24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Cascading Style Sheets

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By Loren Segal of gnuu.org 1 month ago.
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…application. Extensibility, specifically extensibility provided through the HTML, CSS, and JS web technologies that most developers (and some non-developers) know and use every day, is basically the strongest selling point this editor has. Say what you want about using HTML in a desktop application, but exposing your plugin architecture as a bunch of HTML/CSS is something even some of my non-tech friends could pick up and hack on. Foundationally, GitHub made smart technology choices. …

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On ZURB 1 month ago.
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…Bar Charts: You can use an unordered list with data attributes to define the height of each bar. CSS makes it easy to change the color of the axis and bars.

Line Graphs: Simply use an unordered list with data attributes to define both the X and Y axis of a line. Like the bar charts, you can use CSS to change the color of the axis, lines and bullets. And it's easy to have more than one line per graph.

Pie Charts: Pizza is still there so you can use an unordered list to create …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 24 days ago.
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WTF, HTML and CSS? - "Reasons HTML and CSS might make you say what the fuck."

Introducing Snapi! Snap-In API Generator - Declarative ruby code for lightweight web APIs.

How to Build a Rails Engine - Preview of part of a coming course on building ruby gems.

CSS Diner - Online course to give you practice in creating CSS selectors.

Rails 4.1.0: Release candidate 2 - Yes, it's just about out.

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By Guest Post of New Relic 1 month ago.
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Minify CSS and Javascript

Reducing the amount of white space and unnecessary characters in CSS and Javascript files should dramatically reduce the size of these files.

Reduce the number of HTTP requests

Where possible, images should be combined into CSS sprites and CSS and Javascript files combined into single files to reduce the number of requests to the web server.

It will be interesting to see the reports in New Relic as we're implementing our strategy and the …

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By Chris Manning of Viget.com Blogs 2 months ago.
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Pure CSS

One of the first fullscreen solutions we tried uses pure CSS. It sets the video min-height and min-width to 100%: video { min-height: 100%; min-width: 100%; position: absolute; }

This technique is simple and works fairly well, but sizing can be an issue. When the browser viewport is smaller than native video dimensions, the video stops scaling down. In our case, this led to undesired cropping.

Transform: scale

CSS transforms are capable of doing a lot of …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 2 months ago.
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baseimage-docker - Better starting image for Docker installs.

Live Editing Sass and Less in the Firefox Developer Tools - How to get started with CSS source maps.

Rails 4.1.0: Release candidate 1 - I've been running this in production and we're happy with it.

Rails 3.2.17, 4.0.3, and 4.1.0.beta2 have been released! - These are security fixes that you should grab even if you're not ready to move up a version.

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By 37signals of Signal vs. Noise 2 months ago.
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Besides having great visual taste and talent, you must write well-structured HTML / CSS. Basic Javascript or Rails skills are a plus, but not required. Experience designing for iOS and Android is also a plus. Great writing skills are required.

At Basecamp you'll be working with great people . Friendly, talented, original folks from dozens of cities around the world. The people who work here have a wide variety of interests and interesting life experiences. You'll …

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…database design, SQL.

Extensive experience with JavaScript, AJAX, CSS and HTML

Experience with Agile methodologies

Working knowledge of version control systems, SVN, Git.

Experience with test driven development

Knowledge of Eclipse would be an advantage

Knowledge of Linux would be an advantage Salary 50k

Send your resume to contactus@dynamic50.com or give us a call on 02032862879

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WATCH THIS IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A WEB DEVELOPER! - Web Development Career advice

What I wish I knew starting out! Lots of links, including 2 weeks free video lessons on this blog post: http://webdev.willstern.com/so-you-wanna-learn-web-development/

Videos mentioned here: HTML 101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JluqTojuME CSS 101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBi8Obib0tw Javascript 101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZBCTc9zHtI Github/Terminal 101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKg7e37bQE Bootstrap 101: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-Ntkc836w

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On Lee Munroe 3 months ago.
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How to use it (and inline CSS)

Unfortunately most email clients require your CSS to be inline. Or at least it should be inline if you want it to look right.

If you're using a marketing service like Campaign Monitor or Mailchimp, they will usually put your CSS inline for you, so you can use the email.html template as is.

If you are sending HTML emails yourself or using a transactional email service like Mailgun, you'll have to put the CSS inline first. When you're …

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