Tag: Development

Become a Javascript Console Power-User

I use console all the time but I honestly learned just about everything this video has to offer. It’s a bit older so I can only imagine what has been implemented on top of these techniques since then. Great stuff.

Posted: May 03, 2013

The JavaScript arguments object…and beyond

I’m not ashamed to admit that the arguments object is something I learned about just now. I’m not sure how unique it is to JavaScript, but essentially you’re automagically given an object containing all of the arguments passed to the current function. That’s just the start though… it’s a pretty quirky thing to play around […]

Posted: May 03, 2013

Exploring JavaScript for-in loops

I recall Googling for ways to loop through JavaScript objects countless times as I was becoming more familiar with the language. It’s one of those things that is a bit confusing at first, but at the same time illustrates the uniqueness of JavaScript itself. This fantastic article walks you through for-in loops in such a […]

Posted: May 03, 2013

JavaScript Patterns

This is going to be a stop on my self-implemented JavaScript cleanse: ![http://shichuan.github.io/javascript-patterns/img/js-patterns.png](JavaScript Patterns) It’s a collection of both patterns and antipatterns we continually find in JavaScript. Checking these out will give me insight into approaches I’ve never tried before in addition to corrections to weak points in my implementation approaches I’ve accepted as “proper”.

Posted: April 09, 2013

I’m done with the web

This guy is way smarter than me, and also way younger. He’s worked on Cappuccino firsthand and is sick and tired of us still trying to solve the same problems again and again. I can’t say that I blame him. I find myself in seasons of wondering just why the heck it’s still taking me […]

Posted: April 09, 2013

Practical Tips from Top WordPress Pros

To me WordPress is more than an open source blogging system. It’s a platform with an entire ecosystem full of accepted conventions and room to grow. WordPress has taught me a ton about software development in more ways than I can keep track of. While I usually avoid reading these all-encompassing-list-style-type articles, there is some […]

Posted: April 09, 2013

Visualizing Shadow DOM Concepts

I’ve had Shadow DOM on my radar for the past few weeks, and I’m still trying to keep it straight in my brain. The whole idea of being able to encapsulate segments of the DOM for abstracted use is just so outside the norm for what we’ve been doing for decades that it’s going to […]

Posted: April 09, 2013

Fontello – icon fonts generator

I’ve been using this tool on my last few projects and it’s quickly approaching Level: Indispensable. The benefits to icon fonts extend far beyond this link post, but the time they save in having to produce, extract, save, implement, customize, rinse, and repeat icons in a project is priceless. Scalable, CSS-able icons are a huge […]

Posted: January 24, 2013

The Magic of the jQuery 1.9 Source Map

We got a look at Source Maps some time ago, and they still feel like magic. At that time though there really wasn’t much to test it on unless you set it up yourself. As of jQuery 1.9, though, we’ve all got something to play around with. Elijah Manor gives an awesome walkthrough of checking […]

Posted: January 17, 2013

What No One Told You About Z-Index

The problem with z-index is that very few people understand how it really works. It’s not complicated, but it if you’ve never taken the time to read its specification, there are almost certainly crucial aspects that you’re completely unaware of. This is a terrific article to read if you ever write a line of CSS. […]

Posted: January 16, 2013