Archive for the ‘CSS’ Category

  The latest in a series of Eureka moments concerning deviously tricky problems, this one drove me nuts. But it’s over now. Monster’s gone. Think of this as therapy. The Problem One of our clients (The Daily Express) had an issue affecting YouTube videos on their site. When they embedded the new(-ish) iFrame code on […]

Don’t you find it annoying when your designer reports that the site is ‘jumping’ only for you to discover that the reason it’s jumping is that some pages are longer than others and your browser puts in the scrollbar? There’s a simple solution I found a year ago that is the solution to this problem: […]

Here’s how to turn off the number count on the Facebook like button. We’ll go from the image on the left to the image on the right in 5 minutes: Get your FB Like code Get the iframe version. Set width to 56 and all options off. Enclose your FB iframe in a div Let’s […]

You may not have noticed, but the winds of change are blowing through the corridors of the world wide web. I’m not talking about obvious changes, like increased usage of HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, but a change in the attitudes of web developers across the globe. There was a time, not so many years ago, […]

These days, there’s not much call for the dear old transdot (transparent gif), but I was making a newsletter template today and realised I missed my transdot’s ninth birthday. Rather than make one each time, I clone the old one. Asexual reproduction if you will, like an amoeba. So the original one was created on […]

BBEdit tips and tricks

24, Mar 2010

Found a great tip today for BBEdit BBEdit has a great markup library, but it’s so hidden that I rarely use it. Today I had a big text document from word that I needed to transcribe to a web page. Following tips are great. 1. Use my tidyword applescript to strip any word doc nasties […]

We use a Amazon S3 a lot. It’s a great service that can get expensive if you have a lot of traffic, or a lot of bandwidth. With this in mind (and also trying to keep page weight down on what is fast becoming a bloaty homepage), I set about trying to serve the CSS […]

Once I had debunked his idealism with my carving knife story, he brought up the popular myth that tables aren’t accessible. Bunkum.

Bring back tables

7, Nov 2008

I tell you what is backwards and strange – using CSS hacks to make dynamic content align vertically centred. It’s like my dad using an electric carving knife in the 80’s because it was the latest thing. Why did he do it? It wasn’t easier, it wasn’t quicker, it wasn’t necessarily better. He just did it because it felt like it was the future.