Saturday, April 25, 2009 logo -- ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day stuff logo

After we released the first logo St Patrick's Day, I am glad to show you the second special day logo -- ANZAC Day.

25 April is the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps(ANZAC) at Gallipoli in 1915. On the first anniversary of that landing services were held throughout the country in remembrance of the 2,721 New Zealand soldiers who died during the eight-month Gallipoli Campaign. Since 1916 ANZAC Day has evolved to the observance we know today.

Google also released two different logos for both Australia and New Zealand.

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Actually, today also is an important day to me, because today is my wedding day. I am getting married April 25 2009 in Xi'an. It is nothing to do with ANZAC day, because today is an auspicious day in Chinese calendar.
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Search market share in China




Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nate Koechley: Professional Frontend Engineering

Nate Koechley a senior frontend engineer at YUI Team Yahoo!, he gave a presentation on "Professional Frontend Engineering."

It covers the foundations of the discipline, some of its core ideas, and some of of its best practices. If you are looking to reset your own assumptions about "web development" or "frontend work"; If you are new to the discipline, or backend engineers transitioning to the frontend, this is also a fantastic resource to you.

Video can be watched here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Web Trends Map

信息结构公司iA 刚刚发布了最新的测试版网络趋势地图。该地图每年发布一次,形象地展示了重大网络趋势、产品、公司和人物。


Monday, April 6, 2009

Chinese Social Networking is Dominated by Local Players

Saturday, April 4, 2009



自古以来,清明有扫墓祭祖的习俗。“清明时节雨纷纷,路上行人欲断魂。借问酒家何处有?牧童遥指杏花村。“ 轻轻拂去灰尘,撒上一壶清酒;绵绵春雨中,缅怀那些远去的故人。清明,更是踏青赏景的好时节。春暖花开,天清地明。满目充溢的,是崭新生命的力量。云淡风清的日子里,约三五好友外出赏春,放放风筝,荡荡秋千。在节奏飞快的现代社会,这些传承已久的朴素民俗,仍不失为放松身心的最佳选择。
Friday, April 3, 2009

April Fool’s joke on IE6 was put together as an April Fool’s joke by the uptime monitoring service Pingdom. Due to the tremendous interest it has received they have decided to keep the site up and running.

Here are some highlights:

These days we are inundated with bloated web browsers that overcomplicate our lives. However, there is one eminent exception: IE6. It has been around since 2001 and is still one of the most powerful and versatile browsers available.

This is why we want to achieve the following:

  • Get everyone to use IE6
  • Get IE6 ported to more platforms
  • Get the W3C standard changed to fit IE6

There are a few selected quotes from the petition page, I especially enjoyed this one below, hope you enjoy the great feedback and for enjoying the irony!

Without IE6, a 40 hour web design project might only be a 30 hour web design project. Please don't put me out of work in this economy.

25 Advanced CSS Tips

如果你对 CSS 的掌握已经到了一定的贯通程度,那么你手中的 CSS 将会为你做很多高级的功能,甚至有时候 CSS 可以帮助解决之前靠 JS 才能解决的问题, 要知道,在 Web 开发过程中, 减少一段 JS 可是对 Web 的运行有足够大的减压作用的。25个 CSS 高级教程,让你更了解 CSS。

1. 纯 CSS 字体渐变和背景渐变

CSS Gradients using pure CSS
Background gradients and CSS

2. Z-Index 图像重叠


3. CSS 边框创意


4. 超酷 CSS 效果 - 控制面板


5. 纯 CSS 创建 2D/3D 按钮


6. Text Embossing/Shadow Technique With CSS

1. text-shadow: 0px 1px 0px #e5e5ee;

7. Iconize Text links/Hyperlink with CSS


8. CSS Curly Quotes


9. Using CSS Opacity for Various Cool Effects


10. Blurry Background Effect


11. CSS Parallax Effect


12.Create a Lightbox effect only with CSS


13.CSS-Only Accordion Effect


14. Add grunge Effect to Text Using Simple CSS


15.Create a Block Hover /Element Hover Effect


16. Simple Dither Effect using CSS


17. Create a liDock Menu


18. CSS Hover Swap Effect


19. Polaroid effect using CSS

Thursday, April 2, 2009

World Map Turns Into 12 Chinese zodiac Animal Shapes

animal world maps

Twelve Animals is a creative project of Kentaro Nagai that uses the world map to form twelve different animals shapes representing the Chinese zodiac . If you are curious to know how the world map was transformed into animals shapes, check this presentation.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Google logo -- April Fool's Day

Google logo April Fool's Day
Today Google has released its April Fool's Day logo - "Gogole" and also launched different services for different countries. Such as 谷鸽鸟看(Google Pigeon) in China, 川柳 in Japan and gBall in Australia.

Go and check them out!