Free entertainment: Triangle startup offers custom jigsaw puzzle platform during COVID-19

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DURHAM – Fancy playing online jigsaw puzzles during COVID-19 lockdown? Well, you’re in luck.

Jigsaw Explorer, a popular website for playing online jigsaw puzzles based out of Durham, is now sharing its jigsaw puzzle platform for use on other websites due to increased demand. Visitors can now easily access the site to embed interactive jigsaw puzzles based on their own photos directly into their own web pages – for free.

“When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders started going into effect, especially here in the US, we suddenly started receiving requests from tourism sites, marketing agencies, museums, non-profits, government agencies, and other organizations all wanting to use our jigsaw puzzle platform to create their own jigsaw puzzles for their own websites,” said Jigsaw Explorer’s founder and owner, Bob Flora, in a statement.

“Our own website experienced a 60 percent surge in web traffic in just the first few weeks after the stay-at-home orders began, and it’s still increasing, so we know there is a lot of new demand for this type of entertainment.”

How to embed a custom jigsaw puzzle  is simple: visit Jigsaw Explorer’s custom jigsaw puzzle page where the website owner specifies the web address of the image to be used as the puzzle’s subject. After setting a few other optional values, a button click creates an HTML code snippet which the website owner can then embed into the HTML code of their own web page.

A custom puzzle link is also provided for those website owners who prefer their custom jigsaw puzzle be hosted at Jigsaw Explorer, rather than be embedded into their own sites.

Source: WRAL TechWire