Well, it looks like I haven’t written since April 17th; completely unacceptable. I wanted to post some slides of my recent presentation, and get in writing what I would like to do with this blog in the near future.
First, the presentation. I talked about progressive enhancement to the awesome cwcw group. Alright, confession time; this is the first presentation I’ve done professionally ever. I think the last time I did anything like this was in college 7ish years ago. I was confident going into it, but got pretty nervous talking in front of people. Oh well, I think the message was clear enough in spite of my nervousness. The slides may not be all that useful by themselves, but if there is interest, I can write more about what I talked on. For now, if you are intersted in it, please download my slides and check out these links that I used for references:
- What does browser testing mean today? – The definitive progressive enhancement article, in my opinion. This is what got me into the idea in the first place.
- Understanding Progressive Enhancement – Great A List Apart article introducing the concept.
- CSS3 + Progressive Enhancement = Smart Design – One of my favorite blogs; Jeff Starrt goes into detail why progressive enhancement rocks and how to do it.
- Taking Advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 with Modernizr – Another excellent A List Apart article talking about an amazing tool, modernizr.
Hopes for a better blog
When I first designed this blog, I was brand new to WordPress, and brand new to blogging in general. I am happy with how it turned out, but I’ve realized that I’ve made it a bit too difficult to keep up with it. I enjoy writing, but don’t do it very much because I feel like every post has to be very involved; a tutorial, list post, etc. I’ve learned a lot since then, and want to incorporate WordPress post types so that I can do shorter posts; and do so more frequently. It’ll be rocking HTML5 and CSS3, and it would be a great excuse to play around with media queries, too. TMI, I’m sure, but I am excited to start making new things happen.