internetTools

June 12, 2021

StatsCounter

In the testing world, it’s very handy to know what browsers are popular. We all know that Chrome is leading the field. However, what about other browsers?

StatsCounter gives you the worldwide trends. It gives you the idea of what browsers that a percentage of users are likely to be using. It’s a helpful resource to plan your testing strategy.

Ideally, you should look at your local stats. But getting the global market can be useful in the long run. Especially if your triaging bugs that only occur in certain browsers.

Website Description

Stats are based on aggregate data collected by Statcounter on a sample exceeding 10 billion page views per month collected from across the Statcounter network of more than 2 million websites. Stats are updated and made available every day, however are subject to quality assurance testing and revision for 45 days from publication.

statscounter
https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share

June 5, 2021

Coolbackground.io

Sometimes you need a little inspiration for a background image. One place to check out is Coolbackground.io.

You can generate all sorts of creative background images for your computer or website posts. It's a great place to go to be inspired.

Website Description

After laboring over your latest piece of writing, one of the hardest steps before hitting publish is finding an exciting background image to really showcase and draw attention to your post.

Cool Backgrounds is a collection of tools to create compelling, colorful images for blogs, social media, and websites. Beyond backgrounds, the images generated can be used as 🖥 desktop wallpapers or cropped for " mobile wallpapers.

Cool Background
https://coolbackgrounds.io/

Sample

Sample implementation of the Cool Background

Cool Background Bedit

Yogi Berra- Cool Background

May 29, 2021

flagWaver

flagWaver is a cool flag waving effect. Simply upload any image and instantly it becomes a flag blowing in the wind.

You can change the flagpole type to five different types: Standard, Horizontal, Outrigger, Crossbar or Gallery.

You can change the background: Classic, Blue Sky or Night Sky with clouds.

Website Description

A web app for simulating a waving flag.

Flag Waver
https://krikienoid.github.io/flagwaver/

Using a screen capture, you can easily add this to any video project. For example, you could have the school logo as a flag for the intro to a school video.

May 22, 2021

Business Name Generator

Coming up with a good business name these days can be tricky. Wouldn't it be great if there was a tool that could suggest something useful. Something practical to let people know about the business.

firstsiteguide.com has a great solution. Simply enter in some keywords related to your business and instantly get some great ideas. What's more you also get a list of matching available domain names that you can use to promote your business.

Website Description

Name ideas

Enter your keywords in the tool to generate unique business name ideas. To get the best ideas, enter highly specific words. Whether you are looking for a company name, a blog, or a startup our generator will help with the process.

Search results

Browse the search results conveniently divided into sections. The business name ideas most relevant to your keyword come up first. Take your time to explore word variations.

Business Name Generator
https://firstsiteguide.com/business-name-generator/

Why not try it out and see what names that it comes up with.

May 15, 2021

ThreadReaderApp

If you're a frequent user of Twitter, you probably have seen the latest trend where people post stories in multiple tweets. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to read it all at once?

There is! Thanks to ThreadReaderApp! Simply reply to any tweet with the @ThreadReaderApp and you get all the posts in one place. In addition, you can copy the URL of a post and paste it into threadreaderapp.com for the same thing.

Website Description

I'm @ThreadReaderApp a Twitter bot here to help you read threads more easily. To trigger me, you just have to reply to (or quote) any tweet of the thread you want to unroll and mention me with the "unroll" keyword and I'll send you a link back on Twitter

Thread Reader
https://threadreaderapp.com/

May 8, 2021

Cookie Bookmarklet

If you need to implement Cookies to test a website functionality, and you are frequently typing it in, why not save some time and make the cookie action a Bookmarklet. This way all you have to do is click on the link in the bookmark bar and instantly add a cookie.

cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com makes this process super easy. Simply put in your Cookie Name and value and instantly a link on the page is generated for you. Simply drag and drop it to your bookmark bar.

Website Description

Need to easily manipulate cookies when visiting a website? Why not use bookmarklets? This tool makes it super easy to generate them. Just type in the values you want and press the button to generate the links, then drag those links to your bookmarks. Next time you're on the page, click one of the bookmarks to create or delete the cookie.

Cookie Bookmarklet
https://www.cookie-bookmarklet-generator.com/

May 1, 2021

Linux Cheat Sheet

Linux is a great operating system with a lot of tools built-in. It can be tricky to learn all the various commands.

The folks over at PC & Network put together a very cool Linux Command Cheat Sheet. It's not a typical cheat sheet that you see all over the internet. They walk you through all the most commonly used Linux commands and explain why you would use them.

Website Description

here are hundreds - possibly thousands - commands available in Linux. Remembering every command is not possible and it can be quite daunting for a novice user. The good news is that you don't need to remember each command. Only a very small subset of those commands are used on a day-to-day basis.

This cheat sheet offers a set of commands that you can use for quick reference. I have prepared this Linux Commands Cheat Sheet as a quick reference for both experienced and basic users.

Linux Command Cheat Sheets
https://www.pcwdld.com/linux-commands-cheat-sheet

April 24, 2021

UpsideDownText.com

Have you ever wanted your comments to stand out on social media? Try something different, make your text upside down.

