TwitFooter is an excellent online tool that lets you show the latest status of your Twitter account in the e-mail signature and update automatically and dynamically whenever you publish a new status/tweet in your profile.
Do you like those lego art and graffiti art created with coloured tiles, bricks. Here is a cool online tool you can use to generate your own schematic map of where to place coloured bricks to create the impression of any image or photo.
Create Pixel, Tile Graffiti, Convert Images into Lego Brick Art Models
Brickify (link) is a web application that turns images into LEGO building plans, with coloured bricks or tiles. Just provide the image url and it converts it into a virtual model of the that image, photo into lego colored bricks, tiles.
See the example created with the google logo.
Download the schematic and inventory of the the number of different colored bricks required to create that model, art. You can easily create large scale impressions on roads etc by arranging the colored boxes, items etc according to schematic map.
If you watch episodes of the Annoying Orange, you must love his annoying jokes. Now you can create your own funny comics with your face on fruits and vegetables.
Add Your Face on Pictures of Fruits, Vegetables
Fruitalizer : This is a free service to make photomontages fun with which we can put our face on fruits and vegetables, then share in social networks or by email with friends and laugh a while …LOL.
No registration is required, just click the large Start button, then follow 3 steps. The first is to select which fruit or vegetable you want to use for the collage, having vegetables available in a pepper, an onion, mushrooms, lettuce and radish.
# Go to Fruitalizer : Link (The site’s in Spanish, but its not much of a problem)
In the fruits, we become a banana, an orange, apple, pear, or tomato. Once elected, we need to upload an image or make a new one from the webcam, then align the eyes and mouth, and then indicate where are the eyes, nose and mouth.
Few days back Facebook released the new facebook profile layout which is completely different from the old one. One feature was very much new was Photostream which showed your recently tagged photos under your profile name below the new bio.
Someone discovered to use tagged photos in photostream creatively to design the new facebook layout hack. Some stunning examples are shown below.
Want your Facebook Profile to look like This ?
The above image is a demonstration of the effect that can be achieved with tools below which will allow you to easily turn any image into what you see!
How to Use New Facebook Layout Profile Image Trick
# PicCut: Facebook New Profile Image Trick Picture Generator
PicCut (Link) is an useful online tool that allows you to upload large picture and it will automatically slice up the image according to the size requirements of the facebook new profile photo image trick.
An useful addition to this tool is it lets you select the no. of lines in your profile bio. If your profile bio is 1-2 lined then the alignment of the photostream thumbnails is non proper making it look mis-aligned.
# PicScatter: Create Facebook New Profile Image Trick
PicScatter (Link) is a similar tool like PicCut you can use with the new Facebook profile to make amazing profile pictures, with an added advantage to directly upload the image and thumbnails to your facebook profile. This makes it easily to implement the facebook new profile photo hack to your profile.
As soon as youve uploaded your image, you can zoom in and out, drag it around and tell it how many lines of bio (info-text) you have. This last option can help you see if it’d be better to add or remove a bio line to optimize the photo hack effect. When youre finished, you can download the individual image files in a compressed archive (pic_scatter.zip) or publish them instantly to Facebook. (detailed guide on ampercent)
Using these Generated Profile Photo and Thumbnail Images
Step 1: Upload your desired picture and let PicCut or PicScatter to generate the correctly sliced up profile image and 5 thumbnails.
Step 2: Download the generated ZIP file of your images, or manually save them.
Step 3: First, set the image named "profile-pic.jpg" as your Facebook profile picture.
Step 4: Create a new photo album, then upload the other images in the order of their filenames.
Step 5: Tag yourself in all 5 photos, starting with "image5.jpg" and ending with "image1.jpg."
Step 6: Hide any tagged photos you do not wish to display on your profile. That’s it!
Other Online Tools to Create Facebook Profile Photo Hack with Tagged Images
# FBcrop (Link) is an online tool that duplicates the effect of the facebook profile hack in 3 easy steps. It gives a higher level of customizability compared to other methods currently available and works by directly uploading to your facebook account.
