I’ve finally gotten around to taking a look at the free (donations welcomed) Blog Roll creation and management tool suite created by Jason DeFillippo.
Even if you’re not terribly comfortable with editing your blog template or messing about with HTML/XML/CSS, and the like, blogrolling.com is a very easy way to create and maintain your blog roll. There’s enormous potential for this tool for teachers and students with blogs.
Aside from the fact that Mozilla is free, fast, limber, and polite, I really like the Tab features. You can open a Tab window using Command-T on a Mac (for you poor Windows users, remember to use Control instead) then go to a site, then open a new Tab, and go to another site, for however many sites you’d like to be able to toggle between. The Tabs allow you to “layer” the sites in a single window.
Once you have your Tabs set the way you want, you can, if you wish, save a group of Tabs as a single Bookmark, and then simply click the Bookmark to open up the Tabs with their associated sites the way you set it up previously.
Here’s how to save several Tabs in a single Window as a “grouped” Bookmark.
- Create a Mozilla window with Tabs and web sites you wish to save as a single Bookmark.
- Create and Save the Bookmark by using Command-Shif-d or choosing File Bookmark from the Bookmark menu. You will be asked to name the Bookmark, and choose a location in your Bookmarks to save the Book mark. Be sure to check the small box next to File As Group. (Hint: choose your Toolbar folder if you want the Bookmark to be saved there.)
- Click your newly created and saved Bookmark to open the Tabbed window and load the web sites.
- Use the newly created bookmark to test your Tabs.
I’ve added a link to my /”neighbors/” over there on the left, or you can see my weblog neighborhood here. It’s a new tool added to Radio. This is a Good Thing.
Why, you ask, is this A Good Thing? For a variety of reasons, including courtesy to the hardworking bloggers I read, to let them know that they are doing A Good Thing. But an even better reason is that allows me, and you, to find sites and blogs we did not know about, and would like to, and even should.
Already I have newly subscribed to Future of the Book News, the blog of a really neat site that I didn’t and should have known about.
I meant to link to this short article on web design weeks ago, and lost the post.