Introduction of Facebook Gifts, Mozilla Persona Service, Close of Apple’s Ping and Much More
Up-to-the-minute informational technology and computing news in our traditional weekly digest from October the 5th 2012.
- Mark Zuckerberg Visits Moscow. The first news from Mark Zuckerberg was: a photo on his personal Facebook page against the St. Basil's Cathedral and a photo from McDonald's.
- Introducing Facebook Gifts. Social network Facebook introduced a service through which users can give each other material gifts.
- Android Developers: ICS and Jelly Bean got a quarter of Android-devices.
- Mozilla Persona Service Switched to Beta Testing. Mozilla announced identification service Persona to go to the stage of beta testing, it is based on the use of the BrowserID protocol.
- Bootstrap Separates from Twitter.
- Google Bought a Ukrainian Startup Project.
- Yandex Takes on Google with an Alternative Android App Store
- CD Is 30 Years Old. Thirty years ago, on October the 1st, 1982, an absolutely new media format arrived to the shops for the first time. That was CD.
- Regular Cleaning of Services from Google.
- Ping. Social network from Apple was officially closed.
- Study Shows that 25% of Americans Own a Tablet.
- Microsoft Will Launch a News Service Based on MSN.
- We Look Forward to the Launch of New Interface of Firefox 19.
- How to Download Firefox Browser in Windows and Don't Run Internet Explorer?
- Firefox 18 Gets a Web Installer.
- Yandex Launched Its Own Browser.
Amazing Websites' Design:
- https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.alessandrabalzani.it/ – thematic portfolio site with animations.
- https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.serialcut.com/extrabold/%23/the-book/home – a site that shows you how to promote your book online.
- https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://hipstamatic.com/ – advanced site for Hipstamatik.
- creative9.com – nice site with a design style of space shooter and JS-animation.
- https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.conspiracy.it/ – a collection of women's shoes with a nice configurator.
- https://www.zfort.com/go/http://tunisianawebawards.com/%23/contact – custom geometry and complex JS-animation
- https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.consumerbarometer.com/%23%3Fapp=home%26amp;viewMode=0 – CONSUMER BAROMETER + Google = interactive statistics about the behavior of customers in the world, using SVG.
- The Story of the New Microsoft.com.
- Designing Metro Style: principles and personality.
- Popular Typography Trends for Web Design.
- Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture.
- OpenDyslexic: font gains ground with help of Instapaper.
- More than 100 of Vintage Beer Advertising Posters for Your Inspiration.
- Infographics on Anatomy of Infographics.
- 30 Clever Logo Parodies Of Famous Brands.
- Logo Concept Being Developed for the Mozilla Persona System.
- Showcase: 60 Logos Inspired by Simple Shapes.
A Bunch of Design Freebies:
- Obey Typeface.
- Free Wood Textures.
- Mr.Frog Restaurant Free Website PSD Template.
- 50 High Quality Free Web Elements PSD.
- A Set of 120 Monochrome Icons in Formats PNG, PSD, CSH.
- A Bag of Vector Icons. Wilderness survival vectors, free download.
- A Dozen of Useful Fonts from Infinity to CARTON.
- Pictonic – type that includes 230 pieces in its free version.
- Great Big Package of Icons for Android in Vector Photoshop Format.
- 20 Pictures of Young People with a Carved Background in PNG Format.
- Ten Brashes for Halloween.
- A Small Selection of Fresh Decorative Fonts: 400ml Type, Alt Matey v2, Beams, Pathway, and font Civita Light.
- RetinaCapture Smarter Screenshot Capturing on Retina Macs.
- tinypng.org Will Compress PNG to the Required Dimensions.
- Animation of CSS3 Images.
- Microservice for Drawing Box-shadow Pixel Images Using CSS3.
- Convert Any Image into CSS Code.
- Insane 3D Configurator of Cars in Three.js.
- Chrome Dev Tools: Markup and Style.
- Top Validation Errors.
- CSS3 vs jQuery Animations.
- Documentation for Adobe ® Edge Web Fonts.
- Webmaster Guidelines from Google – best practices to help Google search, crawl, and index your site.
- Announcement of jQuery Mobile 1.2.0 Final.
- A Large Collection of Themes for PhpStorm.
- BootMetro – Metro style web framework.
- Live Weather Display Using CSS, jQuery and PHP.
- Official TypeScript site and explanation about the new language from Microsoft. Opinions on TypeScript from: Douglas Crockford, Scott Hanselman.
- pythontutor – how to learn Python easily.
- Third Version of Joomla with Twitter's Bootstrap Is Launched.
- A Few Words about Problems of Downloading Large Images and Adaptive Design.
- Presentation of Brackets.
- Any Image to CSS Converter. Use the box-shadow opportunity that allows you to draw pixel by pixel.
- Some Fun About Development of the Web from Christian Heilmann.
- Presentation of "Responsive Web Design from the Future".
- The Current State of the Remote Debugging of Web Applications in Mobile Devices by Addy Osmani.
- Great List of Useful Tools for Front End Developer.
- CSScomb: Sorting CSS Properties, The Better Way.
- CSS Filter Effects.
- Any Image to CSS Converter.
- Mona Lisa in Pure CSS.
- Master the New CSS Layout Properties.
- Twitter Bootstrap in Windows 8 style.
- Getting started with CSS custom filters.
- Debugging Sass in Webkit Browsers.
- jQuery updated its documentation: https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://stage.api.jquery.com/, https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://stage.learn.jquery.com/ajax/ .
- ReView.js — responsive viewport.
- Tiny Circleslider – small plug-in to create a circular carrousel on jQuery.
Fun & Entertainment:
- Stock Android Isn't Perfect: these are the things I can't stand about Jelly Bean.
- Paul Allen about Windows 8: an elegant, innovative and puzzling system.
- Tim Cook apologizes for new maps in iOS.
- Problems with Maps in iOS 6 Had No Effect on the Sales of iPhone 5.
- NASA's Curiosity Rover Checks In on Mars Using Foursquare.
- Video of the Day: Nokia criticizing the boring colors of iPhone 5 in Lumia 920 advertising.
- Another Benchmark from HTML5 :)
- KittyDar – service for defining on pictures of catface.
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