Writing for Ventzine – the online magazine

What you write something and edited by good hands, the outcome is truly satisfying.

http://www.ventzine.com/faces/world-my-brush-tips

Very creative and relevant!!

It feels good to see contextually relevant advertisements.

Be careful Androidites

Antivirus in PC have been the compulsion for us since a decade. Now here comes the threat for mobile. With 52.5% market share, Android is the main attack under the threat radar these days. I am seeing not so happy faces among Android users because of malfunctions they are facing now and then. Till few months back, they were the happiest and craziest faces with widest grin because of huge collection of games and apps they owned as if they had inherited the world treasure for themselves. Now, threats are added in their treasure box. Obviously this is not a good news. I use Nokia E7 with latest Symbian Belle update. Its pretty smooth and virus free. But who knows if its cracked someday by the same one that entered in my brother’s Samsung SII few days back.

Inspired by: http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/39677/?p1=MstRcnt

World’s Craziest Top 10 Restaurants

We all want to explorer different things as well as we want to know but with own ideas doing few. I would like to share about some amazing and craziest things happening in world… Hope this could be shocking to you..

Below list are in order people liked the most.

source: here

 

Cannibalistic Restaurant (JAPAN)

“Nyotaimori” (which literally means “female body plate”) is the name of the japanese restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi on a naked woman’s body. The body is made from food and placed on an operating table, much as though in a hospital. You can “operate” anyway and anywhere you want by cutting open the body and eating what you find inside. The body will actually bleed as you cut it and the intestines and organs inside are completely editable. It’s a banquet of Cannibalism.


 Toilet Restaurant (TAIWAN)

Have you ever heard of people eating out of a bathroom toilet and having great fun? A restaurant named Marton Theme Restaurant, in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) has a toilet theme and is a great hit among people. The restauranthas a bathroom decor, with colorful toilet seat being the standard chairs at the restaurant. It also serves food in plates and bowls shaped like western loo seats and Japanese “squat” toilets. Customers sits by a tables converted from a bathtub with a glass cover while looking at a wall decorated with neon-lit faucets and urinals turned into lamps. The restaurant is named after the Chinese word “Matong” for toilet and is doing really well. The owner Eric Wang says “We not only sell food but also laughter. The food is just as good as any restaurant but we offer additional fun. Most customers think the more disgusting and exaggerated (the restaurant is), the funnier the dining experience is.” The meals are cheaply priced with a meal set including soup and ice cream costs from 150 to 250 Taiwan dollars ($6 – $10).

 

 

 Restaurant in the Sky (BELGIUM)

“Dinner in the Sky” is a Brussels based restaurant that serves dinner for up to 22 people… 150 feet in the air! The specially-designed table and chairs are lifted by a crane. Dinner anywhere in Belgium will set you back almost 8 thousand euros; other locations are also available. Remember, you must wear your seat belt, and don’t drop your fork!

 Dark Restaurant (CHINA)

The first dark restaurant in Asia is officially opened on the 23 December 2006. This restaurant, located in Beijing, China, has its interior painted completely black. Customers are greeted by a brightly lit entrance hall and will be escorted by waiters wearing night vision goggles into the pitch dark dining room to help them find their seats. Flashlights, mobile phones and even luminous watches are prohibited while in this area.

The meal will be taken in this environment with the complete loss of vision. By starving one’s sense, your other senses are stimulated to full alert “all so the theory goes” and your food will taste like it’s never tasted before. In case you are wondering about the washrooms, they are all brightly lit.

 Graveyard Restaurant (INDIA)

The bustling “New Lucky Restaurant” in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls, and the graves between the tables. Krishan Kutti Nair has helped run the restaurant built over a centuries-old Muslim cemetery for close to four decades, but he doesn’t know who is buried in the cafe floor. Customers seem to like the graves, which resemble small cement coffins, and that’s enough for him.

“The graveyard is good luck,” Nair said one recent afternoon after the lunch rush. “Our business is better because of the graveyard.” The graves are painted green, stand about shin high, and every day the manager decorates each of them with a single dried flower. They’re scattered randomly across the restaurant - one up front next to the cash register, three in the middle next to a table for two, four along the wall near the kitchen.

