Internet Fame: on Being Pirated, Impersonated and Sighted

February 3rd, 2015

So today I discovered that the HTML videos that I made for Educator.com a few years back are being pirated. You can find various torrents all over the internet! People are willing to break the law to hear me teach! I don’t know why I trust the words of a pirate, but the description of […]

Gallop: My jQuery Carousel Plugin

December 18th, 2014

In the last four websites I’ve built, I’ve used four different jQuery carousel plugins. I’m not really a super fan of carousels, I think they’re kitschy and make for bad UX. They’re the twenty-ten’s version of a flash intro screen. But designers throw them in and clients like them, and I don’t always get to […]

Firefox Developer Edition

November 10th, 2014

Firefox just came out with a developer edition of their browser. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ You can install it parallel to your existing Firefox installation. Has a ton of cool features for developers built right in, and is kept up to date on the “aurora” channel so you can test with all the newest features currently in development […]

Vendor Prefixes: Blink, and You’ll Miss Them

October 25th, 2013

Google has announced that they will be forking WebKit to create a new rendering engine for Chrome called Blink.[1][2] Google will be able to remove millions of lines of code from Blink that isn’t needed for Chrome, and will be able to work more aggressively to develop Chrome-specific features into Blink. This won’t unsettle things […]

HTML5 as a Brand

January 27th, 2012

If you’re in the web developer world, you’ve noticed by now that there isn’t a space before the ‘5’ in HTML5. This is different than HTML 4.01, HTML 4, HTML 3.2, and HTML 2.0. Why this new direction? Actually, it’s more in line with the old direction than most realize. The first version of HTML […]