Development Archives

February 9, 2007


Javascript Microformats goodness.

I didn't get the memo about Pipes but it looks promising.

It's like an Erector set for the Internet.

February 19, 2007

When you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

Eek, eek.

February 25, 2007

" OpenID is not an account."

Now, how long before it's encrypted with PGP or something similar?

February 26, 2007

Call it what you like, it's still Frontpage.

And it's still going to suck.

February 27, 2007

Where our standards went wrong.

It's been all downhill since we lynched the blink tag I tells ya.

"Content is not locked away in a swf. The swf should/could be simply the way of displaying the content."


February 28, 2007

A new Ning.

I'm doubtful but I hope the work we did helped.

March 23, 2007

Happy Cog Philadelphia is looking for a monster truck driver.

And you only have to work on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

March 30, 2007

Web Standards Stole My Truck.

A slide show.

April 5, 2007


Jim, this is the app we were talking about on Monday.

April 9, 2007

Google 411, a demonstration.

I have a hard time believing that this will always be free.

April 10, 2007

Bork Bork Bork!

"Feeoo veb peges oor meeel es spukee by zee Svedeesh Cheff."

April 16, 2007

Paul Ford on creating the new Harpers website.

Must read for anyone in the business or otherwise interested in such events.

April 17, 2007

Adobe enables Flash to add DRM to content.

Is this good or bad? I can't tell.

April 18, 2007

PNG color mismatch on the web: an easy fix.

Nice work Hefter.

April 22, 2007

RSS and Subversion.

A little project for a rainy day.

April 23, 2007

I love Panic, especially when the relase more software.

Coda. Get it. Don't think, just buy.

April 24, 2007

The baseline, reworked.

It's a CSS hotrod.

May 2, 2007

A community for skilled developers.

Do private communities really work?

May 3, 2007

Silly season.

For Jessica.

May 11, 2007

Why, exactly, is ALA sitting in a blog search engine?

It's a magazine dudes, not a blog.

May 23, 2007

Bookmarklet to find latitude longitude in Google Maps.

After a long search, finally a good solution is found.

May 24, 2007

Building community-focused apps with Rails.

Also serves as a great guideline for building online communities.

May 25, 2007

Vote Blinksale!

And vote often!

May 31, 2007

How do you handle day to day operations?

I mostly bark orders while chewing on cigars.

Adobe ColdFusion 8.

Wow, does anyone use this anymore? Maybe for legacy projects?

Creed Thoughts.

1up: A view of the Stanley Nickle!

June 5, 2007

Movabletype 4 is here!

Also unveiled, the MT Open Source Project.

June 6, 2007

Common pitfalls of building social web applications.

For David.

June 13, 2007

For our new project manager, who starts Monday morning.

Come prepared!

June 18, 2007

Versions: Beats the command line.

Beta me.

June 19, 2007

Content Specialist?

Uh, why not just ask for a web developer?

June 21, 2007

Expression Engine 1.6 is here.

Don't forget to snag the Pages module while you're at it.

June 25, 2007

Combining RSS feeds from two weblogs in Movable Type.

For later.

Basecamp gets OpenID.

And a multiple account switcher? Sweet! Thanks guys!

July 4, 2007

NYT is looking for a Front End Technologist (free beard and crystals included).

I'd hate to see what they call their Flash designers.

July 7, 2007

Thirty email templates from Campaign Monitor.

It's a bonus link for them but I figured it's a resource that should not be missed.

July 9, 2007

Happy Cog needs some managing.

Cigar smoking and large 1970's lapels not required, but a plus.

July 15, 2007

Half of the podcasts for @media 2007 are now available.

Thanks guys!

July 26, 2007


Nice idea. I generally do this before a site goes to HTML though.

"The position involves interfacing with a team back in the states as well as being the right hand person for our clients web needs in Iraq."

Pay $240k a year. Really.

July 27, 2007

Understanding community development strategies.

For the guys at Red 5.

MT goes to the trouble of making an iPhone version of their control panel.

The time would have been better spent improving their service.

August 5, 2007

Syncotype your baselines.

Nice work Rob. Thank you.

August 7, 2007

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards.

Sounds like the perfect reality show.

