CommitStrip nails it once again …
“Lunch atop a skyscraper: the story behind the 1932 photo” reminds of the picture that once seen, cannot be forgotten. It comes from the time when men were real, and the phrase “health & safety” hasn’t been coined it.
Tables on the web are always challenging. Whether you do them by hand, or with the help of a framework or library, they often carry a lot of complexity, performance costs, and compatibility issues.
Recently I came across jExcel, which seems to be quite powerful, with lots of advanced features, and, at the same time, rather simple to use. The recent release of version 3, brings even more features and improves on the existing ones:
- Drag and drop columns
- Resizable rows
- Merge columns
- Lazy loading
- Full screen flag
- Image upload
- Native color picker
- Better mobile compatibility
- Better nested headers compatibily
- Amazing keyboard navegation support
- Better hidden column management
- Great data picker: dropdown, autocomplete, multiple, group options and icons
- Importing from XSLX (experimental)
Have a look at some of the usage examples too.
“Interpretation of NTFS Timestamps” is a fascinating technical dive into the NTFS filesystem and the way it stores file and directory timestamps. Let me just leave you with this quote:
NTFS file timestamps, according to the documentation of the ‘FILETIME’ data structure in the Windows Software Development Toolkit, is a “64-bit value representing the number of 100-nanosecond intervals since January 1, 1601 (UTC)”.
Smashing Magazine runs a series of articles by Chris Ashton, a senior software engineer at BBC, in which he experiences the web for one day with a selected limitation. So far he has tried the following:
- Use Internet Explorer 8. This version of the browser has reached its end of life on January 12, 2016.
- Use the screen reader. While accessibility of the average website has certainly improved in the last couple of decades, we still have a long way to go.
- Use keyboard only. This is probably a lot easier for technical people who are used to keyboard shortcuts and custom browser extensions.