Google Web Designer: Bringing Ideas To Life, Using HTML5 & CSS3

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Yesterday, Google introduced a new tool to its extensive range of products & services, and this time Google designed and developed explicitly for the web designers’ community.

Let me to introduce you to Google Web Designer – a powerful tool that lets you easily create interactive and cross-platform HTML5-based designs and vector-style artwork using an ‘integrated visual and code interface’.

Create engaging, interactive HTML5 & CSS3 based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device. Google Web Designer Features and Offers:

  • Full 3D authoring environment utilizing CSS3
  • Automated and intuitive design tools to let you create animated HTML5 in Canvas
  • Two Animation Modes; Basic animation & Advanced animation
  • Publish designed ads directly to DoubleClick Studio or AdMob
  • Full Design Suite; In-built illustration tools
  • Choice of either Design View or Code View
  • Full 3D authoring environment

Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations as you author.

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Design view and code view

While a visual tool is helpful, it can never represent your creativity, imagination and vision in full. That’s why you can flip back and forth between Design View and Code View as you work, immediately seeing any changes made to code reflected back in your designs.

 

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Import assets from any other creative suite or use the built-in illustration tools to create vector-style artwork – keeping your designs light. To create new HTML tags in your designs. The Pen tool lets you draw lines and curves by creating anchor points which are then connected by either straight or curved lines. Closed paths can also be created, to create shapes of great complexity. Along with the Drawing straight lines

Easy ad workflow

Google Web Designer makes it simple to publish ads through any platform. Choose from DoubleClick Studio or AdMob, or go for the Generic option to push content through any other ad network. No coding required.

 

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Code view lets you create CSS, JavaScript, and XML files. Code view uses code auto completion which makes your code easier to write, with fewer errors. You can switch between Code view and Design view, with the changes that you make to the code in Code view reflected in the Design view. This lets you immediately test how changes in your code will affect your designs.

 

HTML5 is a universal language for building beautiful, engaging content that can run across desktops, smartphones, and tablets. We think that Google Web Designer will be the key to making HTML5 accessible to people throughout the industry, getting us closer to the goal of “build once, run anywhere.” – Sean Kranzberg, Lead Engineer, Google Web Designer

 

Google Web Designer (Beta) is freely available for both Mac and PC.

You can read about the launch of Google Web Designer here, or check out related videos on YouTube.

40 Amazing Facts Around The World!

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40 Amazing Facts Around the World!

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • Animal from the egg can’t be breast feeded.
  • Coke makes so many different beverages that if you drank one per day, it would take you over 9 years to try them all. (Source: CocaCola)
  • When you die your hair still grows for a couple of months.
  • During Pregnancy: Unborn babies can feel, see and hear so spend time stroking your belly and talking to your baby in the womb. (Source: Doctors)
  • If an octopus is hungry enough it will eat it’s own arms
  • Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on the earth
  • It would be possible to boil about 8 gallons of water with the heat generated by an average adult each day.
  • 85% of people first look at the left extreme top of the website
  • 85% of Programer shoppers go to their right when entering a store
  • 85% of Designer shoppers go to their left when entering a store
  • Lefties people seem to die 6 to 9 years sooner than righties people. No one has a good explanation for why.
  • Women blink twice as often as men do
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Adolf Hitler failed the entrance exam to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, two years in a row.
  • Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day (Source: Fun Trivia)
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard (Source: OMG Facts)
  • Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are six months old (Source: Doctors)
  • The average human bladder can hold upto 400-600ml of liquid (Source: Health Trap)
  • The biggest check ever written was for $9 Billion! Details (Source: Time.com)
  • There are approximately 20,000 kinds of tomato’s all around the world
  • Mobile Phone signals makes Bees forget their way to go back to their home and they die
  • The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  • Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
  • The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  • Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  • Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every-time you breathe!
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
  • It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  • You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  • Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  • A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  • The average person laughs 10 times a day!
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

 

Share, if you like. And do share more amazing facts in the comments.

Are you a Geek or a Nerd? [infographic]

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Today, I have a pretty cool infographic for you guys, Geeks vs. Nerds, which one are you? We see them everywhere, geeks and nerds, maybe you even see them in your mirror, but how different are they really?

Traditionally most people don’t like being called geeks or nerds, but the derogatory connotations associated with these words are being cast away like sand in the hourglass these days.

