Monthly Archives: February 2011

My quest to find the right code editor

When I went to school to learn web design and development, it was right around the time when it became a matter of pride to say that you hand coded your work, that you didn’t use a WYSIWYG editor like … Continue reading

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Create a canvas the size of the web document

I’m a big fan of the canvas tag and I like that it lets us do things that we couldn’t before. One of those things is a more interactive background like Paul Irish has on his blog. So how do … Continue reading

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Build a vertical scrolling shooter game with HTML5 canvas – Part 3

Part 1 – Game Basics Part 2 – Graphics and Lasers Part 3 – Laser Hit Test Part 4 – Ship Hit Test and Score Part 5 – Player Lives and Continue Button Part 6 – Font fixes and Start … Continue reading

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Build a vertical scrolling shooter game with HTML5 canvas – Part 2

Part 1 – Game Basics Part 2 – Graphics and Lasers Part 3 – Laser Hit Test Part 4 – Ship Hit Test and Score Part 5 – Player Lives and Continue Button Part 6 – Font fixes and Start … Continue reading

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Make your life easier and don’t wait until the end to check your site in IE

I get it, Internet Explorer 6 is horrible and corporations suck for keeping it alive. IE 7 can be just as bad. And IE 8 has caused it’s share of pain. But there are a few ways to make things … Continue reading

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Build a vertical scrolling shooter game with HTML5 canvas – Part 1

Part 1 – Game Basics Part 2 – Graphics and Lasers Part 3 – Laser Hit Test Part 4 – Ship Hit Test and Score Part 5 – Player Lives and Continue Button Part 6 – Font fixes and Start … Continue reading

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The NBA TV Companion is a great use of JavaScript

I’m a big basketball fan. Even though they aren’t playing greatest, I’ve only missed a couple of Toronto Raptors games this year and when I’m watching, I like to have the NBA’s TV Companion open in one tab. Why am … Continue reading

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