ran into problem with clean urls. All the posts were showing with ?q= mark.

To remove this ?q= symbol from your url's you need to enable clean_url at the following link
http://www.your-site.com/admin/settings.

Click on Clean URLs link. This will take you to a page that gives you option to enable or disable clean url link.
There will also be a link for checking if clean url can be used on your site or not, click on that and check out. ( I ran into problem with enabling clean url as it always showed file not found, i have posted the solution to that on my next post). You can then enable the clean url and you will find that the url now are shown without ?q= symbol in your website. I think it is fairly easy to do once you know the right stuff.

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Drupal 5.X: How to add images in posts.  

I had been boggled again by drupal. I was writing some posts and had to put some pictures along (just like any other html page). I thought that drupal must have this already setup but No!. You cannot put an image in the html code and expect it to be shown. There are a lot of modules to add images in drupal like
CCK
ImageCache
ImageField
Image

However all of them are for more advanced functions like, if you want to show a random image gallery, or using same image on multiple posts, or a completely image based post. Too tough I must say.
Well here is one of the simplest hack to show images in drupal posts/story/pages. It is so simple that some of you may find it obvious.
I design my post in dreamweaver, and when the image address is specified, i use the absolute address of the image as it is stored on my web hosting. E.g. I have images placed in images folder on my site. So the only thing I needed to do was to link the image in my post with the address to this image folder on my site. Here is the page as you can see on Building Great biceps.

Well, that is it. A simple way to show images in content pages/nodes of drupal.

PS: If this helps you in anyway please comment and support :)

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Now Typo 3 Installation Problem: failed to open stream: Permission denied  

I have also taken up to experiment typo3 CMS on my new site How to build muscles faster. The moment i installed it it ran into problems, I dont think that with that kind of installation and with no proper installation guide this CMS is for amateur users for technically faint hearted. The problem was the errors it gave.

Warning: fopen(/wwwroot/typo3conf/localconf.php):
failed to open stream: Permission denied in wwwroot/t3lib/class.t3lib_div.php on line 1230

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /wwwroot/t3lib/class.t3lib_div.php:1230) in wwwroot/t3lib/class.t3lib_install.php on line 1786

( the error file names or directory may be slightly different in your casE)

It boggled me initially but finally got thru it.
The solution to this installation problem in typo3 is
1) change the permission on /t3lib/class.t3lib_div.php to 777
2) change the permission on /t3lib/class.t3lib_install.php to 777
3) change the permission on /typo3 (directory) to 777
4) change the permission on /t3lib (directory) to 777
4) change the permission on /typo3conf(directory) to 777

Well that seems to have fixed the problem. I am still trying to understand which of these files/directory is the one that was causing problem. But this typo3 installation problem is resolved as of now.

I hope it helps.

My latest experiment: Can I thrive on ads ;)

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Problems with table formatting in blogger or blogspot  

I was making this post on drupal vs joomla and I need to paste a table into the blogger post. I thought it would be the simplest thing till the time i tried creating the table in the blogger post. There were two problems

1) There was a large space in between the table and the post - Blogger automatically adds line breaks.
2) The formatting and everything was lost.

Finally i found a solution from one of the other persons who had suffered from this table formatting problem in blogger.

This approach has been tested on Opera, Firefox and IE 6.

At the top of post add the following line:

<style type="text/css">.nobrtable br { display: none }</style>

Then place the table within that class:


<div class="nobrtable">
<table border ="1">
<tr>
<td>Column1</td>

<td>Column2</td>
<td>Column3</td>
</tr>
<tr>

<td>Data1</td>
<td>Data2</td>
<td>Data3</td>

</tr>
</table>
</div>


The output of the above table lines should be a table as shown below.













Column1 Column2 Column3
Data1 Data2 Data3



This turns the line breaks off within this div and the table is shown properly.

I hope this post also serves as the example to display the correct way of rendering tables in the blogger post.

Just a quick note:

You can see the correct results only in published post and not preview or compose mode. I hope this helps. Once again thanks to the original author of this solution. I hope this should fix up your problems with placing tables in blogger.

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Drupal: Expanded & Sliding Menus: Nice Menu Problem with IE6  

Nice Menu Module: Problem with IE6

I installed nice menu module today and everything looked great. The menu sliding function seems to work perfectly though for a moment I felt reverting back to the original non sliding menu format as it should give more page views (because of more visible topics - just a guess) as compared to this.
Anyhow everything was good as long as I had not tested it on IE6. The problem on IE6 with nice menu is that it does not expands below level 1. Whenever I hovered my mouse on the parent menu, it will slide and expand it to level 1, but if I moved my mouse of sub menu at level 1 (again a parent menu), it will not expand it into level 2. I looked for support on the drupal site and the nice menu project to see how to fix this problem that is happening only with IE6.

