How To Spot A UI Guru

**gu·ru** (gŏŏr’ōō, gŏŏ-rōō’) *n. pl. gu·rus*1. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor. 2. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance. There is a definitive line between the skill set of a front-end (*what you see and do on a web page*…

Using jQuery Selectors

jQuery Selectors are a powerful feature of the framework that is essentially one of the main reasons that you’d want to use it in the first place. Those who are already familiar with how CSS3 selectors work will feel right at home with the concept of selectors. Today’s…

Think your WiFi is secure? Think again.

Upon digging into a network issue that happened the other day I came across some interesting facts about wireless security. Namely one which criticizes WEP (wired equivalent privacy) security which actually originated with the first generation of wireless networking equipment. The flaw is the result of the static nature of…

jQuery Framework First Impressions

Javascript frameworks come in a variety of flavors, they’ll typically encapsulate common practices that web developers frequently use in their sites. With the three dominant mainstream browsers (FF3, IE7, Safari and potentially even more) to worry about, each with a slightly different technique to program for, it can be…

Did you know... Facts about blogging

In my endeavor to become the ultimate blogging guru I came across some facts about just how popular blogging has become. There are Bloggers Choice Awards awards given out to best blogs in a given category. There are over 175,000 new blogs every day. Bloggers update their blogs regularly…

It's been five months and counting

… since this blog was first made and I’ve finally decided to get my hands dirty with PHP and start my very own WordPress blog. My opinion of WordPress has changed from the last time I tested out version one of their platform. I’ve always wanted to host one…

Mucking around with Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1

First of all let me say that I’m pretty geeked about Silverlight 2.0 for a number of reasons.  The first is that I’ve always been amazed at the production quality of flash based sites over the years but the whole idea of learning ActionScript made me queasy.…

CSS Management Techniques

Idealy, your stylesheets should be done with modularity in mind.  It is not uncommon to find a stylesheet file with hundreds if not thousands of lines of text which all contain the same 6-7 css attributes.  I have two solutions for this problem, one using ASP.NET 2.0 and…