Archive for the ‘Code’ Category

Debugging CSS: My Best Productivity Tip Ever

Monday, April 30th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Firebug keeps surprising me. I’ve recently been working on code for several web designs and this little trick helped me to understand existing HTML and CSS much faster. Just to give an example I use our Justaddwater RSS feed page (but could be any page). Before you start, get Firebug for Firefox (if you haven’t […]

E-Texteditor For Windows

Saturday, April 28th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I have been looking a fast, intuitive editor for my Windows laptop. Now I stopped looking. E-texteditor for windows is very intuitive and easy to use. I highly recommend watching the screencast (a short tour of some of the best features). Although it’s still in beta, it seems so much better than the alternatives. I’m […]

Howto Create a Temporary Local Subversion Repository

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

UPDATE May 1st, 2007 (forgot the two final steps 8 and 9). I’ve run into the situation a couple of times where I get started on a client’s office, but due to delays and politics it takes time to get a proper versioning control server set up. It turned out to be easy when I […]

Rounded Corners the Technorati Way

Thursday, February 15th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It’s been a while where web standards don’t get the attention it deserves on this blog. In that spirit, here’s a behind-the-scenes view on how Technorati makes rounded corners on a faded background. I remember Eric Meyer mentioned this solution back at a workshop in 2005 (before he could actually tell that it was for […]

Handy JavaScript Cookie Editor

Monday, January 29th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

2 years ago I wrote a small javascript to view, edit and delete cookies. The really cool thing about this user interface is the inline editing of cookie names and values. I really like the principle that you hover the value that you inspect, can see that it’s editable. Then click directly and the text […]

Ruby on Rails plugin: Localize your Rails app

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

screenshot-localization-simplified-sweedish-chef.pngRecently I’ve been working on a plugin for Ruby on Rails that help me out when creating new Rails applications in Danish. Previously, when we’ve created Danish prototypes for our customers all the default Rails error messages were still written in English.

I generalized it for use with any language, and currently (with the help from contributors) it’s now available for download on rubyforge.

Why Web Standards Matter (Case Study)

Thursday, June 29th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Project managers often have a hard time understanding web standards and why they matter. In this case, my arguments made a perfect business case for the managers of a particular project.

Thoughts regarding Ruby on Rails Meetup this week

Monday, June 26th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Thomas and I are really looking forward to this week’s Copenhagen Rails Meetup. Remember to join us

  • if you’re in Copenhagen this thursday
  • if you’re working with Ruby on Rails professionally or in your spare time
  • if you like free beer

Ruby on Rails Copenhagen Meetup: Venue

Saturday, June 10th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

We can now finally reveal the venue for the Ruby on Rails meetup in Copenhagen: After a bid of research we have found the very central Café Selina in the central Copenhagen (just next to The Rock and “Gammel Torv”). To sign up for the meetup and for detailed address info, see our original meetup […]

Ruby on Rails Copenhagen Meetup

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

We’re arranging a meetup for Ruby on Rails geeks in the Copenhagen area. Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 20.30

Rails tip: Scaffold lists more usable

Friday, May 19th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

You might wonder what a code example is doing here in a blog about usability and web standards. As you might know, Thomas and I are both web developers, and we’re really obsessed about making usable web applications. What better way than to share code for things that make web apps more usable. Thomas has […]

Ruby on Rails as rapid prototyping tool

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Ruby on Rails might be the perfect match as a prototyping tool. It delivers consistent productivity gains compared to any other prototyping tool. Very few lines of code makes it easy to change. Here is why we use it at work as our preferred prototyping tool.

How to limit table cell height (GMail style)

Saturday, March 11th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I just sent this to the CSS-D discussion list Hope you can help me with this. I want to limit a table cell height to only one line of text. My example below does not work – any height on td is simply ignored if content is long. Problem here (according to for instance […]

ASP.Net 1.1 and web standards support

Monday, November 21st, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

ASP.Net framework has severe problems producing HTML that follows webstandards. This is the first article of two where I take a closer look