My new site! Woo!

2nd January 2013 • No Comments

Hey all! It’s been around 3-4 years since I created my personal website, and in web years it had reached the end of it’s life and needed to be put down.

This means a new site! Woo!

http://www.jasonstockton.com.au

 

I’ve pushed the envelope quite a bit with this new site. Changed the way you navigate, used CSS3’s 3D transforms mixed with subtle HTML5 videos in the background. The end result is I have blocked out crap browsers from visiting the site, they can still visit my old site though. But hey! We can’t support old browsers forever. Chrome is the browser to use if you can. The latest version (21) is phenomenal with how smoothly it handles the torture I put it through. Safari isn’t too far off. Firefox I have allowed but I have turned off the HTML5 videos as it really struggled with it turned on. It’s still sluggish and glitchy though. Opera doesn’t fair too badly although it doesn’t support 3D transforms yet. IE is completely out until I get my hands on a version on IE10 to try.

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The death of Flash.

9th May 2010 • 8 Comments

I’ve always been against Adobe Flash. It’s slow, CPU consuming, insecure, painful to work with and overly very user unfriendly. Finally my dislike for Flash is being met with by powerful companies who are all now rallying against Flash and pushing towards HTML 5.

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YouTube supports HTML 5 to rid Flash

22nd January 2010 • 3 Comments

YouTube has just launched an opt-in beta to support a HTML 5 instead of the flash player that we’re used to. If you’re like me you try to avoid using Flash where-ever possible, and HTML 5’s video support is a step closer to a Flash-free web.

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How to make a div stretch to 100% of the window height & fixing the background color or image not covering the entire window

14th November 2009 • No Comments

I know, it’s massively long title, but I thought I’d fix too issues with 1 post as they both have the identical solution. The main one is when creating some sites recently they were fairly short designs and¬†bizarrely¬†the CSS background color didn’t fill the window. This was puzzling, but I did find a solution. The other issue is when you’re trying to make a div to stretch to fill a window, it doesn’t like to do it, the solution for this is the same as the other issue.

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HTML 5 is coming [video]

16th October 2009 • 1 Comment

So unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the past year or so you’ll have heard about HTML 5. But what’s to be expected in HTML 5 and when can we start using it? Well, you could start using it today in theory, however the full HTML 5 spec isn’t quite finished meaning browsers haven’t rolled out all the features. So who’s on board and what exactly can you do?

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Small height divs in Internet Explorer

31st October 2008 • 1 Comment

If you want to make a div of a height smaller then around 10px, often in Internet Explorer will not make the div any smaller than around 12px. This is a real pain if you want to use div’s to create lines and various other things. Thankfully I’m here to tell you how to get around this problem.

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Cross browser table cell spacing with both fixed & percentage width cells

27th October 2008 • No Comments

Today I had a hard time trying to create a table which had some cells of a fixed width, then the others stretching to fill the rest of the page. The problem was I just could not get it to work properly in every browser. If I got it to work one way in one browser, another wouldn’t and vise versa. After messing around for a bit I found the solution, it’s kind of a forceful way to get all the browsers to do what we want, but sometimes the browsers force us to do it!

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