Several years ago, in June 2012, I made a tool to help convert multiple pixel width values into relative percentages.

It’s had a few updates over the years, but I always felt it could be improved. So, I’ve done just that. It looks simpler, and that’s because it is. It no longer supports URL params, and doesn’t generate funky colours, or give a visual representation. That said, I will add a bar to show the percent widths in action, I just wont out the numbers in there, as I always found it a pain to copy from.

Anyway, the new tools now live at pad.gs/tools/pixelperc. Enjoy!

Update: I’ve added a visual reference, and a ‘total’, so you can check the pixel values you’ve entered are the same as the container they’ll sit in.

New Tools Page

There’s a new nav item for Tools. It’s going to be a growing list of tiny tools and calculators to more easily do things I’d otherwise do in my head. Software is supposed to make our lives easier, and this is where I’m going to stash the tools I build to make my life easier.

Twenty Nineteen

No, not the WordPress theme, just a slightly longer title than the numeric equivalent.

My goals in 2019 are as follows:

The blogging part is once I’ve written about umpteen times, but I think I’ve figured out why. I always loved the idea of doing long weekly columns, but I now realise that isn’t hw I think, so expecting myself to keep up with that was never going to happen.

I’m much more sporadic, sometimes random, and to the point. So having a blog engine that lets me be quick and experiment with different ways to share stuff is a must. I could just use WordPress, but I stare at WP code for a living. Instead, I’ve gone with Jekyll, as I can extend it as much as I like, and having all the posts in a plain text format gives me comfort.

My goal over the next few days is to change up the design of the standard theme to something s bit more me, and built in things like link posts and videos, so I can start using this for what it’s meant for.

Unitl next time!

Update: I’ve gone back to WordPress. I realised that over 10 years of experience means I can make WP do as I please, easily.

Rico’s cheatsheets

I’m @rstacruz and this is a modest collection of cheatsheets I’ve written.

A very immodest description there.

I love cheatsheets like this. I remember seeing youmightnotneedjquery.com years ago, and the quick skimable format was a joy to reference. I think that once you get to a certain point with coding and knowing a language, you don’t need explainers, just the code itself. That YMNNJQ site was a great example.

Today I find Devhints, and it’s pretty similar. It’s different in that it’s not showing you another way to do something, but just how to do it in general. Admittedly, some of it seems basic, but if you’re new to a language, or just need a refresher… ??

I was looking for Jekyll, but there’s dozens more, and plenty more on the horizon.