After a lot of struggle I did not find anything really effective on the drupal site or other weblogs in regard to this problem. However I got mention of a site where this problem was fixed and everything was working. So I got hold of the css file used and I am posting the same CSS file here for your use. It should work and solve your problem too. I have modified it as per my need. This nicemenu.css works perfectly with firefox but has some spacing problem with opera and IE6. However it should at least get your menu expanded to its full without any problems. This is the best alternative I have been able to find as of now. You can use this CSS or modify it as per you need

To use this fix, I am posting the content of the entire css file right below. You can paste this in a css file, name it as nicemenu.css and upload it. It should fix your problem with nice menu in IE6 and it will show the menu levels beyond level 1.

nicemenu.css :
.block-nice_menus {
Z-INDEX: 10; LINE-HEIGHT: normal
}
UL.nice-menu {
PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; Z-INDEX: 5; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px; LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none
}
UL.nice-menu UL {
PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; Z-INDEX: 5; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px; LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none
}
UL.nice-menu LI {
BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 0px solid; FLOAT: left; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; POSITION: relative; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #eee
}
UL.nice-menu A {
PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; DISPLAY: block; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.3em; PADDING-TOP: 0.3em
}
UL.nice-menu UL {
BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; DISPLAY: none; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; LEFT: -1px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 1.8em; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px
}
UL.nice-menu LI.over UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu UL LI {
DISPLAY: block; WIDTH: 12.5em
}
UL.nice-menu:unknown {
CLEAR: both; DISPLAY: block; VISIBILITY: hidden; HEIGHT: 0px; content: "."
}
UL.nice-menu LI:hover UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI:hover UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent LI:hover UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI.over UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.over UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent LI.over UL {
DISPLAY: block
}
UL.nice-menu LI:hover UL UL {
DISPLAY: none
}
UL.nice-menu LI:hover UL UL UL {
DISPLAY: none
}
UL.nice-menu LI.over UL UL {
DISPLAY: none
}
UL.nice-menu LI.over UL UL UL {
DISPLAY: none
}
UL.nice-menu-right {
WIDTH: 10.5em
}
UL.nice-menu-left {
WIDTH: 12.5em
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI {
WIDTH: 12.5em
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI {
WIDTH: 11.0em
}
UL.nice-menu-right UL {
LEFT: 11.0em; WIDTH: 11.0em; TOP: -1px
}
UL.nice-menu-right UL UL {
LEFT: 11.0em; WIDTH: 11.0em; TOP: -1px
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #eee no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #eee no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-right LI LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI UL {
LEFT: -12.65em; WIDTH: 12.5em; TOP: -1px
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI UL LI UL {
LEFT: -12.65em; WIDTH: 12.5em; TOP: -1px
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #eee no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #eee no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #ccc no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #ccc no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #ccc no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left LI LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-left.png) #ccc no-repeat left center
}
UL.nice-menu-left A {
PADDING-LEFT: 14px
}
UL.nice-menu-left UL A {
PADDING-LEFT: 14px
}
UL.nice-menu-down {
BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px; FLOAT: left; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI {
BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI LI {
BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px
}
UL.nice-menu-down UL {
LEFT: 0px
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI UL LI UL {
LEFT: 12.5em; TOP: -1px
}
UL.nice-menu-down .menuparent A {
PADDING-RIGHT: 15px
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-down.png) #eee no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-down.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-down.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI LI.menuparent {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #eee no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI LI.menuparent:hover {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down LI LI.over {
BACKGROUND: url(arrow-right.png) #ccc no-repeat right center
}
UL.nice-menu-down UL LI {
CLEAR: both
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent UL {
OVERFLOW: visible! important
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent UL {
OVERFLOW: visible! important
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent LI.menuparent UL {
OVERFLOW: visible! important
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent UL IFRAME {
DISPLAY: block; Z-INDEX: -1; FILTER: mask(); LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 400px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 400px
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent UL IFRAME {
DISPLAY: block; Z-INDEX: -1; FILTER: mask(); LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 400px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 400px
}
UL.nice-menu LI.menuparent LI.menuparent LI.menuparent UL IFRAME {
DISPLAY: block; Z-INDEX: -1; FILTER: mask(); LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 400px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 400px
}


=====================================================================================

I hope this should help you fix the sliding menu problem with IE6. You can also look at the project support files for latest updates on nice menu, they may be able to fix this better.

Hope it helps!

PS: The demo site under construction and testing is : www.complete-acne-treatment.com/

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Drupal Vs Jooma: Complete Comparison  

I have read about this topic on the following link and found it really useful
Drupal Vs Joomla
But the following link has been unavailable recently
for some unknown reason (date: 18th June), however I had a copy of the page so
I am posting the same material in a slightly edited way for other users so that
they can also benefit from it.



Then place your table within that class:





































































































































Joomla Drupal
Community Features
Community Builder - a great component, but needs an SEF extension to enable
URLs like Youtube.

