Notify: Pure CSS notification bar using :target pseudo class

By: Deepu Balan on 02/14/12 12:09 AM 19 Comments »
pure css notification bar For quite some time now, I have had this little idea of a CSS based notification bar floating in my head… and was wondering, would there be a way to create it purely using CSS. Finally I decided to spend some time this weekend, and the time spent on it was well worth it. Yes it’s all driven by the CSS3 magic. Absolutely no javascript or jquery was used in the making of this notification bar. I tried a third party service called hellobar for some days in my blog to display a notification bar, It’s indeed a good option [...] Continue Reading...

Three reasons QR codes don’t work… for now

By: Deepu Balan on 02/7/12 12:11 PM 3 Comments »
Three reasons QR codes don’t work for now QR codes, those rudimentary squares of black and white pixelated boxes you see on advertisements and marketing materials, have not had the initial success many thought they would. Marketing mavens across the country jumped the QR code bandwagon, but here’s why they don’t work for now. 1. Most young people don’t use QR codes. A recent survey of college kids, ages 18-22, found that 79% of them don’t know what to do with a QR code. This is an ominous sign coming from young people that have a natural knack for working with gadgets and technology. 2. QR codes don’t [...] Continue Reading...