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Mediabuffer - Buffer HTML5 Audio/Video for Uninterrupted Playback

Mediabuffer - Buffer HTML5 Audio/Video for Uninterrupted Playback

I’m currently working on a side project (coming soon, hopefully!) that uses HTML5 audio. Working locally everything was fine but when I tested on the server I ran into a problem caused by the fact that the audio takes a few seconds to load properly and start playing. That made me realise I hadn’t considered what would happen on a… read more →

A Simple Helper for JavaScript Debugging via console.log

A Simple Helper for JavaScript Debugging via console.log

If you’re working with JavaScript in the browser, sometimes the easiest way to know what’s going on is to use console.log to output variable values or other status updates. But as the thing you’re working on gets more complicated you can have a lot of logging going on. It’s helpful to be able to visually differentiate the different messages and/or… read more →

An Easy Way to Include a Comment at the Top of Your JavaScript in CodeKit

An Easy Way to Include a Comment at the Top of Your JavaScript in CodeKit

Don’t judge me, but I’ve only just started getting to grips with SASS. To help with the process I’ve been using CodeKit and loving it. As well as compiling my SASS stylesheets I have it set to concatenate and minify my JavaScript too. So my main JavaScript file looked like this: /*! * * Example JavaScript * By Kris Noble… read more →

A Quick and Easy Way to a Cleaner, More Readable Wikipedia

A Quick and Easy Way to a Cleaner, More Readable Wikipedia

Isn’t Wikipedia amazing? Yeah, it’s the butt of jokes about people not researching stuff properly but if you stop and think about it, it’s an incredible thing. A repository of huge swathes of human knowledge, available to (almost) all, for free, any time of day or night, in a whole bunch of different languages and dialects. Truly awesome. One area… read more →

xip.io + MAMP Pro = Super-Easy Local Network Testing

xip.io + MAMP Pro = Super-Easy Local Network Testing

I’m sure I don’t need to extol the virtues of working locally via MAMP Pro. One thing that has always annoyed me though is that to test on devices other than my main box, I’d have to either upload the files to a server or fiddle with something like DynDNS. Recently though, I discovered xip.io. It’s a neat little service… read more →

Using Bitbucket for Automated Deployment of Multiple Repositories

Using Bitbucket for Automated Deployment of Multiple Repositories

I’ve recently started using Bitbucket as a kind of off-site backup for my Git repos - it works beautifully with SourceTree as you can have all commits pushed to the “origin” repo by default. Lovely. Usually I work locally with MAMP, pushing updates to a staging server if I need to show the client or something. Before now, I did… read more →

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