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Disadvantages of Responsive Web Design: Problems & Solutions.

1. Limitations of CSS media queries.

Responsive web design relies heavily on CSS media queries to be compatible on a wide range of devices. However, most mobile devices are not compatible with CSS media queries.

2. Image Resizing.

Responsive web design resizes images to the mobile device’s screen. The full image is downloaded on a mobile device and resized to fit the screen. This consumes unnecessary CPU and RAM.

3. Speed.

Mobile users usually have less speed compared to desktop users. Responsive design does not remove any code that may not be used. The unnecessary JavaScript or HTML code is not removed and is still downloaded. This makes the site slower.

4. Mobile needs and desktop needs may be different.

Responsive Web Design resizes the website to fit the device and does not use key mobile features like the geolocation, gestures, hardware limitations, etc. as those features are not available on desktop devices.

5. Mobile versions are always more optimized.

Mobile versions of a website include smaller images, less HTML, less JavaScript and less CSS. They are made with the full requirements, resolutions and speed of the specific device in mind.

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Dota 2 Beta Review: Gameplay, Graphics, System Requirements.

Dota 2 Beta has been out to the lucky few for a little while now. Does this game hold up and carry on the original?

The user interface has changed from the original Dota. It feels much more responsive and better. Matchmaking has several options divided by region. A great new feature is the ability to re-join the game within 5 minutes of getting disconnected. This feature is simply a godsend. Spectating is easier than before, allowing you to learn and watch other players and their builds.

The gameplay has been kept very similar to the original Dota. This is no surprise as the lead developers are same and promises were made that nothing would be drastically changed. Almost all heroes from the original Dota are available, even thou the names of the heroes are somewhat changed. Spellcasting has been significantly improved. Items are easier to buy and suggested guides for each hero are a great addition.

The graphics have been given a makeover. The game simply looks fantastic, even on very low end or old graphics card. This will be a relief as this means almost all Dota players can run the game quite well, without lag. The battles have been given more detail than before. The looks of the some of the heroes have been completely changed. This has not been taken well by many players. The overall system requirements are almost as same as for the original Dota.

The matchmaking needs a lot to be done. Abandoning a game has very dire consequences. If you abandon a game or so, you will pretty much be unable to join any game at all for a time period of 24 hours, as your are sent to the bottom of the matchmaking list for this time period. This is simply unacceptable. The Dota community has and continues to get worse year after year, all due to the snobbish attitudes of clans and entitled players. Hence at times there is no option but to abandon a game.

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Shakib Al Hasan becomes No. 1 Test allrounder.

Shakib Al Hasan, after his outstanding performance against Pakistan in Mirpur, is now the No. 1 Test allrounder in the world as per the latest ICC rankings. Shakib ended Jacques Kallis long stay at the top. Kallis was the No. 1 allrounder for 3696 days.

The performance against Pakistan, where he became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take five wickets in an innings during a Test, with a score of 144 and stats of 6 for 82 won him the Man-of-the-Match award. It was Shakib’s second century in tests. His average is 34.68 with the bat and 31.36 with the ball and has taken 96 Test wickets, needing only 4 more to reach 100.

On receiving the news, Shakib was elated but stressed that he would have loved if the team did better. This is one man who never stops pushing himself towards perfection.

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Ever Forthright – Ever Forthright.

The long awaited album from progressive metal band Ever Forthright is finally out.
The self titled album was released on December 13, 2011 on Myriad Records.
Clocking under just about 80 minutes, this is on album that will rock your socks and shirts off.
The supposed genre of djent has already started running in circles,
but these guys have taken it into a whole different level.
Made by a group of friends in music school, their music is highly influenced by Jazz.

What will no doubt gather the interest of most, will be the fact that the band is fronted by Chris Barretto,
better known as the ex-vocalist and primary writer of most of the lyrics on Periphery’s album.
Know this, Chris Barretto is one hell of a vocalist.
Myself, I prefer instrumental versions, and Ever Forthright have an instrumental version of their album.
The riffs on this album are killer. This is one album you have to listen to.

Tracklist
01 – All Eyes on the Earth
02 – Latency and Tendencies
03 – The Little Albert Experiment
04 – Lost in Our Escape
05 – Screen Scenarios
06 – Spineless
07 – Reflections
08 – The Counter Shift
09 – Infinitely Inward
10 – City Limits
11 – Dispose of Your Optimism
12 – Clockwork

Members

Chris Barretto – Vocals/Sax
Nick Llerandi – Guitar
Billy Anderson – Guitar
Jon Llerandi – Bass
Jerad Lippi – Drums
Kevin Theodore – Keys