I’ve run into several IE quirks in my time, but this is the first stumper I’ve had since IE8. The symptom was content not appearing below the header, but styles and content above that were loading fine. In addition this error did not show up on local test environments, even when emulating the same version of IE (9). On top of that some computers the client was using worked fine, while others did not.
This all began after working on some functionality that (for once) I could not find a suitable plugin for. Figuring it was a good opportunity to finally write a small jQuery plugin I did some quick research into the process for creating and publishing one. It has been quite awhile since I looked into the process of creating a plugin. In that time the jQuery Plugin Registry has greatly improved, along with the support and documentation for creating them.
The first of the year is the generally accepted time of rebooting. Whether it’s evaluating the current situation, creating goals for the new cycle, or comparing it to earlier cycles, it’s hard to avoid reflecting at least a little during this time. Though I typically prefer rolling in changes kaizen style into the cinnamon swirl of my life, plopping a line in the sand for some things I’ve slacked on may do me some good. Hopefully around this time next year I’ll be able to look back and this post and say “hey, I did some of those things.” That or I’ll realize my cinnamon swirl has become a bit lumpy, and I probably need to focus.
- Publish a mobile app
- Poke around with backbone.js, ember.js, whateverlooksmostinteresting.js
- Publish either a Python or Ruby project
- Read at least 2 books per month (one tech, one fun)
- Stand up more often
Now that the easy part’s done time to get to work.
Some time ago a serendipitous day in iTunes led to stumbling upon the podcasts listing. Before this I had little interest/awareness in the medium (I don’t even own an iPod to “pod” with). But after running out of music, and needing something to soothe the ears while coding, I took a gamble on the first web related podcast that came up. Offering entertainment, learning opportunities, and discovering new tools and resources began the search for more podcasts to keep it flowing. The result was a dozen podcasts across the web and technology spectrum, collected below.
One of the advantages of developing on WordPress is the large and passionate community. This community not only helps with the development of WordPress itself, but also generously creates tools to help others working with the platform. A small collection of these tools are below.