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Conkw is a new project I've been working on for a few month. It stands for web-based Conky. Just like Conky, it is aimed at hobbyists that want a small dashboard where their most essential data is displayed. CPU, temperature, fan speeds, but also the ...
Jul 26, 2021
10:48:00 PM
Apple invented the personal computer with the Apple II, igniting the personal computer revolution. Apple is unique in that regard. Apple made the mouse ubiquitous and popular, as well as the GUI. That's goundbreaking. Apple changed twice of CPU ...
Apr 24, 2020
12:29:00 AM
The other day I was waiting on a disqus blog to start up, loading the comments section. I have a 20MB/s ADSL line. I can download at 1.8 Mega Bytes per second without any issue. The browser was spinning for so long that I decided to hit F12 in Firefox ...
Mar 27, 2017
11:56:00 AM
Foreword - encoding JPEGs How do you encode your JPEGs ? Let's take a concrete example. You you have a 150x150 image. You want to compress it in JPG, but which quality settings should you use? JPEG encoders usually take a quality setting as a parameter, ...
May 1, 2016
12:45:00 AM
Under the idea of learning something new every day, I stumbled upon a nice article depicting the flaws of the hamburger menu. And I learned a thing or two. So instead of rehashing the article here, I invite you to click the link above, leave my website ...
Oct 30, 2015
1:37:00 AM
I know, I'm a programmer. And as such, everyday or so of my life for the last 20 years I've written code. Most of it has been thrown away by now, but a good chunk is still alive and kicking. And what happens to this code now? Well, from time to time ...
Mar 31, 2015
12:21:00 AM
As you discovered with my previous entry, I was looking for nice condensed web fonts (read: native) for my headings. Well, I found plenty for everyone but for Chrome on Windows. Chrome issue is troublesome for me because this combination represent 30% of ...
Oct 15, 2014
6:08:00 AM
I was looking to freshen up my blog's CSS. It's that time of the year. After looking here and there, I decided I wanted a condensed font for my headings. Sans Serif. This seemed like the right thing to do. A condensed font is a font that is a little ...
Oct 11, 2014
2:29:00 PM
I was reading in the news the birth of www.qwant.com, a new French search engine. So I said to myself "ok, let's go and have a look." I was in my bath with my iPhone. First impression isn't very good since the website doesn't have a mobile template so you ...
Feb 16, 2013
4:33:00 AM
Yes, Opera will soon be using WebKit as its rendering engine instead of the custom built Presto. Now, for the average web developer that didn't bother testing on Opera (desktop and/or mobile, and/or mini) it will not change anything. For web developers ...
Feb 13, 2013
7:48:00 AM
In this second article, we will focus on the buttons bar at the top of many iOS apps. Below one live example: We will see the toolbar, buttons (in two states: active or not), and tabs. Hop on to see the details.
Dec 18, 2012
3:20:00 AM
In this entries series I will show how to make UI elements that look like iOS ones. This includes buttons, tabs and toolbars. This approach is entirely based on HTML and CSS and calls for no image. The point is for these elements to be more lightweight ...
Dec 4, 2012
1:14:42 AM
From a developer's perspective, a web application (called a website back in the days) is made of two parts: The server side code and the client side code. Writing a program for a web browser is something different than writing for a server. Most of the ...
Nov 19, 2012
11:30:50 PM
Windows 8 has been released about a week ago now, and it is time to ask ourselves how Internet Explorer 10 (its default browser) will treat our websites. I will describe here all of the new features in Internet Explorer 10. This article is meant to be ...
Nov 4, 2012
1:59:00 AM
I've written quite a few articles on the css3 media queries and I thought I'd clarify my work on the subject and give a little more info on the context of these articles. First of all, what I wanted to do was to build a database of the various values ...
Oct 24, 2012
7:36:00 AM
Now that Apple has announced their iPad lineup for the holidays, it's about time to think how our websites are going to work on it. The 4th generation iPad looks like it has the exact same screen as the 3rd generation iPad. So nothing should change. ...
Oct 24, 2012
12:55:48 AM
From the rest of the media queries articles, I've been able to deduce a number of things regarding the usage of media queries on a website. Here is my first feedback on this regard. You will also find here various tips and advices that I've collected ...
Oct 23, 2012
1:32:29 AM
I've been writing a series of articles about the CSS3 media queries. Here is an index of these articles, just to get a shot at organizing this. The testbed Before taking the test, come here have a look at the context in which I run the test. ...
Oct 22, 2012
1:18:56 PM
I've set up a test page to find out the media features values of a device. Since then, I've been doing some testing with various devices. Here are the results of my investigations. You will find values for number of various computer setups after the ...
Oct 22, 2012
9:00:22 AM
I've set up a test page to find out the media features values of a device. Since then, I've been doing some testing with various devices. Here are the results of my investigations. You will find values for number of mobile devices / browsers after the ...
Oct 18, 2012
1:05:00 AM

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