Jun 25 2010

ISTE anyone?


Are you going to be in Denver this week? Hey, we are too! Stop by and see us at the Visions Technology booth. We will be in booth 1220 and/or 1123 most of Monday and Tuesday. We are presenting a few sessions in the booth theater as well as a few regular ISTE sessions. I don’t know the schedule yet, but I’ll revise this post as soon as I do.

Come see us!
-Susan & Jim

Jun 15 2010

Spelling with Flickr



As we’ve mentioned before, Flickr is our friend! Not just because you can find almost any picture you need there- but because it also plays well with other websites. This cool website allows you to make a banner spelled out with Flickr pictures. Take a look at this example:

The cool thing about this is that you don’t even need to save the resulting image- you can just embed the provided code to display it on your site (I chose to screen capture it here)! The letters are randomly drawn from a pool, but if you don’t like one of the letters, simply click on it and it will be replaced by a different image. In this way, you can come up with thousands of combinations for the same word. See, here it is again:

Pretty cool, huh? Now, I just want to know who these people are that feel compelled to go around taking pictures of letters everywhere and posting them to Flickr. Seems to me like that would be a strange group of people- but I’m thankful they do it! Enjoy!

Jun 14 2010

Even More Photo Editing…. Pixlr



I know I’ve written about a Photoshop substitute in the past, but I recently came across a Web 2.0 tool that I like even better than what I found before- Pixlr.com. For big photo editing jobs, Pixlr does a really good job filling in for Photoshop. It looks and acts similar to Photoshop Elements, and is really easy to use. The best part of Pixlr is that is is 3 tools in one…

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