Productivity

In order to get things done you need to find ways of keeping your productivity up. The articles found here may assist you with that.

IP address-independent access to Mac virtual hosts from Parallels virtual machines

How to avoid having to edit hosts files in your Parallels virtual machines when your Mac’s IP address changes.

Posted on September 10, 2012

Accessibility checklists can be helpful if used right

Some people argue that checklists should not be used when evaluating accessibility. I think they work fine when used right.

Posted on May 18, 2011

Installing the W3C Markup Validator on Mac OS X

How to install the W3C Markup Validator on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Posted on May 4, 2011

Apache with virtual hosts, PHP and SSI on Mac OS X 10.6

How to configure Apache on Mac OS X to use virtual hosts with local host names and parse .html files for PHP and SSI.

Posted on April 28, 2011

Week numbers in Mac OS X

How to make Mac OS X display the current week number.

Posted on April 7, 2011

HTML5 Validator extension updates

The HTML5 Validator extension for Firefox has received a number of updates and is now hosted on GitHub.

Posted on February 26, 2011

Validating HTML5 with validator.nu and the HTML5Validator Extension for Firefox

How to automatically validate HTML5 in Firefox by installing a local copy of Validator.nu and my HTML5 Validator Extension.

Posted on February 10, 2011

A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

A selection of the Mac OS X keyboard commands I find myself using a lot, some of which may not be all that well-known.

Posted on February 9, 2011

HTML5 syntax guidelines

A few guidelines that will help you produce understandable and maintainable HTML5. Executive summary: stick to the syntax rules of XHTML.

Posted on November 4, 2010

The modern workplace is optimised for interruptions

In an interview at Big Think, 37signals President and co-founder Jason Fried talks about one of the main problems of the modern workplace - interruption.

Posted on April 8, 2010

How to respond to email messages that contain multiple questions

Two simple rules when replying to emails that contain multiple questions: reply inline and do not assume that the recipient will see any formatting.

Posted on February 15, 2010

HTML 5 syntax

HTML 5 does not have the same strict syntax rules that XHTML does, which opens up for problems in teams of developers and makes teaching HTML more difficult.

Posted on December 2, 2009

Write HTML and CSS quicker with with Zen Coding

The Zen Coding plugin, available for TextMate and several other editors, speeds up your HTML and CSS coding.

Posted on September 21, 2009

Find and highlight HTML elements with FireFinder for FireBug

Robert Nyman’s FireFinder plugin for Firebug lets you quickly find and highlight HTML elements that match a CSS selector or XPath expression. Very handy.

Posted on June 1, 2009

Pointing a Subversion working copy to a moved repository

If a Subversion repository has moved to a new location, use the svn switch command with the –relocate switch to make the working copy point to the repository’s new URL.

Posted on March 18, 2009

Version control with Subversion on Mac OS X

Using version control to keep track of changes to your files will make you sleep better at night, and getting started is easier than you may think it is.

Posted on December 10, 2008

TextMate productivity tips

Twelve tips that help you use TextMate more efficiently and remove some of the tedious parts of writing client-side code.

Posted on November 25, 2008

DOMAssistant bundle for TextMate

To save keystrokes and speed up development I have created a DOMAssistant bundle for TextMate.

Posted on March 10, 2008

Want to receive email? Stop using Gmail.

If you use Gmail to contact someone and don’t get a reply, it could be because their mail server has been blacklisted by Google.

Posted on October 9, 2006

Getting Things Done (Book review)

Learn how to reduce stress and improve productivity by getting things out of your brain and into a trustworthy system of folders and lists.

Posted on July 6, 2006

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