Dynamic PDF creation with PHP – Very Easy

November 22, 2007

FPDF is a PHP class which allows to create PDF files with PHP. The advantage is that PDFlib requires a fee for a commercial usage. F from FPDF stands for Free: So yu can use this class to generate PDFs for free and modify source code for your needs.

You must use this class if you want create PDF content directly from PHP to implement for example download of your site content in PDF dinamically. You can download it and see how it works in the sample code below.

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HowTo – Batch Image Resize on Linux

November 16, 2007

Suppose you want resize every your photos to put it on web. As you know, you can’t upload your photos on a webpage with the highest resolution because a web gallery became inaccesible and too slow to load. Suppose that you have a folder containing every photos of you holidays and you want resize it at 640 of width mantaining original aspect ratio. To make a resize there are many tools but I suggest a command line tool called “mogrify”. This tool will be installed with ImageMagick Libraries, so you have to install ImageMagick on you Linux.

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VirtualBox – Window XP virtualized in seamless modality on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10

October 24, 2007

This is a screenshot of seamless modality. Cool effect!

Ubuntu Gutsy - Windows XP - seamless

Often there are many people that would like to use Windows XP because many software are only for Windows. If you install Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 (Linux) and Windows XP in two divided partition you must reboot your system and choose every time a system to load when boot loader start up. There is a solution to make a unique desktop for both operating system: VirtualBox OSE in seamless modality. There are two version of VirtualBox: OSE and PE. OSE version is opensource, while PE version is free only for personal use. In this post we will use VirtualBox OSE. (more…)

How to make WEB2.0 mirrored text logo with InkScape

October 17, 2007

We have seen many blogs or website using the modern web2.0 style for text logos. It’s possible that a graphic designer says you that is impossible for a Linux Graphic Designer to make it. Do you remember: “Impossible Is Nothing” ?
Good! Now I can teach you how to make your web2.0 mirrored text logo for your blog or your personal website using the simply vector graphic tool “InkScape”. I hope that when you finish with this mini-tutorial you can say: “Linux Rocks!”

First Step – Open InkScape and using Text tool, you have to write your blog title. For Example I write: SMOKING LINUX.

You can see that I’ve used 2 colors for text, simply selecting part of text and click on desired color for it.
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