Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crossing a milestone with few tips!

I am crossing another milestone; yes, you are reading my 200 post! Thank you for your generous support and encouragement throughout my journey!

I am not going to say I never thought I will reach this point! I still have many drafts of my family treasured recipes, non-vegetarian and simply a basic recipe which was my aim when I started this blog. I will try to bring out in the limelight before the recipe fade from my little memory.
For celebrating this milestone, oh, no there is no Event launched- there is more than enough in food blogosphere in every day basis. But I felt a few technical tips could be useful probably each and every one who read this post or own a picture blog. Sorry guys, no recipe but you might enjoy more than delicious pictures or sweet recipes this post.
Tired of the word Plagiarism- I implemented few things. Again, there is no absolute way to stop anyone from copying your content, but …

Track what content is copied?

Tynt: What’s being copied from your site? Not only you can see what content is copied, it provide automatically a link back to your website - is that cool! I got to tell you for few days, I felt sick seeing all my content copied.

Try: copy and paste from my site in word doc, email, etc... you will see another link at the bottom!


I am not affiliate in anyway to Tynt
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Another way to protect the image: By placing a transparent layer over the original
The user can download but only a transparent image/background image. But there is way to download the original; it is not the purpose of this post.


 First you need to create a transparent image.

Use any photo editing software: I use Photoshop

Create a new picture giving a name: Transparent image

Width: 1 pix and Height: 1 pix-

Background content: transparent--->Save in PNG format press Ok




You have a tiny dot pic. Now load the transparent picture in any image hosting server: like Flickr, photobucket, etc…


Now copy the URL of transparent picture and note it down.

Load the original picture in image hosting server and note down WIDTH - HEIGHT and URL of image

Find the Width and height of original picture (don't ask me how to find out) -usually the image hosting server will provide the information.

That is it, DO IT in EDIT HTML mode and preview don’t switch back to compose. The transparent image will overlap or goes BLACK sometimes! or User cannot view the image.


Here the code 1 using transparent layer:


<img style="POSITION: absolute" alt="" src="Transparent Image URL" /> <div style="POSITION: absolute; FILTER: alpha(opacity=0); BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000; WIDTH: px; HEIGHT: px; opacity: 0; moz-opacity: 0"></div><img title="" border="0" alt="" src="Ur Image URL " /> <div></div>


All the highlighted area should be changed

U can check by Right clicking my previous post picture and save it and see it.
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Code 2 : disabling the right click only over the image.

Just want to disable the right click on the image, by placing a oncontextmenu=return false will deactivate the right click. But there is an "easy way" to download the image!




<div oncontextmenu="return false" style="text-align: center;">
<img src="Place your image URL" /></div>



Here another example: try to Right click





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Bit of overwhelming all this code simply by rendering the Border value = 0 will deactivate the hyperlink. But can be save the image by right clicking.



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All the above codes work under MAC and Windows, and in all browsers.

Do u feel now how much we work behind in each in every post! Food blogging is a daunting task! Please Respect others hard work- Give Credit when it is due :)

Guys u feel it is scary – just forgot it! Or If you are in need to protect from users who simply RIGHT CLICK and SAVE. Go ahead use any of this code which you feel comfortable. I noticed after using this code – Image coping has been reduced dramatically! Thanks to Tynt to give an overvue!

I am ready to help out any bloggers! If there are lots of queries or clarification in same issue – I will do another boring tech post.
Right now I am busy with my kid who is in Spring break! Slow in blog hopping but catch up soon.

I opened anonymous comments not to spamming – inviting any negative views – or non-blogger view! Negative will outline where I need to concentrate and improve my blog!

57 comments:

Sonia said...

Cham, it's really helpful and informative post. I'll have to look into your previous tech posts. Thanks so much for sharing tips. :)

Madhu said...

Congratulations on your 200th post...Thanks for sharing those tips, very useful.

ruchikacooks said...

Congratulations Chamka! No sweets ??

But this post is more useful that anything else, thanks for sharing these info about plagiarism.

True, we spend hours thinking about a recipe, cooking, taking pic, uploading, writing and in the end, someone in a second can grab it.

Padhu said...

Cham this is am excellent post .I have bookmarked this page .Some contents from my websites were fully copied years back.I was totally depressed .I did not know what to do at that time, so just ignored it. All our hard work is just taken so easily .

SS said...

Hey Cham.. nice post! I agree.. food-blogging is a time and effort consuming venture. Major reason why I put it off for quite a while. :(

Thanks for all the info here. Very valuable to new bloggers like me. Will let you know if I have any questions.

I wouldn't mind more tech posts of this genre! :) Thanks again! Really appreciate it!

SS said...

Oye! I forgot to mention earlier.. Congratulations on the 200 posts milestone!! :) :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome milestone and a lovely post...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats! Nice,informative post,will help many for sure!

aquadaze said...

Thank you sharing this Cham. Sure is of great help.

And congratulations on your 200th post!

Sonia said...

Oops! I forgot the main thing.
A hearty congrates on your milestone! Wish you will have more than 2000 posts some day!!! :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

CONGRATS DEAR...NICE INFORMATION...THANKYOU FOR SHARING

Usha said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone Cham !
Very interesting and informative post, just a couple of months back someone copied entire posts from my site and some other fellow blogger brought it to my attention, luckily we were able to stop that person, but these tips are useful to protect at least to some extent our content!

Divya Kudua said...

Congrats on your fine milestone Cham..Looking forward to more recipes from you.

Thanks for painstakingly doing the technical post,but I have to admit,these html codes give me a headache..:)

Red Chillies said...

congratulations on the milestone and wishes for more to come. Thanks so much for the information, it will be very helpful.

