I had my cloud+social-media epiphany a couple of weeks ago. It was a downpour of revelation, a torrent of possibilities.
Web design & Free Software
Free Software tools & technologies for web design & front-end development.
Jake Rayson Rayson
<p>A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology). </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS. </p>
Lucky old @elliotjaystocks, celebweb designer. He has redesigned his website and smugly announced on Twitter "This is why I don't spend much time fixing IE bugs".
In my formative computing years, I grew up with a Mac, happy. Then iTunes came along and I wasn't happy, unable to copy my music.
Josh Clark @globalmoxie launched a campaign to Ban Buttons back in April. Well, I say ban buttons.
In an age of petaFLOPS superdupercomputers, I feel almost ashamed to admit that I still count on my fingers.When it comes to entering select characters from my banking password, it is the only way I can remember the position of the characters.
A few months ago I had a disagreement with a client about payment for some work. They contended I hadn't followed the brief, I disagreed.
I wanted to use Etherpad, a very nice real-time collaborative online document editor web app thing.But it doesn't generate HTML paragraphs, just double line-breaks.
If your national organisation wants local websites, WordPress MultiSite is absolutely fantastic software. It's what runs WordPress.
I think I've found the answer. Why is WordPress a run-away success publishing platform on the web, yet [relatively] no-one uses GIMP, a mighty powerful image editor?
Whilst researching the use of the Internet Explorer HTML5 shim, which fools IE into treating unknown HTML elements as unknown HTML elements, I noticed that the link to the code is:src="//html5shiv.googlecode.
On my journeys through cyberspace, I chance across beautiful things. I right-click|Save these things to a big, fat folder on my hard disk, where they sit for eternity or until the next hard drive failure.
Jeffrey @Zeldman is the Godfather of Web Standards. I learned to read [HTML] with Designing With Web Standards, a graciously simple and seminal book.
I thought it'd be really cool to select text on a web page and then copy it as HTML. This could be my first ever foray into the glamorous world of developing Firefox Add-ons!
Adobe has launched Muse, declaring that no-one will be coding websites in 10 years time. This has met with howls from many in the web development community, all of them handcoders and doubtless quaking in their developy boots, fearful for their jobs.
A client today at the end of a Joomla! training session made a very illuminating commment along the lines of “You tech guys have hijacked Joomla!