Really good, Users can form groups and expansion of the registraion form is
native to
Drupal.
SSL Compatible Does not comes default or
naturally, you need to put in some hack to do it.
Drupal is SSL compatible.
SEO
This is one feature that Joomla lags behind. OpenSEF
is the hope for joomla. SEF Advance is roughly comparable quality but costs 50
Euros. However the code is not really optimized. Altogether a negative point.

Optimized for SEO purpose, the outof box URL work in a fine manner and you can
use addon omdules to improve it. The code is well optimized
Forums
JoomlaBoard lacks many important features. It is suggested that you SMF with
Joomla

Even though it lacks in high end features but comparably smoother than Joomla.
You can also go for VbDrupal.
Multimedia
Supported with a lot of options.

Both podcast & drupal video option available.
Photo Galleries
You can use Gallery2 or Flashexpose. Photo galleries are well supported.
You can use Gallery2 option or use
the default module.
Event Calendars offers a lot of options in form of
plug ins and integration
Not comparable to the features
offered by Joomla.
Blogs
Uses a port of Wordpress. Some out-of-the-box capability.
For more information visit here
.
Its a decent enough blog though
again some high end features are missing.
Document Management

DocMan
is the default document management system.
Lags behind in this area.
Template / Themes
Joomla really has a great deal of offering in terms of themes and templates
that can be applied to various pages.

Not many choices available. The default choise are not really good. Earlier
versions allow only one template for all pages though that will change with
Drupal 5.X.
User Permissions Joomla has a very centralized
admin area. Few people can be passed on permissions beyond adding posts or
adding content.
Drupal has a much better system, though its group based
management and not a single user based management.
Multisites Management
Available only commercially.

Perhaps one of the most desirable features of drupal.
Content Management
Joomla is very restrictive in choices it offers..

Unlimited taxonomy, vocabulary, categories and subcategories. Drupal is way
ahead.
Documentation

Previous versions had poor
documentation, Joomla 1.5 seems to improve on that. However, a lot of useful
information on the
Joomla
forums.



Not too bad.
Commercial Community
Excellent, one of the strongest in Open Source SMS.Try
Joomla
Yellow Pages
or
Joomla.org
.

Weak. Try
Drupal.org
,
Drupal
Yellow Pages
or Drupalancers.
External Integration
Joomla
1.5 is supposed to have better API and more hooks for external integration.

Drupal is the choice if you are looking for external integration, It has option
for plenty of hooks.
Standards Compliance
Not great. Accessible
Joomla
is a fork necessary to move
Joomla
towards compliance. Mambo/Joomla
dates from before standards were even considered (1999).

Excellent support
General Community Great. Both commercial and open
source support available.
Great, try
Drupal.org
, its really helpful.
Ease-of-use Joomla is really easy to start
with, even for non-technical amateur users.

Drupal takes some time before you start understanding on how to do things.
Size



Version 1.5 is 16.7 MB


Version 5.0 is 2.89 MB
Learning Curve One of the easiest CMS to learn
and use.
Slightly tough as compared to
Joomla, but otherwise easy.
Internationalization You can tryJoomfish
but its not a natural solution.
Excellent support
Shopping Cart

Has both Virtuemart and an
integration of OSCommerce. You can use OSCommerce for multicurrency option or
if the payment gateway is not supported by Virtuemart.


Ubercart is the hope for Drupal
but there are not many good options avialable.
Speed
A default installation of 1.5 loads in 1.33 seconds. (Scores from
http://sitescore.silktide.com)

A default installation loads in 1.05 seconds. (Score from
http://sitescore.silktide.com)
Overall
Producing a good-looking site with plenty of functionality is a relatively easy
task with
Joomla.
Drupal
is more community-oriented and the current live version is more extensible.


Once again thanks to the above alledia.com link for the information they have
collected and provided.

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Drupal: Expanded & Sliding Menus  

I had been looking for implementing expandable sliding menu for my Drupal 5.X installation on my acne site for quite some time. The solution finally arrived in form of a readymade module -"nice menu". I had read about this module at start also but was not able to locate it for 5.X installation. Well! got it now and implemented it and it solved the complete problem at one go. Anyone who is looking for drupal sliding expandable menus can download this module from this link

http://drupal.org/project/nice_menus

The released version for 5.X is still in development stage and i believe there are some issues still to be resolved. However it may work great for a novice like me and if you are a pro you may be able to make it better yourself.

I am outlining just basic steps that i followed to get it running.
1) Configure your menu. Decide which menus have child and which one do you want to be expanded. (Remember that in this module you do not have option for always expanded menu and even if you configured it that way, it will not make any change.)
2) Download this module and upload it.
3) Go to modules mode in administrative task of your drupal installation and configure this module for use.
4) Go to blocks mode in administrative task and configure this "nice menu" block, for showing in left sidebar. You cannot make it display in right sidebar without further work because the menu slides left to right.
5) you can remove your navigation block from the sidebar else you will see both the navigation block as well as sliding menu block simultaneously.
6) Check out and this should be working!

Simple as that!

