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Desktop Notifications In Gmail


Many of us open a lot of tabs and do multitasking. Checking Facebook updates, updating news, watching videos etc. If you are one of them like me there are lot of times you miss important chat messages or mails. It’s difficult to keep on checking for new mails. Today Gmail itroduces a new feature called Desttop Notification. In their official post they mentioned that whenever a new mail of chat message arrive a display pop ups.

desktop Notifications

To turn them on, click on the Settings link in the top right corner of Gmail and scroll down to the “Desktop Notifications” section. If you just want to get notified about chat messages, or if you use Priority Inbox and only want to get notifications for important messages, you can customize your settings from there too.This functionality is currently only available for people using Google Chrome.

Desktop Notification settings

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HTML Showcase Site From Google


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what is HTML showcase site?

It’ is  a site showcases the prowess of HTML 5.   HTML is the really next big thing in the world of internet. It’s  is cool! it’s awesome, it’s the next big thing, and it’s going give us a jaw dropping experience.

HTML 5 Studio is HTML showcase site from Google.The HTML5 Studio has nine demos that show off some fanciful sides of HTML5, CSS3 and friends.Some examples are not customizable, which means that what you see is what you get. You can download the whole demo, though, or you can view the source.Other demos (like the Newspaper Columns one) are more customizable, and they have a few sliders that you can move around in order to see how they affect the layout.

The resulting CSS is complex. To be honest, the whole thing feels so unlike Google that, if it didn’t have that “Made by Google” text at the bottom and the Twitter link that leads to ChromiumDev, I would never have thought it was a Google product; I nearly skipped it before I noticed the label.

Another disclaimer that appears on the site says, “This site contains information on APIs that are not part of the current W3C HTML5 specification.” So, I guess that you can mainly count on these examples to work in Chrome (and the ones that I’ve tried do), but don’t push your luck with other browsers.

Some other HTML 5 showcase sites.

Apple HTML 5 showcase site

HTML 5 Gallery

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