Gruber posted a video of a website that does some dodgy history insertion. Go to tgdaily.com let it load (it has horrible perf so give it a bit) and click back and you’ll notice that you get taken back to exitjunction.com with tgdaily as a query. Insert rage face here. Once past rage face open dev tools and investigate. Continue reading
I’ve been deep in the Angularjs world and have gone through the many emotions other developers have expressed. One thing that is lacking is best practice on testing, although yearofmoo has a huge article on testing which improves this greatly. I still had some trouble and I thought I’d post this to help others. Continue reading
So recently the company I work for has been getting quite a few complaints on our location dropdown randomly (un)selecting country locations in iOS6 Safari. Thinking at first it may be something to do with our code I quickly created a reduced test case that stripped everything away except for the select in question and the behaviour persisted. Continue reading
The other day Chris Coyier created a test case demonstrating that chaining together 256 classes will give it greater specificity than an id, in theory it shouldn’t. But in IE, Mozilla and WebKit browsers it does, Opera on the other hand upholds the specificity. Not familiar with CSS specificity then take a look at Estelle Weyl’s hilariously informative specifishity chart. Continue reading
Let’s face it doing thorough client-side unit testing fills me with rage, throw mobile browsers into the mix and I want to start flipping tables. There are tools out there to somewhat tackle this issue but they either require painful setups or want you to rewrite your unit tests using their framework. What if I told you there’s a tool that is easy to get up and running, doesn’t require you to rewrite your tests and allows you do it all from the command line in desktop and mobile browsers. Watch a video showing it working.
A while back Brad Frost posted a very useful breakdown on testing mobile devices and how to do it without breaking the bank. This post is kind of an extension to it but pointing to other useful resources that I have come across and used.
Frost went down the route of physical devices, what you should test and their breakdown in prices. This post will be a list of services I have come across for testing on a vast array mobile devices without having to purchase said devices. Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself wishing you could keep your client-side code readable and more importantly debuggable even after you’ve combined and minified it, without impacting performance? Well now you can through the magic of source maps.
Last year, I did a quick 5 min presentation on some of the features available in Modernizr for Web Directions What Do You Know event. From there, Sitepoint & Learnable’s Kevin Yank asked me to put together a short course for learnable.com based on the presentation. So after working on the occasional weekend I put it all together and got it launched just before xmas 2011. Continue reading