Xanga’s New Look (Beta)

Looks like Xanga (a blog provider) will be getting a new look soon.

View the beta page for yourself on Xanga frontpage beta.

TutorialVid.com

Tutorial Vid, a site with tons of tutorials in video, on subjects from CSS to Photoshop, check it out. Shame about them ripping off YouTube’s look. Get your own!

Cheers Moody for finding this link.

Official Final Fantasy 12 UK Launch

Note: This event has already happened. 

Here’s one for the Final Fantasy Fans, tomorrow that’s the 23rd of February 2007, from 12pm to 2pm there will be the official UK launch event at HMV in London for Final Fantasy XII (12).

There will be exclusive gifts from the first 300 people to buy the game itself and meet the makers of the game. The official launch will be at HMV in Oxford Street (150 Oxford Street London W10 1DJ).

HMV and Square Enix are encouraging fans to turn up dressed as their favourite characters from the Final Fantasy series, those wearing the best costumers will get freebies. You can read all the details of the launch on the HMV.co.uk website.

Linkage:

HMV FF12 Launch Websitehttp://hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1529

Official Final Fantasy 12 websitehttp://www.finalfantasyxii.com/

SoapBox and IdeaStorm

Microsoft have launched their version of YouTubeSoapBox. It’s still currently in beta, but is now available for all the public to use.

On first glance the site seems like it’s been web 2.0 ified, nice navigation and fits in with the rest of MSN. One nice feature is that you can watch videos while browsing others and also view details of the video while watching it.  It still needs a little bit of work obviously, it being in beta, and you need to sign up to personalise.

But do we really need another video sharing site? Google Video and YouTube seem to have pretty much wrapped it up, and Microsoft just seem to be playing catch up… again. Well decide for yourself at SoapBox.

Dell have also launched their version of DiggIdeaStorm. Basically IdeaStorm is an online community whereby it allows web users to communicate with the Dell ‘experts’. The user suggests new ideas, products and services that they would like to see from Dell.

It works like this: You post your idea, this then gives people the chance to ‘promote’ the idea (like Digging a story), then you discuss it with other users and the Dell ‘experts’. I like the site its easy to use and navigate and it looks nice. But I can’t see myself being a regular visitor. Come to think of it I don’t even think I own anything by Dell, not at the moment anyway.

Pic2Color

Pic2Color.com is a site that lets you extract colour schemes from any image. Just paste in the image URL and get all the colours used in the image.

The interface is as little too small for my liking and the actual colour scheme of the site itself could use some work, but the site works and is handy if you need to get the hex code from an image quickly but have no tools to do it.

Try it out Pic2Color.com