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29Jan/110

Inkscape: use interpolation to fill the space between two tracks… with other tracks

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In today's tutorial we see how to create a effect "ribbon" (tape) real Inkscape. The process is very simple, also suitable for novice users and can be imported subsequently within Gimp only if we save the job Inkscape SVG native.

This tutorial is very fast, are necessary for the realization by 2 to 5 minutes.

First select tool "Draw straight lines and paths" from the left side menu and begin to draw a path.

22Jan/110

Tutorial: create a paper clip with Gimp

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Since it is a lot that I do not write a graphic tutorial, I thought I'd do it now. Today we see how "render" a metallica graffetta with Gimp. This tutorial (like everyone else so far) is suitable for a 'medium-expert users the program Gimp, I do not exaggerate to declare the most famous Graphics software open source.

We will use a technique honestly a bit 'cumbersome, but already seen nearly a year ago: Give the glass effect / water with Gimp.

For the realization of the tutorial requires from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the level of user. The result will be.

12Jan/111

Add a caption to the photo pop-up with CSS3

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In today's tutorial we see how set the images of our site so that it appears to hover a caption at the bottom of the photo with fade-in effect / fade-out.

This technique makes use of some of the features implemented in the CSS3, the latest version. Unfortunately, not all browsers are still conformed to this specification, know that depending on the browser might not work. Newer browsers that support CSS3 are Firefox 4, Safari 5, Mobile Safari and Opera 10. Explore purtroppo do not support (apparently not even the next version: IE9), but however we will try not to forget IE users.

9Jan/112

Linux also has a children's applications “portable”, but it is necessary?

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For some years now the "portable software" the "x-software" is an established, software che no need to install, but starts directly through an executable. These software were written natively for "turn" below Windows, given the low share of dependencies, and in fact has been appreciated by most of these users on the network, not to mention the praise some of the main newspapers IT online.

What's this substantially? In short, the "portable software" the "x-software" software is often open source, packed, including all dependencies necessary for the operation which goes simply launched and does not require installation. In a few words might be enough inside the computer a root directory containing links the software is not portable to "soil" the Windows registry, preventing possible malfunction. They are designed for use by removable devices, come on cd USB flash drives. Simply have the program unpacked the stick.

6Jan/117

Use “.htaccess” to rewrite the extensions of the pages

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In today's driving back to talk about ".htaccess", this time we will use the "mod_rewrite" to change the file extension to so that by making a request to "file.html" the request is turned to "file.php" without altering the URL.

Today's tutorial is very short and very easy. The following lines of code do all the work:

3Jan/112

Other extensions for Firefox that will leave you begging for mercy

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With this article termino (for now) the non-exhaustive list of plugins that I use along with Firefox a, as they say in Mozilla, "better web experience".

This article is the continuation of "Some extensions for Firefox that do not keep to wanting more".

NetVideoHunter

NetVideoHunter allows the download of flash videos in a simple and fast. It is activated by pressing the corresponding button on the right side of the status bar, A window will open that lists all flash movies of the current session.