I will be posting on it more as i experiment more with these sliding expanded menus.

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Google Trends: Drupal Vs Joomla  

I had been researching google trends recently and tried on Joomla vs Drupal.
You can see the latest results for yourself using the following link:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=joomla%2C+drupal

One thing that really surprised me was the continous rise of popularity of Joomla while Drupal just maintained its place. However as can be seen the overall popularity of both the CMS systems is on rise.

For new comers who would be wondering why Joomla's graph starts after 2005 only, its because in 2005, the bulk of Mambo's developers left mambo and developed Joomla.
The popularity of Joomla can be attributed to its balance between key features like

1) functionality
2) flexibility
3) performance
4) quality of code
5) ease of use
6) documentation
7) user interface design
8) support and product marketing.

Having said that I think Joomla is a strong competitor to Drupal in terms of popularity.

Thanks

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Drupal Vs Joomla: Dedicated Web Hosting.  

I have been reading about webhosting plans that are specially optimized for Drupal or Joomla. I suggest that you are expecting a good amount of traffic then you should take a look at either of these link.

http://drupal.org/node/2601
http://www.robshouse.net/drupal-performance-issues

There are certain websites that offer plan especially optimized for either Drupal or Joomla. One such website for your consideration is.

Web Hosting

i feel its a good deal if you are especially looking for a server that is being optimized for either of these CMS. Check it out.

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Drupal Taxonomy.  

I started adding categorization and vocabularies to my site today. Looks like a feature quite similar to lables offered below by blogger.com.
The Drupal Taxonomy module i.e. categories is definitely one of the features that most of the people look for and is definitely a step ahead of Joomla. It allows any webmaster to organize his content with a great flexibility and in a knowledge sharing manner.

I will just show how web content can be organized using this Drupal Categories module.

I have done it using Drupal 5.X with admin permissions.

I will use my acne site for reference. I needed to categorize topics into various heads like Acne, Causes of Acne, Acne Treatment, Acne Products, Acne Solutions ( a whole lot of acne related terms).
Lets pick up only three of these - Acne, Causes of Acne, Acne Treatment.

First thing is to plan your content structure e.g. right above, i have planned out my content structure, where each content from my site will go to either of these three tags only.

Now you need to create a vocabulary for the text.
To do this follow the following steps:
click administer > categories > click the 'add vocabulary' tab

In this screen type "Acne Topic" as vocabulary name.

Now you need to set the binding of vocabulary to content type. If you want to do this for pages e.g. I have set my vocabulary to be used with the content of type pages then check the Pages content type. Next, click the checkbox called Multiple select. This allows you to select multiple vocabulary for same content.
We will not experiment with other options right now.

The next step is to add terms to your vocabulary, by terms i mean the tags/labels that we defined above.
To do this.
click administer > categories > click the 'add terms' tab

Give a name to this term e.g. "Acne Treatment"
now give a description to this term, this descriptions shows up in the hover text of the link or tag and can be a useful feature.

You can review your vocabulary by clicking list terms on to the right of your Topic.
You will see something like this:

Acne Topic
-Acne
-Causes of Acne
-Acne Treatment

This is the basic idea on how to define the content structure.

Test it out by creating a page.

On the administer menu:
click create content > Page.
Now you will see a newly created "Acne Topic" tag near the top of form.
Type the Title,
choose Acne treatment as the acne topic (you can also choose multiple tags) then write some text in the Body field and click submit.

Your newly uploaded page will be tagged "Acne treatment"
click on the tag to see all the articles with the same tag.

Its a very useful content organization technique that not only helps the administrators but even the visitors looking for information on related text.

Let me know if you run into a problem.

Thanks

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Drupal Vs Joomla : SEO  

Outlining reasons why I chose Drupal for SEO

1) You can rename any of your page so that is shows as a page instead of a link to a node. This is a very important part if you want you page to be ranked higher in google.

2)Although you can rename your page to your choice, it also has a suggest name module, that names your page according to the content, a nice idea as you get a name that might be more appropriate in terms of what web spiders are looking for.


I will be editing this post regularly for more stuff as I keep on discovering and experimenting with them.

contd later...

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Drupal Vs Joomla : Some prominent Drupal based sites  

Found a list of some of the most prominent websites have implemented Drupal over Joomla

www.airamerica.com
www.linuxjournal.com
www.theonion.com
www.goodstorm.com
www.projectopus.com
http://appel.nasa.gov

Also IBM sited a good number of reasons for their preference of Drupal over Joomla.
So may be my choice for Drupal will prove itself to be correct. Looking for such a list for Joomla too..

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Drupal 5.X: Google Analytics Installation Module  

Just noticed the module available here

http://drupal.org/node/49388

So much time wasted of the day. :(

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Drupal 5.X: Google Analytics Installation  

I installed Google analytics on my website: Complete acne treatment.

