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noname [PersonRank 4]

Monday, May 15, 2006
14 years ago6,030 views

does not support international (utf-8) chars :-(

Eric F. [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

This is great! Thanks for making such a cool toy...I am going to use a pic later in a post about gaxed. What about adding in some famous scenes?

Pip [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

Big fun! Nice Tool! Go ahead!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> does not support international (utf-8) chars :-(

Noname, yes the thing is that I had to create every letter... so I restricted this to an ASCII alphabet...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Nice , that you launched!!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

lol
look what i did:


img475.imageshack.us/my.php?im ...

Joe [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

the text box is slloooooooowwwwwwwww

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> the text box is slloooooooowwwwwwwww

Really? What exactly is slow for you?

Luca [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

great "tools" , :-)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah..
its veryyy slow..
but my computer is p3 so its kinda normal

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I would like the text to remain in the textbox after I have submitted it. That way I can easily try my phrase out on the other pictures too.

FF 1.5.0.3 it doesn't.

Otherwise – nice tool!

Utills [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Can you keep the value of the drop down box persistent across different screens. So if I click "Blue Screen" for example the combo box starts off as "Blue Screen".

Hmmm [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Thats pretty lame... Put your message on something REAL.
Like these LED signs... led-live.com

tutchiio [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

maybe you can keep a list of links to those message generators posted on gb like bokstavskex.framtid.nu/agi.asp and atom.smasher.org/construction/ :D

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Part of the heavy caching (and the URL rewriting) was that I don't poll the database so at the time you see the image, the script doesn't even know what value you chose in the box/ what value you typed. I know it's a bit of a bugger and I might find a way to change this. (I could use cookies for starters, but wasn't sure it's good that you as image creator would then not be able to judge what the page looks like for others...)

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Well,
   If it changes anything.... I vote persistence :)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Instead of doing this application on the server using GD, could it be done on the client by downloading a webpage with custom-generated javascript, plus the static image and static images for the letters A-Z.

The composite image could then be assembled at the browser end.

Hmm. Maybe I should have patented this!

jon [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

i had one technical question:
how did you create a random set of numbers and letters (without having repeated sets) as you did on the premenet link part. i've been looking for one but none have satisfied what i needed.
i'd apreciate it.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is great! Any way to enter multi-line text (e.g. onto the protest banner)?

Joe [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

>> the text box is slloooooooowwwwwwwww

>Really? What exactly is slow for you?

hmm, well it seems to be fine now. I tried it earlier at work in FF 1.5/Win2k and the text box felt like the entire page reloaded everytime i typed a letter. There was in general just a whole lot of page flicker.
But at home now in FF1.5/OSX, it works fine and fast!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> I tried it earlier at work in FF 1.5/Win2k and the text
> box felt like the entire page reloaded everytime i typed
> a letter. There was in general just a whole lot of page
> flicker.

That might have been something with your browser, or something with the Google AdSense on the page – otherwise Gaxed.com doesn't include any JavaScript or anything that could be triggered while typing. The only special thing I'm doing otherwise is having some opacity on the input box, but I don't think that could be the reason... but of course, everything's possible.

jon [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

found it...
i'm very dumb :)

yhancik [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

the neon one is the BEST!

good work

justinf [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah – the neon one is very cool.

great work all round! lots of fun.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> The composite image could then be assembled at the browser end.

Yes, that could be done, but the big downside is that you can't right-click the image to save... you'd need to make a screenshot. That was the reason I didn't do this.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Did the hordes Tear you down Philipp ?? :)_

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I was amazed at the traffic, but my server didn't went down, tho it was heavily stressed... 373,000 page impressions to Gaxed from Monday – Wednesday, and around 100,000 image messages created from Monday – now.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This server might be slow lately due to Gaxed.com, unfortunately.

Pip [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

Once again, nice tool. You made it to SP-ON "Ehrensenf": spiegel.de/netzwelt/ehrensenf/ ... congratulations Philipp!

SPAZ [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Largest collection of image/sign generators on CustomSignGenerator.com ;)

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