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How do browsers paint a render tree to the screen?

I'm interested in building a browser-like rendering engine. I understand a bit about how OpenGL and GUI toolkits work. But how do browsers actually put pixels on the screen? Are they like software ...
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How and when should I design a simple mark-up language parser? [closed]

I want to write a simple markup language with its rendering engine. First, I am not completely sure when I should try this... I am only 12... But I am competent in C++ having learned through the Web ...
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Which layer should order the columns shown to the user when using MVC?

Say you want to render a table with five columns, but you want the order of the columns to be different depending on some specific parameter. This would be very easy to accomplish if the model sets ...
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Why not a standard rendering engine to solve cross browser problems [closed]

Why do browsers use different rendering engines, this causes the problem I hate the most "make your HTML/CSS compatible with all major web browsers". Why don't they use one rendering engine as a ...
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How does font rendering actually work?

I realize that I know essentially nothing about the way fonts get rendered in my computer. From what I can observe, font rendering is generally made in a consistent way throughout the system. For ...
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Is it possible to use RubyGnome2's/QtRuby's HTML renderers to make UI for a Ruby script?

I'd like to make a graphical user interface for my script, instead of running it from the console. I'm aware there's a wealth of UI libraries for Ruby, but I'm quite familiar with HTML and CSS and I'd ...
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Rails - Does using partials slow views rendering?

I'm having performance issues on a Rails 3.1.0 application, now I've done dome changes on my queries with AR and so but views still takes too many time to render, I've divided the views, loops and so, ...
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What's the best practice for rendering a different GSP template based on the type of object in a collection?

Let's say I have a collection that is setup in my controller, named "things." In this collection is a heterogeneous assortment of objects. Let's say some are of type "Thing" and some others are of ...