In CSS, sub attributes within a master attribute have a “-” as a word separator. For instance, it is background-color and background-image which can be shorted into background.
Getty is using it to promote some new media ideas for their stock photography. (I shudder to think how much some of the infinite photomosaic would cost if you actually had to purchase the rights from Getty of those images.)
If you like photography and want to pass the time, take a look at some of these. Continue reading
I get e-mails often of companies looking to hire me or find a hot-shot front-end Ajax-style PHP coder. It’s very difficult to help and I don’t know who to recommend.
My policy is to cast a wide net and then grill the people in interviews until they break in order to see where their real knowledge is. Others can’t be so luxurious because they’re not me. Anyone who can string a web page together with MySQL can (and often does) call themselves a “front-end PHP coder.” The variance in quality is very high, so high that I often recommend a good solid C programmer over a PHP one, because the former can learn PHP if need be.
The problem here is this doesn’t work well for a front-end UI developer because the web is a tricky business.
Caitlin started a blog about content creation in sight, sound, and motion called mediamux.
Itâ€™s just a start, but if you ever do video content creation, or just like to discuss it, you should subscribe to it.
One of her early entries covers the RedOne digital cinecamera, which I wanted to blog about but was too lazy. She promised me sheâ€™d also do a quick write-up of Sonyâ€™s 60fps dSLR sensor and digital image processor.
Sheâ€™s into cinema and video so she has a lot of insights that escape poor little old still-photography me. Her running catalog of various camera and non-linear editing tricks alone are worth reading.
Plus, sheâ€™s a whole lot hotter than meâ€¦
Neil Young has introduced his new album on his website for free. The interesting thing is it forces you to listen to it in its entiretyâ€”the actual website consists of two interacting swf file and a GIF used to track stats.
This way it won’t undercut sales of the CD or downloads when it is released on Tuesday. Pretty clever.
(The spin on this form of delivery is quite clever. From The New York Times review:
Mr. Young wants the album heard as a whole. The online streams play through from beginning to end; until the CD is ready, the downloadable copies will be available only as a bundle of the full album. â€œThat first impression is so important,â€ he said. â€œInstead of just going to ‘Let’s Impeach the President,’ people will have to absorb the whole thing. To understand the songs, you need to understand where the whole album’s coming from. It protects my right as an artist to have the work presented the way I created it.â€
It turns out two of my talks have been accepted at OSCON this year.
They are “0 to 60 in 45 minutes: A Down and Dirty Ajax Design Patterns firedrill” in the new AJAX track and “The Underpants Gnomes Strategy Guide: An Ecards Case Study” in the PHP track.
Given my penchant for working on my talk during the conference, I figure I am royally screwed this time. How am I supposed to cram two talks worth of slides during OSCON week? Does this mean I’ll actually have to prepare my talk beforehand? shudder
I knew I should have submitted my MAMP talk (Mac Apache MySQL PHP). That one has been rejected for six different conferences in a row. Continue reading