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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
Why did I test it? In my current Java project, I make some use of JavaScript. Performances were quite horrendous with Rhino in java 6 and 7, but in Java 8 there is a brand new JavaScript runtime: Nashorn. Its principal feature is that it's much faster ...
Jun 29, 2015
12:52:00 PM
Continuing on my journey to find the proper set of fonts for my website, I was a little surprised to see the way the different vendors handle native fonts in CSS. In this realm, there are three players that handle both the OS and the browser: Apple ...
Oct 26, 2014
11:19:00 PM
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
Is it possible that a single company be responsible for both the best browser out there along with the worst one? As it turns out, yes it is possible, and yes it does exist: Google. Since the first release of Chrome, it has become my browser of choice: ...
Jun 24, 2013
5:24:00 AM
ColorFinder is a small javascript library that detects the main color in an image. The algorithm is simple and flexible. By the way of a callback method, you can influence the results by favoring certain types of colors. You can find it here: ...
Jun 20, 2013
9:19:00 AM
I've setup a small page where I share my findings in trying to optimize the implementation of lz-string. This work will continue in the coming weeks. You can leave a comment in this blog entry for any feedback.
May 21, 2013
1:19:00 AM
lz-string is a compression program for JavaScript in the browser, based on LZW. It is fast, meant for localStorage or any other string-based storage in JavaScript, and is particularly efficient on short strings. All can be read on the home page: ...
May 9, 2013
2:27:00 AM
Apps aren't the only things you can run whenever you are offline. Websites can too be run offline, but only if they were meant to.This nice little page, while not being exhaustive by any measure, shows you how to make that work: ...
Apr 4, 2013
4:08:00 AM
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
It's a question that everyone with a website should have in mind all the time, and often a question that is pretty hard to answer. I mean, how do you know how your website is doing? You can open it up, but that says nothing of what it looks like to your ...
Jan 26, 2013
7:34:00 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

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