Friday, July 19, 2013

Google Web Fonts for just a small bit of text on your blog...


I never played with Google Web Fonts before today so I asked Google how to use them in a Blogger blog and found a number of procedures; unfortunately, all of them updated the style of all posts on the blog. If you read the basic web font instructions provided by Google and you're familiar with HTML and CSS, the snippet below should make perfect sense. Use HTML view to do something similar in your blog post.
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Cinzel:900' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>

<div style="font-family: Cinzel, serif; font-size: 300%">
Hello, world!
</div>

In action:

Hello, world!

Software Engineering is


Repeatability —

Never or Always or On-Demand




(Don't quibble. Sure, I wanted to add various weasel words so it can't be provably incorrect but that detracts from presenting this as the central day to day issue.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

NEAR-C PERFORMANCE


This quote from Why mobile web apps are slow is not at all deep or mysterious, but its understatedness brings about lighthearted remembrance of past foibles with dynamic languages:

If your C program executes in 10ms, then a 50ms JavaScript program would be near-C speed. If your C program executes in 10 seconds, a 50-second JavaScript program, for most ordinary people would probably not be near-C speed.