Prototyping and decoupled frontends with Middlemal

Have you every developed a HTML prototype from scratch? I did it lots of times and as clean as you start in the beginning, in the end it always gets a little messy and complicated. As I want to concentrate on the HTML using the target CMS to implement the prototype is not an option because it first would have to be set up, I would have to deal with cache renewal and long load times. Also a CMS can not be just dropped to a zip file and mailed to the client to take a look at.

Continue reading

CoffeeScript – Bring back the joy to JavaScript

Some time agoe, I was again (as many times before often) in a snit about JavaScripts verbosity and gave a try to CoffeeScript that amazed me within the first minute of usage. CoffeeScript is a small language on top of JavaScript, that before execution in the Browser/on the Server has to be compiled down to JavaScript syntax. It removes most of JavaScripts verbosity and provides clear access to JavaScripts gorgeous Object-Model with a purist syntax. Continue reading