Secured PSD to HTML Conversion

Are you looking for a reliable PSD to HTML conversion service provider to convert your designs into HTML and CSS? Or looking forward to creating some dynamic themes/templates out of those static PSD files? However, converting PSD files into a dynamic code is not a simple task as aspects like validation, bug-free, responsive, functional and many more should be kept in mind while carrying out the development process. Therefore, getting professional help from an expert web developer can turn out to be the wisest decision for any business.

Here are the major benefits you get while hiring CSSChopper for your next web development project.

Hand Coded Markups

Being the top PSD to HTML conversion service provider, professionals at CSSChopper make sure every HTML code is hand-coded precisely. This is because not all HTML code converters work flawlessly and not all of them are functional at any stage of development.

Cross Browser Compatible Markups

Each of the developed applications or markups is integrated with advanced functions so it can work efficiently on all browsers and devices uniformly. No wonder, web pages that are responsive to multiple screens and browsers are widely acknowledged as compared to the ones that are not.

W3C Validated

These expert programmers know the value of using only W3C validated codes as integrating such validated codes can be of great help in creating futuristic web solutions.

So realizing the significance of web solutions for a business, in the long run, our expert programmers include only W3C validated codes.

Shortened TAT

These adept professionals work ardently to deliver projects within the stipulated time. Utilizing all the latest technologies and tools, each of the client projects is dedicatedly worked upon to deliver in a less time.

Expert Assistance

Throughout the design and development process, the client is updated with the progress in each phase. This allows them to create seamless communication system among clients and developers, for giving the best output.

So even after having the project completed, our professionals provide assistance to the clients.

Considering these major benefits offered by the experts of CSSChopper, you can definitely think of getting acquainted with this company for future project developments; especially the newbies or small scale businessmen looking for some reliable source of getting web development services.

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Upload file using ajax and jquery

Uploading a file using form is a simple and easy process, you just have to add enctype=”multipart/form-data” in the form tag. Sometimes, you need to upload data using ajax or jquery rather than refreshing the whole page by submitting the form to another page.

The below script demonstrates how to upload form data (especially a file) using ajax and jquery.

Step 1:
Create a folder (upload_ajax_file), create a file (index.php) in that folder and paste the code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>
<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>
<head>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
<title>Ajax File Upload</title>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js”></script>
</head>
<body>
<form id=”form” method=”post” action=”test.php” enctype=”multipart/form-data”>
<input type=”file” name=”file” id=”file” />
<input type=”submit” />
</form>
</body>
</html>

<script type=”text/javascript”>
$(“#form”).submit(function(event) {
event.preventDefault();
$.ajax({
url: “upload.php”,
type: “POST”,
data: new FormData(this),
contentType: false,
processData:false
}).done(function(msg){
alert(msg);
})
});
</script>

Step 2: create another file (upload.php), where you post the data through ajax and paste the code:

<?php
$file = $_FILES[‘file’][‘name’];
if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES[‘file’][‘tmp_name’],”files/”.$file)){
//you can also add the file name is database here

echo “File Uploaded”;
} else
{
echo “Sorry, Please try again”;
}
?>

This is the basic script for uploading a file using ajax. If you have any further question or suggestion, please feel free to contact by writing in comment box below.

What is Difference between ssd and hdd

Until recently, PC buyers had very little choice for what kind of file storage they got with their laptop, ultrabook, or desktop. If you bought an ultrabook or ultraportable, you likely had a solid-state drive (SSD) as the primary drive (C: on Windows, Macintosh HD on a Mac). Every other desktop or laptop form factor had a hard disk drive (HDD). Now, you can configure your system with either an HDD, SSD, or in some cases both. But how do you choose? We explain the differences between SSDs and HDDs, and walk you through the advantages and disadvantage of both to help you come to your decision.

HDD and SSD Explained
The traditional spinning hard drive (HDD) is the basic nonvolatile storage on a computer. That is, it doesn’t “go away” like the data on the system memory when you turn the system off. Hard drives are essentially metal platters with a magnetic coating. That coating stores your data, whether that data consists of weather reports from the last century, a high-definition copy of the Star Wars trilogy, or your digital music collection. A read/write head on an arm accesses the data while the platters are spinning in a hard drive enclosure.

An SSD does much the same job functionally (saving your data while the system is off, booting your system, etc.) as an HDD, but instead of a magnetic coating on top of platters, the data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there’s no power present. The chips can either be permanently installed on the system’s motherboard (like on some small laptops and ultrabooks), on a PCI/PCIe card (in some high-end workstations), or in a box that’s sized, shaped, and wired to slot in for a laptop or desktop’s hard drive (common on everything else). These flash memory chips differ from the flash memory in USB thumb drives in the type and speed of the memory. That’s the subject of a totally separate technical treatise, but suffice it to say that the flash memory in SSDs is faster and more reliable than the flash memory in USB thumb drives. SSDs are consequently more expensive than USB thumb drives for the same capacities.

Reference: http://uk.pcmag.com/

Flappy Bird is coming back to smartphones!

Despite its barebones graphics and a single button for control, Flappy Bird turned out to be one of the most addictive if stupendously difficult games we’ve ever played. Some of us were sad to see it disappear from the App Store and Google Play Store, but it may be about to make a return!

When Flappy Bird originally disappeared from Android and iOS, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen told the world: “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.”

It looks increasingly like Nguyen may be on the verge of performing an about turn, however, with Flappy Bird flying back onto the small screen with a tweak to stop people getting so addicted.

In the meantime, here are five rival games you can play instead

The developer told Rolling Stone that next time around Flappy Bird would be launched with a warning: “Please take a break.” Having spent hours furiously tapping away at our screens to get a dismal single-figure score, it’s advice we’d be happy to take!

Flappy Bird isn’t the only title in the works for Nguyen, either, and the developer is also working on three other games: a flying game called Kitty Jetpack, an ‘action chess game’ called Checkonaut and a yet to be named title involving cowboys. If any of them are even a fraction as addictive as Flappy Birds, Nguyen will have another smash hit on his hands.

Source :  The Gadget Show

Why is design and creativity important to your organisation?

‘Because the organising principle of GDS is the user, and the user deserves services designed for the user, not the Government. Design and creativity are central to recasting public services, and indeed the civil service, if we are to create public services fit for a digital era.’

Mike Bracken, executive director, Government Digital Service

‘To design is to challenge the status quo. To dream about what could be, or what should be. It’s about solving problems that change the way humans think,
act and move. At its core, Nike is an Innovation company, with a mission to better serve the athlete, and this drives a very focused design ethos. The company started over 40 years ago with two people who thought to change the way running shoes performed, and without design, creativity and, most importantly, taking risks, Nike would
be a fundamentally different company today. These core values continue at the very heart of the company today. It’s hard
to change the future unless you value design, the design process and the obsessive art of making.’

Andy Walker, global creative director brand design, Nike

‘Without design there would be chaos. Great design is structured, intellectually thought through, challenged over and over, and only those trained to do so can do that. I really don’t believe that everyone is a designer, just as not everyone is a great writer or painter, poet or singer. Creativity, on the other hand, although sharing similar patterns with the design process, can be owned by anyone, and without the freedom to express creativity, human nature would wilt, half the brain would atrophy (I can never remember if it is left or right). It is the formation of ideas, whereas design is transforming ideas into 2D or 3D. All areas of business must have creativity, it is what makes the Museum of London sing, visually and intellectually, and with intelligent control that makes our visitors feel excited and empowered, refreshed and not overwhelmed. Not everyone can produce that magic, but everyone can have ideas.’

Leigh Cain, head of design, Museum of London

‘A demanding brief can inspire the best creativity. And, at the British Heart Foundation, our brief couldn’t be more challenging – finding a cure for heart disease and helping the public live a heart healthy life. But that challenge fosters a culture of determination, problem solving and lateral thinking. When our scientists hunt for a way
to repair a damaged heart, they need to be as creative as our designers – creating high-impact campaigns to wake up the UK public to heart health. I have a theory that if I were to splice open a scientist’s brain and a designer’s brain, I’d see the same sparks of activity, the same curiosity and the same ambition. Design and creativity isn’t just important – it is core to everything we do.’

Louise Kyme, design manager, British Heart Foundation

‘We could not do what we do without good designers. From clever architects, who make sense of the lost and abandoned places where we build, to the artists and environmental designers, who bring the places to life while we build. Then when we need to communicate through our sales process, we are umbilically connected to our creatives. They inspire everything we do. Special namechecks go to James Greenhow at Realise Creative and Morag Myerscough, who have both been instrumental in shaping our success.’

Martyn Evans, creative director Cathedral Group

‘The issues we are trying to solve sound technical, but are actually intensely human ones – how will an increasingly integrated physical and digital world work to the advantages of customers and citizens and finding new services and customer experiences through the interconnections possible in the Internet of Things. The next big opportunities are built on technical innovation – but will only be usable and successful through creative application and humane and beautiful design. These are skills we have in abundance in the UK and they are vital to our future prosperity.’

Clive Grinyer, customer experience director, Barclays

‘This question is dear to my heart – the reason I joined the BBC is because its goal is to be the most creative organisation in the world. I thought: I want to be a part of that! Why is creativity important to us? Because the people who own the BBC (people like, well, you) expect us to offer work that exemplifies creativity – work that engages, delights, and breaks new ground. And design is important to us because it’s what sparks and captures creativity, and builds it into something wonderfully real.’

Julia Whitney, head of user experience & design group, BBC

Source : designweek

BBC launches new-look iPlayer

The BBC is rolling out a new-look iPlayer, which it describes as simpler, more visual and easier to browse’.

 

 

Source: BBC

The new iPlayer homepage

The update sees the introduction of a new homepage design, which is based around images, with a consistent navigation bar along the top.

This new design is also rolling out to the channel pages and the category pages.

 

Source: BBC

New CBeebies channel page

Dan Taylor, head of BBC iPlayer at BBC Future Media, says, ‘The major focus of this release is making it easier to find something to watch, helping you quickly and easily find the programmes you know you’re looking for and, crucially helping you discover something new.’

 

Source: BBC

The new iPlayer design across multiple devices

The new iPlayer design also uses responsive design principles, and is optimised for use across desktop, mobile, tablet and TV.

The new version is rolling out from this week across all these touchpoints, while the iPlayer mobile and tablet apps will be updated in the coming months.

 

Source: BBC

New Music category page

The iPlayer service initially launched in 2007, and an updated design – tailored for viewing on televisions – was released in 2011.

Source:  Designweek

12 questions about Bitcoin you were too embarrassed to ask

This has been a big week for Bitcoin. On Monday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the first-ever Congressional hearing on Bitcoin. Later in the day, the currency’s value reached an all-time high of more than $800.

That has left a lot of people scratching their heads. What’s Bitcoin? How do you use it? And why would anyone want to? Read on for answers. (Inspired by Max Fisher’s classic explainer on Syria)

1. What’s Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is an online financial network that people use to send payments from one person to another. In many ways, Bitcoin is similar to conventional payment networks like Visa credit cards or Paypal. But Bitcoin is different from those and other payment networks in two important ways.

First, Bitcoin is decentralized. For-profit companies own the Visa and Paypal networks and manage them for the benefit of their respective shareholders. No one owns or controls the Bitcoin network. It has a peer-to-peer structure, with hundreds of computers all over the Internet working together to process Bitcoin transactions.

Bitcoin’s decentralized architecture means that it is the world’s first completely open financial network. To create a new financial service in the conventional U.S. banking system, you need to partner with an existing bank and comply with a variety of complex rules. The Bitcoin network has no such restrictions. People don’t need anyone’s permission or assistance to create new Bitcoin-based financial services.

The second thing that makes the Bitcoin unique is that it comes with its own currency. Paypal and Visa conduct transactions in conventional currencies such as the U.S. dollars. The Bitcoin network, however, conducts transactions in a new monetary unit, also called Bitcoin.

2. That seems really weird! Why would anyone use a payment network based on an imaginary currency?

It is weird. Almost everyone who encounters the idea for the first time (including me) has the same reaction: That can’t possibly work. But so far the market has proved the skeptics wrong:

(Bitcoincharts.com)

(Bitcoincharts.com)

This graph shows the price of one Bitcoin since the start of 2011, when the currency began to adopt mainstream attention. The price has been extraordinarily volatile — it lost more than 90 percent of its value between June and October 2011, for example. But there’s also been an unmistakable upward trend. Notice that the chart is on a logarithmic scale. It shows the currency’s value rising from around $0.30 at the start of 2011 to around $600 today. There are almost 12 million bitcoins in existence, so the Bitcoin “money supply” is now worth around $7 billion.

Bitcoin has captured the imagination of venture capitalists. A startup called Bitpay, which processes Bitcoin payments on behalf of vendors, raised more than $2 millionearlier this year. Coinbase, a startup that helps consumers buy and sell bitcoins, hasraised $5 million. And last month, a Bitcoin startup called Circle raised $9 million.

Why are people so excited? Bitcoin enthusiasts believe that Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer architecture and low barriers to entry will allow the creation of a new generation of innovative financial services, in much the same way that the Internet’s open architecture led to innovative new online services. There are also many Bitcoin fans who see the currency as an antidote to the inflationary tendencies of central banks, though, as we’ll see later, this argument for Bitcoin is misguided.

3. This just sounds like a bubble. Do people use the currency for anything besides speculation?

I just mentioned Bitpay. It provides a good sign of Bitcoin’s growing popularity for “real” transactions. In September 2012, the company announced that it had signed up 1,000 merchants to use its service for accepting Bitcoin payments. Just a year later, the company said, it passed 10,000 merchants.

Bitpay works with a wide variety of merchants. Some sell online services like Web hosting or virtual private networks. Others sell jewelry and electronics. There are even restaurants and cupcake shops that sell their wares for bitcoins.

And yes, Bitcoin has significant illicit uses. Programs like Satoshi Dice allow people to gamble online. Until recently, a Web site called Silk Road helped dealers sell millions of dollars of illicit drugs.

It’s hardly unusual for new payment technologies to attract illicit use. Pornography was a big draw for both the first VCRs and the early consumer Internet. New payment technologies often attract criminals looking for new ways to move their funds without government scrutiny.

Another application for bitcoins that is expected to become more important in the future is international payments. Right now, wiring money internationally involves slow, expensive and inconvenient services like Western Union. Bitcoin is international, and its fees can be much lower than conventional wire transfer services. There’s still work to be done to make such a system affordable and user-friendly. But it has the potential to disrupt the international payment industry.

4. Who created Bitcoin?

No one knows for sure. The currency was created by a person who indentified himself as “Satoshi Nakamoto.” While the name sounds Japanese, Bitcoin’s creator never provided any personal details. He collaborated with other early Bitcoin fans through online forums but never met with other members of the Bitcoin community face to face. Then, starting in 2010 he gradually reduced his involvement in the currency’s development. His last known communication came in 2011.

We don’t know who Satoshi Nakamoto is, but we do know that if he ever surfaces, he will be an extremely wealthy man. Millions of bitcoins were created in the currency’s first two years, and Satoshi likely owns hundreds of thousands of them. At today’s prices, he would be a millionaire many times over.

Before leaving the scene, Nakamoto passed his torch to a mild-mannered developer named Gavin Andressen, who is currently the project’s lead developer. Andressen now works under the auspices of the Bitcoin Foundation, the closest thing the anarchic Bitcoin community has to an official public face.

5. Where do bitcoins come from?

In a conventional financial system, new money is created by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve. But the Bitcoin network doesn’t have a central bank. So the system needed an alternative mechanism for introducing currency into circulation.

Bitcoin’s designer solved this problem in a clever way. As I said above, hundreds of computers scattered around the Internet work together to process Bitcoin transactions. These computers are called “miners,” and Bitcoin’s transaction-clearing process is called “mining.” It’s called that because every 10 minutes, on average, a Bitcoin miner wins a computational race and gets a prize. Currently, that reward is 25 bitcoins, worth around $12,500. These prizes provide a strong incentive for more people to join in Bitcoin’s transaction-clearing process, helping the currency to remain decentralized.

This reward declines on a fixed schedule: Every four years the reward falls by half. So, from 2009 to 2012, it was 50 BTC, now it’s 25 BTC, and starting in late 2016 it will fall to 12.5 BTC, and so forth. If you do the math, you’ll find that there will never be more than 21 million bitcoins in circulation. Right now, there are almost 12 million bitcoins in ciruclation, so the Bitcoin money supply will never be more than twice its current size.

6. Isn’t that a huge problem? I learned in economics class that deflation can cause economic problems.

It’s true that deflation has traditionally been associated with economic problems, but there’s little reason to think this will be a problem for Bitcoin. That’s because deflation is only a problem if it is what economists call a “unit of account” for a nation’s economic system.

Right now in the United States, salaries, mortgage payments, rents and other long-term financial commitments are priced in U.S. dollars. As a result, if the value of the dollar rises unexpectedly, these “sticky prices” can cause severe economic distortions. Unable to cut wages, employers have trouble making payrolls. Unable to renegotiate their debts, homeowners have trouble making their mortgage payments. Tenants get stuck with rents they can’t afford. The result is a recession.

Hardly anyone uses Bitcoin as a unit of account. You’d be insane to sign a contract promising to repay a loan of 100 BTC in 10 years or to take a job where your salary was priced in bitcoins. Even the Bitcoin Foundation, which pays its employees in bitcoins, still sets its employees’ salaries in dollars, converting employees’ dollar-based salaries into the corresponding number of bitcoins on each payday. As a result, fluctuations in the value of bitcoins don’t cause the kinds of economic disruptions that fluctuations in the value of traditional currencies do.

7. How do I get bitcoins?

One option is to mine them yourself, but that’s not a good choice for beginners. For everyone else, your best bet is to purchase them with a conventional currency. Web sites known as exchanges will let you trade bitcoins for conventional currencies with other users. Even more convenient are companies like Coinbase, which will withdraw cash from your bank account and convert it to bitcoins at the current exchange rate. A few Bitcoin ATMs are popping up, which will directly trade paper money for Bitcoins. Here’s a video of someone using a Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver:

8. Okay, I bought some Bitcoins. Now what?

Next you’ll need a place to store them. Bitcoins are stored in “wallets,” which in this case are just files that contain encryption keys, or secret codes that allow you to transfer your bitcoins to other people. There are several options. One is to store them yourself using one of the Bitcoin programs available for Mac, PC and Android.

Another option is to entrust them to a third-party Web site known as a “online wallet.”

A third option is what’s known as a “paper wallet,” where you print out your encryption keys and store them in a safe place, such as a safe deposit box.

Each has risks. If you choose to store your bitcoins yourself, then you could lose them to a hacker, a hard drive crash or a lost mobile device. But if you choose to use a third party, you need to worry about that third party swindling you or becoming bankrupt. The Bitcoin market is largely unregulated, so there are few legal protections if you happen to choose the wrong online wallet service. Paper wallets avoid the pitfalls of other methods, but they’re tricky to set up correctly, and of course you’re out of luck if you lose the piece of paper.

9. Okay, I have some bitcoins and found a secure way to keep them. What do I do with them now?

There are thousands of Bitcoin merchants online who will sell you everything from jewelry to electronics to illegal drugs. You can also spend bitcoins in “real life.” To spend them in person, you need a Bitcoin mobile app. Generally, the store you’re buying from will show you a QR code representing the Bitcoin transaction. You then scan that QR code with your phone, and the mobile app will send the required number of bitcoins to the store. Then you walk out the door with your purchases.

Of course, right now the options for face-to-face Bitcoin transactions are rather limited. Earlier this year, Kashmir Hill of Forbes lived on Bitcoin for a week. Because she lived in tech-savvy San Francisco, she was able to find enough Bitcoin-accepting merchants to get by, but just barely. So Bitcoin is far from being a practical currency for day-to-day use.

10. Should I buy bitcoins?

Probably not. There are two reasons you might want to buy bitcoins: to purchase goods and services or for speculation.

Right now Bitcoin isn’t a very practical payment technology for ordinary users. The software is too complicated, and the risk of loss due to hackers, forgotten passwords, hard drive failures and so forth are too large. Also, Bitcoin is extremely volatile right now, so your wallet could go from having $100 worth of Bitcoins one day to $50 the next. And right now, as Hill discovered, the technology just isn’t used widely enough to make it a useful option to have in your pocket or purse. For most people, conventional payment technologies like credit cards are going to be more convenient.

What about speculating on Bitcoin? Once again, the currency probably isn’t a good choice for ordinary users. The security and reliability risks of Bitcoin loom much larger if you invest thousands of dollars in the currency. You don’t want to run the risk of losing thousands of dollars because you forgot a password or had an unexpected password failure. And the currency is extremely volatile. It might keep going up, but it could also lose 90 percent of its value next week. In other words, you should only jump on the bandwagon if you have a strong stomach.

11. If people shouldn’t buy bitcoins, then what is all the fuss about?

Once again, the analogy to the Internet is instructive. Until the 1990s, the Internet wasn’t a practical technology for ordinary folks to use, either. It used complicated text-based programs, and you had to be a computer expert to use it effectively.

But it would have been foolish for an observer in 1990 to dismiss the Internet as too nerdy for mainstream use. Over time, entrepreneurs took the basic infrastructure of the Internet and built innovative and user-friendly online services such as Google, Facebook and YouTube.

Bitcoin boosters are betting that the same will happen with Bitcoin. The “raw” bitcoin network isn’t very accessible, but startups like Coinbase and Bitpay are slowly fixing that. Some day soon, someone may develop Bitcoin’s “killer app,” a program that provides a financial service that has clear advantages over conventional banking. That might be an international money-transfer network with lower fees, a practical system for online micropayments, or something else that no one has thought of before.

12. Could bitcoins ever replace conventional money?

It’s possible, but it doesn’t seem very likely. People want to use the currency that most other people use, and in the United States that’s going to be US dollars for the foreseeable future. And that’s a good thing: if Bitcoin became the standard currency of the US economy, then its fixed money supply would create a serious risk of the next economic downturn snowballing into a depression.

However, there could be a lot of room for Bitcoin to complement conventional financial networks. After all, Paypal gained traction because the conventional financial networks of the day weren’t meeting all of users’ needs. Bitcoin’s open architecture could allow it to be even more disruptive. People are unlikely to ever eschew conventional financial networks altogether, but there could be a substantial market for Bitcoin-based services that perform certain services more effectively or affordable than conventional alternatives.

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