It’s been a busy few weeks for me at work, we
were featured in the iPad app store home page, and have been called out
in other app store sections since. It’s been a wild ride, capped off by
a trip to Comic-Con where I spent 5-6 hours
a day on my feet giving my spiel about our app and company. Our booth
was pretty sweet, definitely the best in the area we were in, and it was
capped off with a really cool iPad video
we built. The wall was a great conversation piece and drew a lot of
So that’s why there hasn’t been an update here for a bit, but don’t get
too excited as I don’t have anything substantial ready just yet, but I
would like to provide a quick tip about Scheme relative URLs.
Scheme relative URLS are handy. They allow you to specify an external
resource on another domain name without hard-coding the scheme used to
get at it, normally http or https. When would you want to do that? The
most common case is when a page will be viewed at times with http and
others with https. It prevents requesting the resource with a
mis-matching scheme causing warnings or even error messages in older
To use a scheme relative URL you just drop the first part of the url.
It’ll look something like this.
Now when the page is loaded by a browser the image will be requested
using whatever scheme is in use for the page itself. You can do this for
out a url.