Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management, public speaking, and training. When she is not thinking about the Web, she loves knitting, gaming, all-day breakfasts, and cycling.
3 Must-Watch Topics in 2010
No one wants to be left behind in this industry. Raena examines three major topics that you absolutely must get to know in 2010 — or risk being left behind by your colleagues!
Expression Web – Your New PHP Tool Kit
Microsoft Expression Web 3 has some unique features that make it invaluable to web developers. In this article, Raena puts the web development tool through its paces and cranks out a simple PHP page. After reading the article, you can test out your knowledge with the Expression Web Quiz.
SitePoint Roundup #1: RIP Dan Schulz, Google Closure Debate, and the Podcast Turns One
Is Dmitry Baranovskiy’s critique of Closure valid, or just nitpicking? Did you know the SitePoint podcast is one year old? What are some of the burning questions our forum members have been asking and answering? All this and more, in this look at what our community’s been doing!
Type Talk with Simon Pascal Klein
Raena caught up with Simon Pascal Kleinâ€”designer, speaker and
self-confessed rampant typophileâ€”to talk about his upcoming appearance
at Edge of the Web 2009.
Build a Lifestream with SimplePie
If you’re anything like Raena, you have bits and pieces of your online life scattered absolutely everywhere — photos, comments, tweets, blogs, favorite links — stashed away in all kinds of profiles. Wouldn’t it be nice to aggregate all those on one page? Find out how in this introduction to the SimplePie feed parser.
Gotchas in the Cloud: 4 Traps for the Unwary
Before you farm out all your business systems to a provider in the cloud, it’s important that you check out some of the potential pitfalls. Here are four major issues that you need to consider.
We Want You: Join the SitePoint Community’s bbPress Theme Project!
On the SitePoint Forums, our community has cooked up a fun new project: we’re building a new theme for bbPress, the groovy, open source forum by the creators of WordPress, and it’s time for you to get involved!
Interview: Opera Software’s Chris Mills
Chris Mills is a developer relations manager at Opera, a major contributor to the Opera blogs and the Opera Web Standards Curriculum, and he’ll be coming to Web Directions South this year. We grabbed Chris for a quick chat about his work, his upcoming workshop, and the state of web education generally.
ColdFusion 9: Why You Should Pay Attention (Yes, You!)
It’s fun being in this business—there are so many new, shiny technologies and techniques cropping up all the time. A cool new Rails-based CMS? Awesome! 3D trickery with CSS3? Even more awesome! An update for ColdFusion? That’s right—ColdFusion. Read on to learn why Raena thinks the latest version is worth a look.
Write Better CSS with Less
I have a confession: I think parts of CSS suck. It’s repetitive, tedious, and … well, kind of dumb. Less promises to make writing CSS a little smarter!