CSS3 Today! Introduction to CSS3.

28th June 2011

Even though the CSS3 spec is not 100% complete, all the major browsers are now supporting it making it ready to use today! Due to the spec not being finish thought you generally have to use the browser prefix so it can get a little long winded… None the less, you can achieve so much more than with javascript alone.

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JQuery 1.5(.1) now released

29th March 2011

So because I’ve been too busy with developing and trying to keep up with everything else in life I really have not been able to update my blog for a while. So if you have been silly enough to check frequently then you’ve been bored and for that I’m sorry. But… Good news is jQuery 1.5 has been released then before I’ve even decided to write about it 1.5.1 has also been released.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it has been so much more stable than 1.4.x – I pretty much bypassed that whole release as it was full of bugs and was a step backwards for jQuery in my opinion. 1.5.x has proven to redeem itself and proven to be faster and more stable then the previous 1.4.x release. Fingers crossed it stays that way and I don’t run into any major compatibility issues. 1.4.x was particularly unstable IE7.

You can get more details or download jQuery from jquery.com

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Facebook is killing itself

17th November 2010

You may remember a few years back there was a little old site called MySpace, MySpace was everywhere, anyone under the ages of 21 had it. Then came along Facebook, it was confusing at first and no-one really knew what it was. People liked it for 2 reasons, 1 it was easy to join and 2 it was trendy. MySpace then became less cool as it just copied Facebook. Today MySpace is nothing less than a site that bands create profiles for no-one to look at.
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The death of Flash.

9th May 2010

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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Manipulating Images in PHP: Easy GD functions to make editing images easier.

5th March 2010

Having done quite a bit of delving into using GD to do tasks such as resize images, rotate images and crop images I’ve found it’s quite a long process to code something that should be rather simple. To make it easier I’ve created a set of functions to do these simple tasks, simply…
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YouTube supports HTML 5 to rid Flash

22nd January 2010

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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jQuery 1.4 hits the web.

21st January 2010

In case you haven’t run around the web recently you may or may not have noticed jQuery 1.4 has just hit the web. The new release has a large list of improvements on features, speed increases as well as is highly backwards compatible which means most people can upgrade without any real hassles.

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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

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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First look at Google Chrome Alpha for Mac

28th October 2009

I managed to get my hands on the long awaited alpha version of Google Chrome for Mac last week and have now taken it for a serious test drive. Although the browser is far from being ready for Beta, it is looking like it will hurt Safari and Firefox by combining the best features of each of them.

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The importance of marketing for your web app or brand [video]

16th October 2009

Those who are familiar with me will know I’m very passionate about marketing. It is the most important part of any web application or business. The reason I say this is because even if you have the worst web application in the world, providing you have the right marketing you can be making great money. Obviously as a developer you want to make your web application better than everyone else’s – which is great! But if you don’t market it properly and put in the effort to market it properly you’re highly unlikely to make any money.

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