Tag Archives: webdev

Object Oriented CSS, Grids on Github

Current methods for writing CSS require expert level ability just to get started. To become a CSS expert, you need to spend couple years coding away in your basement by yourself before you are remotely useful. Front-end engineering needs to accomodate entry level, mid level, and architect level developers, but our sites are too brittle. You may have a perfectly accessible or high performance website, and then the first newbie to touch it, ruins it. Our code should be robust enough that newbies can contribute while maintaining the standards we’ve set.

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vyvanse

so about six weeks ago (so early pxt 2008) I started a new ADHD med, after having gone off of sytattera in about April on an experiment in treating my symptoms with diet and exercise.

vyvanse is a stimulant, but has 24 hour coverage (ish) and less pronounced side effects than previous stim-based ADHD meds, in the sleep and appetite loss areas.

it also, I am pleased to report at the six week mark, kicks ass.

I have been more productive in the last six weeks than in my entire life to this point added up and squared.

(note: that was hyperbole)

it has made web development FUN again.

(well, jquery has helps in that regard, too)

37signals signals the rush out of hell

IE 6 is a last-generation browser. This means that IE 6 can’t provide the same web experience that modern browsers can. Continued support of IE 6 means that we can’t optimize our interfaces or provide an enhanced customer experience in our apps. Supporting IE 6 means slower progress, less progress, and, in some places, no progress. We want to make sure the experience is the best it can be for the vast majority of our customers, and continuing to support IE 6 holds us back.

37signals Product Blog: Phasing out support for IE 6 across all 37signals products on August 15, 2008

dave hyatt on CSS3 selectors “really shouldn’t be used”

he’s right — this IS a sad truth:

The sad truth about CSS3 selectors is that they really shouldn’t be used at all if you care about page performance. Decorating your markup with classes and ids and matching purely on those while avoiding all uses of sibling, descendant and child selectors will actually make a page perform significantly better in all browsers.

CSS Qualified Selectors // ShaunInman.com:

new chapter starts

today was my last day working for imagenation, where i have been a web developer for just over a year.

i truly enjoyed working for mark williams, the principal there, who is kind, honest with his clients and his employees and whom i never saw get angry over the “small stuff”.

he was a joy to be employed by.

but i am moving on due to a fantastic offer that i simply could not refuse from SiteWelder, where i will once again be doing fulltime lasso development.

i am really excited about this new chapter in my life.

i am sitting here at my desk at home, which will be my office for the forseeable future.

given everything going well, i imagine being with SiteWelder for a long time to come.

here’s to the future!