links for 2010-10-22

  • March 2011 will mark the YouTube Symphony Orchestra's return – and once again, we invite you to be a part of it. There are two ways you can audition: submit your video audition for the orchestra or submit a solo improvisation to a piece composed specifically for the orchestra by American composer Mason Bates.

    The best and most creative performers will be selected to form the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 and invited to perform in March at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of world-renowned conductor and YouTube Symphony Artistic Advisor, Michael Tilson Thomas.

  • SlideNote is a customizable, flexible jQuery plugin that makes it easy to display sliding notifications on your website or in your web application. For more information or to see a demo, scroll down.
  • In the past we’ve taken a look at several CSS grid systems. We’ve also gone over how LESS.js can add a lot of flexibility to the way you style web pages. Today we’re going to combine these two ideas and create a grid system that utilizes LESS.

    Read on to see why on Earth we would do such a thing. If you understand the concept, you can also skip the tutorial and go straight to the download. Let’s get started.

  • Image Optimization is one of the most important factors for your website run without any problems. As if the images embedded within your website wouldn’t be optimized, then they will grasp a huge bandwidth and will resulting into very heavy load laid on your website. This may let too much of traffic driven away from your website. And nobody will want that, well if you want to know that how you can get yourself away from these kind of problems by optimizing your image, then there is a simple solution to it… Just use any of the below given image optimization tools as per your desire. So, let us drive through the list.
  • Whenever one purchases a domain, one usually believes that the process of setting up a website is simple and doesn't require much. However as this article on Network Solutions domain forwarding will explain to you, there are plenty of things that come up in the process that will cause you to do one or two things that you had really not anticipated.

    Network Solutions domain forwarding refers to a process whereby you make it possible for someone to find a certain website under different domain names. This is pretty similar to what happens with telephone numbers. You can set your phone in such a way that if someone calls you on a certain number on which you are not available, they are able to find you on another number on which you are available.

  • There is a lot more water on the moon than previously believed, according to an analysis of NASA data being published Friday, a finding that may bolster the case for a manned base on the lunar surface.

    The discovery grew out of an audacious experiment last year, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration slammed a spent-fuel rocket into a lunar crater at 5,600 miles an hour, and then used a pair of orbiting satellites to analyze the debris thrown off by the impact. They discovered that the crater contained water in the form of ice, plus a host of other resources, including hydrogen, ammonia, methane, mercury, sodium and silver.

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