Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Something recently pointed me to the following article about the Spring Framework. Although it's a long read that I'm still digesting, it sounds very intriguing. Definitely something I'm going to consider the next time I start a new project.

Friday, July 23, 2004

I just want to write what a good experience I've had recently with HTMLArea, the WYWSIWYG HTML editor that replaces textarea elements in your web page. This thing is so easy to use and configure. I was able to drop it in in less than 15 minutes including unpacking the .zip and choosing which buttons I wanted to appear. I also tried FCKEditor, but it doesn't allow the setting of text colors, which I felt was a requirement. I understand that <font> is deprecated and I should use styles, but these WYSIWYG controls just don't work well for that paradigm, IMHO. The users they are targeted at understand Word, not HTML/CSS.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Sweet! Someone just added a comment which means my blog is somehow reachable. I've done nothing to advertise it, even to friends, and I was curious to see if it would get any traffic. Apparently, it's not only reachable but helpful too, which is even cooler.