Standards Compliancy is a lie (or, how all browsers have a broken border-radius)

July 6th, 2010

Day after day we see a new release from one of the major internet browser developers boasting how they comply with web standards and how they are targeting a gazillion of experimental features that no one cares about (I bet only 3% of web developers cared to study the bible of -webkit prefixes), yet except for Firefox* all of them get border-radius completely wrong (Firefox actually has a minor annoyance but it's bearable). Can you say you are standards-compliant if you have a broken implementation?
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CSS Sprites2 – It's MooTools Time

February 18th, 2009

A few months ago you may have read Dave Shea's entry on A List Apart "CSS Sprites2 – It's JavaScript Time" where he implemented a variant of his own CSS Sprites article by adding jQuery based animations. In this same article Dave encouraged us [developers] to port it to other libraries, so after a few months of inactivity I'm back with the MooTools port of this slick effect.
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updating moopop for mootools 1.2

June 23rd, 2008

After several requests to update the script, I finally had time to make the update. In fact the script was under production for more than a month running over mootools SVN builds. The update also comes with a couple additions suggested by users, and also some optimizations thanks to the new mootools 1.2 element storage.

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wordpress 2.5 – good idea, bad idea

April 18th, 2008

Blog software upgrades are becoming more frequent than real content on this blog, so I guess it's a good time for a small review on WP 2.5. Let me start by telling this will be a mix on ranting, praising and random bashing, so get tight on your seats and let's begin.
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moving to wordpress 2.3.3

February 11th, 2008

Easy and smooth, I moved today from Wordpress 2.2.1 to Wordpress 2.3.3. The 'bigger' move to Mephisto or other blogging engine will still have to wait.

I have also taken the time to update plugins and enable caching, so everything should be going smoother from now on :)
Expect some new articles soon, I've been very busy lately but there are always stuff I would like to blog and share with the community.


usability 101: adding a global "back to top" to your site

November 11th, 2007

If there has to be one single usability issue I dislike from most sites, it is the "back to top" feature. Ugly links spread all over the place clogging the visuals of your site. It is for this reason that some months ago we developed a global unobtrusive back to top for Operator11.
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moopop: "unobtrusive" popups with mootools

August 12th, 2007

I know, it's quite ironic to call unobtrusive a popup window. However there are times when clients, coworkers or maintainers demand for a "simple" popup window solution. It's for that cases that I built moopop some months ago and I'm now sharing the code.

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the web is event-driven, and so is your code

August 3rd, 2007

You click on something and then something else happens, you scroll the window and something moves around.
Welcome to the event-driven web, a concept that still some developers fail to assimilate.
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the perils of editing a wordpress theme

July 30th, 2007

let me tell you something: editing a wordpress theme using the wordpress interface plainly sucks.

And no, it's not a problem of being a newbie in wordpress, it's just that there's too much duplicated code revolving on the structure, at least on the default Kubrick theme that is supposed to be the one that shows off most of wordpress "features".
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