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The Boring Front-end Developer by Adam Silver
there is another kind of front-end developer, the boring front-end developer. Here is an ode to the boring front-end developer, BFED if you will.
advice  funny  programming  webdev 
july 2015 by tysone
Original Hover Effects with CSS3 | Codrops
The power of CSS3 is enormous and in this tutorial we will see how to exploit it in a very creative way. We are going to create some thumbnail hover effects with CSS3 transitions. On hover over a thumbnail, we will reveal some description of the thumbnail, using a different style in each example.
css3  webdev  toteach 
november 2011 by tysone
25 Secrets of the Browser Developer Tools – AndiSmith.com
But are you using the developer tools to their full potential?
toteach  webdev 
november 2011 by tysone
CSS Terminal is a bookmarklet that allows you to inject CSS rules directly into a live web page. It's handy for rapid CSS development, prototyping and debugging.
css  webdev  awesome  toteach  from delicious
september 2011 by tysone
CSS: Taking control of the cascade - (37signals)
We’ve been using and refining these techniques since early in the summer and we’re very happy with the results. Our stylesheets are logical and carefully controlled. We find that once they get used to the SCSS syntax new people brought onto the project pick up the mental model of the app styles quickly without the mess of the specificity arms race. We’re also seeing better collaboration between designers and programmers who can more easily parse our logical CSS. JavaScript also benefits from these predictable selectors.
scss  37signals  css  webdev  from delicious
september 2011 by tysone
Chris Shiflett: JavaScript and URLs
It's as if a bunch of people got together and decided that the problem with Flash sites is the technology, not the use of it. Everything I used to hate about Flash is back, this time in the form of JavaScript.
flash  javascript  html  webdev  favorite  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
ongoing by Tim Bray · Broken Links
Do I need to explain why this is less robust and flexible? This is what we call “tight coupling” and I thought that anyone with a Computer Science degree ought to have been taught to avoid it. ... There is no piece of dynamic AJAXy magic that requires beating the Web to a bloody pulp with a sharp-edged hashbang. Please stop doing it.
hashbang  webdev  urls  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Adactio: Journal—Going Postel
Though it may not seem like it at times, we’re actually in a pretty great position when it comes to front-end development on the web. ... There aren’t many other platforms that can offer such a robust level of loose coupling.
webdesign  webdev  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
isolani - Javascript: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs
Excellent, excellent analysis of how URLs based on fragment identifier (a la Twitter/Gawker/Lifehawker) expose an unstable tottering edifice that crumbles at the first JavaScript error.
javascript  gawker  webdev  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
The internet is for humans...<br />
We are always saying that, but the only file we generate is one full of additional information for the searchbots: robots.txt. Then why not doing one for ourselves?
webdev  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
RSS Is Dying, and You Should Be Very Worried
"The browser RSS button is the worst piece of UI since 2004."
rss  technology  prediction  webdev  ui  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa
toread  iphone  webdev 
december 2010 by tysone
What should a developer know before building a public web site? - Stack Overflow
What things should a programmer implementing the technical details of a web site address before making the site public? If Jeff Atwood can forget about HttpOnly cookies, sitemaps, and cross-site request forgeries all in the same site, what important thing could I be forgetting as well?
webdev  sysadmin  reference 
november 2010 by tysone
The Ruby Toolbox - Know your options!
The Ruby Toolbox gives you an overview of these tools, sorted in categories and rated by the amount of watchers and forks in the corresponding source code repository on GitHub so you can find out easily what options you have and which are the most common ones in the Ruby community.
ruby  webdev  rails  programming 
march 2010 by tysone
Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web
"The problem with rallying behind a technology is that it traps us within the confines of its constraints. We easily shift “don’t know” and “not sure” into “can’t” and “won’t.” Creativity is dictated by programming languages. How sad. Technologies aren’t inherently bad or good."
forsnd  flash  standards  webdev  prediction  ipad 
march 2010 by tysone
About this Blog | Free PeepCode Blog
Sinatra, HAML, SASS, plus art direction... fancy.
sinatra  webdev  inspiration  ruby 
february 2010 by tysone
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Rounding Off
In other words, inspectors are not privileged in what they can “see”; they have no special view into the browser’s guts. Thus another way to look at this topic is that inspectors simply repeat the lies that browsers tell the world.
february 2010 by tysone
Plupload - A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus
"Allows you to upload files using HTML5 Gears, Silverlight, Flash, BrowserPlus or normal forms, providing some unique features such as upload progress, image resizing and chunked uploads."
webdev  tools  totry 
february 2010 by tysone
jQuery Lint – James Padolsey
jQuery Lint is a simple script you can download and use with jQuery. It works over the top of jQuery and diligently reports errors and any incorrect usage of jQuery. It will also, to some extent, offer guidance on best practices and performance concerns.
jquery  javascript  debugging  webdev 
january 2010 by tysone
Underscore is a utility-belt library for Javascript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in Javascript objects. It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux.
