In my last post I was suggesting to stop cloning the default Apple UI for web applications and start creating custom controls. This time I want to put my words in practice and present you with a rotating wheel select control, 150 lines of code all included (HTML+CSS+JS).
In my hunt for the perfect clean url (smart url, slug, permalink, whatever) generator I’ve always slipped in some exception or bug that made the function a piece of junk. But I recently found an easy solution I hope I could call “definitive”.
Today I have something totally off topic for you. I lent my old digital camera to a friend and this is how it takes pictures once it came back to me.
Developing on the webkit for iPhone I encountered a curious delay on
onClick events. It seems that the click is triggered with about 300 milliseconds delay. While this is unnoticeable on a standard web page, it can be annoying on a web application. Fortunately the click event can be overridden thus eliminating the delay.
Recently I had to develop a web application for the iPhone and I was impressed by the possibilities offered by the little device. You can easily render complex 3d animations with a bunch of CSS rules or save data on a sqlite database, but I was surprised to discover that there is no easy way to scroll the content inside a fixed height
ImageMagick is powerful suite of applications to create, edit, convert and compose bitmap (and some vector) images from the terminal. It’s an essential tool for any web designer if you can get your head around it.
Many see the terminal as a scary beast and try to avoid it as much as they can. In reality it is a powerful tool for any *nix user and the more you know it the more you get addicted to it. The followings are some terminal tips you may find useful during your web develop.