Ubuntu 11.04 on the Way

Its that time again for a new version of my favorite OS, Ubuntu. It looks to be another exciting release with a major addition of Unity desktop. Head on over and download, install, and begin using it with some Gedit goodness! Then head back over here and share your thoughts …



ColdFusion Snippets for Gedit

Its rare that anyone uses Gedit for ColdFusion, but hey, I know one that does! First off I use Gedit because its quick, simple, and super extensible. I work in ColdFusion equally as much as PHP as far as the serverside goes, so I like a pretty consistent environment for …



Format Names in ColdFusion

I thought I would share a quick bit of code to format names in ColdFusion. Simply all this does is capitalize the first letter of each name part, taking into consideration elements such as hyphens, apostrophes, roman numerals, and nicknames: William "Bill" Doe or William (Bill) Doe. <cffunction name …



Creating Virtual Hosts in Ubuntu

I was doing my morning reads as usual when I came across an article on creating virtual hosts for apache on OSX. Well after reading the article I decided I'd mention that this pretty much works on Ubuntu as well. Only difference being the location of your config files for …



Send Mail Locally on Ubuntu

I develop php backends for websites on the regular. And far to often I end up sending emails, and need to test their layouts by sending them to my primary email address. But wouldn't it be MUCH more convenient to send them to an email address @localhost and keep my …



Advanced Media Queries for Mobile Devices

In my previous post I covered a basic example of using CSS Media Queries to create a slick left menu to auto hide when the screen is smaller than 500px. This post I want to take that a step further. Lets say we want to show the navigation on landscape …



Effective Example of CSS Media Queries

With the growing demand of mobile devices we must now take into consideration what the user is viewing a website with, and handle these situations appropriately. CSS in particular has some pretty handy methods to assist with this through media queries. You may have seen "@media" before, but did you …



Timepicker gets Time Zone

Thanks to Harbulot over on Github, there is now a timezone option with timepicker! Time Zones are ticky in a sense. They aren't always consistent unfortuantely, so this addition was completed with a dropdown. Not all timezones are even hour intervals. But never fear, the options are completely customizable. Lets …



Gedit Clientside Plugin gets Batch Minify Option

Since all the functionality was already in place it felt only right to add a batch option to the Gedit Clientside Plugin. This new "batch" option allows you to choose several javascript or css files to minify, and place into one file. Its pretty straight forward. From the Tools menu …



Javascript Ordering Object: Order Your Hash

In my last post I discussed creating a method to inject values into a javascript object in a specific order. However, it was brought to my attention that natively, the javascript standard (ECMA) never specifically says this is a supported feature, and that some browsers treat this differently. So knowing …