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  • Web Notifications API

    Every UI framework has the same set of widgets which have become almost essential to modern sites: modals, tooltips, button varieties, and notifications.  One problem I find is each site having their own widget colors, styles, and more -- users don't get a consistent experience.  Apparently the...

  • O’Reilly Velocity Conference – Santa Clara

    My favorite front-end conference has always been O'Reilly's Velocity Conference because the conference series has focused on one of the most undervalued parts of client side coding:  speed.  So often we're so excited that our JavaScript works that we forget that speed, efficiency, and performance are just as important. This year...

  • Indent JSON with JavaScript

    Working with XML and JavaScript is a nightmare, which is why JSON has become gold in the development community.  Hell, I even wrote a function to turn XML to JSON with JavaScript.  If you want to turn an existing object into well formatted JSON, you can you JSON.stringify(obj), but...

  • Add HTML Elements to XUL Addons

    I've been working on a new addon at Mozilla which isn't anywhere near finished so I wont bother telling you what it's meant to do...because it could change at any moment.  Since this is my first real addon, it's been a struggle, but that's a good...

  • Watch Files and Directories with Node.js

    Watching a file or directory for changes is an important part of automation.  We all enjoy using our favorite CSS preprocessor's "watch" feature -- we can still refresh the page and see our changes as though we were simply writing in pure CSS.  Node.js makes both file...

  • Treehouse Learning
  • Sync Gulp Tasks with run-sequence

    gulp.js is an awesome utility for so many things.  I've recently started using gulp as a build tool for the next blog redesign, whenever that may come.  In the past I had written my own build scripts but they quickly got messy and I ran into...

  • JavaScript Battery API: Promises

    Working at Mozilla has afforded me the time to look at new APIs, one of them being the Battery API.  I wrote about the Battery API a while back, when the API was fresh into browsers.  Since then the Battery API has changed, implementing a promise-based...

  • Mighty Deals:  Microthemer: Code-Free Visual WP Theme and Plugin Editor

    WordPress' open-source nature offers a tremendous amount of freedom when it comes to creating and adjusting your themes. But if you're not an expert in HTML or CSS, it can be a major hassle! Well, put your frustrations aside, because with Microthemer from

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  • Font Smoothing in Webkit and Firefox

    I don't pretend to be a typography or design expert -- I just know what looks good and what doesn't.  A few years ago I saw a few CSS properties I didn't recognize and when I toggled them on and off, the text went from beautiful to...not...

  • 10 Deals You Cannot Pass Up

    Nobody can pass up a good deal, that is perhaps the most well known truth about all of us. Unfortunately, not all deals are as exciting, for example, I would love to get 50% discounts on WordPress themes from a daily deals website, but am less...