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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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Starting at Travelers Insurance as a UI developer

Category : Around The Office

Im delighted to be starting at Travelers Insurance next week as a UI Developer. I hope the job will bring me into contact with a wide range of intelligent developer minded people which I can share with and learn from.

I’m really excited to be getting more into Javascript and app development. These are both things I have wanted to peruse in the past, but being a small business owner has meant that the time I want to be doing research is instead used to acquire new clients and giving presentations, which pay the bills, but do not enhance me as a programmer.

I wont be spilling the beans on any corporate trade secrets, but you can be sure that I will be sharing some of the best practices I learn while doing great work for a fantastic company.

HTML5 and CSS 3 Cheat Sheets

Category : Around The Office, Reccomended Tutorials, Teaching

You won’t be been playing with HTML5 and CSS3 for too long before you start looking for cheat sheets. Below are the best I have found to date. Thank you very much, Smashing Magazine and Chris Hanscom! We appreciate your efforts. Below the cheat sheets is a GREAT tutorial from Tutsplus on some of the newst best practices when using HTML 5 in a world that still uses IE 6.

CSS3 Cheat Sheet:
Preview:CSS 3 Preview
Pdf File:CSS 3 Cheat Sheet

HTML 5 Cheat Sheet:
Preview:HTML5 Preview
Pdf File:HTML 5 Cheat Sheet

Background on how to use HTML 5
How to use HTML5 and CSS3 together: Techniques you’ll soon be using

Embed WordPress Headlines into another website using Simplepie for free

Category : Uncategorized

I spent almost a week looking for a non applet solution for syndicating RSS feeds. I knew it could be done, but finding the code proved to be a major pain. Eventually I found this gents page, which is GREAT. Hes got an awesome tutorial on how to use the code and plenty of images to show you what you’re supposed to be doing.

Simplepie (I love the names of open source software) is a free solution to get the job of syndicating rss feeds done. I use it on my site (Blog headlines).


Happy 2011!

Category : Around The Office

Welcome to the year 2011! Every day is the start of what could be a new beginning. In the coming year I hope to turn this blog into a better resource for my students in various classes and schools. I want to include a lot more from my lectures about emerging technology, social media, and best practices on the web. I’d like to think of it as on online notebook I can refer to in order to catalogue all the links I use from semester to semester. By being electronic I can keep it up to date and anyone can access it from anywhere they want. Ideally I may never have to print another handout again as it will all be available online in one form or another.
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