Topic: Web Development
Comment Spam Honeypot
December 22, 2012, 11:22 pm
I have my own secret sauce for filtering out comment spam from my blog. I thought it would be interesting to let it all through on one post.
Sublime Text 2 more sublime with a drop of Dropbox
January 19, 2012, 9:19 pm
I’ve been a big fan of Panic’s Coda since early on (and skEdit before that). But, move over bacon, there’s a new sheriff in town. After just a few days of use, I’m all in with Sublime Text 2.
Mobile WebKit Optimizations & Tools
August 11, 2011, 8:11 pm
HTML5 Client-side Storage. That’s hot.
March 20, 2011, 8:03 pm
I presented at the East Bay HTML5 Meetup last week. Good times! The following are my slides and demos.
December 21, 2010, 12:12 am
I started at Tapulous 5½ weeks ago. Last night we launched version 4 of the most downloaded app (not just game) ever on the iPhone App Store, Tap Tap Revenge. Almost instantly, it vaulted to #1. Yeah, you could say I’m pleased.
CSS Fast Nav: Because (perception of) speed matters!
April 9, 2010, 9:04 pm
There must be 80 million tutorials for turning unordered lists into pretty navigation using CSS. This is not #80,000,001. Here, I focus on one detail that often gets overlooked: how to give the user the perception that her click had an immediate effect. In this post, I borrow a little inspiration from Apple.com and show you how to give your site fast nav.
Add an interactive legend to a MarkerManager managed Google Map
November 22, 2009, 11:22 am
There’s plenty of help out there for adding a legend to a Google Map. There are resources for working with MarkerManager as well. I can’t believe this is new ground, but there didn’t seem to be anything related to getting an interactive legend to play nice with MarkerManager. Now there is!
Stupid WebKit Tricks
July 19, 2009, 7:19 pm
With apologies to David Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks segment, I presented a session at Barcamp Auckland (BCA3) on some WebKit-specific features you can leverage in web applications for iPhone, Android, and the Palm Pre. This is my synopsis, plus a bonus trick I didn’t present at the (un)conference!
Animating your iPhone web application
May 29, 2009, 6:18 pm
Recently, Rebecca Murphey asked on Twitter why she was seeing choppy animation of CSS transitions in her iPhone web application. Initially, I had the same experience, but through some experimentation came to find the smoothness I craved.
How-to get Coda working with VisualSVN
February 19, 2009, 7:19 pm
At work, I had some problems getting Coda to work with our VisualSVN repositories. Here’s what was wrong and how I fixed it.
How-to recover from checksum mismatch errors in SVN
January 25, 2009, 5:17 pm
You know Coda, the text editor I sometimes rave about? Like many text editors, it has this handy feature for doing global searches and replaces. But, unlike any other I’ve ever seen, it will happily, and without prompting for an administrator password, let you replace text in files for which you don’t have permission to write. You know, like Subversion repo copies. D’oh!
jQuery 1.3: Sweet upgrade, but can we use it?
January 14, 2009, 2:14 pm
Basic HTML Tutorials
January 13, 2009, 3:33 pm
I asked on Twitter for recommendations for basic, online HTML tutorials for a new co-worker. Here’s the result.
Defeat comment spam? Yes we can!
December 26, 2008, 12:26 pm
Thanks, but I’m not looking for a Russian bride and somehow I doubt yours is really a “trusted pharmacy.”
Stack Overflow: I’m sold!
September 20, 2008, 5:17 pm
Joel Spolsky announced Stack Overflow a few days ago. After mostly lurking since then, I posted my first question a little bit ago. 35 minutes later, I had a drop-in solution to my problem. Crikey, that was fast!
V8: neither all that nor a bag of chips
September 11, 2008, 11:09 pm
Introducing jQuery Simple Templates
September 3, 2008, 9:03 pm
Overall, I love jQuery. One thing I have missed from my Prototype days was simple, built-in templating. Introducing jQuery Simple Templates.
Coda 1.5 is the bee’s knees
August 27, 2008, 1:11 pm
A long time ago, in a country far, far away, I wrote a blog post where I called skEdit The (Mostly) Perfect Text Editor. Coda, while itself not perfect, is even better.
Using Coda’s Terminal Tab Locally
August 22, 2008, 8:22 am
This might be pretty obvious, but it’s really simple to use Coda’s Terminal tab to interact with your local system from the command line. Here’s how…
The need for speed: innerHTML versus DOM manipulation
July 3, 2007, 9:21 pm
skEdit, The (Mostly) Perfect Text Editor
September 20, 2006, 9:20 am