Flexible Twitter Bootstrap Grid

Need more columns? No problem!

Posted 10 months ago by Tom Maiaroto.

Twitter Bootstrap is a wildly popular CSS framework and I think it's great. It's seemingly replaced the Blueprint CSS framework craze and now most of the web looks like it was built with Twitter Bootstrap. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's pretty easy to identify. Let's change that, shall we? Perhaps the biggest tell tale sign here is the 12 grid system. Not that it's exclusive to Twitter Bootstrap, there's the 960gs, Blueprint itself, as well as many others that use 12 columns. However, it limits pretty much the entire web to... Read More

Building Good Web Applications

It's not what you use, it's how you use it.

Posted 11 months ago by Tom Maiaroto.

I'm in a writing mood, so this one is a bit lengthy, but I'll try to organize my points. I want to later, one day, revisit this stream of thought and break it down into some good tips for people. I've been talking with a bunch of people recently who all are in the motions of building software. Some already have some software built while others don't have anything yet. However the common thread here is that they need a product up ASAP or they need to implement more features. They need this to attract investors, acquire users, or otherwise... Read More

Koding Review

Taking the New Kodingen for a Test Drive

Posted 1 year ago by Tom Maiaroto.

So Kodingen has been hard at work rebranding and rebuilding its online IDE. They are now just "Koding" and their new service offering is still in beta...But it's pretty awesome. There are a few online IDEs that I love, but I don't feel like they can replace my local development environment. Well, the new Koding may be a contender with its new version! All of the same old features that they had with its IDE and virtual machines that handle PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby are here. Just redesigned a bit...And there's a terminal. How does it... Read More

Better, Faster, Stronger with Angular.js

Oh, and more flexible too...

Posted 2 years ago by Tom Maiaroto.

So I recently gave hosting some static content on Amazon S3 a whirl. I wanted to ensure that, in the event of massive traffic, the site (along with my other sites) didn't go down. I also wanted to host it for as cheap as possible. I'm still waiting to see the next bill to check if my quick math was accurate. The site was just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A "static" site...But what does that mean? Now that I've been diving in with Angular.js, I've realized a new world of possibilities and the idea of "static" isn't so static afterall. An... Read More

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