Author Archives: Jeff Waugh

URL shortening library split off, now more spiffy

Tearing code out of a project is immensely satisfying. Yesterday, I tossed out Denby’s ugly URL shortening mess in order to create a (much nicer!) library version: node-shorturl. The screenshot below illustrates how Denby uses it in the most simple … Continue reading

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What do you need to use Denby full time?

As Denby is adopted beyond our cadre of keenly interested alpha testers, users are less likely to be forgiving of faults or crucial feature absence, so I’d like to see how much of the low-hanging fruit I can pick off before … Continue reading

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And for amusement value, here’s an early twitbox prototype:

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The Denby command line… what-the-what?!

Yes, Denby has a command line. No, you don’t have to use it. But it’s incredibly quick and convenient for development… which is still ultimately a win for users who don’t (want or need to) care about it! The client … Continue reading

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Post-hiatus update screencast

Icky, sticky, yucky Flash because I having trouble getting WebM to work here. Download the WebM version of the screencast if you’d prefer not to use Flash. (Crap, looks like both the Flash and WebM versions cut out after about 7 … Continue reading

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Check out my live, bleeding-edge, read-only demo!

While I’m doing a bunch of plumbing deep down in Denby’s infrastructural guts — much of it involving contributions to the Node libraries we rely on — you should check out the live, bleeding-edge, read-only demo: https://app.hellodenby.com/ ← early prototype … Continue reading

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Korean and Japanese popping up in the search column, beautifully rendered. 🙂

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The surrounding border is actually a <fieldset>, so the whole widget looks ripe for text entry (and accepts clicks to focus the <textarea>)… the only remaining hint that this is not true? The resize grabby at the bottom right of the … Continue reading

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