Surf the Dream A discourse of links and articles from Justin Avery

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  1. Transparent Solar Panels Are “The Wave of the Future”

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    Last night I watched Grand Designs where a guy went £90k over his £160k budget during his house build specifically because he kept adding the latest and greatest stuff as he built the house. Triple glazing went to quadruple glazing, cladding tripled, the boiler was a lower power state of the art blah blah blah.

    This is exactly what would happen if I built a house and would likely cause Laura to leave me in the process ;)

    These new solar panels are a prime example of the kind of thing that I would end up covering our house in, and costing us a fortune. If I could I would have them everywhere, and drive an electric car (Tesla of course), but for now on our budget I’ll stick with what we’ve got.

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  2. The Pain of Duplicate Scripts

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    Duplicate scripts on a page means multiple downloads (for Firefox) and a performance hit. You can help this by following Facebooks lead and opting out of an async load if the script element is already in place with if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;}

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  3. Adobe Edge Reflow | Edge Tools & Services | Adobe & HTML

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    Adobe are releasing their next suite of products and some of the focus is on responsive design. The Reflow tool kind of reminds me of an existing grid tool that allows you to set responsive layouts, however this is a little more hi-fidelity. Since the release of Adobe Shadow I’ve started to admire the Adobe stuff again, but I am still wary that tools like reflow will produce superfluous code which outweigh it’s usefulness.

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  4. CSS-Only Sticky Headers for Tables, Using ‘position: sticky’

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    What’s neat about this is that you get the effect of the static table headers by introducing a few lines of css. No jQuery, no weird css that breaks the semantic intent of the content, and no javascript handlers built off scroll events. It’s not ready for prime time just yet, but it’s worth keeping in mind as you take on new projects.

    http://charliepark.org/css-only-sticky-headers/

Surf the Dream is a blog that has been running since the mid 2000's when it started on BlogSpot. Over the years it's been rebranded as justinavery.me (now my resume) and JaveryDesign.com (which now redirects back to this site).

I offer consultation services through Simple Things, produce a range of high quality pocket notebooks(including a Solar System Notebook, Space Notebook, and a Guitar Notebook), write about the Universe and run a responsive web design knowledge hub and a RWD Weekly Newsletter.