javascript  webdev  opensource 
october 2009 by tysone
Mozilla Labs » Raindrop » Blog Archive » Introducing Raindrop
Today we’re introducing Raindrop, an exploration in messaging innovation being led by the team responsible for Thunderbird, to explore new ways to use Open Web technologies to create useful, compelling messaging experiences.
totrack  mozilla  conversation  webdev 
october 2009 by tysone
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Now web designers and developers can join the iPhone app party without having to learn Cocoa's Objective-C programming language. It's true: You can write iPhone apps quickly and efficiently using your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This book shows you how with lots of detailed examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on exercises.
iphone  webdesign  webdev 
september 2009 by tysone
Coding Horror: All Programming is Web Programming
Atwood's Law: any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript. ... As a software developer, I am happiest writing software that gets used. What's the point of all this craftsmanship if your software ends up locked away in a binary executable, which has to be purchased and licensed and shipped and downloaded and installed and maintained and upgraded? With all those old, traditional barriers between programmers and users, it's a wonder the software industry managed to exist at all. But in the brave new world of web applications, those limitations fall away. There are no boundaries. Software can be everywhere.
javascript  webdev  programming  software 
august 2009 by tysone
PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building fast, easy mobile apps with JavaScript.
javascript  opensource  programming  webdev  development  iphone 
march 2009 by tysone
The 5 hidden costs of running a CMS | Think Vitamin
Many think of a content management system as a magic bullet that solves all of their content woes. Unfortunately the cost of a CMS is greater than its price tag. Before making a decision about whether to adopt a CMS, or indeed which CMS to choose, you first need to be aware of the hidden costs. These include:
strategy  webdev  cms 
february 2009 by tysone
YUI Theater — Douglas Crockford: "Ajax Performance" » Yahoo! User Interface Blog
This session, “Ajax Performance,” debunks common misconceptions about the relationship between JavaScript and performance and gives engineers a core focus for improving the performance of web apps: Reduce the value of n.
javascript  video  webdev  tutorial  performance  yui 
january 2009 by tysone
Welcome | Sifter
Sifter is a hosted bug and issue tracking application focused on making work less tedious.
projectmanagement  tools  bugs  webdev 
december 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: A More Useful 404
However, for a custom 404 page to be truly useful, it should not only provide relevant information to the user, but should also provide immediate feedback to the developer so that, when possible, the problem can be fixed.
webdesign  webdev  usability  design 
december 2008 by tysone
Eric's Archived Thoughts: JavaScript Will Save Us All
Just like that, you’ve used the browser’s JS to extend its CSS support. This approach advances standards support in browsers from the ground up, instead of waiting for the browser teams to do it for us.
webdev  programming  javascript  jquery  standards 
october 2008 by tysone
Introducing WysiHat: An eventually better open source WYSIWYG editor - (37signals)
WysiHat is a WYSIWYG JavaScript framework that provides an extensible foundation to design your own rich text editor. WysiHat stays out of your way and leaves the UI design to you.
javascript  webdev  wysiwyg 
october 2008 by tysone
Bosco Curtu » Presenting django-recommender
django-recommender is my new pluggable for having recommendation functionality in any django project. The only requierement is to have also django-voting (and to use it…)
django  algorithm  webdev 
october 2008 by tysone
Django cheat sheet (Mercurytide)
With the release of Django 1.0, we’re pleased to announce the release of a completely updated version of our highly popular Django Cheat Sheet which is crammed with a whole host of useful Django information.
django  webdev  reference 
october 2008 by tysone
10 Insanely Useful Django Tips - NETTUTS
There are quite a few great little tricks and tips one could use on their Django projects that would speed up development and save many headaches in the long run. From basic to obscure, these tips can help any skill-level of programmer become more adept with Django and all it's glory.
tips  django  webdev  toread  tutorial 
october 2008 by tysone
JeffCroft.com: Two thousand twenty two
I care about right fucking now. My clients care about right fucking now. Our users care about right fucking now. The only people that really give a damn about two thousand twenty two are people who write timetables for a living. ... I’m done with web standards. I’m done reading specs.
standards  html5  webdev 
september 2008 by tysone
How To Launch Software (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
The result will be a graph that just keeps accelerating and climbing up. That's the graph that everyone loves to see: solid growth, not a one-day wonder. Good luck.
launch  strategy  webdev 
september 2008 by tysone
Adactio: Journal—The Framework Age
On the web, we’re making the same transition from classical to jazz. We’re improvising. We’ve moved from a hard-coded system of building pages to an open system of creating participatory environments. ... Focus on creating smart defaults.
framework  webdesign  webdev  design 
august 2008 by tysone
TechCrunchIT » Blog Archive » Welcome to Web 3.0: Now Your Other Computer is a Data Center
Web 3.0 means that all they need to create their dream app is an idea, a browser, some Red Bull, and a few Hot Pockets. Because every developer can access the same powerful cloud infrastructures, Web 3.0 is a force for global economic empowerment.
