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Design Something Every Day – Day 1

One of my new resolutions for 2010 (more info on those coming soon) is to try to kick some life into my creativity by joining in with the Design Something Every Day idea. I first read about the idea earlier in December on Smashing Magazine and decided it was a great way to both get the creative juices flowing and incentivise me to keep this blog alive. I’ve said before that I intended to get back into it, but every time I’ve let the blog slip into nothingness – evident by the fact that my last post before this was in June!

Soon to change though! Design Something Every Day means that I should have something to post on here everyday, which will keep the focus on the blog and keep me posting about other things too. Wins all round I think.

My something for January 1st? This brand new blog design! It’s been underway for months on and off (mostly off), and is now (mostly) finally ready to be launched. It’s not quite all there, as will be made quite clear if you’re clicking around at all right now, but it’s nearly no longer January 1st anymore and I don’t want to start making excuses so soon.

So here we are, enjoy!

Bookmarking Toolbar v1.0

A short while ago I wrote my own Javascript social bookmarking toolbar (like you see on the BBC news pages – current random example). It is pretty much a total rip off of the AddThis bookmarking system, with one pretty important exception. You host the scripts and images on your own site. On the plus side it means you can do whatever you want with the script, but on the downside it means that updates are not automatic. Once you install it that is it, unless you come back here and download an updated version. Maybe one day I’ll offer it as a hosted solution. But for now you guys get scripts and nothing else!

I like how it works, so I thought I would make it available to the masses.

You’ve got two options:

  1. Download a default example version here and then play about with the scripts, or;
  2. Customise your script below and copy and paste the code onto your pages as instructed.

Up to you!
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