 Restaurant in a Prison (ITALY)

A restaurant situated inside the top security prison Fortezza Medicea in Italy is so popular that officials have since opened more branches. Serenaded by Bruno, a pianist doing life for murder, the clientele eat inside a deconsecrated chapel set behind the 60ft high walls, watch towers, searchlights and security cameras of the daunting 500-year-old Fortezza Medicea, at Volterra near Pisa. Under the watchful eye of armed prison warders, a 20-strong team of chefs, kitchen hands and waiters prepares 120 covers for diners who have all undergone strict security checks. Tables are booked up weeks in advance.

 Robot Restaurant: run by two identical couples(CHINA)

People are confused how a Chinese couple managed to run a busy restaurant21 hours a day without getting tired. Turns out the restaurant is run by two couples … both the men and women are identical twins!

Locals had nicknamed the eatery the “robot couple restaurant” as they couldn’t understand how the same couple seemed to be on duty from 6am through to 3am. However, a journalist from Today Morning Post interviewed the restaurant owner and found out the truth. It turned out that the twin brothers, 32, married a set of twin sisters from the same township three years ago and moved to Yiwu to run the restaurant together. “Many diners thought we worked too hard and are like robots, but they don’t know that we are actually four people,” said Mao Zhanghua, 32, the elder brother.

 Undersea Restaurant (MALDIVES)

The first-ever undersea restaurant in the world has been introduced at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa in April 2007. Ithaa (which is pronounced “eet-ha” and means “pearl” in the language of the Maldives, Dhivehi) sits five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic, offering diners 270 degrees of panoramic underwater views. This innovative restaurant is the first of its kind in the world, and is part of a US $5 million re-build of Rangalifinolhu Island, one of the twin islands that make up Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. This re-build includes the construction of 79 of the most luxurious beach villas in the country as well as the Spa Village, a self-contained, over-water “resort-within-a-resort” consisting of a spa, restaurant and 21 villas.

 Condom Restaurant (THAILAND)

“Cabbages and Condoms” is a chain of restaurants in Thailand. There are condoms on the walls and pictures of condoms printed on the carpets. Instead of after-dinner mints, patrons are offered a bowl of condoms at the counter. Profits from the restaurants go to support the Population and Community Development Association (PDA).

 Medical Restaurant (TAIPEI)

D.S. Music Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan is a medical-themed restaurant with crutches on the wall, waitresses dressed a nurses, and drinks served from an IV drip bottle! The owner came up with the idea to express his gratitude for care he received at a local hospital.

We are going the right direction

New Style of Styling

LESS CSS StylingTechnology is leading much ahead in its own way. Since 1999, HTML is introduced formally as a markup language. Initially, it is introduced as simple language but today it has taken huge shape. Every technology has been advance and changing to make easier for complex. But I just want to get involved in as small section of web development.

Every web developer and non technical person who are interested on web technology know basic things and classical scriptings. But Today to make much easier some changes has been done on writing process as well. I m not talking about HTML5 and CSS3. Because we have something left behind and can do some improvement on older version. And we can also continue for CSS3 as well.

Ys I m talking about the technology is LESS. LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions. LESS runs on both the client-side (IE 6+, Webkit, Firefox) and server-side, with Node.js. Its nothing more that managing the css in better way. It deals with small concept and terms of programing language. Every time we leave our css in messy way but with use of this technology, clutter will be deducted very much in simplified way. It seems we are programing. In actual, we are styling.

For detail you can get access to LESS website i.e. lesscss.org. Its an awesome technique. Meanwhile, If you are comfortable with Ruby language then you can check to SASS as well. Its somehow similar to each other.

I liked this advertisement

As I saw the advertisement of “Kantipur” Daily in ECS living, I paused for a moment, gazed on the composition and absorbed the message it was reflecting. The overall graphical representation is plain, almost dual color in a stylish, glossy magazine but it was conveying more message to its target audience than any other advertisment. Once again I realized, creativity is not about showing how much knowledge you have in the tools of software but giving a right message to the audience through any medium.

I am glad, I saw this advertisement.