# Profile Banner App (Link) is a facebook app that let you use the new facebook profile image trick directly from facebook. They feature cool photos compatible with the facebook profile hack in different categories like the holidays etc. in case if you are out of ideas or photos.
QR Codes seem to be everywhere these days, and each has a unique destination. Know how to create qr codes for your website or company address or some random info.
What are QR Codes ? A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
How are QR Codes Useful ? QR Codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or on just about any object about which users might need information. Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone’s browser. This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hard link or physical world hyperlinks.
Create QR Codes, Barcodes for Your Website, Business Card Online
Using Google (goo.gl) to Generate QR Barcode for URLs
ZXing (Link) is an open-source, multi-format 1D/2D barcode image processing library implemented in Java. Our focus is on using the built-in camera on mobile phones to photograph and decode barcodes on the device, without communicating with a server.
You can create QR Codes for Contact information, Calendar Event, Email Address, URL, Geo Location, Phone Number, Wifi Network, SMS and Text.
Decode, Read QR Codes Online from Webcam or Image
Go to miniqr.com/reader and you can provide an QR Code image url or hold the QR code image from the magazine etc in front of the web cam and the application will translate the QR code information instantly. Alternatively you can upload the QR Code image at http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx and it will decode, read qr code info online.
Smartphone, Mobile Apps Supporting QR Codes
Nokia Barcode Reader : If you have a Nokia Device you can download the barcode reader application via the following Link. Download to your computer and transfer it to your mobile device.
iPhone :QR app (itunes link) is a good, free iPhone app that Auto-Scans QR codes in real-time. You can also try NeoReader (Link). The program is simple, it’s intuitive, and it does a relatively good job of reading QR codes.
Android, Other Mobiles :I-nigma reader is a good app for android. Install via mobile browser: http://www.i-nigma.mobi . For other mobilesInstall UpCode reader via mobile browser: http://www.upcode.fi or download to your pc and transfer it to your mobile device from this Link.
As you know Google Analytics doesn’t let the users to embed its metrics anywhere in the web. But still you can show it on your site using a third web service called Embedded Analytics. It uses your Google Analytics account data metrics by Analytics API and embed google analytics reports, charts live on your site.
Optimizing your website for search engines such as Google is crucial if you want potential clients to choose your site over that of a competitor. This is especially important in saturated markets such as the legal sector. Want to learn more about SEO techniques that can boost your website traffic? A law marketing expert such as Gladiator Law Marketing can help you to establish a strategy guide for your law firm.
As for Google Analytics, you just have to authenticate for first time connect. The result will be shown in a stunning graphics with page views, bounce rate, traffic details in vertical, horizontal bars. The service includes both free and paid plans. The only limitation for free plan is you can’t add more than one profile to your account. If you are interested in finding out more about Google Analytics you may want to check out MadeSimpleMedia’s article about the 10 things you can learn about Google Analytics.
Embed Google Analytics Reports, Graphs on Your Site
Step 1 : Go to EmbeddedAnalytics.com(Link) and click on the “Try It” link to get started.
Step 2 : A page appears and prompt you to grant third party access to google analytics. Simply click on the “Grant Access to Google Analytics” button.
Step 3 : You Google Analytics accoubt will ask for confirmation, click on the “Grant Access” button.
Step 4 : Choose the account and then select the chart type from vertical, horizontal, Area, Pie. Finally click on “Submit“.
Step 5 : Select the parameters for the live report to be shown. Here the Metric as total visit, Dimension as monthly and time frame for all time are selected. Click on the “Continue” to proceed.
Step 6 : Now the Report Attributes page lets you adjust the display style settings. Change the title font, sub title font, time frame, width and more to show the metric as you like and hit the “Submit” button.
Step 7 : Wait for few minutes while it’s trying to retrieve all the data from your Analytics account. Once retrieved, it will show you the report in a stunning, flash frame. And ofcourse it’s live not an image.
