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Pandora Reaches 100 Million Users!

Jul 12, 2011   //   by Ian   //   General  //  No Comments

Pandora announced a significant redesign this morning, and paired with this announcement comes a number of user milestones for the music streaming and personalized radio service. The company now has 100 million registered users and 36 million monthly active users across its platform.

If you have never tried pandora, it is a great service! The free service offers 40 hours per month of free listening, and the paid version (very worth the $) is ad free and offers unlimited listening time. It is a wonderful service for discovering new artists / bands! Give it a try if you haven’t already!

Speed Up With CSS3 Gradients

Apr 6, 2011   //   by Ian   //   Tutorials  //  No Comments

Great article by Chris Coiyer at

Safari 4+, Chrome 1+, Firefox 3.6+, and Opera 11.10+ are all now supporting CSS3 gradients. This wide browser support makes using them for progressive enhancement all the more appealing. More good news, CSS3 gradients fall into the camp where you can specify fallbacks (i.e. images) so that browsers that don’t support them just use the image instead.

But wait… if you need to use an image anyway, why bother with declaring the gradient with CSS? That is kind of how I felt for a long time, but there is one important aspect that makes it worth it: browsers that support them don’t load the image fallback. One less HTTP Request = all the faster your site will load.

Read the Full Post Here –> Speed Up With CSS3 Gradients


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