Posts for May, 2008

Switching opera desktop to hand held mode for testing

Neat little tip I found (in my old, old blog archives) is that you can switch Opera into hand held emulation mode by hitting Shift+F11. It’ll take your site and serialize the design to fit on a small screen like on your phone: It also will honour the @media handheld stylesheet so it’s a convenient […]
Published in Browsers on Sunday, May 11th, 2008

My bad dev singing tapes

My favourite thing about having a blog is being able to look back at where I've come from and see how far I've come.
Published in Programming on Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Generic method return types

Generics aren't just great for creating lists, they can also be used to return strongly typed information from a method. This example shows how to use a generic return type to parse any type of strongly typed primitive from a string.
Published in .NET on Monday, May 5th, 2008

Firefox mouse gestures

One of the guys at work inspired me to try a mouse gestures plugins for Firefox today. For the uninitiated, mouse gestures are like keyboard shortcuts for the mouse. Instead of holding ctrl+c, you do a little drawing on the screen while holding down the right mouse button to make something happen. For example when […]
Published in Browsers on Friday, May 2nd, 2008

JSAN open source code repository

Learnt something new today! There’s a repository of open source javascript code called JSAN modelled on the perl version. There’s a whole lot of interesting stuff on there like UI widgets, animations and AJAX. I haven’t tried any but it’s nice to know there’s somewhere you can see what other people are doing.
Published in Javascript on Friday, May 2nd, 2008