Like it or not, but most people these days fall into one of two categories. Before Steve Jobs made computing devices beautiful, geeks and nerds were generally considered to be the same lifestyle choice.

Geeks are now considered to be those who have wrapped themselves around their specific lifestyle choice and are positive that they are experts on it. Nerds fall into the category of socially inept geniuses who flock to their PCs to update their version of Fedora (if you think a Fedora is just a hat, clearly you don’t fall into any of the two categories).

So, are you an iDevice-touting geek, or a Dungeons and Dragons-loving nerd? The infographic below outlines the pros and cons of both.

Enjoy and don’t forget to share!

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13 Ways to Stay Creative

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Hello Friends, people usually ask me “What do you do to Stay Creative”, and I answer “Concentration, Believe and Fun are the only secret to creativity”.

Today, I want to share the secret recipe which I always do to stay creative, healthy and focused.

  1. Know your passion
    The first and the most important thing is to know what you’re are good at or you would like to be good at.
  2. Light Exercise
    Going for a walk or play low impact sports. Light exercise keeps mind relax and body healthy.
  3. Exchange Ideas
    Talking and debating with friends, family and social networks are one of the great ways to exercise your mind. Talk to successful and pious people that do brainstorming and allow to stay positive for longer span. Discuss your work/design with others, and let them criticize. Do not offend when people give advice something for your design. Instead, you should be happy, you are getting a different perspective.
  4. Do Mistakes
    Do not be afraid to make mistakes and never afraid of failure. Learn from your mistakes and consider them as motivator for you to work better.
    “Never say you have failed 10 times, always say you have explored 10 new ways that do not work.” –Thomas Edison
  5. Try Always New
    Always experiment with new materials, processes and ideas. Remember, creativity has no boundaries, if you keep it in mind and make your believe strong, you could always work on originals.
  6. Listen to Nature
    Instead of staying in your four squared room, spend some time with nature to relax and free your mind from everything around you. Always wake up before the sun rise and go for prayer in the dark. Walk with nature’s breeze, it unwinds, you will find it enjoyable for a lot of new ideas come out.
  7. Read
    Reading gives new ideas. Reading (books or blogs) exercise brain, which motivates, inspires and fill brain with vital information that may revive your creativity.
  8. Rest
    Take little nap. That helps the most to retrieve your energy and boost your capabilities. Take steam back or hot shower, it circulates the blood more efficiently and regain the body’s metabolism. And remember to turn off your phone.
  9. Look at Old Photos
    Bring out old photos from your childhood or the photos from a fun trip you had or the photos of your children childhood. Remembering and recalling the treasured moments through photographs will make you smile and relax for sure.
  10. Look Things from Different Perspectives
    Put yourself on the shoes of others. Contemplate how a kid, a teacher, a businessman, or a client will look at your design. Criticize your work. You’ll never know how much it helps to improve your own work.
  11. Stay Focused
    Do not do multi-tasks. It decreases the quality production of your mind. Stay focused to improve the productivity.
  12. Enjoy What You Are Doing
    The top most important secret to success is to love what you do. Be nice when you do mistakes, do not get angry or depressed. You will notice if you have peace while working, you can produce better results.
    “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  13. Play and Have Fun
    When you (or your boss or your clients) are not happy with your output, take break. Play board games or video games. And also try doing something that you always wanted to but never get a chance. This will refresh and boost your mind and regain your energy

By keeping all in mind in your daily routine, you might be able to stay focused, healthy, and always come up with the new ideas, even when driving your car or brushing your teeth.

If you have some more ways to stay creative, please share in the comments.

Revitalize your Creativity, Stay Safe, Pray Punctually, Respect Parents, Love Kids and Have Fun!

 

Top 25 Gadgets of 2012 (Part V)

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  1. Nintendo Wii U
    With the Wii U, Nintendo has added a tablet-like touchscreen element to its motion-sensing control system. As a solo player, in games like Zombi U, you’re now forced to juggle visually between the TV and your touchscreen at crucial moments. Even more innovative, so far, has been the GamePad’s use in multi-player-where one player can play a different role to others, using the touchscreen to gain extra information or work against other players.There are issues, however.
    There’s not many games worthy of the technology yet; there’s new consoles from Sony and Microsoft coming in 2013; and, most dangerous of all, the Wii U’s chief competition is increasingly the touchscreen tech found in smartphones and tablets. How many of us need a dedicated console and an iPad, after all? (from From $299)

  2. Cadillac CUE

    As cars become gadgets on wheels, automakers have been challenged to integrate cellular connectivity and complex user interfaces into the car. Some companies have stumbled, and some have excelled. With the Cadillac CUE, GM and Cadillac fall into the latter. With its capacitive, multi-gesture touchscreen, haptic feedback, cloud-based OnStar service, natural-speech recognition, attention to driver safety, and a flexible HTML 5 platform, the Cadillac CUE should serve as a benchmark for the rest of the automotive industry.

