A fun video to introduce you to fydoTiles!
Anatomy of a fydoTile
Things to do while participating in a quilt
- Read the description of the quilt to see if there are any palette restrictions or themes to follow
- Draw your tile within the transparent area of your checked out tile (any changes you make to your neighbour's borders will be discarded by the system)
- Create only original art (cutting and pasting from others is generally frowned upon)
- Leave a fun, interesting (and usable!) edge for your neighbours
- If you're given a bad pattern or something odd in your checkout tile, don't continue it. Try to be creative and incorporate it into your work
See something in the border that you recognise? If you like it, try to continue it rather than make something surreal/weird/funny.
The tilers next to you will enjoy knowing they gave sufficient clues to allow you to continue it, and it gives the quilt an overall better feeling of continuity.
- Use a brush tool or pixel tool to blend (not smudge!) the edges of your tile with the existing edges of your neighbours to create a wonderful, seamless image
- Remember that the website will show the author's name so there's no need to sign your name on your tile
- Check your tile in before your check-in deadline (but if you need more time, you can extend!)
- Link to your tile once it has been made visible! Everyone will want to see it! Social media, blog, etc
fydoTiles is heavily inspired by the iCE.org
collaborative art website and the now-defunct OnlineQuilt.net collaborative art website.
While fydoTiles is solely created and maintained by me (fydo
), I would like to thank the following people for feedback and assistance during on-going development:
All individual tiles retain their copyright to their original creators.
By uploading your art to this website, you give me permission to do the following:
- Republish your art on this website
- Create derivative works of your art for the purposes of generating check-out tiles for other users
- Include your art within a joint work (the overall "quilt" image) and licensing them as outlined below
All full quilt images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
. The acceptable method of attribution is a full listing of each contributor's name, each of which can either be their legal name (which I do not have), their fydoTiles username or their Twitter handle. You can find such a list at the bottom of every quilt detail page on this website.
Additionally, all LumpyTouch community quilt images (Lumpy Weekly and Lumpy Monthly) are permitted to be used commercially by LumpyTouch only.
fydoTiles respects your right to be forgotten, and while I currently don't have an automated process to remove/delete users, if you wish to delete your account please contact me either via twitter message or e-mail
fydoTiles uses a single PHP session cookie to track your login (so you don't need to sign in again every time you use the website)
This cookie is not used outside of fydoTiles whatsoever and is set to expire one month after you sign in.
fydoTiles uses Google Sign-In for authentication and Google provides me with several fields regarding your Google account. However I only store these fields as outlined in this table:
|Unique Sign-In ID||Yes||Yes (this ID only works on fydoTiles)
|Profile Image URL||Yes||Yes (but I currently don't use this for anything)