Step 8 : But you can’t get the html code until you’ve created a free account in Embedded Analytics. To get signed up, simply click on the “Pricing&Signup” link and proceed with the steps. You can choose the free plan which is good enough.
Step 9 : Now go to your account and browse the profile you’ve added. Then click on the Edit link and then Get HTML code button. Copy/paste the code on your site anywhere you want to embed.
So that’s it. Enjoy and let your readers know how much visitors daily surf your site for useful contents. If you’re interested to learn more check out, google analytics glossary.
Yesterday while editing some php files I was looking for a way to automatically search and replace a text, string inside within the files. I made some mistake while adding some php code. Now manually editing each file individually was too much. So using a tool to search replace text inside files was better.
Search, Replace Text Inside Text Based Files Without Opening It
TextCrawler – Search, Replace Text Inside Files
TextCrawler (Link) is a fantastic tool for anyone who works with editing text files. This cool utility enables you to instantly find and replace words and phrases across multiple files and folders. It utilizes a powerful Regular Expression engine to enable you to create sophisticated searches, preview replace, perform batch operations, extract text from files and more. It is fast and easy to use, and as powerful as you need it to be.
Features : Search and Replace across files, Insert or Delete text , Fast searching, even on large files., Flexible search parameters , Text Extractor – rip text into a new file , Post-process extracted text – sort, remove duplicate lines, remove whitespace , Search and replace using Regular Expressions. Create sophisticated searches. , Regular Expression test tool , Regular Expression library – Save your searches. , Create backup files , Fully Unicode Compatible – Search ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16, etc , Highlighted search results, Copy found files to new location , Batch Find and Replace.
Grep: Advanced Search for Text Within Text Files in Windows
Windows Grep (download) is a tool for searching files for text strings that you specify. In addition to searching, Windows Grep also performs global replacing in your files, with complete safety. Windows Grep is designed for searching plain-ASCII text files, such as program source, HTML, RTF and batch files, but it can also search binary files such as word processor documents, databases, spreadsheets and executables.
The primary feature of Windows Grep is to search the contents of one or more files on your PC for occurrences of text strings you specify and display the results. Once found, it can replace matches with other strings. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you can open the files found for viewing or editing, or you can replace the text found with something else.
If you are looking for free visual css editor then we have 3 awesome tools that will let you edit and create css stylesheet from scratch with visual support.
Free Visual CSS Editors for Designing Stylesheets
ArduoCss: Free Visual CSS Editor
ArduoCSS (Link) is a free CSS editor worth trying out with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. With it simple interface you can edit or build a css file. This can be done with the classic text editor with syntax highlight or with the user friendly managed interface. In every moment you can test your work in an test page with all html elements, shown in the preview area.
Don’t worry If you need to test the css in a particular page, because ArduoCss can show the stylesheet in external html pages. If your stylesheet is too mach heavy, or if your code is not optimized you can use a simple wizard that optimize and clean the sheet.
To help you work with CSS, here’s a free tool called Simple CSS (Link), which runs on Mac OS X and Windows. Simple CSS allows you to easily create Cascading Style Sheets from scratch, and/or modify existing ones, using a familiar point-and-click interface.
With Simple CSS, you can manage multiple CSS projects and import your existing style sheets. Simple CSS supports CSS2. Simple CSS allows you to import current CSS files so that you can save the CSS settings for modification. It also allows you to duplicate, rename and delete a CSS project.
Stylizer: Massively Productive Visual CSS Editor for Serious CSS Designers
Stylizer (Link) is the only pro-class CSS editor designed to disallow invalid CSS from ever entering the mix. Plus, you’re able to preview your design in real-time, in 8 integrated web browsers.
All without any loss in control. The Stylizer mindset is an epic shift in the way designers interact with CSS. Staggeringly powerful functionality like drag-and-drop adjusting, Bullseye, and a myriad of CSS simplification features cannot be done with standard tools.