  3. Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop

    The Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop is a technological leap forward for home cooking‹instead of discrete heating elements, the cooktop senses induction-compatible cookware placed anywhere on its surface. The touch-sensitive display shows where each pot and pan is situated, maintaining their power level even as they slide around. It also has a Boost feature, which redirects up to 30 percent of the power from one half of the surface to the other, for even faster heating.

  4. HP ENVY x2

    The aptly-named ENVY x2 is going to make a lot of laptops jealous. At first blush, it looks like a thin, brushed-metal machine. But when you flip a slick magnetic toggle and lift out the 11.6-inch display, you suddenly get it – this Hybrid PC packs all the important guts you need behind the screen. Are you the kinda guy that’s constantly debating whether to take a laptop, tablet (or both!) for the day? Here’s your next PC.

  5. Asus Padfone2

    Another sleek design but a complete game shifter, its an android powered smartphone with a tablet dock, instant data transition from 4.7” phone to 10.1” PadFone 2 Station for an expanded view with the layout optimized for pad mode for easy reading. Ultra-thin and light combination at just 9mm and weighing a mere 135g for PadFone 2, and 514g for PadFone 2 Station. It has the fastest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 quad-core CPU at 1.5GHz with 2GB RAM. It has 720p high-speed recording at 60fps and 100 consecutive photo captures at 6fps, coupled with 30% enhanced color and contrast. Enjoy super long 3G talk time of up to 16 hours with the PadFone 2’s 2,140mAh battery. Extend the talk time to 36 hours by tapping into the additional battery in the PadFone 2 Station. ASUS also providing 50GB of WebStorage free for two years. Eliminate the hassle of synchronization when the two devices are connected as all storage is inside the phone. And it packed with amazing apps like SuperNote, the SuperNote app instantly converts handwritten notes made in multiple languages into editable text. Instant Translation tool also translates any word, phrase or sentence in an email, web page or app at a touch.

 

 

Top 25 Gadgets of 2012 (Part IV)

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  1. iPad Mini
    As Apple points out, the brand new iPad mini might be smaller, but that doesn’t make the experience suffer. It was introduced earlier this year along with the iPhone 5 and boasted a size that was 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter. You could even hold it in one hand if you wanted, and with features like this, the folks at Apple maintain that it’s at a perfect miniature size (7.9 inches if we’re counting) to capture function and the full iPad experience.
    Throw in already great features like the iPad’s long battery life, HD video camera and thousands of apps and the iPad mini can be a no brainer for the on-the-go iPad lover.

  2. Lenovo Yoga

    With both a traditional desktop mode and an all-new touchscreen Interface, Windows 8 represents the Microsoft’s first complete rethink of the desktop operating system since 1995. The Lenovo Yoga is equal parts ultrabook and tablet; a 13-inch folding laptop with a multitouch capacitive touchscreen

  3. Google Nexus 7

    This year, Google’s seven-inch touchscreen tablet has proven not only massively popular, but also seriously threatening to other technology companies. Steve Jobs famously hated 7-inch tablets, yet Apple now makes the (7.9-inch and far more expensive) iPad Mini. And the eReader market has been so threatened by the arrival of the Nexus 7, Amazon’s responded with its Kindle Fire range.

    Why is it so threatening and so popular? The Nexus 7 offers most tablet users 90+ percent of the usability and productivity of a 10-inch device, at a fraction of the cost, and in a far more portable form factor.
    Seven-inch tablets also trash dedicated eReaders on everything but extended battery life (only really useful if you’re going on holiday on a desert island). And the Nexus 7 specifically remains far more compelling than all its rivals on a spec v price trade-off.

