Thursday, March 22, 2012
With inline installation, you can allow Chrome users who visit your web site to install your apps and extensions directly without requiring them to visit the Chrome Web Store. This creates a smoother experience for your users as it eliminates an extra step where potential users could drop off.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
If you don’t like that the new Gmail interface replaced most text labels from buttons with icons, there’s an option that lets you disable this tweak.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Caramel Vinaigrette – Sounds Delicious
Up to 75 per cent of the energy used by free versions of Android apps is spent serving up ads or tracking and uploading user data: running just one app could drain your battery in around 90 minutes.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Interesting read from Quirks Mode, on how the iPad 3′s display will actually hurt the mobile web in particular, by creating a demand for larger downloads to accommodate for the hi-resolution screen.
In order to display properly on the iPad 3, all graphics of both web apps and native apps must be doubled in pixel density, which means their size roughly quadruples. Clever compression will solve part of that problem, but not nearly enough.
The problem is even worse with the mobile web. Jason Grigsby delved into the way Apple itself serves Retina-optimised images to its new iPad site. Essentially, they download the normal images first, and if a check for the iPad 3 is positive it then downloads the optimised images.