Andres Jaimes

How to create high definition images for the iPad Retina display

So you got a new iPad and realized your images do not look as good as they do on your computer, right? Don’t worry, there is a very simple way to achieve good looking images on this device: If you want to create a 500 x 500 px on a Retina display, create an image at 1000 x 1000 and then use CSS to control the image size down to 500 x 500:

How to avoid spam on Android's message bar

Recently, I started to get some really anoying spam messages from an unknown application on my phone’s message bar. Different icons were showing like stars, plus signs, check marks and so on. When you select any of this messages your browser opens and takes you to the leadbolt website. These ads started to become something annoying and I started to wonder if they were messing with my personal information.  How to proceed In order to identify the offender app, you have to install AirPush Detector (free app) written by Dan Bjorge from the Play Store.

Multi-Device Layout Patterns

Through fluid grids and media query adjustments, responsive design enables Web page layouts to adapt to a variety of screen sizes. As more designers embrace this technique, we’re not only seeing a lot of innovation but the emergence of clear patterns as well. I cataloged what seem to be the most popular of these patterns for adaptable multi-device layouts. To get a sense of emerging responsive design layout patterns, I combed through all the examples curated on the Media Queries gallery site several times.