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Clipland Portal launch

Clipland added a new service today called "Clipland Portal".

As long-time Clipland users might know we have a function called Cross-Reference. It is triggered each time you click on a name, date or location on our Summary/Details pages. For example this.

If you can't find on Clipland what you are looking for (we hope: only in rare occasions), you can use offline searches (Google, AltaVista etc.) or do a Meta-Search using the new Clipland Portal.

So what exactly is Clipland Portal? Basically it is an online-service that helps you harvest information from various search engines without the need to type in search-phrases over and over. More information is here on the 'About' pages. Just enter a phrase and select the search-service you want to use and the form automatically relocates your browser to the results pages. On top of the page is a convenient search bar that enables you to switch engines via drop-down menu.

What else is Clipland Portal? We also issue tests with new services on Clipland Portal. One of these services in beta is our webcasts directory. Go there to browse TV (video) and Radio (audio) streams very easily. But don't be upset if not every stream is online, as we update the directory only occasionally while we test the backend.

Is there still more to explore on Clipland Portal? Yes, a whole bunch. Clipland Portal also uses the database of the DMOZ directory an open-source Yahoo! style directory. And Portal is home to some useful tools, at least useful if you are a web/linux/unix developer. It's kind of our small but incomplete toolshed: -serverheader enables you to see what header a server sends -browserheader tells you what your browser sends to a server as header -gziptest checks if a page is delivered gzipped (which saves on bandwidth and time-to-download -urlencodedecode urlencodes/decodes a string -epochconversion converts unix time (epoch) to normal date and back (all still in development, more to come)


# Posted by staff on Thu Jan 1 01:00:00 1970 | Category: Clipland

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