Dynamic Images - changing images from CSS


I just launched a new rails app that might just save you some dealing
vector-based graphics. Well for now it only does simple gradients and
corners, but I’ve still found it useful.

Basically, instead of generating the image in Photoshop/GIMP and then
referencing that file in your CSS/HTML, you just put the parameters in
url and the images are generated for you. A quick find and replace can
change your color scheme without needing to go back to Photoshop/GIMP.

If you are interested, check out http://www.thoughtless.ca or skip right
the examples here http://www.thoughtless.ca/pages/api

You will need to send me an email if you want to sign up. I think it is
safer to start with a small beta.

Note: pretty much everyone on this mailing list is smart enough to
the access_key, so that you don’t have to sign up for the beta. I am
going to ask that you please not do it. I will be fixing that soon, but
the meantime it isn’t a serious security hole so I’m just going to ask
everyone to be nice. If you want to try it just send me a note, and I’ll
you up.

I am really looking forward to hearing what you think.

Paul Cortens