One of the hardest thing that you need to do when starting a new online business, a blog or a website is finding a catchy dot com name that is both meaningful and easy to remember. With all the short names being taken nowadays, most new websites have settled in using other domain extensions (.net, .org, .biz, .me) or taking the “meaningful” out of the equation. They just go with “easy to remember” and build the brand around the chosen dot com name.
If you’re looking for something to name your new (online) company, then you should try using a domain name generator. And, I happen to know one that goes by the name of Lets Name. With this generator, you can easily generate domain names and choose which one is most appropriate for your new company or choose which one you thing is the best to build an online brand for your startup.
It can be useful for finding unique name ideas for all kinds of enterprises: new company, blog, startup – you name it. To start exploring name ideas simply press the Generate Names button. You will be presented with six random names. All name ideas are evaluated in terms of domain name availability and only the ones that are available are presented.
When you hover the name you like you will see a detailed sub-menu with additional information. The number of times each name appears on the web is presented. This can give you an insight to the popularity of the name. The context it can be found in can be easily examined by clicking on a quick Google search link. Each name is also analyzed for twitter username availability.
All the names you like can be saved in your browser so that you can access them later. Only you know witch names are saved and no-one else has access to them.
Apart from exploring randomly generated words, you can also conduct your own search. Enter the name in the search field to check domain name availability of your own name idea. Simply enter the name you want to look up in the box (without www or .com) and the results will appear instantly. You don’t even have to press ENTER.
If company logos were honest, this is probably what they would look like:
An idea for a series with honest logos, revealing the actual content of the company, what they really should be called. Some are cheap, some might be a bit funny, some will maybe be brilliant.
This has got to be one of the most awesome stop motion video that I have ever watched.
The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.
This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
DooID is a free service that allows you make your own personal online business card. If you’re familiar with online information pages or online business cards, then you won’t have a hard time figuring out DooID. Aside from having a user friendly interface, you also get to make a very attractive, professional-looking online business card.
Add your favorite social networking sites and web services along with your personal contact information by simply providing the usernames that you use for each respective website. You also get to easily customize the look of your business card by simply selecting from a library of colors and templates.
Another great and important feature of DooID is that it gives you total control on how to share your information. You can easily limit the amount of information that you share in your DooID business card. If there is someone (there is always someone) whom you don’t want to share your personal phone number with, you can send that person limited contact information. Your private information can be accessed by a password, which visitors to your site can request via a popup window, or by you sending the password directly. You will always be reachable but you get to choose to what extent.
With DooID 3 on the way (still on private beta), your business card will be optimized not only with web browsers but with tablets and mobile phones as well.
Here is an infographic that shows the differences between web designers and web developers.