23 Jan 2012
I ran into a great post on the PHP devnetwork forums here talking about some tactics to protect your forms without using Captcha.
First is the Honeypot method. The idea is to add a field to the form that bots would likely fill out but that is a hidden element on the form that should remain blank. twindev explains:
13 Jan 2012
10 Jan 2012
I got a report that a long link was overflowing in Chrome 16 and Safari 5.1:
2 Nov 2011
The new Add-On SDK for Firefox rocks! It is so easy to create and test using the cfx command line utility.
One thing that is conspicuously absent is the ability to add a button to the navigation toolbar. You know, the toolbar that holds the URL bar and bookmarks button. It took a fair amount of research and trial and error, but it turns out to be a small bit of code.
8 Sep 2011
This month the W3C came out with a brand new working draft for CSS Conditional Rules (W3C Draft).
Conditional rules are basically @-rules that apply CSS only when certain conditions are met. The most powerful is the
@supports condition. You might be able to guess how it works by looking at the example below.
7 Sep 2011
The following are some DOs and DON'Ts for writing emails in the tech world.
31 Aug 2011
--enable-benchmarking flag, it makes use of a native microsecond timer.
24 Aug 2011
Today Mozilla announced their proposal for providing phone-like functionality to the browser in this hacks.mozilla.org article. Their goal is to provide "basic HTML5 phone experience within 3 to 6 months."
22 Aug 2011
In his example, author Stoyan Stefanov takes a layered Photoshop file, shows and hides certain layers, and saves the resulting image to a .png file. The files he saved were charts of guitar chords--156 images saved in an instant.