Louis joined SitePoint in 2009 as a technical editor, and has since moved over into a web developer role at Flippa. He enjoys hip-hop, spicy food, and all things geeky.

Louis's articles

  1. SitePoint Podcast #108: Kevin’s Last Show

    Kevin (sort of) bids farewell to the SitePoint podcast; the gang discusses the latest browser trends; and the lessons of nameless logos. This week on the SitePoint podcast, your hosts Kevin Yank, Patrick O’Keefe, Stephan Segraves, and Brad Williams are back to discuss the week’s events on the Web.

  2. SitePoint Podcast #106: Don’t Be Kleenex

    MySpace revenue in the rearview; blogging with static files; and insecurity at MySQL.com. This week on the SitePoint podcast, your regular hosts Kevin Yank, Patrick O’Keefe, Stephan Segraves, and Brad Williams are back to discuss the week’s events on the Web.

  3. Regressive Enhancement with Modernizr and Yepnope

    If you’re excited by the new features in HTML5 and CSS3, it can often feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place: if you use the new features without concern for older browsers, some users will get a degraded experience. On the other hand, if you provide a JavaScript fallback, you’re adding bulk to your websites, even for those users with up-to-date browsers. Fortunately, there’s a third way that gives you the best of both worlds. Louis shows you how it’s done.

  4. “Do Not Track” Preference Added to Firefox 4 Beta 11

    The latest beta of the upcoming Firefox 4.0 browser includes an option for users to opt out of behavior tracking by websites and online advertisers, although it relies on those advertisers honoring users’ preferences. Louis investigates, and considers what this means for the future of online tracking.

  5. Chrome Drops Support for H.264 Video

    Today brought another big development in the world of HTML5 video: Google has announced that it will drop support for the H.264 video codec in its Chrome browser, preferring instead to focus on Google’s open-source WebM format, as well as the older Ogg Theora codec. Louis looks into this latest development.

  6. 2010: The Year That Was at SitePoint

    Louis looks back on a year of posts on the SitePoint tech blog and highlights some of the more interesting, momentous, or contentious ones. It’s been a great year; thanks for reading!

  7. Is HTML5 Dirty?

    In response to comments on his last post about Google’s mod_pagespeed, Louis expands on the looser syntax allowed by the HTML5 specification, and considers whether it’s a blessing or a curse to web developers.