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Don't ask me why, but I needed a way to explode some stars in a fancy animation on a page. At first I found Fireworks.js, which was kinda cool at first--but I quickly realized a few things: 1. It's using raw javascript, which is a pity if you are already loading the power of jquery […]

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at 16:05 | Comments Off on Award Firework Alternative with jquery.imgExplosion

I'm working on a project that required some apparently previously unexpected UI controls. One of them, I decided should be made into a jQuery plugin and get some feedback from the community. I call it jquery.codeassist. OK... so what the hell does it do? The plugin creates a code assist menu within textarea and input […]

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 | 4 comments

I just stumbled upon this opinion column in Smashing Magazine, which claims that Web Designers should not use ad blockers. Along with a bunch of lousy arguments, the author fails to account for my two biggest reasons for using ad blocking: Resource Consumption (time and bandwidth) - it makes the web faster Ads Mostly Suck […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 00:02 | Comments Off on Ad Blockers: Making the Internet Better
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