Another reason why I hate Android

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I’m sitting here at work wondering why this Mobile Framework that I’m developing works flawlessly on my iOS Simulator and on my iPhones and iPad, but literally doesn’t even have my stylesheets on Android.

Turns out—ready for this?

Turns out that I stash my framework in a folder called _framework. And you’ll never guess which folder of files wasn’t reading!

Seriously. Everyone goes on and on about how Android is better than the mobile Apple OS.

  1. I hate programming for every splintered version out there (over 30% are still running such an obsolete, two versions ago version of Android)
  2. I hate that I literally wasted three hours trying to figure out that when I renamed _framework to framework everything worked fine! IT DIDN’T WORK BECAUSE OF A STUPID UNDERSCORE. AND NOW IT WORKS.
  3. Actually, that’s a lie. Because now I’m getting errors with DOM elements not being found, even though there they are in my Chrome Desktop environment, and also on all the iOS devices!!!!!!!

/rant

iOS, I love you. I love you because you take the time to be as stable as possible. You run on, at most, six different devices.  And people don’t say of you, “Just don’t upgrade the OS.” And I love you because when I program something for you, I don’t have to worry about you not working.

For all interested, once I’ve had a successful deployment of this MOB Framework, I will release it. Maybe you’ll try it out. Maybe you’ll love it.

I made a 3D bar graph using just HTML and CSS


(tap on the graph to reset the animation)

I’m all proud of myself for making this. It’s actually for work, where I build specialised digital presentations for iPads, so this really only works on browsers like Safari and Chrome. I also threw together some Firefox support, but this only works in the latest and coolest of browsers, so if you have, like, Firefox 4 or almost any version of Internet Explorer, this won’t work.

I had some help. This article at Codrops gave me the initial idea. But, like other “3D CSS Bar Graph” articles I found, all of them create the illusion of 3D by creating triangular borders around the bars.

That is not my desired goal as it’s not built in a 3D space, so I cannot rotate around the view. So, I made my own. Continue reading “I made a 3D bar graph using just HTML and CSS”

What’s the best environment for developing websites?

I used to use Dreamweaver. Made it up to CS5.5 thanks to various jobs and stuff. At my current job they have Dreamweaver CS5.5, but lately I’ve been using my Mac for other projects, like at home and stuff.  I use Coda, because it has built-in FTP and it’s easy to use. I wish I could install it on my computer at work, but they seem to not allow installing software.

And, well, that’s for the best.

Anyway, inspired by this post on LinkedIn, I decided to ask you, the readers to this little blog, what your opinion is on the matter. I actually set up a poll on the right to answer. So, I’ll just sit back and await the responses.

If you answer OTHER, please add a comment below or write me on Twitter (@jayv and follow me coz I recently went private). I’ll add the option and let you know so you can change your vote. The plug-in I use (UPM)  doesn’t allow one to add poll answers.

So guess what I did this week!

It’s part of an iPad app for people in the pharmaceutical industry. You see, when you drag the little slider thing from Partial to Full, the image, which starts off at slightly healthy skin, gradually fades into horrible bloody flesh wound. It’s pretty rad stuff. Until I forget that the real life images are still on the computer screen when I come back to eat my lunch.