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HTML From Scratch. 9:2 Special Characters.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

HTML allows the use of characters Aa-Zz and 0-9, together with ! and ?. The only quotes available for use in text are straight quotes. All other characters are known as ‘Special Characters’. So how do you include Special Characters? HTML Character Encodings. All HTML Character Encodings begin with an ampersand (&) and finish with […]

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CSS From Scratch. 8:3 Fancy Boxes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

How do web designers manage to get those cool effects, like overlapping boxes, shadows and rounded corners? Well, it used to be fairly tricky to do, using extra <span> elements with background images (for rounded corners) and extra divs with darker backgrounds (for box shadows). Don’t even mention drop shadows on text: the only browser […]

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CSS From Scratch. 8:1 Pseudoclasses

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The commonest use of pseudoclasses is to add styles for different states of an anchor (link) element. This includes the hover state – when the mouse hovers over an element, the style changes. Internet Explorer only recognises hover on an anchor tag, but other browsers may allow hover states on any other elements. The basic […]

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CSS From Scratch. 6:3 The position property.

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Once you have understood the display property and the parent-child relationship in CSS, it is time to move the elements around with relation to one another and the page itself. We do this using the position property, and x and y coordinates. Once you have set a width on an element, restricting the size of […]

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HTML From Scratch. Part 1:1 Vocabulary

Friday, August 5th, 2011

This is the first in a series derived from lessons given at HUTS Workshop, Newcastle Emlyn. The class was designed for a group ranging from absolute computer novices to experts. HUTS Workshop is an independent charity where people who need support work on various craft projects to sell in local shops. I am a member. […]

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Make Internet Explorer Behave Like Webkit: Chrome Frame

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Now that CSS3 and HTML5 are well and truly here, fixing websites for Internet Explorer has become a more arduous task than most designers are prepared to undertake. Why do I say this? Well, taking a look at the web today it seems that the majority of web designers have simply given up on adding […]

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Position: Fixed and Internet Explorer

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Fixed positioning is fairly uncommon in css, but can be a nifty little trick. However it was only implemented in Internet Explorer from IE7 onwards. It should work in IE8, but for some reason it doesn’t always behave as expected. It’s possible to get around this by forcing IE8 to emulate IE7, but a simple […]

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jQuery popover with youtube video player: make sure the sound stops!

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I have just been making a jQuery popover for a client’s site. I must confess, I cheated and adapted the information in this wonderful jQuery popover effects tutorial on teamtutorials.com. It’s a great timesaver for someone like me, as I’m no jQuery maven. I have had hours of fun writing programs in JavaScript, but DOM […]

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JQuery: Novice to Ninja by Earl Castledine

Monday, March 29th, 2010

So far this has been a really handy little book – although I began reading it on the pdf download and haven’t got much further since the paper copy was delivered. I was surprised by how weighty it was “in the flesh”, at over 400 pages. I had managed to devour a good hundred pages […]

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