So we all want HiDPI graphics on the web now, Apple started it all with Retina screens, and now most high-end Android and Windows devices have a 300+ PPI as well. With this, comes of course the problem of HiDPI graphics. Nobody wants 72 DPI graphics on their 300+ PPI screen.
And to make it interesting, I think most of you have to worry about IE 7 & 8 support, at least I do. It’s what makes our jobs interesting, right?
A lot of people are struggling with the choice between a mobile app and a responsive website.
When you look at the discussion of responsive vs app, the answers have been given already. It basically all boiles down to whether your content is static or interactive. Static content (like posts on a blog) has more use on the web, where interactive content (like most webapps, Google Docs for example) fits better in an app at the moment.
I'm a frontender who works directly in the back-end template engines whenever possible. This makes me run into all the gray area in between front-end and back-end. This is the right place where quality and neat code should be made, but where often problems arise due to lack of inter-developer communication.
I work like this mostly because I've been a (evil) backender myself for a big part of my career, and I've worked with a lot of the template engines already. And maybe I like to get to know all the dirty little secrets of the back-end implementation as well.
The biggest advantage of being responsible for the code in the templates engine is being in complete control over how your code will end on the web. The backender doesn't have to translate your static code to a template engine language anymore, which most of them don't like anyway. And you won't forget about that one obscure use case your code will live in. Win-win.
I created a bookmarklet which can resize your browser window to any of the common resolutions. It currently has all the common desktop, Android (both tablet and phone) and iOS screen sizes.
Being a native php guy, I'm used to having phpinfo(), giving me easy access to php.ini settings and loaded modules etc. So ofcourse I wanted to call the not existing pyinfo() function, to no avail. So I used the code and cleaned up the layout to make it better.
Just redone my entire website, in Python and HTML5! I have been planning to do the rebuild quite some time. But then again, It has to come out of my free time, which basically means for me that simple stuff like this can take a year. A year it didn't take, but long enough though.
A compilation of the stuff I did/accomplished in the game. It was a good time.
I know there are several wm wow apps already, but I still wanted to make my own, because I think I can make a better one with lesser system requirements. Not finished yet, but released to receive some feedback, here it is.
A short walk-through on how to setup private binds in Ventrilo, a way to speak to a select number of people in a room with more.