I just started working on free image tools. I often have to quickly convert between various image formats and all online tools are filled with ads, popups and other crap. I decided to create my own online image tools. No ads, nonsense or garbage. Just tools. Press button, get image.

Here are first six tools:

https://www.browserling.com/tools/jpg-to-png - Convert JPEG images to PNG images
https://www.browserling.com/tools/png-to-jpg - Convert PNG images to JPEG images
https://www.browserling.com/tools/gif-to-png - Convert GIF images to PNG images
https://www.browserling.com/tools/gif-to-jpg - Convert GIF images to JPG images
https://www.browserling.com/tools/bmp-to-png - Convert BMP images to PNG images
https://www.browserling.com/tools/bmp-to-jpg - Convert BMP images to JPG images.

All these tools are written in Javascript. They work in modern browsers only as they're entirely client-side based. They work via hidden <canvas> and other modern Javascript trickery.

Coming up: resize image, crop image, compress image, png-to-gif, jpg-to-gif, and a new design for these tools.

All tools here: https://www.browserling.com/tools.

Follow me and @browserling for updates and until next time!

I just added a bunch more tools to Browserling's Developer Tools. There are now more than 80 tools.

I found that I was often googling for things like "json compress" or "url decode online" and I'd often end up on random garbage websites with ads and tools that don't work and that have tons of options that no one needs.

So I created my own tools and launched Browserling's Developer Tools. No ads, no garbage, no bloated dialogs, no useless check boxes. Just plain text tools all in one place with the same interface. Press button, get result.

See Announcing programmer tools and I've added another 13 web developer tools blog posts for a more detailed introduction.

Here are the latest tools I've added:

Here's what's coming next:

  • New design.
  • File uploading.
  • Image tools: png-to-jpg, jpg-to-png, image-resize, image-crop.

Follow me and @browserling for updates and until next time!

Earlier this year I started a new webcomic about programmers. It's been growing and I'm getting hundreds of thousands of views a month. Recently I started a new series of css jokes and they've really gone viral. Some of cartoons are getting 100k views alone. Here are the first five cartoons in the css puns series.


#europe .country {
  border: none;

Europe css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download


.ghost {
  color: white;
  opacity: 0.1;

Ghost css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download


#titanic {
  float: none;

Titanic css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download


.ninja {
  visibility: hidden;
  color: black;

Ninja css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download

Big Bang

#big-bang::before {
  content: "";

Big bang css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download

Pisa Tower

#pisa-tower {
  font-style: italic;

Pisa tower css joke at comic.browserling.com | One-click download

If you love these jokes, you can download the entire comic:

You can also follow Browserling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr.

Also check out comic's manual. It's the world's most over-engineered comic with an API.

Until next time!

June was a fantastic month for Browserling. I set a new visitor high as well as new customer high.

June 2016 was a new visitor high for Browserling. (Excludes webcomic traffic.)

I thought I'd document this event for great good. Up and to the right and until next time!

Six Years of BloggingToday is 9 years since I started this blog. Year 9 was super productive. I wrote 40 blog posts, gave Browserling a new look, took the company to the next level, launched web developer tools, launched a new webcomic about programmers, became hacker-in-residence at hackers/founders, wrote a ton of code and had a lot of fun.

In this post I'll quickly summarize last year's statistics. Here are links to previous years' stats: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 years of blogging.

Here's traffic statistics for Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016:

Statcounter traffic statistics for Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016.

My blog had 1.11 million visitors and 1.37 million page views. I wrote 40 blog posts. Here are the top 10 most read articles:

My personal favorites:

Goals for 10th blogging year:

  • Publish parts 6, 7, 8 of my favorite books.
  • Maintain 1 million visitors.
  • Keep building awesome stuff at Browserling.

Looking forward to a decade of blogging and until next time!