I had a great deal of tough time trying to modify theme.inc to get this module working on Drupal. A suggested method of using Google analytics is by modifying theme.inc file in following manner.
insert this line
$output = '[Google analytics code]'
right before the line containing

$output = '/body>'
However this did not work for me on Drupal 5.X, i might be making some mistake but the code never seem to reach the above line.

Anyhow I finally found a much easier method of installing Google Analytics on Drupal 5.x
I just created a block on my site using the following steps
goto Block->Add Block
Add your [Google analytic code] to this new block.
Set the input format settings to "full html", don't use filtered html.
Place this block in footer.


That is pretty much what you will need to get it working.
Let me know if you run into any problem.

Tag: Drupal 5.X: Google Analytics Installation

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Drupal: Problem with expanded menus.  

I was facing some problem with expanded menus on my acne site, i will first descibe the problem below and then the solution.

The problem was that if I created menus with Multiple Items/Sub menus with "Expanded option" checked in menu settings then the menu will always show up in a expanded stage. So I had five menus with items all of them used to show up in a expanded state which was really a mess considering the user friendliness and the time it takes to load. If the expanded option was checked off, then the menus will not expand even if clicked or on the target page. I had this problem when I had applied the module for Global Redirect (which is otherwise a really good module for the purpose of SEO).

The solution:

The problem it turned out was that I had been giving full url in the url path of my menu, which means that if my menu was Acne Treatment, then the path I was giving was
http://www.complete-acne-treatment.com/main_acne_treatment

This seemed to have mess up the Drupal Interface.

The correct way to apply such menus with global redirect is to give the url path only as:
main_acne_treatment
and not as
http://www.complete-acne-treatment.com/main_acne_treatment.

This should correct the problem in regard to expanded menus and with global redirect.

Let me know if it helps anybody or if you are still having problem.

Tag: Drupal Problem with Expanded Menus.

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Drupal 5.X: Still lacking community support?  

I have installed drupal 5.x on one of my site - Acne Treatment as i did discussed in other posts, but it seems that Drupal 5.X lacks the kind of community support that was for previous version. I have been struggling to find a small module for sliding menu's completely expanded menu's are not the thing that I will like on my site. All the versions for sliding menu's still seem to be for previous versions. In fact could find few things that have been updated for 5.X till the time of writing this post. I think there needs to be a more detailed tutorial on how to modify templates or may be I am missing the correct link to such tutorial.

Other thing that I find a little problematic with Drupal is that there seems to be complete absence of support for modules of earlier version, this problem I think does not exists with Joomla (on basis of what I have read).

More to come on my experiments on Drupal Vs Joomla

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Drupal Vs Joomla: Drupal Installation  

I installed my first ever CMS yesterday - DRUPAL, after uploading it took me 10 minutes to configure and get it running. I don't understand how can anyone find it hard to install Drupal and if still a Joomla installation is easier then Drupal then Joomla must be god. Anyhow after installing Drupal I have spent quite a few hours testing it out on my test site for acne Complete acne treatment, I have been able to get it running in a good shape. I am still not into modifying themese for Drupal, though there is an obvious lack of variety in Drupal themes but I hope it performs as it is publicised.

Will post more on Drupal Vs Joomla CMS systems.

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Drupal Vs Joomla : Some simple ideas  

Some opinion on Drupal Vs Joomla from the users on Joomla forum.

Use Mambo(Joomla) when:* don't know about the technical stuff or are not interested
* you need a easy install procedure just like a software system
* you are not interested in learning a lot of the tool you are using
* you don't plan to integrate any complex scripts into the program.
* you want a candy site and don't mind several other sites using the same template(s)
* you are not much interested in SEO
* you are not interested about server resources
* you're planning your first or few sites only
* you are not interested in a single login for all sites
* you don't need user memberships and groupings etc.


Use Drupal because:* Drupal offers a high quality platform
* Drupal offers a real multi-site-feature (only one installation for several sites)
* Drupal offers any kind of user groups permissions
* Drupal offers membership- and community sites, not just CMS etc
* Drupal offers a Powerful templating system
* Drupal needs a bit more of your time
* Drupal offers clear, high quality code and API
* Drupal offers unlimited flexibility


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Reference:(http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?topic=4364.msg35306)

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Drupal Vs Joomla : End User perspective.  

I have been trying to study which of the two CMS - joomla or drupal may be a better option for start. After reading a lot of articles from various sites and opinion of different users, this is my initial inference.

Joomla is a the way to go if you are setting up your first site and you are not sure about the things. However for a seasoned professional Drupal seems to be the better choice.

Drupal is younger of two as such they have built upon some of the weakness of Joomla, like Drupal offers extensive content management system (CMS)that joomla does not offers.

Drupal is more faster if you have catching enabled on your webserver and expect a lot of traffic.

Drupal seems to offer a more efficient and cleaner code as compared to Joomla.

Drupal seems to enjoy a greater community support as compared to Joomla.

Drupal has a relatively easier API as compared to Joomla.