    One has to wonder whether mid-sized tablets, had they been introduced first, would be the dominant tablet today instead of the 10-inch versions. Because after using the Google Nexus 7 as a web browser, movie-viewer, and email peruser, it has emerged as our favorite tablet configuration. It’s sleek, compact, unobtrusive, and, with Android’s smooth Jelly Bean operating system, a pleasure to use. The $200 entry point is merely proof that we can have it all without breaking the bank.  ($200-$300, google.com)

  4. Lytro

    Only rarely does a product come along that’s truly revolutionary. This year, Lytro was just such a product. This genius camera may not take the highest-resolution images around, but it has a startling trick up its sleeve: it takes in all the light in an image, meaning all the detail, as well. So an image can be refocused after the shot is snagged. It’s known as light-field photography. You view the images through a special web-friendly (and shareable) browser tool, but the possibilities are endless—craft subtle “stories” in single images, which the viewer discovers by alternately adjusting focus around the imge; or use this as your gunslinger shot-maker, since you can pull it out and snap pics without worrying about focusing. This tech is here to stay. ($300, lytro.com)

  5. Nike+ FuelBand

    Everyone’s jumping on the health and fitness technology bandwagon. And the FuelBand is just one of a whole series of exercise-tracking devices that have launched in the last year. So, apart from the “swoosh” logo, what makes it more worth your attention?
    The FuelBand offers a simpler and more user-friendly approach. You wear it on your wrist constantly (it works as a watch too), and it tracks your activity level, automatically and wirelessly uploading this to your smartphone. This, combined with its “Fuel” activity score and social-media integration means it’s easy to use, but successful at motivating you to move around more often.
    Other fitness gadgets may offer more accuracy, as a wrist motion tracker is fairly easy to fool, but none look as good or are as simple to use so far. (From $149)

 

 

Top 25 Gadgets of 2012 (Part III)

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  1.  iPhone 5
    The fact that people groused so much about nitpicky nonsense with the iPhone 5—seriously, it’s “too light”? —is straight-up hilarious. Yes, Maps was a disaster, but on a big trip to Australia in November to see a solar eclipse, it successfully pointed this reviewer to a perfect observing spot deep in the Outback when clouds clobbered the coast. So I’m giving that a pass, switching to the Google Maps app like everyone else, and just enjoying the newly slimmed-down space-age gateway to my entire life.

    The iPhone remains simply the most brilliantly envisioned, reliable, and high-quality consumer electronic device of the 21st century. (From $200 with contract, From $799 unlocked)

  2. Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

    Everything about this hobby-grade automatic stabilization, Bluetooth control via your smartphone, streaming video from on-board HD cameras, and its shockingly low price. (Really, for the tech crammed into this thing, $300 is a bargain.) But most important, it’s just fun, high-tech wizardry you can fly around your yard or shoot 300 feet into the air to capture high-def video of your ‘hood. ($300, ar.drone2.parrot.com)

  3. GoPro Hero3

    Here’s the weird thing about GoPro—they make you actually want to pick up crazy action sports, just so you can snag awesome footage of you skydiving, bombing down a mounting bike trail, or skiing. (Of course, you might just find yourself having fun, too.) The Hero3 that came out this year significantly improved image quality and controllability, with enhanced app functionality and a slick Wi-Fi remote. And once you start messing around with this thing, you quickly realize that you don’t have to participate in action sports at all—attach it to your dog, a hula-hoop, a model airplane . . .  (From $199, gopro.com)

  4. Microsoft Surface

    You have to give props to Redmond for taking the bull by the horns with this one. To maximize the impact of its new operating system, Windows 8, the software giant rolled out its own hardware, a trick tablet with a built-in kickstand, cast-iron construction, and near-laptop functionality. Of course, that rollout has been stymied by the fact that you can only try it out in person in a few Microsoft retail outlets, and the fact that the magnetically attached keyboard that’s so crucial to the Surface experience sets buyers back an additional $120, but the tablet nevertheless raises the bar for tablet functionality. Now, being a media consumption tool is no longer good enough. Tablets need to be productivity enhancers, too. (from $499,  surface.microsoft.com)

  5. Nokia Lumia 920

    The Lumia 920 is not a perfect phone. For starters, it’s a bit on the heavy side and the battery life is fairly unimpressive. Furthermore, the limited ecosystem that Windows Phone 8 provides is enough to turn a lot of people away—the app selection and support is simply just not there. With all of this said, there is no doubt that running Windows Phone 8 on a beautifully designed piece of hardware like the Lumia 920 feels remarkably fresh. This OS removes most iOS tropes and replaces them with something altogether different, but nearly as innovative. Combine that with some great Nokia apps and a killer 8.7-megapixel PureView camera and you’ve got the premiere handset to run the new Windows OS.

