bitstorm.org

Weblog of Edwin Martin, webdeveloper

  1. 2016

    twitterFetch: show your tweets the way you want

    A nice way to let visitors of your website know about your twitter feed, is to show your latest tweet. Fortunately, Twitter provides several means to do this. One is…
  2. Miq, the micro jQuery like library

    Today I released miq, a tiny jQuery like library. Since the first release of jQuery a lot has changed: lots of array functions, promises, querySelectorAll, CSS…
  3. Push the web forward

    On January 12th, 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Internet Explorer 9 and 10 . As a webdeveloper, it might be time to stop supporting IE9 and IE10 too. At the time of…
  4. 2015

    You are not a webdesigner

    “The saddest thing of being a frontend developer is getting designs that could’ve been for print. Every time.” When I started making websites in…
  5. CSS Secrets book review

    Lea Verou’s new book CSS Secrets is for frontend webdevelopers who use CSS in their daily work. The book assumes you already know, for example, CSS2 selectors,…
  6. Love is in the air js1k demo

    Currently the fourth js1k competition is open. It’s organized by Peter van der Zee and it’s besides a competition, also a showcase of what can be done with 1…
  7. Deferred and promise in jQuery

    Deferred and promise? What is this article about? Deferred and promise are part of jQuery since version 1.5 and they help in handling asynchronous functions like Ajax.…
  8. 2011

    Are webdevelopers elitists?

    The last couple of days I was at the Fronteers conference in Amsterdam. These were amazing days. The Last speaker of the conference was Christian…
  9. How to use the jQuery queue function

    Last week I was at a meeting of the JavaScript user group Amsterdam.js and Michiel Kalkman talked about the sequencer he wrote. The idea is very good: it let’s…
  10. 2010

    Combat spam with SPF

    You might think: “combatting spam is all good and nice, but what has it to do with webdevelopment?”. Well, many webdevelopers maintain internet domains…
  11. HTML5 Game Jam

    Last week I participated in the HTML5 Game Jam , an initiative of SPIL games and Google. The contest was held in both SPIL games in Hilversum, a ten minute bike ride…
  12. Fronteers conference 2010

    Just like the years before, the Fronteers conference 2010 was a success. It was held in the beautifull Tuschinsky theatre in Amsterdam. The event started the…
  13. Introduction to the Google Closure Compiler

    Last year, on November 5th, Google released three JavaScript code libraries that are used in Google’s impressive webapps like GMail and Google Maps. One part…
  14. Report of the Dutch PHP Conference 2010

    For the third time, I visited the Dutch PHP Conference . Just as before, it was held in the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. And as before, this two-day conference…
  15. Animate anything in jQuery

    I’ve been using jQuery for three years now in several projects and I love it. One of the many reasons I like jQuery is its extensibility. It’s very easy…
  16. Faster websites with gzip compression

    One of the best ways to improve the user experience of a website is to make sure it loads fast. In a test done by Mozilla , it also improves conversion. Research by…
  17. Introduction

    I’m a technology-enthiousiast. When I see a new technology, I want to try it, use it, master it. Unfortunately, a day only has 24 hours, from which a large part…