Thursday, December 29, 2011

Back after a long time

No idea why I stopped logging my learning activity here. Luckily, I didn't stop learning altogether. Over the last few months, 7 to be exact, I have worked on real Django, JavaScript applications, two routine webapps and a CMS. I have added a lot to my knowledge and I am sorry now that I didn't keep a record of what I have accumulated in my skill bank.

So, from today, I will be maintaining a developer dairy again. For the last 2 weeks, I have been working on the mobile version of a big website using django_mobile for detecting the user-agent and delivering the appropriate version. The good thing about this project is that I have also taken up the responsibility of styling the website. I am pretty satisfied with the way it is coming up.

Today, I have added PhotoSwipe, which is a good javascript library for showing neat slideshows on mobile devices. Just put your images in anchors and attach photoswipe to the selected anchors. I have fallen in love with LESS CSS. It would have been repeatedly frustrating had I not made the decision to switch to LESS early. Also read about cookies from quirksmode and used the scripts from there to get, set and delete cookies using JavaScript.