If you thought having broadband makes page size irrelevant, you were wrong. Bandwidth costs money and a few saved kilobytes over a million impressions means real savings, not to mention that Google ranks sites based on their speed too. I’ll show you how you can create a fancy slideshow in under 2KB, rather than about 100KB for JQuery + JQuery Cycle plugin.
About Armand Niculescu
As the Senior Project manager, Armand is one of the rare kind of developers that can do both design and programming with equal skill. This, coupled with a solid background and many years of experience, enables him to see the big picture and plan for the small details.
Entries by Armand Niculescu
RAW processors are getting better with each generation, enabling photographers to produce and manage images of unparalleled quality. The competition is very fierce, with prices ranging from free to over $400, from quick apps aimed at casual users to professional tools. Following up on my previous articles, I am comparing the top 5 RAW converters to see which one is better for you.
I was recently asked to aggregate tweets based on their hashtags using PHP (no Ajax), so I decided to turn this into a small tutorial that will hopefully enable you build all sorts of XML parsers in PHP.
One of the exciting new features in Photoshop CS5 is the more natural way of painting, opening new ways to express your creativity – even if (like me) you’re not a true painter. In this tutorial I will show you the techniques and the tricks to convert a photo into a great-looking painting.
My prayers have been answered: Lightroom 3 and Adobe Camera RAW will feature lens correction (perspective and distortions). Check out the video!
Adobe Creative Suite 5 will be officially announced on April 12 and will ship probably a month later. The crown jewel is, of course, Photoshop and it’s always fun to speculate on what it will bring.
What follows is the official announcement for the availability of Lightroom 3 beta 2. I’ll start playing with it right away and report my findings. I am a bit disappointed that there’s no word on any optical corrections, but I won’t judge anything for now.
Aperture 3 brings a number of improvements across the board, most notably better library organization, with easy catalog switching, searching and filtering; GPS integration; face detection; support for video; non-destructive brushes.
In my previous article, I listed the companies involved in the making of Avatar, as well as the tools used. Now I intend to bring more detail and show some of the technical challenges and innovations that helped shape the world of Pandora and its inhabitants.
Avatar has captured the imagination of millions of people from around the globe. Creating a completely new world from scratch, one with hundreds of species of flora and fauna and breathtaking landscapes is a daunting task that Cameron completed with flying colors. Let’s see what companies and software were involved.