Archive for the ‘General’ Category

New book – jQuery Hotshot

April 20, 2013

I just had my latest book published :D

jQuery is used by millions of people to write JavaScript more easily and more quickly. It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.
jQuery Hotshot walks you step by [...]

HTML5 Conformity Badge

October 31, 2011

I made a W3C ‘valid html5′ badge for fun, because there doesn’t appear to be one. I think there should be one, even though the spec isn’t finalised. The language itself has a logo (featured in my composition), and the validator checks HTML5, so why not?
Anyway, here it is:

It’s a little rough still, but it’s [...]

Packt celebrates jQuery in October with exclusive book offer

October 13, 2011

Save me money on jQuery books!
Packt has this week announced a series of discounts and promotions to herald the publication of the Learning jQuery, Third Edition in October. Packt will offer readers the exclusive discounts of 20% and 30% off the cover price of all jQuery print books, including the just published third edition of [...]


October 7, 2011

Ok, so I just installed a pair of brand new 10′000 RPM Velociraptors in a RAID0 configuration to replace my Kingston V series SSD drive.
There was nothing actually wrong with the SSD, but I got sent the raptors as a warranty replacement for a pair of older drives and I wanted to see how they [...]

Samsung SPF-71ES

June 11, 2011

I picked up a Samsung SPF-71ES digital photo frame today, it’s pretty cool so I thought I’d write a little post about it. I’m not affiliated with Samsung in any way, I bought the device because I wanted to, nothing more.
The menu system is quite intuitive and easy to use and there are no advanced [...]

Fixing jQuery Click Events for the iPad

December 22, 2010

I recently had a situation where I had built something for a client, tested it, etc and made it live. It worked as intended on ‘normal’ computers, but my boss, who has an iPad, found that it didn’t work at all on the iPad. Well, I say it didn’t work at all, it kinda worked, [...]

Plugin Update: hoverfade-1.0.2

September 13, 2010

I recently updated my hoverFade jQuery plugin after using the plugin in a couple of projects and work and needing extra functionality. I’ve been waiting for the jQuery plugin site to come back up again (which it now has) after being locked down following major spam attacks. I also wanted to wait until I had [...]

.net Magazine Awards 2010

September 7, 2010

This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to join the 100+ panel of judges for the .net Magazine’s web awards! Some of the industry’s leading people judge these awards, people like Chris Coyier, and Jeffrey Zeldman! Zeldman! And many others of course; pretty much everyone on the panel this year have been doing [...]

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