September 10, 2009

The Outstanding Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox 3.5

I have been using Firefox since more than a year now. Internet Explorer...I must say is way behind Firefox. Google Chrome...although light in still is a let-down for me, & for a million people living around this world wide web...& that is because chrome is not an open source browser. I always give more consideration to the geekys, because almost every geek aspires of being a day...& as far as pros are concerned, they already possess a lot of consideration (from these geek , especially). I appeal to all geek ppl thru this post "switch to Mozilla Firefox, it'll help you cut the time to travel the distance from geek to pros quite fast". You should ask 'why', so I say, this post will tell you exactly why you should switch...Here I am making a wider consideration in terms of the class of readers who would be reading this post/blog (The Geeks, The Curious Learners & The Pros as well) so...I will be playing around the very specific reason as to why Firefox is better than the rest...I.e "The Open Source Scripting Extensions" in simple terms...The Add-Ons.
Add-Ons are a great way to literally recreate your web browser in exactly same way as you want it to's like installing new limbs, sensory organs & efficiency to your body. Many people would argue 'what is the need if my browser already has all that, which I want', I actually don't know what your browser could do (had it been like Firefox) that's why you have adjusted yourself to the limitations of your browser...
your browser can...
  • Be a bill pay assistant
  • Manage and remember your password
  • Extensively find those things which you have interest
  • Block the unwanted annoying adds of the web pages making it cleaner
  • Search for & protect you against malwares & viruses
  • Stop hackers from tampering your confidential data
  • Update you about your tax payments
  • Discreetly visit the sites, get the necessary information & report it back to you
  • Download a movie, video song, picture album, while you are at work
  • Boost your social life, deliver instant messages right into your browser from friends & family...
and literally everything IE/Chrome/Opera blah...blah... Can't do  :-)
Here are a few of the 1000's of add-ons which take care of the a fore-said tasks which Firefox add-ons will do for you.
card_adblock card_aniweather  card_billeo 
card_brief card_cinemaone card_forexfox
card_googletube card_headlineticker card_imacros 
card_privatebrowsing card_sensexticker card_supersearchpeople 
card_sxipper card_tokbox card_tvfox
Above are a few Add-Ons...those I which like, use & recommend, click on the image to go directly to that Add-Ons page to read more; Recently Mozilla Labs introduced a fantastic utility called 'Collections' (collections are a way for you to categorize, mix, match and mingle Add-Ons. Subscribe to collections created by other users or create your own.)  For now I have created 3 collections based on the kind of Add-Ons which it consists.
envirofox sociofox unplugfox
Today I just want to send my thanks to Google & Mozilla through my blog, I thought a sincere 'thanks' is really needed here as I have been using many of their software products.
  • Most convenient environment to surf the web - Get Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • My stunning, light-weight & ever-evolving desktop - Get Google desktop
  • Fast, Smartest & efficient, homely e-mail client - Get Mozilla Thunderbird
  • A very well managed daily schedule of work & meetings - Get Mozilla Sunbird
  • 'The' best in the market...Blogging platform...(must mention, Free!) - Get Google Blogger
These are a few of the select picks of software of Mozilla & Google, which I use regularly. If few of you people are new to Mozilla Firefox & want to know in detail, what Firefox add-ons are? then visit here. Almost a year back, Mozilla launched a great new thing, ‘the add-on-collector’, basically this thing is a Firefox extension only; but the real value of this extension lies in it’s usage, this extension facilitates the collection of the myriad number of add-ons, available for Firefox. Why is this needed? Now If you use Firefox & already use a more than handful of add-ons, then you must have come across a situation when you are supposed to format your PCs & laptops, or due to some malfunctioning of your Internet device or hardware, your Firefox crashes and it won’t start-up; In such circumstances you’ll have to re-install the Firefox...then when you are done with re-installing...the first thing you notice is the missing add-ons, which are important to you, so what’ll you do?
  • Option one- manually install all the fav add-ons turn-by-turn.
  • Option two- use your add-ons collector and forget the manual part of add-ons installation. (quicker & shorter)
You’ll then almost undoubtedly choose the option two! & this is where your add-on-collector comes in handy... moreover, at the home page of Mozilla add-ons site, you can share, comment, suggest & socialize over the other Firefox users add-on collections So I think you have now a clear picture of what is add-on-collector all about.Take this as a foreword on why Mozilla Firefox!...go to the link below & see the actual thing, see the videos there...(think over it if you want) & TRY FIREFOX.
Visit -
mozbar new
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September 1, 2009

