Tinytype is a great resource, charting all the system fonts available on major mobile platforms.
Since most visitors to Abouthalf.com are coming from Google or Twitter, I thought I would make it easier for folks (and Google) to find related content. Previously, a “link” formatted post would have precious little there beyond my commentary and the link itself. Likewise a picture post would have a picture and nothing else. To […]
Since version 9, Internet Explorer has included some very good developer tools, including an emulator which allowed you to view a web page using an earlier version. This allowed for you to do quick and dirty testing of your site in various versions of IE. However, IE 11′s emulator does not support conditional comments. “Conditional […]
You Might Not Need jQuery, maybe. This site provides a quick look-up for native browser implementations of features developers commonly rely on jQuery for. I suspect this is part of the beginning of the jQuery backlash. Of course if jQuery ever gets a build system, like Modernizr, it would be possible to get just, say, […]
Rob Allen demonstrates how to create a ZIP archive with PHP 5.2. Handy.
Khoi Vinh brought my attention to a shiny new free typeface, Fénix with sturdy serifs and strong lines. Also available as a Google Web Font.
Create a static website with Jekyll and host it with GitHub pages.
Addy Osmani talks about the MEAN stack for web application development and scaffolding applications with Yoeman. MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular, running atop Node. Neat!
Apigility is a new tool from the makers of Zend Framework for quickly creating REST APIs for web or mobile applications. Apigility is basically a PHP code generator with a web interface. You run Apigility locally using Apache or PHP’s built in development server. The tool provides a simple interface for creating database connections and […]