Xah Web Dev Blog Archive 2012-10
Auto-Resize Image, Progressive JPEG, CSS Window Size Trick
There's this hurricane site with interesting tech: 〔Hurricane Sandy Bears Down on East Coast @ http://nation.time.com/2012/10/29/hurricane-sandy-bears-down-on-east-coast/photo/wtc-2/〕
here's a few interesting things:
- They seem to be using progressive jpeg. (the photo fills area then gradually gets clearer; as opposed to loading pixels line by line)
A joke. But check out the use of CSS to render that. A Dialogue Between a Guy and a Girl: Should I Bring the Glove?. View source.
Started to use Chinese micro-blog Sina Weibo. In 2 days, i already got 2 spams. This one is funny:
There are spam selling followers on Twitter, Facebook, G+. The Chinese ain't falling behind on this.
China's Sina Weibo vs Twitter GUI Fight
China's Sina Weibo's UI is much better than Twitter. You can list all replies to you, or all your replies to others, list mutual follower, and list private chat that also act as INSTANT chat, and pic upload that works, faster too despite lots ads. It's somewhat more like Facebook than Twitter.
+1 for China. Thumbs down on tweeter.
According to Wikipedia, Sina Weibo has 3M users, while Twitter has 5M. Sina Weibo has 1M posts per day, while Twitter 3.4M.
My account on weibo is http://www.weibo.com/xahlee/. 求关注! 求粉丝! 😸