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ArtLung posts tagged with “webdev”


  • Remember when we used to link to things?

    So here’s a link to Doc Searls:¬†Enough Alreadies, who said about leaving Quora: Even if something gets a lot of notice, the news cycle is hardly longer than Now, and the sense of having done something quickly disappears. The beautiful blog about aging with style Advanced Style posts Volunteer with Meals on Wheels, which sounds…


  • “Leverage browser caching”

    I was looking at Google Pagespeed Insights results today for my website today. And I got this feedback: Leverage browser caching Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network. Leverage browser caching…


  • Blog Post Visualization + Code

    I’ve been doing maintenance galore on this site. I have a hand-written theme and I’ve been doing things like returning the footer to a good shape and sweating the responsive details of it. I first wrote that code in 2010 but I’ve adapted it to be a bit better and now am using CSS Grid…

  • Google AMP Considered Harmful

    So there’s this open letter right now on ampletter.org regarding Google AMP. AMP is well intentioned but a terrible solution to the problem of page bloat on the web and optimizing pages for mobile. I’ve been tweeting about this for a long time, but have somehow not blogged about it. Well, I’m signing onto the…

  • Amazon S3 1,000,000,000,000

    Some years ago I started using Amazon S3 as a kind of CDN for images here on ArtLung.com. It’s worked out well for me. Amazon S3 holds all KINDS of content. And they’re filling up with stuff. No less a personage then Jeff Bezos posted to the Amazon Web Services blog saying: Amazon S3 –…


  • Flash, 1997

    Speaking of reclamation projects. Well, were we? Another blast from the past is in here at artlung.com/flash where you can see my Flash work from 1997. There’s even an .spl file! (.spl was the extension for FutureSplash files. .swf was the new .spl file).


  • Richard Gate (and jQuery)

    Richard Gate is my brother-in-law. I’ve mentioned him once before. I put together a website for him in February 2007. I think it’s a great little site that does precisely what it needs to. It introduces you to an artist’s work. I worked with him this week to provide something interesting on the main richardgate.com…


  • Firefox Tilt

    This is a screenshot of a somewhat useful, great looking web development tool. It’s called Tilt and it’s an add-on for Firefox. What it does is visualize the various elements, or tags on an HTML page in a 3-D space. You can interact with it and click to see what HTML and CSS makes each…


  • Responsive joecrawford.com with Twitter Bootstrap 2.0

    Continuing my series on upgrading joecrawford.com using Bootstrap. Bootstrap 2.0 was just released, and it has some default “responsive” features. What’s “responsive” about it? Stanford has a good definition. Responsive web design A website that responds to the device that accesses it and delivers the appropriate output for it uses responsive design. Rather than designing…


  • Wireframing: Hello Lonesome

    One thing I’ve really come to enjoy is the process of wireframing. Wireframing is low-fi design for a digital product. I do it for websites and apps. It’s a lot of fun. The tool I generally use is Balsamiq Mockups, which runs on Mac or Windows. I’m doing some housekeeping, so here’s a wireframe from…


  • Visibone Mouse Pad, from 2005.

    I referred to it often. And I’ll be referring to it again now. Get one for yourself!


  • Random Affirmation

    Small project that, on click, loads new affirmations. A photo from Leah, some jQuery with AJAX, and voila. I like it. If anyone has suggestions for a “random thing of the day” type thing, please let me know. The JavaScript I code to attach the behavior is: $.ajax( {type: "POST" , url: "generate-affirmation.php" , beforeSend:…


  • Massive Sqwertz

    Psst… just between you and me, can I tell you about a new webcomic I think you should look forward to? I’ve known Brett Jackson since sometime in the 20th Century. At the time I believe he was the prime mover in the San Diego Macromedia Users Group. He is soft-launching a webcomic, and I…


  • More thumbnailin’: photos

    Check it out at posts tagged “photos”. This follows up this post where I talk about posts tagged “drawings.”


  • Using tags: “Drawings”; How I use WordPress get_the_image()

    If you’re like me, maybe you have a pile of posts in your WordPress database. I have 3426 posts in here. It’s a giant database of stuff. Good stuff, bad stuff, short stuff, long stuff. Slicing and dicing that content in a way that makes sense, or that allows you to find what you have…

  • Most Commented Page and Shortcode

    Gary Come Home (18) I am 36. (17) Listening, Thinking, and Gestating. (14) San Francisco Suggestions? (14) Ch√© the Cat 1997-2006 (12) Migrating an old Blogger blog to WordPress (12) Today: The Day (11) Posts That Might Be (11) I’m 37. (11) Mom and the Cancer (11) My Name in Japanese, 1987 (10) Are you…


  • “Fun” with Gallery 1.5.3, 1.5.10, 2, 3RC1; Leahpeah photos

    I mentioned moving Leah over to WordPress a few days ago, and that went well. I’ve been migrating over her prior content and deleting unused content a bit since then. In rooting through the site, I came across this: … which we put in place when there were folks deeplinking some larger images on her…


  • New site for Tyler

    A new site launch, for Tyler Peterson, my stepson who I am extremely proud of. Here’s a screenshot: Once again, Balsamiq Mockups has proved awesome for quickly getting to agreement about basic layout and design. Check it out, particularly if you’re a college who wants to give a talented running back, great student, and very…