Jens Oliver Meiert

2010

My Year in Activities, 2010

31 activities, 0 vacation days. Mr Meiert’s guide on how to make good use of your time and make 1 year feel like 3.

Post from December 30, 2010, filed under .

Testing Tricks: CSS Bookmarklets

On complex development environments and CSS bookmarklets as a testing complement. Complement as in you’ve done everything you can but want to err on the safe side.

Post from December 29, 2010, filed under .

One Photo: Reset Style Sheets

It never gets boring.

Post from December 24, 2010, filed under .

The Secret of Web Development

Interlude.

Post from October 27, 2010, filed under .

CSS: How to Host Right-to-Left Styling

For international projects, don’t use separate style sheets for right-to-left (RTL) styling: use natural (@dir) or artificial (@id, @class) hooks instead. The only exception are unbearable performance issues due to hundreds of RTL rules…

Post from September 30, 2010, filed under .

Teamwork, Democracy, and Decisions

As great as democracy is to prevent negative outcomes, as unsuitable is it to achieve “best” outcomes. Scrapping fifteen drafts here are two suggestions to achieve better results in group settings…

Post from September 7, 2010, filed under .

On Solutions

Solutions require problems. If you don’t have a problem, you don’t need a solution. This is exactly why you should, whenever someone proposes a solution—which includes design and technical changes—ask what problem that solution solves…

Post from July 7, 2010, filed under and .

CSS Validation and Vendor Extensions: Throw Warnings, Not Errors

If you understand valid code as a quality baseline, you validate your code. If you validate style sheets, you come across errors like “Property -moz-border-radius doesn’t exist’”…

Post from June 26, 2010, filed under .

Real Web Developers Don’t Need Debugging Tools

Bottom line: Try to limit your use of web dev debugging tools—like Firebug or Chrome’s Developer Tools—in order to grow your skills. In theory, debugging tools make the developer life easier. But in practice…

Post from May 14, 2010, filed under .

How to Relocate, the Alternative Guide

If there’s one area of expertise I’m only involuntarily linked with, it’s moving. I moved 25 times so far, spanning cities, countries, and now continents; my career stats mean .81 relocations per year, or 1.24 years per relocation…

Post from March 2, 2010, filed under .

px Is Dead, Long Live px

It’s over. There is no ban on px anymore. The only reason why we as web developers had to adjust coding practices were user agents that failed to meet user agent accessibility guidelines.

Post from February 23, 2010, filed under .

How to Become a Solid Web Developer, the Short Version

Every once in a while people ping me on how to master web development and design. Given how much there’s still to learn for me this makes me blush. Chronically short on time I typically reply in just a few sentences…

Post from February 12, 2010, filed under .

WDR #4: Having Conversations in HTTP

The Web Dev Report, issue #4.

Post from January 12, 2010, filed under .

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