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Announcing the SP Source Code Highlighter plugin for WordPress

Maybe you noticed already, maybe you didn’t (I’ll wager on the latter 😉 ) that recently this site got new source code highlighting in posts. Or, should I say, that it GOT source code highlighting in posts. I had made a simple Script Source viewer a while back. Something simple and straight forward that I […]

July 7, 2009 | Code, PHP Scripting, Plugins | 1 comment

Reason #137 to like TextEdit

Non-continuous line selection. Simply hold down the command (apple) key while selecting lines and you can select any number of out of order lines throughout the document. This just saved me a ton of time formatting a 500 row, 5 cell per row, html table.

April 23, 2007 | Computers | 3 comments

Long Live the Image Map!

Oldie but Goodie Why should the image map be ignored? Its understood by every major browser around and is perfectly suited to do what some people insist on doing in flash. This sample shows a simple North American map divided up into regions and the rollovers controlled by some very simple JavaScript code. JavaScript was […]

March 16, 2007 | Code, Web Design & Development | Comments Off on Long Live the Image Map!

A Welcome Change to TextEdit

As a you might know I’m a huge proponent of a simple utility called TextEdit on OS X for its ability to export good looking HTML. I use it almost exclusively to convert word files by first exporting to RTF and then opening the file with TextEdit.It must have happened with the 10.4.8 update – […]

October 6, 2006 | Computers | 2 comments

Safari, View Source and Character Encodings

I just hit an interesting snafu with Apple’s Safari browser. While correctly rendering special characters from a page that lacked a doctype and character encoding meta tag, I viewed the page’s source and noticed that Safari wasn’t rendering any special characters that it was rendering in the actual page view. With the help of the […]

October 5, 2006 | Web Design & Development | 4 comments

Is this a normal coding enviroment?

Or: Editors, Editors Everywhere. Go Nuts I know I’ve done an "Editor Roundup" before, but: Doing work in a variety of languages has had me jumping editors and IDEs looking for the single perfect editor for handling PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL and the occasional Bash script. I recently gave up and just settled on […]

August 14, 2006 | PHP Scripting | 4 comments

Javascript, IE and Generating Tables

It seems that when generating tables in JavaScript IE requires that you generate a tBody with that table or else nothing at all shows up. See, when loading a page browsers will generate a tBody automatically and slip it into the dom. That’s why even when you don’t have one in your page you still […]

July 9, 2006 | Web Design & Development | 1 comment

Well, that was easy…

For a while here at work I’d been struggling with the best way to deliver content to Excel users so they could further manipulate or repurpose the data. The best thing I’d found had been to deliver an Excel content header on a tab deliniated string of data from the database. Well, in a stroke […]

February 3, 2006 | PHP Scripting | Comments Off on Well, that was easy…

HTML Formatting with TextEdit

I imagine that I’m not alone in my job duties of having to format long passages of text into html for inclusion in a web site. A lot of time can be wasted hand formatting lots of text with tables and lists. I was pretty surprised when I found that TextEdit in OS X 10.4 […]

December 7, 2005 | Web Design & Development | 3 comments

Text editors galore

This is a post spurred into existence by not being able to post my complete views in a comment box on Jon Hicks’ recent article about an ideal text editor for OS X (I hate to name drop but didn’t have much choice here). I’ve been wanting to write this for some time and his […]

September 11, 2005 | PHP Scripting | 6 comments

IE 7: this is a little disappointing

The Internet Explorer 7 seems to be a basic functionality release. All the talk on the IE Blog about standards compatability didn’t seem to leak its way into this release. This version is actually seems worse than IE 6 at page rendering and compatability. The text to follow is a highly biased review (hey, I’m […]

July 28, 2005 | Web Design & Development | 4 comments

Preparing for fully compliant XHTML

Well, I’m playing around with delivering actual xml content for xml aware browsers, or maybe I should say I’m playing around with delivering xml content to everybody but IE, and am realizing how much I don’t know about xhtml. So much changes in document structure it will take a while to find the right balance […]

July 11, 2005 | Web Design & Development | 1 comment