Bye bye 2015 and welcome 2016

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶

Welcome 2016!

Looking back at 2015, it was a mixed bag for Eyedea Lab, we had some happy moments as well as difficult ones. But as always we are looking forward to welcome 2016 with new enthusiasm & hope, because we believe determination and hard work pays off (no pun here 🙂 )! We wish all our readers, clients and friends, a beautiful year ahead too.


Raw JSON data viewer for human readable format

JSON is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has become the format of choice for APIs on the web today, but raw JSON data is not easily understandable when you are working specifically with lot of server generated data. JSON data is rarely organized like a table, and sometimes some extra tools are necessary to present this data in a more beautiful readable format for we humans.


Time to build Mobile friendly website for the search engines

Every year starts and there are these top 10 lists, with what’s in and what’s out. In similar pattern there are lists related to website design trends, populating from previous year’s experiences, experiments, technology enhancements and sometimes based on some renowned web developers’ visions. This year, keeping aside these different design trends, what became the main topic for discussion over Internet was Google’s search update which questioned the existence of many popular websites with poor user experience in mobiles.


How to change color in Gimp to specific value for an icon

There are very few processes to change color in Gimp to specific value of a single colored icon. If you don’t require an exact valued color then you can go by changing the values through the Colors > Colorize > hue/saturation menu. Sometimes you can also use the Colors > Colorify tool for that. But for changing color to a specific value you have to go for layer mask process, which gives much control for blending your icon and better color manipulation, although it’s a long process which may not be needed for quick needs.

For faster results I like the following process most. It gives me the ability to change the icon color in Gimp to specific value as per my project requirement, in short steps.


Switching from windows xp to ubuntu linux – My experience

It has been 7 years that I had switched to ubuntu linux from windows. At that time I was using windows xp and windows 7 was not enough perfect for me upgrading to. But I was desperate to move out from xp, with its slow booting / shut down time, irritable “not responding” programs (for which I needed to use the task manager every now and then, to close those) and on top of them regular virus issues.

For many project requirements I required internet on my PCs and I had to also frequently use client CD/DVDs and USBs on them. So this virus problem was getting on my nerves. I invested in two three popular anti-virus / anti-malware solutions. But still I was not satisfied. I had no authority on my own computers, they were on their own. Everyday I was worried, what new issue will turn up today during work.