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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 10:43 am on August 24, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , jquery, , ,   

    Today’s read: Useful jQuery Function Demos For Your Projects 

    Smashing Magazine

    This one is a real good one. This article from Smashing Magazine gives you a very high level view of what jQuery can do. A real good starter for those who want to try out the possibilities of jQuery in their projects.

    Every aspiring Web developer should know about the power of JavaScript and how it can be used to enhance the ways in which people see and interact with Web pages. Fortunately, to help us be more productive, we can use the power of JavaScript libraries, and in this article we will take a good look at jQuery in action.

    Source: Smashing Magazine / Useful jQuery Function Demos For Your Projects

    Have a good read and make your hands dirty.

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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 6:11 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , readability, , , ,   

    Today’s read: 16 Pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake. 

    Smashin Magazine

    16 Pixels For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake

    A very good article on why we should keep bigger (and better) font sizes. I totally agree with the author. I hate the small font size Facebook uses. That gives me a bad head ache and I always use the browser zoom for better readability.

    I know what you’re thinking. “Did he just say 16 pixels? For body copy? Obnoxiously big! 12 pixels is ideal for most websites.”

    I’d like to persuade you otherwise.

    Have a nice read.

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 11:44 am on December 14, 2010 Permalink |
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    Today’s read: What to do when your website goes down? 

    Smashin Magazine

    What to do when your website goes down? is an awesome post, trust me. Perhaps one of the most useful one, that can help anyone.

    Have you ever heard a colleague answer the phone like this: “Good afterno… Yes… What? Completely?… When did it go down?… Really, that long?… We’ll look into it right away… Yes, I understand… Of course… Okay, speak to you soon… Bye.” The call may have been followed by some cheesy ’80s rock ballad coming from the speaker phone, interrupted by “Thank you for holding. You are now caller number 126 in the queue.” That’s your boss calling the hosting company’s 24 hour “technical support” line.

    An important website has gone down, and sooner or later, heads will turn to the Web development corner of the office, where you are sitting quietly, minding your own business, regretting that you ever mentioned “Linux” on your CV. You need to take action. Your company needs you. Your client needs you. Here’s what to do.

    Source: Smashing Magazine

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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:29 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink |
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    Today’s read – How To Build A Mobile Website 

    This one is really helpful. How To Build A Mobile Website. This article talks about the stylesheets, mobile stylesheets, customizing them, how to reduce the bandwidth usage and handling iPad/iPhone.

    Over the past few years, mobile web usage has considerably increased to the point that web developers and designers can no longer afford to ignore it. In wealthy countries, the shift is being fueled by faster mobile broadband connections and cheaper data service.  However, a large increase has also been seen in developing nations where people have skipped over buying PCs and gone straight to mobile.

    Unfortunately, the mobile arena introduces a layer of complexity that can be difficult for developers to accommodate.  Mobile development is more than cross-browser, it should be cross-platform.  The vast number of mobile devices makes thorough testing a practical impossibility, leaving developers nostalgic for the days when they only had to support legacy browsers.

    Source: Smashing Magazine

    Read the article

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:29 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: article, beta, , , , ,   

    Today’s read: IE9 Review 


    I am a big Microsoft fan, though I work in open-source. Every time when they come up with  a new product or a major upgrade, I keep my fingers crossed. Reasons are pretty obvious. Today I got a chance to read an article on IE9 – Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and Benchmarked – and I’m pretty much happy with the progress they made.

    Microsoft is making some bold claims with the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta. They explain that other browsers, unlike IE9 Beta, only use 10% of your PC’s capabilities; they show how websites will be streamlined and work faster by taking advantage of your graphics processing unit (GPU), and how a range of new features will provide a richer experience when combined with Windows 7. Today, we will be looking at what new features IE9 Beta has to offer, and how it performs when bench-marked against Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

    Read the article

    Read more: Internet Explorer, IE9 Test drive, Beauty of the web

     
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