Monday, 24 April 2017

In Silence, Strength - Happy Fathers Day Card

In Silence, Strength - Happy Fathers Day Card
Eastern Calligraphic Following an eastern calligraphic style these pictograms signify "In Silence, Strength". Image code: eciss


Happy Father's Day! - Stellar Nursery Card

Happy Father's Day! - Stellar Nursery Card
Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series…


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Beach Huts - Father's Day fine art - Fishing Card

Beach Huts - Father's Day fine art - Fishing Card
Winter time at the pebble-beach seafront... A couple and young child are walking their dogs along the concert and above them, beach huts are arrayed with their shining faces…


Surreal Trees Father's Day fine art - Speedster! Card

Surreal Trees Father's Day fine art - Speedster! Card
A very unusual and surreal group of trees seem to be clawing their way over each other to the dramatic skies beyond. Surreal scenes like this hold tremendous appeal to many -…


Monday, 17 April 2017

Pathways - Father's Day fine art - Ice Hockey Card

Pathways - Father's Day fine art - Ice Hockey Card
A path through the fenced sand dunes of a coastal path. Maybe it's a baby buggy that has wheeled its tracks, leaving behind the echoes of laughter and glee at the end of a…


Pony - Father's Day fine art - Pool Card

Pony - Father's Day fine art - Pool Card
Benjy is of a miniature pony breed and is named after one of the Tors on Dartmoor. The curve of his neck and the way his mane flops over, still following the curve; its texture and…


Nifty Support Group on Facebook

I've just created a private Facebook Group for Nifty. It's for those who'd rather get support and discuss strategies and success stories out of the public view.

It's here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/581280082075739. Just go there and request to join.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Haystack - Father's Day fine art - Cyclist Card

Haystack - Father's Day fine art - Cyclist Card
A very Kubrick-esque image of fields near Stonehenge during hay making, reminiscent of the ubiquitous monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey.…


Timeless - Father's Day fine art Cycling Card

Timeless - Father's Day fine art Cycling Card
A pillar proudly stands on the shore in the calm before the gathering storm. Look at it standing steadfast against anything and everything, just as a Father does for his family.…


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Nifty tweak - help added to advanced section

While discussing various things with one of the Nifty guinea pigs, I was asked about pulling by department.

Well, that option's in the more options->advanced options section in Step 1. So I pointed her in the right dircection and casually added that there was a help button for it there.

After I sent the email, I was looking there and saw I'd forgotten to add help buttons for department and category numbers. Oops!

Now added :)

http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?mcslsh=advncd

Friday, 14 April 2017

Now exclude Zazzle-added product names from product titles in Nifty

This new addition is out now, here: Nifty Promo Control Panel.

The times to use it are when you use standard products in non-standard ways and the Zazzle-added product names mess up your titles.

For example, if you give a title of "Pink orchid wedding table cards" and use business cards to make them, then Zazzle will add one of several product name variations to the end. For this example, you might end up with "Pink orchid wedding table cards business cards".

Huh? What's that you say? Definitely a confusing effect on the reader!

By default, this is set on so that you do get the Zazzle-added names as usual. Remove the check-mark and they'll disappear. Here's where to find the new option:

http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?mcslsh=advncd


As you can see, it's an advanced option in Step 1.

You'll see the effect on the product titles displayed in the product grid at the bottom.

The only thing not being done in this update are the changes to the embed-code widgets in Step 2. Everything else in Step 2 is done; the slideshows and product grid sharers, individual product sharers and the nIFTTTy scheduler.

Not many will use this feature but it's essential to those who really do need it. Original idea from Swisstoons.

Give it a try here: Nifty Promo Control Panel.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Talking Heads, Counselor, metallic-effect Business Card


A welcoming logo for sensitive encounters



Talking Heads, Counselor, metallic-effect Business Card

Metallic series: A great generic business card template for a Counselor or Counseling service provider. Just upload your logo or use the image of the talking Heads provided. Then customise with your d...

-- click/tap to personalize and buy --

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Nifty request received - give a way to remove Zazzle-added product names

Browsing the Zazzle forums I saw this request "give a way to remove Zazzle-added product names" or words to that effect.

This need arises when you're designing a product so it's not about its intended purpose anymore. "Aqua beach wedding table cards" is a much, much better title than "Aqua beach wedding table cards business cards".

So I'm in the process of adding that functionality to all the tools in the Nifty tool suite. Good progress made, just doing some beta testing.

Expect a release later today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

nIFTTTy Share Scheduler now live!


Well, it was all a bit hectic but I'm pleased to say that the nIFTTTy Share Scheduler has now been released into the wild.

My "official" support page for it is on the Zazzle forum, here. Perfect for getting questions answered :)

Here's a video showing you how to use the nIFTTTy Share Scheduler to automatically post the products in a collection to an autopost blog.
  • It starts with setting up the products to work with - the collection
  • Next is setting up the posting schedule
  • Finally, it shows making the Applet in IFTTT (IfThisThenThat)

You also get to see the applet firing and the resulting blog post. All it assumes, if you want to follow along, is that you have an IFTTT account. Get one if you haven't, here.



Get over to Nifty to try it out after you've watched the vid!

Monday, 10 April 2017

The new nIFTTTy Scheduler is close to launch!

Zazzlers, I've been working on a new project to bring you scheduled posting / sharing of your store products.

The tool is called the nIFTTTy Scheduler and it's in beta test right now.

As you probably guessed from its name, it works in conjunction with IFTTT (IfThisThenThat)
I've just been doing the documentation for it - including how to set up your IFTTT applets to use with the nIFTTTy Scheduler.

The documentation is all linked in the bar at the top ^ - here's the link to the Product Sharer's doc.

Lots of screenshots!

Here's what the new tool looks like:



Watch this space for an announcement when it's released into the wild!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sharing your Zazzle collection by email

Why would you want to share by email using Nifty, rather than with Zazzle's own share-by-email facility?


When you share using Zazzle's share-by-email you get lots of extra stuff that just divides your customer's attention. What you want is for your customer to focus only on what you want to promote - and that's what you get with Nifty's share by email.

You also get a selection of layout styles to use with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 images catered for (see below).

Using Nifty to share by email

Now let's see how you use Nifty when you want to share a collection either to a customer or to an autopost blog.

First, set your collection in step 1:



Next, choose to share your collection by email:



Finally, choose the layout template you want to use:



Once you've chosen your template, make sure you give a title/subject line that will be used in your email and click the email button.

You'll then get a new window where you can provide a note that will sit above the images, hit send and you're done :)

You might like to send one to yourself, first, to make sure everything's as you'd want.

Try it out for yourself, here: http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html

Happy promoting / sharing!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Testing the new 6 horizontal layout for Nifty share-by-email

One large image on the left and right, sandwiching four smaller ones arranged in a square and rotated a little.


click/tap image to see full collection

Line of Sight themed black and white images

A selection from my black and white fine art collection, each featuring lead-in lines (implied or real)

click/tap image to see full collection

Testing the new 3 horizontal layout for Nifty share-by-email

One large image in the centre sandwiched by two smaller ones that have been rotated a little.

click/tap image to see full collection

Testing the new 7 square layout for Nifty share-by-email

Two large images next to each other on the first row, followed by four arranged in a square under the first and finally with a large image placed after them.


click/tap image to see full collection

Monday, 20 March 2017

Example of Nifty's Slider widget in action

One of the new widgets in Nifty is the Slider. So easy to make your own.
Check this out:


Make your own here.
Be aware, if pasting the widget code on Blogger, it'll look weird in compose mode - to see what it really looks like, preview or publish your post.