Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GMAIL - Forget to sign out of a public computer? Sign out remotely.

If you sign into Gmail from multiple computers, but are worried you may have forgotten to sign out of one, you can sign out remotely. At the bottom of your inbox, you’ll see information about the time and location of the last activity on your account. Click “Details” to see whether your account is still open in another location and “Sign out all other sessions” to close other open sessions.

Touch Magix

TouchMagix is a next gen digital media that engages consumers in a whole new experience that involves interaction.

Touch Magix based in Pune, a city 120 miles south-east of the Indian commercial capital, Mumbai. TouchMagix is a product of the TechnoKarma Labs, an incubator that was established in 2002 with a vision to design and deliver world-class innovations to masses. We are a team with diverse experience in technology, gaming, advertising and marketing. We love to build products that enable brand owners to engage their consumers in an interaction that will make an everlasting impact in the consumers mind.

TouchMagix is lead by Anup Tapadia, who had bagged 2 master degrees in Computer Science at the age of 21 ! Anup is an alumnus of University of California, San Diego. At age of 14 he became the world youngest professional to pass the Microsoft Certifications (MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA). Bill gates, Azim Premji, Raghunath Mashalkar and many others have written and appreciated his achievements in the field of technology and science. Anup started his first company at the age of 16. Anup has a vision to make India an innovation hub to develop world-class products and start-ups.



Ref:Touch Magix

Monday, March 29, 2010

Importance of !important in CSS

CSS rules marked !important take precedence over later rules. Normally in CSS the rules work from top to bottom, so if you assigned a new style to an element further down the style sheet or in a secondary style sheet then the later rule would take precedence. !important ensures that this rule has precedence
Example #1: Normal behaviour
#example p {
color: blue;
#example p {
color: red;

The later rule overrides the earlier rule, and paragraphs within #example will be red.

Example #2: Using !important
#example p {
color: blue !important;
#example p {
color: red;
The first rule now has precedence so the later rule is ignored and the paragraph will be blue.
Internet Explorer 6 will apply whatever the last style declared is, and takes no notice of !important declarations. So in Example #1 above, the other browsers would display the paragraph in blue but IE6 would display it in red.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Google Buzz

Old Snakey In Gmail

Gmail have game too The OLD SNAKEY Game.

How to enable that

To enable this game in gmail click on google labs icon in topbar of your Gmail window and enable Old snakey from gogole labs options and after that save it Gmail window refresh automatically after that just hit shift+7 from your keyboard and enjoy Old Snakey middle of gmail



Browser ICO PNG GIF animated GIFs JPEG APNG SVG Google Chrome Yes 4.0 4.0 No 4.0 No No Internet Explorer 4 No No No No No No Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.0 No[5] Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9.6 Safari Yes 4.0 4.0 ? 4.0 No No A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage.[1] A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab. Some programs allow the user to select an icon of his own from the hard drive and associate it with a website.


Browser support
Google Chrome Yes 4.0 4.0 No 4.0 No No
Internet Explorer 4 No No No No No No
Mozilla Firefox Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3.0 No
Opera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9.6
Safari Yes 4.0 4.0 ? 4.0 No No

The following format is cross-browser compatible and is supported by Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

Additionally the following is also acceptable:

  • <link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/somepath/myicon.ico"/>

The following shows the supported format of link tags, using examples, for HTML and XHTML.



  • <link rel="icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="/somepath/image.ico" />
  • <link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="/somepath/image.png" />
  • <link rel="icon" type="image/gif" href="/somepath/image.gif" />



Friday, March 19, 2010

Windows Live Writer

Windows_Live_Writer_logo[1]Windows Live Writer, developed by Microsoft, is a desktop blog-publishing application that is part of the Windows Live range of products. It features WYSIWYG authoring, photo-publishing and map-publishing functionality, and is currently compatible with Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Wordpress, Telligent Community, PBlogs.gr, JournalHome, the MetaWeblog API, the Movable Type API, Blogengine and all blogs that support RSD (Really Simple Discoverability).

Windows Live Writer introduces the Provider Customization API that enables both rich customization of Windows Live Writer's behavior as well as the opportunity to add new functionality to the product. Currently Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, and TypePad have all taken advantage of this API to expose additional service-specific features within Windows Live Writer.

Windows Live Writer is currently available in 48 different languages.

Ref : Wikipedia

Cross-Browser Min Height

div { min-height: 500px; height:auto !important; height: 500px; }

This works because  IE treats “height” how “min-height” is supposed to be treated.

Alternate Using Expressions (IE Only)

div { height: expression( this.scrollHeight < 501 ? "500px" : "auto" ); }

Sets the minimum height in IE to be 500px. Make sure that this.scrollHeight < 501 is 1 px greater than the minimum height that you want or you will get some strange results.

Ref: CSSTricks

Disable right-click Contextual Menu In JQuery

There’s many Javascript snippets available to disable right-click contextual menu, but JQuery makes things a lot easier:

return false;

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 goes for HTML5, partially

Microsoft has announced that the new internet explorer will have many features supporting HTML5, which will make browsing internet a speedy experience. "HTML5 will enable a new class of applications," says Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft's Internet Explorer General Manager, speaking to the press at the company's Mix10 conference in Las Vegas, according to The Register.

But there are many features that are not supported by IE9. Like the Canvas element. "All the graphics that run in IE9 are GPU-powered, they are hardware accelerated. We said there'll be updates to the preview and we'll see what else is coming in the next preview," says Hachamovitch.

Microsoft will also have to deal with the issue of video codecs, which has left the Video tag without any officially standardized codec. Replying to this Hachamovitch says, "For IE9, the demonstration that we gave involved the H.264 codec, which is a great industry standard for video, and we will support the H.264 codec. If I made a list of all the things for the HTML5 spec to do next, it's not clear that the HTML5 video codec would be near the top."

The IE9 preview does a better job with the Acid3 standards test than earlier versions, but at 55 per cent, it remains poor, considering that some other browsers pass completely. Hachamovitch is defensive about the test and says, "The Acid3 test is something that some folks use as a proxy for standards support. It's 100 tests. It exercises about a dozen different technologies, some of which are under construction, some of which are less under construction. The most important thing: as IE9 supports more of the markup that developers actually use, the score will continue to go up, as a side effect."

The new IE9 will not be supporting Windows XP. "Building a modern browser requires a modern operating system. There are facilities in Windows Vista and Windows 7 around security, for example the integrity-level work that gave us protected mode. There are performance improvements, there is graphics infrastructure to take advantage of the GPU, that doesn't exist in previous operating systems," says Hachamovitch.

Microsoft will be using Silverlight more extensively in IE9. This might work well for Microsoft but also might slow up the speed of the browser.




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Drop Shadow With CSS For All Web Browsers

.shadow {
-moz-box-shadow: 3px 3px 4px #000;
-webkit-box-shadow: 3px 3px 4px #000;
box-shadow: 3px 3px 4px #000;
What About Internet Explorer?
.shadow {
/* For IE 8 */
-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Shadow
(Strength=4, Direction=135, Color='#000000')";
/* For IE 5.5 - 7 */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Shadow
(Strength=4, Direction=135, Color='#000000');

Web Browser Support
  • Firefox 3.5+
  • Safari 3+
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera 10.50
  • Internet Explorer 5.5

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.

Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world from all walks of life will turn off their lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. So sign up now and let’s make 2010 the biggest Earth Hour yet!.

It’s Showtime! Show the world what can be done.