Backbone dynamic elements

I recently discovered Backbone’s setElement function. What it allowed me to do was dynamically create a view’s container in Javascript and transfer/assign the view and its events to the new element. Using jQuery within the view initialize event: this.el = $(‘<div id=”\’newView\'”></div>’); this.setElement(this.el); $(‘#content’).append(this.el); I manipulated the this.el attribute directly, Read more…

Another Javascript book

I decided I had better complete my Javascript trilogy with the first book.  (The other two are Javascript: the Good Parts and Javascript Patterns) This is a major book for a major language.  I think I agree with this guy to a point, that Javascript is possibly the most important Read more…

New JavaScript book

I got my new Javascript book delivered yesterday.  My first thought was that it was quite thin (it only has about 150 pages including the appendices and index)!  I took a look at the first section, and it’s quite thorough; the author himself states that it is quite information-dense, and Read more…

Style tweaks

First, I want to overlay the title over top of the header image. Next, I’d like to add a third widget column.  Why are there so few 3-column themes?

jQuery book finished

I finished my jQuery book (at right) What a great book!  It was much more than a simple functional reference for jQuery, but actually walked through practical implementations of each category of functions.  I learned a lot more from this than I did by reading through Rebecca Murphey’s jQuery book.  Read more…

Snack: Dogfood

Well hello. I am finally setting up this blog, not because I really need to share my thoughts with anyone, but because I need more practical WordPress experience.  Unfortunately that means I will have to include content as well as code.  Hope it is a) entertaining b) informative or c) Read more…