Base64 to Image Converter

I’ve created many tools in the past, but usually they are customized for a specific web site and specific purpose, so I don’t bother adding them to this page. This tool, though, could be useful to others. The reason I created this is because I was using Grey Wyvern’s “Binary File to Base64 Encoder/Translator” to convert images into base64 encoding. There were a few times, though, where I had the base64 code and I wanted the original file back. So, without further jibber-jabber, here it is:

Binary to Image Converter Screenshot

Outlook 07/10 HTML Email Rending Problem

HTML emails in Outlook 07/10 don’t render background images. Thanks for the fix, Brian Thies! http://www.campaignmonitor.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=3862

So it’s getting around the Web quite a bit lately that Outlook 2007 and 2010 no longer render HTML emails properly. Outlook 07 LogoThe biggest issue relates to background images. At MAF (www.maf.org) where I work, I create the marketing emails that go out. I only realized this issue about a month ago because I was using Microsoft Entourage 2004 (Outlook for Mac) and it works fine. I have since installed Outlook ’07 for testing purposes and have had a major headache getting it to render the emails properly.

As I usually do, I asked Google to help me solve the problem and I eventually found this post by Brian Thies on the Campaign Monitor forum: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=3862. I tried his suggestion and it worked great!

Since I found something that might be useful for someone else, I wanted to post the link here, just in case it could help someone else.

Color Scheme Designer

I downloaded the theme for this blog (called DeepBlue) from AliveThemes.com. Since I don’t really like to use themes that I didn’t create, I decided to at least change it to fit a color scheme that I like better. I found a great web site for picking color schemes, so thought I’d share it: www.colorschemedesigner.com. Here’s a screenshot of the site:

colorschemedesigner.com
colorschemedesigner.com