Three Incredibly useful sites

Saturday, July 14, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

You know how frustrating it is when you come across sites that require you to register even to browse through them .And what about downloading stiff? Sure ,many sites don’t require you to register but think of sites like .there you are intending to download the Adobe CS3 trial from adobe’s website .Go ahead register!Spend five boring minutes ! and all for nothing in return ,and we aren’t even talking about un checking all the newsletter subscription boxes.
Worse are the sites that show up on Google and you find you need to subscribe .Say you want to read through theTimes of India e-newspaper,and there’s again a daunting registration process .Then there are some questionable sites where you just don’t want to give away your personal oinformation.Or even make up stuff….. because your imagination just isn’t working as you are waiting to see the page ! You are probably now just as frustrated with this rant….. offers respite .Just type in a Website address in the text box at and you ll see a list of usernames and passwords along with the success rates of each of them .You can actually use them and and login to the site you want to go to , and voila –no need to register !
Bugmenot has accounts for about 1,50,000 sites .You too can do your bit for by registering using a non personalized user name and password and added it to the site for someone else to use .Bugmenot also provides instant ,disposable e mail addresses when one requires instant accesses to receive at least one mail from the site .This keeps spammers at bay.Emails gotten from bugmenot stay for 24 hours.Just think of a name and address and send it to Bugmenot.for eg .
To acess this account you just type in the address you gave and click “read e mail “ at ! Incredibly useful,no?

DIY allows you to use your creative abilities to give vent to your creative desires .Step by Step instructions makes any complex DIY a piece of cke ..but you don’t want it to be a piece of cake every time you take up a DIY .Ideally ,one just needs a helping hand ;comments and criticism can go a long way in making a DIY project more enjoyable .

That’s what is all about-it provides a platform where people can share what they are doing ,how they are doing it, and learn from and collaborate with others .The site has some of the coolest projects –from a night vision webcam to a rechargeable LED flashlight powered by magnets ,how to open any padlock,and more .Projects are aided by photos and videos with less of an emphasis on text .Registering at the site allows you to upload your own DIY and collaborate with other projects if you can contribute.The layout ,as is the case with every website is easy to grasp.Comments on the pages allow one to visualize how others reacted to the project-whether it was good or waste of a time or whether there was a better method to achieve the same results .Overall a wonderful site for all those who like to do things themselves –but please don’t go about opening padlocks.don’t even think about it.


A web presence is necessary for many businesses .It’s like an identity .But identity is just not enough to get noticed ;one’s website needs to be designed well to stand out from millions ,as you know very well .The attention span of a casual surfer is nine seconds(according to BBc news,the science and Technology division) within which one decides if the website is worth spending time on. teaches you all the theoretical and practical aspects of an effective and attractive website presence .This site covers web design basics such as design principles ,colour theory,templates and tuning ,which are essential knowledge for any designer .Ther’s a tutorial section on adobe Photoshop, and a section on Adobe Photoshop and a section on vector graphics covers tutorials on CorelDraw and Adobe illustrator.
Animation adds dynamism to a site .A section on Flash and Swish teach one how to get started on animation .The site also carries tutorials on 3D graphics ,HTML and CSS ,and web programming – PHP,ASP and Javascript.The tutorials don’t stop at this ;site maintenance topics like Web Promotion ,domain registration and hosting services are also taken care of .Then there are little things like showcasing Web design and a site of the day and month.Well worth a visit or a two –or three or four or more!