The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.

Wordpress-from-Photoshop/Illustrator

Wordpress-from-static HTML

Wordpress-from-Photoshop

Touchable area of Screen Sizes

In my ever-present attempt to describe the tablet market-frenzy, and understand what makes “the best” tablet, I’ve compiled some numbers. I’ve had these around for awhile, but with hearing the recommendation of 30 pixels minimum for buttons (and having a horrendous time on the smallest of buttons on all sizes of honeycomb tablets) I figured I should figure out just how small one is supposed to touch:

(pixels) (pixels) (inches) (inches) (inches) (inches)
mm=30px button DPI px x px y screen diag screen x screen y screen Area screen ratio
IMac 27 7.00 108.8 2560 1440 27 23.53 13.24 311.5 1.8
macbook 6.56 116.1 1280 800 13 11.02 6.89 76.0 1.6
mac air 13 5.83 130.6 1440 900 13 11.02 6.89 76.0 1.6
ipad 5.77 132.0 768 1024 9.7 5.82 7.76 45.2 0.8
xoom 5.10 149.4 1280 800 10.1 8.56 5.35 45.8 1.6
iphone3 4.62 164.8 320 480 3.5 1.94 2.91 5.7 0.7
galaxy tab 7 4.49 169.5 1024 600 7 6.04 3.54 21.4 1.7
captivate 3.27 233.2 480 800 4 2.06 3.43 7.1 0.6
iphone4 2.31 329.7 640 960 3.5 1.94 2.91 5.7 0.7

Apparently, the standard 4″ Android phone holds the smaller of sizes at 3.3mm. That’s not impossible, but considering my index finger is 4-5x the area, the 27″ iMac dot-pitch is closer to finger-sized. But comparing the 7″ to 10″ tablets, the difference is less than a single mm (.6mm). Oddly enough, that’s the same size differential between the iPad and the 10″ android tablet (making the 7″ tablet 1.28mm “harder to touch”). Winner? iPad. (again.) *sigh*.

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