#Development


Sublime Text 2, Fetch Settings, and Zen Coding

I recently been using Sub­lime Text 2 as my text-editor (for text, code, etc.). I was using Text­Mate 1.5.x before­hand, but that project hasn’t been updated in a while (other than Text­Mate 2.0 Alpha’s of course). Any­ways, Sub­lime Text 2 is pretty fast. I can’t wait to see what else it can do with future improve­ments, espe­cially once it gets out of beta-development.

If you are new to it, you may have a read over at Net­tuts+ for some tips & tricks. Also, be sure to check-out the Zen Cod­ing project.

Zen Cod­ing is an edi­tor plu­gin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other struc­tured code for­mat) cod­ing and edit­ing. The core of this plu­gin is a pow­er­ful abbre­vi­a­tion engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.

You may install the Zen Cod­ing pack­age via Sub­lime Text 2’s Pack­age Con­trol (instruc­tions are in the linked Net­tuts+ arti­cle above).

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Fix Full Screen Issues by Video Embedder WordPress Plugin

If you are hav­ing prob­lems try­ing to dis­play an embed­ded video(s) in your posts like me, then this might help you out. I usu­ally embed videos from Hulu, Vimeo and YouTube mostly. But it’s been a prob­lem try­ing to have the lat­ter 2 dis­play in fullscreen mode.

For Vimeo, the fullscreen icon/grpahic dis­plays on the over­lay of the video. But press­ing on it, just pauses the video and noth­ing else. For YouTube, there was no fullscreen icon/graphic in the first place. I think that might have been caused by some code changes on YouTube’s end.

Mean­while, it seems that the author of Video Embed­der, Kristof­fer Fors­gren, hasn’t been able to update the plu­gin since 2009. So for those like me who still finds good use for the plu­gin, it was a let down not find­ing any new comments/updates since August of 2009.

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News from Apple WWDC 2009

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For those that don’t know, Apple’s WWDC (World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence) 2009 was this past Mon­day morn­ing at Moscone West, San Fran­cisco. It’s pri­mar­ily for those devel­op­ing for Apple’s prod­ucts (OS X, iPhone apps, etc.) but it’s also for the Apple fans out there as the Keynote usu­ally addresses new prod­uct releases, etc.

I was tuned in, lis­ten­ing to Ustream’s live stream of the Keynote.1 Pretty cool as you can mul­ti­task ver­sus hav­ing to read every new updates on a blog. Though you have to give it up though as the pho­tos on the blog updates are more eye candy.

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  1. The recorded stream can be seen here. Apple’s offi­cial recorded video here. []