Archive for August, 2011

August 30, 2011

Mobile JavaScript Summit

Mobile JavaScript SummitAs I write this I’m attending the Mobile JavaScript Summit and unfortunately I can’t give it the glowing recommendation that I gave CSS Summit 2011. While I left CSS Summit 2011 feeling educated I can’t say I feel as such with Mobile JavaScript Summit. Unfortunately, it felt more like the majority of the speakers were pimping their particular product. I understand that they need to do so but I really expected to see some good coding.

Who was Informative

Josh Clark provided some very good information about The New Rules of Designing for Touch.

Steven Gill moderately pimped PhoneGap but he did it in an informative and useful way – and he was entertaining.

Marc Grabanski really showed some of the power of jQuery Mobile. I thought he did an excellent job of giving voice to the wonderful things jQuery Mobile can do.

This is just my observation but it seemed that there was a lot of down playing of jQuery Mobile. It’s really to bad because out of all the offerings it is the only one that I saw that was capable of graceful degradation across multiple browsers and multiple platforms.

Don’t take my word for it though, one of the products might be the right one for what you’re trying to do. Check out the site here.

August 28, 2011

Getting Back on Schedule

Getting 42wd Publishing settled in is taking a bit longer than we expected. Of course a week isn’t really that long, guess we’re just over achievers and expected to get everything set up in a week.

I’m going to attempt to finish up one of the blogs I was working on and get it out on Monday. If I don’t please stand by because 9/5 will have a fresh crispy blog for you to gnaw into. Additionally, we’re hoping to have the 42wd Publishing blogs up as well.

Exciting times in September.

August 20, 2011

It’s Moving Day! – 42wd Publishing is Moving

Moving an old house - 42wd Publishing MovingIt’s moving day for 42wd Publishing. We’re moving into a transitional work space so that we can better leverage our collective resources and create time lines, focused strategies, SEO campaigns, social campaigns, data harvesting, vetting of several proofs of concepts, and so forth. In short, 42wd Publishing is moving from proofs of concepts to actual start up mode.

What is this 42wd Publishing you’re talking about? I don’t recall you talking about it before. Oh but I have. I’ll explain.

A lot of the concepts I’ve been talking about through out this blog are concepts that have been proofed in our metaphorical labs at 42wd Publishing.

I digress though. You probably would like to know what 42wd Publishing is first.

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August 19, 2011

Oops! Did I do That?

Old Doc Harvard says –

Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.


Make sure you not only know your role but the role of the person you’ve got helping you.

August 17, 2011

User Error

Old Doc Harvard says –



If you get it enough said. If you don’t I can’t explain it.