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How to style select, radio & checkbox form elements only with css

by Cedric Dugas on July 4, 2013

Form elements have always been a problem for designers, they are ugly as fuck and never match a website or app style. In an earlier age javascript plugins popped up to solve this problem, at the expense of creating new…

backbone-generate scaffolding plugin becomes better, evolving into Grunt-generate

by admin on May 26, 2013

3 months ago I open sourced bb_generate, a grunt plugin that scaffold files for backbone.js, the idea was to have an easier solution than yeoman to generate a custom scaffolding solution for specific projects.

It seems I was not the only one…

The weird state of mobile web apps

by Cedric Dugas on May 12, 2013

There are countless of articles debating going native or HTML5 for your next mobile app. But with Linkedin recently deciding to going back to native I am really starting to ask myself if HTML5 is still part of the equation…

jQuery Engage, a plugin taking a stab at better engaging blog readers

by Cedric Dugas on March 18, 2013

Optimizing user interactions is a never ending quest in software development. Fortunately in our time and age innovative ideas are rapidly incorporated and improved by other developers.

In that mindset I present today jQuery Engage, a plugin that helps you optimize…

Data mining user behaviors in web apps

by Cedric Dugas on March 6, 2013

tl;dr I got a jquery plugin that track agitated user behaviors.

Do you currently track user behaviours? Most people would say yes, if you have google analytics installed you do track behaviors, at least a form of it. But do you…

Implementing live updates with Backbone.js

by Cedric Dugas on March 2, 2013

I don’t know about you, but backbone.js always left me crave for more. It’s the simplicity of it that makes me want to learn how others are using it to solve real world problems. When I’ve started work on Clevertim…

Scaffolding backbone.js generators with grunt.js

by Cedric Dugas on February 27, 2013

Following my encounter with yeoman, I wanted to see if I could easily create my own generators with Grunt. Not because yeoman ones were bads, they are in fact pretty good, but I just do not work exactly like Yeoman…

Yeoman and friends

by Cedric Dugas on February 26, 2013

Isn’t it every developer dream to have his own command line & scaffolding tool? Do we really save time by creating and using those? I’m not quite sure but I certainly feel fancy when I use them.

Enter Yeoman, a tool…

Death to monolithic libraries

by Cedric Dugas on February 7, 2013

If you write code for the web you have dealt with them, gigantic libraries that does everything for you in one nice package. I’m not talking about utilities libs & frameworks like jQuery and backbone. I’m talking about Lightboxes, sliders,…

The jQuery 1.9 & 2.0 upgrade awkwardness

by Cedric Dugas on January 23, 2013

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…