Sam-I-Am's Builder Blog

Work type stuff - handy urls and notes on the trials and tribulations of a web builder.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Learning the Venkman JavaScript debugger

Right on the mark - as the author points out "most people who program Javascript are not programmers" so there's some general debugger concepts introduced, as well as a deeper dive into Venkman's capabilities and limitations.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Accessibility - why can't we all just get along?

This is the transcript from the SXSW panel of the same name earlier this year. Panelists Glenda Sims, James Craig, Derek Featherstone and Ian Lloyd discuss accessibility in web design. Its a verbatim transcription but there's some great points woven into the banter. The Umlauf Sculpture site (our entry into AIR Austin 2004) gets a couple of mentions - in the visual descriptions we added and the use of Flash. Thanks, James, for the effort in getting this online - I know it didn't come easy.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

wg:Breaking onload limits

Interesting post and comments on the window.onload problem. Everyone seems to be moving in the same direction right now and (re)discovering the same problems. I've build a dependancyManager for a current project that I can use to fire custom "ready" or "loaded" events, by registering functions along with one or more criteria or tests that need to be true before that function is called. It keeps a timer running as long as there are un-met criteria. I'll see about posting some code, but meantime drop me a line if you're interested.