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6 free mobile device emulators for testing your site

6 free mobile device emulators for testing your site
The percentage of all web usage that comes from smartphones and other mobile devices is growing, and it won’t be long before mobile internet users overtake desktop and laptop users in terms of web traffic. So it’s a cardinal sin to ignore mobile users when you’re developing a website. One of the most important things you can do to make a website mobile-friendly is to test it on multiple smartphone and tablet platforms. Luckily, mobile emulators make it easy to do this. A mobile phone emulator lets you check the responsiveness and functionality of the website across different mobile platforms, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry, without actually having the devices in hand. iPad Peek To ensure your website is compatible with the most acclaimed tablet on the market, you can try it out on iPad Peek. iPhone Tester As the name suggests, iPhone Tester is one of the most popular mobile emulators for iPhones. Mobile Phone Emulator MobiReady Responsivepx Screenfly By Rohit Singhal Related:  outils pour site webonlineTesting Tools

Scaffolding Need reasons to love Bootstrap? Look no further. By nerds, for nerds. Built at Twitter by @mdo and @fat, Bootstrap utilizes LESS CSS, is compiled via Node, and is managed through GitHub to help nerds do awesome stuff on the web. Made for everyone. Bootstrap was made to not only look and behave great in the latest desktop browsers (as well as IE7!) Mapfaire. Creer facilement une carte avec des reperes Mapfaire est un outil Tice qui permet de créer très facilement une carte géographique en ligne en la personnalisant avec des points de repère. Il existe plusieurs outils de ce type, mais Mapfaire sort du lot par sa simplicité de mise en oeuvre et d’utilisation. Cet utilitaire en ligne utilise la cartographie de Google Maps. Vous pouvez ainsi choisir de créer soit une carte classique en 2D soit une vue satellite. L’utilisation on l’a dit est on en peut plus simple. Une fois la zone localisée, il ne vous reste plus qu’a placer les points de repère que vous souhaitez en cliquant sur la commande « Add a point » en bas à droite de votre carte. La navigation d’un point à l’autre de votre carte peut se faire de manière assez pratique grâce à une liste des points crées qui s’affiche en haut à gauche de votre carte. Une fois satisfait de votre création, il vous faut sauvegarder votre carte. Dans la classe. Mapfaire est un outil en ligne gratuit. Lien: Mapfaire

A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup Editor’s note: Phil Freo leads the engineering team at ElasticSales. Previously he was at Quizlet and Google. Follow him on Twitter. There is often confusion about the various roles of a web engineering team. In a startup, you can’t afford to have people who are only able to do one thing. The size of the company or startup will determine how many different hats each engineer must wear. In pretty much every case, when a startup grows, people will inevitably start specializing. I’m a big fan of “full stack” people and think specializing too much, too early, is a bad sign for startups. Here’s an overview of the main functional areas on a full-stack web engineering team: Visual Designer Uses Photoshop and delivers PSD or sliced assets of pixel-perfect, beautiful designs.Hangs out in Dribbble, Behance, and Forrst.Should be judged on their portfolios and their understanding of user needs. Frontend Developer Backend Developer Sysadmin/DevOps

Verde Overview Verde is an integration test and application health verification framework for ASP.Net MVC. Integration tests are intended to automate verifying the different components of your application such as databases, web services, etc. are working together correctly. Unlike test runners integrated into Visual Studio or standalone applications, the Verde framework runs tests directly within your web application; leveraging the same configuration settings, security permissions, network topology, etc. This allows exposing issues that may not otherwise be encountered until an end-user actually starts using the application. Verde is intended to complement a robust suite of unit tests; the unit tests ensure all the individual units of work function correctly, while integration tests ensure everything works together. The easiest way to add Verde to your project is via NuGet - PM> Install-Package Verde Getting Started Writing Tests Basic ViewResult More Details

