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em, rem, vh, vw, vmin, vmax, ex, ch… Good explainer on various CSS units – via G+

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/21

Thanks Ilya Grigorik for sharing this link to 7 CSS Units You Might Not Know About – Tuts+ Web Design Article :

em, rem, vh, vw, vmin, vmax, ex, ch… Good explainer on various CSS units and why and where you’d use them.

Recommended reading.

–jeroen

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Posted in CSS, Development, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

WordPress.com #fail (new editor just as bad as old one): Another example of the editor eating line breaks « WordPress.com Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/31

Complaint Friday…

A long time ago, I complained about the (now old!) WordPress.com editor being wrong, wrong, wrong: Another example of the editor eating line breaks « WordPress.com Forums.

The promise then was that the new editor would be better.

The big news: the new editor is just as bad in this respect (and far worse in other respects).

Just watch the text around my signature and PS in the texts below and shiver.

Lets start with the original text of my GoToWebinar blog post today:

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Posted in Power User, Software Development, Web Development, WordPress, WordPress | 1 Comment »

Some cool visual traceroute sites/mashups

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/02

It is always cool to see some mashups: apart from great examples, they also make for some good research material.

–jeroen

Posted in Development, Google, GoogleMaps, Power User, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Optimal posting time? (via: Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers? – Meta Super User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/22

A while ago, i came across this interesting question: Are there optimal days/hours to post questions in order to get visibility and answers? – Meta Super User.

The recommended time 1400 UTC is related to my blog post scheduling behaviour.

Virtually all my blog posts are either (when both apply at the same time, that is pure coincidence):

I schedule posts on Monday through Friday:

Difference between 0600 UTC and 1400 UTC

So why the time difference of about 8 hours between 0600 UTC and 1400 UTC?

That has to do with the public I generally interact with: software developers speaking English, mainly living in European and USA, with a minority in India, Asia and down-under.

  • At 0600 UTC, most Europeans are about to wake up or just arrived at work, so they get fresh content. Still quite a few people from India and Asia are up (returning from work) can read it the same day it was posted. And virtually everyone in the USA is still sleeping, so they get fresh content too.
  • At 1400 UTC, most Europeans are at work, people at the USA East Coast just started working and the rest of the USA is waking up and (hopefully) going to work. So you get a huge group of on-line people online with a high chance if comment/answer interaction on your question: great for getting answers on the same day.

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A url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error (and two for 200 and 204)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/10

Yesterday I posted this question on StackOverflow and G+: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?

Soon after that, I found out three links that produce predictable HTTP status codes:

They also work for https:

On StackOverflow very few people even noticed the question, probably wondering “why?”.

I’m using these links for positive and negative testing of some http / https handling code that needs to be good at coping with positive and negative responses.

In my testing life, I’ve learned the hard way that both negative and positive tests are core part of your suite, hence the question.

–jeroen

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Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, Software Development, TCP, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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