Drupal offers unlimited article nesting using the taxonomy, or by using the excellent Category module.

However I believe most of this features are more important for professional or say big websites.

For amateur and hobbyists. Joomla has to offer the following

Very easy to setup out of box solution

A large number of available themes to customize your website.

Many drupal modules are broken in 5.0.

Drupal CSS is divided into 17 files (although you can club them), which makes it a real pain to customize it.

Joomla is more popular of the two systems. reference google trends.


I think I will still go for Drupal because the website I am working on is supposed to be a big project and definitely content management system is the keyword there. I will be experimenting with Joomla on some other site shortly and will keep this posted.

Reference: http://drupal.org/node/109428

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Criteria for a web host selection  

Tips while choosing a good web host.

1: Server Reliability
Make sure that servers are reliable

2: Backups Status?
Make sure that the backup is taken regularly.

3: Bandwidth Charges
Find out if you are charged for extra bandwidth and at what rate.

4: Customer support?
May cost you but is vital.

5: Access to the log Files
It should be free and the access should be allowed.

6: Ensure support for SFTP and SSH
Both of these are very necessary for security reasons.

7: Is Virtual Hosting Supported?
This allows you to put many web domains on a single machine, make sure this is allowed.

8: Is CGI Supported?
Check your web hosting provider's level of support for CGI scripts.

9: Web Space provided?
How much web space you need on your web host.

10: Check the Email Policy
Make sure that it is not a spam server and the policy should be checked.


11: What if any is the Uptime Guarantee?
The webhosting should provide a minimum uptime guarantee.

12: Are Website Statistics Available?
This is very necessary if you are anywhere serious about your website.

13: How Many Mailboxes Do You Get?
What is the number of mail boxes that you are provided with.

14: What Operating System is the Server Running?
Find out if it is a linux based or windows based or what operating system is in use. very important when you finally get to down to website development.

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Drupal 5.X: Error in parsing theme.inc.  

A new problem this time.
Syntax Error in parsing theme.inc, unexpected T_return at line....

I just made a small modification to my theme.inc file and this error popped up. As usual I searched around over internet for solution but this time I could not find any solution that can solve this error. Finally I found a solution that though may not be helpful to all but can be your final rescue attempt. Download a fresh installation, find the theme.inc file and upload this theme.inc file to your web folder at the same place.

The error with theme.inc went away and muscle building site is now up and running again.

PS: If it helps you in anyway then please comment and support.

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How to Choose a Web Host  

Choosing a Free Web Host Advertising

Most free web hosts impose advertising on your website. This is done to cover the costs of providing your site the free web space and associated services. Some hosts require you to place a banner on your pages, others display a window that pops up everytime a page on your site loads, while still others impose an advertising frame on your site. There is really no hard and fast rule which is to be preferred: some people hate a pop-up window, other webmasters dislike having to stuff banner codes onto their pages, and many people cannot stand an advertising frame (which may cause problems when you submit your website to search engines). Whichever method is used, check that you're comfortable with the method.
Amount of web space

Does it have enough space for your needs? If you envisage that you will expand your site eventually, you might want to cater for future expansion. Most sites use less than 5MB of web space. Indeed, at one time, one of my other web sites, thefreecountry.com, used less than 5MB of space although it had about 150 pages on the site. Your needs will vary, depending on how many pictures your pages use, whether you need sound files, video clips, etc.
FTP access

Some free hosting providers only allow you to design your page with their online builder. While this is useful for beginners, do you have the option to expand later when you become experienced and their online page builder does not have the facility you need? FTP access, or at the very least, the ability to upload your pages by email or browser, is needed. Personally, I feel FTP access is mandatory, except for the most trivial site.
File type and size limitations

Watch out for these. Some free hosts impose a maximum size on each of the files you upload (including one with a low of 200KB). Other sites restrict the file types you can upload to HTML and GIF/JPG files. If your needs are different, eg, if you want to distribute your own programs on your pages, you will have to look elsewhere.
Reliability and speed of access

This is extremely important. A site that is frequently down will lose a lot of visitors. If someone finds your site on the search engine, and he tries to access it but find that it is down, he'll simply go down the list to find another site. Slow access is also very frustrating for visitors (and for you too, when you upload your site). How do you know if a host is reliable or fast? If you can't get feedback from anyone, one way is to try it out yourself over a period of time, both during peak as well as non-peak hours. After all, it is free, so you can always experiment with it.
CGI-BIN access / PHP

This is not particularly crucial nowadays for a free web host, since there are so many free CGI hosting services available that provide counters, search engines, forms, polls, mailing lists, etc, without requiring you to dabble with Perl or PHP scripts.

