Removing background from a photo can be tricky. Working around the face and hair can lead to jagged edges - not to mention the amount of time wasted trying to get the selection tool to find the right edge. Fortunately there is now a better way - remove.bg, a free service that does a great job on removing backgrounds.
This newly created site makes it easy to remove the background in an image. This works really well with photos taken using portrait mode on the latest iPhones.
Description from the Site:
Remove.bg is a free service to remove the background of any photo. It works 100% automatically: You don't have to manually select the background/foreground layers to separate them - just select your image and instantly download the resulting image with the background removed!
At the moment remove.bg only works for photos with at least one person in them. Sorry - please select an appropriate image.
Earlier this year, I blogged about a cool Word Cloud service, this week I found a good alternative - WordArt.com. You can create all sort of unique Word Art Shapes. Simply provide the words, select the design and be amazed at the final output.
Description from Website
WordArt.com is an online word cloud art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease.
Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.
The nice thing about WordArt.com, is that you can change the final output so some would stand out more than others.
Finding the perfect for an occasion is tough when music isn't your specialty. Finding the right songs for the reunion or birthday can be time-consuming.
PlayList.Net makes it easier to generate a great playlist for any occasion or mood. You simply type in your favorite artist or situation and you'll have a lot of playlists to select from.
Description from the website:
Playlists.net is a place where playlists can be discovered and submitted by anyone with a Spotify account. It's the most popular playlist sharing site and has a very active community of curators and users who are keen to share and discover interesting playlists (that you won't find in Spotify Browse) of all genres with a focus on new music.
The site has over 170,000 playlists uploaded onto it since creation, over 400,000 registered users and up to 1.5m monthly visitors.
WolframAlpha is the place to go when you need to calculate anything. It's a great knowledge base to explore all sorts of useful information. It's great as your taping into the power of computation intelligence.
The Pro version of WolframAlpha is $5.49 a month with step-by-step solutions, increased computation time and calculator Web Apps. The Pro version also has Image Input features - which is pretty cool if you work with images. This is where you can get a detailed analyst of any image. If you upload an image with text it will extract the text from the image.
If you do any data analyst, WolframAlpha is a great tool! Also useful for students in school, where they can learn a lot more about data.
Description from their site:
Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram's breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology
ShortPixel allows users to batch process lots of images, with Squoosh you can only do it one at a time.
ShortPixel automatically sets the best compression, with Squoosh you have to figure out what compression doesn't ruin the image.
ShortPixel also compresses PDF documents and animated Gif files.
Squoosh allows you to play around with the settings to get the smallest possible size that works for that image, including settings for Reducing the color palette and image physical size.
Squoosh is great if you just need to compress an image for a blog or Slack. It's a quick fix tool. It would be nice if Google did offer several compression suggestions - such as "Best for Mobile" or "Image Optimized for Slack."
Dynamic Drive has all sorts of useful tools for Web Developers, including Image Optimizer, Button Maker, Image to Base64 and lot more.
There is a section of the site where you can download script files, such as creating a dynamic calendar, snow or rain effect, the Matrix Text Effect, Mouse and Cursor effects and many more. It's a great place to get a code and some unique ideas to help spice up any webpage.
Description from the site
It's Snowing - Decorate your webpage with this great animated document effect! Watch as snow gently trickles down the page, then disappear.
Cool DHTML Tooltip - This is a practical, elegant DHTML tooltip script. Use it to display additional information about a link or any other element when the mouse moves over it.
Tic-Tac-Toe - Entertain your visitors to a quick game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Comes with artificial intelligence and the ability to keep score. It's a good way to increase webpage time, which is a way to help SEO score.
Online Image Optimizer - Image Optimizer lets you easily optimize your gifs, animated gifs, jpg, and png, so they load as fast as possible on your site. You get a preview of each quality and pick the image that works best for you.
Single page reference sheets - often called Cheat Sheets - are good reference guides to common tasks. Most developers have used them when researching the latest CSS styles or figuring out the proper regular expression.
A great online resource is the Cheatography website - they have a huge selection of cheat sheets in various topics. If you think you can do better than what they have, you can also create your very own cheat sheet.
Description from their site
Cheatography is a collection of 4,488 cheat sheets and quick references in 25 languages for everything from business to food!
Wouldn't it be great if there was a resource to get awesome code snippets, so you don't have to re-invent the wheel for an HTML5 Starter Template or a PHP function to properly trim strings or any bit of code. Fortunately there is such a site it's Snipplr.
At Snipplr you can search for any code bits for just about every active programing language. There even a useful HTML Test Page so you can see how your style sheet works with all the active HTML elements.
Description from the Website
Snipplr was designed to solve a simple problem. We had too many random bits of code and HTML scattered all over our computers. We'd hunt and dig around for five minutes looking for the couple lines of code we wrote four projects ago just so we wouldn't have to retype them. We're lazy. We needed a way to keep all of our stuff organized. Snipplr is our solution. Now, all of our code snippets are stored in one place. Best of all, the other guys at work have access to each others' code library.
With Snipplr you can keep all of your frequently used code snippets in one place that's accessible from any computer. You can share your code with other visitors and use what they post, too.
The awesome people that created Textcraft, created a cool sister site called glowtext.com. The site offers a lot of very cool glowing style font styles. These are perfect when you want to bring to life some otherwise boring text.
Description from the Website
Make your blog, website, or any other page come alive with our glowing text generator.
Use our free font styles for graphic art, blog headings, school projects, Facebook posts, forum signatures, posters, YouTube thumbnails etc.
Earlier this week Filmora announced a new free product called Meme-Maker. Do we really need another Meme-Maker? Yes, Filmora does a good job making it easy to create custom Memes. If your looking to make a Meme from standard images your still better off using Imgflip.
Upload or drag your image, GIF and video - You can either upload an image, GIF, or video from your computer OR you can paste in a link! Maximum file size: 50MB.
Add your text caption - Enter the text that you want to use in your image, GIF, or video meme. You can easily edit the text font, color, size and position.
Export & Download - Export your meme as a PNG, JPG, GIF, or MP4 file and enjoy! Go forth and be happy!
I will highlight a fun Internet site every Saturday. The basic premise is to highlight sites that I regularly visit for a variety of reasons. All site recommendations are mine and are unsponsored. By highlighting these websites, I hope to provide value to those who may not know of the sites or who might be interested in visiting the sites. I also want to share the sites that I find valuable in the hopes that others will find them just as beneficial.