August 8, 2007

Dammit, I thought this was going to be in San Diego.

Oh well, at least Jet Blue flies there.

August 10, 2007

"If the wireframe starts as a wireframe and then morphs into the actual design, go for it."

The sentence that inspired Jumpchart.

August 13, 2007

"Are you all just dumbed down by the fact you've got a job or what?

Tell me. Let's fix it. W3C, WaSP, whatever. We have problems."

August 16, 2007

MT4 has landed.

Along with a nifty new website and interface.

August 22, 2007

"...users tend to click on banner ads that look like dialog boxes, complete with fake OK and Cancel buttons."

They also sit and shake hands of rewarded properly.

August 23, 2007

Eric Meyer is the new John Madden.

Nice work dude.

September 1, 2007

Seven lies about information architecture.

Thanks for the notes Luke. Priceless.

September 4, 2007

Creativity is an Everest.

"...the only finishes available to you are either giving it all up one day or dying on the cliffs."

September 7, 2007

Oakley is looking for a web developer.

We could almost be neighbors.

September 11, 2007

iPhone-specific web development is misguided.

"I'm just asking for more balance."

September 12, 2007

How to make Gruber hate your app.

Goto 10.

September 22, 2007


Ethan, check out the snap-back behavior.

Continue reading "Glider." »

September 24, 2007

CSS Grid Positioning Module Level 3.


September 26, 2007

US Department of State is using Expression Engine.

Get that on the homepage Leslie.

October 29, 2007

Flat button syndrome.

Thanks Safari 3.

October 31, 2007

Mozilla Labs Prism.

"Unlike Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight, we're not building a proprietary platform to replace the web."

November 4, 2007


Saved for an upcoming project.

November 19, 2007

I find your lack of DOCTYPE disturbing.

Without Jim, MSNBC would be ABC News.

November 26, 2007

How to size text in CSS.

Thanks Richard. We owe you one.

Jesse has somehow made Spaces more manageable.

Now, what can be done about the lack of a good hovercar?

November 27, 2007

Scalable media hosting with Amazon S3.

Time to start Airbag Hosting Limited.

November 28, 2007

The Email Standards Project.


December 15, 2007

"Browser." The four-letter word of web design.

Ethan on conditional love.

January 11, 2008

"I know what I need, but I don't know what to call it."

Best job title to date.

February 1, 2008

Apparently the Twitter migration off Joyent was public more than a month ago.


February 2, 2008

Standards Champion.

Dan, I think you can break away from the Justice League now.

February 6, 2008

This is the first time I've seen software delivered exclusively through SVN.

That's one way to keep the mouth breathers away.

March 4, 2008

Microsoft reverses version targeting default.

I'll believe it when I see it.

March 19, 2008

On style sheets for mobile use.

Nice work Dave.

March 21, 2008

New York Mag launches their redesign.

There's a lot of Airbag love there. Nice work everyone.

April 22, 2008

Getting started with Ruby on Rails.

For those who want to learn such things.

May 9, 2008


Sounds fruity.

May 27, 2008

Building a dynamic website with Expression Engine.

It's like painting with Bob Ross only Ryan doesn't have an afro.

June 8, 2008

Creating an RSS feed and lighting up the navigation.

The next episode in Ryan's ongoing series.

June 9, 2008

Ten examples of beautiful CSS based typography.

They're spot on with number five. Spot. On.

June 17, 2008

Sketching in Code: the Magic of Prototyping.

"Wireframes: square peg, round hole."

July 2, 2008

Collaborate and connect with Subversion.

Required reading.

July 7, 2008

First Timer.

Redirect members to a special landing page the first time they log in to Expression Engine.

July 28, 2008

"We're looking for someone to help us build things better and faster."

For Ethan, in case he becomes disgruntled.

July 30, 2008

Admin Comments.

A must-have plugin for Expression Engine.

July 31, 2008


Real progress.

August 6, 2008

Spontaneous, unobtrusive usability testing software for website designers.

And it works to save the ape population. Nice.

August 7, 2008

Building a Dynamic Website with ExpressionEngine is now at ten episodes.

In the last show Hunter was shot trying to help orphans.

August 8, 2008

Improving your design and development workflow with Subversion.

