QR Codes

Designer QR Codes

Angry Birds QR code [image: Visualead]

In the article Color QR Codes Done Right, I’ve tried to convince you to create your color QR codes in a way that keeps them easily scannable. This week, I’ve discovered Visualead, a startup that is currently in Public Beta, that lets you combine any artwork with a QR code. Graphically, they have nailed it. They seem to have found out that…

Tom Fri, 10/12/2012 - 22:22


Color QR Codes Done Right

Examples of color QR codes that “fade to gray”

Color is a straightforward way to make those boring QR codes special. This seems to have caught on with quite a few people, as a quick Google image search reveals. But, there’s a problem. Deviating from the ideal black-and-white makes the QR code more difficult to scan. In this article, I show a way to…

Tom Tue, 02/14/2012 - 20:38
QR Codes

QR code structure

You have probably already encountered a few QR codes. These codes are becoming more and more common, and can be found on business cards, ads, historical buildings, T-shirts, etc. You're meant to scan them using your smartphone. They can contain all sorts of information, the most common being plain text, URLs, and contact information. The information is… [This article contains a demo in which you can create your own QR codes!]

Tom Tue, 10/25/2011 - 20:00