Amsterdam Hack Night

Thijs Cadier by Thijs

We're starting a monthly hack night! Every last Thursday evening of the month our office will be open for people who want to learn programming, bootstrap a project, hack on open-source or work on a hardware project.

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Sprite generation using Lemonade

Roy Tomeij by Roy

We often use CSS sprites to make a web site render as fast as possible. This used to be a tedious process of cropping images, putting them in one giant image file and calculating (and remembering) the offset. Not any more! We recently discovered Lemonade, a gem that generates sprites automatically, does all the calculations and updates the CSS. Its usage is really simple: instead of "background-image" you just use "sprite-image" (with some additional, optional parameters) and Lemonade takes care of the rest. Highly recommended!

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Introducing WysiHat Engine

Jeff Kreeftmeijer by Jeff

Since we were tired of the ugliness and size of TinyMCE — our previous WYSIWYG solution —, we decided to see if we could find a good replacement.

Luckily 37signals released a WYSIWYG editor last year called WysiHat, the “eventually better open source WYSIWYG editor”, so we tried it out. It was simple, no fancy themes or color schemes, just the backend code.

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IE8 version targeting

Roy Tomeij by Roy

A lot has been written about it on a lot of blogs, but as a standards aware front-end developer I just have to comment on the matter. Although pretty much everything has been said about it, both pro and con (mostly con).

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