This weblog was created to be a design related journal, specifically, web design. The intent is to share interests in new techniques, innovations and ideas, with others who are as impassioned by web design as I am.
Having built websites since the closing years of the last millennium, I have evolved considerably, yet still feel behind the “leading edge.” But that’s the beauty of it! There is always more to pursue and learn, keeping it an ongoing challenge – you never quite arrive.
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In the pricing competition between Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS), perhaps the largest battle of the on-going “Cloud War”, Google has recently announced a price reduction of up to 30% on its virtual machines and has lowered all of its Compute Engine pricing, enabling it to provide its service at a rate 40% less than its Cloud Server competition.
Design trends that are now a thing of the past are the subject of a previous post on this weblog. Though to no one’s surprise, here are 10 IT skills to add to the obsolete list:
Being passionate about web design, blogging, creating multi-media projects, surfing the net and all, gets to be a frustrating compulsion when you’re operating on an antiquated machine. I’m not getting any younger myself, but when I’ve forgotten what I was doing by the time I get a response from my primary computer, things are not too peachy. However, when that old workhorse finally keels over, it makes you realize just how dependent you’ve become on that device – and how isolated you feel when it’s suddenly gone.
Anyone who builds websites knows how time-consuming CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) development can be, but delegating the task to a CSS preprocessor can alleviate the tedium and handle the “dirty work”. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets), Less (Leaner Style Sheets) and Stylus are the top CSS preprocessor tools used by web developers today.