Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google’s 174 web fonts downloadable

Google Web Fonts are a great way to get started using new typefaces on the web without paying for a service like Typekit.Google Web Fonts is the best way to add amazing new free fonts to your site. Google web fonts are web safe fonts, which can be added to any site by adding a few simple lines of code to your html.
Enthused by the new font technology and with the intention to improve our web design fonts,  we tested out the Google web fonts. And it was much easier than I thought and was compatible with most web browsers.
Of course, it could be worse. Users of services such as Typekit pay an annual subscription for access to web fonts, and still have to make a separate purchase that can easily cost hundreds of dollars just to use a couple of those fonts in Photoshop.

Click Here To Download all fonts

Tuesday, March 22, 2011



 The Motera pitch, where the second quarterfinal of the World Cup will be played on Thursday, should hold no worry for the Indians. In fact, it has every thing that should excite MS Dhoni & Co.

On offer is a flat track with very low dead grass just to hold the surface together with slow bounce and carry but no lateral movement whatsoever. The early period of the innings, when the ball comes nicely to the bat, would be ideal for someone like Virender Sehwag, who likes hitting through the line on the up. Once the track is few overs old, the slowness of the pitch will give the fast bowlers something to look forward to as stroke-making becomes difficult.

That seamers bagged 14 of the 26 wickets that fell during the last two Cup matches at the venue shows that fast bowlers willing to experiment can extract some purchase from the 'dead' track. Then again, the way the Zimbabwe slow bowlers spun a web against the mighty Aussies in the first match here gives the impression that tweakers too can make life difficult for batsmen.

With the sun getting hotter by the day and the weather getting drier, there is a possibility that the pitch will assist the spinners. Though dew shouldn't be a concern in these parts at this time of the year, the outfield under lights might give away some moisture. "It all depends on the amount of watering you are doing on the outfield and the pitch in the buildup to the match. Gujarat is a dry state so one should be very careful with the amount of water one uses. If you use less water, then the outfield will be dry and even the pitch might break early. If you are using more water, you might end up having thick and tall growth of grass which will result in more work for the groundsmen and a slow outfield," curator Dhiraj Parsana had said before the first match between Australia and Zimbabwe on February 21.

Parsana however refused to talk anything about the track for the quarterfinal. "I will be able to talk in detail only on Wednesday. There is still some time before the match and we are working towards giving a good one-day wicket."

Meanwhile, both teams landed in Ahmedabad on Monday evening. While the Indian team landed in the city from Chennai at around 6:30 pm and checked in to a five-star hotel in the Satellite area, the Australian team arrived at around 10 pm.


Mitchell Johnson has vowed to rattle Virender Sehwag's rib cage as Australia's pace battery prepare to target the Indian master blaster and his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar.
Sehwag and Tendulkar are the most lethal opening pair in world cricket, with the duo having amassed 3752 runs in 86 one-day innings at 43.63.

 Should the Indian pair put on 102 runs, they will surpass Australia's Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh (3853) as the fourth most prolific opening partnership in one-day history.
But the Australians know a blazing start by Sehwag and Tendulkar will almost certainly shatter their World Cup defence.

Australia's bowlers held a private meeting at their team hotel, with Johnson revealing plans to launch a sustained attack on the Indian openers.

"I don't mind bowling up into (Sehwag's) rib-cage to be honest," Johnson said.

"Hopefully we can get him out in the first over. In the bowlers' meeting I asked the question, 'How many times he has scored four from the first ball?' so he likes to score quickly.

"He's a dangerous player and we'll be looking to get him as quickly as we can. We'll stick to our plans and stick to what we know best of what works against him.
 "Sehwag seems to struggle with (the short ball) a bit but I guess putting pressure on him, if he gets a single it puts pressure
on the batsman at the other end.

"It's always a good challenge to bowl to someone like that, he doesn't really use his feet but he can hit the ball hard.

"It will be a pretty good start to the game if we can get him early.

"If we can get two or three of their big guns early on it really changes the way they think about their game. It's something we've spoken about and we'll work hard to try and do it.

"You always try and target their best players ... and Sehwag and Tendulkar are their best players."

Johnson has 10 wickets in this tournament at 19.00, but has claimed just two scalps in his last four matches. He says he is ready to lift against the Indians in a match he described as the biggest occasion of his 95-match one-day career.

"Inside I feel very confident," he said. ''I don't think I've been too bad this tournament.

"I started pretty well with a few four-fors against (Zimbabwe) and New Zealand. I feel I'm not too far away again, I've been getting a few plays and misses on wickets that aren't for fast bowling.

"We need to stick together in this game. In the end it's not about individual performances, it's about the team and hopefully I can contribute.

"I do like getting wickets, every fast bowler does, so I'll be looking to do the best job I can.

"It's do or die, we need to win this game or we'll be going home. We want to do ourselves and our country proud."

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Top 5 Mobile Handset Manufacturers Of The Last Decade

The mobile phone market has changed remarkably over the past decade, as technology continues to adapt and use of smartphones begin to catchup to featurephone use.
VisionMobile decided to chart how the market has changed over the past decade, creating a stunning infographic that details how mobile manufacturers have tried to claw back market share from the ever-dominant Nokia.
We have embedded it below, click the image for the full-size infographic:

Top 5 handset OEM

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Loyal dog doesn't leave his friend after Japanese tsunami [video]

This video might make you cry. Dog stays by his friend after tsunami in Japan.

This heartwarming video shows a dog  trying to lead rescuers to his injured friend in the nightmarish landscape after the earthquake and tsunami wrecked Japan 6 days ago.To summarize the mens’ conversation: at first they thought the injured dog was dead but after realizing it was alive they immediately called a vet for assistance for both dogs.
CNN is reporting that both dogs have received medical attention. The injured dog is currently at a veteranarian getting care and the loyal dog friend is at a shelter.

watch it on youtube--->

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg gets a puppy , creates Facebook page

There is a new addition in the Zuckerberg household after the Facebook founder and his girlfriend decided to bring a puppy home to his Palo Alto apartment, setting up a public Facebook page for it.
The puppy, an eight-week-old Puli named “Beast”, lives up to its name – it’s a cute ball of fluff that looks set to terrorise all that meet him.
Beast’s Facebook page currently has 1639 fans, we wonder how many he will have by the end of the day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Online Employment Report reveals PHP & WordPress skills in top demand

Elance, one of the web’s leading freelance job auctioning services, has released its quarterly Online Employment Report. The report uses data from the service to find trends in the web work sphere.
In the last three months of 2010, Elance users brought in a total of over $27 million, a significant chunk of the $351 million in earnings the site has facilitated over its lifetime. Between Q4 2009 and Q4 2010, the number of job postings grew a whopping 37.7%. The report backs other sources showing that companies are spending more of their labor budgets on freelancers over employees every year.
Most interesting to designers and developers are Elance’s statistics on top overall skills, sorted by demand. Developers working with PHP and WordPress top the list at #1 and #2 respectively, with article writing, HTML and graphic design in the top five. Despite the proliferation of newer frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, it appears that PHP and open source PHP projects like WordPress, the world’s most widely-used blogging platform, are here to stay.

Top Overall Skills in Demand

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