Fixed Navigation Bar With Twitter Bootstrap

Twitter Bootstrap has many very interesting features available. I really liked their fixed sub navigation menus for the feature pages. As you scroll past the subnavigation, it docs with the top of the scroll window and stays there. It also enables click navigation to other feature sections.

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Everything Old is New Again

I spent some time over the weekend dragging along old posts from my tumblr blog that deal with programming. I didn’t bother with the instagram pictures or the four square checkins. After a few failed attempts to get the tumblr posts where the were suposed to be, I opted to stash them in a working directory and move them by hand.

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That was easy - Taking the Octopress plunge

Last night I took the plunge and set up octopress to host a blog on github using github pages. The documentation on octopress.org is impeccable. My only hic-up was not fully understanding that I need to run

rake generate
rake deploy

after committing and pushing from my source branch.

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Programming & Barriers to Entry

A fellow learner has posted “Programming & Barriers to Entry”. Cori has much to say in this article concentrated around command line tools, vim and Ruby. I’d like to comment on some of the perceptions and share my own opinions.

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treetrim: Trims source code trees

Treetrim:

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EF Code First & AppHarbor

Since my employer, Improving lined me up a new gig that uses Entity Framework Code First, I thought I kick off a learning side project with MVC3 and deploy it to AppHarbor. Everything seemed simple enough. Use Nuget to install the code first bits, hammer out a couple of model and a datacontext and BOOM! data goes into a database.

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Javascript Programming Patterns

Javascript Programming Patterns

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Css for Developers from Dallas TechFest

Here are some of my take aways from Eric Sowell’s presentation at the Dallas Tech Fest

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The Flat Tire Principle for Source Control

The Flat Tire Principle for Source Control

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Why Johnny can’t build a decent user interface.

Why Johnny can’t build a decent user interface.An interesting read by Jeffrey Ellis that I picked up from a @shanselman tweet. It is a reminder of why I write software -> for end users to get something done. There’s a list of questions that I need to keep top of mind when developing applications:

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