Weekend Links – MooTools Fancy Upload, 60 Second Tech, jSize, CSS Pull Quotes, PHP First Language
MooTools Fancy Upload
Moo developer Harald Kirschner gave Fancy Upload a face-lift for MooTools 1.2. If you haven't seen Fancy Upload before, please check this out!
Sixty Second Tech
I met Cal Evans through my time as a PHP Zone Leader. He's a really bright guy and his newest podcast show aims to share his knowledge with people that aren't so techy.
jSize 1.0 - A Window Slider/Resizer Wonder for jQuery
This jQuery gem allows for you to use a slider to change the size of columns within the structure of a website. Cool!
Better Pull Quotes
CSS-Tricks shows you show to avoid duplicating content to create pull quotes by using a little bit of jQuery goodness.
Is PHP a Good First Language?
This article outlines why PHP is a good first server-side language to learn. While I love PHP, I think Java is a better first language to learn. It's much more strict, which I think a developer needs to know first -- then be amazed at how PHP is much easier.
Your early CSS books were instrumental in pushing my love for front end technologies. What was it about CSS that you fell in love with and drove you to write about it?
At first blush, it was the simplicity of it as compared to the table-and-spacer...
I get asked loads of questions every day but I'm always surprised that they're rarely questions about code or even tech -- many of the questions I get are more about non-dev stuff like what my office is like, what software I use, and oftentimes...
One of the important functions of CSS is to position elements.
z-index are just a few of the major players in CSS positioning.
By using the above spacing...
One thing I love doing is duplicating OS functionalities. One of the things your OS allows you to do easily is move from one item to another. Most of the time you're simply trying to get to the next or the previous item.