This is one of those innocent looking webapps that blow my mind by their usefulness and ease of use (ease of usefulness?)
It all started when I needed a better font than Arial for my retro/pixel/end-of-80’s Roguelike game. At first I thought there would be a way to package the font with the game, CSS @font-face style, and be done with it, but this is different, since I’m using Phaser and displaying bitmap fonts.
It seems like the most popular option is to use webfonts in Phaser, but I really wanted to package the fonts and make the game playable offline.
I finally stumbled upon Littera, and my quality of life significantly increased. Continue reading “GameDev – Using Littera with Phaser”
You’ve read it, heard it, and seen it a hundred times before, but I’ll say it again:
Tools are great. – by anonymous
… or something like that. This leads me to the next point:
IDEs are tools. – by common logic
And good tools, well used, make for good results. I also have another saying:
Cut the crap. – I’m not good with famous quotes
So here’s the list of my favorite Sublime Text plugins.
In the “Can’t Live Without” category:
- Terminal: Quick access to the command line
- SideBarEnhancements: Expand the possibilities when right-clicking on your files
- ColorHighlighter: Actually see the colors you write
In the “Organisation” category:
- JSFormat: Quick and easy formatting of JS code
- JSON Reindent: The title says it all
- BracketHighlighter: Keep track of where your brackets start and finish
- Alignment: Align these constants with the power of Aligment!
In the “Documentation” category:
- DocBlockr: JavaDoc-y docs for everything
The first thing I thought when I saw AngularJS directives was “holy HOLY!”, then I promptly screamed in agony. Nothing too dramatic, you know.
So directives are like WebComponents. I get that. They are damn useful. I get that. They are even friggin’ composable. I get that mucho bueno senorita Angularita. What I don’t get, though, is the terrible readability of this mess.
You might need a R’lyehian to English dictionary.
I can’t help but see how useful and unfriendly this is. This is practically shouting “Beginners! Flee now, or face several hours of therapy where you’ll revisit all your inadequacies!“. Seriously, just look at this.
Continue reading “WebDev – Pretty AngularJS directives”