You are reading the personal website of Tyler Uebele.
I am software developer focusing on PHP/MySQL and related languages and technologies, but dabbling in other languages, such as Python, and a variety of C-like languages. Having worked with computers since early youth, development seemed like a natural career choice. Now, with eighteen years of experience, and sixteen in the automotive industry, I head development at BetterCarPeople, which helps about 2000 automotive dealership sales and service departments succeed online.
To balance a career in the virtual (in the cloud), I have choosen a hobby in the tangible (in the earth). I work with ceramics as a way to relax, and to produce things I can see, touch, and use. I keep pictures of my Pottery on here to show friends, though many of them have a piece or two in their home.
I occasionally post something I will want to refer back to, or think others may care to see on my WeBlog; not to be confused with my WebLog, in which I've sporatically log things of interest I find on the web. I am also found on various social and professional networks:
Last month, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declared HTML5 is officially "feature complete." I decided it was finally time to make the switch from HTML4.01. While reading about all the new tags, I was excited about some tags and confused about the usefulness of others (like repurposing the previously deprecated
<u> for "misspelt words"). I quickly dove in to compatibility charts and performed some of my own testing. One of my greater disappointments was the lack of browser support for the
I set out to find a work around that would enable proper functioning of
summary, that is, to enable it's open/close interactivity. What I found was an effective solution in jquery-details by Mathias Bynens. Unfortunately, this solution depends on another library: jQuery. jQuery is an excellent library which I use in some of my projects, but not all. Since some of my projects do not use jQuery, it seemed unnecessary to include a library as comprehensive as jQuery for the benefit of one simple work-around. So I wrote my own.