UpsideDownText.com makes it really easy to flip your text. Simply type in the phase and instantly it gets converted. Then copy/paste the text into any social media text box.

Website Description

Tired of Times New Roman and Arial?

Well, **** them. Introducing UpsideDownText.com - the text converter, that takes boring ol' letters, and flips them 180 degrees. Whether it be just a word, symbol, or even an essay, we can take what you got, and make it 100x cooler. So WOW your girlfriend, or annoy your teacher, using the fast, simple, free, and totally awesome UpsideDownText.com.

Upside Down Text
https://www.upsidedowntext.com/

April 17, 2021

Optimizilla

Optimizilla is "yet another" online image compressor. It's an easy way to drag and drop 20 images.

It's good, however it doesn't beat the compression done by shortpixel.com. In my test, I compressed the same image using Optimizilla and ShortPixel. Optimizilla was able to compress the image 13% while ShortPixel was able to compress the image by 65%.

Website Description

This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality.

Upload up to 20 images. Wait for the compression to finish. Click thumbnails in the queue for quality setting. Use the slider to control the compression level and mouse/gestures to compare images.

optimizilla
https://imagecompressor.com/

ShortPixel

I would recommend taking your own test: ShortPixel vs Optimizella.

April 10, 2021

InkyDeals

If your looking for great graphic deals, the place to go is InkyDeals. I have purchased several of their graphic packages. InkyDeals have some of the best collection on the Internet. 

You can't beat their deals!

Not all their graphic collections are paid packages. They have some great freebie collections that are free. In fact, they have 35 freebies that you can download. 

Website Description

Since 2011 Inky is bringing great Designer Deals every day for creatives all around the world. InkyDeals.com was created from the desire to offer our fellow designers (beginners and veterans alike) high-quality resources at unbeatable prices.

Inky Deals
https://www.inkydeals.com/active-deals/free

April 3, 2021

Collection of Louvre Art Museum

You can now do a virtual tour of the famous Louvre Art museum. You can see all the famous artworks that is in their collection.

You can see 300+ works of Leonardo da Vinci.

Website Description

The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis, it is the result of the continuous research and documentation efforts carried out by teams of experts from both museums.

Louvre Collection
https://collections.louvre.fr/en/

March 27, 2021

Color Calculator

Yet, another interactive Color Wheel website. The Sessions College Color Calculator is useful when you want to know similar colors and styles.

You simply pick a color and then with a simple click of a button, you can get the Complementary, Monochromatic, Analogous, Split complements, Triadic, and Tetradic color schemes. Which can help you generate great webpages or presentations.

Website Description

Whether you’re designing a logo or painting a house, choosing colors can be frustrating. Where do you start? Which colors work together, and why? How can you creatively explore different moods or directions?

Use the free Color Calculator to explore creative color options for your design project. Simply pick your base color(s), choose a color harmony, tweak/explore as needed, and see results. You’ll get a report of the hex, RGB, and CMYK color values for your project and see your colors applied to design samples. Share or print, rinse and repeat.

Color Calculator
https://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/

March 20, 2021

DTV Reception Maps

Did you know that the FCC has a handy chart to show the channels that you should be able to pick up using your Over The Air TV antenna? This is the DTV Reception Maps page on the FCC website.

The nice thing about this page is that it helps you figure out which size antenna that you should get.

I ran this at my address and can confirm that it is very accurate. We get the channels that we should be getting based on our antenna range.

Website Description

Use this program to check for the DTV signals that are available at your location. Enter your address in the box below and click Go! The DTV coverage map will list all stations in your area.

Sometimes stations change the frequency on which they broadcast " the channel a viewer selects to watch a particular station remains the same but the frequency that the viewer’s television finds the station on changes -- requiring viewers who use an over-the-air antenna to rescan their tuners to locate the station's new signal.

DTV Reception Maps
https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

March 13, 2021

Hot Symbols

Finding symbols can be tricky. There are a lot of tools available - some better than others. 🤷

HotSymbol has a huge collection of symbols to use. They are broken down into several categories so that it's easy to find the perfect symbol. (Did you know there are 81 symbols for the Copyright Trademark and Office Supplies?)

The search functionality is really good too. '

Website Description

HotSymbol is the best website on the internet to copy hot♨ symbols. On HotSymbol you can explore the most renowned & trending symbols collection which you can use on your day-to-day online life. HotSymbol is one of its kind of website to allow you to copy the symbols on with just a click. With the help of HotSymbol, it is so easy to get information like Codepoint(Unicode), HTML shortcode, HTML entity shortcode, CSS shortcode, HEX shortcode, and Alt code of the symbols.

Hot Symbol
https://www.hotsymbol.com/

March 6, 2021

Wallpaper Cave

Are looking to spice up your desktop wallpapgpper? The best place to find a few really good wallpapers is Wallpaper Cave.

Simple put in a search query and in a matter of seconds, you get some pretty cool wallpapers.

I recently searched for Cobra Kai and Haunted Mansion and got some pretty cool results.

Website Description

WallpaperCave is an online community of desktop wallpapers enthusiasts. Join now to share and explore tons of collections of awesome wallpapers.

Wallpaper Cave
https://wallpapercave.com/