However if you really want to do it yourself, with the minimum of advertising banners from these free providers, you will need either PHP or CGI-BIN access. Note that it is not enough to know they provide PHP or CGI-BIN access: you need to know the kind of environment your scripts run under: is it so restrictive that they are of no earthly use? For PHP scripts, does your web host allow you to use the mail() function? For Perl CGI scripts, do you have access to sendmail or its workalike?
Bandwidth allotment

Nowadays, many free web hosts impose a limit on the amount of traffic your website can use per day and per month. This means that if the pages (and graphic images) on your site is loaded by visitors beyond a certain number of times per day (or per month), the web host will disable your web site (or perhaps send you a bill). It is difficult to recommend a specific minimum amount of bandwidth, since it depends on how you design your site, your target audience, and the number of visitors you're able to attract to your site. In general, 100MB traffic per month is too little for anything other than your personal home page and 1-3GB traffic per month is usually adequate for a simple site just starting out. Your mileage, however, will vary.

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Choosing a Free Web Host Advertising

Most free web hosts impose advertising on your website. This is done to cover the costs of providing your site the free web space and associated services. Some hosts require you to place a banner on your pages, others display a window that pops up everytime a page on your site loads, while still others impose an advertising frame on your site. There is really no hard and fast rule which is to be preferred: some people hate a pop-up window, other webmasters dislike having to stuff banner codes onto their pages, and many people cannot stand an advertising frame (which may cause problems when you submit your website to search engines). Whichever method is used, check that you're comfortable with the method.
Amount of web space

Does it have enough space for your needs? If you envisage that you will expand your site eventually, you might want to cater for future expansion. Most sites use less than 5MB of web space. Indeed, at one time, one of my other web sites, thefreecountry.com, used less than 5MB of space although it had about 150 pages on the site. Your needs will vary, depending on how many pictures your pages use, whether you need sound files, video clips, etc.
FTP access

Some free hosting providers only allow you to design your page with their online builder. While this is useful for beginners, do you have the option to expand later when you become experienced and their online page builder does not have the facility you need? FTP access, or at the very least, the ability to upload your pages by email or browser, is needed. Personally, I feel FTP access is mandatory, except for the most trivial site.
File type and size limitations

Watch out for these. Some free hosts impose a maximum size on each of the files you upload (including one with a low of 200KB). Other sites restrict the file types you can upload to HTML and GIF/JPG files. If your needs are different, eg, if you want to distribute your own programs on your pages, you will have to look elsewhere.
Reliability and speed of access

This is extremely important. A site that is frequently down will lose a lot of visitors. If someone finds your site on the search engine, and he tries to access it but find that it is down, he'll simply go down the list to find another site. Slow access is also very frustrating for visitors (and for you too, when you upload your site). How do you know if a host is reliable or fast? If you can't get feedback from anyone, one way is to try it out yourself over a period of time, both during peak as well as non-peak hours. After all, it is free, so you can always experiment with it.
CGI-BIN access / PHP

This is not particularly crucial nowadays for a free web host, since there are so many free CGI hosting services available that provide counters, search engines, forms, polls, mailing lists, etc, without requiring you to dabble with Perl or PHP scripts.

However if you really want to do it yourself, with the minimum of advertising banners from these free providers, you will need either PHP or CGI-BIN access. Note that it is not enough to know they provide PHP or CGI-BIN access: you need to know the kind of environment your scripts run under: is it so restrictive that they are of no earthly use? For PHP scripts, does your web host allow you to use the mail() function? For Perl CGI scripts, do you have access to sendmail or its workalike?
Bandwidth allotment

Nowadays, many free web hosts impose a limit on the amount of traffic your website can use per day and per month. This means that if the pages (and graphic images) on your site is loaded by visitors beyond a certain number of times per day (or per month), the web host will disable your web site (or perhaps send you a bill). It is difficult to recommend a specific minimum amount of bandwidth, since it depends on how you design your site, your target audience, and the number of visitors you're able to attract to your site. In general, 100MB traffic per month is too little for anything other than your personal home page and 1-3GB traffic per month is usually adequate for a simple site just starting out. Your mileage, however, will vary.

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Top Tips on Building a Great Web Site  

During the course of an average day, I talk to dozens of web site owners that are looking for advice about how to improve their web sites visibility on the search engines. Invariably they will ask the dreaded question What do you think of my web site? Sometimes this can be a tough question to answer without hurting somebody's feelings. Its really hard to tell somebody that you've seen better web sites created by ten year old girls displaying their Barbie doll collection. This is not the response that they are typically looking for. To prevent others from making the same mistakes I see every day, I created the Top Ten Tips on Building a Great Web Site. Many of these Tips are very easy and inexpensive to implement and will pay huge dividends down the road.

Buy Your Own Domain name and Avoid Virtual Domains

Buying a domain name for your business is probably the best investment you can ever make in your company's future. Once purchased, this domain will always be the property of your company and can become a very valuable asset over time.

On the surface, virtual domains might seem like a good idea because they are usually much cheaper or sometimes even free when you sign up your company for web hosting but their downsides are considerable. Many search engines have trouble adding virtual domains to their databases. This fact alone makes virtual domains a very bad deal. Also, since virtual domains are not internationally registered, your company does not really own a virtual domain.

