First week impression of Pixelmator

In my previous post titled ‘Going Cold Turkey On Photoshop: The 30-day Trial’, I explained why am I looking for a Photoshop alternative. One of the best way to do this is to go completely cold-turkey with it. It’s been a week that I have not fired up Photoshop yet, and most of my graphics editing is done with Pixelmator. First Impressions I am not quite a big fan of dark interface on apps. Maybe I’m a little old school – I like mine in boring light greyish color. This isn’t a big issue though, it’s just a matter of…

Going Cold Turkey On Photoshop: The 30-day Trial

Going Cold Turkey On Photoshop: The 30-day Trial

Ever since I’ve known the world of web design in 1997, my standard tool is any syntax-highligting text editor, and Adobe Photoshop. I guess back then there isn’t much tool created for web graphics that is as good as Photoshop, thus naturally, it is the tool of choice for general graphics manipulation. There is one thing that bugs me though – the cost of the software itself, relative to the purpose of it being used. Photoshop is way more powerful, and way more capable than just being used to create buttons, backgrounds and occasional photo retouching.

Using Built-In Responsive Preview Tools in Web Browsers

Using Built-In Responsive Preview Tools in Web Browsers

The word ‘responsive’ has been overly used these days, which reminds me of the word ‘AJAX’ around five years ago. So what on earth is a ‘Responsive Web Design’? To put it simply, a responsive web design is a design approach that aims to create websites with optimal viewing experience in any (or a few, if your website is targeted) screen size, with minimal panning, resizing and scrolling needed to read the contents.

Which JavaScript Chart Framework Are You Using?

Which JavaScript Chart Framework Are You Using?

In one of the project that I am developing, there’s a need for a charting engine to display information in a more pleasant and digestible way. So I’ve been looking around for various charting libraries. Note that I am working with front-end JavaScript most of the time, so naturally any JavaScript-based chart (which most is) is my prime choice.

Record Your iOS Device Screen Cast without Jailbreaking

Record Your iOS Device Screen Cast without Jailbreaking

If you’re a iOS app developer, there will be a time where you actually need to record a screencast from your iOS device (namely iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad). The traditional way to do this is either you use third-party applications on the device (read: need to be jailbroken), or a more standard direct-tv-out-into-video-capture-device method. Now there is an easier way to do this – enter Reflector.app.

Malaysians Trading in Social Media – ‘Malaysia Boleh’ or ‘Asal Boleh’?

Malaysians Trading in Social Media – ‘Malaysia Boleh’ or ‘Asal Boleh’?

This is an observational post about habits of quite a number of Malaysian (especially online sellers). No offence intended to honest online traders out there. I love you guys for bringing us lower-priced items! Me and a bunch of friends created a group on Facebook called the ‘Malaysia Superbike Exhange’ (MSE) in order to direct buyers/sellers of any kind of motorcycle accessories and rider apparels to do their posting/trading within the group, so we can keep the other discussion groups clean of trading posts.

Fun with jQuery.animate();

Fun with jQuery.animate();

With CSS3 transitions getting more popular, the jQuery.animate() is often the last choice in animating elements on web pages. I can understand why, it is somewhat choppier on most browsers, compared to the smoother hardware-accelerated CSS animations. However, I found that you can actually use jQuery.animate() to do quite a number of things that doesn’t relate to moving things around the browser window. Let’s see one example: var countstart = {number: 0}, countend = {number: 1000}; jQuery(countstart).animate(countend, { duration: 800, step: function() { $("#counter").html( Math.round(this.number) ); },}); See It In Action! I’ve just used jQuery.animate to actually animate a number counting…

Get Off The Tarmac: Cost Comparison

Get Off The Tarmac: Cost Comparison

In my first instalment of Get Off The Tarmac, I’ve shared how me and a bunch of friends got ourselves into the dirtbiking activity. Here, I’d like to compare the typical cost range of doing this activity, versus on-road motorcycling.

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