Category Archives: Applications

Folium – A clean and responsive HTML5 template for portfolio

Folium is a HTML5 template built using Twitter Bootstrap especially for freelance developers/photographers who needs a portfolio website to showcase their work.

It’s a one page responsive template, It has simple and clean design, it’s built using Bootstrap 3.0 (The most popular frontend framework), jQuery etc. Although, it has some nice features and visual effects but it’s still lightweight and fast.

Folium portfolio template

folium template

It’s a premium template available for download, with multiple licenses such as Standard (recommended for quick use), Pro (if you want finer control over the theme design, you also get sass/coffeescript files), Pro Multiple (All pro features plus you can use it for as many sites as you want, including your clients).

So if you’re looking for a modern and flat cool theme for your portfolio site you must check it out.

Here is one screenshot of landing page : (checkout the demo link below)

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Demo
Folium – HTML5 Portfolio Template

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PyCharm – Free and Open Source IDE For Python

PyCharm is a new IDE from JetBrains, built specifically for Python developers. It has tons of cool features that may improve your productivity a lot. If you want to give it a try then you should checkout the video explaining some exciting features of PyCharm.

 

Read full list of features here

PyCharm is available (version 3 is available now) in two edition – One is community Edition (free and open source version) and the other one is Professional Edition with some extra features for web developers (supports Google App Engine, Flask, Django, web2py, CoffeeScript and other templating languages, Remote development, SQL and more).

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Download Pycharm for Ubuntu / Linux

You can download the *.tar.gz package from here.

Installation is straightforward (extract the package and run pycharm.sh), but you need to have Oracle JRE (1.6+) installed on your system. (As the official manual says, OpenJDK is not supported, at least for now).

So, if you’ve tried PyCharm, please share your experience through comments.

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MediaGoblin – a decentralized platform for sharing pictures and videos!

GNU MediaGoblin is a decentralized and open platform for sharing media stuffs (pictures, videos). It’s a free and open source software, built using free and open technologies such as Python, Celery, SQLALCHEMY,  HTML5, CSS3 and so. It’s a GNU project.

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MediaGoblin is a decentralized software, you can run your own instance and have full control over it or just use any public instance (run by your friend or someone else). It respects your freedom and independence, so it’s a great alternative to sites such as Flickr. It has simple and clean design with features you will love to use. (e.g Markdown support, easy conversation/discussion on your photos, public profile etc)

Want to give it a try ?

What is DNS Prefetching ?

As the name suggests, DNS Prefetching is the process of resolving domain names, in advance.

Suppose a user is reading a web page, he(or she) may or may not visit a link, referenced on that web page but if he(or she) does, the next page can be loaded a lot faster if  it uses DNS prefetching – because it won’t have any delay due to DNS lookup (which may takes up few milliseconds to a second or more, depending on lots of factors such as latency and whether the result is locally cached or not).

How to implement it ?

To add DNS prefetching to your website, just add an extra link tag (in head, of course), in the following format :

<link rel="dns-prefetch" href="http://example.com">

You can also control DNS prefetching at page level, using the meta tag (off means no prefetching, change it to on to enable it) :

<meta http-equiv="x-dns-prefetch-control" content="off">

Does any browser support it ?

Mozilla Firefox and Chromium/Google Chrome certainly supports this feature (with compatible syntax, the above style works well for both browsers), I’m not sure about other browsers. (I think Safari and Opera do, but you need to make sure)

Ref : http://www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/dns-prefetching

Firefox

Firefox 22 is released!

Mozilla Firefox v 22 is out! Checkout the release notes for more info. It has come with lots of new features/improvements such as support for new HTML5 elements, improved WebGL performance, new APIs for web notifications, security fixes and more!

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What’s new in Firefox 22 ?

  • WebRTC enabled by default
  • you can control HTML5 audio or video playback rate
  • asm.js is optimized for better performance
  • built in font inspector
  • CSS3Flexbox enabled by default
  • new HTML5 elements (date and time)

 

Ubuntu/Linux Mint users can update the firefox through the regular update, using Update Manager or terminal –

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

So, try out the latest version of firefox and share your experience . :-)