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Feb 23, 2011

Retina Display for Mobile Web

As of late, I’ve been tasked with optimizing images for the iPhone4’s Retina Display. Retina Display has 4 times the number of pixels than previous iPhones and all other smart phone screens currently on the market. The text and graphics look amazing! This is due to the high pixel density of 326ppi.

Looking through various blogs and tutorials, I was unable to find a straight forward solution on how this is done for browser based mobile applications, NOT downloadable mobile applications. After figuring it out, I decided to post my version.

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Sep 08, 2010

Preschool Mujahedeen Squadron

Washington – A photograph of what Islamist militants claimed was a captured rebel soldier may be instead a toy figure sold at US military bases in the Middle East, the toy’s manufacturer said on Tuesday.

A Pentagon official said no Rebel Alliance members had been reported missing, and a spokesperson for Dragon Models USA Inc. said the figure in the photograph resembles “Lando Calrissian”, an action figure based on the Rebel Alliance member fighting the Galactic Empire in space.

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Aug 03, 2010

Greatest element width with jQuery

I recently ran into a problem where I needed to get the greatest width of two dynamically loaded email addresses, and give that width to a custom “select” list, so that the select element was, at least, the same width as the widest child element.


custom select menu

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Jul 23, 2010

Back to the Bay

I went back to the bay for the Voices that Matter: Web Design Conference. This was by far one of the best conferences I’ve attended because of the variety of topics. Topics included User Experience, HTML5, CSS3, Ordering Disorder, Content Analysis, Microformats, Designing with Progressive Enhancements, Designing for Social Networks, Experiencism, Web Typography, Building High Performance Websites, Mobile Web and a special website critique with Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think. Also, what made this conference so great was the HTML5 NOW workshop led by Tantek Çelik. Super cool guy without the rock star attitude. What can I say, geeks get along with geeks.

Voices That Matter did a very good job of covering a wide variety of topics to make sure to include every aspect of web design and development. Even including the much neglected topic of content stategy presented by Colleen Jones. The speakers were very knowledgeable in their area of expertise.

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Mar 05, 2010

IE6 R.I.P. you P.O.S.

ie6 funeral

Tonight I attended the funeral of an old friend. IE6, what can I say about you…

When I met IE6 back in 2001, I thought he was the coolest thing since Netscape Navigator. Back then, there was not much to compare him with. We hung out every day. We got really close when I became a developer. For the most part, I only had to please him. Then he started drinking heavily, smoking pot and got lazy. I would come home and find him passed out on my desk. I had to treat him special to get him to comply with standards. He use to say that he set the standards. I tried to forget about him, but he was always in my face rejecting my way of doing things. I started hanging out with others, but he didn’t care what the other guys were doing or getting into. He was stuck in his old ways. My new friends respected what I was trying to do.

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Feb 25, 2010

Pablo, come back to Florida

This week I attended the In Control 2010 Web Design Workshop Conference. Orlando, Florida. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a two day web design geek session that you have to pay for to attend. An event that no one dare not pay attention. So, of course I was there sitting on the edge of my seat taking notes and drinking coffee. You see, the best thing about these conferences besides seeing new places, meeting new people, jumping on hotel beds and eating better than you would normally eat at home, is that you get all hyped about your profession again. I think this type of experience brings you back to the mindset that you were in at the beginning of your career. A time when you were happy to wake in the morning and go into work. I time when your lunch tasted better while eating at your desk. And most importantly, a time of peace in the work place.

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