This quote by Mitch Hedberg strikes me as a good metaphor for graceful degradation / progressive enhancement. I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience. – Mitch Hedberg… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Development
Yesterday i released a jquery plugin to create tabbed interfaces easily: simplyTabs . There are several existing outthere, but they were all bloated for my needs. See, i don’t need to download the jquery ui tabs 122k of code when i can achieve the same result with, 4kb unminified, js+css.
For a “force download script” to which i send as variable a full URL, i needed to convert this url into the local path, so that the system can check whether the file exists or not, and then read it to output with the correct mimetype. Here is what i came up with. It seems… Read more »
At LAb[au], we run our own house-made mailinglist software, which we use to regularly update our 4K users about next performances and events with a graphically appetizing newsletter. The tool is in constant improvement since five years and I recently added a way to track opened-email statistics through a simple technique : an img tag… Read more »
I’m proud to officially announce the launch of a new portfolio for Barcelona-based professional photographer Lisa Pram.
It is now official: today I’ve dumped Aptana Studio, with a sore heart, frustration and a bad taste in the mouth for not knowing why it suddenly gave up on me and didn’t want to show me anything beyond its splashscreen after two years of good service. So i had to rely on another editor… Read more »
Among the bunch of new entries added to the jquery plugin repository today, one of them caught my attention as being a really clever way to display a huge list of entries in a nicely digestible manner: the ListNav jquery plugin.
Wow, just discovered that this age old php class super useful for generating and sending emails (for things like online newsletter systems, email marketing, etc.) has been overhauled and is now maintained by codeworxtech. Apparently, there is now a php5 version, alongside the nicely wrapped up PHP4 version. The amount of new functionalities and bug… Read more »