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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options. While determining the length of an individual line of text isn't a herculean task, it does require a little leg work. Because browsers parse the text children of HTML tags as a single text node, in order to calculate positioning within that text we need to split it up.

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Jesse Littlewood's picture

Free Money! (Seriously)

EVEN NEWER UPDATE:

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Conor Walsh's picture

Beyond Words: Rethinking Languages on the Web

For most, the Internet is still something experienced through the written word. So much for the information revolution; we still access most webpages through an interface that would be all too familiar to Gutenberg and his ilk.

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Juan González's picture

HealthCare.gov's Big Failure

The HealthCare.gov fiasco is a timely case study in how "big" is a liability in today's age of radical connectivity. Big institutions - a giant federal bureaucracy, huge technology contractors, and a bloated government procurement process - spent over $500,000,000 creating a glorified webform -- and failed. But these big organizations never stood a chance, and smaller, more agile, and nimbler firms and processes could have mitigated these risks which now threaten the President's legacy.

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Alan Ivey's picture

What's the deal with Pressflow 7?

Anyone who used Drupal 6 at scale knew that Pressflow 6 was pretty great. It forked Drupal and added several performance enhancements, including the ability to use external caches.

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Tony Guzmán's picture

World Food Day and the launch of the new World Food Program USA

As the international community celebrates World Food Day today, I find myself fortunate to have the rare chance to reflect on the tangible impact our clients are having on a daily basis.

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Paul Venuti's picture

A Rose by Any Other Name

A few days ago, I was reminded me of a court case I'd heard about back in April, involving a company called ReDigi. The company bills itself as "your favorite used record store, but for digital music files".

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Amy Weitzman's picture

The Action Network's New Online Organizing Tool

Last week, Corporate Action Network launched an online organizing toolset called the Action Network.

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Sarah Swanke's picture

Message in a Digital Bottle

I didn’t expect to find a QR Code camping in the mountains of Vermont. In fact, stranded without cell service for several days, I had almost forgotten my phone was anything more than a weird shaped flashlight.

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Peter Sax's picture

Contextual Complexity Vexes a Texan; or Non-contextual Views Filters, Contextually

Ok fine, I'm not a Texan.

But if you, like me, have ever needed a Drupal View's contextual filters to be combined with an "or" operator, you have probably been vexed.

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Jesse Littlewood's picture

The "App Trap" and What to Think About Before Going Native

This post was co-authored by Michael Zamora, an intern with EchoDitto this summer through Harvard's Institute of Politics. For more info on Michael, you can head here.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: http://endofbig.com