Thursday, January 17, 2008

Library of Congress on Flickr

According to the Library of Congress Blog, more than 3,000 photos are being put on flickr without copyright restrictions. That means bloggers and artists can use these images for graphic design, print, or wherever their imagination forces them by the ears to go. That means we can be lazy AND have uality work at the same time WITHOUT stealing. I know I know, all of the fun is taken out of it that way (just joking), but I think this will turn out very interesting!q

Find those Royalty Free Images Here

Quote from: http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233
"Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist."

They do this in accordance with their mission: "The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations."
http://www.loc.gov/about/mission/

Friday, January 11, 2008

How Do I Write A Copyright Character?

That's something people wonder. The answer is here.

Hold down ALT and press 0169 then release. ©

You can find many other ascii codes on Chexed.com too. This Copyright character is special for web designers though, because we often put that little Copyright symbol at the bottom of our pages.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Banking off of 404

When someone visits your web site, sometimes they get that dreaded "404 Page Not Found" error. Hopefully, you should have those pages present a custom error message, preferably with a link back to your home site for your guests.

So how do you make money off of this? By sharing paid videos. Over at Chexed.com, I've made a video so each time someone gets a 404 error message, it plays a comedic video I made to let them know the page isn't there. Each time the video is watched an ad is displayed and I make a little moola. You can use this same video to make money with while providing your visitors with some entertainment. You don't even have to make a new video, though you can if you want.

See the 404 page not found in action.

3 Steps: Sign up on Revver, get the embed code.