conversion site

I wrote a little unit conversion prog in php , and I got to thinking.
What if I made a site that’s theme is converting things? File
conversions, measurement unit conversions, font conversions: conversion
utilities of all types. What do you think? I know I would probably go to
a site like that.

Re: conversion site

I would also. I find myself looking for a conversion from measurements, hard
drive space, metric to non-metric, and other conversions all the time.

I say go for it :slight_smile:


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“Ned Wolfenbarger” <nwolfenbarger@las.yesco.com> wrote in message
news:Xns92659D1EA461Dnwolfenbargerlasyesc@64.23.60.23
> I wrote a little unit conversion prog in php , and I got to thinking.
> What if I made a site that’s theme is converting things? File
> conversions, measurement unit conversions, font conversions: conversion
> utilities of all types. What do you think? I know I would probably go to
> a site like that.

Re: conversion site

I’d be very careful about offering font conversion, since most fonts are
considered proprietary software owned by the foundry that created them. If
you have a font converting utility to offer as download, then you can let
your visitors worry about the legal implications.

Ned Wolfenbarger wrote:

> I wrote a little unit conversion prog in php , and I got to thinking.
> What if I made a site that’s theme is converting things? File
> conversions, measurement unit conversions, font conversions: conversion
> utilities of all types. What do you think? I know I would probably go to
> a site like that.

Re: conversion site

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ has something similar.

Ned Wolfenbarger wrote:

> I wrote a little unit conversion prog in php , and I got to thinking.
> What if I made a site that’s theme is converting things? File
> conversions, measurement unit conversions, font conversions: conversion
> utilities of all types. What do you think? I know I would probably go to
> a site like that.

Re: conversion site

Bill <bill@stitchandprint.com> wrote in
news:3D5445A0.DF7CB5EA@stitchandprint.com:

> I’d be very careful about offering font conversion, since most fonts
> are considered proprietary software owned by the foundry that created
> them. If you have a font converting utility to offer as download,
> then you can let your visitors worry about the legal implications.
>
good point

Re: conversion site

Bill <bill@stitchandprint.com> wrote in news:3D544651.4C064A06
@stitchandprint.com:

> http://www.onlineconversion.com/ has something similar.
>

Yeah, I found that site when I googled for potential competition. The
site, though fine, is much more narrow than I am envisioning. I like my
converter a lot more, too.

Re: conversion site

Ned Wolfenbarger wrote
> Yeah, I found that site when I googled for potential competition. The
> site, though fine, is much more narrow than I am envisioning. I like my
> converter a lot more, too.

It doesn’t have a black background, right?

Hmm. Speaking of remembering the old days (in the other thread), does anyone
remember the black background flame wars? Every time someone posted the URL
of a site with a black background it would start up again.

Re: conversion site

Yeah I would go to it. I use a metric to standard conversion page daily. It
is not very user friendly.


Tom B.

“Ned Wolfenbarger” <nwolfenbarger@las.yesco.com> wrote in message
news:Xns92659D1EA461Dnwolfenbargerlasyesc@64.23.60.23
> I wrote a little unit conversion prog in php , and I got to thinking.
> What if I made a site that’s theme is converting things? File
> conversions, measurement unit conversions, font conversions: conversion
> utilities of all types. What do you think? I know I would probably go to
> a site like that.

Re: conversion site

“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in
news:aj1iec$87h$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com:

> Ned Wolfenbarger wrote
>> Yeah, I found that site when I googled for potential competition. The
>> site, though fine, is much more narrow than I am envisioning. I like
>> my converter a lot more, too.
>
> It doesn’t have a black background, right?

I always program without regard to sylistic choices. I’ll worry about it
after it’s all polished up. I can’t imagine it having a black background
though.

Re: conversion site

“Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in
news:aj1q4h$hrk$1@www.darklock.com:

> Yeah I would go to it. I use a metric to standard conversion page
> daily. It is not very user friendly.
>
Well, if you would like to use the test site while I play with it, feel
free:

http://tinyurl.com/zvo

I’m not making any promises about its user-friendliness though. It’s very
much in the beginning stage.

Re: conversion site

Very cool! Looks like a very useful site.

Ned Wolfenbarger wrote:

> “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in
> news:aj1q4h$hrk$1@www.darklock.com:
>
> > Yeah I would go to it. I use a metric to standard conversion page
> > daily. It is not very user friendly.
> >
> Well, if you would like to use the test site while I play with it, feel
> free:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/zvo
>
> I’m not making any promises about its user-friendliness though. It’s very
> much in the beginning stage.

Re: conversion site

Cool. I think I like. :slight_smile:


Tom B.

“Ned Wolfenbarger” <nwolfenbarger@las.yesco.com> wrote in message
news:Xns926865B6032E5nwolfenbargerlasyesc@64.23.60.23
> “Tom B.” <dbryant1@sport.rr.com> wrote in
> news:aj1q4h$hrk$1@www.darklock.com:
>
> > Yeah I would go to it. I use a metric to standard conversion page
> > daily. It is not very user friendly.
> >
> Well, if you would like to use the test site while I play with it, feel
> free:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/zvo
>
> I’m not making any promises about its user-friendliness though. It’s very
> much in the beginning stage.