Author Archives: Kyle

USING SENCHA TOUCH COMPONENTS AS BUTTONS

USING SENCHA TOUCH COMPONENTS AS BUTTONS The documentaiton for the Sencha Touch framework can often be a bit sparse. Case in point: the typical way to make a button inside a container is: var buttonContainer = Ext.create(’Ext.Container’, { width: ’100%’, … Continue reading

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HTML5 FACEBOOK APP AUTHENTICATION VIA JAVASCRIPT

There are a few ways you can handle authentication when making an HTML5 Facebook app. Facebook has relatively mature APIs in both PHP and Javascript for interacting with its backend Open Graph API. Whether you want to go PHP or … Continue reading

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REDUCING ARTIFACTS WHEN RESIZING TRANSPARENT PNGS IN AS3

Dealing with PNG images in Flash can sometimes be a pain, especially if you want to scale their bitmapData. The problem is that Flash uses bilinear interpolation to shrink images down, and once you get below 50%, there can be … Continue reading

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DATA-RICH STORE THUMBNAILS

I work with a lot of clients who are really visually oriented and minimal. Especially in their shops, the more screen real-estate that’s taken up by their imagery, the better. To that end, I came up with a method of … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF MOD_REWRITE

Ever wonder how your blog, with an address like http://www.yerblog/2010/10/26/Yer-Post-Title actually got that content? There isn’t an actual directory there – how does it work? mod_rewrite rewrites a URL at the server level to load content different from what the … Continue reading

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A NOTE OF EXPLANATION, PREFACED BY A BRIEF HISTORICAL LIMERICK

Musicians who once loved to write Can be taken with bits and with bytes ’til their bands who played tunes that echoed and bloomed can slowly turn into websites EVERYTHING ABOVE IS TRUE – occasionally, when in the pursuit of … Continue reading

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