Topic: Web Development
March 14, 2016, 3:14 pm
Code schools and programming boot camps (sometimes derisively called “hack schools” or, more optimistically, “career accelerators”) seem to be proliferating like bunnies.
December 15, 2015, 12:15 pm
On a recent freelance gig, I needed to integrate a Tumblr feed that included YouTube videos into a fully responsive website. The videos are contained in…wait for it…. Lovely.
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.
August 11, 2011, 8:11 pm
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
January 14, 2009, 2:14 pm
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.
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.”
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!
September 11, 2008, 11:09 pm
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.
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.
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…
July 3, 2007, 9:21 pm
September 20, 2006, 9:20 am
I’m crazy about skEdit. I use it every day in my work here at Clearwired. It replaced for me BBEdit, which I had been a paid user of for several versions. (I still keep BBEdit 8.0 around, but I only use it for finding diffs between documents.) I like skEdit so much that I gave it an unsolicited plug in a recent podcast segment.