Posts Tagged “html”

  • Clickable wiki links in the nvALT preview

    I worked this very short script up last night to help a friend scratch an itch. It allows the HTML preview window in nvALT to show [[wiki links]] as clickable text that will jump to linked notes in the editor.…

  • HTML5/Canvas awesomeness

    For as much as I follow web technologies, I really didn't comprehend the full extent of possibilities until very recently. To that end, David Walsh has curated a great list of demos. Warning: they may explode your brain.…

  • Emmet for Cheaters

    Ok, first, if you ever work with HTML or CSS and you haven't seen Emmet yet, take a minute and check it out. I'll wait.…

  • Web excursions: September 5, 2012
  • Sparkup System Service, HTML shorthand everywhere

    I'm shocked that this hasn't been done before. I'm sure it has, really, but my searches didn't turn anything up...…

  • Seriously easy HTML5 video encoding

    NOTICE: I am officially recanting any endorsement for Easy HTML5 Video. Read the comments below to find out how bad they are at licensing and customer service. For now, let's stick with Miro or our own ffmpeg scripts.…

  • Quick Tip: Extracting Mac App Store reviews as text

    Quick tips are random posts regarding something I discovered on my way to something bigger. They usually get longer than "quick" would imply, for which I refuse to apologize.…

  • Automated HTML5 video encoding revisited

    A little while ago I approached the subject of scripting automated encoding for HTML5 video formats. I started using the process regularly as I built the Blogsmith Bundle video site. Pretty soon I got some help from friend and TUAW editor Mike Rose, and working together we refined the script and improved the speed tremendously. It was built for use on Mac OS X, but with just a few lines modified, it should work on any *NIX system.…

  • Automating HTML5 video encodes

    I spent an inordinate amount of time not doing useful things today. During this non-productivity bender, I got a little obsessed with making the HTML5 video encoding process easier. I've been working on a tutorial site for the Blogsmith Bundle, so this whole deal needed to be sped up. I came out with a script which, when combined with the right command line utilities, takes 90% of the manual labor out of creating the multiple formats needed.…

  • Quick Link: Sparkup rocks my world a little

    I just discovered Sparkup (via NetTuts+). It adds the one thing I find lacking in Zen Coding: the ability to traverse backward in a shortcut (among several other improvements).…

  • Quick notes on cross-browser HTML5 video

    I've been doing some screencasts lately, and have wanted to post them as HTML5 videos in many cases. I also wanted to serve them from my Cloudfront CDN. This is not a how-to post, just some things I learned that I couldn't find existing answers to. For an excellent primer, see Video On the Web from Dive Into HTML5.…

  • A TextMate Command for fast abbr tags

    I'm on a roll with stupid scripts today, but it's Saturday... so, whatever. This is a quick command for creating semantic abbr tags in TextMate. It's short, but pretty smart: if your text is a mix of upper and lowercase letters, it will take the uppercase letters, in order, and create an acronym from them and insert an abbr tag, using the original input as the title attribute. If it's one of a couple other scenarios, it will give you the abbr tag setup with your cursor in a logical place to…

  • Targeting and filtering IE with relative ease

    I just read a blog post by James Scariati regarding a method to target every version of IE from a single stylesheet. The idea was to add a wrapper div with a specific class using conditional comments, allowing you to target IE6 using CSS specificity rather than separate stylesheets. The commenters took it a bit further, and I decided to test out a slight permutation.…