May 7, 2006 in Learn
The Foundations of Ruby Arrays
An array is a list of items in order (like vitamins, minerals, and chocolates). Those keeping score at home might be interested to know that the Rails website framework makes 771 calls to Array.each, 558 calls to Array.map, and 1,521…
April 30, 2006 in Learn
Start Thinking Community!
The idea guaranteed to fail in meetings with any client is a message board. Companies in general fear public dissent from real people. They say things like, "So if we ship the wrong thing, or our customer has a bad…
April 23, 2006 in Learn
Stop Hacking, or be Stopped
CSS has experienced a colourful and unusual history. From historic slow adoption to the current slow rate of development, ugly hacks have meant filling in the gaps is par for the course. With CSS1, we had a simple and elegant…
April 17, 2006 in Learn
Shut up and Get Back to Work!
37signals is spread out over four cities and eight time zones. From Provo, Utah to Copenhagen, Denmark, the five of us are eight hours apart. One positive side effect of this eight hour difference is alone time. People need uninterrupted…
April 12, 2006 in Learn
Fluxiom is a next generation digital asset manager. We put it through it’s paces to see if it’s worthy of all the pre-launch press.
April 11, 2006 in Learn
The Secret to Perfect Version Control
Download the MP3 In this 10 minute audio training session, Cal Henderson (Flickr.com) discusses the following topics: What you should put in version control How to deploy code rapidly How you can use development, staging and production environments for easy…
April 10, 2006 in Learn
Making Popular Layout Decisions
You’re a Web designer, right? You fascist oppressor. What gives you the right to be so arrogant and close-minded? Amazing, isn’t it? We’ve only just met and here I am insulting and berating you. And you don’t even know why,…
April 10, 2006 in Learn
Create Your Own Ajax effects
The basic and prebuilt effects in script.aculo.us are nice, but if you really want to build something great why not investigate doing your own, homegrown, do-it-yourself effects. We’re going to show you how to take basic effects and build on…
April 9, 2006 in Learn
Whether you want to find out how to do that cool CSS effect or you need to debug a gnarly specificity issue, diving into (X)HTML and CSS doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience. At least that’s what the people who built Xyle Scope believe.
April 7, 2006 in Learn
Will Your Web App Make Money?
Building Web Apps from A to Z, Part 1 This is the first article the series on how to build web apps. Today, we’re tackling the important issue of cashflow and the financial viability of your web app. We’ve learned…