Listen to Ryan, he knows what the hell he's talking about.

August 23, 2008

NYU is looking for a web developer.

I wonder if employees get free tuition.

August 25, 2008

Dave Shea reminds the Internet why he's brilliant.

Though my guess is that Lauren is the real brains behind the code.

August 26, 2008

Coda now includes support for Subversion.

I wish more people made amazing software like Panic. Airbag loves Panic.

August 27, 2008

IE6 to die March 2009.

Mark your calendar, show your support.

September 1, 2008

Lexblog needs a Software Engineer.

It's a fantastic job for a wonderful, longtime Airbag client.

September 8, 2008

ExpressionEngine 2.0 has been delayed.

No worries guys, take your time.

September 12, 2008

GameSpy Technology is looking for an Apple Developer.

Demand to work with Col. Todd Northcutt.

September 23, 2008

Web Standards 2008: Three Circles of Hell.

Croft I can't tell you how disappointed I am that you're not the first comment. Dammit!

October 17, 2008

What we're building with Expression Engine.

Should be called: What don't we build with Expression Engine?

October 22, 2008

Slicehost has been acquired by Rackspace.

This is good news?!

October 24, 2008

MT turns seven.

I've been using 3.x for years. It's like a pickup truck that keeps on keeping on.

October 30, 2008

TED is looking for a senior web developer.

Dream job!

November 14, 2008

Social networking with Expression Engine.

In which Ryan gives away corporate secrets.

November 21, 2008

Social Networking with ExpressionEngine, Part 2.

More Airbag proprietary information given away, for free.

December 1, 2008

We're giving away a scholarship to Train-ee ExpressionEngine Training.

I wanted to hold a knife fight contest but Leslie said the lawyers wouldn't go for it. Figures.

December 2, 2008

Educating the client on information architecture.

Must read.

December 15, 2008

Handling extreme traffic with ExpressionEngine.

Something every EE admin should have at their ready.

December 16, 2008

Congratulations EE training scholarship recipients.

I'm looking forward to reading how the training went.

December 19, 2008

Dan, that's not a site map.

It's one of those new fangled web 2.0 tag clouds.

January 15, 2009

Getting a jump on HTML 5.

Cameron made a list of resources, go check it out.

February 13, 2009

Microsoft has started cheating on Web Standards again.

Why anyone thinks they can be trusted is beyond me.

March 1, 2009

This site needs more BR tags.

Confusing floating book images weirds me out.

March 3, 2009


If you live for web standards then you will want to continue.

March 22, 2009

Gridr Buildrrr.

I'd like to buy an 'E' and sell a few 'R's.

March 25, 2009

"Jesus needed my help."


April 28, 2009

jQuery Eye for the Design Guy.

Just patted myself on the back for that one.

May 4, 2009

Must have quick reference for EE developers.

Put it next to your Farrah Fawcett poster.

May 6, 2009

The perfect t-shirt for anyone who uses ExpressionEngine.

Hurry, they're going to go fast.

May 27, 2009

EE Documentation.

Thanks Kenny.

May 28, 2009

Kindle formatting for web geeks.

Saved for later.

June 10, 2009

Conversations for ExpressionEngine.

Very cool!

July 2, 2009

Dan made hisself a new book.

And of course Ethan had a hand in typing too.

July 5, 2009

Newsvine needs to help in the development department.

Tell Davidson you need a corner office.

July 26, 2009


Forgot to link to this earlier. Go. Read. Now.

August 19, 2009

Starbucks needs help with their website.

While you're there see if you can help them make coffee, like they used to.

September 1, 2009

Compiling 64-bit version of MySQL on Snow Leopard.

For those who do that sort of thing.

November 19, 2009

EE Screencasts are 40% off until November 25th.

Buy, download, and learn.

Solspace Super Search module to the rescue.

This should be bundled with every purchase of EE.

December 2, 2009

ExpressionEngine 2.0 is finally here.

A welcome move from Ellis Labs.

April 12, 2010

Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas.

Is this enough to save Flash?

May 10, 2010

The Big Web Show's episode on HTML5.

If only the live broadcast chat channel had been preserved as well.

May 25, 2010

Responsive web design.

Brilliant. Must read for those who code visual sites.

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