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Last night the idea of Lazy Load was introduced. Can anyone share tools they have used and pros/cons?
0 · March 20, 2013
AJAX is used a lot for that. Or better yet, check out JQuery since it will have built in libraries for AJAX lazy loading.
The positive would be that the page will initially load faster for the user. The con would be that there would be additional queries out to the server.
Most of the time, those extra calls aren't anything to worry about. It's just text (JSON usually).
Bob, there's this jQuery plugin: http://www.appelsiini... . It works best in sites/apps where img tag rendering is wrapped in another function that you can customize. E.g. in Rails, you can modify image_tag so that it spits out img tags that lazyload can work with. We created this gem to make this happen automatically in Rails: https://rubygems.org/g...
0 · March 21, 2013
I don't know about you, but I hate (hate with a capital 'T') PowerPoint and the slide standard that it propagated. Does anyone know of a tool to actually aid presenting without a.) requiring a lot of mucking about inside the tool and b.) dumbing down the presentation?
For example, many of the things I want to highlight exist inside web pages, on the Internet, today. And I'd like to iterate over bookmarks or snippets of that content without rewriting it. Thoughts? Ideas? Oppositions?
0 · March 5, 2013
After some soul-googling, I found DeckJS (http://imakewebthings...) which has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, it forces you to produce a single, enormous HTML page--but it's bearable and look great.
0 · March 7, 2013
A friend of mine is hooked on PREZI (http://prezi.com ) for his presentations. I have not used it, but I think it also uses an "enormous HTML page" Let us know what you wind up using.
0 · March 14, 2013
I did a presentation with Prezi over the weekend. It was okay, but it took a while to get used to. It does lack a lot of 'control' design wise. I also didn't like the fact that it missed some important 'basic' features like snap-to for elements and better grid support for centering. It doesn't help you ensure everything is consistent, which for me was really annoying!
If you want to see the prezi I ended up with, here's a link:http://prezi.com/ptql...
0 · March 19, 2013
Sorry I won't be able to make 3/19 meetup afterall. Some work-related stuff has come up....David
0 · March 18, 2013
Just curious, how long should I plan to talk? I'm assuming many people will just want an overview and some questions / discussion.
I believe we still only have two talks for tomorrow night, so I wouldn't worry too much about going long. That said, "man that talk was too concise and to the point" is not something anyone has ever said ;-D
Arg! Afraid I'll be a continent away. fortunately it looks like we've got Jared and Chad on deck to talk about Heroku and mobile web development. If anyone else has something they'd like to chat about there'll probably be extra time. Have fun!
Hoping to catch April or May's meetup...!
0 · March 12, 2013
Ack. I'm scheduled for back surgery on the 20th--which means I'll be in Rochester on the 19th. Sorry for the 2nd consecutive presentation bail, but I'll post a link to my DeckJs presentation in a few days.
0 · March 11, 2013
Jared has offered to present on heroku, Chris will be discussing single page app frameworks and Chad will give us an introduction to mobile web development
0 · February 12, 2013
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