April Fools’ Day On The Web

I love today on the Internet. There’s always some really creative stuff out there. My favorites so far are Reddit (which took on a Digg theme), ThinkGeek (which always comes up with some whacky products), and ThePirateBay (which has announced that Warner Brothers is buying them). Also, if you’re a Digg user watch for the popouts… some are pretty funny.

For a full breakdown and comprehensive list of all the April Fools’ day stuff happening on the web check out: AprilFoolsDayOnTheWeb.com

TouchFlo 3d – Compact Homescreen with Dated appointments modification

Ok so everybody know that HTC’s TouchFlo3D is just about the slickest interface out there for Windows Mobile. One thing that’s bugged the crap out of me since I bought my Touch Pro is that by default you only see ONE appointment listed. Lot of good that does me! Well the wizards at xda-developers have done it again and released a wicked cool modification to do your choice of:

  • Dated appointments – like a dated weekly view
  • Normal – which shows appointments for today and tomorrow

TouchFlo3D compact homescreen

It comes in two flavors, one which works with any stock Rhodium TouchFlo device, or a T-Mobile theme for those with T-Mobile branded Rhodium TouchFlo installed. Why this functionality isn’t the default in TouchFlo I’ll never understand. I mean seriously, why do I need a giant clock!??!!? Show me some information on the home tab… well that’s to XDA now you can.

Read more and grab the files from XDA-Developers here.

Opera Mobile 9.7 will support Flash and Ajax

Ok everybody knows that Pocket Internet Explorer (aka PIE) sucks. CNet reports that Opera Mobile 9.7 will support Flash and Ajax. Opera says Turbo can squeeze down data by 80 percent, clearing through slow and stubborn network connections quicker. Opera Mobile 9.7 boasts that it passes the Acid 3 test of Web standards with 100 percent, and that it supports Google Gears and the Open GL ES standard for graphics acceleration. Oh ya, and it’ll support widgets. NICE!

It’ll originally be targeted at OEM’s (in other words… the handset makers/carriers) but they hinted that end users will get a go at it as well.

Top 5 Featured Post Plugins

Wordpress Featured Post

With blogs becoming more and more user-friendly everyday, the need for a “Featured Post” display became a necessity. Say, for example, you begin a free giveaway on your blog on Monday. By Friday, if you had posted everyday during the week, that giveaway post from Monday may be on page 2, never to be seen again. This is where a “Featured Post” display comes in most handy. It appears that the use of jQuery to implement a very eye-appealing animated “Featured Post” display is becoming more and more in demand in the world of WordPress themes. Here are some of the most popular javascript plugins to get the job done:

  1. s3Slider – One of the most common types of “Featured Post” displays (and the one I use).
  2. JSGallery – Maybe you want no words and only the post thumbnail images to display.
  3. Agile Carousel – Another powerful jQuery slideshow-like plugin.
  4. jCarousel Lite – Very lightweight javascript carousel plugin.

Touch Flo 3D 2 Ripped from Diamond and Ported!

Xboxmod has finished porting the new TouchFlo 3D interface from the newly released Touch Diamond 2. It looks awesome and he was even able to make a cab installer for it. Known as the XBmod Manila Rhodium VGA Beta 1B it includes a landscape version of TouchFlo 3D 2 and automatic screen rotation.

TF3D2 beta1

TouchFlo 3D 2 brings the new HTC goodness like HTC ContactCard, Menu Enhancements, new volume controls and much more. This is available as a CAB file for installation. If you’re a CDMA Touch Pro user I HIGHLY suggest grabbing MightyROM and then getting the TF3D2 enhancements.

Grab the info and CAB straight from the source: XBmod Manila Rhodium VGA Beta 1B

Or grab my preferred ROM: MightyROM