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jakebellacera /
Last active Aug 29, 2015
an example demoing a DSL for backbone objects
class Something extends Backbone.Model
is: ["validatable", "sortable"]
message: "this is a custom message for when you're missing the phone number!"
matches: /\d{10}/
jakebellacera /
Created Jul 13, 2014
A random write-up discussing front-end optimization techniques

Below are a list of best practices and techniques that you should be using while building out your HTML5 banners (and other websites).


CSS should be clear and concise. You should not have any rules that are unused. You can check for unused styles by running the "Audit" feature found in Chrome's Developer Tools. Try to combine rules if possible to retain wasted bytes.


JS should be clear and concise. Try not to use external libraries at all if possible. Try to leverage recursive functions whenever possible to reduce byte-size.

jakebellacera /
Last active Jun 14, 2019
How to enable source maps for your browser.

How to enable source maps

Source mapping is a technique that "maps" your browser inspector's line numbers to the source file. This is useful when working with assets that are compiled from LESS, SASS, Coffeescript and so on. Source maps can also be used with minified assets that would normally have their line numbers removed. If you're curious, here's some more information regarding source maps.


  1. Open Developer Tools.
    • Mac users: View > Developer > Developer Tools.
  2. Click the Settings cog icon in the upper-right corner of the Developer Tools window.
  3. Under the Sources section, check the box(es) for the source maps you want to enable.
View default_osx_httpd.conf
# This is the main Apache HTTP server configuration file. It contains the
# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
# See <URL:> for detailed information.
# In particular, see
# <URL:>
# for a discussion of each configuration directive.
# Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding
# what they do. They're here only as hints or reminders. If you are unsure

Just testing notes in Markdown. The one below is in a blockquote:

Protip! Press + Q to make your Mac faster.

The one below is squished between to hrs:

Important! This is something you should know about.

jakebellacera / sass_function_var.rb
Created Mar 14, 2014
Dynamically calls a SASS variable by a string (e.g. var("foo" + "bar") => $foobar).
View sass_function_var.rb
# To use this in your SASS project, simply load this module into
# your environment.
module Sass::Script::Functions
# Dynamically calls a variable by a string
# e.g. var("foo" + "bar") => $foobar
def var(name)
assert_type name, :String, :name
jakebellacera / css_time_to_milliseconds.js
Created Feb 27, 2014
CSS Time to Milliseconds - useful for timing functions around CSS animations
View css_time_to_milliseconds.js
* CSS Time to Milliseconds
* by Jake Bellacera (
* ============================================
* Converts CSS time into milliseconds. Useful for timing functions around CSS animations.
* It supports both seconds (s) and milliseconds (ms).
* Arguments:
* time_string - string representation of a CSS time unit (e.g. "1500ms" or "1.5s")
jakebellacera / scripts_list.php
Last active Jan 21, 2016
Scripts List - PHP managed scripts list
View scripts_list.php
// Default scripts
$script_list = array(
'`videojs.options.flash.swf = "' . get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') . '/assets/swf/videojs.swf"',
View ebay-search-api-reddit.js
var appName = "yourAppName",
keywords = encodeURI("my search term"),
url = "" + appName + "&RESPONSE-DATA-FORMAT=XML&REST-PAYLOAD&keywords=" + keywords;
$.get(url, function (response) {
// response would be the parsed XML body.
// you could then work with this by treating it as an DOM
// node in jQuery. For example:
// response.find('elementName').html()
jakebellacera / vine.rb
Last active Dec 2, 2016
vine ruby api
View vine.rb
require "httparty"
require "json"
module Vine
# Public: The unofficial interface for the Vine API. Vine requires all
# requests to be authenticated when accessing the API.
# Examples
# vine ="username", "password")
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