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Notes from An Event Apart Boston 2012 I had a great time at An Event Apart Boston, 2012. Ill post some photos soon. The conference avoided deep dives into code in favor of showing WHY you would do reactive design. As Eric Meyer said "My...

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Judging the CT Student Innovation Exposition (E-Commerce)... Want to know what the next 10 years will look like? Ask a high school student. Their creativity isnt limited by their knowledge of what we currently call technological limitations. They have a vision of...

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The Value of Feeling Appreciated as an Employee in... Whether you’re a new employee or the vice president of the company, everyone wants to feel valued, even appreciated, in the workplace. Not only does it improve morale and make the workplace a more pleasant...

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The difference between classic and motion tweens in... Here it is: If you're used to doing things "the cs3 way" then you can continue to do so with the classic tween tool. It works the same way as you remember, using key frames as normal, but you cannot...

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PHP: If (equal to AND not equal) - eliminate form spam... Just learned a great function of PHP thats already made my forms a lot better. A while back I wrote an article about eliminating form spam without captchas by using css to hide a text input box for bots...

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Breaking News


Web Launch of www.MarrIllustrations.com

Category : Around The Office, Web Launches

HatterWorkshop is proud to announce the release of MarrIllustrations.com. We went to school together at University of Hartford and so I’ve known Justin for almost a decade now. His work consistently makes use of extremely vivid color and eye pleasing compositions. He was always a better painter than I was for sure.

His website is pretty simple but very clean, and we’re hoping to put together a redesign soon to make better use of new technology for the gallery. Take a look and check back soon. We’ll be posting some selected work from his new line of custom tee-shirts. Deffietly worth checking out once they are released.


his most recent work is moving him in the direction of custom tee-shirts and other, more commerical, art foms.

8 hacks to make Firefox ridiculously fast

Category : General Web Info, Technology

If you came to this page and your running IE, start by downloading firefox 3 here. Thats step 1 to getting a faster browser.

The rest of the steps, to varying degrees, will increase your browser’s speed. No doubt about it.

Piplelining, telling your browser to request multipul packets of data before any have been recieved, I would not recommend from an IT person’s view as this draws additional bandwidth and server load. Most sites will have no problem if one maybe two hundred people do this, but imagine how bad it would be if you got Dugg and even a tenth of the people had this turned on. Even a really robust systemwould break down and cry.

Number 3, Fast Loading, I’m all for as its totally on the user’s side. Essentially you tell your computer to manage (load) data instead of power the user interface. This improves load times at the expense of browser responsiveness. As soon as the page is  done loading your back to normal.


 PR: wait…  I: wait…  L: wait…  LD: wait…  I: wait… wait…  C: wait…  SD: wait…