The 9elements Blog
Our company’s top wizards, stuntmen, and industry experts offer their best advice, how-tos, and insights - all in the
name of shockingly good code & design.
GED VIZ: An HTML5 data visualization tool
Good visualisations are more than just fancy graphics. They are a lot about storytelling, shedding light on important issues, and at the same time inspiring us to raise new questions.Building such visualisations — read more
CocoaPods Best Practices
CocoaPods is a relatively new way to manage Xcode library dependencies like the Facebook iOS SDK et al. If you are coming from the Ruby world you know this kind of workflow from — read more
Falk Mobile relaunch, the HTML5 way
The digital carpenter.
Two years ago, Martin, author of the following post, was about to become a carpenter. Instead, he became our apprentice and a fellow webdeveloper.Needless to say how drastically this changed his perspectives. — read more
Live is beautiful.
At Nodecamp 2011, we wanted to present a live tracker built with Node.js. After seeing the popular facebook map by Paul Butler, I was wondering why not create something like that with — read more
Facebook's watching you, brother.
There is a potential side-effect of the new facebook "like" button, which has currently not reached public awareness, but it probably should.It starts when you leave the facebook website. I usually don’ — read more
The most epic tech-battles in 2010
So we've seen a couple of 2010 lists lately, but from a technical perspective, we think they were missing some important stuff.The following list is a snapshot of heated-up discussions in our — read more
Make OGG Video work with Rails
We are currently working on some interesting project where we have the chance to distribute some video footage with the new HTML5 <video> tag instead of “ye olde” flash player. Since — read more
HTML5 Canvas Experiment
Click here to launch the experiment! (beware: sophisticated browser needed)HTML5 is getting a lot of love lately. With the arrival of FireFox 3.5, Safari 4 and the new betas of Google — read more
Traits for ActiveRecords next TopModel
In this post, two possible implementations of the ActiveRecord design pattern will be discussed. With the raise of Ruby on Rails, ActiveRecord became very popular to the IT crowd. by SebastianTo put the — read more
Pimp my Firefox - The right way!
Firefox really makes you more productive when developing web applications or websites. Not because of its good browser engine - but because of the countless add-ons. I would like to present some of — read more