No more excuses – subtitle your YouTube videos

August 20th, 2014

I was just very pleasantly surprised that the subtitling interface in YouTube has gone leaps and bounds since I last looked at it. One of the French contributors to Mozilla asked me to get subtitles for the video of the Flame introduction videos and I felt the sense of dread you get when requests like […]

Makethumbnails.com – drop images into the browser, get a zip of thumbnails

August 18th, 2014

About 2½ years ago I wrote a demo for Mozilla Hacks how to use Canvas to create thumbnails. Now I felt the itch to update this a bit and add more useful functionality. The result is: http://makethumbnails.com It is very easy to use: Drop images onto the square and the browser creates thumbnails for them […]

Creating a set of icons in various sizes in the browser

August 15th, 2014

Hooray, I did do some coding again for a change! One of the issues I had with submitting apps for the Firefox Marketplace is that the validator of the manifest always complains about me missing out on certain icon sizes. That’s why I thought it’d be sweet to have an in-browser tool to generate all […]

Presenter tip: animated GIFs are not as cool as we think

August 11th, 2014

Disclaimer: I have no right to tell you what to do and how to present – how dare I? You can do whatever you want. I am not “hating” on anything – and I don’t like the term. I am also guilty and will be so in the future of the things I will talk […]

Microsoft’s first web page and what it can teach us

August 8th, 2014

Today Microsoft released a re-creation of their first web site, 20 years ago complete with a readme.html explaining how it was done and why some things are the way they are. I found this very interesting. First of all because it took me back to my beginnings – I built my first page in 1996 […]