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SEO Techniques  

So you want Your website to be on the first page of every Search Engine - SEO Techniques will help You get there! The Techniques on this page will enpower You with the information that will move You towards that goal. Set Your aim high, the sky is the limit! Others have done it, so why can't You -- Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) is really quite simple!

If You have been putting off optimizing Your website for a higher Search Engine results position, today is a good day to make Your start. SEO Techniques will make it much easier that You expected!

The following list of SEO Techniques will help you optimize your website so you will get a higher Search Engine Results Position (SERP). Some of the items can be done quickly -- others will take a bit of time.

If you complete all the items on the following list of SEO Techniques, give the Search Engines some time to send out their bots to deep crawl your website, your site traffic will increase. Make sure you are ready for it!

Continued in next post..
(From SeoCompany)

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Drupal Vs Joomla : Themes  

I think I will have to take back my initial observation or analysis on Powerful templating in Drupal as compared to Joomla. As posted in one of the comments by Amy Stephen, Joomla has a much more bigger variety of templates than Drupal. Drupal 5.X is lacking on the themes and there is not much of variety to choose from. Joomla will definitely score out there over Drupal as far as variety of themes is concerned.

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Search engine optimization
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Search engine optimization (SEO), a subset of search engine marketing, is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results. SEO can also target specialized searches such as image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.

A typical Search Engine Results Page (SERP)

SEO is marketing by understanding how search algorithms work and what human visitors might search for, to help match those visitors with sites offering what they are interested in finding. Some SEO efforts may involve optimizing a site's coding, presentation, and structure, without making very noticeable changes to human visitors, such as incorporating a clear hierarchical structure to a site, and avoiding or fixing problems that might keep search engine indexing programs from fully spidering a site. Other, more noticeable efforts, involve including unique content on pages that can be easily indexed and extracted from those pages by search engines while also appealing to human visitors.

The term SEO can also refer to "search engine optimizers," a term adopted by an industry of consultants who carry out optimization projects on behalf of clients, and by employees of site owners who may perform SEO services in-house. Search engine optimizers often offer SEO as a stand-alone service or as a part of a larger marketing campaign. Because effective SEO can require making changes to the source code of a site, it is often very helpful when incorporated into the initial development and design of a site, leading to the use of the term "Search Engine Friendly" to describe designs, menus, content management systems and shopping carts that can be optimized easily and effectively.

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Post about the methods to increase website ranking.  

This post is just to create awareness on how to increase a website ranking. Perhaps the best method to do is to create a generic website with really good content and then create inbound links, that refer to each of the page on your website. This method is bound to give good results. Alternatively if you hvae a good website you can exchange links with high ranked website for website optimization.

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Search Engine Optimization: Definition  

Search Engine Optimization is the process of optimizing your website in a manner where it is shown up into top few websites when searched on any search engine for related Keywords.

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Effective Link Building Techniques
, there are a lot of ideas available for this, however the best method for building good links is to have really good content, that people can visit and read and refer to other people. High Ranked Websites use this method for the purpose increasing their customer traffic and get more response.

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Link Building Techniques  

There are a lot of link building techniques, however the best link building techniques is building reciprocal links, not only it gives both the people mutual benefit, but also in long term will definitely help the websites grow bigger. Also if any of the website gains a better page rank, that will again benefit both of them.
Normally the website with high page rank dont just exchange links, rather they sell links on their webspace.

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Starting away with one of the hottest blog.  

The blog is easily one of the hottest blog for the purpose of link building, it is to test the idea on how to build good links that can increase the rating of website at search engines like google, yahoo, msn etc.

There are a lot of techniques to increase your page rank.. This is just one of them. You can add links below to point to your site and be sure that there will be some additions.

In the same process you can request link from all people who will be adding their link below this blog.

Best of luck to all.

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Everything About Adsense.  

Google Adsense is the latest buzzword and new revolution in the web marketing history. The process is simple.
You can register at Google Adsense thru this link.
Once registered at Google Adsense you are assigned a publisher Id.
This publisher Id. is then used to link to your google account.
You are allowed to create ads with this id by using google ad generator.
You can place those ads simply on your website.
Bingo! there you go, as soon as that is done, your website is ready with adsense ads.
Don't click yourself or you will be banned otherwise you can make a lot of money using adsense

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Visitor Friendly Sites  

Do you create websites with regard to user or search engines?

Do you nave pages that are keyword rich and hyphenated to make sense to search engines.

Do you write articles that will push you up on search egnines.

Do you choose your keywords based on sources like word tracker and keyworddiscovery?

If yes, then you are too much focussed on search engines and not on visitors. However its finally your visitors that are gonna decide if your website is worth a repeat visit or not. Does it contains any useful information or not and wether it is worth a digg or tag.

if you fulfill the very basic needs of user then through a lot of non technical factors your website is still going to get popular so try to get "Visitor friendly and not just search engine friendly"

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