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Checking out a lot of new web development technology

So with the job hunt comes a nice little Web project to stretch my front-end Web development legs a little.  As I’ve mentioned I’m redesigning this blog.  I am developing a theme

Here’s some stuff I am working with that I came across in the last two days:

Redesigning this thing

Designing my own WordPress theme at https://github.com/tonytopper/nosce-te-ipsum-ii which I am building on https://github.com/tonytopper/html5_boilerplate_wp_compass

Hoping to have a launch-able version soon.  The theme is going to use Compass and Susy.

JavaScript headache and code forensics

Mixing modernizr with cufón produces sadness for IE8 on Windows XP.  More specifically cufón 1.09i and modernizr 2.5.3 create a combination that produces weird double lettering.

I reported the issue to the cufón dev, https://github.com/sorccu/cufon/issues/239

Found the relevant issue on the modernizr project, https://github.com/Modernizr/Modernizr/issues/534

And followed it to the root issue on the html5shiv, https://github.com/aFarkas/html5shiv/issues/54

From there I went to https://github.com/aFarkas/html5shiv/commit/9aa5bcdca367fd86ec5d5b73ca4d95e032a0f502#diff-1 and figured out what exactly I would need to fix the problem.

Thinking I could ditch modernizr and just use the most up to date html5shiv at http://code.google.com/p/html5shiv/

JS Loading is Pretty Sweet

I’ve begun working with http://headjs.com to do JS loading.  Why do JS loading?  See: http://headjs.com/#theory

There is a somewhat broken, but easily fixed, WordPress plugin to use it.   Drupal’s got a plugin for it here.   Haven’t tried the Drupal plugin yet but it’s on my list.  Even without a plugin the API seems simple and intuitive.