Friday, October 06, 2006

Paint Shop Pro

Dmoz Paint Shop Pro Links
A great list of Paint Shop Pro resources & tutorials for all levels. Many of the graphics and tubes are free. Check terms and conditions

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


I have joined Technorati. It tracks blogs and who links to your blog. You have to "claim" your blog. I chose the embed option, which I found less than intuitive. I pasted the javascript in the Add an Element option in the Granny Bytes Blog Blogger Beta sidebar. I don't see any Technorati logo or search box magically appearing.

Granny Bytes has bitten off more than she can chew... again! Any tips?

Sunday, October 01, 2006

This is a well laid out site with a useful FAQ section. There are tips for installing the dingbats plus an explanation of the diference between freeware and shareware. As the copyright lies with each designer, you have to download the files first to see the Read Me file with the exact terms of use. There is always a risk of spyware being downloaded onto your computer

Using Dingbats
Dingbats are like the Wingdings on your font selection. They can be used as icons, clip art or as design elements. Alphabet dingbats can be used to make cool headings.

Colour Your Dingbats - Photoshop Tutorials
While dingbats are usually black and white, this collection includes some coloured dingbats. To colour your own, use Photoshop or Paint programs. Gimp is a free alternative to Photoshop. gives some link to tutorials for this at Mark's Photoshop Tips and Web The latter has a whole swag of practical Dingbat Design Tutorials

Monday, September 25, 2006

Squidoo Tips

Want to make a Squidoo?
It's a one page blog on your topic choice. You share in Adsense revenue, and can add affiliates like Amazon. Modules allow you to add options like automatic news feeds which match your topic.

Thanks to Susanna from All Info About Myths & Legends who emailed me the heads up on this. Check out her Legends and Lore Squidoo

Squidoo Tips
Ready to Squidoo? Here are some great tips

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mind Mapping

Free Mind Mapping Software
Great for visual learners. Good for planning and brainstorming, or for collating information and notes.

Cluster Search Engines
These display search results in a mind map format or in clusters

Mind Mapping Links
A collection of mind mapping links from Squidoo

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Writers' Guidelines - Women's Magazines

Australian Woman's Day
Woman's Day Fiction Guidelines

Woman's Day (U.S.)
Guidelines for Articles and Essay submissions



Book Industry News, Trends & Observations

The Book Reporter
The tagline is - Where readers and writers click

Fresh Eyes - A Bookseller's Journal

Bookseller Chick