My first WordCamp talk this year about a topic I personally find really important. I hope that you have all learned something new. At least the bit about CSS filters 🙂
I also added an „Online Image Map Generator“ service to the sources, that looks quite nice. For the Color-Matrix CSS filters, I couldn’t find an easy generator.
At my seventh and last WordCamp for this year, I was part of the organizing team and not only a regular attendee. But I still found the time to prepare a lightning talk. It was about a topic I see a lot while working on client websites. So here are the slides of the session:
I had the feeling, that some attendees got the point of my talk. If you know any more modern way to initialize a plugin or if you have any further questions, just leave me a comment.
Today I was able to held my session about SASS, which I first presented in June at the WordCamp Cologne, in English at the WordCamp Norrköping, Sweden. In this post you can find the slides I used including the sources and links. Feel free to view or download it:
If you have any additional questions after my session, just leave me a comment. I would also love to hear your feedback on it.
But now it’s time for the last session followed by a great afterparty and a Contributor Day tomorrow.
As I mentioned in several other articles this blog running is running on a server with Plesk. For my domain I can currently specify only one e-mail address for the domain at my hoster. But since I wanted to use other addresses I took advantage of the Plesk email function.
Since all email addresses of my domain would be forwarded to a single address anyways, I still wanted find a way in Plesk and finally found it. It’s failry easy to setup a so-called catchall email account. The setting, however, is a bit hidden.
-In April I wrote about the brilliant April Fool’s joke of tagesschau.de. It reported that the last IP address was assigned and due to maintenance all DNS root servers must be shut down for 24 hours.
Now it is actually so far. They won’t shut down all dedicated server for 24 hours, but the last IPv4 addresses have been assigned (to be precise, the last five code blocks have been awarded) as you can read on tagesschau.de.
But what does this mean? Do we all need to panic? No we do not need to. With IPv6 we there has been a successor for a long time, but it hasn’t been fully enforced, yet. Many ISPs still haven’t converted their entire infrastructure.
I am so excited with which April’s Fools joke the media will come up this year, and how long does it take until it is sad reality.
Now the time has come for the 24-hour shutdown, as golem.de reported. However only large internet companies like Google, Facebook will test their services for 24 hours on IPv6 infrastructure. We will see whether everything still runs smoothly for IPv4 users. The IPv6 Day is planed for June, 8 2011.
A few days ago I was working with eclipse (or more precisely with Aptana 1.5) on a project. I have accidentally closed a file, although I was not finished yet. In trying to open this file again I could have go to the „Project View“ open it through the directory list.
We know this shortcut from many other programs to open a recently closed window/tab. So why shouldn’t it work in eclipse? So I just tried to reopen the file useing the shortcut:
CTRL + SHIFT + T
I wish all my regular readers (and those who want to be) a happy new year 2011. Fortunately, the Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag has not been adopted, so that I can still safely tell you about interesting topics related to web development.
One of my regular readers is my colleague Michael, who has pointed me on a new shortcut in the office and asked me if it would be worthy of a „shortcut of the month“. He is very handy, but I’m sorry Michael, there are 2 alternatives to it, so he will not make it to a shortcut of the month. But I want to introduce him anyway:
ALT + ESC
With this shortcut you can cycle through the open programs in Windows without seeing the previews of the corresponding program. Strictly speaking, the currently active window moves to the end of the z-order, so it can’t simple be switched back to the previous program by using the shourtcut again.
Because it changes so the usual behavior when switching between programs and since Windows Vista introduced the great „Flip 3D“ function, the shortcut is probably used only by very few (if they know him at all). A detailed overview of the program switch shortcuts can be found on the Alt-Tab page in the English Wikipedia.
Now I wish once again a happy new year and enjoy reading my other blog articles!
For many of you this shortcut will not be new, but I didn’t know him for a long time and many friends who have been using Windows for decades haven’t knew him until recently. I also found him by chance.
The shortcut is at least available in Windows XP and later. Whether it existed also in earlier versions I cannot say at present, because I do not have Windows running in a previous version in a VM or a computer anymore. But now let’s introduce the shortcut and what he is good for:
ALT + SHIFT
With this shortcut you can change the input language in Windows. Those of you, using the „Input Language bar“ should see a change in the input language by using the key combination.
But why this shortcut is so important? In a German Windows version mostly German and English are set as input languages and German is set as the default. Many German users accidentally pressed that key combination, without knowing it. Then only in the program you used the combination, the input language switched to English. Since Windows can adjust the input language for each program, the confusion is complete when you switch to another program and the input language is German again.
Conclusion and tip
With this shortcut you can change the language at any time immediately, if you accidentally changed it. As many of you rarely or never use the English keyboard layout (since all the letters can be typed with the German keyboard layout), I’d give you the following advice: The best thing to do is removing the English input language via the control panel. That will protect you from accidentally switching the input language.
I don’t actually know if there will always be a shortcut of the month or even one a week, but recently I found a new shortcut, which I would like to share with you. Even after finding it, I couldn’t find any documentation about it in the internet.
But now let’s introduce the shortcut. I work a lot with eclipse (especially with the plugin Aptana). That’s where I accidently found the new shortcut:
CTRL + ALT + J