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20Apr/140

There is a landscape portrait in the background of Windows XP?

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It seemed right to celebrate the retirement of long-lived operating system from Microsoft so far with a post that reveals a curiosity.

The urban legend that the photo would default on XP desktop has been taken directly from Bill Gates during a holiday in Switzerland. In fact, the authorship of the photos has always been recognized as the professional photographer Charles O'Rear, that eventually passed along a highway in California and was struck by the vision of a lush green hill with blue sky.

17Mar/140

The 7 inviolable laws of the user interface

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Today's article is the complete translation of the original article by Peter Vukovic appeared Blog 99designs.

Be un web designer? Se sì, then you also projects user interfaces, a specialization that will continue to grow in importance over time. While today's web pages have simple interfaces, which usually does not include more than one menu navigation and a contact form, the development of new technologies and standards in the near future will demand more and more dynamic content and experiences custom navigation.

22Jan/140

Enable the plugin “zen coding” su gedit

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For those who do not know, gedit is the text editor of choice for any Linux distribution based on Gnome. It is preinstalled on most Linux distributions, with the exception of those based on different window managers from Gnome (Where, xfce, enlightenment, etc..). It is primarily used for editing configuration files for system, but supports a large number of programming languages ​​and is expandable with plugins dedicated.

For this reason, before use Brackets, I used Gedit also for editing HTML and CSS.

This is gedit.

15Jan/140

Brackets: l’editor “of” and “to” HTML / CSS e JavaScript

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Ok, the title is not very good, but I did not know how to explain in a few words Brackets need to write code HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is also written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You are already going to the loop, true?

Personally, for writing HTML and CSS I have always got on well with Gedit, the built-in editor in Gnome. Scelsi Gedit for the interface devoid of frills and for the possibility to personalize (also extending its functions through plugin). The basic settings are sparse, but "wandering" between the preferences you can enable different functions to make it a complete editor.

14Dec/130

Buttons using only CSS

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In today's article we see how to turn a simple form, One button is not formatted in an equally simple form with a button formatted. All colors, gradients and shadows will be "built" using the CSS rules for the version 3. These are a few simple rules to take a little 'with pliers, because they work perfectly with the browser based on Webkit (Safari, Konquerror, iPad/iPhone) e Gecko (Firefox e simili), but they are useless on all versions

12Oct/132

The bizarre requests in the graphics industry

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For some time now I'm running in a variety of (and for "several" I mean "a myriad of") graphical ads in Itaila. More than the amount of ads, amaze me the skills required. Let's take a premise.

If I cook a cake it is important that at the end is as good as I had it in mind before you start cooking, regardless of the fact that I use an electric oven, o of the largest gas, or that bake in the sun of mid-August 3pm. Similarly if I decide to buy a pair of shoes to play tennis me I'll find comfortable, resistant, that meet certain characteristics ... no matter that I shop in a mall, in a shoe store or at the market.

21Sep/132

Photoshop CS6 in Linux

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Today is one of those thorny items that do not speak exclusively of open source software, but seek to bring business users to Linux and open source world in general. As you may have guessed from the title today install PhotoShop CS6 its Linux.

Obviously this blog is terraced AGAINST hacking. If you do not have a legal version, regularly purchased PhotoShop might as well change blog, because of the following do not apply in your case.

27Jul/134

Tutorial: starry sky with Gimp

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Today we see how create an effect "starry sky"With GIMP. This guide can ever be of assistance to dial one background for pc, but also and especially for greeting cards, Tickets, posters, folding and products for typography in general. If the final destination of the image will be the screen Computer (background, but also web page or web gallery) advice 72,00dpi. In case the requirement was the carta stampata I suggest the 300,00dpi (to maintain high resolution).

8Jul/130

Social Icons based on font… but intelligent

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Today we talk about are and web, indeed ... talk about an easy way to use a font in our pages graph which correspond social icons (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and so on), thus integrating the article about six months ago on the set of icons in the form of font.

The font of today has as particularity the fact of being simple to include, even more than the set of icons that I mentioned six months ago. It's called "Mono Social Icon Font", and a example live (worth a thousand words) we can see the project page. In fillable field (opening the site the focus is already on the) we try to write any of the names next to the icons below ("circleaboutme", "circlebebo", etc.).

10Jun/130

CSS: remove the border “a puntini” dei link

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In today's article we see a simple CSS rule, already present in many CSS Reset. I'm talking about the property "outline". If the regola "outline" do not set the browser will display a dotted box around each link clicked. The default setting for this is because it is thought also to those who use the TAB key to navigate, and beading without any lose focus on that link no longer understand it happened. I'm also thinking of those who can not use the mouse to visual defect. By removing the beading renderesti the site inaccessible to them.