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AdSpaceOffer.com launched

We have launched a new website for all blogger, website owners and advertisers. AdSpaceOffer.com is Drupal powered website using a few third party modules and Acquia Marina theme from TopNotchThemes. Everyone is welcome to post his offer/request for an advertising or ad space. People could earn some points and we are planning some bonus system for this points.

My Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 upgrade experience

As Drupal 6 is the reality for a few months already and its main contributed modules are ready for the 6 version, I decided to upgrade my main websites to the Drupal 6. Here is my experience. My biggest website is Czech www.maxiorel.cz with its 2000 visitors per day. It has an English clone running at www.maxiorel.com. As the Maxiorel.com is a smaller, I chose it as the first to migrate. I already migrated some websites like www.anastacia.cz and running some websites (www.backuphowto.info and www.photohowto.info) from their beginning. But the Maxiorel.com should be my first bigger Drupal 6 migration.

Photo HowTo and Screenshots Archive updates

We have made some changes to our websites Photo HowTo and Screenshots Archive in the last days. As you probaly know, the Photo HowTo website is intended to amateur photographers and helps them with articles about taking photos, editing photos and with photo software and websites articles. The newest article's type is digital camera reviews. After a few weeks of lower activity, this website is now regularly updated. The latest improvement is in navigation menu.

Website value calculator

Have you ever think what is the value of your website? Yes, the real price may differ. The bigger price is for the owner, the lower is for the potential buyer. But there is a tool that will helps with website value calculation. You can use it to check your competitors too. Moreover this tool will also check the number of backlinks, Alexa rank, PageRank, indexed pages and more.

Drupal websites and HostGator experience

This weekend I looked for a new webhosting for my two Drupal projects. After stumbling a few forums I decided to try HostGator webhosting and its Baby package. I have to say that I was impressed by the professional look of their services and their customer support. Setting up a new webhosting was a question of a few minutes. After it was done I started moving my websites.

How to count your Drupal website RSS subscribers?

Website owners using Drupal have a very detailed log of access available directly in their admin pages. However there is no built-in functionality which could show how many RSS subscribers does the website have. You have all the neccessary information available in the log. So only thing you have to do is to find them and to show them. I will show you how to prepare a block that will inform you and your readers about current RSS subscribers count.

Safari 3.1 out (and for Windows too)

The most known browser in Apple computer's world is out in a new version. This browser has the nice user interface which is familiar for Apple Mac OS X users and totally new for users of Windows platform. You can read in many articles about the amazing speed of this new browser. I don't think that it's so great as it could be. For me is the Firefox 2.x still the best, with Opera browser as the second and Internet Explorer 7 as the third.

How to convert YouTube videos in FLV to MPEG format for free

Many people are asking about how to download videos from YouTube. If they find a working solution, they are looking for application able to convert downloaded FLV files to MPEG or any other common video format. The solution is really simple and you don't need to spare any amount of your money to buy shareware application. So there is a simple tutorial about how to download and convert videos from YouTube to MPEG video file for free.

Must have RSS sources for Drupal fans

Everyone interested in CMS Drupal has own list of favorites RSS sources related to Drupal. There is a mother of sources – Drupal.org. I am sure that you know the main RSS source on this website. But I think that many of you search for regular information about new module releases, new modules build, information for developers or Drupal theme creators. I prepared the list of useful English Drupal sources and here is it: