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Happy Holidays & Great New Year

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 by Servage
Happy_HolidaysWe at Servage wish everyone happy holidays and a great new year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being great customers, and we hope you are getting the best out of your Servage products. At this time of celebration across the world, we hope you all have a good time with the people important to you, and may be able to put aside the everyday duties for just a little while, to enjoy the moment. We also wish you all get a great start into the new year 2016 and will be enjoying your Servage products throughout the year. Remember to contact us if there is ...

Integrating Hue lights with web projects

Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Servage
hueIntelligent homes are spreading across the globe, and many people start getting smart appliances without even knowing it. Examples are WiFi connected televisions, alarms, sensors, heating controls and lighting. Specifically for lighting there are a few LED systems available with good quality of light, both with warm and cold white light, and also color light. One of those systems is Philips Hue, which offers a range of bulbs, lamps and stripes powered by LED. They are connected via a controller, which in turn is connected to your home network. This facilitates that you can control your light system via apps. However, it does not stop there. Philips has made the Hue system ...

Web developer conferences 2015

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Servage
conferenceDevelopers are often smart people who have the ability to understand and learn complex issues quickly. They can adapt and apply new knowledge fast, and thereby continuously stay on top of the technological development. Many developers are even self-taught by spending hours with online resources, tutorials and other educational material. However, there is only so much you can learn by yourself while keeping a good learning curve. When you reach a certain level, then new knowledge comes slower and the horizon starts to become fixed. Therefore networking and sharing knowledge with others is a great way to keep in touch with the technological forefront and continuously challenge yourself to take in ...

Using Javascript in advanced web development

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Servage
Data types The values we assign to variables fall under a few distinct data types. Undefined The simplest of these data types is likely “undefined.” If we declare a variable by giving it a name but no value, that variable contains a value of “undefined.” var foo; alert(foo); // This will open a dialog containing "undefined". Odds are you won’t find a lot of use for this right away, but it’s worth knowing some of the errors you’re likely to encounter early on in your JavaScript career for the sake of troubleshooting. If a variable has a value of “undefined” when it shouldn’t, you may want to double-check that it has ...

Responsive designing in stylesheets

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Servage
resframeworks-0There seems to be more debate than solutions. Some have proposed new HTML markup that makes it easier to specify image files based on dimensions and screen resolution. Some feel the server needs to play a larger role, particularly to negotiate network speeds. Others think that a new image format that can contain multiple versions of the same image is the answer. The sudden explosion of mobile web use caught our web technologies off-guard. A web search for “responsive images” should help you get up to speed with where things stand currently. Jason Grigsby has written several high-profile articles that effectively describe the dilemma as of 2012. They ...

Gain and use learnings from previous projects

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Servage
Mistakes We Make Dring Web Development Project We almost all, web designers and web developers have some common experiences. For instance, our all projects are not smoothly running as we expect. There are some major or minor obstacles in the way of our web designing and wed development processes. Some time clients create hurdles and sometimes we for us. In most of the cases, our attitude towards the project, our prejudices, and our designing practices put us into somewhat troublesome states. Therefore, I always keep my eyes and ears open during the development process especially when things seems going worst in order to obtain solutions before clients or project showing deadlines. Of course, I am ...

How to build a nice responsive navigation from scratch

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 by Servage
Responsive Menu of Amazon There are plenty of elements playing parts in the success of modern websites, but navigation is grabbing first attention of the web designers and web developers. I am supporting this concept holistically because navigation is a prime concern in performance optimization and grabbing first place in user experiences. If we look at the psychology of our visitors, we will find that once visitor land on home page or any inner page she may start looking at the presented content on that page. If she is not getting whatever she is looking for, she immediately start searching for the navigation menu to find out what site is offering more and ...

Use the HTML5 vibration API

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 by Servage
flappy-Bird-Windows-Phone   Users are increasingly using smartphones and tablets to access the web. As of December 2013, one in every five web visits is from a mobile device. If your website or app is mobile-aware, that figure could be far higher. Development for multiple devices has its challenges, but there are also possibilities which aren’t typically available on desktop PCs. Consider the vibration mechanism; it’s a simple tactile feedback device which can alert you of new messages or phone calls. It’s especially useful in a noisy environment where sound cannot be heard or in quiet places where a ringtone would be a distraction or nuisance. Wouldn't it be great if you could use vibration in ...

How to round of a web project

Friday, April 18th, 2014 by Servage
Project Postmortem Meeting It is true that today we have a queue of the next web development projects ahead of us once we finish one. There is a stiffly competitive era for our next generations and us. Therefore, if someone reads the title and catches the word postmortem some knee jerk reactions are expected, particularly for a freelancer and same for a big organization or web or mobile development company. Freelancers might suffer from stress and some negligence, as they have no apparent reasons to find out pit holes and blame someone else. Whereas giant companies avoid witch-hunts and blame game over project postmortem if success rate is low or moderate. Despite all ...

Becoming a rapid interaction developer

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Servage
What is interaction development? And why should we become interaction developers? In order to understand interaction development we need to first acknowledge that we are living in a high tech era and our web audience consists of a tech-savvy generation. The majority of us are using various devices to access information. And today, we do these things rapidly. Therefore, to focus attention and help deliver information swiftly, we need a lot of interactions in our website and web applications. These interactions consist of simple, dynamic form filling to highly interactive animations and communication with others. Why We Need To Become An Interaction Developer The potential of interactions on our web design is ranging from hundreds to thousands and those interactions may be ...