So, we go to see a movie the other day, and as I'm walking past the movie's poster, I notice in the bottom left, beside the release date, a square. The square has a smaller square in three of the corners and is filled with what looks like static.
What's the point of all this?
In case you didn't notice, we're living in the future.
This icon is called a QR code. There's a bunch of different standards, and other companies are trying to develop their own. Basically, they store data. Not a lot, but enough.
If you have a smartphone like an Android, Blackberry or an iPhone, (or even a computer with a webcam) you can get QR readers that take a snapshot and translate the icon into whatever it contains. (Plain text, websites, email, contacts, events, map locations, etc) Google Goggles is probably the best I've come across, and even the iPhone can use it.
QR Stuff.com's to create mine.
So what's the big deal?
People are using these as business cards, email signatures, name tags and even this. If you open up a recent DELL laptop, almost everything inside has a tiny QR sticker. Imagine using one as a watermark or a tag on all your art? I've thrown it on this website as a quick way for someone who wants to browse over on their phone. There are plenty of applications, and this is another way for me to strengthen this sites digital presence.
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You can replace "top" with "bottom" and "left" with "right". The #px is the distance from the edge.
And now, I'll leave you with this:
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