CSS Sprites are not new. In fact, they are a rather well-established technique and have managed to become common practice in Web development. Of course, CSS sprites are not always necessary, but in some situation they can bring significant advantages and improvements – particularly if you want to reduce your server load. And if you haven’t heard of CSS sprites before, now is probably a good time to learn what they are, how they work and what tools can help you create and use the technique in your projects.
Keeping your Facebook info private is getting harder and harder all the time—mostly because Facebook keeps trying to make it public. To help you out, we've created a comprehensive guide to keeping your Facebook locked down and in your control, and we're going to keep it updated whenever Facebook decides to add a new feature or change its privacy defaults...yet again. Over the holiday, Facebook revamped its privacy settings again , in an effort to make them easier to understand. The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy
Post-hoc Analysis of InstaWifi’s Launch | Blog | Jesse Chen Launching My First Android App Ever On July 24th, I launched InstaWifi , my first Android app into the market. InstaWifi enables you to connect and share wifi networks instantly with the people who you care about. It was my first Android app that I released in the market, and I was pretty excited to see how it would turn out. It’s quite amazing if you think about it, that a random guy (like me) behind a computer screen today in 2012, can reach out to an audience of thousands of people on the Internet to announce a new product. It’s a random thought but a powerful one — a thought that reminds us of how closely connected we are to other people in this world.
On Internet Virulence | Matt Hodges There are a million and one reasons why the internet is the greatest thing since using soap to prevent the black plague. But one of the most interesting aspects of the internet is its ability to make something “go viral”. The internet having this capability certainly makes sense. But what types of things “go viral” and why?
I love Dropbox . Ever since I found it a few years ago, the way I share files with friends, family and colleagues has changed completely. Dropbox, and similar services, make sharing big files and multiple files as easy as saving them on your own computer. What could be better? Better Than Dropbox: The 6 Quickest Ways To Share Any File With Anyone
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Free speech activists, web site owners, internet users, and even some celebrities, have banded together in support of the Declaration of Internet Freedom. The petition calls for free and open access to the web from around the world. To help get a grasp on what it's all about, we've asked an activist from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (one of the declaration's many supporters) to answer your questions. You can take a look at the full text of the act right now , and it boils down to five principles: Expression: Don't censor the Internet. Let the EFF Convince You to Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom
Where the Web Archives Are Click to view Some of the most intriguing resources on the web are located in archives—compilations of data that in the past, could only be found by making appointments in dusty libraries. Today, I'm going to take you on a quick tour through some of the most fascinating archives on the web. Historical information If you're looking for historical maps, you'll want to try the David Rumsey Map Collection , an archive of over 15,000 maps online.
Super Start - enjoyfreeware.org Super Start A small dial extension for firefox, with a simple todo-list Super Start is a very handy 'speed dial' extension for Firefox. From version 4.0, SuperStart supports sites group , this feature works in the same way with iOS and Launchpad (OS X), so it should be more useful than before. I strongly recommend that you read the FAQ before you use it, and I'll prepare a step-by-step toturial when I have time :) Recently Releases
Now that Firefox is on a rapid release cycle , we're getting a new version of Firefox every three months—and each time, it becomes more tricked out than ever with new customization options, shortcuts, and convenient features hidden away in its menus. Today, we're covering it all—from longtime shortcuts to hidden features from the latest version of Firefox. Even if you're already a Firefox fanboy, there's bound to be something in here you haven't noticed before. Title image remixed from an original by Lok Yek Mang (Shutterstock) . The problem with such frequent, incremental updates (that, by default, happen automatically without you realizing it), is that it's hard to keep up with all the new features that pop up in Firefox every few months. So, just like our other always up-to-date guides , we've created this power user's guide to Firefox, featuring all of our favorite advanced features, and which we'll keep updated every time a new version of Firefox comes out. The Always Up-to-Date Power User's Guide to Firefox
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