After a looong time, I spruced up my old Website - www.JavaForU.com. Over the past 5 years, I had struggled to keep my bookmarks on my Website uptodate. Exporting from Netscape/Firefox to HTML, then cleaning it up to XML, even wrote a couple of programs to convert XML to a DOM Tree viewer..it was such a painful experience. So much so that I had entirely stopped updating my Bookmarks....until today.
Today, I bumped into a few cool Tools and Web Services that make Bookmark sharing a breeze. No, I'm not talking about those Social Bookmarking sites, I just didn't like them. They don't preserve any hierarchy, everything gets dumped into a big Tag cloud. I'm talking about Grazr and other OPML renderers. Take a look at this. Cool!! Isn't it?!
In just 4 steps. I'll tell you how:
- If you are using Firefox, get this BookmarksSynchronizer plug-in. It allows you to export your Bookmarks into XBEL format (Don't ask me what that is)
- Upload your XBEL exported Bookmarks into this YabFog Site, which converts XBEL into OPML (Again, don't look at me)
- Save the OPML format file and upload it into your Website
- Link your OPML file (the one you uploaded to your Site) through its URL from Grazr
This is what it'll look like - My Bookmarks. You can even make it look like it's part of your Web Page, like I have in "www.JavaForU.com > My Favorites".