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HTML5, Promise, Hype, Whatever

April 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Syntax and Semantics Are Important

An interesting article on marketing versus reality on HTML5.

It has been my opinion that HTML, the language written over 30 years by committee and pushy individuals, is less than perfect.

I’d rather see XML period. A markup language in XML would be semantically correct, and syntactically consistent.

Until then, market me this 🙂

Read the article here

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Why People ‘Like’ on Facebook

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

How to win friends and influence customers.

Interesting article on what people expect or hope when they follow a company on facebook.

1. 40% want to receive discounts and promotions
2. 37% want to show support for the brand/company to others
3. 36% hope (want) to get free samples, a coupon (a.k.a. freebies)
4. 34% want to stay informed about the activities of the company
5. 33% want to get updates on future products
6. 30% want to get updates and information on future sales
7. 27% like to get fun and entertainment out of it
8. 25% want to get access to exclusive content
9. 22% mentioned they were referred by someone to follow this brand/company
10. 21% want just to learn more about the company

Read the full article.

Categories: Social Networking

JQuery Event Handling

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

De-complicating Browser Event Handling

JQuery simplifies event handling across browsers.

In jQuery, you define an event handler by simply passing the code you want to execute to a function that identifies the particular event.  There are several ready-made functions for most common events such as click, blur, hover, change, dblclick, focus, select (text selection), ready, scroll, and resize , plus multiple events for keyboard and mouse actions.

Read the article at Dr. Dobbs

Categories: Code, JQuery

Dr. Dobbs on JQuery Chaining

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Interesting article on the basics of JQuery function chaining.  An interesting read.

Methods and method chaining

The primary characteristic of the jQuery library is its use of CSS selectors to “query” for pieces of the current document object model (DOM). Each query retrieves a collection of DOM references often referred to as a “wrapped set.” What to do next? You just call a method on the elements in the collection, and if the result is another jQuery collection, then you can call another method — thus building a chain of calls. But let’s have a look at some of the most important and commonly used methods.

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Categories: JQuery

Lifehacker’s 50 Free Apps To Be Thankful For

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment
50 Free Apps To Be Thankful For

50 Free Apps To Be Thankful For

Free Apps That You Probably Already Use

Lifehacker does a really great job with this kind of thing.  In checking the list, I use probably half of these, and the other half I really have no use for.

But check the list, its all very good.

Thanks to the programmers that made it and didn’t get to be billionaires.

Categories: Free apps

Must Haves for the iLemmings

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Must haves for the must have crowd.

Best iPhone Apps

Best iPhone Apps

Lifehacker does a great job again and has an uber list for the uber gadget that sort of works like a phone sometimes too.

I use a Blackberry, when they make an iPhone with a half life of more than 6 months with a replaceable battery I’ll probably consider an iPhone too.

Categories: Free apps

The Best Windows Applications For Free

June 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Lifehacker has done an excellent job at assembling a list of some really fine software.

Be a sport and support the software with a donation.

Categories: Free apps