Well its been a while since we added anything to the blog or indeed the site. Many of you may be wondering what is going on. Well over the next month and a half we will be updating the site (THEWEBLIST.net) to include several new features, some major bug fixes, a little redesigning, and an update of the system behind the site powered by Simple Pie.Also if you have any ideas or would like a particluar feature just let us know and drop us a comment.

So look out for the changes over the next month and we’ll keep you posted!


After several comments we have now introduced a new feature to allow you to switch off the description hover box. So if you just wan’t pure links with no descriptions… your wish has been granted.

Furthermore over the next few weeks we will be introducing a customise option to the site to allow you to change the hover box colours and other things as well.

The past two days have seen our visitor count soar after reaching the top of the del.icio.us popular list.  We also reached the top of furl.net’s popular list, not to mention being visited from loads of blogs.

Plus thanks for a the comments!

So what changes have we made since the re-design:

  • We now have a better text size changer
  • A refresh button located in the options panel
  • Improved search bar
  • A more manageable screen size

What do you think? Let us know…

I would like to apologise to people reading this post as it is really a long rant at a blogger on the web….

The other day I came across a blog post that was offensive and quite upsetting.  It was a post about THEWEBLIST.net written by a person who obviously knows Thomas Marban creator of Popurls.com.  In the post I am accused of “stealing” graphics and “hijacking” code, and the author would love to DoS attack my site “a million times over”.  His readers are also encouraged to post away about my “almost criminal acts online”.  You can see for yourself here.

Anyway I feel I should blog away in my defence.  Most annoying of all in the post I am described as a “lazy and uncreative person”.  Firstly I would like to try and make clear what the author of the post has seriously failed to recognize, that my site is, if anything, a tribute to Popurls.com. When I first saw Popurls I loved it and I wanted to test myself to see if I could recreate the wonderful design and functionality of the site.  To complete the site I had to learn how to use PHP (I have never used PHP before), research how to display RSS feeds on a web page, learn exactly how to create all the functions… Popups, javascript etc… from scratch.  Again I would like to state I copied nothing from Popurl’s servers, no code, no graphics, no files etc.  I wrote all my own code and created my own graphics (contrary to the accusation I stole favicons!?!).  Finally I had achieved a site that looked and worked like Popurls, my working tribute.  I now know how to do loads more stuff with web development than before this project, which is great.  However if the author feels this is “lazy and uncreative” he is entitled to his opinion.

But his post does provide one truth, the code of THEWEBLIST.net is “pretty much the lowest and most flagrant abuse of web code” he has probably seen in a long while!  This is because I was investigating PHP and learning how to do stuff Thomas Marban achieved on his site, I was not trying to create tidy neat code.  However (again!) as the author of the post (and Thomas Marban) obviously feel strongly on the issue, I am redesigning the site, which is sad because I loved the old colours but anyway, it will have new tidy XHTML standard compliant code, shiny new graphics, new CSS and brand new colours.  I will keep the idea as it is such a good one and well really if we can’t learn from others, recreate, and reuse good ideas on the Internet well I’m sorry but that’s how we develop and progress on the web as well as with new and original ideas.

The new look site will be with us in a few days… thanks for being patient!

Every month THEWEBLIST.net are giving website owners the chance to display a link to there website at the top of the homepage.  Only quality site owners need apply.  It costs just $10 to have your own link displayed here for a whole month.

Yes it’s that cheap $10 for 1 month. Click here for details about sending your advert and our general advertising terms and conditions.

ALL TRANSACTIONS ARE DELT THROUGH PAYPAL. Unfortunately we do not accept payment of any credit cards through PayPal.

It sounds complicated but it isn’t all you need to do is send us (via email) the http:// link you want us to display along with a title for the link and a description. We send you an email back confirming the listing and you send $10 to us through PayPal. And we display your advert for 1 month. See its simple!

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find our World Cup 2006 feed provided by the BBC's World Cup RSS Feed.  We're sorry if you are not supporting England (as many of you will not) but this feed has an England bias.  If anyone knows of a better World Cup RSS feed please let us know!