So we come to it. The vote.
It's been a crazy month for the ABC News Online team. We were pulling everything together for our live online coverage of the Australian federal election, whilst turning out charts and reports from the data we've been receiving from the Vote Compass app that has been running throughout the election campaign. With that in mind, you can understand why I was a bit worried about also committing to giving a talk at What Do You Know (WDYK) Brisbane, last night.
I've just returned from what was another incredible CampJS in the Gold Coast hinterland, Australia. It was a super-productive weekend for me, but I also made time for socialising with JS devs from across the country and catching up with friends.
As a developer, I (unsurprisingly) spend a lot of my time in the browser. Up until last year, I did the bulk of my development work in Mozilla Firefox, thanks to the invaluable debugging tools Firebug provided. These days I use Google Chrome Canary because their tools are better suited to my development style (although Mozilla are catching up). To better suit designers, they both have room for improvement.
.ready() method anywhere in your document, even though you've moved jQuery itself to the bottom. I've taken that a step further.
There are a few developers out there such as Christian Heilmann and Paul Irish who are constantly making outstanding contributions to our community. They, and countless others are developing tools and libraries that make our work a lot easier, creating richer experiences and showing us how we can harness web standards to bring these experiences to as many people as possible. Yesterday, a website launched to let us know that we're invited to the party too.