Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pattern Recognition

AVA7 Patterns is an interesting site with hundreds of patterns with a friendly licence. The only problem I see is finding a pattern you like means crawling through the lot. While it's technically impossible to search abstract images, perhaps some tags on the site might add helpful metadata. (Via Veerle)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Packing it in

Having finally tackled the relatively complex art of compressing JavaScript and CSS in ASP.NET, I found most of the work had already been done in the form of Packer for .NET. As I found it, Packer featured methods to compress via Dean Edward's Packer and and Doug Crockford's JSMin.

Since I wanted to combine and minify my CSS, a hunt around revealed an efficient method written by Isaac Schlueter which was incorporated into the YUI Compressor. Working from two C# ports of Isaac's code, I added CSSMinify to the pot and the result is now available.

Want more? Send a request or, even better, fetch the source and contribute your own magic.