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August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Repo.js is a light-weight jQuery Plugin that lets you easily embed a Github repo onto your site. As a plugin or library author this is a great way to showcase the contents of a repo on a project page.

Repo.js github page

Categories: JavaScript, Tools

Sprite Cow

June 5, 2012 1 comment

As a Front-end developer I regularly work with CSS Sprites.

I often think about getting the exact background position values of the individual images that are present in a big sprite image from a developer perspective who does not have much proficiency in graphic tools like Adobe Photoshop/Gimp.

Sprite Cow helps you to get the background-position, width and height of individual images within a sprite image in a very simple manner. You can load your sprite image and then click on the individual image or select it based on your preference and the tool will do its magic.

Categories: CSS, Tools


January 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Most of us used to save web pages for later or offline reading. The problem with the saving a web page is you need to specify a location and most of the cases next time when you save another page the location may not be the same as the previous one. Saving and keeping those page in your PC can be difficult task (at least for me).

I have recently stumbled across an interesting Firefox extension called ScrapBook

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and manage the collection. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support.

We can save whatever page that we wish for later reading with this extension. The extension will save it and manage it. We don’t have to worry about other than clicking a menu item for saving the page.

Later you’ll get a list of the saved page (similar that of the bookmark listing) through a menu in the browser menu bar from which you can click on any item that you want to open. Also it supports a search feature through we can search for a particular item(s).

More details about this is available here.

Categories: Tools

File Encryption using AxCrypt

January 7, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve been searching for a small yet powerful file encryption tool for the last two days and finally laid my hands on AxCrypt

AxCrypt is free and easy to use open source strong file encryption for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/7, integrated with Windows Explorer. Encrypt, compress, decrypt, wipe, view and edit with a few mouse clicks. Cryptographic primitives are AES-128 and SHA-1.

Hope this tool will come handy for someone.

Categories: Tools