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Matt DeClaire

Matt is responsible for Loud Dog’s engineering client services and technical architecture.

Matt grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning a Masters in Computer Science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After a stint with the Department of Education in Hawaii, he returned to San Francisco, where he continued to gain experience developing for the web through a wide variety of projects. He specializes in Web site and data architecture and human/computer interaction.

He enjoys creating robust and maintainable code, contributing to Web best practices, and has recently taken up rock climbing and underwater hockey.

Articles by Matt DeClaire

AIGA goes to the Dogs

By on Aug 17, 2010 in Loud Dog Culture, Loud Dog News

If I sat here longer, maybe I could have come up with a wittier title, but we’ll never know. AIGA decided we should give out free food. We concurred. So, we hosted an AIGA Interact Studio Tour. Members of the local design community showed up, and we all had a party. After some good hearty…

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Google Analytics Event Tracking in Flash

By on Jun 4, 2010 in Tutorials, Web Engineering

In which I hurdled a gotcha inherent in tracking Google Analytics events within a Flash banner.

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How to save to Delicious from your iPhone

By on Apr 5, 2010 in Personal Technology, Tutorials

Learn the easy way to use Delicious to tag your web surfing on your iPhone right from Safari.

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Loud Dog Brings the Dapper

By on Feb 5, 2010 in Loud Dog Culture

At Loud Dog, we are a casual group. But every year we engage in our annual proof that we clean up well. We held our 2009 Holiday Dinner at Spruce, where we sauntered through a six course parade of wonders.

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The Importance of Namespace (and a JavaScript solution)

By on Apr 28, 2009 in Tutorials, Web Engineering

As industry use of JavaScript matures, employing powerful and universal programming best practices, such as *namespacing*, becomes essential. Come find out what exactly namespacing is, and then how to use it properly in JavaScript.

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Click to Add Event to Your Calendar

By on Feb 5, 2009 in Tutorials, Web Applications

Find out how to make vCalendar files for your events. Post them on your website allowing users to add the events directly to their Outlook calendar.

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Batch Processing Images with Fireworks

By on Dec 17, 2008 in Tutorials

Learn how to automate repetitive image editing processes. Sit back and watch as the computer does your work for you!

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Useless Blogosphere Day

By on Apr 1, 2008 in Loud Dog Culture

My RSS feed reader is completely unreliable today.

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Create Maintainable Code with a CSS Styleguide

By on Mar 20, 2008 in Web Engineering

Haphazardly written code is difficult to read and maintain, while using a consistent style contributes to readability, reducing long-term maintenance costs.

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Stuff vs. Things

By on Feb 21, 2008 in Loud Dog Culture

In which Matt DeClaire explores the important distinctions between “stuff” and “things,” putting an end to ongoing debate and needless confusion.

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