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April 2, 2008: Drag Links from firefox sidebar to your TypePad compose window
Comments: 0 | Categories: Blog Tools , Browsers , Hacks for Layout + Design , Hacks for Navigation
Just on a hunch, it occurred to me that I might be able to create links in a TypePad post by dragging a bookmark from the sidebar in Firefox to the compose window… you know what? It works! Oh man,... Read full article

March 27, 2008: Twitter Tools, Tweaks and Theories
Comments: 37 | Categories: Blog Tools , Reviews , Typelists + Sidebars , Web 2.0 , Widgets
I have to preface this post with a confession: The first time I heard about blogging, my response was "That's the dumbest @$%#&%$ thing I've ever heard of. Why the hell would I want to do that?" I said the... Read full article

December 4, 2007: The Paypal Storefront Widget, The fastest, easiest eCommerce solution for blogs
Comments: 35 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Basic Templates , Blog Tools , News , Reviews , TypePad Stores , Web 2.0 , Widgets
The Paypal Storefront Widget which launched today is pretty darn close to the blog eCommerce solution of my dreams. There's a reason for that… which is that I worked closely with the development team that created it. Back in August,... Read full article

August 28, 2007: The Easy way to get audio, video, podcasts and photos posted to your blog
Comments: 0 | Categories: Advanced Templates , AHA: Applied Hacking Awards , Blog Tools , Web 2.0 , Widgets
Jeff Meade at the Irish Philly Blog is my favorite kind of client— he's funny, personable, and once I've done a few basic things he digs in and learns how to go further on his own. Then he emails me... Read full article

August 3, 2007: Blogs as Stores: A Comprehensive Overview of Ecommerce Solutions for Bloggers
Comments: 40 | Categories: Agenda Updates , Blog Tools , Reference , Reviews , TypePad Stores , Web 2.0 , Widgets
When I started TypePad Hacks, one of the things I most wanted was a simple way to integrate e-commerce into TypePad blogs… at the time, probably 30% of my income came from blogging. This year, that number is more like... Read full article

July 11, 2007: The Ultimate Guide to Blog Commerce Coming Soon
Comments: 7 | Categories: Blog Tools , TypePad Stores
I had a revelation not too long ago which has sparked some interesting conversation with the folks at TypePad about integrating ecommerce into blogs. This has been one of my long-running areas of interest here since I make most of... Read full article

July 11, 2007: New features and a redesign for Authorati
Comments: 0 | Categories: Blog Tools , Reviews , Widgets

Murali has launched a newly redesigned that's so beautiful, it really makes me want to do a new design for the hacks blog! Sadly, my own redesign will have to wait till things slow down here at hacks central, which probably won't happen till winter. Here's a quick list of new Authorati features, cribbed shamelessly from the Authorati blog: Timeline control: You can now view the rated blog posts on the Simile timeline control.... Postoons: Postoons are humorous, satirical titles for imaginary blog posts based on current events and personalities associated with them.... You can also use the richer Authorati widget instead of the badge.

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June 17, 2007: Building a Better Contact Page with Embedded Google Maps and More…
Comments: 5 | Categories: Blog Tools , Hacks for Layout + Design , Reference
Lately I've been getting a lot of emails asking me where I'm located (because when I'm not writing custom code, I'm shipping heavy art by freight) or wondering how to call me (because I foolishly put the phone number way... Read full article

May 3, 2007: Add a Free Forum to Your TypePad Blog in Minutes!
Comments: 20 | Categories: Advanced Templates , Blog Tools , Community , Dialogue , Web 2.0 , Widgets
I've had a lot of requests since I started this blog to add a forum for readers to talk amongst themselves. I just did, and if you have a pro account, you can too! Not only that, but it's free... Read full article

January 6, 2007: Customized Headline Animator from FeedBurner
Comments: 0 | Categories: Blog Tools , Hacks for RSS , Reviews , Typelists + Sidebars , Widgets
I've been playing with a few things lately, trying to create a widget linking to all the hack tutorials here on the site. I'd love to be able to hand other bloggers a bit of sidebar bling they could use... Read full article

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