That Blue Square Thing

Cool IT Stuff :

Some links to interesting or just plain cool tools that might come in handy.

I've moved a few resources around from this page to create some subpages. If you've followed an old link from the internet then you may need to click around on the navigation bar for a bit.

Image Stuff:

PixlrExternal link - a cool, online basic version of Photoshop which makes editing images a bit easier

PDF iconA guide to producing an image with a transparent background in Pixlr

Sumo Paintwiki link - a simple to use image editing tool (uses Flash so won't work on an iPad). A Year 3 child told me about it as they use it at his school...

FlickrExternal link - an excellent source of images, although oddly increasingly blocked in schools

dafontExternal link - wide range of fonts and font types which you can try out - great for creating banner text for example

Morgue FileExternal link - copyright free images and lots of them

Flash VortexExternal link - cool free flash, which can be just the thing for pimping a web page

WordleExternal link - for making word clouds

Big Huge Labswiki link - for cool image stuff like mosaics and motivational posters

GliffyExternal link - for making flow diagrams and the like

Sound Stuff:

AudacityExternal link - the most excellent audio editing thing. You'll want the Lame encoder as well - the Audacity site will tell you how to get it.

Web Stuff:

Survey MonkeyExternal link - is a cool way of creating your own online surveys. Limited slightly by what you can do with the free version (notably to 10 questions and only 100 responses per survey) but still really rather cool.

HighSlide Gallery ToolsExternal link - very cool ways of creating a neat gallery effect using JavaScript rather than the Apple-killing flash stuff. I've tried this out and it does really work rather well.

Typewriter Sound

Here's a brief (under 5 seconds) Typewriter sound I edited down. Someone might want to download it... (right click and save as may work best here)

Interesting and Useful Stuff:

iSpring FreeExternal link - converts PowerPoint files into flash movies, which can be useful for all sorts of things, such as putting a whizzy intro thingummy on a web page or just producing a presentation that can be viewed by almost everyone regardless of whether they have PowerPoint...

Web Sites That SuckExternal link - because it's cool

QR codes - some stuff here