Highlight.js is another code highligher. It’s a bit more detailed than Google Code Prettify and pays for this in size. You can combat this by tailoring exactly what languages you want to highlight. I’m currently using this to highlight code on various pages throughout my site. Check it out.
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I’ve been playing with code highlighting with my site for a while now, and I found two that worked pretty well for what I wanted. [Google Code Prettify] is the first of these. It doesn’t quite do all the things that I would like it to, but it’s very small, very flexible, and very fast. Well worth checking out.
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They had me at automagically.
Courtesy of Chris Grant I was made aware of this great service that makes showing stuff off ridiculously easy. It does this by allowing developers to temorarily allow access to their
localhost, which saves time in terms of uploading in-progress work. A great tool to have in the belt.
In my article last week I wanted to give an overview of some of the basic ways in which we can optimise sites, primarily for speed but also for the general well-being of sites in general. This week I want to take a look at one area I mentioned, and drill a bit deeper.
In my work I spend a lot of time doing all that I can to ensure that things load quickly and efficiently. Speed is always a factor when it comes to loading content and, whilst home internet connections are always speeding up, mobile data plans vary from blazingly fast to painfully slow.
In my most recent article, on the topic of collaboration, I talked about the content of the talk. Collaboration is an important topic, especially with the work I find myself enjoying more and more. But content is only one part of the equation. Giving the presentation is an equally important part of the process.
Responsify is a project by Stuart Kennedy, a rather talented designer currently finishing his final year of University. It’s a web based tool that allows you to create your own responsive template. With the importance of content flexibility on the web, this is definitely worth checking out.
I humorously call Backbone a MVCn, which is shorthand for Model-View-Collection. There is no traditional controller as other robust JS MVCs state they have. The Collection being, a collection of Backbone Models (super relational-pimped objects, naturally).
I’ve been thinking for some time that the internet has needed more @duckbox on the internet. Fortunately he has oblidged this wish with the first in a series of articles on using backbone.js. Chris knows his development stuff, so his blog is definitely one worth following.
Simply Written is a service aimed at allowing authors to take control of their books in the digital age.
Today I’m launching a very rough and ready beta of Simply Written. Feedback on it would be greatly appreciated.