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For the web FreeState is right that a pixel is resolution independent. You can read from Dave Hyatt where he explains that css pixels do not equal device pixels. Kind of confusing but that's the W3C for you. http://webkit.opendarwin.org/blog/ (read the part about CSS units part way down)
Incorrect. PDF can contain vector and raster images. Here is an article on PDF that describes how it can contain both vector and raster images. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pdf
Found it on Apple's site.http://developer.apple.com/documenta...z2D/index.html
Actually no it doesn't. Read up some more on Quartz. Quartz is nice and fast at rendering and resizing bitmap images, but not so fast at working with vectors. This is part of what Quartz 2d extreme is supposed to fix. Since Quartz works so well with bitmap images, that is why Apple still uses them for a lot of the widgets in OS X. Here is a thread on Ars that you can read.http://episteme.arstechnica.com/grou...r/997006643731Also here is a post that talks about making...
Quartz doesn't vectorize bitmap images, it is just really good at interpolating. The icons in the dock that Chucker mentioned are actually files that contain the image of the icon at 3 different sizes, one small, one medium, and one large. Quartz can quickly and accurately interpolate between these sizes to show an image that is somewhere in between. This makes it appear that the icon can grow and shrink like a vector. To see this in action, hold down the Option key as...
You have 2 Library folders because one contains preferences and support files for you as a user, and one contains preferences and support files for all users. The Library folder in your user directory contains all the preferences and files that are for you only. Mail items, address book contacts, preferences for your applications, and stored passwords in keychain are just some examples. The other Library folder that you found on your Macintosh HD contains things like...
Melgross don't fret over the lack of discussion reguarding resolution independence. I don't believe that showed up in Steve's WWDC keynote last time around. That was in the Graphics and Media State of the Union presentation. It will be those more focused workshops where the under the hood enhancements are discussed. I for one am very eager to learn more about Objective-C 2. Here's what the blurb on Apple.com had to say:I'm anxious to see how they managed garbage...
I don't know if it is really worth all the effort to strip out the binaries for other platforms. In the end I think it will only save you a couple hundred MB or less. The Binary part of an application is typically pretty small, only being several MBs to a couple 10's of MBs. It's all the resources an app uses that cause it to take up so much space.
I found a quick little walk through that should do exactly what you are wanting. Here
I know you guys probably want to be able to open documents created in ODF, which we'll have to wait and see if Apple adds that to iWork. However, if all you are interested in is having Apple provide a file format that is "open", then have no fear as Apple provides that already. Here is some reading if XML file formats float your boat. iWork File Formats
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