Monthly Archives: March 2007

Firebug bundle for TextMate

My two most indispensable web development tools are Firebug and TextMate. I’m sure the same goes for many web developers the world round. Firebug brings with it a complete set of debuggers and problem-solvers that is unrivaled by any other application. And TextMate is the little text editor that could (and does). It’s versatility is [...]

So, SXSW Happened…

…and I didn’t make it this year.
Unfortunately, personal events kept me from attending geek nirvana for the second year in a row. Now that participants are back and in a blogging frenzy, it adds salt to the open wound.
But thankfully, fellow webbies Micah and Brion were awesome enough to set this up for me.

What more [...]

Show love to the <body> element

As you begin to wireframe your next big web thing, it’s a good idea to keep this in mind. The body element can be styled just like any other element.
Let’s get a disclaimer out of the way: I am a markup purist at heart. There’s nothing that tugs at my heartstrings than well-structured markup. So [...]

Cross-browser opacity

With the rapid proliferation of IE 7, I think a closer look at cross-browser opacity is needed.
Please note that I’m not talking about image-based opacity, but rather opacity on any given element. There are articles on image opacity that are still relevant to today’s browsers.
The current favorite method is a combo opacity/filter fix to placate [...]

Bagels vs. Donuts

How does that old proverb go?
You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
A peace offering is meant to be a friendly gift; a way of trying to mend a relationship (whether it be personal or professional). It’s a tried and true tradition, passed down from the hunter-gatherer era. Over time, the human race has [...]

A note to anyone hiring for a web project

When finished with a web project, it is generally considered polite to thank your web designers and/or developers for the countless hours poured into said project.
These are just general thoughts about life, nothing specifically related to anyone.

A tip on avoiding innerHTML

Not that innerHTML should be avoided at all cost, but I’m currently in a purist kinda mood. Generally I like to avoid proprietary functions whenever possible. Now, sometimes it just makes sense to dip into Microsoft’s old trick-bag and pull this out.
Anyway, as I was making my way through Jeremy Keith’s amazing book, Bulletproof Ajax, [...]

Seattle will have to wait.

If you’re one of the three people who actually read my previous post, I either know you in real life, or you’ve scouted me for a possible job opportunity. In either case, thanks for viewing!
In my last post, I expressed my newly kindled love of the wonderful city of Seattle. I was absolutely awestruck by [...]