Posts Tagged ‘search’

Comparing Font Applications: Typing In Web 2.0 With MyFonts, Fontstruct, and DaFont

May 1st, 2009

As we covered font applications we kept in mind how fluid the world of fonts is; new fonts are created everyday, and keeping track of new fonts, as well as finding the fonts you want requires more than a search feature. The applications in this series, FontStruct, MyFonts, and dafont, each provided tools, and as we'll see in the chart and wrapup below, each is a strong resource for finding fonts. Read More »

MyFonts: Finding and Matching Fonts

April 27th, 2009

MyFonts LogoMyFonts is a font application that makes your font search like shopping. Open search, tags, categories, and your own albums make finding the right font an easy process. Read More »

Fontstruct: Finding and Making Fonts With Web 2.0

April 20th, 2009

Fontstruct Listing Font applications have a great many uses, from finding, sharing, and buying fonts, but Fontstruct adds one other feature that is sure to appeal; with Fontstruct you can create fonts. Read More »

DaFont: Searching Tool For Fonts

April 15th, 2009

dafont Listing Some font applications are like Listio - bringing you what you don't know and making it more accessible - and dafont is one of those applications. Based on user generated fonts, dafont brings users fonts that are freeware (demo versions or public domain) or shareware. Read More »

Web 2.0 Typography: Font Applications

April 7th, 2009

As many graphic designers and typesetters will tell you, a good font can change the way you feel about a text, and so it's no surprise that fonts are in high demand for all sorts of occasions from the amusing to the professional. But how does a web 2.0 user get the most out of fonts without purchasing an expensive library? Read More »

Comparing Web 2.0 Cocktail Applications: CocktailDB, DrinksMixer, ExtraTasty, and Cocktail Builder

January 2nd, 2009

This week we did our homework for New Years - online drink recipe applications. If you would like to a primer on the subject, there is our post, Taking In The New Year: Web 2.0 Cocktail Recipe Applications, and links to the full reviews are below. We'll talk more about CocktailDB, Drinksmixer, Extratasty, and Cocktail Builder after the chart, but we should begin with saying that all the applications this week returned results on ingredients and by name. Read More »

CocktailDB: Web 2.0 And Cocktails At Your Fingertips

January 1st, 2009

CocktailDB LogoWhen users land on CocktailDB they may well feel that they have arrived; the application that features a large database with the ability to suggest by mood and ingredient has been lovingly prepared, and made bartending simple. Read More »

DrinksMixer: Cocktail Recipes Organized As You Like

December 30th, 2008

DrinksMixer LogoHosted by the entertainment site CraveOnline, users looking for cocktails may mistake the ad-heavy DrinksMixer for only a promotional tool, but the recipe application has one of the largest collections of cocktails, from the homespun to the famous. Read More »

Cocktail Builder: Making Cocktails Easy

December 29th, 2008

Cocktail Builder Logo While simplistic in appearance and layout, cocktail builder has the range of function that the home bartender would want. Get recipes and suggestions while rating your favorite cocktails, or using an ingredient list to come up with new cocktails with cocktail builder. Read More »

Taking In The New Year: Web 2.0 Cocktail Recipe Applications

December 29th, 2008

Thanks to a number of recent web 2.0 applications taking in the New Year has never been easier, and users looking for more refined intoxication can find recipes for cocktails at any time with a connection online. Read More »

Comparing Recipe Applications: Foodari, Open Source Food, Supercook, and Reci-P

December 26th, 2008

When thinking of what you might want in a recipe application, you are likely to want more than what a cookbook offers; recipes, descriptions, and suggestions, all with the speed of a search engine. Recipe applications provide these, and as we see with this week's applications, a bit more. Read More »

Supercook: Recipes From What You Have

December 23rd, 2008

Supercook LogoClean, easy-to-use, and with a large number of recipes possible (250,000 they say), Supercook is an application that takes recipe searching from a different angle -- what ingredients you've got on hand. Read More »

Reci-P: Online Recipe Database For You

December 22nd, 2008

Reci P LogoWhen it comes to recipes you want more than a tool for finding recipes - you want to save them, organize them, and maybe even create a menu for an event. Reci-P lets you do this and more, by providing a recipe book that's entirely online. Read More »

NewsGator: RSS Feed Reader With Reach

September 30th, 2008

NewsGator ListingAnyone that has tried to keep up with the news knows that it's no simple matter. TV, radio, tens of newspapers, and hundreds of places on the internet to keep up with make just staying up on the latest events a full time job, but web 2.0 has a solution to this problem. This is where NewsGator comes in. RSS feeds are links to the source - references if you will, so to get the benefits and interaction out of them you need a reader that can combine them. NewsGator not only combines your feeds into an easily readable page, but it lets you sort and organize them as you wish. Read More »

