Welcome to Nick Nagel .com

Dr. Nick's Web Tips

Why is this here? Over the years I've spent completely immersed in code and web-development I've benefitted much from the community. I can't count how many times I've been trying to get up to speed post haste on some new language or API, figure out some technique or way to get stuff done, or been frustrated to the extreme with some error message or blockage that's just poorly or not at all explained in what passes for the "documentation". And I never cease to be amazed when I look to the Web and find the answer in some forum, blog, or user web-page. So in an effort to do my part I've created these pages to give a little back to the community.

These pages each address specific development topics I've explored and are designed to surface on Web searches and to help in a "get-what-you-need-when-you-need-it" fashion. They are continuously expanding (I add pages when I learn new things and deem the need to explain them here necessary) and I welcome suggestions for new topics and submissions for new tips.

Should the intrepid browser find what they're looking for here, should any of these tips save time or maybe even money, then please feel free to leave a tip (the other kind of $tip$ that is). I'm trying to make an honest living off of Web developement and developers have to eat too. In any case, enjoy and happy learning!

Since I have a range of interests, the tips I offer may seem somewhat random and disjoint. This TOC collects and imposes an informal organization scheme over the pages I have made available. It's small now but look for it to grow.

  1. Web-based Animation with SVG: The Fading Cheshire Cat Trick