Week of Birthdays: Google’s, Android’s and Firefox’s; MySpace Will Be Renewed, Great Plans of HTML5 Developers, and More

September 28, 2012

Freshest news from the IT world, all collected together in a weekly digest from September 28, 2012. Enjoy!


  1. Happy Birthday Google! The most famous search engine is celebrating its 14th anniversary.
  2. Android Is 4 Years Old! Last Sunday, one of the most popular mobile operating systems – Android, developed by the Google corporation, celebrated its fourth birthday.
  3. Yandex Marks Its 15th Anniversary – the largest search engine in Russia marks its 15th anniversary.
  4. Dive to the Great Barrier Reef on Google Maps. The first underwater panoramas were added to Google Maps.
  5. Adobe Edge Tools & Services.
  6. W3C Plans to Release HTML 5 in 2014 and HTML 5.1 – in 2016.
  7. Google Docs Is Bidding Farewell to the Obsolete Document Formats. From the 1st of October 2012 Google Docs won't provide support of the old file formats of Microsoft Office 1997-2003: .doc, .xls and .ppt.
  8. MySpace Updates. Social network's owners have announced that a new version of the resource will be built "from the very beginning."


  1. Firefox Is 10 Years Old. Another birthday in this week's digest.
  2. RoboHornet: a new approach to testing the performance of browsers.
  3. Google Released RoboHornet to test the performance of browsers and Microsoft launched Robohornet Pro.
  4. Release of Chrome 22 web-browser. Google introduced Chrome 22, which is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows platforms.
  5. Firefox's Schedule of Changes. Mozilla project developers announced an extension of time needed for the release of Firefox 18 that will lead to a shift in the production schedule for Firefox 18.
  6. Samsung Creates Its Own Browser.
  7. Internet Explorer 10 Is 8% Faster Than Google Chrome 20.

Amazing Websites' Design:

  1. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://startupgiraffe.com/ – a vertical website with interesting design and custom geometry.
  2. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://jjr2012.srf.ch/homepage – a website that uses typography as a design, including interactive one.
  3. https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.phive.org/%23idmodalidade=6 – a website with interactive content slider.
  4. https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.welldoneteamgb.com – a website with congratulations to Olympic Team GB.
  5. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.zensorium.com/tinke/index.html – here's how to create websites with gadgets advertising properly.
  6. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://whiterabbitbeer.com.au/ – a horizontal poster with parallaxes.
  7. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.tarikediz.com/ – interesting presentation of fashion models.
  8. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.vuljevasart.com/ – a one-page website with outstanding design and a bit of parallax.
  9. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://sports.sho.com/ – sporting news in adaptive minimalist design.
  10. https://www.zfort.com/go/https://www.zfort.com/go/http://www.shamballajewels.com/ – Shamballa jewelry will charm you with pleasant effects, advanced navigation and high-quality photos.

Design It:

  1. Adobe Has Released a Free Font Source Code Pro.
  2. Design Principles Behind Firefox OS UX.
  3. Responsive Web Above The Fold.
  4. How Iconfinder Logo Was Designed.
  5. Typography Carved In Stone.
  6. 5 Tips For Creating a More Usable E-Commerce Site. Interesting thoughts on how to create the most convenient from the point of view of usability online shop.
  7. How to Composite and Blend Images in Photoshop. Tutorial on efficient imposition and composition in Photoshop.
  8. Secrets of the Layer Panel in Photoshop, Part 2.

A Bunch of Design Freebies:

  1. A Set of Icons with 12x12 and 16x16 Sizes.
  2. PSD with GUI Elements in the Style of the "Tron" Movie.
  3. GUI Web Design in the Styles of Metallic and Glass Surfaces in PSD and PNG.
  4. Great Number of PSDs of Authorization Forms.
  5. Sources of Horizontal Menus.
  6. 50 High Quality Buttons in PSD Free to Download.
  7. 30 Websites to Download Free Vector Images.
  8. freebiesbug.com – replenishing collection of PSD GUI elements.
  9. PSD Template to Create Your Own Infographic.
  10. GUI Set Freebies for September.
  11. Obey Decorative Font.


  1. Pictaculous, Color Palette Generator.
  2. github markdown previewer. 


  1. 3D Restaurant Menu Concept.
  2. BookBlock – A Content Flip Plugin. 


  1. 7 HTML5 Features that You May not Know About.
  2. PDFs of Popular Books on HTML5/CSS3.
  3. Free Course on Working with Sublime Text 2.
  4. Use JPEG with Transparency.
  5. Extending HTML5 – Microformats.
  6. HTML5 Web Storage – Cookies Are So 1994!
  7. Brackets – new code text editor from Adobe.
  8. iOS6 Gives Us Two New CSS3 Properties.
  9. The Truth about Structuring an HTML5 Page.
  10. 27 Applications and Resources for the Design of Adaptive Mobile.
  11. Record Audio Using Webrtc in Chrome and Speech Recognition with Websockets.
  12. The Fragmentation of Mobile Design: Fact or Fiction.
  13. Screensharing of a Browser Tab in HTML5. Making a page screenshot in a new tab.
  14. Proper Configuration of the Ideal Workflow in Sublime Text, for Free!
  15. Zen Coding Cheat Sheet (PDF).


  1. Evolution of CSS-layout: from the 90's to the Future.
  2. a { outline: none; } Don't do it!
  3. Clearless – A collection of reusable LESS mixings.
  4. Use a Property of Box-sizing.
  5. Custom Scrollbars in WebKit.
  6. Swishy CSS3 Navigation.
  7. Interactive Globe of Google Maps and CSS Shaders.
  8. Dots for Multiline Text Blocks.
  9. CSS Flexible Box – W3C Candidate Recommendation.
  10. SoFresh – a bookmarklet that makes your CSS in the browser to be always fresh – forget about F5!
  11. CSS in the 4th Dimension from Lea Verou.
  12. CSS Flexbox Please!


  1. lenticular – a library for creating interactive time-lapse animation.
  2. jQuery Knob – nice, downward compatible, touchable, jQuery dial.
  3. gridster – a jQuery plugin that allows building intuitive draggable layouts from elements spanning multiple columns.
  4. bonsaijs lightweight graphics library with an intuitive graphics API and an SVG renderer.
  5. Responsive IFrames – Adaptive iframe-u.
  6. Fokus from Hakim will make the selected text incredibly noticeable.
  7. In Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Use querySelector () Instead of $ () in the Console. 

Fun & Entertainment:

    1. One Line of HTML Code Can Delete Data or Restart Samsung Phones. At the conference on security it was demonstrated how a single line of HTML code can remotely delete data from Samsung Galaxy S III.
    2. Have You Ever Dreamt about an Artificial Tale or Ears? Your dreams have come true.
    3. ‘Gangnam Style' Is Officially the Most Liked YouTube Video of All Time.
    4. Chronology of the World Wide Web in One Timeline.
  1. flabbyphysics – a dangerous time killer is on the flash now!

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