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Welcome to Goat 1000 - this is where you'll find some of the bits and pieces of software that I cobble together for fun. Please feel free to download them and try them out. All this stuff is freeware, no guarantee that it will do anything, etc. (though if it does fail to do anything, please let me know!)
TagCanvas 2.6 really only adds one new feature, with a few options to go with it. The example cloud below shows the new mixed text and image tags in action.
The first new option is
imageMode and determines how TagCanvas
deals with text and images found in the links it uses to create the tags. The
default behaviour is to act the way it always used to do, displaying an image
if there is one, or the link text otherwise. The
allows you to choose
to only display images (
imageMode = 'image'), only display text
imageMode = 'text'), or display text and images on a single tag
imageMode = 'both'). The default fallback option is used when
imagePosition option specifies where the image goes in
relation to the text, and
imagePadding is the amount of space
between the image and the text. For positioning the text and image within the
bounding box of the tag, there are
options. Apart from
textAlign, these options are only useful when
mixed image and text tags are in use.
Quite often changes happen to SVGGraph, or any of the software I release, due to requests from users. Sometimes users send me code that they have used to improve the software themselves - version 2.17 of SVGGraph includes both of these types of update.
The most obvious change in this version is the addition of a load of new functions for setting the colours used to draw the different bars or pie slices. I've been unhappy with the way SVGGraph deals with colour selection for quite a long time, but I haven't done anything about it until now because it worked well enough. Recently someone sent me through some code that added support for using a range of colours, and I liked it enough to incorporate it into the system. It meant overhauling the way that colours are picked, and it also gave me the chance to add a function for setting different colours for each dataset on a multi-dataset graph. This example shows two different colour ranges on one stacked bar graph.
$graph->Colours() function still works the same way,
$graph->colours directly still works too. Setting
individual bar colours using structured data will still override any colour
settings as well. The new colour functions are listed on the
functions page, and are demonstrated on the
colours, gradients and patterns
This new version of JPEG Saver doesn't have a lot of new stuff in it, but does add a couple of things that people have asked me for lately.
The first is a new image selection mode available from the drop-down list on the main tab. The new mode is called “Alphanumeric” and sorts the list of images by filename, ignoring the folders in a similar way to the “Chronological” mode. The selection is also sorted by file date and time, so if you have multiple files called e.g. “15.jpg”, they will be displayed in order of age.
The second change is a new background mode. Actually, it's two new background modes, since I couldn't decide which worked better and decided to include both. They are called “Image average” and “Image edge average”, and both fill the background with a solid colour. The first one chooses a colour by averaging the colours of all the pixels in the foreground image, and the second looks at a 2-pixel border around the edge of the foreground image and averages the colours it finds there.
- JPEG Saver - A screen saver for Windows that displays JPEG, PNG and BMP images.
- SVGGraph - A PHP library for generating SVG graphs.
- CRCDropper - A drag and drop CRC32 calculator.
- CRCDropper2 - Another drag and drop CRC32 calculator.
- CRCDropper3 - « see if you can guess what this does ».
- TrayBlank - a small utility for starting the screen saver from the system tray.
- Shuffler - a small utility for managing windows.
- Snow - a web page background snowfall, using the HTML5 canvas element.
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