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What is the style name of this type of website?

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Answer by Aniket Suryavanshi:

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This is a fluid landing page. A fluid page adjusts dimensions of it's elements (headings, images, column widths, etc.) according to the window size. It also uses some JavaScript for the smooth scroll effect on clicking some links.

Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant
It's a simple landing page with some JS for the carousel at top, and for the smooth scroll effect on clicking the "What is Automatic" link. The layout is not fluid and not responsive.

Leap Motion
This is a responsive landing page. A responsive page is fluid, and in addition uses extra browser capabilities like detecting browser width/height, detecting device type, detecting device orientation (landscape/portrait in case of mobile and tablet), number of colours supported by the device, etc. Responsive pages use media queries to conditionally style a page according to all these critera.

Such pages can be built with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, etc. make it easy to build responsive web pages and provide a lot of ready for use components like image gallery, accordions, and much more.

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Strict indentation is good

Strict indentation is good primarily for two reasons:

  1. Avoids nesting mishaps.
    Helps produce valid HTML.
  2. It enforces good readability of code.
    Helpful when a programmer revisits that code.

Some languages used in front-end development which enforce strict indentation:

  • Haml, an HTML template language.
  • Jade, another HTML template langauge.
  • Stylus, a CSS preprocessor.

160 GB isn’t so roomy

My Windows XP is installed on a 20 GB partition, and is almost full due to the programs installed.

The installation guide for Windows Server 2008 (available at Microsoft’s website) recommends 40 GB, plus more space for you files. 20 + 40 GB is thus engaged.

Next, Fedora 7 requires 7 GB for a complete install. That is 47 GB.

So if I want to upgrade from XP to Vista, I’d do it on a 30 GB partition. This engages 57 GB.

So about 100 GB remains for the videos, music, …

Looks like 160 GB ain’t any spacious (to a CS student at least). While purchasing the 160 GB hard disc months ago, I hardly believed I’d need even half of it.