June 21, 2011 in Learn
Future of Web Apps Vegas – 1 week away!
The Future of Web Apps Vegas is 5 days away and the Carsonified events team are super excited to be jetting over the ocean from the UK to put on an awesome show! We have an amazing lineup already confirmed…
June 14, 2011 in Learn
Build Dynamic Pages with Knockout.js
When building an application that has a lot of data that can be updated, and any piece of information could be represented in several places on the page, it becomes a pain to try to make sure the interface accurately represents the data at any point in time.
May 31, 2011 in Learn
What Makes A Great Programmer?
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the year 2000, Dr. Pargas was standing at the front of our data structures class talking about some data structure-y topic while an SSH session was projected on the wall in…
May 23, 2011 in Learn
Run Linux in your browser
May 19, 2011 in Learn
Mediaqueri.es: a collection of responsive web designs
Came across this wonderful site called mediaqueri.es The site contains a curated collection of responsive web designs and is aptly named after a feature of CSS3 which is called Media Queries. You can sort the list of sites by date…
April 7, 2011 in Learn
“Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It has several unique properties. I designed this colorscheme with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues…
March 31, 2011 in Learn
Quick Tip: Use bit.ly for Local Development URLs
Recently I’ve been working on a new Master Class for Think Vitamin Membership on the topic of responsive design. One of the major goals of responsive design is cross-browser compatibility, so as you might expect, I’m teaching a project that…
March 3, 2011 in Learn
10 Must Have Ruby Gems
One of the most beautiful things about Ruby development is the ease of adding functionality through packaged libraries called gems. With the power of Bundler, you can quickly add and manage gems in few lines of code. With the recent…
February 14, 2011 in Learn
Encrypting Cookies in the Browser
Cookies are a convenient, often necessary way to maintain state and data in web applications. Since this is well known, cookies are a target and potential vulnerability you have to be aware of when developing for the web. There are…
February 10, 2011 in Learn
Gawker Media's Redesign
This past Monday, Gawker Media rolled out a redesign of all the sites in their network. A two-column, app-like interface has replaced their previous layout, placing heavy focus on a “splash” story with scrolling headlines in the sidebar. For reference,…
February 7, 2011 in Learn
In his seminal article Style Versus Design Jeffrey Zeldman wrote The web used to look like a phone book . What he should have written is: The web used to look like a phone book sitting in a tacky 70s…
January 25, 2011 in Learn
Why Is Chinese Web Design So Bad?
I’d like to begin with a disclaimer. My opinions on the following topic are merely that, opinions. Opinions formed by observations and interactions with the Chinese culture over a brief period of about two years during my time living in…