patrick — Wed, 2009-02-11 23:59
- Offer ends on Friday 13th February (2009).
- 100% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to victims of the recent Australian bushfires.
- Choose any 5 books (in PDF format) and pay $29.95 USD.
A friend of mine just sent me an email today with the subject line of
SitePoint 5 for 1 Bushfire Relief Sale and all the body contained was the link http://5for1.aws.sitepoint.com/. Copy/pasting the link into firefox dropped me at a page showing a fireman giving a koala a drink of water - how cute. Scrolling farther down the page past the form for selecting the PDFs you want I found the
Why is SitePoint doing this? section and I'm stunned! Wow! Over 170 dead, 5000 now homeless... I hope my friends in Australia are all ok.
patrick — Thu, 2008-12-04 04:37
This post is in response to my friend who pointed this out to me via Facebook/StumbleUpon - 10 Dirty Little Web Development Tricks by Yongfook. I may come back later and add the header names for each item, until then each of mine relate directly to the items in the article.
patrick — Tue, 2007-04-03 11:56
Welcome to another edition of "What can go wrong in web design"... or "My Little Opera Rant".
patrick — Fri, 2007-03-30 16:11
As great as Firefox is for web development, it still has it's quirks (just like every other browser). Granted, the few I've run into are nowhere near as bad as IE's quirks, bugs, & bad implimentations. This latest project is proving quite interesting...
My preference for development is to develop in Firefox & then check it in IE - just to make sure it's still at least readable.
patrick — Mon, 2006-11-13 08:25
For the past year there's been alot of AJAX hype & I figured it was about time that I started brushing up on "AJAX". AJAX was coined in February of 2005 (referenced at wikipedia) by Jesse James Garrett to describe the technologies to a client. As I've had alot of free time lately I thought I'd go through several tutorials that I've come across....
patrick — Wed, 2006-09-13 16:42
Craig Fowler stumped me today until he provided a further sampling of his code. Shortly thereafter I realized what the issue was as I've run into the same issue in the past (& hopefully this page will prevent me being stumped in the future).
The code he initially presented me with was
<a onclick="obj1.doSomething();"> ...
and he stated he was having issues with using
this.someMethod(); inside of
patrick — Thu, 2006-05-11 13:21
One of the biggest issues for web designers is having to deal with multiple browsers, the worste of course being IE. One of the biggest problems with IE is the fact that there are lots of people still using the version that came with their computer & they've never bothered to upgrade! This could mean that some people are running IE 3, but I think the percentage of people actually using IE 3 is not worth worrying about.
Most standards based designers would prefer to be able to toss IE requirements out the window. Unfortunately IE still holds a major share & so most projects require IE compatibility of some sort. Be glad if your requirements only require IE6 .
Considering past projects I've worked on & reading about projects others have worked on I've come to the conclusion that there's 5 "versions" of IE that designers can lump stuff into - pre 5.01, 5.01, 5.5, 6, & 7 (currently only beta is available). Most people don't even bother with pre 5.01 except to make sure that it's readable (a text browser should work just fine). Trying to test a website with multiple versions of IE causes problems because windows only lets you install 1 version. Before somebody figured out how to install multiple versions on the same computer you had to have multiple physical computers - each with it's own different version of IE installed .
patrick — Sat, 2006-04-08 04:05
I got an e-mail from my dad the other day asking about website stuff -
What is the procedure for putting data from Excel into HTML? Do I copy it and paste onto a Word document, that I then convert to HTML? Or can it be handled like a picture (PDF file)?
and then this came as a separate e-mail -