Archive for September, 2007

Alex Russell’s @importRule

September 21st, 2007 by Cedric Savarese

So Alex Russell (of Dojo fame), not too happy about where CSS3 is going, suggests of a few more important things that should be considered for inclusion in the CSS standard. For instance, an @importRule directive.

Several commenters have pointed out that @importRule would not be that useful since you can already assign more than one CSS class to an element.

However, having (apparently) some time to waste this morning, I thought it would be interesting to implement this pseudo css rule anyway.

Here’s the example page, with a short explanation of the (very simplistic) javascript:

Again, I’m not claiming that this is very useful, but if one wanted to create a javascript css post-processor, that would be a good way to start.

Getting ready to launch the new

September 10th, 2007 by Cedric Savarese started two years ago as a free form building tool and a repository for an open-source javascript library for web forms. It has since evolved into a commercial web application with thousands of customers using it to process their web forms and collect data. Yet, many aspects of the site still bore the mark of its early days and it became soon apparent that the whole application needed an overhaul.

After months of work, the new is nearing completion.

This new version is a complete re-write, and since it is hosted on a completely separate platform, we are looking forward to a very smooth transition, with the two versions running concurrently for as long as necessary.

The feedback from the early beta-testers is pretty good. There are also plenty of new (and long requested) features, so I’m confident that our users will be happy with the new version.

I will also look at the traffic and conversion numbers attentively anxiously. In theory, the new site should perform much better, but sometimes what sells is really not what you think, so it will be interesting to compare the numbers. I’ll try to post my findings here.