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Good links to start experimenting with lenses in minimum expense

April 26, 2013 Leave a comment

All below links will explain you how to build your own optical system in minimum expense and minimum effort without having theoretical knowledge of optics (Physics). It may be a good start to school students to wake up their interest in physics.

How to set up and focus Telescope – a beginner guide
How to turn a telescope into a microscope using a magnifying glass
Some easy ways to calculate focal length of a lens
Homemade cheap view finder for telescope

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amtyThumb is separated from amty thumb post

April 26, 2011 1 comment

Author of amty thumb recent is about to stop any longer support to his last plugin. Instead, He has separated images extraction and thumbnail generation portion. He has published a new wordpress plugin, say amtyThumb, which can help people to place thumbnail anywhere on his wordpress site/blog using short code or php function.


To fetch image from specific post. Resize to half.

[amtyThumbOnly percent=50 post_id=282]

To fetch image from current post. Resize by its width.(adjust height automatically)

[amtyThumbOnly width=50]

Resize an image instead of fetching it from any post.

[amtyThumbOnly image_url= percent=50]

Using PHP function instead of short code

amty_lead_img(width,height,1,image-url,percent,zoom or crop,post-id);


Some network doesn't allow images hosted on photobucket, imageshake, or youtube etc. You can use amtyThumb to display an image without resizing.


amty thumb demo screen shot

AmtyThumb Output

Visit author site for live examples


If you have any query about the plugin fill and submit the below form.

Amty Currency Font – A good replacement of currency images on any webpage

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment
amty Currency font character map

Currency symbols included in Amty Currency

Using font instead of images has many advantages. Like

  1. Font letters can be re-sized easily without losing sharpness.
  2. We can change foreground & background color of text.
  3. We can apply other text decoration to the font.
  4. Many letters(or symbols) are packed in a font.
  5. You can show a font character in any style instead of making new request for an image.
  6. You can use them to generate Captcha
  7. etc.

Amty Currency font is a very good replacement of images. This is open source (under GPL). And it is being used in many big organizations. It can be integrated easily using CSS.


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