Cedric Dugas Cedric Dugas is an experienced front-end developer and founder of Position: Absolute, based in Montreal, Canada. When he is not doing CSS and jquery (does it ever happen?), he likes to read on web usability and play trumpet. Why don't you follow him on twitter.
  • The jQuery 1.9 & 2.0 upgrade awkwardness In a recent study it has been said that about 50% of major websites use jQuery. It has become omnipresent and you can actually find job listings that does not list javascript as a skill but list jQuery. You don’t have to search far to understand why. Using jQuery is the easiest way to add […] 5 responses January 23, 2013
  • Another year in review Each year I try to do a small review of what has been going on in my dev life, but first I wanted to get out a couple of articles I written a long time ago that I particularly found interesting or just funny, let’s get started: 2011 Year in review 2010 Overtime and web […] 2 responses December 17, 2012
  • Html5 drag’n drop file upload, shenanigans used only by developers? Uploading files has been done since the ice age of web development. In fact uploading a file using Html4 and an iFrame is pretty easy and does not even require a page refresh and about 0 line of code on the front-end, obviously you won’t get a progress bar but does it really matter? Uploading […] 4 responses December 17, 2012
  • Tips for getting started with Vagrant, dev environments evolved I have been using xampp for my local lamp stack for ages. It works well, but that’s definitely nothing like my live production server. Enter Vagrant, “easily” reproducible dev stacks. Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could just give a recipe to your new developers and boom, their app environment is ready, they can get […] No responses October 21, 2012
  • Simple build script to minify and concatenate files using node.js When you look to choose for a build system, you are certainly not confronted with a lack of choices. There is a ton of build technics out there and choosing one can easily become a long mission for greatness. In my quest to build a web mobile app for CakeMail that can also be thrown […] 4 responses October 11, 2012
  • The road to mobile web application development It seems every web company get to that problem one way or the other. Should you leverage your web expertise and try to simply create a mobile web app or go completely native? Since I am currently coding a web app for Cakemail I tought it would be a good idea to do a round […] 7 responses September 4, 2012
  • SAQ.com UX overview, why and how to fix it There are some things in this world you have no choice to live with, for us Quebec citizens, the SAQ is one of them. You see, in Quebec selling alcohol is illegal, only our government can do that. As you can guess, since they are the only one selling imported wines and hard liquors, they […] No responses July 11, 2012
  • Being a short burst coding guy One thing that is starting to be clear as I evolve into web programming is that I have a lot of problems with personal projects that take more than 3 months from start to “finish”. My GoDaddy account could tell you this, the domains tab is a land of broken dreams & unfinished projects. Some […] 11 responses June 12, 2012
  • WeddingDeck, 3 months after Here we are 3 months after I launched my mvp, let’s start with the good news, I currently got more than 1700 users. Really cool if you think I am doing marketing just by myself. If you followed last posts you know that Google Chrome is a big part of that users count success, I […] One response May 10, 2012
  • Backbone View-Model Binding This article briefly discusses how the Backbone.View class is normally used and then introduces a new class that helps makes it easy to synchronize your models and views. The Backbone.View class helps you do a couple of important things that I’ll discuss in very brief detail:  (I assume that you are already familiar with Backbone.Views) […] No responses April 30, 2012