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Web Work

This is the primary category for my web portfolio

Dynamic URL Shortener

I need to condense URLs on a client site and I found this script by Brian Cray that works a treat. Super simple to setup and get running. You’ll need a super short domain to start with though, no getting around that one. One thing to note though, for being a “front end engineer” Brian … Continue reading »

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SVG Gradients v2.0

I know it hasn’t been long since I released my first SVG gradient script, but I added a new feature to the script that I wanted to share. The new version of the script includes an attribute for “origin”. I’ve set the values to match the points on a compass (n,ne,e,se,s,sw,w,nw). This works for both … Continue reading »

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Programmatic SVG Gradients

I love using all the new CSS3 stuff on sites these days, one aspect that’s not real universal but is super awesome is gradients. Currently there is no W3C spec for css gradients. Webkit has their own version and FireFox has another. IE doesn’t have any at all, not even IE9, neither does Opera or … Continue reading »

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idleTimeout plugin for JQuery

I found this cool plugin that checks to see if your users are still logged in after X amount of time and then gives them a prompt to stay logged in or logs them out. It seems to be working pretty good near as I can tell so I wanted to pass some link love … Continue reading »

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A cool little jquery color picker

I needed a color picker for one of the admin forms I’m working on and nearly all of the ones I could find had nice gradient images for you to drag your mouse around to get the exact hue and shade you want, as well as input rgb or hex values. Most of the users … Continue reading »

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Getting some info from your site’s users

Had to rework my 404 alert script a bit and tweaked a useful function that will extract the user’s browser or if it’s a known bot. I’ve included both if folks are interested in using them. Continue reading »

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BonBon Buttons

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about all the new stuff we web guys can do with CSS3 and HTML5. In fact all of the sites I’ve been working on recently use a lot of CSS3 design elements and honestly look mighty drab in IE… That said, however, I wanted … Continue reading »

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How to monitor all your websites using several different hosts

I’ve had a lot of trouble keeping tabs on all of the sites that we maintain at work across several servers. Here is how I solved the issue and put my collection of hosts to work for me in alerting me when our sites go down. Continue reading »

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A Google Favorite Places Badge

Google has started rolling out this “Favorite Places” campaign to get businesses excited about using Google Maps.  If your maps listing gets marked as a favorite they actually send you a sticker in the mail that you can put on the front of the business that states that you are a “Favorite Place on Google”. … Continue reading »

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Windows doesn’t support… Windows??

This morning I was reading the IE Developer Blog and they were talking about all the great things that IE 9 is going to do, and how it will come even closer this time to being on par with all the other browsers.  An interesting thing caught my eye though, in the post the author … Continue reading »

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