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

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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:29 pm on November 4, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , Design, , ,   

    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 12:16 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: apple, , bing, , cell phone, Design, fastcodesign.com, , , , iloveny.com, market share, , pilothandwriting.com, , search engine, skype, smashin magazine, , today's read,   

    Today’s read: Various ! 

    It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I was kinda busy with so many things and that made me to stay away from writing for these many days.

    Today I’ve found a few articles in fastcompany.com (via twitter), fastcodesign.com & Smashing Magazine. And I’m really surprised by some of the facts which I found and some facts are really cool.

    1. You Can’t Appreciate How Completely Apple Has Humiliated The Cellphone Industry Until You See These Charts (Article page)
    This really surprised me. This article talks about how Apple rules the cell phone industry in terms of the profit they make even though they sell only 3% of the handsets! Don’t miss the charts in that page. They tell lot of stories.

    2. Google Steals Ideas From Bing, Bing Steals Market Share From Google (Article page)
    This made me happy. I am a big Microsoft fan though I work most on open source ! And I am really happy with the way how Bing works for them.

    3. Create a Font From Your Own Handwriting (Article page)
    This is what the article says !

    If you’re nostalgic for the days of long, handwritten letters, Pilot Pens has unveiled a new Web-based app that’s perfect for you: PilotHandwriting.com will turn your handwriting into your very own digital font, which you can then use in a letter to someone.

    Source: fastcodesign.com

    4. Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites (Article page)
    The article talks more about the branding guidelines, usage of colors, text and fonts with the help of guidelines followed by some of the well known global brands like BlackBerry, I love New York and Skype.

    Have a nice read !

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 10:47 am on October 6, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , Design, , , , ,   

    Todays read: Mastering CSS Coding 

    Mastering CSS Coding: Getting Started

    An amazingly simple and useful article from Smashing Magazine.

    CSS has become the standard for building websites in today’s industry. Whether you are a hardcore developer or designer, you should be familiar with it. CSS is the bridge between programming and design, and any Web professional must have some general knowledge of it. If you are getting your feet wet with CSS, this is the perfect time to fire up your favorite text editor and follow along in this tutorial as we cover the most common and practical uses of CSS.

    Read it here: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/10/05/mastering-css-coding-getting-started/
    Follow them in twitter

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 4:17 pm on August 13, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: best practices, Design, , iphone, , , ,   

    How-to: Create my first iPhone application 

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    These days everyone wants to create iPhone applications. But “user retention” is the biggest challenge most the application developers or companies facing. As per some analysis report which I went through sometime back, the amount of returning users/customers is very less. Problems may be the way we (developers) develop those products, not-so-good application usability or even the confused user.

    I think this Smashing magazine article – How to Create Your First iPhone Application – can help us to a great extend.

    What if you had a nickle for every time you heard: "I have the perfect idea for a great application!"? It’s the buzz on the street. The iPhone has created unprecedented excitement and innovation from people both inside and outside the software development community. Still for those outside the development world, the process is a bit of a mystery.

    This how-to guide is supposed to walk you through the steps to make your idea for an iPhone app a reality. This post presents various ideas, techniques, tips, and resources that may come in handy if you are planning on creating your first iPhone application.

    Read the article: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/08/11/how-to-create-your-first-iphone-application/

     
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