I’ve had my doubts about posting this information because quite honestly I’m a big fan of Favtape.com and I don’t want to see them get in trouble and/or close. That being said, I suppose it can’t hurt that much to put this information out there. Here’s a quick and simple way to download any song that you can play on Favtape.com
Use Firefox (it’s not required but we all know that when you use IE god will kill kittens).
When you hover over the name of the song you should see something like this in the status bar: http://favtape.com/play/**Artist**/**Song**.mp3Â (**Artist** and **Song* obviously replaced with the appropriate information). Click on the image to the right if you don’t understand what I just said.
Now you can’t simply right click and “Save link as”. You actually can’t right click at all. So how do you get the MP3 file?
Method 1 – no tweaking involved:
Open a new tab in Firefox (control + t).
Click + hold the Artist – Song Name and drag this onto the new tab you just created.
That’s it! The song should not start to download, but you’ll need to rename it because it’ll save as “fetch.mp3”.
Method 2 – tweaking the Firefox settings:
In Firefox goes to Tools –> Options
Go to the “Content” tab
Find “Disable or replace context menus”. Uncheck this box.
Click “OK” and then “OK” again.
Now you can right click on the Artist – Song Name and select “Save link as”.
That’s it! You can now just save the MP3 file we saw in the status bar earlier.
Important Note: You may want to re-enable the “Disable or replace context menus” option because many web applications use this functionality.
This song is off the “Black and White” soundtrack, and for no particular reason I really like this song. It has a great mix of chill beat, with a upbeat and interesting message. Enjoy!
Ok, I’m not really flying but I will be headed back down to Brooklyn to visit a special someone this weekend. Yeah I know I don’t post much any more. So shoot me! Just been distracted by a girl, and have also just been trying to relax a bit this summer before my final semester of undergrad kicks off in September. I won’t make any promises to post more often because I’m quite positive that would just be a lie anyway.
Design Critique: Blog Platforms – Most designers are familiar with the relative pros and cons of different publishing tools â€“ but what about the websites of the blog platforms themselves?
TinySong – type a song, get a link, share the full song with your friends. It’s really that simple. Works great for those “have you heard this song?” moments.
Adobe Labs – Adobe has released the first betas for Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Soundbooth CS4. Note: betas only work for 2 days unless you have an existing CS3 serial number.
Fixing Twitter – I am getting sick of talk about twitter and itâ€™s scalability problems and also frankly unqualified people slagging the service for itâ€™s unreliability and also coming up with stupid ignorant answers to how it should be fixed.
Read at Work – it looks like you’re being productive, but you’re definitely not. Kind of funny, but I can’t imagine actually using it.
Introduction to CSS3 – Part 3: Text Effects – CSS is already reasonably versatile in the way in which text can be displayed, but still constricts design in quite a few areas. CSS3 goes some way towards removing those limitations.
Web Based Workflow: Tale of the $0 Studio – In the past few years weâ€™ve seen an explosion of free, web and open source alternatives to popular, often expensive, design programs. With this workflow itâ€™s all pure profit!
I thought I’d briefly update what I plan to accomplish this summer. The semester is finally finally done and over with (see my recent post regarding the ridiculous amount of things I needed to finish in the past 3 weeks).
I apologize, but I am far too lazy to write a blurb about each one of those links. I’ll just leave it at this: IE8 Beta 1 is a step in the right direction, TeamViewer kicks ass for remote computer support, and the 6 animals that can destroy you is hilarious to read.
Have some type of relaxing vacation. I am not sure how financially feasible this one will be, we’ll see.
Decide if I will keep my web hosting. This has been on my mind for a while now. I pay for web space for no particular reason as this point. I could use one of the plethora of free hosted blogging platform (like Vox). All of my images are hosted on Flickr, and I use Twitter so much at this point that it’s a borderline addiction. We’ll see.