Multicolr: Searching Photos By Color

September 4th, 2008

Multicolr ListingEver wonder what would happen if you took 3 million of Flickr's most interesting photos and searched them by color? Idee Labs has, and has made the tool free and fun. Multicolr is one of Idee Labs' visual search tools that allows users to search photographs by color. For designers, photographers, and decorators this an excellent way to sample colors in a variety of backgrounds, and for everyone else it's a great way to enjoy color. Read More »

Kuler: Color Swatches, Color Tools, Color Fun

September 2nd, 2008

Kuler ListingWeb 2.0 has given us some wondrous things, making our lives easier through any number of webware, but often overlooked are design related applications, some of which have a greater impact than you may think. For designers and anyone looking to bring a bit of color into their lives, web 2.0 color tools are a fun, exact way of finding colors and complementary hues. Kuler is one of these applications, an Adobe Flash application for generating color schemes that can be used in any area of life, from scrapbooks to graphic design. Read More »

Comparing Visual Search: SearchMe, oSkope, uvLayer, and Viewzi

August 15th, 2008

Let's face it, humans are very visual creatures. So why should we settle for text only search engines? We won't have to any longer. Visual search engines offer the results of your query visually, presenting a graphic oriented interface that, depending on the type of search, shows a large snapshot or a thumbnail-size image of websites or products. Most will offer text results as an aside or as a substitute, but the primary tool these new search engines offer is a visual interface. The benefit of visual search is that it allows for a whole separate layer of information, as well as making the search more entertaining. Read More »

Viewzi: Visual Searching With Specialized Views

August 14th, 2008

As search engines continue to evolve, new ways of treating the information will come forward. One of the recent evolutions is the visual web, taking traditional text based search results and turning them into visual maps of information. As we can see with the search engine Viewzi, there is more than one way to present information. Viewzi is a visual search engine, meaning that when you search in Viewzi, you are presented with screenshots instead of text results. The advantage of this is that you are able to gather an impression of the information before committing to a click. Read More »

uvLayer: Visual Search For Visual Media

August 13th, 2008

uvLayer ListingSupporting 16 languages, visual search engine uvLayer takes the search for video and makes it as easy as collecting cards. Truly, this this Flash based interface makes searching through YouTube and Truveo that easy. Simply pluck labeled and movable thumbnails from your search and drop them into the groups you want. Intuitive, logical, and fun. You could not ask for much more from a visual search. Read More »

oSkope: Six Service Visual Search

August 13th, 2008

oSkope ListingThe first thing you notice with oSkope is a pleasing interface. That may sound petty, but when you consider how visual the results of every search are, a smooth and attractive interface makes a search engine easier to use. The next thing you notice is how oSkope prompts you to select a service from one of the six available; Youtube, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo! Images, Amazon, and eBay. For searches across these platforms - by product or image, oSkope is a method of search suited to the visual. Read More »

SearchMe: A Visual Search Engine

August 11th, 2008

SearchMe ListingWe have come to rely on the major search engines for our information, but as you have no doubt noticed, search results are ordered by the engines themselves, and no matter what the algorithm, the search results are always text, single lines of description supplied by the website themselves. Rely as we do upon the wisdom of the search engine to put the best on the front page, finding the right page among these one-liners can be difficult. SearchMe has developed another way to handle that information - visually. Read More »

iLike: Find What Music You Like And I Like

August 7th, 2008

iLike ListingOne of the major elements in web 2.0 has been the application of social networking, and we've seen it integrated into anything from blogging to politics. iLike, the web 2.0 application for music discovery, uses the favorite tracks of the community - specifically friends - to bring you music recommendations. Read More »

Musicovery: Music And Discovery

August 5th, 2008

Musicovery ListingWith a name that blends "music" and "discovery," Musicovery is aptly monikered. A music suggestion engine with a visually oriented interface, Musicovery lets the user sample music by genre and mood. Read More »

Pandora: Music Genome Project And Suggestion Site

August 4th, 2008

Pandora ListingPandora, the online radio station that is driven by community input, is as ambitious as it is addictive, and worthy of its mythological Greek namesake. Named by ancient gods as the "gift of all," Pandora has changed the way people think of radio, turning a one way listening experience into an interactive experience. Read More »

Flickr: Gallery, Portfolio Manager, Showcase

July 29th, 2008

Flickr ListingAs the web has developed, so have some of the functions that initially drew us into the virtual community. Case in point is portfolio management, which has made the transition from a simple "hey, look at this," to source of information to be enjoyed, managed, and processed. Take, for example, the photo gallery Flickr. Once just a posting site for photos, Flickr has developed with web 2.0, becoming much more. Now it offers portfolio management tools, tagging, and new ways of exploring. Read More »

Praized: Integrated Local Reviews

July 10th, 2008

Praized ListingLocal web resources such as Yelp have become standards for local searches and directory assistance, but as interactive as such a webservice is, it falls short on integration. Cue the music for Praized, the Canadian network that has bridged the gap between publisher and local directory. Read More »

It’s Not All About The Gas

June 23rd, 2008

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A Sound Database

May 29th, 2008

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Honor and Remembrance

May 25th, 2008

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Employ The Best Methods

May 9th, 2008

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