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  How to Create Custom Textures using Filters & Layers?


Textures are an important and integral part of the design world. You would find textures in every nook and corner of your life, in every space across your home. For a long time people have looked at Photoshop as a tool to manipulate photos and make them look the way you want it to appear. But, that’s not all to Photoshop. You can create interesting textures, and create amazing design works using Photoshop too. All you need is a design hand, and some basic understanding of how to use it. He...

   Photoshop     2014-08-01 05:46:07


  Steve Jobs attacks Android just for show?


Steve Jobs has a famous statement which says Android is a stolen product. What does Google CEO Larry Page think about this statement? Recently, Page said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek that Apple hates Android just for show. He believes people should not look only to the competitions, but should focus on the potential cooperation opportunities to make the world better.The following is overview of the interview:Q: When you took over as CEO, one of your goals was to take the cle...

   Steve Jobs,Android,Larry Page     2012-04-08 08:30:33


  Dieter Rams' 10 principles of good web design


Dieter Rams is one of the most important designers of the 20th century but his famous 10 principles for good design focused on industrial design. Here Lisbon-based designer Nuno Loureiro applies them to web design “My heart belongs to the details. I actually always found them to be more important than the big picture. Nothing works without details. They are everything, the baseline of quality”  – Dieter Rams Si...

   Web design,Principle,Innovation     2012-02-08 10:29:32


  A Baseline for Front-End Developers


I wrote a README the other day for a project that I’m hoping other developers will look at and learn from, and as I was writing it, I realized that it was the sort of thing that might have intimidated the hell out of me a couple of years ago, what with its casual mentions of Node, npm, Homebrew, git, tests, and development and production builds. Once upon a time, editing files, testing them locally (as best as we could, anyway), and then FTPing them to the server was the essential workf...

   Front-end,JavaScript,Baseline     2012-04-18 07:13:49


  Becoming a Better Developer, Part 2: Know Your Core Competencies


If you're trying to grow your startup you've come to the right place. Get my 170-page ebook on how to grow a startup and join thousands of self-funded entrepreneurs by subscribing to my newsletter at right. For years business consultants have instructed businesses to “know your core competencies.” What this means is “know what you do well and stick to it.” For example: Harley Davidson makes great motorcycles. But they’re probably not so good at making perfume. Smith & Wes...

   Developer,Tips     2011-06-29 08:40:10


  Understand diff in Unix


diff is an important tool program in Unix. It is used to compare differences of two files, it is the foundation for code version control. If you type : $ diff <file_before_change> <file_after_change> diff will tell you what's the difference between these two files. The result may not be so easy to understand, so now I will show you how to understand diff. 1. 3 formats of diff diff has 3 formats due to historic reasons. normal diff context diff unified diff 2. Demo files For easy d...

   diff,Unix,version control,git     2012-09-03 10:49:36


  Write HTML easily with Emmet and Haml


Writing HTML codes is very boring and tedious as it has many tags and it's static. One solution is to use template, filling content based on other's skeleton. One another solution is high speed writing. We can write HTML codes with Emmet and Haml. These two ways have similar functions but with different characteristics. Haml is based on Ruby, so when working on Ruby/Rails projects, we recommend to use Haml, otherwise we recommend to use Emmet. 1. Emmet Emmet is a editor plugin, the official webs...

   HTML,Emmet,Haml     2013-06-11 19:46:02


  Build RPM package on Linux


1. Check the OS version and core version #uname -a #more /etc/redhat-release 2. Create relative directories /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES    //Store source codes, patches, icons etc /usr/src/redhat/SPECS        //Store specs about the process of building RPM packages /usr/src/redhat/BUILD     //File after uncompressed are stored here /usr/src/redhat/RPMS     //Store the binary files built with rpmbuild /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS&nbs...

   RPM,Linux,Build     2013-03-22 12:44:29


  Node.js: Five Things Every PHP Developer Should Know


I recently started working on a few Node.js applications. Coming most recently from PHP (and Drupal in particular), I found the transition to Node.js to be surprisingly easy. Pleasurable, in fact. But I had to learn to think differently about a few things. Below I list the five things I think every PHP developer should know about Node.js. 1. Node.js Is Built On Chrome's JavaScript Engine Google's browser, Chrome, has a notoriously fast JavaScript engine called V8. And this JavaScript engine ...

   PHP,Node.js,Developer,Feature     2012-02-09 07:37:48


  A list of English abbreviations


When we read emails or short message on our phone, we will often see some words such as FYI or LOL etc. Do you know their meanings, right? But some of the abbreviations we may not know or cannot remember clearly. Here is a list of English abbreviations which may be useful to you in the future when you want to check them.      Numbers:    &n"sp;   2 = to/too   2B or not 2B = To be or not to be   4 = for   4ever = forever  A:   ...

   Abbreviation,English,Summary     2012-07-05 23:41:06