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New OS for Mac, Yosemite – not for everyone (still)

Couple of years ago Apple introduced iCloud, which seemed to be a first, good shot at innovating few decades old file system. With iOS 8 and Yosemite apple introduces iCloud Drive, a completely ‘new’ approach – which in fact forces us to throw all our files back in one bag, where it was prior the iCloud.

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Personal cloud redefined

My adventure with personal cloud started few years ago, when a customer came into a computer shop I was working in that time asked to recycle his old electronic junk. One of his items happened to be a HP MediaSmart home server – a very capable device. Setting it up is bit challenging and it’s […]

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Data visualisation of user agent statistics

In my earlier post I shared the code to collect the website visitors’ device technical specifications. That data is a very helpful in web design as it allows us to target most popular screen sizes, browser types, devices etc, allowing majority of visitors to have best possible user experience without going for a complex and […]

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Collecting browser statistics data

For those who would like to tinker with collecting user-agent data I share my code to read the technical information from the visitor’s browsers. That data is very helpful in creating user-friendly, optimal websites, websites that look good and deliver important content on all the modern devices. I urge you to add this code (or […]

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A bunch of fresh user device statistics

Last year I wrote a post on most common screen resolutions used by people visiting the website I was working on. Those stats helped me to optimise my layout for a typical browser viewport used by potential clients. As the ‘user agent’ research proved to be helpful in the design process I decided to go for […]

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XP-stalgia – VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a free program that allows you to run all sorts of virtual machines on your Mac.

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Pixel-perfect work in Adobe Illustrator

I always favoured Illustrator over Photoshop in designing for web. With new features focused on pixels the rivalry between both applications became even tougher.

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Browser window size statistics for web design

Most hits come from 1300px and wider screens, second big group is just below 1000px.

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Essential web design software for Power PC

A useful legacy software that might be hard to find anywhere else.

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Falling towers no more

Lens distortion and unwanted perspective effects might ruin your picture, making it look like a still image from a first person shooter game. In the original picture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the minarets look as they are about to fall on each other. This can easily be fixed with Photoshop. Choose from the top menu: Filter […]