Author Archives: Andy

How to Fix the Flash of Yellow Before an Adsense Ad

I just added an Adsense ad code to a new blog I’d created.  So far so good, the ads display as expected. Except: upon loading each page, there is a momentary flash of pale yellow where the banner will shortly

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How to Fix the Flash of Yellow Before an Adsense Ad

I just added an Adsense ad code to a new blog I’d created.  So far so good, the ads display as expected. Except: upon loading each page, there is a momentary flash of pale yellow where the banner will shortly

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Beautiful jQuery Knob Controls for your App

jQuery-Knob is a javascript plugin for jQuery created by Anthony Terrien.  It allows you to add knob-like controls to your web-apps, similar to those found in audio mixing software, or DAWs.  Interact with them by click-dragging on the loop in

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Beautiful jQuery Knob Controls for your App

jQuery-Knob is a javascript plugin for jQuery created by Anthony Terrien.  It allows you to add knob-like controls to your web-apps, similar to those found in audio mixing software, or DAWs.  Interact with them by click-dragging on the loop in

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How to Sign In Automatically to Google Analytics

This is certainly a minor annoyance, but a significant one nonetheless, as it is a minor annoyance often encountered multiple times daily: every time you navigate to Google Analytics (via the url http://analytics.google.com or http://google.com/analytics), you land on the hype-heavy

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How to Sign In Automatically to Google Analytics

This is certainly a minor annoyance, but a significant one nonetheless, as it is a minor annoyance often encountered multiple times daily: every time you navigate to Google Analytics (via the url http://analytics.google.com or http://google.com/analytics), you land on the hype-heavy

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9 Eye-Popping New Google 3D Graphs

Sometime last year, Google implemented the plotting of 2-dimensional functions through their search engine. Yesterday they just expanded this capability to 3-dimensional graphing, using the new WebGL 3d graphics standards of modern browsers. Check out the functions below for some

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9 Eye-Popping New Google 3D Graphs

Sometime last year, Google implemented the plotting of 2-dimensional functions through their search engine. Yesterday they just expanded this capability to 3-dimensional graphing, using the new WebGL 3d graphics standards of modern browsers. Check out the functions below for some

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Infographic: The Rise of Digital Advertising

This graphic chronicles the rise of digital advertising.  The internet has undoubtedly transformed the way media is consumed, and with it the way things are marketed and sold. Online advertising is rapidly becoming the largest and most effective sales channel. I

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Infographic: The Rise of Digital Advertising

This graphic chronicles the rise of digital advertising.  The internet has undoubtedly transformed the way media is consumed, and with it the way things are marketed and sold. Online advertising is rapidly becoming the largest and most effective sales channel. I

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Raspberry Pi, the $25 Computer

We’re very interested in the initial release of the Raspberry Pi, a $25-$35 computer developed by a charitable foundation in the UK. Intended to make teaching computer science to young people more affordable, this Linux-running, Python-slinging, ARM machine seems like

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Raspberry Pi, the $25 Computer

We’re very interested in the initial release of the Raspberry Pi, a $25-$35 computer developed by a charitable foundation in the UK. Intended to make teaching computer science to young people more affordable, this Linux-running, Python-slinging, ARM machine seems like

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How to Fix MAMP When the MySQL Server Won’t Start

If your MAMP control panel refuses to show anything but a red light for the MySQL server, you will no longer be able to serve your database-backed application. This seems to happen often after MAMP fails to shut down a

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How to Fix MAMP When the MySQL Server Won’t Start

If your MAMP control panel refuses to show anything but a red light for the MySQL server, you will no longer be able to serve your database-backed application. This seems to happen often after MAMP fails to shut down a

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Javascript 3D Graphics Engine for the Browser

The emergence of 3D graphics with the rise of HTML5 should make for some immersive gaming and visualization experiences on the web. Three.js is a flexible and easy to use Javascript 3D graphics engine for the browser. It can render

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Javascript 3D Graphics Engine for the Browser

The emergence of 3D graphics with the rise of HTML5 should make for some immersive gaming and visualization experiences on the web. Three.js is a flexible and easy to use Javascript 3D graphics engine for the browser. It can render

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3kb Javascript “loading” spinner

Another free, nice-and-easy, drop-in Javascript component for web-apps: Spin.js is an MIT-licensed Javascript loading-uploading-waiting-processing indicator that is widely configurable, smaller than an animated GIF, and miraculously works with all browsers, even IE6. As clever as this is, I’m not sure

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3kb Javascript “loading” spinner

Another free, nice-and-easy, drop-in Javascript component for web-apps: Spin.js is an MIT-licensed Javascript loading-uploading-waiting-processing indicator that is widely configurable, smaller than an animated GIF, and miraculously works with all browsers, even IE6. As clever as this is, I’m not sure

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Capture Webpage Screenshots Entirely with Javascript

html2canvas is an open-source tool that fairly accurately renders screenshots of webpages to a <canvas> element. It can do this entirely client-side, within the browser, by parsing the DOM with Javascript. Very cool.

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Capture Webpage Screenshots Entirely with Javascript

html2canvas is an open-source tool that fairly accurately renders screenshots of webpages to a <canvas> element. It can do this entirely client-side, within the browser, by parsing the DOM with Javascript. Very cool.

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