How quick should you animate

One of the things that’s taking off massively at the minute (and for quite a while actually) is the use of animation. 24ways had a great article on how to animate, within it there is one gem of a tip that I just have to republish. It answers the question of how quick you should animate. There […]

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Responsive images polyfill and why IE9 still sort of… sucks…

With the release of Chrome 38 stable, responsive images are here. Now of course if the browser being used to view your site isn’t Chrome 38 then you’ll need a polyfill to add the missing functionality to the less functional browser. Enter; http://scottjehl.github.io/picturefill/ From the site they describe picturefill as: …allowing web developers to deliver an […]

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Backup your server to AWS S3

For a while I’ve been looking into a cheaper way of backing up my server rather than having the hosting company take complete snapshots of it. Believe me it can get expensive doing it that way. What does one think when they muse on the topic of storing lots and lots of bits cheaply and securely… I […]

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Database backup to S3 class

I recently wanted a quick and easy way to dump all my databases to an S3 instance so created a class to do so. It’s public on Bitbucket so feel free to help out and improve it or just use as is. Just fire up terminal and use the below line to clone the repo and if […]

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Source order of jQuery Mobile – don’t overlook it

I normally don’t like doing stupidly short posts but I feel a need to publish the stupidity of my oversight on this one. It didn’t take long to spot it but still… I’ve recently been converting a mobile app to be web based and had been noticing a few unexplainable problems with it such as […]

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Rubber banding issue using iScroll 4 with jQuery Mobile – Fixed

It’s obvious and has been for a year or two now that mobile is massive and will only get… massive-er. However mobile app development in it’s current stage of evolution is not exactly a nirvana. I’ve made my opinions clear on where the development of mobile apps ultimately lies but along the way native apps […]

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Isn’t Modernizr great! but watch out for a bug in version 2!

The Good Not too long ago I was developing a website for a pretty high profile technology conference. Of course it was being built with HTML5 and all that good stuff. As I’m sure you know dear reader if you plan on using features available in modern forward looking browsers you really should provide a […]

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Tip using PHP’s system/exec command running under MAMP

For a few hours yesterday I was driven mad by not being able to get a simple system command to run at all. Let me quickly detail what it was that threatened to drive me round the bend. The database powering a high traffic site we developed for a client had become too big to […]

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