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Contracts and Pay

I have been reading a few people's write ups lately about their feelings on contracts. Contracts are important, especially when there is a lot of money, details, or unfamiliar clients involved. I am personally intimidated by big detailed contracts, but fortunately for small "mom and pop" websites a small, simple …



Update on Various Projects

I thought I'd take a moment to post an update on various projects of mine. I'll touch base on just a few. jQuery Impromptu - Seems to be running pretty stable. Soon I will be moving the source over to Github with my other projects. Recent inquiries on this project mostly …



New to Github

So I recently signed up on Github.. it seems to be the coolest thing to do right now. I've put some thought towards moving my projects over to it. However, other than version control I don't see what the benefit is in it? I guess it will allow other people …



New Projects Section

I've been studying how I could improve my blog to meet its main purposes lately, and I've create a new Projects section on the sidebar to help display various projects I have developed. I haven't posted every single code snippet I've ever done, but it covers the larger projects which …



I'm Now On Twitter!

It took me long enough, but I'm now on Twitter! I actually had an account set up several months ago but never logged in. I decided it was time. My username is practicalweb. While I may not post every event in life, I will try to keep it up to …



New Hosting for TrentRichardson.com

I've not done much posting lately here because I've been in the process of switching my hosting provider. Not that I was unsatisfied with my previous provider, actually quite the opposite. I wanted to get all of my sites together so they're easier to manage. I now have this site …



To Share or to Buy

Before sending hate mail please read this post entirely Everyday on Digg or some other tech news site you see a headline about file sharing music and movies and what not. I can't help but think that most everyone does it (or has done it), but how blatantly people try …



Drawberry Vector Editor

Well, from time to time I venture to other operating systems and also from time to time you come across some pretty cool apps that help out. I recently stumbled upon Drawberry for OSX. Its a very simplistic vector graphics editor which even I can use! Definitely worth a try …



Shaking up the Browser Market

No new news here, just the fact that theres a lot happening now with the web browsers. First there is Google Chrome making its debut. Then it is reported Firefox's new javascript engine, Trace Monkey, is faster than V8. And now all of a sudden Yahoo is flashing Firefox at …



A New Addition

As some of you may know I am from an area where Nascar thrives down every street and through every home. Since I enjoy the web so much and enjoy racing I have assisted a good friend of mine in getting a racing website up and running. Please welcome RaceJournal …