If I’m doing larger content managed sites I tend to combine and compress scripts server-side, but for smaller sites I used to not bother. Manually combining and compressing files isn’t much fun, and you’ve normally got better things to do with your time. Yes you could install a server-side library like minify, but sometimes that’s not the best option.This is where CodeKit comes in handy.
It’s been a while since I started looking at using a Distributed Version Control system. In my previous post I talked about the pros and cons of Subversion, now it’s time I talked about why I went for Mercurial.
I’ve used CSS to create squares and rectangles (obviously), I’ve also created lozenges and circles, even triangles in CSS. I’ve seen hexagons and pentagons, but never the infinity symbol! It’s really cool, there’s also some nice stars and hearts!
It used to be the case that you would only sprite images as a last resort, it was a way for the big boys to reduce server load by minimising requests. Nowadays though everyone can and probably should benefit from sprite images.
I’ve recently been doing a lot of ExpressionEngine work, and with that comes the pain of editing it’s template files. I tried doing it via the built-in editor, I tried using ExpressionEngine’s ”Synchronise Templates” feature, I even tried editing a copy of the files locally and then pasting them into the built-in editor. Needless to say these “solutions” weren’t cutting the mustard and it was getting right on my tits – until I happened upon Mountee.
After seeing some pretty cool emails from Pizza Express I’ve been itching to do something similar for a while, building an email that looks great when images are turned off!
QR codes are so hot right now, and clients are going gaga for them. They want them on their brochures, flyers, business cards, etc. Some even want them on their websites, but we
bitch slap educate them and move on.
I’ve been using LastPass for a couple of months now, and it’s actually brilliant. Basically it stores all of my passwords securely online and by means of a browser plugin can automatically fill in all my online forms without storing the info in the browser. This is great at work where I don’t want to store my passwords in Firefox for all to access! I can also access the passwords via their site, or an iPhone app. What it also means is that I can replace the one password that I pretty much used everywhere (Yes, I know!) with unique 20 digit, alpha, numeric and special character passwords. Much more secure!