Peter Gasston follows up his CSS3 book (“The Book of CSS3“) with this more encompassing subject on web development.
While I hardly need to restate a statistic that has been beaten to death in the past few years, mobile platforms are not only growing but outstripping traditional desktop computers in some parts of the world and in some industries. However, that doesn’t mean that all web development needs to be solely targeted at small screen devices. For that reason, adaptive and responsive web design has arisen to avoid the original method of building separate websites for desktops and mobile devices. And as the author opines (and I agree), with the increasing variety in screen sizes, trying to build a set of fixed-width pages, even adaptive ones is a “fool’s errand”.
Our homes are our castles and, it’s fair to say that we love to fill our castles with technology and gadgetry. While there is a myriad array of gadgets out there that you can get today, today we figured we’d give you a quick look at three (3) that we feel are particularly cool.
The Floor Plan Light Switch
While only a concept idea, the contemporary-styled Floor Plan Light Switch by Taewon Hwang lets you control the lighting in your home from a single switch, with each room in the home represented on the floor plan shaped light switch.
How many times have you left a light on upstairs just as you’re rushing out the door for work and don’t have time to switch it off? No more running back upstairs or the other side of the house to turn it off to save on electricity. Here’s to this being produced!
The app world for Android (and iPhones/iPads) is ever-changing, so don’t be too annoyed that this is still yet another list of apps. This list is on the practical side of life, so you should find at least one in here that’ll be of some use to you. Personally, I use ColorNote myself at least daily.
Here is a free app that will help you become more organized. You can color code your notes (or lists) to keep track of them more easily. There are widgets to display them in your launcher and reminders can be configured to remind you either once or on a recurring basis.