I have been using Cropper for years now which is up to Release: 1.9.2. It is the best screen shot tool for Windows. It works on a very simple and small C++ framework. Takes seconds to download and install.
The plus of it is that it can output to the clipboard, JPG, PNG, GIF and a whole heap more.
I highly recommend this tool, which is actually free.
I must say my favourite tool I ever built is Toolnames.com – Domain Name Generator and Toolnames.com.au – Domain Name Generator. It is simply the best at finding unique and awesome domains.
Today I found CashInHand.com.au and the other day crappy.com.au. The tool is super easy to use and logical. All of the results are in a single window.
After using this domain generator you will never use another one again.
Create My has a new look and feel to replace the old look. Going off the fact you are already at the site you probably are already aware of the big change in the look. The changes reflected the need to look fresh. The new setup is more flexible any will allow longer term small changes to be made.
The new look sports some great technology inclusions and more are in the works.
Mortgage brokers have for years used the web as a source of leads to get into the house of buyers. Mortgage Corp want to defy this process and provide customers with control, flexibility and real-time results of the loans which best suit the customer, not necessarily which earn the greatest commission. Create My help Mortgage Corp achieve this with the Mortgage Home Loan Calculator.
Worst tool ever for killing productivity is the aM laboratory. This little fun tool is addictive and will keep you playing for hours. It is a smart flash tool which plays with sound. Check it out and the other tools on the site.
Lets face it you need Creative Suite if you are doing any sort of serious design work. While there is a lot of good open-source stand-alone products none live up to the complete package of CS.
However CS4 is damn expensive! Probably why a lot of people pirate the software for private use. When you run a business you cannot afford to run this risk and it is a bit rich stealing to make a buck.
Because of the cost I was excited when I went to buy CS4 to find out that there was a subscription edition. The details about? Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Subscription Edition are on the Adobe website.
Most of my sites I build use MySQL and PHP. Most of the sites are interactive and need input from users. This opens up a big security hole where hackers can use a simple ploy called a SQL Injection and insert some nasty code. In the blog post MySQL Tutorial – SQL Injection covers the mysql_real_escape_string() PHP command which helps reduce the risk.
XHTML is the engine which drives the content which is displayed on the screen in it’s rawest form. Basically XHTML describes the sections of a screen. For instance <p>some text</p> tells the browser that some text is a new paragraph. XHTML is very simple and follows strict rules which help you update your website in the future.
XHTML is better than HTML as it limits the tags to only describing what the elements of the nage are and not describing how they should look. CSS should be used to describe how things look. There is no font, b, i and center tags which will save a lot of headaches when you want to update your site or move to another media like the iPhone. The font and center tags are very 1990’s and makes it extremely hard to update a site. For instance you might want to change site wide your font Gill Sans, with XHTML this is 3 lines in CSS compared to 1000’s of changes in HTML. You can have an in-depth read of the differences at http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/