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April 4, 2012 1

BlackBerry PlayBook JavaScript Keyboard Events Bug

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Whilst working on a PlayBook port of Rareloop‘s form framework for tablets I came across an interesting quirk with how the PlayBook OS handles keyboard events in input fields. On all desktop browsers that I’ve tested (as well as iOS and Android) events are fired for each keystroke. This is useful if you wish to […]

March 21, 2012 3

MozHacks Dev Derby Demo: 3D Image Transitions

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This months Mozilla Dev Derby is focussing on 3D Transforms, which was a great excuse to knock up a little demo using Flux Slider. Checkout the demo here: 3D Image Transitions This demo shows off the standard 3D transitions of the library but also contains a new transition called explode which will be available in […]

March 14, 2012 1

New issue with 3D Transforms in Firefox 11

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Following on from my post about 3D transforms with Firefox 10, here is some further information to help make sure your code works well with the newly released Firefox 11.

March 9, 2012 12

Compass/SASS Mixins for Simple Retina Images on Websites

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The iPhone 4 and 4S have had high resolution retina screens for a while but now that the new iPad has been announced with an incredible 2047×1536 resolution retina images are going to be increasingly important for web sites and web apps. I’ve created a small extension for Compass/SASS that makes using retina images much […]

February 24, 2012 2

Taking the plunge

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As of today I am no longer in full time employment! After a number of years of working for others I’ve decided its time to take a risk and go it alone. Well almost alone, I’ll be joining forces with a good friend Steve Cross (aka @artfulbadger) in the form of Rareloop, our recently incorporated […]

February 22, 2012 1

A simple design pattern for feature detection with non-dependant Modernizr support

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Modernizr is the gold standard for client side feature detection and is widely used but what if you’re writing a JavaScript library and want to minimise the dependencies? Here’s a simple design pattern for feature detection with non-dependant Modernizr support.

February 16, 2012 0

New sales platform for Flux WordPress plugin

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve now moved the sales of the Flux Slider WordPress plugin to a brand new custom built system. All existing customers have been migrated and will start to reap the benefits of the new system as an when new updates to the plugin become available. The new system most importantly […]

February 14, 2012 1

DroidLog – A console/error log for Android PhoneGap apps

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Here’s a small script that might be useful for anyone doing PhoneGap development on Android. I previously wrote about a terminal command that could be used to view just the PhoneGap output from a devices console log. DroidLog is simpler to execute & also formats the output so its easier to read. Download from GitHub […]

February 13, 2012 5

3D transformations with Firefox 10+

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Firefox 10 was released toward the end of January and added support for 3D transforms. Here are some lessons learned whilst ensuring Flux Slider worked with Firefox. There are some definite differences between the Firefox & WebKit implementation of 3D transforms, I’m not familiar enough with the details of the spec to know which is […]

February 13, 2012 8

Flux Slider v1.4.3 Released

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Version 1.4.3 of the Flux Slider JavaScript library is now available. This release add’s support for FireFox 10′s new implementation of 3D transforms1. View Transition Gallery | Download @ GitHub Change Log (v1.4.3) Fixed feature detect code for Firefox 10+. 3D transitions now mostly work with Firefox 10+. Reverted to setInterval for play loop better […]