Saturday, August 15, 2009

RightJS 1.4.0 Is Out

And by the way, forgot to mention it in here yesterday. But RightJS was released yesterday with the brand new 1.4.0 version.

Mainly performance optimizations, some bug fixes and clean ups too.

Japanese Alphabet Training Machine

I'm trying to teach myself some Japanese. Well, sort of.

So I've written the application Happy-Nippo that might help you to memorize the first two, hiragana and katakana Japanese alphabets.

Looks quite nice.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FrontCompiler Updates

FrontCompiler is a Ruby based JavaScript compression tool of mine. And I've just updated the self-builds feature of it.

Formerly it used a literal based hashes and special markers, and I've reworked it the way it used numbers and arrays, similarly how the Base62 encryption algorithm works.

Anyway. Now both, compression and decompression processes work faster, and the result builds are slightly (3-8%) smaller.

This is pretty much it. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

RightJS Now Rocks In IE8 Too

As you probably know, the new version of RightJS is coming. I've done some optimizations in the native css-selectors support in this version and now RightJS is the fastest one in IE8 too. The only condition, it has to have a correct document definition or to be switched to the XA-Compatible mode manually.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

RightJS Rocks In Firefox 3.5

A newer version of RightJS is coming, it will come with some further native method optimizations and now it beats everyone in the new upcoming Firefox 3.5

Saturday, August 1, 2009

HTML Code For A Close Button Icon

Some people like use chars and html-codes as a default content for buttons and links. The idea is to put some simple character or code which will look like an icon, and later, if necessary, replace it with a real icon at the css-level. A "close" button is a pretty common case and people usually use the "X" character in there. The problem with it is that it has wrong dimensions and doesn't look like a normal cross on a close button. Luckily there is a better way. There is a standard html code for the mathematical multiplication symbol ×.

It looks like that


As you see it has the correct shape of the close symbol, and it still a normal character which you can paint with css just as you like, use hover effects, etc.