2 weeks ago I attended my third and supposedly the final New Adventures Conference in Nottingham. NaConf has been one of my favourite conferences over the last few years, hence my attending of all three, however this years event managed to come out at the top.
The beautiful thing about PhoneGap is that we can use our existing web design skills set to produce native apps for iPhone and not have to cross-browser test our designs across an ever increasing multitude of web browsers, or so we thought.
Dojo is a fantastic toolkit that we have used on many projects here at moresoda. Although we still love and use jQuery nearly everyday, we use Dojo on projects where the front end requirements are more complicated than your average DOM manipulation and HTML5 shims.
This article isnt about preaching Dojos benefits though. If you have a read of the features and benefits of Dojo you can make up your own mind. That being said, Dojo can be harder to get into since is it a much larger than jQuery.
Hence my aim here is to provide a simple, unbiased side by side comparison of common jQuery operations and how they are achieved in Dojo.
I’ve been doing some playing with pseudo-elements recently on a personal project, and ended up doing a little bit of reading up about CSS gradients. I can’t remember where the article was, it’s not important really, but I wanted to share what I’ve managed to achieve with them.
For the second time in as many weeks, I have found myself talking to business owners about the lack of care they have been shown by their agency. I’m pleased to say neither related to projects we had delivered!
We send a variety of email marketing for various clients. Recent activity has prompted questions about ‘open rates’ and ‘click rates’ and what constitutes a successful campaign. ‘Open rates’ are expressed as a percentage of emails opened from total emails sent. ‘Bounces’ are different kettle of fish which can be discussed at greater length another time.