Plenty of interesting happenings this week.
Another launch bug was that the icon font I was using, which worked great in local development, stopped working in production in Firefox and IE 9. It was because I use a CDN on the production site and those browsers disallow loading @font-face fonts across domains. That is, unless they are served with a special header that allows it. A little of this in my .htaccess file to do that:
<FilesMatch "\.(woff|eot|svg|ttf)"> Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin * </FilesMatch>
It worked! Thankfully, because NetDNA honors the headers set by the original files. Good work, NetDNA.
On CodePen, we launched tags which make it easier to find similar pens, for example, Pens using HTML5 canvas. We also have jQuery UI support (which loads both jQuery UI and its base stylesheet). It’s also way easier to add third party JS libraries as we have autocomplete going in the external JS input, powered by URLs from CDNjs.com. A few more improvements too, detailed in this blog post. There is a bunch of exciting new features coming too, can’t wait to tell everyone about them.
I like it when users use the forums to let others know of browser problems they find. Then take the time to come report back with more findings and solutions.