In my last post, I touched on a method to get different browsers to handle the inline-block display style. I decided to use that on a project that I’m working on now that has a few modal dialogs. Modals are usually done wrong on the web, but I’m pretty confident that this approach does it right.
Monthly Archives: November 2007
Inline-block layout solves a lot of problems. It lets you do some cool stuff previously thought impossible with CSS. It makes vertical alignment work properly. And sadly, it’s supported pretty badly. I learned a new approach from one of the best insane inventor webdevs I know. The pieces have been out there for some time, it seems, but I hadn’t ever seen this spelled out as simply and elegantly as he did it. …Read More
Software development is not like manufacturing.
Chances are wildly against getting any software product out on time or under budget. My heart goes out to project managers and executives who are tasked with controlling the chaos. I understand why many of them might grasp at ideologies that promise to solve the problems, but Scrum rarely helps the odds.
If you’re doing software development right, you’re probably doing Agile wrong. …Read More
Luckily, I’ve never been a manager with people who report up to me. I’ve been a tech lead on a few teams, and quite frankly, I find that I prefer to be doing the coding than directing it. Managing is about 10% more money for 100% more work that is 100% less fun. …Read More