Posts Categorized: Web development

Wearing different hats…

It's one of the main things I enjoy about my job that I have to wear different hats. Not real hats, of course, I'm talking about metaphorical hats signifying different roles. Some of these hats I enjoy wearing more than others, and some I absolutely resent even going near as they are way outside my…

Open letter to Oxfam…

Dear Oxfam, I was happy when I heard that you are selling music online. However I wan't so happy to learn that you only allow Windows IE use only. Is that because you think Macintosh and Linux users don't want to give to charity? Is it because you are unaware of the other, more secure…

DOMBuilder…

A few months ago I asked the question whether it was possible for some Javascript to parse through a piece of HTML and render it all out using the "proper" DOM methods rather than the sledgehammer-to-crack-a-nut manner of innerHTML. The great Stuart Langridge commented that this woul open up a huge can of worms in…

Prototype testing, Javascript with recordsets, and JSON…

Today I had the chance to mess around a bit more with the marvellous Prototype Javascript framework which in my opinion just keeps getting better and better. It makes me wish I had started using it 18 months ago when I first started getting (back) into Javascript and this thing called AJAX, it would have…

Web standards in action…

I had a nice email from a client late on Friday night saying that their website was on the first page of Google for one of their most important products. The site: House of Crystal. The search: glass trophies (note: this position may change in the future, so get 'em while they're hot!). The great…