Notes from UofI Web Con 2015

It’s spring here in Champaign-Urbana, which means it’s time for the Illini Marathon and WebCon.  I didn’t get to participate in the former this year (good thing too because a severe thunderstorm rolled through mid race), but I did go to WebCon.  Here are my (very) rough notes and take aways from the sessions I went to. Continue reading


Goals: Looking back on 2014 and ahead to 2015

I know this post is a bit late… ok, really late.  2014 proved to be a very full and active year, marked by the arrival of our new daughter mid summer.


My daughter passed out with mama after a busy day at the farmer’s market.  It’s as if the Chinese fortune cookie knew.


Checking out the river walk in San Antonio.


Happy Halloween from an inquisitive little bee.

I never fully appreciated how much one’s schedule will change when a child is thrown into the mix, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Ok, down to the business at hand.

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Making clickable table rows accessable

This particular issue came up for me at work.  The project in question uses AngularJS and bootstrap.  We had a table where the rows were already clickable and opened up a modal popup (id = #recordModal) to edit the record.  However, it was not accessible via the keyboard.

<table class="zebra record-list" cg-busy="'tracker'">
    <tr ng-repeat="record in list
            data-toggle="modal" data-target="#record-modal"
        <td>{{ record.field1 }}</td>
        <td>{{ record.fieldN }}</td>

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Looking Back on 2013

The time has come to look back on another year.  2013 was exciting for me as I started my new job as a web developer at a local web consulting company Pixo, and boy was I ready for it.  There were a lot of exciting new things to learn, but one thing I know I didn’t do was to stop and re-evaluate my goals I set at the start of the year.  That said, there is no time like the new year to look back for a little self-review…

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