web3.0  cloud  trends  prediction  webdev 
august 2008 by tysone
YouTube - Interview - Adrian Holovaty
"on the web" versus "of the web" = "every concept should get it's own url"
webdev  holovaty  django 
july 2008 by tysone
Stop using FTP - stevenf.com
FTP has served us well, but it's time to move on. You wouldn't use a 23 year old computer to do your work, so don't use a protocol from the same vintage. Demand modern transfer protocols from your host.
network  webdev  ftp  internet 
july 2008 by tysone
Mike Davidson - Enterprise CMSes vs. Blog CMSes
True or false: Most major news organizations (e.g. The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, ESPN, etc) would be better off running their entire online publishing operations through a modified blogging platform (e.g. WordPress, Movable Type, Newsvine, or a
journalism  cms  django  webdev  newspapers 
july 2008 by tysone
An Interview with Jacob Kaplan-Moss - Creator of Django — The 42 Topics Blog
"So that’s how I ended up in Kansas working for the local paper. At that point I suppose I was using Django, though we didn’t have a name for it yet: we just called it 'The CMS'"... Plus: Open-source is not a popularity contest.
django  interviews  python  programming  webdev 
june 2008 by tysone
The short and sweet reason is simply this: XHTML offers no compelling advantage — to me — over HTML, but even if it did it would also offer increased complexity and uncertainty that make it unappealing to me. Bear with me and I’ll explain why.
html5  html  xhtml  webdev 
june 2008 by tysone
The Choice(s) :: The Scoop
A couple of folks have asked me lately whether, having first worked with Django and now with Rails, I would recommend one over the other. ... the answer really is: it depends. So, that about wraps it up, eh?
djano  rails  webdev 
june 2008 by tysone
Listen to IHT articles while doing other things -- IHT.com Developer Blog » International Herald Tribune » Blog Archive
Partnering with ReadSpeaker (who also powers our unique AudioNews application), the IHT was one of the first major news sites in the world to allow visitors to listen — rather than read — allowing them to explore other parts of our site or others.
journalism  webdev 
april 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: They Shoot Browsers, Don't They?
This is gobsmackingly audacious. ... In its current state, version targeting is a cure that will kill the patient.
standards  webdesign  webdev  css  ie8 
february 2008 by tysone
Mining the Collective Intelligence of NYTimes.com Users - Open - Code - New York Times Blog
Also Try recommends relevant suggestions of related searches, based on a fairly simple formula.
nytimes  webdev  journalism 
january 2008 by tysone
PEP 20 -- The Zen of Python
Long time Pythoneer Tim Peters succinctly channels the BDFL's guiding principles for Python's design into 20 aphorisms, only 19 of which have been written down.
python  webdev  programming 
january 2008 by tysone
Chatting with Adrian Holovaty
If you’re going to judge someone, judge the sites that person makes, instead of the tools that person uses.
django  webdev  holovaty 
january 2008 by tysone
A First Look at Amazon SimpleDB - Open - Code - New York Times Blog
Like golf, high-end scalable architecture used to be just a rich man’s game. But Amazon is working to change that.
grid  nytimes  webdev  amazon 
december 2007 by tysone
The Scoop » Blog Archive » On the Web vs. Of the Web
News organizations spend a lot of time talking about what they’re doing “on the Web,” but there’s another phrase that’s more important from a long-term perspective: “of the Web.”
databases  journalism  webdev 
november 2007 by tysone
WP Super Cache at Holy Shmoly!
If your site is struggling to cope with the daily number of visitors, or if your site appears on Digg.com, Slashdot or any other popular site then this plugin is for you.
wordpress  webdev 
november 2007 by tysone
Rank 'most-read' by time spent, not page view | patrickbeeson.com
What if the most-read lists were sorted by the time-spent variable instead of the page view?
analytics  newspapers  webdev 
november 2007 by tysone
Blasting the Myth of the Fold - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design
Stop worrying about the fold... Stop cramming stuff above a certain pixel point. You’re not helping anyone. Open up your designs and give your users some visual breathing room. If your content is compelling enough your users will read it to the end.
design  webdesign  webdev  usability  ui  research 
november 2007 by tysone
When your home page is no longer your home page: IHT.com Developer Blog » International Herald Tribune
Like most well-optimized large news sites, the number of visits to the home page pale in comparison to article pages.
newspaper  webdev  journalism 
november 2007 by tysone
The Scoop » Blog Archive » Object-Oriented CAR
Working with the Web made me change the way I think about data, and for the better.
databases  webdev  CAR  journalism 
october 2007 by tysone
Content AND Presentation : Journal : Mark Boulton
As we’ve moved towards a model of separating content from presentation (both technical and in process), the designer has lost the relationship that they should have with the content.
design  typography  web  webdev  webdesign 
october 2007 by tysone
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