Category Archives: tip

Bringing this Site out of Mothballs!

After nearly a three-year hiatus, I will attempt to kickstart this old blog, and see if anyone is still out there. Now where did I put that engine crank… Continue reading

Help kids play like we used to play

A good friend of mine, , and a group of his friends are running a Kickstarter campaign to provide NYC kids with an open, free and creative playground environment, aptly called play:ground. Please watch their video and consider contributing to … Continue reading

How to use dynamic variables in a Grunt config file

Grunt is a powerful tool, but can seem limiting when you need dynamic values or options. But it’s actually really easy to pass data to Grunt and have it do just about anything you want, dynamically! Continue reading

How to provide accessibility for the abbr element on touch devices

The abbr element is extremely useful for usability and for accessibility. But natively the abbr element relies on a :hover state to reveal an abbreviation’s definition, and :hover states do not work well on touch devices. So I decided to try to find a way to make the abbr element more accessible on touch devices. This is that story… ;-) Continue reading

A better Windows command line experience: Comparing PowerCmd vs. Console2 vs. ConsoleZ vs. ConEmu Vs. Cmder

A short while ago I wrote a post about Console2. Then a reader suggested I try ConEmu or Cmder. So I did. Then I also tried PowerCmd and ConsoleZ. Here is what I thought of each, and which I recommend for you. Continue reading