Scriptaculous / Prototype IE 8 Autocomplete disappearing problem

In Internet Explorer 8, it seems that Scriptaculous / Prototype sometimes miscalculate exactly where to place the autocomplete box. As a result, it will usually not show up at all, since it’s off the screen. The trick here is that it’s calculating a left and top absolute position that are wrong, and then writing them […]

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CSS: Spriting Doors

When we redesigned hotelicopter, I had to spend a lot of time cutting up images for a bunch of buttons and boxes. I was using the now-standard Sliding Doors technique, so that we could have flexible boxes. Today, I realized that I could combine this technique with another A List Apart favorite, image sprites, so […]

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Symfony / Doctrine – update a record using models

The Doctrine manual is really, really confusing in places. If you want to do something as simple as updating a record, the examples suggest that you use Doctrine_Query::create(). This doesn’t make a lot of sense, because we only want to manipulate the model, we shouldn’t have to even look at a query.

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