I did the conversion last week. As I’ve talked about blogs and HTML5 are so natural the whole conversion probably took no more than 8 hours. Of course, that 8 hours was spread out over a few days. Which is one of the big reasons I didn’t post anything last week. I was busy getting this site moved into the future.
As it stands, I’m always storing bits of data in globally accessible places (either in the DOM or in a namespaced Data object,) and I always have to document what I’m doing so having a standard place to park data is great.
The fact that it stretches across an entire session? I love it. Especially since it’s so straightforward when compared with cookies. I hate dealing with cookies. It feels like coding through a time machine. sessionStorage is much more modern. Convenience FTW.
Interested in the ongoing discussion of web fonts (the embeddable, fancy kind?) one of my co-workers, Colin Henson is working on a great series outlining the whole shebang. check out: Web Fonts part 1 and Web Fonts part 2.
We worked together on the redesign of CramerOnline.com where we used Cufon for headers, so it’s very topical around the office.
Quick verdict on Cufon, btw? Slightly tricky, but definitely ready for prime time 🙂
It’s with that in mind that the good press Windows 7 is getting should be greeted with great joy by web developers the world over. While many IT departments skipped over upgrading to Vista (I know of what I speak, we use XP at work), the lure of Windows 7 might be too much for them to ignore.
An older (2007) article, but still pretty interesting. I’ve been slowing working my way through some HTML5 stuff. This was part of that effort. If, like me, you’re fascinated by where the web is going*, you should definitely check the article out.
While I’ve been messing with “real” fonts on the web using Cufon, it’s still a hell of a lot easier to just use old school fonts. The referenced article does a great job of pointing out some neglected fonts that might come in handy on a project.
Attaching an event handler to the document and then delegating based on the target has been on my mind a lot recently. I like the idea and it’s actually come up in two code reviews this week as an alternative to traditional event handling.
Serendipitous then, that Nicholas Zakas decided to write it up so that I have something fresh to point to when I reference the technique.
*I’m also fascinated by where the web is and where the web has been, so I’m not really picky on those fronts.