Basic Web Developer Tools

1. Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Firebug

Firebug

 

2.Web Developer extension for Firefox

Web Developer extension is a very handy and time-saving extension for Firefox. I’ve written and recommended it plenty of times and is an extension that I use daily. You can rapidly validate your XHTML, find JavaScript/CSS errors, visualize a web page’s structure, quickly fill out web forms for testing purposes, clear your cache with a shortcut key, change XHTML on-the-fly (great for working remotely on a web design), inspect HTTP headers information, and much more.

 

3.Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

Even if you prefer Firefox (or Safari) to develop and test your web pages, you have to test your stuff in the Internet Explorer browser for cross-compatibility. Whenever I test in IE, there are plenty of times when I wish certain features in Firebug and the Web Developer extension are accessible through IE, such as the DOM inspector option or the CSS Information option. IE Developer Toolbar is the IE add-on that provides me the features I like in my Firefox extensions.

Internet Explorer for Firefox

Internet Explorer for Firefox

4. 960 Grid System

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem. Read more.

960grid

960grid

5. reCAPTCHA

One of the most popular CAPTCHA systems that helps to digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows by using CAPTCHA inputs to help translate. There is also a Perl module available for reCAPTCHA.

reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA

5. ckeditor

CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It’s a WYSIWYG editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.

Because CKEditor is licensed under flexible Open Source and commercial licenses, you’ll be able to integrate and use it inside any kind of application. This is the ideal editor for developers, created to provide easy and powerful solutions to their users.

6. APIs

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of program functions which can be accessed by another application. One example is a currency conversion API that retrieves currency conversion data by allowing the user to enter a base currency, an amount, and the desired result currency, which returns a result via the API.

  • Alexa Top Sites
    This API provides access to lists of web sites ordered by Alexa Traffic Rank.
  • FoXRate
    A basic currency conversion API.
  • eBay API
    eBay’s API which allows you to submit items to be listed and obtain listing data.
  • Twitter API
    The Twitter API allows you to have access to Twitter data, including user and status information.

7. IP Locations

Finding out where your visitors are located can be valuable from a development standpoint. It can help you understand your visitors so you can design your site to better suit their needs. IP location information can help you determine where a user is located, enabling you to display content in the their language. You can also optionally customize other information such as currencies and shipping costs.

  • IP Details
    A PHP class for determining geographical locations based on IP address.
  • GEO-IP
    A free IP to country database.

8. Icon Finder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for web designers and developers in an easy and efficient way. You simply type in a keyword into the searchbox and Iconfinder brings you back icons beautiful icons which you can freely use.

iconfinder

iconfinder

9. Load Impact

Slow websites means lost customers and revenues. Be proactive and find out the performance limits of your website before you learn the hard way. Load Impact is an online load testing service that lets you load test your website with just a few mouse clicks.

loadimpact

loadimpact

 

10. Website Grader

How well is your website doing? Is it getting traffic? Does it have SEO problems? How popular is it in social media?

Find out the answers for free. Just enter your website URL and click Generate Report. We’ll do the rest.

 

11. Smush.It

Smush.It is a neat application which uses non-lossy image optimization tools to squeeze the last bytes out of your images

smushit

smushit

12. ColorCop

Color Cop is a multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers. It identifies and represents colors in various hex color code formats. Simply drag the eyedropper control to any location on the screen and release. The hex color code for the selected color will be automatically copied to the clipboard.

Colorcop

Colorcop

13. Page Rank Checker

Page Rank checker is a free tool to check Google™ page ranking of any web site pages easily and to display your site’s PageRank™ value on your web pages.

Google Page Rank

Google Page Rank

Back to work

Dashain Hangover is still going on but we cannot neglect office works. So, we all are back to our work  along with our PC and laptop. A warm welcome to everyone to office after this  wonderful dashain. Lets work hard to make our tihar even more wonderful.

 

These websites can be helpful………

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/30-creative-and-eye-catching-web-designer-portfolios/

http://creativefan.com/high-quality-free-website-portfolio-photoshop-psd-templates/

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/60-latest-beautiful-and-enticing-blog-designs/

http://slodive.com/inspiration/showcase/splendid-minimal-web-design-portfolio-examples/

http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/web/14-quick-and-slick-portfolio-templates-via-themeforest/

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