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Tuesday: November 8, 2011

Daily Grind: Ebullient

Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?

Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine

Stuff to do today:

  • play around with base64 encoded images
  • prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
  • avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
  • Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
  • Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
  • Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
  • Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
  • Post this as a test
  • Go to sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in Life @ 4:31 PM | Tags (6) | base64 | css sprites | food | microformats | romania | sleep |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


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: 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


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


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.

Behold the mighty power of CSS3 which can take on some powerful animation techniques (thus negating the need for Flash or intense JavaScript). You'll need a webkit compliant browser (Safari, Chrome) to enjoy said demos though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | css3 | demos | designer | examples | programming | web | webdesignerwall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 192 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


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.

Usability is a very important part of website building. Sadly, this is often neglected by designers and developers. In this article, you’ll find 10 great techniques that you should definitely implement into your website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | css | jquery | programming | frontend | design | code | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.

Another quality post from the folks at Smashing Magazine that covers said characteristics ranging from progressive enhancements to rich typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:58 AM | Tags (9) | css | standards | modern | smashing | layouts | design | typography | enhancements | modular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.

Adding some jQuery into your CSS can make a world of difference. Source site covers everything from rounded corners to some specific Internet Explorer fixes.  I've always been curious to try out some of that checkbox customization.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 9:18 PM | Tags (10) | jquery | css | programming | styles | styling | checkboxes | lists | webdeveloper | development | front |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.

In a nutshell, Internet Explorer 6 is a big steaming pile of 'not supported' while Internet Explorer 7 trails slightly behind. Version 8 seems to finally be on the right track.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | coding | css | differences | ie6 | ie7 | ie8 | microsoft | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.

Finally, rounded corners made simple.  You (and your visitors) still need a modern browser that actually supports CSS3 though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | web | css3 | tutorial | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Twenty-five incredibly useful CSS tricks you should probably know about.Twenty-five incredibly useful CSS tricks you should probably know about.

The whole 'position:relative;' thing on missing IE6 elements makes me chuckle every time. I love you, IE6.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | css | tricks | development | web | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.Fifty new CSS techniques to attempt for your next web design.

An extensive writeup that's sure to inspire all types of web coders. Have at it!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:38 AM | Tags (9) | ajax | css | css3 | html | internet | jquery | json | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Ten CSS tricks to make your website look cool instantly.Ten CSS tricks to make your website look cool instantly.

Have fun.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | programming | cool | website | development |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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