Disable AppleMobileDeviceService.Exe, iTunesHelper.exe and iPodService.exe - Users of the Microsoft Windows operating system who install the music manager iTunes will notice a large number of background processes that are connected to that program. The processes that all users are going to see are AppleMobileDeviceService.Exe, iTunesHelper.exe and iPodService.exe with some running in the background even if iTunes has not been opened since system start. At least two of the processes seem to be connected to mobile devices like Apple's iPod or iPhone which seems like a waste of system resources if none of these devices are owned by the computer user. To say it more clearly: Why would someone need to run these processes if they do not need them? The following paragraphs will show how to disable the three processes AppleMobileDeviceService.Exe, iTunesHelper.exe and iPodService.exe effectively. Disable AppleMobileDeviceService.Exe AppleMobileDeviceService.Exe is a Windows Service that "provides the interface to Apple mobile devices". Disable iTunesHelper.exe

Golden Grid System GGS was my next step after Less Framework. Instead of a fixed-width grid, it used a fully fluid-width one, without even a maximum width. The resources it was published with are still available on GitHub. The idea was to take a 18-column grid, use the outermost columns as margins, and use the remaining 16 to lay elements out. While the grid's columns were fluid — proportional to the screen's width — the gutters (spaces between the columns) were proportional to the font-size being used. GGS also contained a set of typographic presets, strictly to a baseline grid. Correctly setting all of these measurements is difficult, of course. When published, GGS gained a lot of attention, as the web design community was searching ways to work with fluid-width grids, which have always been troublesome, running counter to many graphic design principles. Many people trying to use GGS were also confused by the lack of predefined code for working with the grid.

Map creator online to make a map with multiple locations and regions How to hire the right developer for your tech startup I’m currently co-founding ContentForest – a content marketing platform – and we just crossed an exciting line: our private beta is only a few days away and I’m very happy with the way the product is shaping up. Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. How to get the right development talent in place is one of these. Since this process was rather tricky for us, I want to share a step-by-step process you can follow to hire the right talent for your idea. Step 0: Preparation, or what do I want? You’ve found a market opportunity, structured your thoughts into a concept, done your homework and the wireframes are in place – great! The very first step is to sort your thoughts. Do I really need a developer? If your are unsure or don’t have a technical background, get a technical advisor on board to discuss the details. Step 1: Sourcing, or where do I find one? You are now ready to spread the word. Freelancing websites. Job boards. Personal networking.

Using a load test plugin to limit the number of tests run in a load test - Bill Barnett's blog Normally the number of iterations of the inner tests (usually web tests and unit tests) run during a Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) load test is determined by the duration of the load test. However, some users which to control the number of inner test iterations exactly. There is not direct support for this in VSTS, but it can be accomplished using a load test plugin. Note that if the load test is run on a test rig with more than one load test agent, the number of test iterations specified will be run on each of the agents. using System;using System.Collections.Generic;using System.IO;using System.Text;using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.LoadTesting; namespace Plugins{ /* This class is a sample load test plugin that allows you to limit the number of test iterations that are run during a load test. 1. * In the load test editor, select the top-most node in the load test tree. #endregion }}

Minimize to system tray (Thunderbird) From MozillaZine Knowledge Base Thunderbird cannot minimize itself to the system tray. However, you could try one of these solutions. MinimizeToTray revived Most popular. If you're using Linux the FireTray extension supports "hiding to tray instead of closing". If you get two windows and can't get rid of the second one try disabling the add-on, exiting Thunderbird, starting Thunderbird, closing one of the windows, re-enabling the add-on, exiting and restarting. [1] Minimize-to-tray utilities With the following utilities you can minimize not only Thunderbird, but any program to the system tray. Email notification utilities Some email notification utilities for Microsoft Windows that support the system tray: New Mail Attention adds support for a message filter action to call attention to the main window when a new message arrives. See also Disable the new mail system tray icon External Links Forum thread about using Thunderbird as a pseudo shell, using MinimizeToTray Plus and FiltaQuilla add-ons.

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