Thursday, 29 June 2017

Working on the NiftyGridZ logo

I did have a placeholder logo for my new NiftyGridZ WordPress plugin until I could find the time to do a proper one. I spent a big chunk of today working on it. I like how it turned out...

Here it is:

http://niftytoolz.com/the-niftygridz-wordpress-plugin

What do you think?

find out more about NiftyGridZ here

Monday, 26 June 2017

Steampunk random character / role generator

I've had a lot of fun making a random character generator for the Steampunk subgenre over the last couple of days.

If you've loved films like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Wild Wild West (Will Smith) and Van Helsing, then you'll be able to picture the Steampunk theme.

Imagine art deco, steam-driven machines, lots of cogs, wheels and valves; bodices, tophats, goggles, waistcoats and sweeping vicorian dresses, cut for an active adventuress. Yup, that's steampunk!

The character names and occupations come from those who are found in the steam-filled, darkened alleyways and drawing rooms across Victorian London and beyond. Names to conjure with, right from the pages of the best stories yet to be written.

Here's a screenshot of it - click to try for yourself! Which name and occupation is your favourite?

http://niftytoolz.com/collections-steampunk?pqs=&psc=collections%2f119846048880064258&ppg=1&pps=80&pst=&psd=&pdp=&pcg=&pbg=ffffff&ptc=ngrdzwp_stmpchgen_collections_119846048880064258&ppm=&gsm=price&gsd=pulledorder&zutp0n=text0&zutp0v=FKF&zutp1n=text1&zutp1v=Marquis%0AFrederick%20Keoch%20Fowler&zutp2n=text2&zutp2v=Wandering%20Sprocketsmith%20Gadgeteer

* made with NiftyGridZ

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A bit of Boudoir and Bath promo fun

I've now started the little bit of promo fun I promised to people taking part in my curated Boudoir and Bath collection project.
http://niftytoolz.com/collections-store-boudoir-and-bath

I'm pinning a couple each day from each collection to my Boudoir and Bath Pinterest board.

Now that's all going smoothly ahead I can start work on my next. Monogram Girl About Town will showcase coordinated fashion accessories from the wonderful independent artisits on Zazzle. It's a work in progress while I track down suitable collections meeting your high quality design expectations but still worth a quick look.


Want yours included?

If you're a Zazzler with a suitable collection - or you want to make one - just make sure you use template text for the visitors' initial(s). As long as your designs use text0 or text1 (as the "URL Parameter name") then all will be well. One or the other, but not both.



So if you've got one you think is good for it, drop off a reply with a link in the comments and I'll take a look. Thanks!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Improvements to the NiftyGridZ WordPress plugin continue

I've now added options that let you sort the product grid after its contents have been pulled from Zazzle.

See the official blog for more.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Boudoir and Bath collection promo fun - development

I'm in the middle of working out details of a fun promo project for a planned Boudoir and Bath collections storefront.

I've built the placeholder storefront using my own collections to flesh it out for now, as you'll see if you follow the link above.

If it's more than a week or so since this post, it might even be the real one by then. It all depends on if/how quickly designers over at Zazzle agree to take part.

For the curious, the grid is created by my NiftyGridZ WordPress plugin, the rest of the page is hand-crafted.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

NiftyToolZ ready for launch...

I'm just waiting on a domain name to finish being set up and then I'll be officially launching the new NiftyGirdZ Wordpress plugin.

[sitting twiddling thumbs]

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

NiftyGridZ Shortcode builder tool

Shortcode-with-options Builder

I've just added a helper page for building a NiftyGridZ shortcode with the options you set up.

http://www.kdl.to/niftygridz-shortcode-builder.html


You can use it here - and what's cool, you can save your settings via its bookmark link (My Shortcode Settings).
I've given a link to it in the Nifty Control Panel, in Step 2.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

New WordPress Plugin from the NiftyToolZ range


Over the last month I've been working on my first WordPress Plugin, the first dedicated support for WordPress sites in my NiftyToolZ range.

It's nearly ready for release and I'm just polishing all the supporting stuff (installation instructions, screenshots etc).

I've prepared two versions: a free and a premium one.
The only difference between the free and paid-for license is that in the free one, all links use my referral id.

This is cool...

There's a couple of cool benefits to the way the licenses work.
  • If you start on a free one and decide to go for a paid license, all links in previous posts will stop using my referral id and start using yours right away!
  • If you don't want to renew your paid-for license, that's ok. Everything will still work but links will revert to using my referral id.
  • If you let your license expire and then decide later to pay for another license period, once more all links in pre-exisiting posts will go back to your referral id.
I've designed it this way so you're never locked in to anything and are free to pay or not pay as your circumstances dictate.

Get the free one...

Details of how to get the free one will be in the next issue of my Zazzle Tools and Tips newletter. If you don't want to miss out on this fabulous free WordPress plugin, sign up right away. The next issue is due out imminently!

Sign up here


Dive right in...

If you want to get the premium version, which uses your referral (associate) id in all links instead of mine, choose your license here

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sampler of products using fine art photography

click to personalize and buy

Lakes Edge Abstract Tranquility Jigsaw Puzzle
Dreamy Moments series: An almost abstract picture of a partially sunken branch a...
Agapanthus, African Lily - In Deepest Sympathy Card
Floral series Featuring a beautiful agapanthus - which literally means the love ...
You Lift My Spirits, Fine Art Photograph Postcard
Inspirational series: A fine art take on hot air balloons soaring into a dramati...
Above The Chapel Altar - Happy Anniversay Darling Card
Faith series: A fine art greetings card presented in black and white showing the...
A Walk In The Park - Good Luck with your Surgery Card
English Scenes series An artistic photo showing a tree-lined walk in the grounds...
Fencing In The Dunes blank notelet / card
Dreamy Moments series: The photograph is a picture of a path picking its way thr...
Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian, Scotland Magnet
Scottish Scenes series: A great gift featuring a photo of Dalhousie Castle, once...
Fine Art Pony Head and Mane on metallic-effect Business Card
Metallic series A great generic business card template. Just upload your logo or...
Sleepy Puppy - Missing You Card
Animals and Pets series: A cute picture that anyone who adores Pomeranians will ...
Vintage Fordson Tractor, Bredbury Hall Postcard
A picture of a vintage Fordson Tractor seeing out its days and beautifully prese...