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
- 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
Monday: May 10, 2010
- 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).
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- 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.
Thursday: February 4, 2010
- Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.
Monday: January 25, 2010
- 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.
Wednesday: December 23, 2009
- 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.
Tuesday: December 1, 2009
- 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.
Tuesday: October 27, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: October 14, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: September 9, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: September 2, 2009
- 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.
Monday: July 20, 2009
- 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!