Credits & How I Made This

To create this site I used many of the resources described in this site as well as quite a few others. Here are my thanks and information on how someone might create something similar.

Where I get my Information

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Many RSS Feeds Google Reader

I only found the Efficient Academic recently. Attached is an "OPML" file that you can download and import into Google Reader or other RSS reader to see the feeds I scan in this area.

Reading Computer Magazines & news Firefox Particularly PCMag & PCWorld magazines.
Tech Support Alert newsleter GMail - comes as EMail He does a superb job of covering Windows (mostly) utilities. Many of my best have come from him. I pay extra for his "Premium Edition"

How I created this Website

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Program Used

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Web Page Template "Progress" from Open Source Web Design I heavily modified a design by Tristar web design
Web Site Creator Dreamweaver It has far more features than I use, but hasn't failed me yet. Drexel has a limited site license.
URL Storage Linkman I add several URL's a day and now have about six thousand. Linkman searches these extremely effecitvely and exports to a file I can import to NetVibes to have my most important links readily avialble.
Data Storage for Tables FileMaker

It's not perfect for creating web tables. I had to do some fancy footwork to get the images and URL's to work properly.

Here's the (2MB) FileMaker file with all the data. It is NOT pretty internally because I made it for a special purpose and used all sorts of capabilities.

Cleanup of FileMaker Output NoteTab I used this because it has Macro capability that allowed easy cleanup of complex HTML text
Web Host IXWebhosting Not because they're special, but because they allow me to use PHP - which Drexel won't on its servers. I plan to convert to PHP and SQL for this site if it's popular and requires regular update.

Planning & Utilities

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Program Used

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Overall Planning of Site Axon2007

I developed some basic ideas graphically and then switched to other tools.

Detailed Planning of Site myBase It has wonderful drag-and-drop capabilities as well as import and export and search. I transfered to it from Keynote in the middle of creating this website.
Data Tansfer Clipmate For the vast amount of copy and paste work that I had to.
Program Switching Find and Run Robot I typically switch between four to 10 programs while working, closing some and opening others. F&RR makes it much, much easier.

 

Appreciation

 

Update: 2006-10-09