 

 

Top 25 Gadgets of 2012 (Part II)

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  1. Apple iMac
    Apple’s all-in-one computer feels like the result of an industrial design challenge: Just how thin can it get? Now 5 millimeters at its edge, the iMac sports the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors, a glare-resistant display, and a new hybrid Fusion Drive, resulting in the most striking — and one of the fastest –
    desktops around with 21” to 27” retina displays. (from $1,299)

  2. Playstation Vita

    Sony’s newest handheld device turned some users off with its steep price, but those willing to splurge found a game machine worth the hype. Devices come Wi-Fi enabled and Vita users won’t miss out on the year’s hottest titles. Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty Black Ops — Declassified and Madden 13 are all available. (from $249.99)

  3. Samsung Galaxy Camera

    Why buy a camera when you have a smartphone? Samsung showed us why with its new Galaxy Camera, which boasts a massive 4.8-inch display along with built in photo and video editing software. The camera even has access to apps and games. The Samsung Galaxy Camera is power packed with Android OS. (From $499)

  4. HTC One Series

    HTC’s family of smartphones has it all: a blazing-fast quad-core Tegra 3 processor, vibrant, huge displays, loud Beats audio, and a striking design that few Android devices can’t match.

  5. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

    Tablets-turned-notebooks sound like a great idea, but few devices nail the execution. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is an exception. As a tablet, it’s one of the best ever to run Google’s Android operating system. When matched with its keyboard dock, it’s what most so-called “ultrabooks” should feel like

 

 

Top 25 Gadgets of 2012 (Part I)

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    1. Sony SmartWatchThis watch lets you see calls, texts, apps, Facebook, Twitter and more, without having to take your phone out of your pocket. Just pull up your sleeve, paw the 1.3-inch OLED screen, and you go. The watch connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and also acts as a media streamer, beaming tunes to your handset, which you listen through headphones /earphones. It runs Android, and you can customise it with tailor-made apps.

      The humble wristwatch isn’t dead, just evolving.(from $ 199 Sony.com)
    2. Kindle Paperwhite

      The Kindle Paperwhite is a huge step up for the Kindle lineup, and one that makes what was already one of the best e-readers around far better. The improved resolution is the first huge deal: with over 60 percent more pixels than previous Kindles, the Paperwhite is a big step up as far as pixel density goes. A little closer to the paper-like quality that Amazon has been pushing all along. Beyond that, a new built-in light can increase the screen’s brightness for night-time reading without damaging your eyes. Thanks to the e-ink screen technology, the Kindle is a lot gentler to read than any LCD screen, and the Paperwhite is easily the best Kindle e-reader yet (from $119)


    3. Samsung Galaxy S III

      This is it: the King Daddy of all Android super-phones. Featuring a beautiful design that feels great (even in one hand) and an incredible, perfectly-sized 4.8-inch display, this phone became the one to beat in 2012. Samsung’s Android overlay really came into its own here: not only was the user interface easy to understand—even for first-time smartphone owners—but it was also decidedly powerful. The Galaxy S3‘s ability to easily share data via NFC with its S Beam feature or its ability to truly multi-task with Pop Up Play, or even its Smart Stay feature that detects whether or not you’ve fallen asleep while reading, make it one of the most feature-rich phones on the planet. Powerful, beautiful, and as feature-loaded as can be, the Galaxy S3 has changed the way many of us look at our cellphones. (From $199 with service plans, From $500 unlocked)

 

  1. Intel Ultrabook™

    The Ultrabook category is rigged with a deadly trap: MacBook Air imitation. While plenty of otherwise well-equipped super-thin laptops from major manufacturers have given in to the temptation of emulating Apple’s wedge-like aluminum design. Ultrabook™ products are offered in multiple models. Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Vizio launched Ultrabooks with Intel, display sizes from 11” – 15”. All are packed with windows 8 and some are detachable, some are convertible, and most of them are multi touch enabled. (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ultrabook/shop-ultrabook.html)


  2. Samsung Smart TV Evolution

    Smart TV technology changes at a breakneck pace. Samsung’s Smart TV bring us to new world with its Smart 3D LED Display that makes you feel what you are watching inside the visual interface by its face detection and hand recognition gestures.