From Legacy to Web 2.0

Musings of a developer on the cutting edge, just steps away from the bleeding edge.
Aug 0
Aug 0

Reflecting on CSS3…

CSS3 Image Reflections have been around for quite some time. Back when I was parsing out the iTunes website to get the latest statistics, I came across my application’s image without the reflection, shadow or other styles which made my icon really pop. This of course made me wonder how they were doing it without […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Refreshable Braille and the Web

Articles like these remind me of why great HTML markup is SO VERY important to accessability, and forward thinking.

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Firefox 3.5 – Fonts, clean and crisp

I found an article relating to @font-face css rules, read it in Firefox 3, and then decided to look at the same page in my VM instance of Firefox 3.5. The difference was staggering, and yet very slight. Firefox 3 looks very grainy and even pixelated where Firefox 3.5 looks crisp, like an Arial font should look.

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Jun 0
Jun 0

Are you afraid of Shadows? Part 2

So now one must wonder if Internet Explorer will try to catch up, or if we will continue to require our web developers to handicap the abilities and speed of their websites just to appease the MANY users of Microsoft’s always behind browser.

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Are you afraid of shadows?

Have you ever wondered how iTunes manages all those cool effects with the iPhone App images? The neat text shadows and box shadows for images, the curved corners… I thought it was something they were using an image tool for, but the more I looked at the feeds, the more I noticed that the the […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Open Directory Project and Google Search Description Snippets

One source Google uses to generate description snippets is the Open Directory Project. You can direct Google not to use this as a source by adding the NOODP meta tag to your pages.

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Jan 0
Jan 0

You should upgrade to IE7

This text was found when browsing using IE6 – I loved it and wanted to share it with you! Found on Click Forensics Your are currently browsing this site with Internet Explorer 6. When it was released in August of 2001 Internet Explorer 6 was a cutting edge browser, unfortunately after nearly 8 years the […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Debugging with Firebug

Cool article to print out and keep handy on debugging using Firebug. Sadly, I’ve still been using Alert. Call me dinosaur, but it’s worked for me — but I’m trying to change that! An in depth look at the future of JavaScript debugging with Firebug Firebug Tutorial This code snippet will help out with browsers […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Cross Browser DOM Ready

This is an interesting post about cross browser DOM Ready… Reinventing the wheel, cross browser DOM ready There are different techniques to have DOM ready functionality. Some techniques are faster,smarter than the other (or a combination of both). Having it working in various of browser has always been an issue, with HTML 5 they introduced […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Hiding and showing scroll bars with JavaScript

Have you received a requirement that says “We want to see this many elements before you add a scroll bar, we don’t care about the height of the elements, just the number”? If you are using YUI, there is a VERY easy way to handle this! YUI has the following 2 CSS classes which you […]

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