Everyone loves the parallax effect, and I’ve been swiping snippets of code to do it for a long time, but never really thinking about it too much. You load it, set some parameters, and that’s it. I was having a little glitch with one, and was tweaking it, and I started to wonder why the effect didn’t just start at one end of my image, and end at the other end.
After all, if I don’t show all the pixels, I’ve “wasted” all those network bytes to load the data, and all the memory to hold the data.
This parallax effect is stingy with network bytes.
Continue reading Yet Another Parallax Effect, but This One Wastes Fewer Pixels and Bytes.
This is a somewhat elaborate example of how to use conditional CSS and transitions to create a fluid, responsive stack of rectangles that are polite enough to stack up when the screen is narrow. The idea is I’m working on is to have a menuing system that stacks when the screen shrinks.
Continue reading CSS Animations using Transitions with Conditional CSS, Stacked Rectangles
This was an effort to find the best ways to create email messages that contain event information, so that the user can easily create a calendar item.
The stock advice is to use .ics files, yet I don’t see many event publishers using .ics files. Instead, I saw people using well-formatted text, which gets automatically linked by email clients. I’ll look at both methods.
Continue reading Creating Email Messages with Clickable Links that Add Events to Your Calendar