Monthly Archives: January 2011

A sad showing by the web development community

On Thursday, Nettuts posted what I thought was a great video of a lecture Rebecca Murphey did at JSConf but by the next day it had been taken down. Why? Because of some jerks posting some pretty horrible comments. Some … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s WebMatrix doesn’t suck but…

I was pretty intrigued when I saw that Microsoft had come out with a free and actually decent development tool that wasn’t made specifically to build applications and sites using their technology. I downloaded the WebMatrix beta and messed around … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s the simpler things (Or how jQuery has warped my brain)

I was reading an interview on .net magazine with Dan Cederholm, the creator of Dribbble among other things. Dan runs a studio called SimpleBits and after reading the interview, I went to his site to check it out. For some … Continue reading

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Using raw JavaScript instead of jQuery

Today I came across an interesting link on Twitter, I can’t remember who tweeted it, but it was called “Hiring Front-End Engineers”. And while I didn’t agree with everything that the author wrote, that’s not want I’m going to talk … Continue reading

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Configure jQuery’s slideToggle() to slide up from the bottom

A recent project I was working on needed to have a div pop-up from a bottom navigation bar and I thought it would be easy to set up with jQuery. I figured the slideToggle() effect would be perfect for what … Continue reading

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Hey, the billion dollar corporations are fighting again and the web community is caught in the middle

If you’re involved in the web design/development community, you had to have heard the news that Google Chrome is going to drop support of the h.264 video codec. My reaction was, “Interesting” and then I went on with my day. … Continue reading

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Where to get started learning jQuery

jQuery is a great way to take your front end web development beyond just HTML/CSS but for some one that hasn’t done any programming, it can be tough to figure out where to start. Even though I was moving from … Continue reading

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Not all web development communities are created equal

A lot of the people I follow on Twitter are web designers and developers, people who’ve been doing this for a long time and most of the them share their knowledge. I also follow a large number of blogs. Twitter … Continue reading

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Why I think we need Firefox and Mozilla

A couple of days ago Firefox 4 crashed on me for the third or fourth time that day and in my frustration, I tweeted about it. Within a half hour or so, I was retweeted by a Twitter account called … Continue reading

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