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Excerpt: Bill Zeller created a very cool web application that creates blog stickers with any text and colors you want, so I put together a user interface to it. Read the whole article…

May 22, 2003 8:38 AM

A great color picker in DHTML is ColorMatch, found at

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May 22, 2003 8:53 AM

Button Updates

Excerpt: Minimal Verbosity put together a fun PHP hack that will let you make your own buttons on the fly. The...

May 22, 2003 2:08 PM

Doesn't seem to work in Opera... had to cut/paste the URL into IE for it to go

May 22, 2003 2:43 PM

Doesn't work in Mozilla either. I can't run IE so I don't get to play.

Adam Kalsey
May 22, 2003 3:17 PM

It's workiing in Mozilla 1.3 and Opera 7.1 on Windows for me. Are you getting any errors? What isn't working.

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May 22, 2003 4:59 PM

button in cheek

Excerpt: Please see this entry at…mucho clever. Blogging community self-deprecation is a good and noble thing. I have been restraining myself on these buttons, only having two at the moment :) … but I’ll add a couple more.̷...

Eric Meyer
May 23, 2003 8:28 AM

Excellent tool! If you want, you can use the color-palette script I wrote for . If not, there should be plenty more out there.

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May 23, 2003 5:22 PM

Those nifty buttons

Excerpt: If you didn't steal any of those nice-looking buttons, go and make 'em. Coding by Bill Zeller and GUI...

Chris Pirillo
May 27, 2003 7:19 PM

Nice, but I think this is the future: I've already employed 'em.

May 29, 2003 12:27 AM

Exactly what we were looking for. Thanks.

May 29, 2003 11:13 AM

It shows how much fun you can have with so little. What a blast!

June 2, 2003 9:59 PM

The left box text alignment wouldn't work for me in IE 6.

June 13, 2003 3:04 PM

Read my post in todays blog.

June 20, 2003 11:03 AM

Tried to make the button longer, to accomodate a longer blog name, but no such luck. Is there a way to make it longer? Other than that, I love it.

Fred Grott
June 23, 2003 11:16 AM

another color picker can be found at very nice

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July 6, 2003 7:36 AM

buttony goodness

Excerpt: If you've noticed on the mockup, I use a series of buttons from a collection entitled "Steal These Buttons". These...

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July 22, 2003 10:21 PM

4096 Color Wheel

Excerpt: I've been looking for a nice 4096 color picker forever. Yesterday I found one by D10n, somone who is long 404, which was close to what I wanted. Unfortunately it didn't work in Mozilla or Mac IE, which meant it...

July 31, 2003 7:51 PM

August 17, 2003 10:43 AM

This might be a stupid question, but in order to create one of these stickers with an image in the left box, would I just need to create a button with a blank left box, then add the image via Photoshop?

Adam Kalsey
August 17, 2003 12:47 PM

You could do that, or simply make the whole button in Photoshop. The font used is Jason Kottke's freeware Silkscreen from

September 5, 2003 8:04 PM

I can't use any words with ...

October 31, 2003 2:04 PM

German chars don't work!

Marvin Rouge
November 20, 2003 6:48 AM

it seems that the bill zeller site is very often down for bandwith exceed so your user interface does not work. Why wouldn't you import the script so it will consume your bandwith ?

January 6, 2005 7:12 AM

thanks for the button maker.. now i have my own button.. hehe..

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August 30, 2005 9:01 PM

Auto generate buttons

Excerpt: Adam Kelsey created a web friendly user interface, using the coding of Bill Zeller, to easily make blog stickers (buttons) with your web browser. This is a very simple and quick program, suitable for those who don’t have photoshop or the like. Here ...

Rolando Garza
March 9, 2006 12:43 AM

Hello Adam. I was wondering if you had your own button with which I could link to you? Btw, I'm now officially an 80x15 button addict. Thanks for such a great UI.

Paul J
April 11, 2006 2:22 PM

ok, so I made the button, how do I Download it to my site?

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