Stylizer teaches you CSS subliminally, by simply making CSS make sense. The best way to learn how CSS works is by interacting with a real-time visual tool that reveals how the pieces fit together. So, Stylizer doesn’t get in your way, regardless of how well you know CSS.
Stylizer (Link) is a premium software and you have to buy a license to fully use it.
Previously one had to use photoshop to carefully edit photo to remove objects in images but after photoshop’s content aware fill the process became a one step deal. But here is a free online alternative.
Remove Unwanted Objects from Photos, Images without Photoshop
Webinpaint: Remove Items in Images [Online Tool]
Webinpaint (Link) is a online app similar to Photoshops Content Aware Fill feature. WebInpaint allow you to remove unwanted element from your photo quickly and easily without Adobe Photoshop.
Upload your photo, then paint over the area to be removed and click Inpaint button. No registration required. For simple photographs without much texture or clutter, the app actually works quite well.Zoom in and zoom out options available.
Photowipe: Erase Items in Images without Photoshop [Software]
PhotoWipe (Link) is a revolutionary image processing tool that magically removes unwanted objects from your photos. Just paint over them in black, and click go! Uncovers hidden details in your photos. Sit back and watch as cage bars disappear from the zoo, and your old girlfriend or boyfriend fades away. It removes wrinkles, blemishes, acne, or it can remove entire facial features. You can use it like a photoshop content aware fill alternative.
Step 1 : First, open the original image. To make it easy, you can drag an image from any folder and drop it into the PhotoWipe application.
Step 2 : Next, paint the parts that you don’t want black. PhotoWipe works best when covering small, or long and thin portions of the photo. Otherwise, it is harder to guess what should be there.
Step 3 : After you have done blacking out parts of the photo, you can preview the result. PhotoWipe can take several minutes to do its work, and you will be able to see what is going on the whole time. Presto, now you can save the finished product, or copy it to the clipboard.
But for best results, use photoshop. Here is a simple video tutorial (link) to remove unwanted objects in photos using photoshop.
Re-creating yourself in South Park character, avatar is simple: start by choosing face color and gesture, skin and hair, then go to dress. Select favorite outfit (both ladies and men suits are available). Once you’re done with that little, explore the section of "things" to get the jewelry accessories like glasses, Wings, weapons, or to change the shirt design.
# Sp-Studio.de (Link) – Create South Park Character, Avatar Online
This website exists for almost 10 years now and it might be the biggest create-a-character tool around the web. You can build cartoon look-a-likes of yourself, friends or celebrities, inspired by the TV show South Park. The idea of this site is to allow users to create south park style avatars that can move to use as profile pictures on social networking sites, or any use wishing, if not commercial. Save the image you created is very simple, since it only involves making a screen print, which in turn means that the character is saved as an image. In any case, detailed instructions are available for both PC and Mac users.
Re-creating yourself in South Park character, avatar is simple: start by choosing face color and gesture, skin and hair, then go to dress. Select favorite outfit (both ladies and men suits are available). Once you’re done with that little, explore the section of "things" to get the jewelry accessories like glasses, Wings, weapons, or to change the shirt design. The menu guy helps you to choose different body parts, clothes and other items for your picture. Its recommended to begin with the skin. You can move or delete single objects by clicking on them. To save you’ picture to your computer just click on the disc symbol up there.
# SouthParkStudios (Link) Create South Park Avatar for Yourself
I’m not a fan of South Park. (If you’ve never heard of it, is a TV cartoon with a mature language and arguments politically correct.) However, I’m a fan of cute animated avatars. And I can not get anything to myself, I love finding sites online that let me play and create my own cartoon!
You choose the tone of the skin, eyes, hairstyle, clothing, and facial expression. You can also customize a little, choosing various accessories, weapons and a background color or scene. Capture a screen to save your creation, and you’re done! You have your own avatar cartoon South Park-ish.