HeyGraph Javascript and canvas graphing tool

HeyGraph Screenshot

To learn a bit about the HTML 5 canvas I’ve been writing a simple graphing visualization tool in Javascript.  Continue reading

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Alarmed! The Alarm clock application for Android

Alarmed! iconFor quite some time now I’ve been working on an Android application in my spare time.  It is an alarm clock called Alarmed! and I released the beta version of it today.  This version is a free trial with a limited feature set.  You can find out more about it here. Continue reading

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Character Justify Plugin

Example of Character Justification plugin

Example of Character Justification plugin

I’ve updated my Character Justify Plugin. Continue reading

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Character Justification using JQuery

Example of Character Justification plugin

Justification using pure CSS can be achieved by setting the text-align property to “justify”.  This will tell the browser to attempt to line up the words so that left the and right edges of each line are aligned with those above and below.  This effectiveness of this property can be enhanced by inserting hyphens where necessary to maintain the alignment using Hyphenator (here’s an example).

The “text-align: justify” technique is useless when applied to a list or similar column of text where each item or line only has one or two words in it.  For example in a navigation menu.  This is because the spacing that is added to achieve the justification is only added at the word boundaries.  Justification based on characters will be available in CSS3 using the property text-justify with the value “newspaper”.

Example of character justified navigation bar

I had the requirement to build a navigation sidebar with justified text for Caragh’s still unfinished website so rather than wait for CSS3 cross browser support I decided to find a solution. Continue reading

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RSS issue update

Perhaps I was wrong Continue reading

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RSS problems in WordPress 2.7

Not sure why but I had a few problems with my RSS feed today since upgrading to WordPress 2.7.  Continue reading

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Colour Run

8tracks_logoImpressed by Dan‘s decision to make a mixtape based around colours but not so impressed by all of his song choices I decided to have a go myself. Continue reading

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Book Meme

11 Vessels they are meant to protect (6)

Book meme:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Continue reading
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What Digg needs: Keyboard shortcuts.

There have been a few mumblings on social media blogs, as there often is, about how Digg has been alienating it’s core user base, possibly in favour of attracting new users or appearing more saleable.  I’m not sure how much of this is true but I do know that I am a fairly regular user of Digg and I don’t feel particularly alienated or disaffected.  Perhaps this is because I don’t do anything as perverse as using scripts on the site or blindly digging friends stories. Continue reading

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Implementing List Header Checkboxes in Altio

Screenshot of example app

Here’s a little tutorial on how to set up a checkbox in the header of an Altio list.  The minimum requirements to complete this tutorial should only be that you have an Altio server instance installed, preferably version 5.1 or later.  Why not take this opportunity to try out the 5.2 beta?

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