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Monday: December 7, 2009

Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.Everything you need to know about HTML 5.0.

The new news is that XHTML2 is dead. The idealist recommendation for the web didn't make it. Possibly because of the lack of backward compatibility, possibly for lots of reasons – the web was hot with discussion on the loss of the spec; the why, who and 'whoh!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:21 AM | Tags (7) | programming | xhtml | html5 | techradar | coding | compatibility | specs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.

Usability is a very important part of website building. Sadly, this is often neglected by designers and developers. In this article, you’ll find 10 great techniques that you should definitely implement into your website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | css | jquery | programming | frontend | design | code | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods over those fancy modern ones.Microsoft's top developers prefer old-school coding methods over those fancy modern ones.

Graphical programming environments are usable when they are useless, but unusable when they would be useful,' said Jeffrey Snover, another Microsoft distinguished engineer and creator of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting tool for Windows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | oldschool | programming | methods | developers | coders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.

The gift to the open source community, however, does come with some strings attached -- or, rather, removed from the gift wrapping. Microsoft reduced some of the framework's functionality in making the Software Developer's Kit open source

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | framework | dotnet | programming | opensource | community | functionality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.

Designing a website with the hopes of it being semi-cross-compatible amongst modern browsers? You'll soon realize, as most of the web designing world has, that Internet Explorer will be the bane of your existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:58 PM | Tags (7) | bugs | design | development | explorer | nettuts | web | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Thirty amazing jQuery plugins you can use to play with tables.Thirty amazing jQuery plugins you can use to play with tables.

Ah, tables. Those were the good old days of web design. Remeber when tables were used for everything in the world of web design? Nostalgia aside, there are some great plugins ranging from heat maps to selectable rows. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 8:10 AM | Tags (5) | tables | jquery | programming | tricks | plugins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.

Adding some jQuery into your CSS can make a world of difference. Source site covers everything from rounded corners to some specific Internet Explorer fixes.  I've always been curious to try out some of that checkbox customization.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 9:18 PM | Tags (10) | jquery | css | programming | styles | styling | checkboxes | lists | webdeveloper | development | front |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.

Whether your looking to just pass the time or to perhaps even find a job (see Facebook section of source article), puzzle programming may have something for you. Good luck and good programming.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:28 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | jobs | procrastination | programming | puzzles | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.

In a nutshell, Internet Explorer 6 is a big steaming pile of 'not supported' while Internet Explorer 7 trails slightly behind. Version 8 seems to finally be on the right track.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | coding | css | differences | ie6 | ie7 | ie8 | microsoft | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.

A great writeup with a list of jQuery tips and tricks ranging from chainability to callback functions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | jquery | programming | web | development | designers | javascript |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.

The task is to create some sort of meaningful kind of application (be it for web, desktop, iPhone, etc) while utilizing at least one data source available on the NYC.gov Data Mine. There are cash prizes as well as chance to have dinner with New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Swanky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:02 PM | Tags (10) | application | bloomberg | contest | data | design | development | nyc | prizes | programming | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Twenty-five excellent tips for improving your jQuery skills.Twenty-five excellent tips for improving your jQuery skills.

A good list of tips with some valuable resources for anyone looking to hone in on their jQuery skills. I'll be adding these cheat sheets to the office wall at some point today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | jquery | javascript | programming | development | web | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.

Finally, rounded corners made simple.  You (and your visitors) still need a modern browser that actually supports CSS3 though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | web | css3 | tutorial | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Twenty-five incredibly useful CSS tricks you should probably know about.Twenty-five incredibly useful CSS tricks you should probably know about.

The whole 'position:relative;' thing on missing IE6 elements makes me chuckle every time. I love you, IE6.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | css | tricks | development | web | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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