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Favicon & App Icon Generator

If you own a website, you still need to create a Favicon for bookmark purposes. A favicon is an icon that is displayed next to the URL in the bookmark list. Not having a custom icon makes the site look unprofessional and boring.

While you can use any graphics format for a Favicon, Microsoft is playing hardball and still requiring the use of ICO files.

This is where favicon-generator comes in handy. The site is a single source to generate all the icons for your website so it looks good on iOS and all the browsers. You don't have to worry about what format is supported by which browser and interface. The site takes all guesswork for you.

If you don't have an icon in mind, you can browse the gallery to see other Favicons to get some ideas.

Description from the Site

Although many modern web browsers support favicons saved as GIFs, PNGs or other popular file formats all versions of Internet Explorer still require favicons to be saved as ICO files (a Microsoft icon format). This tool provides an easy way to convert any GIF, PNG or JPEG to ICO which is supported by all modern web browsers. It also enables you to create favicons from scratch via a handy online editor. Additionally, the editor lets you manually tweak generated favicons to ensure the best possible result.

Favicon
https://www.favicon-generator.org/

Sample Designs

When you upload an image, you are giving simple instructions on downloading the generated ZIP file and code snippets to your index.html file.

Sample Output Favicon

Check out Favicon and see it

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Google A Day

Google a Day is a fun way to learn all the capabilities of using google to do searches. The Website asks a question and you have to find the answer.

You can get a single hint and the opportunity to see the first few letters.

Google A Day
http://www.agoogleaday.com/

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Newspaper Generator

The newspaper article generator at jaguarpaw.co.uk is a quick way to generate a simple fake newspaper story. This is fun when you want to highlight someone's achievement in a newspaper.

The site is very simple to use, loads quickly, and within seconds you get a generated PDF of your limited edition newspaper.

Site Description

Use this free online newspaper generator to create your own spoof newspaper articles. Just upload a photo and add your own text.

Newspaper Generator
https://newspaper.jaguarpaw.co.uk/

Premium Services

If you need more features, check out the Premium Services, where you can change the date, add a larger graphic and add related articles. Perfect when you want to frame the special moment.

Sample Content

Here's a sample Newspaper story from the Newspaper generator.

Apple Newsprint Sample

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Pablo

On Social media, graphic images tend to get more attention than just a text. Pablo, by Buffer, is a great way to make a quick image with any text. You can interact with Pablo through their website or using the Chrome Extension.

The Chrome extension is great because you can transform any image right into Pablo to use as a background image - obviously make sure to have permissions to use the image.

Description from the Website

Pablo is the simplest way to create beautiful images that fit every social network perfectly.

Create images with the perfect size and format for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest. Typography, font sizes, and formatting options make everyone a designer! Pablo designers have created more than 500,000 images!

pablo
https://pablo.buffer.com/

Pablo has templates for Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin. No Need to worry about the right size to use. You can post directly from Pablo or download the image for latest posting.

Sample Images

A couple of images that were scaled down for the purposes of including it in this blog.

pablo Risk Taker

pablo Scan Shop

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Clock Face Generator

Sometimes having a visual clock face can help deliver a message. There's no need to create a clock face in Photoshop when you can use an online graphics generator.

Description from the site

Set the time you want to display on the clock face in the box below. You can also change the size of the face by using the slider.

Clock Face
https://www.helpingwithmath.com/printables/worksheets/time/3md1-clock-face-generator01.htm

Example Clock Use

Simple example of using the ClockFace:

1145 Code Freeze

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RedKid Generator

RedKid Generator is the go-to place to find entertaining image generators. They have 55 creative image designs to pick from. Perfect when you're looking to add a bit of humor to the situation.

Site Description

RedKid.Net is dedicated to providing premium, entetaining, educational, and safe content for internet users of all ages.

Red Kid
http://www.redkid.net/generator/sign.php

Some Examples

Late Train

Red Kid Movie

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GeoGuessr

The Internet is not all work and no play. There are lots of fun sites out there that can help make you think and still be fun.

This Week's Case in Point is: GeoGuessr.com a website that tests your geographic skills using pictures on Google Maps.

Website Description

Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world. From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Geo Web Game
https://geoguessr.com/

Take the Hard map challenge against a co-worker or try it yourself and see how well you know geography and terrain.

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Avatar Cartoon Creator

Having a cartoon image of yourself is a creative way to use as the profile photo on Facebook, Twitter or Slack. Cartoonify.de makes it easy to create a professional looking cartoon-like image of yourself.

Website Description

With our service you can quickly create a Cartoon of Yourself directly online without any software installs and for free! With Cartoonify you can Cartoonize Yourself. We have more than 300 graphics parts so your avatar will be as special as you are. This is one of the easiest and fastest way to convert your Photo to a Cartoon with our app. You only have to choose between its face, eyes, hair, clothes and even a background. Try our online avatar maker now!

As a result you can download your Cartoon Picture as SVG (vector) or as PNG file which is converted from vector graphic parts and also uploads to Gravatar. Additionally, you can create your avatar as gravatars. This is perfect for sharing with all social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more! Yes! I want to create my cartoon mini-me. Try our Anime Character Creator Website now and create your own self-portrait.

Cartoonify
https://www.cartoonify.de/

Watch the video on the "How to Cartoon Yourself?" page to learn how to best use the Avatar generator.

Sample Avatar

A few sample Avatar using the 'random' button.

Sample Avatar

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Cool Text Generator

If your looking for a quick text to graphic generator than Cool Text Generator is the place to go. You can create some neat styles around your text.

There are 31 different styles to use, 800 different fonts and 213 different color palettes. (Got to love some of the Disney references)

Once you pick the style, you can change the color and font. The site is very simple to use. One disadvantage is that you can't save a favorite design to use later.

Website Description

Sometimes we just need a decent stylish text in 10 minutes. We don't have Photoshop, we don't have good design in mind. What if there is a web service for us to browse-and-pick a nice effect, then we just customize x2192 download x2192 use it? And yes, maketext.io is born for this purpose.

Maketext.io is the modern cool text generator that empowers SVG filters and 800+ open-font-licensed web fonts. While there are already numerous similar websites around, we handcrafted maketext.io with the following guideline in mind:

  • Make It Quick, Make It Simple
  • On the Web, on the Fly
  • Easily Customizable
  • Vector Based with Raster Support

Cool Text Generator
https://maketext.io

Some Text Design Samples

Here are some basic designs that were created using Cool Text Generator. Keep in mind there's a lot of ways to be creative around your text.

Game Night Text

Good Morning Champions Text

Release Day Text

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Text Effect at Oxy

The text effects over at PhotoOxy.com are pretty cool. There are 55 different text effect to select from. They are all unique ways to display a text message against a background. For example, you can have your text appear on a coffee cup, as a scary cemetery gate or as embroidery text.

Website Description

PhotoOxy is an application to bring you a library of hundreds of creative and awesome effects.

Easy creates the brightest picture in seconds without having to use a professional. You can set it up as a contact icon, wallpaper, send a friend, friend or share it with any social network.

Oxy Display
https://photooxy.com/logo-and-text-effects-c17

Sample Text Effect Images

Neon Color

Same Player Play Again

This Fall Serious

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