Archive for the 'Tips' Category

My Workflow: Never having to leave DevTools

At this time of year (Christmas) there’s a lot of tip-like articles that emerge, so I wanted to share what I felt like was the single greatest technical win I have come across in the last few months: using Chrome DevTools for full web dev workflow – so I recorded a quick 4 minute screencast [...]


I’ve been doing screencasts for jQuery for designers for almost 6 months now, and I’m a big fan of peer learning/teaching – which I hope to achieve through screencasts. I’d like to share some tips that I’ve come to use in each session I run that might be helpful for budding screencasters. Apologies as I’m [...]

How to rotate a movie

I was recently asked to rotate a video for a friend. Video rotation is required every now and then (especially when you record using a photo camera and the orientation is wrong). It’s quite simple to achieve if you’ve got a Mac and QuickTime Pro (which is dirt cheap). Here’s a quick screencast showing how [...]

LAMP in Leopard OSX 10.5 (PHP5 and Apache 2.2)

Following my how to setup your mac web development environment, and today moving to Leopard, my entire offline environment is broken – this is entirely due to the move from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.2. This article will discuss the changes required to get your multi-host mac dev environment running again with PHP5, MySQL, Apache [...]

Pretty in Print: tips for print styles

Printing web pages is often forgotten about and there’s nothing more annoying than printing out a web page that comes out in one long, half page width column spanning 5 pages when it should be 2. You don’t need to have a completely separate page for print either. All too often we see web sites [...]

How to add Twitter to your blog, without it hanging your site

Update: for the latest version of this script, and complete control over how it looks, see Add Twitter to your blog (step-by-step)   Add tweets to your pages that won’t break when Twitter goes down!   You might be inclined to add your ‘Twitters‘ to your blog via JavaScript – the only problem is when [...]

How to get cookies working in IE6 stand alone

IE is the biggest player in the browser land, and as much as I hate to do so, I have to test everything in IE. Now since IE7 is picking up ground, testing is done in both IE6 and IE7. So, I upgraded to IE7, and downloaded and use a stand alone version IE6. The [...]