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Designing With Grid-Based Approach Advertisement The main idea behind grid-based designs is a solid visual and structural balance of web-sites you can create with them. Sophisticated layout structures offer more flexibility and enhance the visual experience of visitors. In fact, users can easier follow the consistency of the page, while developers can update the layout in a well thought-out, consistent way. However, it’s quite hard to find your way through all the theory behind grid systems: it isn’t easy at all. Some important notions and related key-facts can help to learn basics and keep essential techniques in mind.

Rebound - spring dynamics for Android About Rebound is a java library that models spring dynamics. Rebound spring models can be used to create animations that feel natural by introducing real world physics to your application. Rebound is not a general purpose physics library; however, spring dynamics can be used to drive a wide variety of animations.

The Lean Startup “Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”- Eric Ries The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development.

20th anniversary In the "Moscow Times" photo album, the most exciting and memorable moments of the last 20 years of life in Russia are reflected just as the photographers of The Moscow Times saw them, and just as I myself saw them, being a loyal reader of this newspaper. The only independent daily English-language newspaper in Russia, The Moscow Times, turns 20 in 2012. A festive gala dinner, "20 Years with The Moscow Times", will be held on October 5, 2012, Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow. Today in History The Moscow Times has survived many nicks and scratches in its 20-year history: snipers firing at its editorial offices, staff rescued by helicopter from the midst of military mayhem, thugs muscling into the office to steal the wages, and a two-thirds plunge in the currency that wiped out many other companies.

Handling Configuration Changes with Fragments This post addresses a common question that is frequently asked on StackOverflow: What is the best way to retain active objects—such as running Threads, Sockets, and AsyncTasks—across device configuration changes? To answer this question, we will first discuss some of the common difficulties developers face when using long-running background tasks in conjunction with the Activity lifecycle. Then, we will describe the flaws of two common approaches to solving the problem. Mentor/Investor Whiplash I've been doing a tour of the summer accelerator programs and a question I get a lot is about the feedback the teams get from the investors and mentors they meet with. They ask me how much should they react to the feedback they are getting advising them to do things differently, pivot, change the product, change the strategy, etc. I call this constant advising/mentoring of early stage startups "mentor/investor whiplash" and I think it is a big problem.

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Cool Tools are a Must-Have for Web Designers Admit it, as a designer you are always looking for cool new tips, tools and tricks to enhance your projects and make your life a little easier. Thankfully, new tools, products, apps and even great user interface kits hit the market almost daily. There are also a host of old favorites out there a well – some you may know about and others that you might think about trying for the first time. Here (in no particular order) are a dozen we think you’ll like.