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Although I’m fairly young I have already found myself in several projects that tried to do scrum and some that did. I say tried and did because there is a real difference. Scrum is not just some method you use to do projects. It’s actually just a framework build upon the philosophy of agile software development. This is where most people go wrong. They do the framework but do not embrace the ideals behind it.
In this way only the process is changed and not the way they think about what they are doing. Without really breaking through to the core it will not be possible to get all the benefits of the ideas behind the method.
Last week I found myself a UX problem that I wanted to solve in a centralized way. It was the controlling of the tittle attribute on links and buttons. A browser renders a small box on the placed on the location of the mouse pointer and renders the title attribute content inside of that box. Although this is a browser standard in my application I needed something better. I needed better control over positioning of the text-box and better control over appearance time and effect. A side-effect of this was that I also had control over the styling of that text-box.
My solution for the problem was a new lightweight jQuery plugin!
This month I’ve been working on an existing jQuery plugin called tagEditor. It is a plugin that turns an ordinary text input field into a dynamic tag tokenizer. The idea is that it can be used as a tag input or edit form control. It interacts a lot like the tag editor used here in WordPress or other popular tools that use tags. Tags are separated by a separator (most commonly an enter or ,) and then transformed into a list where the tag can be removed by clicking on it. It is usable together with an auto-complete (the jQuery UI auto-complete works well) to create the perfect user experience.
When building a web-application you’ll need to do some sort of styling to get it looking a kind of decent. To enhance your web app you would probably like to do some more advanced styling with lots of css, images and other stuff… But what if you needed a styling system that dynamically changes the colors of your style?
I’ve designed and implemented an application that uses Sass to created dynamically colored styling for such a system!
There is a time for constance and time for change. I have found myself in a place where I needed change. The past few years I’ve been working on and off and finished my bachelor (after some extra time spent doing other things then school). After my bachelor I carried on into a master that I was convinced suited me perfectly. I was right… a little too right!
After 8 years in the Dutch higher educational system I’ve had enough! I needed a change from being caught in between study and work.