I've been annoyed that many popular APIs have moved to require authentication in order to retrieve information. If I can browse a page and get said information, why can't I simply pull it with some simple code and skip the authentication bit? I had thought that both Twitter and Facebook required authentication to retrieve basic post counts, but it turns out you can grab those with JSONP. Here's how you do it.Read Post
You don't need a thousand lines of code to make a big difference in any coding language. Oftentimes it's quite the opposite: a few tiny code snippets can do a world of good and accomplish big things. I asked my Twitter followers to tweet to me their favorite tiny snippets of code — that's a bit difference to try to pack into 140 characters! Here are my favorites from this round!Read Post
Great designers understand that, while images may speak a thousand words and the first bridge towards the audience is that of a visually engaging design, content is essential and must therefore make a great impression, too. Hence, most professionals have a keen eye for beautifully written text, and are constantly on the lookout for what gorgeous fonts to use next.Read Post
In the beginning, Internet Explorer was the progressive browser. After a period of inactivity, Internet Explorer became the bane of our existence. Microsoft has since recommitted to their browser but the fact remains that sometimes modern Internet Explorer is lagging just a bit behind WebKit-based browsers and Firefox. We also need to accommodate for earlier versions of IE. The following will allow your sites to quickly and almost magically work better in Microsoft's flagship browser!Read Post
Styling external links is a common practice on most informational sites likes Wikipedia. As a user, it's nice to know when you're being sent to another resource. Many sites do the external links check on the server side, adding a `rel=external` attribute value or `external` class to external links. In some cases that isn't possible or plausible. After trolling around the interwebs, I found the following useful CSS snippet for styling external links...Read Post
You've all asked for it and now I've added it: Internet Explorer support! Annoyingly enough, the change involves rotate the
back elements instead of just the container. Skip to this section if you'd like the latered Internet Explorer code. IE10+ is supported; IE9 does not support CSS animations.