Jun 3 2007

Generators That Can Save You Time While Having Fun

I’ve amassed quite a collection of bookmarks over the years. I was reviewing them recently and came across some that are similar in nature in that they’re generators — sites designed to do something for you. These could either take the boredom out of a task or create something for you that you don’t have the time or skill to do on your own.

Mycoolbutton: Those “glassy” buttons you see on sites nowadays may be difficult to create, especially if you don’t have the tools to make them. Well, now you do. You have control over the color, size and even the ability to add an icon from their list of offerings (e.g., del.icio.us, YouTube, Technorati, and others).

Sloganizer: Perhaps you have a client you’re working on a slogan for. Or maybe you need one for your blog. This sites for you. Here’s an alternative: The Advertising Slogan Generator. Though they may yield odd results from time to time, they’re sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Color Palette Generator: Now you can integrate your CSS colors with your header image on your blog (for example). Just give this site an image to work with and it will give you color swatches and hex values based on the colors in the image.

Web 2.0 Name Generator: This one’s pretty cool. Just click a button and it spits out names that sound like Web 2.0 companies. How about Realtune, Jabberdog, Pixoyo, Ooba? Availability of the names it generates is not guaranteed, but it comes in handy if you’re looking for ideas.

Fake Name Generator: Create fake names of people and associated information: address, email address, Social Security Number, credit card number, and a bit more. Please note that this is fake information, so the SSNs and credit card numbers is generates are not valid.

Official Seal Generator: Quickly create an official-looking seal. With seven designs to choose from you can control the size, the text that’s on it, colors, and more attributes. Be sure to check this one out!

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4 Comments on this post


  1. zool manga blogger said:

    hm..good info….
    maybe it is usefull for newbie like me

    June 3rd, 2007 at 8:49 am
  2. Mark said:

    Hi Zool,

    I’ve been online for several years and I’ve recently looked to two of these generators for help. So don’t hold back – there’s something for everyone! :)

    June 3rd, 2007 at 9:34 am
  3. Ali said:

    You also might want to include stripegenerator.com. Get your own web 2.0 style stripes.

    June 4th, 2007 at 4:17 am
  4. Mark said:

    Hehe…that is pretty cool. Thanks, Ali!

    June 4th, 2007 at 6:46 pm


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