Yearly Archives: 2011

HTML5 Data Attributes

Have you ever looked at the HTML snippet for Twitter’s Tweet button and wondered what those data-something="loremipsum" attributes were?

<a href="" data-count="vertical" data-via="redwall_hp">Tweet</a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>

I did too, and after a bit of Google searching, I found a post by John Resig (the creator of jQuery) that explains that they’re something called data attributes.

A new feature in HTML5, they provide a way to embed data in an element and access it from a script. (An accompanying JavaScript API makes it very easy to retrieve the data.)

HTML 5 data- Attributes [John Resig]

Awesome Firebug Tricks You May Have Missed

Firebug is probably the most invaluable tool in my web development arsenal. (Well, aside from Photoshop. But that has a value: freaking expensive.) I’m not terribly picky about my text editor—after all, I used Notepad for years—though BBEdit is my tool of choice. I…

Should Comment Entry Forms Be Above or Below Existing Comments?

Traditionally, blog themes have placed the form to leave a new comment below the listing of existing comments. This still holds true in most WordPress themes to date. However, many sites now have the comment form above the comments. Notable sites include Mashable and…

Using Google-Hosted jQuery With a Local Fallback

Referencing commonly-used JavaScript libraries, like jQuery, stored on Google’s CDN is a good way to speed up your site. Many popular websites do so, which means the chances of a user having jQuery sitting in their browser cache already is pretty high. It doesn’t…

BlogBuzz November 5, 2011

Create Color Palettes With ColorSchemer Touch

If you do even a little bit of web or graphic design, you might have run into a cool poster or product label somewhere and thought “I like this color scheme.” ColorSchemer Touch is a neat iOS app that will help you out with…

BlogBuzz October 29, 2011

The Hidden All Settings Screen in WordPress

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Building an iPhone App to Parse the Twitter API with NSXMLParser

iOS has a simple event-based XML parser built in, which makes it fairly easy to do less involved parsing operations without having to load up a third-party framework. This tutorial will show you how to build a simple iPhone application that will download an…