Category Archives: web development

Give Firefox Developer Edition a shot

When it comes to browsers, I switched back between Firefox and Chrome for browsing the web. Both have their good features and their bugs that annoy me which are the things that usually cause me to switch. And although one … Continue reading

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I need to start coding in my spare time again

Over the last few months, I’ve stopped coding for fun. There’s a couple of reasons why, I got to a point where most of the stuff I was looking into was getting complicated and after coding all day, I found … Continue reading

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There’s a definite cycle to web languages and technologies

I don’t think there’s a lot of industries with a rate of change like the web. The code you’re writing today and the language you’re using might not even be on your radar anymore a year from now. And every … Continue reading

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I’ve finally learned I don’t need to write all the code

If there’s one thing it’s taken me forever to accept I should be using, it’s JavaScript frameworks. I’ve been working with Spine.js and I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t see the point of it. The basics of the app had … Continue reading

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It’s 2013, why is making HTML emails still the most frustrating thing to do?

If there’s something that should be insanely easy, it’s making an email with a pretty simple HTML layout. But instead we’re forced to code something like it’s 1997 using tables for layout. I’m not asking for full CSS3 support just … Continue reading

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A few things that caught my attention this week

This week I came across a few things that I think will make being a front end developer a lot easier. Nothing that’s going to change the world but just some things that will make your job simpler and allow … Continue reading

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Liven up a web page Apple style

One thing I really like about Apple’s website is the smaller effects they add to it. And despite the really misleading pictures of the new iMac (I wish it was a half an inch thin!), I really think the animated … Continue reading

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Make an HTML5 drag and drop project list with autosave – Part 2

In the first part, I showed you how to set up our drag and drop list using HTML5’s built in drag and drop as well as add new projects to our list. Everything works great except it’s not really useful … Continue reading

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Make an HTML5 drag and drop project list with autosave – Part 1

One of the great things about where the web is going is that a lot of the functionality that we’ve had to create with JavaScript and plugins is now being built into the browser. One that’s pretty useful is drag … Continue reading

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Use CSS if you can then fall back to JavaScript

I have a rule when I’m making a website and that’s if you can do it with CSS, then do it with CSS. And recently I had a situation where I was updating some slideshows on a site and it … Continue reading

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