24 Oct 2014AngularJS v. EmberJS
I've spent roughly two months working with Angular on a few projects. I've spent a few days trying to learn Ember, because I've heard that it's a better framework. So far I've spent exponentially more time fighting Ember - I couldn't get an insanely simple, day-one experiment to work and no one on stackoveflow could help figure out why.
11 Feb 2014Fixed + Dynamic Heights in CSS
Your web project has a fixed-height (let's say
6px) header - and your content should automatically fill the remaining height. Solutions like
flexboxare too new and don't have support across current browsers, namely IE.
08 Feb 2014Using simpleDOM
Introducing simpleDOM - an extremely light DOM manipulation library. Modeled after jQuery, it provides a handful of the most useful DOM manipulation functions for projects that don't need a large library.
08 Feb 2014How We Built Helion3.com
Every new project is also a chance to learn something new. Whether you're trying to incorporate a different code structure, design pattern, best practice, or you're trying to build a project using an entirely new-to-you technology, it's critical to keep up to date.
01 Jan 2014DHMC 2013 Year in Review
Since July 27, 2011, I've run a popular public Minecraft server called Darkhelmet Minecraft. 2011 was an excellent year, 2012 was insane with over 13,300 new players logging twenty-one years worth of playtime. Unfortunately, we were hit with a major DDoS attack in October 2012 - one of the biggest I've ever seen and one that forced the small-time local colocation company to kick us out.