Cilantro said...

Congratulation Cham! Very useful information Indeed. I will try out Tynt soon.
The flowers look like the December flowers( I am not sure if you call them the same ) we get in Chennai.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Congrats on ur milestone...Sucha informative post sure to try it!!

PJ said...

Congrats for reaching this new milestone! and thanks for the very useful tips.. I'll be exploring them soon.

Srivalli said...

Congrats Cham on the milstone. Thanks for sharing such wonderful tips.

Chitra said...

Congrats on hitting second century and this is a very useful post to all of us.Thank u :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

wonderful post..congrats on your milestone..

Happy Cook said...

Congragulations on the double century.
Love this post. If I make a recipe , i copy the recipe from the original blog, but i do give a link to the original recipe.
After the break I should look to that tyt link you gave.
And i think i am also going to buy photoshop element as i dodn't have it.

Meena said...

lovely post and congrats! on the milestone...hope you reach many more milestones.

Priya said...

Cham congrats for ur 200th post..Wat a useful and informative post for many of us, thats really so nice of u..

Nandini said...

Congrats on the 2nd century post! I'm a techno-crazy person. I never expected a techy post. Although I'm a HTML beginner, this seems easy. And this post is NOT boring! >:(

Lavi said...

Good to see you on 200th stone Cham. It was a Nice Journey along you, lets move more milestones...

Yasmeen said...

Congrats on reaching the milestone!
Thanks for the useful info on protecting content and images.

myspicykitchen said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Good tips Cham!

Pavithra said...

Helpful and informative post...

SathyaSridhar said...

Cham,,Congrats on ur 200th post dear,,,this posting is really worthy n informative dear...this way is to prevent to copy our hardwork they can follow our recipe but copy n paste is not good na..

Laavanya said...

Cham, Congratulations on your 200th post!

Thanks for all those plaigarism fighting tips - very helpful indeed.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Dear Cham, congrats on your achievement :) This is such a wonderful and useful post...thanks for sharing all these useful tips...very handy for newbies like me :)

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats on the milestone. Really avery very useful post for all bloggers!

Gulmohar said...

Congratulationsham !! Keep up the good work :-)
Thanks for all this useful info !

Panchpakwan said...

Congarts on 200th milestone..
Very informative post.

Keep on rocking.

Padma said...

Congrats on your 200th post. Wishes to achieve many more milestones. Thanks for sharing these tips with us.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats Cham. Thanks for this great info on photo protection....will be of great help dear:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Dear Cham,

that's a pretty helpful post !!!! I'm interested very much with "Tynt", let me look over it!!

congratulations for all those posts and for crossing a milestone, that's a lot of work & passion!!! and happy blogging dear!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Congratulations on your 200th post Cham...Thanks for the useful info !!!

Mayuri said...

Congrats on ur milestone, and thanks for sharing this very helpful info.

Soma said...

Congrats on your milestone Cham!!

I guess all of us serious bloggers are sick and tired of plagarism. This is a very informative post. I need to go over the photoshop and images with the help of your post. Thanks!

s said...

super helpful..so thoughtful!
thanks

I have an award for u...

Parita said...

Congrats!! Very helpful post!

Curry Leaf said...

CONGRATS on your milestone.An informative post.I must get to know tynt.I use Picasa and try to paste a copyright in the centre of the pic.Must see whether the transparent image thing can be used there? Had disabled rightclick but now have put it back on due to the event I was hosting.Must put it back on.
Thanks Cham

PreeOccupied said...

Cham, thanks for sharing. I will try and implement these tips on my own. Congrats on your 200th!

ruchikacooks said...

Thank you thank you :)

I like sweets, hubby does not, so the variation..it was super, like a vada/pakoda..

anudivya said...

Thanks Cham! I am checking out tynt now.
Congrats girl! 200 huh? keep them coming... I am all ears!

n33ma said...

congrats Cham.thanks for the valuable tips.

Sunshinemom said...

A wonderful post in celebration of a milestone. Congrats. I need to educate myself a lot on this topic.

Smita Srivastava said...

Hi
First time here , Congrats on ur 200th post n Thanks for sharing such an important info , hav bookmarkd this page for future refs .

Smita
@Little Food Junction

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates cham...very useful post i must say..good job..enjoy with ur kiddo and me too i am also on break :) ..enjoy

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats on hitting ur 200th post, this is a very informative and useful post to everyone'.Thanks for sharing your knowledge:)

Aparna said...

Congratulations on your milestone here. And I really like and appreciate your different way of celebrating.
Thanks a bunch.

M D said...

Congrats on that milestone with 200th post! Brilliant write up and tips which can help several bloggers across the globe. Good job!

anudivya said...

CHam, thanks again for the informative post.
So I had a quick question if you don't mind... I registered with tynt, and when it says content copied from your site, and show what posts are being copied... does it mean someone is just copying (maybe to recreate the recipe) or does it mean that it is being used in another link? Is there a way to find out who copied the contents?
it is all a little hazy, so I thought I will clarify with you since you have used it before.
Thanks a ton!

Cham said...

Div: Yes someone is copying or copied the content. We never know what the user did? Did she tried in her kitchen or modified released in one of the blog we visit... cannot know, but only paid members can have the option I guess.
Only one clue, without paying, with help of sitemeter and copying hours we can track the IP. But still headache....
As I said , it will make u sick if we see the content beeing copied! But I always look the image part...

Thanks everyone for encouraging and appreciating my post, hope it will someone one day!

anudivya said...

Yeah, this is just very worrisome! I guess I will have to look out for the images part as well... at least I should be able to track that. Thanks a ton girlie!

Dershana said...

congrats, cham. and thanks a bunch for such useable info!!