Category: Articles

Tough Love

Posted in Articles, Web

Jason Scott rips into Joe Clark. I have learned a number of things from Joe Clark, and I still find reason to link someone to i let u b u at least once per quarter. But I can’t find much fault with this assessment of his words and his worldview.

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Paginate THIS

Posted in Articles, Design, User Interface, Web

Here’s a lovely pagination control I looked at on PSDTUTS today. Actually, first I used it; when it took me to a page I was not expecting, I hit the Back button and looked at it. It’s a testament to both my arrogance and my compulsiveness that I found five

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Pseudo-custom events in Prototype 1.6

Posted in Articles, Prototype

I’m calling these pseudo‐custom events because they serve the same purpose as standard browser events: they report on certain occurrences in the UI. Here we’re using custom events to act as uniform façades to inconsistently‐implemented events. Together we’ll write some code to generate mouse:wheel events. At the end of this article, you’ll know enough to be able to write code to generate mouse:enter and mouse:leave events document‐wide.

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English: The Perl of Natural Languages

Posted in Articles, Writing

The American Heritage Dictionary, in a usage note below the definition of the word shall, uses more words than I’ve ever used to describe anything. I’m reprinting them here because I find this fascinating, in an odd mystery‐solving sort of way. I’m a linguistic Jessica Fletcher. The traditional rules for

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Screens from Gamefly

Posted in Articles, Video Games, Web

Gamefly, the Netflix of video games, does a nice thing when you try to rent your first game on a new system: Much better than being forced to go to an options page. However, the “GameQ” page — where you can specify the order in which you want your games delivered — needs a

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With Ajax Having Been Experienced…

Posted in Articles, Prototype

That’s right — I just used the perfect passive participle. Deal with it. Everyone else is doing it, so I suppose I have to do a postmortem on The Ajax Experience. IE.next and JavaScript The just‐released Internet Explorer 7 features only a few crumbs for JavaScript developers, so I respect Chris Wilson

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