Blog

One of the industry standards for raster(pixel)-based graphic work, Photoshop is an incredibly popular and powerful tool, for helping you build the graphic assets you need for modern web projects. It's immense arsenal of tools and settings allow for an absolute level of control over the application that creates a very customizable and personal usage experience. However, with this myriad of setting...
read more ...
I get inspired when an individual take a problem (silly or serious) and comes up with a solution and start a business around solving that problem. One of my favorite is "Bump". Now that most people especially who are in business side have smart phones, there is no need to share their business cards and manually enter that info. Folks at Bump has solved that annoying problem.  Yes, the recent sams...
read more ...
With the ever-increasing popularity of mobile devices capable of browsing and reading web content, it's become increasingly necessary for those with an existing web presence, to be sure that mobile users are able to access and experience the content at a similar level of effectiveness and convenience as desktop users. In many cases, such as e-commerce, or large SaaS frameworks, this may require ...
read more ...
We at RIA Mobile Solutions are hard core fans of HTML5 and CSS3 and we are always testing it limits. The other day we are having fun developing a toddler game for showcasing the strengths of HTML5 and CSS3.  We used HTML5 drag and drop for dragging blocks in the game. It is pretty to use HTML5 Drag n Drop feature. But since our goal is to not only to make this game work on desktop browsers but al...
read more ...
Example code can be found here:  https://github.com/MikeLarned/Demo-RunTimeTextTemplate.git Background Most projects have some level of repetitive code that comes from the architecture or structure of an application.  Taking ASP.NET MVC as an example,  apps have controllers, views and (potentially) services that all have some similarity in structure with varying methods and und...
read more ...
With today's variety of browsers and means of viewing the web, it's important to ensure that your web projects are capable of being displayed on the biggest amount platforms you can reasonably support. However, there is one more factor in the viewing experience of web projects that is becoming more and more prevalent on a daily basis. Most notably, low-resolution devices such as netbooks, ultra-po...
read more ...
This is the example application I used for BSDG presenting Backbone LayoutManager. https://github.com/MikeLarned/backbonelayoutsexample...
read more ...
In this day and age of the modern web, developments are being made across almost all modern platforms making basic CSS, HTML, and Javascript libraries more and more powerful for delivering a visually interesting and elegant web experience. However, while modern browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera are known for their support of these exciting and useful features, a large percent of ...
read more ...
With the ever-expanding market in Android and Apple mobile devices, and ever-increasing changes in screen sizes, and resolutions, it can get difficult keeping track of any static assets you may require for your app project. So for the sake of clarity, we've together put a list below of all the common sizes for Android and Apple phones and tablets. Dimensions are listed as (width x height) in pix...
read more ...
Our team is currently developing a web based application that needs to be consumed in Android WebView.    One of the biggest performance issues we noticed was scrolling a long list of users on one page.   The response to the gesture to scroll down through the list would often be met with a half second delay followed by very unsmooth scroll. However, viewing the same page i...
read more ...