Tag: Development

Common JavaScript “Gotchas”

Continuing on the subject of JavaScript being quirky, this article is a nice summation of many JavaScript properties that confuse developers. The Global Namespace Understanding “this” Know the difference between ECMAScript 3 and ECMAScript 5 Understanding Async Simple Inheritance in JavaScript Forgetting to use var in for loops There’s a lot of great info here […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Designer Eats Engineer

The maturation of web design, simplification of engineering, and sophistication of users’ tastes has created an environment where designers are strongly incentivized to not just learn the basics of HTML and CSS but become full-fledged front-end engineers. It’s not hard to go from there to coding entire apps on your own and moving into the […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Be careful with JS numbers!

There’s no denying that JavaScript has it’s quirks. Over time you get bitten by one, then another, then you hate writing JavaScript, then you really like writing it again, and you begin to learn more about the beast and come to embrace it. One of the hardest lessons I learned some time ago was just […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

Become a WordPress Ninja in 1400 Days

This attention getting title has truth. After reading this piece I took some time to reflect on my career with WordPress and found so many similarities to the yearly breakdown offered. WordPress gets as much hate as it does praise and my bias leads me to get frustrated with that, unfounded as it is. WordPress […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

How Do You Structure JavaScript? The Module Pattern Edition

When I first saw something that looked like the pattern outlined in this article it felt like complete magic. As patterns become more abstracted they look to be more magical, but in a great way. Following conventions like these definitely makes for more portable, reusable, understandable, testable code. Chris does a fantastic job walking us […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

The Case for Singletons in WordPress

Still, Singletons are considered an “anti-pattern” by many developers.  They claim it’s an overused pattern that’s misused by too many developers.  True, it can be misused, but so can Axe body spray and words like YOLO.  Overuse doesn’t make them wrong per se, you just need to be very judicious in when, where, why, and how […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

My Workflow: Never having to leave DevTools

Remy Sharp is an extraordinary developer who constantly gives back to the community with tips, tricks, and findings. In this post he puts into view why Chrome is arguably the developer favorite when it comes to Web browsers. He’s using Chrome Canary which is essentially the nightly version of Chrome, but as he outlines you […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

The Invasion of the Lightweights

I really like this post. I fully admit that I once scoffed at the idea of using WordPress as an application platform, but if I’m honest with myself it’s exactly the tool I’d use for the job should I want to build something out tomorrow. The fact of the matter is I’m simply not as […]

Posted: January 11, 2013

Web Developer Checklist

Little tools like this are neat. I've never actually found myself using them, but I find it valuable to scan the contents and see what I'm missing in my process. There is a ton to take into consideration both on the server side and the front end, getting a refresher course on best practices is […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

A Better Dock-To-Right Experience

There was a time when I used three monitors. It was awesome. One had my code, the second dedicated to Photoshop, and the third only ever displayed my browser. This setup allowed me to rarely need to swap windows or move anything around and it felt like it helped me work quickly. Three monitors is […]

Posted: January 10, 2013