Monthly Archives: September 2007

Fix for Vi’s broken arrow key support in iTerm

Fixing the broken arrow-key support in Vi when using iTerm. Incorporating some help from comments I got when I first wrote about this problem elsewhere. Short answer: Set the default terminal setting to linux and everything Just Works. …Read More

Whiting out ads: Is AdBlock even Necessary?

Some people are blocking Firefox users because they feel that the AdBlock Plus plugin is “tantamount to theft.” This attitude is woefully wrongheaded—even without the plugin, you can’t stop Banner Blindness. …Read More

Font Size vs Zoom — The only thing that’s wrong with YUI’s grids.css

It’s good to build sites that handle font resizing gracefully. However, the width of the columns on the page should not respond to font resizing, or else this damages the experience of the very users you were trying to help. (I’m one of those users.) Here’s why that is. …Read More

Squish it good - Code compression for the masses

Labor Day came and I completely forgot that it would mean no Monday morning for writing a post. Hope you all had great beer and burgers, or whatever you were doing.

In the meantime, I’d like to mention something cool. Julien LeComte has released his YUI Compressor that includes a CSS minification script that …Read More