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JavaScript library Modernizr 2.6

The latest version of Modernizr 2.6 has been recently released with a number of included features. Modernizr is a popular JavaScript library for HTML5 or CSS3 that helps in finding out whether a particular feature is there in a browser or not. While detecting browser features, the results include creating Java-script object which are shown as properties on global object and also as classes on the HTML element. These classes while also being added to HTML elements allow to key in or embed the CSS. A number of major new players on the web are now interested in the JavaScript library from modernizr.

Features

The new design for the Modernizr platform has led the core development focus from the community to enable the detections for 40 or more essential detects. The detects for the modernizr includes CSS filters, CSS regions, Scope Styles and others. Existing detects like Geolocation enable to find whether a native location support is available for a browser and can be shared with the trusted websites.

Being open source and supporting a range of web designs for different user experiences based upon the capabilities of a web browser, Modernizr 2.6 is the one for designers. Modernizr already has other styling elements for Internet Explorer made from HTML5 for improved semantics. The new release version 2.6 is also a close reflection of what is included as a progressive enhancement for building the website with JavaScript free foundation while adding the other layers.

Free Vectors Available for All Designers

Vector graphics are commonly used by designers, illustrators and web artists due to the fact that they are extremely easy to modify and arrange. Vector graphics use a special format in which every image item is comprised of a line and fill. Shapes can be used and arranged in a myriad of formats to display practically any type of design. Raster images, by contrast, are created out of a multitude of little squares called pixels, each with its own color. Logo designs and web graphics are usually done in vector, while still photographs and digital paintings are usually done in raster. There are exceptions to this, but they are relatively uncommon.

The Overall Benefits of Vector Images

Vector images can be blown up to many times their size and they will never get distorted or lose focus. A vector image that is two hundred times the original graphic’s size will still have the exact same clarity as the original vector, whereas a raster image that is enhanced this amount will appear blurry and indistinct. Vector images are also far easier to palette swap than other images, which means that logos can be presented in a multitude of colors and web designs can be quickly changed to give a client a multitude of choices. In addition to this, vector images usually have extremely low file sizes compared to raster images, which make them ideal for online use.

Unique Features of E-commerce Technology

Ecommerce words describes its own explanation for all internet based business. eCommerce Technology has expanded their branches in all market segments. Day by day we look some new technology and eCommerce application for our business. eCommerce is not new technology. It has been running from 10 years back. From back to current eCommerce technology has changed the lots for business profiles and vital product, pricing and retailer client details on more than 1,200 application developers and service providers in 23 different e-commerce market segments. These changes make it better.
The time is for gaining and achieving the some more features to stay away for long time in the eCommerce market. In the eCommerce technology development hundreds of eCommerce solutions and vendors are running and continual developing the best features to make it useful and perfect for their client.

The unique features of e-commerce technology include:

Ubiquity: It is available just about everywhere and at all times. Consumer can connect it to the Internet at any time, including at their homes, their offices, on their video game systems with an Internet connection and mobile phone devices. eCommerce is ubiquitous technology which is available everywher and can access all times by using internet and Wi-Fi hotspot such as airport, coffee cafe and hill station places.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap

Bootstrap, a front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications. It is a collection of CSS and HTML conventions. It uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny resource

Why use Bootstrap

Bootstrap is just CSS, but it’s built with Less, a flexible pre-processor that offers much more power and flexibility than regular CSS. With Less, we gain a range of features like nested declarations, variables, mixins, operations, and color functions. Additionally, since Bootstrap is purely CSS when compiled via Less, we gain two important benefits:

First, Bootstrap remains very easy to implement; just drop it in your code and go. Compiling Less can be accomplished via Javascript, an unofficial Mac application, or via Node.js (read more about this at http://lesscss.org).

The 5 Ultimate Ways to Drive New Traffic to your Online Store

Drive new traffic to your online store to create new customers and boost sales. Push the petal to the metal and increase your traffic with these 5 fundamental tips.

1. Optimize Your Site for SEO

Blogging: One of the surest ways to improve your SEO is to create a blog and post on it frequently. Not only will a blog boost your SEO but it will present you as an industry leader – someone who really knows their product and target market. Check out some of these great PrestaShop powered store blogs: What Goes Around NYC, Oh Snap Boutique, Creed Boutique
Text Is Everything: Focus on creating rich product descriptions and using powerful keywords. A good starting point is the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Find out what customers are searching when they Google your competition. This will give you valuable information about what keywords you should concentrate on.

2. Use Wish Lists

Give your customers the option to create wish lists on your site and share the list with their friends. The wish list creator is marketing for you by creating a call to action that will be difficult to ignore and in turn will expose your store to new customers. These new customers are entering your site with a stronger sense of trust since the wish list creator has given your store the greatest endorsement possible, confirming that they shop there.

Best of PHP scripts for generating PDF files

Generate PDF files using PHP

The following classes are written to generate PDF files “from the scratch” using PHP functions:
FPDF

The FPDF class is written written for PHP4 and was the first free PHP script for creatingPDF files

“on the fly”. I’ve used this class 8 years ago to generate several documents in several eCommerce

applications. The project website offers some great documentation and also a lot of useful examples. The latest version is from June 2011 and I hope the next version is written for PHP5. The original version doesn’t support UTF-8, but since while there is class named tFPDF which supports UTF-8.
TCPDF

Like many other PDF scripts is TCPDF based on FPDF, too. The TCPDF class was in the beginning a rewrite for PHP5 with support for UTF-8. Now is this project a great PDF generator with great image functions including support for the CMYK color mode.
The missing support for UTF-8 in FPDF was the reason that I use TCPDF class for all my projects since a view years now. If you have used FPDF in the past, it’s very easy to make the move. The documentation for TCPDF project is not so good as for the FPDF class, but there are a lot of well documented examples.

3 reasons to stop using navigation bars

1. Fewer distractions

This is something I’ve touched on previously, but with the absence of navigation bars, there’s obviously fewer distractions. Navigation bars have become a place to store all the content you can’t fit on your website. On top of that, we put every single page we’ve imagined and come up with on the navigation bar. Some are junky and cluttered. Some have telephone numbers and search boxes. Some are just big and only have three small links on them. Some have drop-down menus that span the entire height of a website. What’s the point?

2. Customer Focus

At one point, I posed the question of whether or not flat design has made our web sites too simple. I’ve also asked other community members if they think minimalism is killing our creativity. I’ll spare you the lengthy read and summarize by saying this: we’ve traded in spectacular design for subtle web experiences. What do I mean? We’d rather have a simple blog with a white background, as long as the posts auto-scroll. We’d rather use a monotone or two-tone color scheme and make the highlight color something totally expected. Because we think that’s cool.

3. Experience driven designs

Let’s build a bridge. This bridge connects what we want them to see along with how we want them to see it. The length of the bridge varies depending on how far away the two are from each other, but there must be a bridge nonetheless. We obviously want to have the smoothest bridge possible so the transfer of information can be as smooth as possible. By ridding ourselves of the navigation bar, we’ve created a platform to have a fully immersive brand design that should cater directly to the customer.