Why is New York called the big apple
The Big Apple was first popularized as a reference to New York City by John J. Fitz Gerald in a number of New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920s in reference to New York horse-racing. The earliest of these was a casual reference on May 3, 1921.
Big Apple name Trivia
Web Fundamentals Kit from Google
Get the following tools and learn about them
- Multi-Device Tools
- Device Access
- Optimizing Performance
- Images, Audio and Video
- Forms and User Input
- Multi-Device Layouts
If you are a web developer or a designer this is MUST DO.
Recommended tutorial for this is Get up and Running with Google Web Starter Kit
Moving WordPress website to root
It is recommended not to use the root but a sub-folder while designing and developing a new WordPress based website.
The problem that most WordPress developers and designers dread is moving the WordPress based website from the sub-folder to the root.
The good news is that there is a very simple method of doing that which involves editing and transferring just two files in the WordPress installation.
Donot Repeat YourSelf CSS explained
How to write CSS code professionally
Over the years the debate has gone on about how to structure CSS code. Different approaches have different advantages and drawbacks as the case with most of the things.
Ways to write lean CSS code
- OOCSS - Object Oriented CSS
- SMACSS - Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS
- DRY CSS - Do not repeat yourself CSS
- BEM - Block, Element, Modifier
I personally tend to use a mixture of different approaches to writing CSS. What about you?
Check how which browser works the fastest
As a preface this service does not check the Internet speed but checks which browser works the fastest on you computer other things remaining equal.
Speed-Battle allows you to
- Find out which browser works the fastest on your computer?
- Which operating system is faster when using the same computer and browser version?
- Which computer is faster when using the same operating system and browser?
Test results depend on different parameters like
- operating system,
- system memory,
- number and kind of processes running in parallel
The test gives you a reference value for the performance of your soft- and hardware.
Brackets - The latest favorite open source code editor
Brackets is the new code editor that is being talked about more often as days goes by. The project was started by a team of engineers at Adobe but as on today the project is open source and the participation is higher from developers other than those working at Adobe.
Some of them are
Features of Brackets an open source code editor
- Live preview window. The ability to preview the changes in HTML code in a browser preview window is one of feature that attracted me to brackets.
- Native LESS support.
- A tree structure of the folders available at all times in the left panel
- A working files tree is shown of the files that are open instead of showing each file in a different tab.
- Extensions for brackets are available. To see them please click here.
- Multiple selection and editing.
- Code hints
- Code liniting
- Light Weight
Personally I’m a huge fan of sublime text but the fact that Brackets has live preview and emmet support makes it an interesting one and I will be using it off and on to see if I can shift over to Brackets.
How to limit your loss when your phone is stolen
A post on Read Write web by Adriana Lee discusses what she did and what one must to do in case a phone is stolen off you. The most important point she makes is that running after the thief is not a great idea as there are risks involved.
I chased him across the street, into a parking lot and behind a building. Suddenly, I got a grip and realized where I was. This is not smart, I thought. Not smart at all.Adriana Lee
When you loose a smartphone you loose a lot things apart from the intrinsic value of the phone. You can limit the losses by taking the following percautions
- Setting a screen lock with a 4-digit pin (36 percent)
- Backing up data to a computer or online (29 percent)
- Installing software that can locate the phone (22 percent)
- Installing an antivirus app (14 percent)
- Using a PIN longer than 4 digits, a password, or unlock pattern (11 percent)
- Installing software that can erase the contents of the smart phone (8 percent)
- Using security features other than screen lock (e.g. encryption) (7 percent)
The percentage at the end of each task indicates the percentage of people who do take the precaution based on the data from consumer reports survey.