Tips and tricks for people #34_

If you are showing or doing code examples in your presentation, change the font to a really big one or zoom on important parts of the code so your audience in the back will be able to follow-up with what you are doing on stage. Read more

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Designing a Windows Store app


Part of the first event we did a couple of weeks ago in Toronto with our friends of DevTO, HTML5 Toronto, and JavaScript Toronto, I also did a presentation on how to design a Windows Store application. It was a mix of good practices for the UI, the UX, and the integration you should do... Read more

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Tips and tricks for people #33_

If you are not a nutritionist, a trainer, a kinesiologist or someone who had to lose weight, please keep your fabulous tips for yourself, it’s insulting. Read more

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Building Windows Store Apps, More Exciting Than A Unicorn in Wonderland


You are so passionate! It’s Saturday morning, a bit of drool near your mouth, your pillow printed on your face, and you are still sleeping? Never mind, Fred will start the day by giving you the same effect as if you were dancing with leprechaun in a pool filled with coffee! HTML5? CSS3? JavaScript? All... Read more

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Fred’s tees #13 – Funkalicious


There are tees that everybody asks me where I bought them (it’s why I started this series), and there are others like this one, that get no attention, but that I like as much (hey, I’m buying these t-shirts because I like them, not for others). I told you, I like music, so when I saw... Read more

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So you want to work at home?

A 2010 picture of me on a Friday when I was a freelancer. Thanks Mathieu Chartier.

I don’t know why, but I have something with blog post series. I have tips and tricks for people, show me your book, Fred’s tees, HTML5 challenges, and now, so you want to series… This one is all about giving some food for thought on some of the questions or comments I usually have. I started this... Read more

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HTML5 & Windows 8, friends with benefits

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In March, I was in Toronto for a Windows 8 event that DevTO, HTML5 Toronto, and JavaScript Toronto made in collaboration with us, Make Web Not War. The event was a mix of installfest, hackathon, and some presentations. I started the day with an introduction to Windows 8, and how to build amazing applications with HTML5, CSS3,... Read more

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Soyez remercié comme il se doit


Finissons ce vendredi avec une photo que je n’arrive pas à bien qualifier. Prise dans la toilette d’un Esso à Pointe-Saint-Charles, cette magnifique affiche laminée, qui part d’une bonne volonté j’en suis sûr, me laisse perplexe. Entièrement d’accord de vouloir garder l’endroit propre, mais l’arrière-plan de nature, dans un endroit tout aussi peu confortable qu’une étroite toilette de garage, je ne sais pas. De plus, on nous offre un désodorisant pour nous remercier d’avoir signalé que cettedite toilette n’est pas... Read more

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HTML5 challenge #1 – Canvas & File API

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For the first challenge, let’s start with an element that raise a lot of curiosity, the <canvas>. Your challenge is to create a little paint software. Don’t be afraid of the term, it’s simpler than you think: it’s a site that will give the opportunity to the user to open an image file, draw on it... Read more

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Fred’s tees #12 – Keep calm


You know the “Keep Calm and Carry On” propaganda that was done during the Second World War? There are a lot of parodies now, and I have to say that I have 2-3 t-shirts about those, but this one is my favorite. Actually, I don’t know why, I guess I find it funny that it’s... Read more

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