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This Week At CDIA: XHTML/CSS 2

October 6th, 2011

Building upon the past two modules, this week my budding young front-end web developers are faced with the challenging topics of CSS floats and positioning. Pop quiz: Can you make the design seen below using XHTML and CSS only? My students can… Read the rest of this entry »

Google in Your Pocket!

September 23rd, 2011

If you have seen me around town lately, aside from barely making out the blur as I wiz from one place to he next as I am pulled in 500 different directions at once, you have most likely heard me mention “Google in your pocket”. Want to know what time that movie is? Google in your pocket! Want to know turn by turn directions to that party? …Google in your pocket. Much of this craze was spurred on by a hilarious comedian—Pete Holems (seen left).

What really blew my mind though was the release of Google Wallet this week. Sure, it may sound more like a Google party in your pants, but is it?!? Read the rest of this entry »

Go Google Yourself

July 20th, 2011

Google IconI am sure that most of you have Google-ed yourself before. If you haven’t, you should! Many of you are probably also familiar with Google’s Image search. You may have even been so bold as to Google Image Search yourself. In case you haven’t noticed though, Google, those sly dogs, have come up with a new Google images search feature where you can upload an actual image file and search based off of that (crazy talk)! So then, what happens if I Google Image search myself by uploading an image of myself? Read the rest of this entry »

Belly Button CSS Lint

July 11th, 2011

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Created by Nicholas Zakas and Nicole Sullivan, CSS Lint is an awesome web resource for front end developers! CSS Lint is an open source development tool that will help by pointing out problems with your CSS code. It will scan your code for basic syntax errors as well as applying a set of rules to the code that look for problematic patterns or signs of inefficiency. Beyond the basic functionality, the rules are accessible so that you can write your own on top of the frame work or omit ones that you don’t want. Read the rest of this entry »

Must See Sites and Awesome Resources

July 6th, 2011

ToolsOver the past month or so I have been uber swamped and as a result my blogging has fallen to the wayside. Of course time and the internet waits for no man, so there have been a whole slew of interesting sites that have come to my attention. Because of this and my lack of time, I have a stock pile of things that I am very excited about and want to share, hence this post. Feel free to let me know about any cool sites or resources that you have encountered that you think may be helpful as well. Read the rest of this entry »