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Tuesday: November 8, 2011

Base64 images... An alternative to sprites?Base64 images... An alternative to sprites?

While I don't fully agree with the drawbacks that were mentioned for using sprites (most of my disagreement comes from how organized I keep my image files) I do think this article raises some very awesome points about what base64 can do.  I would like to build a test to see how a sprite would compare in the charts presented so I am going to try to take that on this week.  Either way its alwasy good to learn a new frontend approach from time to time - especially if it relates to performance

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:30 PM | Tags (2) | base64 | css sprites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


Monday: July 25, 2011

A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.A good primer on web operations for my fellow web developers out there.

Every little piece of it can break at any time, can stall at any time. The more pieces you have in your application puzzle, the more breaking points you have. And everything that can break, will break. Usually not all at once, but most certainly when it's the least expected, or just when you really need your application to be available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | webops | developers | apps | infrastructure | programming | development | servers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.

Decided to post this here after reading a tweet from Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) and realizing this wasn't an issue isolated to me and me alone.  Backstory: I wrestled with this issue for a good amount of time on a recently completed project and then decided to just give up making it work. Now, with a little bit of jQuery fun you can have your forms lables working as they should on your beloved iPad (and I can check off an item on my bug list).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:02 PM | Tags (13) | tutorial | broken | form | click | apple | ipad | dancederholm | programming | jquery | javascript | labels | simplebits | dancederholm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.

Just when you think you've gotten used to something a new software product comes along and changes things up. The new version of SQL Server called 'Denali' will see a final release sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. For those wondering here is a giant list of deprecated features the product will carry that you can go cry in the corner about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:00 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | sql | server | programming | database | features | deprecated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.

This should be a fun read for all my fellow code-monkey development friends out there as you'll be able to identify with more than a handful of these all too common  issues and concepts. Yoda conditions, you may have.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:08 AM | Tags (7) | coding | geeky | globalnerdy | jargon | nerdy | programming | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.

As usual, another quality post from the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I have to admit that I'm guilty of still not knowing some of the tidbits contained in this article despite (for all intensive purposes) this being my career for quite some time. How irresponsible is that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:59 PM | Tags (9) | arrays | code | javascript | programming | shortcuts | shortening | smashing | things | tidbits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.

Do you have the the honor, no privilege, of working with SQL Server implementations for the better part of your work day? If you answered yes, then this post should come very handy. Print em up, tape to wall, continue on with your query, execute and enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:45 AM | Tags (9) | cheat | database | execute | programming | query | scripting | server | sheets | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Eight common CSS mistakes and how you can fix them.Eight common CSS mistakes and how you can fix them.

Yep, this about covers every mistake I've made along the way so far in my learning of CSS. Looking over my source code now it seems there are still a few I've yet to correct. Regardless, if you're just starting out learning the ins and outs of CSS, read this first - it may save you some tim e (and potential headaches). Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:50 PM | Tags (11) | avoid | bugs | css | design | divitus | errors | issues | mistakes | pxleyes | sheets | style |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.

This is a great collection of tips for anyone who happens to deal with writing SQL queries on a daily basis (cough).  And yes, I actually own the t-shirt contained in the attached thumbnail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | sql | database | programming | queries | joins | statements | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.

Scared of the whole regular expression (as it relates to programming, not dialect) concept? This post provides eight quick tips that should help you get a better grasp on the basics to wrap your head around it. Print this out and keep it pinned to your wall (if necessary). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | concepts | expressions | hints | programming | regular | tips |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.

3. Enhanced support for people with disabilities by automatically correcting 'its', 'it's' and 'your', 'you're' mistakes on pages. Hey, what happened to item number four?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:50 AM | Tags (5) | bbspot | features | funny | html5 | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.

Everything you ever wanted and/or needed to know about the beauty of CSS reset all on one handy article. Yes, this site employs a CSS reset implementation as I'm sure you were dying to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:09 AM | Tags (5) | css | reset | display | design | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.

This is a great for anyone who happens to be looking to dive into CSS based web design.  Read this, learn it, and eventually try to love it.  Yur forray into web design just might be a little smoother as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:38 AM | Tags (11) | box | css | design | floats | jquery | margins | model | overflow | programming | reset | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.Fifteen best practices for writing super readable code.

Although you might not be able to tell from viewing source code of my beloved website, I'm actually a pretty big stickler when it comes to writing easy-to-read code. Indentation is your friend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | programming | nettuts | indents | coding | clean | writing | commenting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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