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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently 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.
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.
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
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 […]
We’re arranging a meetup for Ruby on Rails geeks in the Copenhagen area. Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 20.30
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 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.
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 http://annevankesteren.nl/2004/01/css-tables […]
ASP.Net framework has severe problems producing HTML that follows webstandards. This is the first article of two where I take a closer look