Mark Brown

Abroad

I describe travel as one of the greatest privileges and educators, I hope to continue traveling and learning from different cultures and history for as long as my legs will carry me. Still, after a three month trip through India and Nepal and another five months in the Philippines I find myself missing home.

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Client-side MVC

What role should frameworks play in the front-end architecture of rich web applications? People are working hard on frameworks to give us a more powerful, easier way to build the types of applications that have become common (single page applications). I find myself agreeing with Jeremy Ashkenas that these all-singing, all-dancing frameworks are not the answer - a minimal framework that leaves you in control of when things happen and doesn't make assumptions about your UI is a much better place to start.

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Balance

Near the end of a four year stint in a corporate environment I took four weeks holiday by the beach. I relaxed, played guitar, prayed, treated acne, ate well and exercised with running, push ups and sit ups. It was a great time of recovery and healing and I started feeling better about myself and more healthy in the process.

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Internet Explorer

Building web sites is more enjoyable to me now thanks to team, tools, process and more capable browsers. I really enjoy my work.

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Death

This is proving difficult to write as I have no clear thoughts on what I truly believe or think about death, it's all a bit hazy. Perhaps by the time I'm done writing this rambling piece I won't be pestered by it quite so often.

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Front end chops

The role of the front-end web developer has become more important, more complicated yet simpler in many ways.

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Back to work

I signed my life away to @inspire9 today, I'm very happy to be working in such an amazing community and look forward to my work there.

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Touch swipe events

I had to make an iOS like UI today and transition in different 'pages' by swiping. A few gotcha's and how-to's if you're building something similar.

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