Iconization 300809


The old known bookmarks, have quickly surpassed a few early stages of evolution in a very short time. One such remarkable stage is called 'the age of social bookmarking'. Few are those people who are in the process of acquaintance to this term. If you are one of's good to know that, 'you surely will catch up to the fast pace of this ever-growing web world and it's treasure of invention'; I say this because I believe, you possess the thirst of gaining knowledge. So what is social bookmarking? For a quick info on what it is, check out Jim Vennemeyer's blogpost. Today there are a plenty of sites which provide this service of social bookmarking, like digg, reddit, StumbleUpon, etc.

As a devoted blogger I would like to point you to some really 'info-juicy' links were you can get a clean picture of how to make use of social bookmarking phenomenon on blogger, check that out at Danny Douglass's blogpost.

As a Graphics Designer, I prefer self designed stuff over others, so when I thought of putting up some social bookmarking icons (buttons), I naturally thought of designing a nice set of those, Still there are plenty of really cool social bookmarking icons available (for free) on the Internet,  you can simply Google for 'social bookmarking icons'  and you will get them. I have finished designing some 23 odd icons (PNGs) & wish to share those with you. It may be possible that some of you would like to see few specific icons of social bookmarking sites which I have not provided if that is the case, just let me know your requirements through comments & I'll design those buttons for.

So here is the link to the Icon Set named ICONIZATION_300809.

download Iconization

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July 16, 2009

Iconization 160709

Over the recent past I have been observing this trend...that is, people like to find those things on the Internet which are simpler, readable and most importantly 'short' ; for an instance if someone comes across a blog which has loads of text and no images or Graphical Conveying Media elements then, he or she might simply scroll down and exit. On the other hand if a blog contains few text (no long sentences and no paragraphs at all), bolder letters, and loads of GCMe or Graphical Conveying Media elements then he or she might very well stay on the blog post and further, if liked will bookmark or simply right click on an image and click 'save image as'.

I believe this factor should be taken into consideration, especially by those who want to build large readers or those who aim at monetizing. But I might not agree with this factor in case if someone simply wants to speak the heart out...then one won't like to keep the word count low. Isn't it!
With nexus to this 'keep your word count low' factor for blogging, I recently came across a similar kind of blog  which read 'a photo blog'... The idea is really a series of pictures/ photos, which weave a nice story (well, I think 'story-fying' shouldn't  be compulsive factor though!). But isn't it really cool & easy like that, just scroll through the picture stream and get to know the idea...& this is quick 'light-weight' for our eyes. I think I'll try that some day :-)
As of now I have something very shareable for you...icons, and all the icons(.ico) which I am publishing in this post, are designed by me. Just as a reminder that "energenesis" is a place where I will share my creative side with the likes of people like you, who have interest in Design & Creativity...or those who have an eye of appreciation for good design.
So here is the link to the icon-set named ICONIZATION_160709. (note: The number after the title of the icon set is the date in d/m/y format)
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July 14, 2009

Showcase: Varquazar's Logo Designs

Designing Logos has been one of the irresistible activities for me. There were many people around me who would say "how can you spend time on designing such petty things?" But today every body will agree that logos play a very important role in all walks of life (mostly commercial). Moreover the Internet has amplified the importance of logos; they are everywhere over the web, and serve their purpose rightly. As far as I am concerned, I won't ever stop designing matter what, even if I get someone to appreciate them or not, even if I don't get a client for my logos who will pay me for designing logos...I mean all these things won't be able to stop me from creating logos, I get immense sense of satisfaction by doing the design...every time I design something, I feel I have put that day to some good use.
As a part of liking, I have decided to publish few of my logo designs. Currently I am into designing Blog Headers & Icons, so the logo-designing has been kept aside for now, but if anyone of you likes my logos, I will be pleased to design some logos for you with almost negligible fees (negotiable enough), provided you want a professional logo(s) designed from ME. Hope you'll like them. A comment from you, about what you feel about my logo designs, is really valuable for me; So even if you don't plan to offer me a logo design contract, feel free to comment, I am always open to suggestions from you.
Here we go, 'showcasing my logo designs'
(all logos have Creative Commons Copyright)
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