I’ve become a big fan of the idea in user interfaces that images are faster than words, providing of course that the images do actually represent the idea they are trying to communicate. That latter point is incredibly important, if the icons are badly chosen then it just introduces confusion for the user.
I started programming for Android a few months ago, starting a few apps while playing around with the API, re-familiarising myself with Java and getting a feel for mobile development. Having spent the majority of my programming time during the last couple of years using WinForms, ASP.NET and other Microsoft technologies, I’ve really enjoyed breaking out and trying something new.
The lazy-loading design pattern provides a means to defer the creation of an object by loading it at the point it is needed. This has both benefits and drawbacks.
I woke up this morning, started playing with my phone only to see that Google Drive has been released! I’ve been waiting for quite some time, having abandoned SugarSync a few weeks ago as I stopped using it a while ago due to what I felt was not the greatest integration with all my devices.
Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets, yes, I’m quite a fan of the name. It provides us with a much simpler and more elegant way of defining CSS, allowing the creation of more modular and manageable stylesheets. Sass has two flavours; Sass-style and SCSS-style, the basic difference being that Sass-style uses indentation to separate code-blocks instead of curly braces. The examples used in this post will be using the SCSS-style.