The difference between “domain name registration” & “web hosting”

“Domain Names” and “Web Hosting” are two terms commonly used in discussions about creating a new website.

A “Domain Name” is the name of your website. It often ends with “.com”, and it’s what you’d type into an internet browser to navigate to your website (for example, A domain name may also be referred to as an “Address”, “Web Address”, or “URL”. Read more

VLC Media Player: Compatible. Flexible. Awesome.

If you’ve been using computers as long as we have, then you too have felt the inconvenient struggle to try and play a music or video file that produces nothing but playback or file-type errors. Oh, you wanted to listen to that new Drake album or watch Star Wars on Blu-ray while you should be working? Nope! Your default media player says no 🙁

For those times that stuff just doesn’t work the way it should, give VLC a shot before heading back to Netflix. VLC Player is a free and flexible program that loads fast, and plays all types of multimedia formats without needing to download codecs or plugins! It will recognize original and burned CD’s, DVD’s and Blu-Ray’s, and runs on all platforms including Windows, MAC OS X and more.

You can also customize VLC with all kinds of skins and extensions to make it even more awesome and unique to your personal preferences. Check out and start using VLC today!

Instantly discover the perfect color schemes & combinations

Discover the Perfect Color Schemes & Combinations for your painting or design project, with

Coolors is a beautiful and easy to use website that performs one amazing function with the click of a button. You choose a starting color, or group of colors, and every time you click the spacebar it will generate new colors that match well with your starting color!

You can even control certain details like the shade, hue, saturation and brightness, allowing you to generate countless color combos for you to choose from. There do exist other free website with color generators, but we at Brainy Beaver have found to be the most fun and visually pleasing to use.
Visit today, view the brief tutorial and start generating!

Brainy Beaver’s Computer Matchmaking Service

Let Brainy Beaver identify your needs (and budget), then find the best deal for you!

If you’ve been shopping for a new computer, you may have noticed that the options are a bit confusing and at times overwhelming. The stores and brands to choose from are virtually endless! Let Brainy Beaver identify your needs (and budget), then find the best deal for you.

We’ve helped lots of people find a computer they can truly love and rely on. We know where to look, which retailers to avoid, and what to look for in a good PC deal. We make no profit from your purchase, we’re just here to help steer you toward the perfect PC for you. 🙂

We’ll check the top retailers (Best Buy, Staples, Dell, Newegg, etc.), as well as our own trusted resources, to find the best-priced products that completely match your needs. You’ll receive a report of your top five matches, including the direct web link or physical address to purchase them.

This service is available now for just $19.99. Want it for free? Schedule an in-home setup for your new computer ($179) and we’ll waive your matchmaker fee.

Let a Brainy Beaver computer expert visit your home (or office) to: Unbox your PC and get it online, install your (printer, speakers, and USB devices), transfer data from your old PC, install your favorite programs, install software updates, install antivirus/security software, optimize your internet browser, remove bloatware, and set up a regular data backup.

Contact a Brainy Beaver matchmaker for more information!

Compress Large Images To Send Them Easier & Make Your Website Load Faster

Image compression is an often overlooked task, but it’s an easy and effective way to reduce file size, and keep websites running smoothly.

This website allows you to upload any image in PNG or JPEG format, and it will instantly compress them down to a fraction of their original size. This is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used on their website, or installs as WordPress plugin directly on your site.

“TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!”

Why is this so awesome? The next time you need e-mail or upload an image(s) to someone, and you get a “file size is too large” error, you’ll be glad to have TinyPNG! As website developers, we use TinyPNG constantly to decrease the size of images to make websites load faster and improve SEO.

The best part of this tool is that the difference in quality / sharpness in the images is negligible or non-existent, so using it is a no-brainer! Use it to conserve storage space, send images faster and help your website load quicker.

Also, check out the brand new service they offer at that actually analyzes your website and lets you know which images need to be optimized! This makes the process of speeding up your site even easier and faster. Thanks to for all their hard work and useful services!

Identify The Dominant Pantone Colors In Your Image And Match Them With The Perfect Palette

Instantly Identify the dominant Pantone colors in your image and match them with the Perfect Palette at is a useful tool that allows you to identify the most dominant Pantone colors in any image. Just upload any image, and the site will scan and identify the dominant colors in your image.

And to make it even more useful, it will also show you related colors that would match well with them! We’re not exactly sure what you’ll need this site for, but we know when you do you’ll be glad to have it 😉