Responsive design

responsive web design

Responsive Design is an approach to web development which makes the website design compatible across devices like smart phones, iPads and other tablets. This coding practice gives the website the exact look on the mobile devices as on laptops or desktops.

QUnit: JS Unit Test framework

QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit test suite. It’s used by the jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile projects and is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code, including itself!
QUnit: A JavaScript Unit Testing framework

This is used by the jQuery projects, so probably worth a look. Javascript has found new niches, with all the extensibility available now to develop effective web front-ends in a more secure and efficient manner. Javascript detractors have long predicted demise of Javascript, but that’s a way off yet and perhaps now irrelevant, given the previous accusation centred around it’s limitations.

Driving game using googlemaps

I rarely, if ever, recommend any facebook games but this caught my eye as it is a driving game, utilising googlemaps.  Mini Maps is a driving game for Facebook that lets you race anywhere in the world on Google Maps. You can race on tracks created by other players, competing against the best track times or even race against others by inviting your Facebook friends to play. Alternatively you can create your own tracks, set the best time and challenge others to try and beat you.

The game has some great features. Visibility is affected by the local time, so, for example, if you log into San Francisco at night, you are going to be driving with the assistance of your headlamps. The game also lets you select from a number of Mini models and even lets you customise the look of your car.

Interactive Fiction Programming

Worth a look – I was searching around for different examples of programming lanmguages and came across Inform. Inform is “A Design System for Interactive Fiction Based on Natural Language”.

An example of its implementation is here And here is a list of others you can have a look at –

Before trying to actual program file, you will need to download an interpreter to use it, if you don’t want to commit to entire Inform

So many lotteries …

Robert Popper (the co-creator of Look Around You, and general modern comedy guru), calling guy behind one of those “you have one $688,000 in spanish lottery” scams …

… a little while back I received a letter saying that I had physically won 615,810 Euros in the Spanish Lottery. Congratulations! So I phoned the man, a gentleman by the name(s) of Don Luis Lopez to find out how I could get all my winnings…