Lifestyle, mobile phones: phone cases

Perhaps lifestyle requires more tutoring than anything else – for me, anyway. The tutor relays his experience phone case shopping.

Yesterday I got schooled on how to buy phone cases. I’m interested to share what I’ve learned.

We bought my son a phone that’s been out a couple of months. It’s an Android, a very good phone, but not flashy or brandy.

At a big-box store the clerk told us that, with more generic phones, cases are easier to get from a dedicated phone case seller. The big box places might stock cases for prominent brands and makes, but there are many others that they might not cover very strongly.

Therefore, we went to a kiosk in the Woodgrove Centre mall in search of a case for my son’s new phone. The kiosk is near Boathouse. We didn’t even have his phone with us – no problem. The attendant knew which one it was, and that it had been out for only two months. He had a few choices, including wallets. He also had screen protectors.

I chose a wallet case for my son’s phone, and also got him the screen protector. The attendant wanted to put the screen protector on for us, and told us if we brought him the phone, he would.

Just for kicks and giggles, we asked if he had a case for my phone – a Nexus 4. “Nexus 4?” he repeated. He uncovered a storage box, dug in, and pulled one out. I bought it. Here is my Nexus 4, in its new amazing case:

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Architecture: what is an engaged column?

Tutoring history, you might mention architectural features. The tutor brings up the engaged column.

An engaged column is a round vertical feature that is not free-standing, but partly built into a wall. Its roundness protrudes from the wall it’s part of, interrupting what would simply be flatness.

The engaged column is not only a design element, but also structural. It increases the surface area of the wall it’s part of, which contributes extra strength. It also adds vertical support to the roof above.

Source:

study.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Lifestyle, CSS: colours: what is the colour ochre?

Colour discovery means constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares a find about ochre.

I’ve always thought ochre meant red; apparently, I thought wrong. It turns out that ochre is an orange color, leaning brown and yellow rather than red:

ochre background

Source:

www.99colors.net

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Lifestyle: what is the most visible colour?

Sometimes, during tutoring, the key is to ask the really interesting questions, whatever the topic. The tutor brings up one he recently wondered.

What is the most noticeable colour, by day, anyway? Red? White? Apparently neither, but rather, fluorescent green/yellow. Perhaps it’s no surprise you see it on reflective tape and even fire trucks and hydrants.

Apparently the human eye is particularly tuned to that green/yellow colour we think of as fluorescent green (or yellow). Hence, its adoption.

For night visibility, the opinion is divided – more on that in a coming post:)

Source:

www.outdoors.org

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Web design: HTML colors: another off-white

Tutoring web design, the tutor has become interested in off-whites. Now: from ivory to a related one.

In my post from a couple of days ago I mention the color ivory – that it’s made of 100% (of possible) red and green, but only 94% blue.

What about 100% red, 94% green, and 100% blue? Here it is as a background:

Low-green version of ivory:)

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Homophones, homonyms: a lot vs allot

The tutor brings up another pair of homonyms, homophones, or what you like to call them….

a lot:  many.  We had a lot of problems producing the film.

allot:  allocate.  We will allot five graph sheets to each student for the exercise.

To my knowledge, alot is not a word; the spell checker doesn’t even tolerate it:)

Source:

Merriam-Webster. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

CSS colours: ivory

Tutoring web design, colour is a constant consideration. The tutor shares some thoughts about the CSS colour ivory.

Lately I’ve become fascinated by off-white colours, ivory being one (in my opinion).

Where white is 100% of each of red, green, and blue, ivory is 100% red, 100% green, but 94% blue.

White background.
Ivory background.

Source:

w3schools.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: qualmish

Tutoring English, one never gets tired of words. The tutor shares a find.

Commonly put:

I have my qualms about going to that party.

Possibly also said:

I’m qualmish about going to that party.

Source:

Merriam-Webster. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Web design: Div border on mobile phone: a possible solution?

Tutoring web design, mobile phones have their own demands. The tutor attempts to please them.

In yesterday’s post I discovered a border that showed up on my desktop but not on mobile.

Border?

 

Apparently the border-width needs to be set for a mobile phone to show it. This one is set to 2px.

Source:

w3schools

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

CSS border: shows on desktop, but not mobile?

Tutoring web design, there are so many interesting details to learn. The tutor mentions a discovery.

The div below has a red border. I can see it on my desktop, but not on my mobile phone.

Can you see the border? On mobile?

 

I’ll have to find out what to do about this:)

Source:

Meyer, Eric A. CSS Pocket Reference. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media Inc, 2004.

w3schools

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.