Category Archives: Web Development

JavaScript Countdown Timer

I was in search of a JavaScript countdown timer (mainly because I’m too lazy to build it out myself — and because I’m sure millions before me have done the same), but Google wasn’t doing me much good. Most scripts … Continue reading

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JavaScript Tip: Bust and Disable console.log

Here’s a quick and dirty follow-up to my original Save me from console.log errors. The main improvement to this version is that it includes a way to disable console.log (and related functions), for example, in production environments. While console.log is … Continue reading

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Link: CSS sprite generator

If you ever find yourself needing to manually build CSS sprites, do yourself a favour and shoot yourself in the head. Then download this Photoshop script and use it. Arnau March – CSS sprite generator. (via Chris Coyier)

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[[Prototype]] vs prototype (Peter van der Zee on JSMentors)

Here’s a great explanation (by Peter van der Zee) of the key differences between [[Prototype]] and prototype in JavaScript. It finally makes sense now! Note: to understand this explanation it would help to know what prototype is/does and how it … Continue reading

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The Survey For People Who Make Websites, 2010

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FITC Mobile 2010 Presentation: HTML5, CSS3, and other fancy buzzwords

My presentation at FITC Mobile 2010 went better than I expected! The slides are embedded below and can be downloaded here. Note: the animations in the slideshare version don’t work. HTML5, CSS3, and other fancy buzzwords Also, check out some … Continue reading

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WordPress Tip: Hooking into Widget Save Callback

John Gadbois turned some code I gave him into short and useful write-up on how to hook into AJAX calls triggered when saving widgets. It makes use of jQuery’s Global AJAX event handlers, which allow for some very cool things, … Continue reading

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jQuery Plugin: HTML5 Inline Data

HTML5 Data Attributes are sexy. What’s sexier is an easy way to work with these data attributes using jQuery. Sure, you could do something like: jQuery(‘#pancakes’).attr(‘data-type’); But who wants to type the “data-” prefix over and over again? So, here’s … Continue reading

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JavaScript Tip: Save me from console.log errors

It’s bound to happen. You build yourself a sweet webapp with some sweet javascript action and you unleash it to the world only to get angry emails yelling, “IT DOESn’T WoRK! FIX iT okAy?” And it’s the darndest problem because … Continue reading

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WordPress Plugin: HTML Emails

Tired of all those boring emails that you get from WordPress? Do you dread opening emails from WordPress because plain text and/or over-querystringified links terrify you? Rest easy friend, HTML emails for WordPress are here. HTML Emails replaces the standard … Continue reading

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