Category: Code

The stylesheet is mightier…

The stylesheet is mightier than the DOM! Working on a new style for the default theme for TinyMCE to make it more in keeping with the new UI we are implementing through out Moodle,...

Semantic HTML Headings

I have recently been working on an editor for Moodle and we plan on implementing a system that limits which heading level can be used depending on where the user is adding content. I...

Mission critical tools

I’ve swapped text editors and IDEs a few times over the last few years, starting with Crimson Editor, then Notepadd++, Eclipse, Netbeans, and finally Sublime Text . I feel comfortable with Sublime for code...

Frontend Dev @ Moodle

So Moodle has recently re-organised the development teams in to Frontend and Backend. These aren’t the traditional Front vs Back teams. We have our own definition, where Frontend is everything (not just the code,...

Default sucks

As a geek, I very rarely leave things the way they come … my Windows Mobile phone was heavily modified, I’ve altered just about every plugin for this wordpress journal, my old xbox runs XBMC, and all of my computers run customised software. I’m a geek. I don’t settle for things as they are out-of-the-box. Out-of-the-box is configured for the masses. I try to set myself apart from the masses. So I tweak, customise, hack, and modify until I am left with something unique. Or, in the case of my windows mobile phone, a paper weight.

CSS only menus

I have seen a few examples of this before, but none of them have ever really worked perfectly for me – so I created my own, as seen on this site’s drop downs. But then I was asked by my brother-in-law for some help doing something similar, but rather than use javascript, I stuck with CSS.