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Started a calculator website

Screen Shot of Gradebook Calculator
Screen shot of the first calculator on the new site

Not real exciting, since there are hundreds out there on the internet. But I started a new website with, well, just two javascript calculators for now. I’ve got more planned, but that’s all that’s there for now.

Two reasons for putting up a site, and no, lack of free time was not one of them.

First, it’s been a while since I’ve done much with plain JavaScript. Most of the front end work I’ve been doing recently has been using jQuery and I wanted to back off of the dependency on a framework for a bit and get back to getElementById and that sort of thing.

And the other was to actually give Dreamweaver a shot. I bought the Adobe CS5.5 web suite last summer because it was cheaper than buying Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator separately. It also came with Dreamweaver, which until this new site I really hadn’t given a fair shot. So for the new site I’m doing everything in Dreamweaver including letting it manage the FTP uploads, something I really find handy.

It’s also the first time I’ve used an .info TLD, so we’ll see how that goes. The people that “know” about such things say that you can’t do much with dot info because so many sites on that TLD are spammy. Guess we’ll see.

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  1. Found a snag that was enough to use Notepad++ for the JavaScript in this project. Looks like when there are two forward slashes on a line Dreamweaver interprets that as a regex match and the syntax highlighting breaks.

    It’s also a bit irritating to have to preview uploads before actually uploading. I’d rather just hit upload and let it go without having to tell it what files to upload and then tell it to actually do the upload.

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