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

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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

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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)

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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

In my previous post I tried to outline few benefits of a home server. It happened that the plastic casing of the HP MediaSmart Server didn’t make it to my Top Ten favourite elements of interior design. Also a computer that holds three fans and four 3.5” mechanical hard drives can be quite noisy. I

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Personal cloud redefined

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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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Retina display sprites with Sass & Compass

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The code below allows you to automatically create and easily maintain sprite maps for both standard-resolution and high-resolution screens keeping CSS definitions to a required minimum. From my small research I learned that around 30% of all visitors to my website has devices equipped with high resolution displays today. I said hey! using only a

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Data visualisation of user agent statistics

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In my earlier post I shared the code to collect the website visitors’ device technical specifications. That data is a very helpful in web design as it allows us to target most popular screen sizes, browser types, devices etc, allowing majority of visitors to have best possible user experience without going for a complex and

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Collecting browser statistics data

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For those who would like to tinker with collecting user-agent data I share my code to read the technical information from the visitor’s browsers. That data is very helpful in creating user-friendly, optimal websites, websites that look good and deliver important content on all the modern devices. I urge you to add this code (or

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A bunch of fresh user device statistics

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Last year I wrote a post on most common screen resolutions used by people visiting the website I was working on. Those stats helped me to optimise my layout for a typical browser viewport used by potential clients. As the ‘user agent’ research proved to be helpful in the design process I decided to go for

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