Distraction-free YouTube


Have you ever tried to search for videos on some particular subject and half an hour later found yourself watching something completely unrelated? With a little help of a simple browser extension perhaps you can finally stop watching funny cats video and get some work done.    Really customise your YouTube experience. When focusing on a

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Adaptable background for sliders

adaptable slider background colour

Background of the full-screen slideshow has always been a tricky thing to me. Some images look good on black, some on white background, some other doesn’t look good on either of those. This is true especially with ‘snapshot’ images. Such images are not perfect in terms of lighting, composition etc., for example they might seem too dark. I figured that placing those

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Logo design in… CSS3

I have beed doing a lot of coding and infrastructure maintenance lately. Which isn’t my favourite thing in the world, regardlesly it has to be done. Up to this extent I was stuck in the code that I designed a new logo for my website by typing the CSS in text editor. The technique itself isn’t particularly new but

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Getting the best of the WordPress ‘framework’

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WordPress initiators probably never thought that their mighty blogging platform will powers 99% of small and medium business websites. Luckily enough they created something that is very flexible, adaptable and fascinating enough, to inspire millions of contributors around the world.

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Buy a gadget = help someone.

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I hope the tendencies, both environmental and charitable, will become more of a general trend in marketing and corporate culture. Finally we would be given a meaning to our consumer lifestyle (and excuse to buy more not-so-critical products 🙂

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‘Styling’ your web experience


Whether you’re a graphic designer or not, eventually you will find yourself thinking – “Why is this font so small”, or “I wish they haven’t put this massive ad banner here” . Sometimes a single design decision can ruin your experience with a favourite website…

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How to get tickets to sold-out plays at Royal Opera House. Heart-shaped piece of PHP


UPDATE Unfortunately the script doesn’t work anymore. Perhaps the ROH dev read this post 😉 or just a regular website maintenance caused that, anyways they changed the way the links are generated, they are now pulled from DB by a JavaScript.  I hadn’t get around it yet, but perhaps one day… stay tuned.   As the

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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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Meet Aretha

Aretha – a very personal cloud drive and more

I designed this server housing for two reasons. First, I was annoyed by the noise of 4TB hdd array working 24/7, second I don’t really like the original design. In both cases I was successful – thanks to the significant contribution from one, nifty carpenter…

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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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