A Simple Device Diagram for Responsive Design Planning | Metal Toad Media

There are an ever-increasing number of devices with different screen resolutions to take into account with a responsive design, so we put together a simple but handy diagram that lists the most common device widths as of the present, along with overlays for potential device width ranges. A big shout out to creative partner Sisu for the inspiration to put this together.

Originally posted on April 11, 2012 at 06:05PM at A Simple Device Diagram for Responsive Design Planning | Metal Toad Media

Sam’s ultimate web performance tool and resource list

While preparing for my talk at Codemania I started filling my slides with links, clearly not something that scales. So, instead, here is a big list of interesting tools and resources that can help you journey through the murky waters of web performance.

Originally posted on March 28, 2012 at 06:36PM at Sam’s ultimate web performance tool and resource list

The Case Against Google

It’s not surprising that the tracking debate had people up in arms. A Pew Internet study, conducted just before Google combined its privacy policies (and after it rolled out personalized search results in Search Plus Your World) found that three quarters of people don’t want their search results tracked, and two thirds don’t even want them personalized based on prior history.

Originally posted on March 23, 2012 at 08:36AM at The Case Against Google

Install Dropbox On Ubuntu Server (10 & 11)

This post will help you install the Linux Dropbox client on your headless Ubuntu Server and link it up to your Dropbox account. Unlike the process of mounting an S3 bucket we looked at before the Dropbox approach is a much better solution for sharing files. If you’re a daily Dropbox user you’ll quickly get hooked on the convenience of having your servers in the same file sharing loop as all your other Dropbox connected devices!

Originally posted on March 21, 2012 at 11:50AM at Install Dropbox On Ubuntu Server (10 & 11)

E-book gratuito sobre WordPress y AJAX

Hace algunos días me tropecé con un e-book que ofrece una introducción bastante completa al trabajo con AJAX sobre WordPress, adecuadamente titulado WordPress & AJAX. An in-depth guide on using Ajax with WordPress, que se puede descargar gratuitamente en su totalidad, junto con sus ejemplos de código.

El libro se enfoca en lograr una buena base y fomentar buenas prácticas en el desarrollo plugins o funcionalidades con AJAX, y a partir de eso plantea el análisis de tres plugins. Si bien sus explicaciones son bastante detalladas, es necesario tener un conocimiento básico de javascript y WordPress, y algo más acabado de PHP.