SVG – A web designer’s best friend and not to be feared

SVG (scalable vector graphics) is a type of vector image format that can be used on websites, animations and more. The benefits are plentiful, but in short, apart from the much smaller file size, an SVG won’t go blurry or pixelated when zoomed in on. Here at Xenon Web Design we’ve started using SVGs in nearly […]

Self-Driving Cars – The New Kid on the Block

Self driving cars - the new kid on the block

Self-driving cars are here, so to speak. Some companies, such as Uber and Google, have been out testing their new babies, the ones that will pick you up and drop you off where you want to go with no unnecessary chit chat with a driver, because one doesn’t exist. Or at least it’s not supposed […]

Classic Album Cover Locations in Google Street View

(What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis. Photograph shot on Berwick Street in London’s Soho. Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey. Photograph shot in Times Square, New York, in the year 2000. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin. Photograph shot at The East Village residential blocks, St Mark’s Place, New York. […]

F.lux – App That Syncs Your Computer’s Backlight with The Sunset

F.lux App

f.lux is an ingenious app that you can download for Mac, PC, Linux and iPhone/iPad that syncs your computers back-lighting with the sunrise and sunset. Computer screens are designed to look best during daylight hours, however at night they can disrupt your sleep cycle as screens are designed to emulate the sun’s light. f.lux fixes […]

Creating Multi Page PDFs in Adobe Bridge – Perfect for Portfolios

How to create multi page PDFs in Adobe Bridge

In Adobe Bridge you can use the output panel to generate multi page PDF presentations which are perfect for a portfolio of work to email. These presentations can comprise of any image type including Photoshop CS6 images. Follow these steps to create a PDF presentation: Select the images you want to be in your PDF […]

Stunning Photos of Cities Without Light Pollution

Thierry Cohen’s thought-provoking series Darkened Cities depicts what various cityscapes worldwide would look like minus all of the light pollution. The Paris-based photographer superimposes skies his photos are taken from locations that are situated on the same latitude as the original cities, and shot at the same angle. The resulting images are beautiful. Source: Flavorwire

What is the difference between Opera Mini and Opera Mobile?

Opera Logo Switch WebKit

When browser testing my websites, I have always wondered what the difference between Opera Mini and Mobile are. According to the Opera Mini FAQs: Opera Mini, Opera Mobile and Opera for desktop all share the same rendering engine, Opera Presto. (Ed: Which I think may now be Webkit for Opera Desktop) With Opera Mini, this is located […]

How To Turn Off Autocorrect in Skype Conversations

How to turn off autocorrect auto spelling correction in Skype

If you find that Skype is correcting your words thinking they are misspelt, it is possible to turn off the autocorrect feature in Skype. You need to untick the following options : Edit > Spelling and Grammar > “Check Spelling While Typing” and “Correct Spelling Automatically”.

See the New Bing Logo

New Bing Logo

Microsoft have announced a new logo design for their search engine Bing. Here is what they have to say on the new logo: “With principles and frameworks in hand, we looked at the art. We revisited the current logo and diagnosed what wasn’t working. We looked at the new Microsoft identity and we did hundreds […]