Best of Web #1

best of webHere we go. Starting from today, I’m trying again on something new here on the blog. Under the name “Best of Web” I want to share, from now on, every Monday, my network finds from the last 7 days with you.
The whole thing runs deliberately not under the title “My 5 favorite links” or “Favorite links of calender week 31” because I won’t tie myself down neither on the number of recommendations per week nor that I actually post something on every Monday. Although a weekly rhythm is planned, but before I share poor / substandard content (out of necessity) with you, I pause the roundup for one week and come back with a handful of good quality links in the next. So, enough of introductory words. Here we go with the first “Best of Web” roundup.

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How to add multiple free images to your eBay auction

ebay_logoToday it is about eBay. Specifically, about how you can add as many pictures as you like into your auction description for free. So there will be no additional costs, such as it would normally be the case, when you use the image features of eBay. Thankfully eBay gives us almost everything that is needed to add free images to our auctions.
To better explain the procedure, I created a fictitious offer on Ebay. Who does not like to read, of course, can also scroll to the end of the article and watch the whole explanation as screencast. And here’s how it works:
Step 1:
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After you have entered the basic information and are located yourself in the sales […]

650.000 free icons, vector graphics and stocks

IconfinderToday I want to introduce to you three websites that I use for my programs as well as for my work here on the blog frequently. Have you guessed what it is? No? It comes to icons. Such as they are in almost every beginning of my blog articles.
I got all these icons more or less from three portals on the net. Of course completely legally and free of charge. And how that goes, I do not hide from you.
The three sites at issue are the following:

www.iconarchive.com
www.iconfinder.com
www.findicons.com

 
All three sites are built up similar. They not only offer you a total of over 650,000 different icons, but beyond this, also the possibility to sort the icons by their type of license.  This allows you for example to search only for icons which can be […]

How to improve WordPress load speed by Lazy Load plugin

Lazy Load Image Today I want to give the WordPress bloggers among you a little tip. It’s about the free WordPress plugin Lazy Load, that serves to reduce the loading time of your WordPress blog. But how does it work?
Lazy Load jQuery makes advantage of the Sonar Expansion and loads images only when they come into the viewport. In plain text, images are only loaded when they are in the visible area of ​​your web browser. The more images you have in an article/or on your main page, the more time you can save accordingly with the Lazy Load plugin.
Instead, the visitor must wait until all images are loaded so that he/she can scroll without lags, jerking or other restrictions on your site, visitors can now get going on much faster. Only when he scrolls into an area […]

XiVerse – Xing reverse search engine

XiVerse ProduktbildFor some days I’m also on Xing. Who is also there, will certainly know the function that displays the last visitors of one’s own profile.
Unfortunately you do not get the names of your visitors, but only small thumbnails of the last visitor appears in the basic membership at Xing. Also a link to their profile is not given.
This feature is dedicated to premium users (~ 7 € / month) only. But that’s only the half truth.
Find out who visited your Xing progile without having premium status
In most cases it is possible to find out who were the last visitors on the own profile without premium membership. Therefore you have to compare the visitors thumbnails against some data.
In order to simplify the search procedure, as an exercise for myself and as a feasibility study in general, I have created XiVerse. […]