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iFriday: Geeky Web Trick

Tech Talk

Adobe Illustrator + Painter. Screenshot from BBEdit

Geeky Web Trick: Counting Your Comrades

Ever wonder how many other iFridaynistas there are out there, like you, toiling away their talent for intangible gain? If you've got a web editor like BBEdit or Dreamweaver, here's an easy way to find out:

  1. Click here
  2. On the left navigation column, right-click to "View Frame Source", save to your local desktop
  3. With your favorite web editor, open your local copy in "code view"
  4. Search for "img src="thumbs/" (this string is unique to each artist's thumbnail)
  5. Click "Find All"

That should do it! The search result should produce a line like "fooNUMBER occurances of "img src="thumbs/" found ..."! For an accurate assessment, do this late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Last time I tried, there were just over 500.


Comments So Far ...


Blogger JO says:

Great illo, I would be intimidated to try this. Computer illiterate that I am. Permanent Link

 

Blogger Tina Vaziri says:

Yay, I love coding, so therefore I love geekiness! Great illustration, it's perfectly laid out! Permanent Link

 

Blogger Twisselman says:

Yes, this is a geeky thing to do... geeky, but cool. The guy in the big horn-rimmed glasses seems to be enjoying it. You've put some good thought into this. I like the html-coded background, too. Permanent Link

 

Blogger Clau says:

Very nice illo!
Hehehe, Im too tempted to try it...maybe next time... Permanent Link

 

Blogger biteyourowntail says:

Like this illo, the html background is great. Shame I don't have a web editor :-/ Permanent Link

 

Blogger SLW says:

I love your use of text and the screen shot. Nice Illustration! Permanent Link

 

Blogger sdra says:

hello, thank you for your comment, we have similar blackgrounds, but yours seems much more dificult of resolving. Congratulation for your draw. Permanent Link

 

What the Heck is Illustration Friday?

Think of it as a voluntary, client-free playground for illustrators. A topic is posted every Friday morning. Participants from around the world create, post and share their interpretations.

No Client? Why Bother?

At this stage of my career, I need a weekly public exercise to draw anything at all.

Freshness Dating

Unless otherwise stated, my iFriday work is all-new, created soley for that week's theme. Other Freshness categories include:

  • Repurposed
    Old art, lifted straight from the archives with no current modifications
  • Refurbished
    Previously-viewed art, modified and enhanced for current times
  • Alt Theme
    Past iFriday themes, presented when I have nothing for the current week's theme

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