Thursday, June 14, 2012
If you’re not abstracting your CSS into shared objects, you’re doing it wrong. Double shame on you if you’re using a pre-processor and still not object orienting your CSS.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Good idea, but is inventing an element the right approach?
My reason to bring this up is that Iâ€™m very interested by how TypeButter accomplishes its kerning: it inserts
kernelements with inline
styleattributes that bear
kernelements. No, you didnâ€™t miss an HTML5 news bite; there is no
kernelement, nor am I aware of a plan for one. TypeButter basically invents a specific-purpose element.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
First is support for Autosave and background saving. Gone are the horrors of losing hours of editing due to a crash or waiting seemingly endless minutes while a large image is being saved. This change alone is worth upgrading for anyone who uses Photoshop every day.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Interesting read from Quirks Mode, on how the iPad 3′s display will actually hurt the mobile web in particular, by creating a demand for larger downloads to accommodate for the hi-resolution screen.
In order to display properly on the iPad 3, all graphics of both web apps and native apps must be doubled in pixel density, which means their size roughly quadruples. Clever compression will solve part of that problem, but not nearly enough.
The problem is even worse with the mobile web. Jason Grigsby delved into the way Apple itself serves Retina-optimised images to its new iPad site. Essentially, they download the normal images first, and if a check for the iPad 3 is positive it then downloads the optimised images.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Delicious Chrome Extension currently has 33,414 users and is rated 4/5 stars. However, until yesterday’s release, you had to manually close the popup window after you saved a new bookmark. It wasn’t unusable, but it was terribly annoying at best.
Well, suffer no more! v1.5 of the Delicious Chrome Extension automatically closes the popup after you’ve saved your bookmark; and it’s available right now!
Another well-received feature is it’s customizable keyboard shortcut. Some people like commnd-D, others like control-D or maybe you like something entirely random to save your bookmarks; It’s totally up to you.
Screenshots of v1.5 of the Delicious Chrome Extension:
The ‘Save to Delicious’ popup adds selected text to the notes field.
Customizable keyboard shortcut key.
Quick links to invoke the Save to Delicious popup, your Delicious bookmarks and your Delicious Inbox.
The extension source now lives on GitHub. Please, fork it, make it better, and send me a pull request. I’m certain there are several ways this extension can be made better. Or contribute by reporting any issues or feature requests.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Agenda – iPhone calendar app – This is the one I’ve been sticking with lately.
Subtle Patterns is a collection of 67 high quality design patterns for you to use freely. New patterns added weekly.
jQuery Anti-Patterns for Performance & Compression – Pretty in depth jQuery optimization from Paul Irish. Certainly there’s something in here for every level of Front End Developer.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Proof of what we’ve known for awhile now. Adobe does not care if Flash dies. They will create a useful tool for whatever it is that you do.
The preview of this app is now available as a free download.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Maybe Google views themselves as adept as Apple, and are convinced that cutting off any “weaker alternatives” is the only way to get, what they believe to be, the superior WebM codec into the real world. I bet they even believe that someday this decision will be heralded as a great step forward. Like Apple with the floppy drive.
A nice tidbit on Google’s “openness” stance:
If openness is so important that Google is willing to remove features from Chrome, there is no way that the company should be shipping Flash in Chrome.
… <video> will now become: the iOS fallback tag. Flash will remain the preferred solution for “real” browsers, and the only people using <video> will be those catering to iOS.
Fallback tag? With the way things are going, iOS will NOT be considered the fallback!
Friday, August 13, 2010
I figured out how to run NPR and surf the web at the same time on the iPad. Multitasking, months before iPad iOS 4 is slated for availability.
The greatest thing about this hack is that you can continue to use NPR outside of available wifi zone’s (note: most iPad apps will cease working). You can also tune your NPR to MLB for the latest baseball game. No monthly, extra, or one-time fees required.