TWIL - Week #37
This Week I Learned:
- If you don't like Flash ads or Flash content that auto-starts within Chrome, type chrome://settings/content in your address bar and then press enter. In the scrollable "Content Settings" panel that opens, scroll down to "Plug-ins" and click on "Click to play". From then on, Flash content will wait for you to click them before they run.
- Images typically represent 60% of the download size of the average webpage.
- Scott Hanselmans 2014 Ultimate Developer And Power Users Tool List For Windows is out has a lot of resources for web developers.
- The Web Developer Checklist has a list of pointers you should watch out for before your website goes live.
- Headroom.js is a lightweight, high-performance JS widget (with no dependencies!) that allows you to react to the user's scroll. The header on this site is a living example, it slides out of view when scrolling down and slides back in when scrolling up.
- StatCounter data finds that tablet internet usage is less than 5% globally
- PDF of “Cliff’s Notes” version of Google's search quality rating guidelines
- Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. The installer size is 4MB. Its author, Krzysztof Kowalczyk, maintains a list of websites offering free eBooks in ePub and mobi formats
- Many third-party apps for Android devices, such as music-identifying service Shazam and popular smartphone flashlight apps, require access to personal information that does not always have an obvious connection to the app's functionality, such as phone call information and location data.
- India has 53 cities with over one million population
- The archives of Times of India dating back to 2001 are available online
- The Indian media usually seizes any opportunity to bask in the reflected glory of Indian-origin success stories.
- The holiday season starting from Thanksgiving in the last week of November and going up to New Year's eve on December 31, is crucial for retailers, accounting for about 30-40% of their annual sales. Cognizant Business Consulting supports 14 of the top 30 US retailers and 11 of the top 30 global retailers, and over 30,000 stores during the shopping season.