ScrapBlog — A New Way to Blog


Just in case you haven’t heard via the web, Scrap­Blog has just launch their pre­view-mode per se. Nick Gon­za­lez has writ­ten an announce­ment regard­ing the launch over at TechCrunch yes­ter­day. He men­tioned that you may go to the pre­view mode via http://www.scrapblog.com/preview.

I haven’t tak­en a detailed look at it, but from what I’ve seen, it may be suc­cess­ful like a catchy tune in the sum­mer time. So yeah, take it for a spin. You can even watch Robin Good’s YouTube screen­casts of Scrap­Blog before hand.

TechCrunch Reinvents Itself by Going Green

One of the sites I fre­quent, TechCrunch, has emerged with a redesign.

TechCrunch, found­ed on June 11, 2005, is a weblog ded­i­cat­ed to obses­sive­ly pro­fil­ing and review­ing new web 2.0 prod­ucts and com­pa­nies. In addi­tion to new com­pa­nies, we will pro­file exist­ing com­pa­nies that are mak­ing an impact (com­mer­cial and/or cul­tur­al) on the web 2.0 space. TechCrunch is edit­ed by Michael Arring­ton, who also writes a com­pan­ion blog, Crunch­Notes.

This time around, things seems to be quite green. Oth­er notable fea­tures of the redesign would be that the main-con­tent area got moved from the cen­ter, to the left. Fol­low­ing that, most of the ads were then flanked on the right, which used to be on the left and right sides of the main-con­tent.

I don’t know what it is, but the green skin just reminds me too much of Tech­no­rati’s. Besides that, I think the font-size and line-height improves on usabil­i­ty from the last ver­sion. Although, I kind of am still used to the sub­tle, nat­ur­al col­ors of the last one. Any­ways, con­grats to Michael and cre8d design/Rachel Cun­liffe on the launch.

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Flagr Goes Live!

Flagr - Bookmark the Real World

I just received an email from the friend­ly peeps of Fla­gr with great news that they just went Live! This might be a promis­ing piece of cook­ie. Go check ’em out. Signup for an account over at:


Some info about Fla­gr from Techcrunch’s write­up:

Fla­gr was found­ed by Matt Coly­er, David Wurtz adn Cole Poelk­er — all col­lege dropouts from Boston. They are col­lect­ing emails on their site for a pri­vate beta… but the com­pa­ny promis­es to allow peo­ple to send tips on real world stuff in via a text mes­sage on a cell phone. Type in the title, address and com­ments, send it to Fla­gr and broad­cast it to your friends or every­one. Their tagline is “sharewhere”.