Update: I have written a jQuery plugin that takes care of text-shadow in Internet Explorer, you can read the article here: Text-shadow in IE with jQuery Text-shadow is a neat little CSS3 (actually, CSS2) property that allows you to display a shadow behind your text. The only downfall is that it doesn’t work in Firefox and…
Last week I started my Graduation project. For the next 16 weeks, I will be researching usability on social networks, with the goal of increased participation at Wakoopa.
There was of course no way I was going through the hell of managing a 30-or-so page Word document. I decided to learn LaTeX (and BibTeX) which has powerful layout capabilities, and easy ways to keep track of all the references I use (within the document, and to other sources).
As it turns out, if you know HTML, LaTeX is really, really easy.
If you are a front-end developer that has to write documents every now and then, I’d definitively recommend you to start using it. It took me less then a day to get comfortable with it, and that included trying out a bunch of different editors.
Because I use LaTeX, which is just plain text, it was a logical idea to just throw everything into a git repository.
Following that, I decided to place it on Github as well. This means I can work on it from any place that I want, that it’s securely backed-up, and that it’s really easy for others to read and suggest changes. Alper went as far as submitting a patch, Very Cool.
You can find my entire graduation project here: Kilian/Graduation on GitHub. I plan to make use of the issue tracker as well, and as you can see Issue #1 is: Graduate ;)
While my entire graduation project will be done in Dutch, I will release an English article listing quick-wins and tips for increasing participation on social networks through usability at the end of the project as well.
So, wish me luck and we’ll see what comes out of it at the end of those 16 weeks! :)
FromScratch 1.3.0 was just released, and it features a couple of nice features: Checkboxes, Updated Fira Code and I fixed a longstanding issue for people using alternate keyboard layouts. You can download FromScratch 1.3.0 from the site Fromscratch.rocks or the Github releases page. Changelog: Checkbox support, press ctrl + / to add or toggle checkbox #36 Updated Fira…
Visit a random forum and you will have standardista’s right and left proclaiming that Flash is the spawn of the devil and all because it is supposed to be inaccessible. But it’s not. And I’ll tell you why. As some of you may know I follow a Graphic Media study in Rotterdam (And I’m blogging about…