In IE and netscape I used the "toolbar favorites"/"personal toolbar folder" feature to display all those links right at the top of my browser window... in Opera I use the bookmark nicknames to designate a 3-4 word shortcut for each site/page. So I just type "foo" into the location window, and here I am! :)
Although WebmasterWorld is not my home page (don't want to drain server resources every time I open my browser), it is a button on my Windows toolbar, along with one other site I access quite often. The rest of the sites I access all the time are in favorites.
>the sites I access all the time are in favorites.
I've got my own local homepage with links to sites I frequent the most, along with search boxes for Google, a dictionary, and a couple of other sites. Have to snag the code for WW Search and add that in sometime too.
Funny you said "funkier" since the title of the page is "Funky Ferret Web Portal" ;) It was my very first attempt at web crafting -- complete with a cheesy picture I drew in GIMP -- but still useful after all these years!
My homepage is a simple page with links to the sites I visit often.
I usually just use bookmarks, but I also made a page of links to the places I like to check frequently and uploaded it to my site, with an easy-to-remember URL. It's not linked from anywhere, so it is unlikely to be found unless someone notices it in their referral logs.
Very handy when I'm travelling and mooching time on someone else's computer!
At the office I have each user a directory that has a www folder in it. In the root of mine, I have a page with a bunch of links on it. That is my work browser's home page.
At home and the office, I'm using Opera now, so I have a few links as buttons across the bottom of my window.
[edited by: Slade at 4:09 am (utc) on Oct. 2, 2002]
That's it. I'm building my own homepage with links (never thought of how handy it is for travelling) and installing Opera. Cool as. :)
My home page is
which is the html file that explorer uses to make my favorites menu. It's a lot quicker and easier to me than hunting down the favorites popup.
On a windows machine it still exists, but it's somewhere else. Search for favorites or something.
I also occasionally ftp this file to my webserver so I can grab my favorites when I'm gone.
I have a simple homepage on my local system which has about 40 icons w/labels, organized in rows. Lets me very quickly jump to what I need.
Most of the sites that I visit are ones that I value highly. So much so, that I've also built various web pages on one of my sites that I use as my bookmarks page. Brett can probably tell you that he receives an unusual number of visitors from my resources section! Most of those are probably me and a few clients that I've referred here.
I always wonder why browsers never have an option for building a simple user-homepage. A kind of "add this link" feature. Bookmarks take too long to flip through.
The most used are in the toolbar at the top of the browser window. The rest are in bookmarks and/or a file buried deep on one of my websites.
I am about to go and download a program called LinkStash (briefly reviewed in a UK computer magazine last month) that promises to store bookmarks in an orderly manner away from the browser. I am interested to see if there is a simple way to get the links into LinkStash in the first place. I hope it adds a menu option to the browser or something.
Gezz...I thought I was the only geek that build a web page that sits in my system and I have it set to "Home" on all my browsers...:-)
>Gezz...I thought I was the only geek that build a web page
I built a directory.
All my most important programs and websites have shortcut icons on the desktop and in the taskbar. I also have my own home/links page. Something that I have found very useful is putting a UrlRun.exe icon permanently visible on the taskbar. That way I can just copy any url and hit the icon and a new window opens with the new website.