slabText is a jQuery plugin that splits headlines into rows before resizing each row to fill the available horizontal space. The ideal number of characters to set on each row is calculated by dividing the available width by the CSS font-size – the script then uses this ideal character count to split the headline into word combinations that are displayed as separate rows of text.
You can generate Twitter Bootstrap themes using the Adobe kuler / COLOURlovers color schemes with a new tool I found called PaintStrap. They claim that the themes will be beautiful, but from what I’ve been able to see it’s just and easy way to generate themes. Some are better looking than others. However this looks like a very useful tool to be sure.
I just added Font Awesome to my Titanium it is what else ‘Awesome’. This let’s you use these icons in any size you like. I’ve used Font Awesome for some of my web projects as part of using twitter bootstrap. I was having trouble finding info on how to do this with my Titanium project and I couldn’t find anything on the web. It seems like with Titanium it’s very hard to find good info. I ended up having to ‘buy’ of little module to figure it out.
Lately I’ve been really digging the new Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework. It’s made my life much easier especially as a coder (for the most part I’m a coder). Now I like it even more thanks to a new site I just found. It’s called Lavish and it’s very cool. It generates a color scheme for Twitter Bootstrap based on the colors in an image that you provide. Continue reading
I’m working on a few iPhone applications and I’ve been talking to some folks about how to add push notification to my apps. Well from what I’m hearing it’s pretty much a pain in the butt to set up your own push notification server. I found what looks like pretty good tutorial on how to do it over on the Server Density blog. But since I don’t have many notification to send everyone has been suggesting UrbanAirship so I went over to UrbanAirship to set up an account. Yikes…what a scary place. Yup beautify site. Yup it looks like they can do it. But WOW it’s a very scary site. They are letting me as a developer stalk the users and bug the sh*t out of them and even suggesting that this is what I should be doing. Not really what I want to do. Push notifications look like the next spam frontier. Luckily for the end users all notification go through Apple. This will probably end up being a pain for developers though since it will probably be hard to get legitimate message through. Continue reading
If you want the Internet the way it used to be (should be) then you really need to start using Duck Duck Go. When I Duck Duck Go’d myself I was surprised to see a bio of myself I wrote many years ago back when I was just writing for folks that I thought would really want to find out about me. I haven’t updated it in years and I thought that site was all but lost. It was so great to see the Internet is still alive and breathing in some corners. Continue reading
I’m headed off tonight to hear a presentation on Laravel, the latest PHP Framework. I kind of know already that I won’t be switching to it, but I’m interested to hear what they believe is better about this framework. As you already know I’ve pretty much committed to “some framework” that uses CodeIgniter as a basis.
I won’t go into the reasons as Phil Sturgeon as pretty much summed up my feelings in his article “Laravel is Awesome“. In fact I’m pretty much thinking that I need to build a Phil Stergeon based framework. Phil has added so many great addons to Codeigniter that really make it useful. I pretty much use Codeigniter, MX and “Phil’s stuff”.
We’ll see what happens tonight.
This week I got the chance to host a meeting of the Ventura County PHP group. During the meeting I was espousing my believe that if you’re going to build a SAAS application you should use PHP and not any of the other newer perhaps sexier languages and frameworks. Continue reading
Last night I had the privilege if talking to the Southern California WordPress meetup group about WPSiteStack. For those of you who attended you can find my slides here. For those of you who missed the talk there might not be enough info in the slides to get the idea of WPSiteStack, but there is plenty of info on the Doc site.
After doing some researching for a presentation I was doing on CodeIgniter I realized that there is a pretty big problem with StackExchange. The information there is stale and will probably remain stale unless they make some changes. Many of the questions are being closed and contain outdated answers. I guess that’s to be expected, but the StackExchange pages get very high search ranking and discourage others from writing on these topics. Continue reading