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Posts Tagged ‘web design’

HTML5 Forms OF DOOM

I spoke at an HTML5 Code Camp the other day on HTML5 forms because HTML5 forms are cool! They’re so cool you can use most of them today anywhere you have a text field to increase functionality for your users! HTML5 Forms OF DOOM from stephaniehobson Download the slides. Sample form. Finished form (no peeking). […]

Maintaining your CSS helps maintain your site

Rather than doing one giant redesign and launch, at BCIT, we’ve been doing small updates for a while now. Take our footer for example, I got to update all of them using the CSS a few times and then we decided we wanted to mix up the HTML. Templates and applications were updated with the […]

What would you change?

Most companies are fumbling around unsure of how to use this new social media thing to market themselves, and educational institutes are no different. With so much of our target audience using social media it’s particularly important for us. BCIT’s Marketing and Communications department came to us (Web Services) last year and said – we […]

Accessibility Problem with Gilder/Levin Image Replacement Method

I have a friend who lives his life in low contrast. He is frequently the inspiration I need to go the extra mile and find an accessible solution to a programing quandary. A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to get to visit him and we cruised around the internet while drinking Rusty […]

Bookstore wins a hubbie

Almost a year ago now the BCIT Bookstore let Web Services know that the e-commerce application they used to manage their online sales was upgrading and asked if we’d like to help skin the new site. The department was pretty busy at the time and my Manager said we didn’t have time to help out […]

Links to check out from WDN08

JavaScript Libraries Overview recommended by Cameron Adams as good comparison of major libraries Twine called Web 3.0 by Boris Mann dotMobi Mobile Web Developer’s Guide by Brian Fling XHTML Mobile Profile Tutorial apparently if we know XHTML we know XHTML-MP, almost OpenID single sign on for the internet microformats.org/wiki/social-network-portability mentioned by Brain Oberkirch’s talk on […]

Missing table based layouts.

There’s only one time where I ever really miss table based layouts: when I’m trying to make a flexible horizontal navigation bar with centred links. Like this or this. *chews on keyboard with frustration*

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Comics and web design together at last!

Women in IT, a response and an observation

A few weeks months ago Jeffrey Zeldman posted a summary of the results of an An Event Apart fact finding mission on women in IT (web design was deemed too liquid a field to study). Jeffrey’s blog post sure sparked a discussion and a few basic ideas came up: is there is something about IT […]