Overflow And Data Loss In CSS

Overflow And Data Loss In CSS Overflow And Data Loss In CSS Rachel Andrew 2019-09-04T12:30:59+02:002019-09-04T11:05:44+00:00 CSS is designed to keep your content readable. If you consider an HTML document that is marked up with headings and paragraphs (with no CSS applied), it displays in the browser in a readable way. The headings are large and bold, and the paragraphs have space between them which is controlled by the browser default stylesheet. As soon as you want to change the layout of your page, however, you start to take some of the control into your own hands. In some cases, this will mean that you give yourself the job of dealing with overflow. In this article, I’m going to take a look at the different ways we encounter overflow on the web. We’ll see how new layout methods and new values in CSS can help us to deal with overflow and Read the full article…

Automating Website Deployments Through Buddy

Automating Website Deployments Through Buddy Automating Website Deployments Through Buddy Leonardo Losoviz 2019-09-03T12:30:00+02:002019-09-04T11:05:44+00:00 (This is a sponsored article.) Managing the deployment of a website used to be easy: It simply involved uploading files to the server through FTP and you were pretty much done. But those days are gone: Websites have gotten very complex, involving many tools and technologies in their stacks. Nowadays, a typical web project may require to execute build tools to compress assets and generate the deliverable files for production, upload the assets to a CDN and invalidate stale ones, execute a test suit to make sure the code has no errors (for both client and server-side code), do database migrations (and, to be on the safe side, first execute a backup of the database), instantiate the desired number of servers behind a load balancer and deploy the application to them (through an atomic deployment, so that Read the full article…

Can games improve your mental health? PAX panel explores the rise of games as a coping mechanism

Video games are surrounded by a stigma that they are inherently bad from a mental health perspective. This negative perception led to the World Health Organization classifying video game addiction as a recognizable psychological disorder earlier this year. But there is a widening group of people, including those who work in mental health, who believe games can be an important and positive tool for those dealing with mental health issues. This was the subject of a panel at this weekend’s PAX West game convention in Seattle, called Roll for a Sanity Check: Games and Mental Health. The panelists, all of whom suffered from some type of mental health issues, were unanimous in that games can be a powerful coping mechanism, whether you need to relax or face your fears. The panel consisted of gaming industry professionals and mental health experts. The games they discussed were both digital and physical. The Read the full article…

Acer’s $14,000 Predator Thronos Air gaming chair is ready to take over your living room

Acer unveiled its crazy Thronos gaming chair at IFA last year, and it’s back this year with a less motorized version. The Predator Thronos Air, yes that’s Air like MacBook Air, is designed to be a little more affordable over the $20,000 original. It ditches the automatic motorized monitor arm in favor of a manually adjustable one, but it keeps the same giant steel structure that supports up to three displays to encase you into this gaming chair. The changes bring the price down to $13,999, which is still an incredible amount of money to spend on a gaming chair, but the lack of motorization does make it slightly less crazy than last year’s model. The desk included with the chair still features an adjustable keyboard and mouse tray that… Read the full article…

Razer’s new Blade Stealth has strong gaming performance in a thin frame

Razer has refreshed its Blade Stealth laptops for 2019. There are three new configurations, and each of them ships with an Intel Core i7-1065G7, one of Intel’s Ice Lake 10th Gen processors that features Iris Plus graphics. Two of these configurations have 15W TDP processors, which would worry me, if not for the fact that they are also equipped with the Nvidia GTX 1650 discrete GPU by default. This year’s Blade Stealth is especially adept at playing graphically intensive games at fluid frame rates. According to Nvidia, that card can run Apex Legends at max settings, and during my time with this machine, it ripped and tore through Doom (2016) at a steady 60 frames per second on 1080p, with all of the graphical settings turned up to ultra…. Read the full article…

Final Fantasy VIII gets another chance at the spotlight with new remaster

The biggest game at E3 this year was a remake of an old one. The much-anticipated, long-in-development remake of Final Fantasy VII seemed like it was everywhere. Fans were able to play it for the first time, Square Enix finally unveiled the release date, and it even turned its show floor booth into a life-sized re-creation of the gritty cyberpunk metropolis Midgar. Fittingly, the massive presence of FFVII Remake largely overshadowed another major announcement: the original game’s successor, Final Fantasy VIII, was being remastered for modern consoles. This isn’t a new phenomenon. Ever since its debut on the original PlayStation in 1999, FFVIII has always felt like the black sheep of the franchise. Today, it’s getting something of a… Read the full article…

Shiny Charizard Pokemon Card Sells for Over $10,000

The new Pokemon card set Hidden Fates features a rare shiny Charizard-GX — and one just sold for a staggering $10,100 on eBay. There are several factors that contributed to why this particular card went for so much. Hidden Fates is a brand new, special mini-set that’s especially tough to find in stores. Rather than being sold in traditional booster boxes, Hidden Fates booster packs only come packaged in limited products, like the Mewtwo and Mew collection boxes, the Legendary Birds elite trainer box, or a Gyrados, Raichu, Mewtwo, or Charizard tin. These products are quickly being snatched up at local game shops. Getting your hands on Hidden Fates booster packs is a challenge to begin with, and then you’ve actually got to pull the Charizard-GX, which is one of 45 different Pokemon GX cards in the set. Read the full article…

Planet Zoo Hands-On Preview – Cuteness in a Pressure Cooker

Planet Zoo, the latest construction and management simulation video game developed by Frontier Developments, will teach you a lot of animal facts. For example, did you know that male gharial  have a “boss” on the end of its snout which makes it the only crocodile species with sexual dimorphism? You didn’t? Well, now you do. Planet Zoo is full of these facts, as it aims to not only present you with a fun zoo sim but teach you about animals and preservation as well. The idea here is to provide your animals with the best possible living conditions, and the systems to help you do that are typically deep for a Frontier game. Read the full article…

Sayonara Wild Hearts Hands-On Preview: A Sailor Moon-Inspired Rhythm Trip

If you ever wished Sailor Moon was a badass biker who fought rival gangs set to a soundtrack that’s kind of like something Carly Rae Jepsen would produce, turn your attention to Sayonara Wild Hearts. Sayonara Wild Hearts is developed by Swedish developer Simogo, best known for the critically acclaimed mobile horror game Year Walk. Like Year Walk, Sayonara Wild Hearts combines eye-catching art direction with a simple but solid gameplay hook. In this case, it plays almost exactly like the brilliant “rhythm violence” game Thumper. Read the full article…