I have been working as a Web Developer since 2001. Until a couple of years ago I have worked as a contractor in a number of roles thanks in part to the army of Recruitment Consultants who are registered on the job boards gaining access and to my credentials and matching me with possible opportunities, arranging interviews and setting up contracts and of course making sure you get paid for the work that you do.
I get asked alot these days about Agile. Everyone seems to be doing it!
I was recently asked to put together a short presentation about various Agile methodologies and look at the benefits and challenges when applied to web development today.
For those interested I thought I would share my presentation here.
Ever seen these kind of job roles advertised after doing a search for html developer?
Thought I would share this free online tool I stumbled on that helps you generate your own word cloud.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so heres one that I created:
Heres a link to wordcloud's gallery. Why not create you own and share your work here.
If you have an iOS device and you like to shuffle their Music collection, then you may be wondering "where did the shuffle option go?". Well it turns out that this feature still exists but activating it can be a bit hard to find.
How the Music App Makes You Shuffle Songs Now
Now, in order to shuffle your whole library of songs, you have to actually select a song to begin with. Then, you have to hit the small Now Playing bar at the bottom, and make sure the Shuffle icon is selected.
If you have a website the chances are you probably have some images or photos to break up your text or help to convey a message or story etc. Well if your website has been created fairly recently, chances are that your site responds to different viewports.
I recently ended up running Windows on my Mac via bootcamp to run various titles that I had purchased from steam that did not run natively on my Mac. I had previously managed to run similar titles on my Mac and discovered I was able to use my PS3 controller(s) via bluetooth fairly easily, however getting the PS3 Controller to not just show up but available for use seemed to be a lot more difficult for Windows.
I have been using Drupal since 2009 and one of things that is impressive is how modular it is. The core Drupal build is very extensible and there are literally 100's of thousand's of contributed modules out there, many of them regularly updated and maintained by the very active open source Drupal community.
So it has taken me a while to come up with an idea for a Drupal module that no one else seems to have addressed, the idea of a 'CSS reset'.
One issue with retina displays that you may have come across is that the use of 72 dpi images look awfully pixelated.
One approach is to use two images, one for retina and one for normal displays.