Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

In the first part of this series, we discussed some fundamental concepts pertaining to CSS typography. Now we are going to cover some excellent techniques, tips, tricks and best practices for dealing with typography on websites.

This is the second part of a three-part series of guides on CSS typography that will cover everything from basic syntax to best practices and tools related to CSS typography. [read]

Most experts agree: The Internet improves social relations and will continue to do so over the next decade. And you thought the machines were going to rise up and murder us all.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center just released their fourth “Future of the Internet” survey, the topic of which was “The Future of Social Relations.” The opt-in study, which tapped 895 tech stakeholders and critics, essentially presented respondents with two differing world views:

“In 2020, when I look at the big picture and consider my personal friendships, marriage and other relationships, I see that the internet has mostly been a positive force on my social world. And this will only grow more true in the future. ”

and… [read]

Prince, the 52-year-old music icon has pronounced the internet dead, refusing to use any digital platforms to distribute his music.

Instead the artist has opted to release his latest album 20Ten in CD format only as a cover-mount free giveaway with The Daily Mirror this weekend.

Talking to The Mirror, Prince said: “The internet is completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” [read]

Pogoplug is a multimedia sharing device that lets you connect any external hard drive and then access and share your content over the internet. Easily share content, including video and photos, with friends and family with no uploading. Installation takes less than 60 seconds and there are no monthly fees.

The Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device gives you the power to broadcast and share your digital life with ease from wherever life takes you. Pogoplug connects your external hard drives to the Internet so you have full access to your content at home. Easily share content, including video and full resolution photos, with friends and family with no uploading. Sharing is as simple as sending an invitation through an automated email link. Pogoplug works across multiple operating platforms and even allows you to stream videos, music and photos directly to your iPhone®, Blackberry, Droid or other mobile device. Installation takes less than 60 seconds and there are no monthly fees. [Amazon.com – Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device]

IDG News Service — Despite concerns that it is far from being finished, HTML5 is ready for use, at least for most platforms and for most duties, asserted a Google (GOOG) developer.

“Depending on who you ask, HTML5 is already ready, or it won’t be ready until 2022,” said Google developer advocate Mark Pilgrim at the WWW2010 conference, being held this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. “The answer is both, depending on what your definition of ‘ready’ is.” [read]

Google Chrome, the web browser by Google, has been gaining market share steadily since the day it was introduced. And rightly so. It’s by far the best browser I’ve used (and I have used a number of them). I think my productivity has increased significantly since I switched to Google Chrome as my primary browser.

In this article, I give 8 reasons to persuade you to switch to Chrome if you haven’t yet. Now, nothing is perfect and there are some caveats here too, but, the pros definitely overshadow the cons and hence I recommend using Chrome. [read]

flash_ipad_no_worky Adobe announced details of its Creative Suite of applications Monday amid a stormy debate over its relevancy and the vitality of Flash, one of its most important products. But even though the air around it has grown chilly and the skies above have darkened with menace, Adobe went ahead and held its big parade anyway. [read]