October 21, 2015
As was mentioned in Monday’s video on Bootstrap Studio, I’ve been spending some of my time learning how to use the Bootstrap framework. For those not “in the know” Bootstrap styles itself as the “most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web”. If you’re building a web-based application today, like I am with FirewaterDB, you’ve most likely run across or used Bootstrap. However as with anything large and massively powerful, Bootstrap is a bit complicated with a non-negligible learning curve. So what better way to learn it than to completely rebuild a site, like JonDavis.name
Why Slack when you can Rocket.chat?
September 26, 2015
Everyone knows that Slack is the current darling of the chat world. This is especially true in the high-tech scene as it seems like everyone is using Slack. It quickly eclipsed 6 year old HipChat with a huge suite of fancy new features and a shiny interface. The 14 teams I’m a member of can attest to Slack having also taken the place of IRC for many. So why isn’t this post an advertisement for Slack? Well everything isn’t all roses and sunshine in the land of Slack and there’s a new upstart worth checking out… Rocket.chat.
SocketIO IRC-style Tutorial – Part 4 – The client code
July 23, 2015
Let WordPress (not) snow
January 3, 2015
Have a wordpress blog? Is it still snowing? Would you like to turn it off? It’s really quite easy. Login to your Admin Settings General Uncheck “Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th.” Save Oh, yea, it’ll automagically turn itself off tomorrow anyways. However this way you won’t be surprised by the snow next year. Enjoy your Winter!
Book Review: The Node Beginner Book
September 3, 2013
During August I went and took my first “real vacation” in about 5 years, however I ended up having to work most of it. Unfortunately I’m still working on that elusive “real vacation”. During the times I wasn’t working, I spent some time reading The Node Beginner Book, and generally trying to learn Node.js. I’ve read a lot of technical books and honestly wasn’t expecting much out of a 60 page “book”, but I was honestly and pleasantly surprised.
Setting up Node.JS on OSX – Quick and Easy
July 24, 2013
Recently, I’ve gotten into learning Node.JS. Installing Node on my servers for remote development is easy enough with a wajig install nodejs, however I want to be able to work off my laptop while I’m on vacation. While it’s not quite as easy as one command, it really isn’t that hard to setup.
document.getElementById not working in IE8
February 14, 2011
The title is a bit misleading. document.getElementById actually does work in IE8, it just works differently than it did in previous versions. Previously (in IE8 Compatibility Mode and earlier), getElementById actually searched based on name and id. This means that lazy or ignorant developers might have gotten used to using name when they meant id. This would have worked fine for the last several years, but with IE8 came Standards! The real crux of the problem is that when there are colons (:) in the id of the property (which is generally also the name), they get converted to underscores (_).