Cool Tricks with Animations Using requestAnimationFrame
If you've been following my never-ending adventures with light sensors (see here and here and here), you'll see that I have yet to make any cool things subscribe to my Websocket server. This post will be less about having the browser communicate with Websockets, and even less about light sensors, and more about some tricks that helped me when using the low(er)-level animation API requestAnimationFrame as I was writing a web-browser subscriber for a Proof-of-Concept.
It's no secret that the tech industry has a diversity problem. Women make up a disproportionately small percentage of tech company workforces, and this is exacerbated in technical and managerial roles. I won't get into the multitude of reasons our world has gotten to be this way (see here, here, and here if you're curious). Thankfully, this issue has been gaining more attention in recent years, and a number of great organizations have sprung up to help educate and support companies, parents, and young people to change the status quo. A few weeks ago, Yeti had the opportunity to help out with ChickTech's high school event in San Francisco.
6 Jquery Plugins for Responsive and Mobile Websites
Creating interesting, fun, and dynamic websites is a cornerstone of what we do in the Yeti Cave. JQuery provides an easy and quick way to get some unique layouts and functionality that work in both desktop and mobile browsers. This post will highlight some of our favorites.