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The forsaken

October 10, 2012


Seems a weird title to have, but my focus here is the current state of web standards and the fact that no matter how much we try and push the boundaries of HTML and CSS – much of the ‘flashy’ stuff has to remain forsaken in the ‘real’ world. The real world I speak of […]

Journeys into HTML5

August 17, 2012


Back in 2007-8 I was involved in online web accessibility a lot – building websites with good web standards, semantic code and accessible features as part of some contracted work and my own business work. At that time I would probably say that I had an edge over many web developers (and may still have […]

Responsive design and mobile first

June 15, 2012


For someone who has been in the game for a long time now, from the days of 56k modems ‘shhrrkk shk shk shrrrrk’, gifs and tables to broadband, .pngs and divs to CSS3 and HTML5 – sometimes some things can take a little longer to acquire than I would like. I spend much of my […]

The true cost of supporting IE

October 26, 2011


Recently, I was working on a client’s website and intranet, and it occurred to me that half of the work I was doing would not exist if IE7 and IE8 supported some of the basic CSS3 values that many modern browsers do. And before IE9 is raised, it’s still in beta and also requires the […]

Ditching IE hacks for CSS3

May 12, 2011


It’s time that we as developers and web designers no longer take the flak for the shortcomings and blatant ignorance of Microsoft in it’s refusal to upgrade the CSS support in IE 7 and 8! As if the situation was not bad enough when dealing with IE 6, the ‘cool’ of web 2.0 (rounded corners) […]

New iPad2

March 27, 2011


Well here I am after caving in to the draw of the iPad 2. Anyone who knows me will know that I am a long serving Mac evangelist – did you notice that? I said “Mac” evangelist – not Apple. That’s what dates my loyalty to the genre of computer hardware/OS choice that there appears […]

IE7 bugs

May 9, 2009


I have known about IE7 bugs – mainly the position relative and hasLayout – which was usually resolved with a fix that gave it height: 1%; in an IE specific style. But I had an occasion where this wasn’t working. There wa a lot of layering and z-indexing going on. Solution – just float: left; […]