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Posts Tagged ‘webdesign’

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). […]

A style tag counts as a :first-child

EDIT 2011-09-15: All of this applies to <script> in the body as well. I have some bad news and a fix (I hesitate to call it good news). HTML5 introduces a way for us to include <style> elements on the page, we just need to give them an attribute of scoped. So, for example, if […]

FireFox’s buttons are wider than IE or Chrome/Safari’s

I hate form styling on the best of days. This is a good example of why: Firefox’s buttons are wider than IE’s or Webkit’s. Why? This little gem in the browser’s style sheets: button::-moz-focus-inner, input[type=”reset”]::-moz-focus-inner, input[type=”button”]::-moz-focus-inner, input[type=”submit”]::-moz-focus-inner, input[type=”file”] > input[type=”button”]::-moz-focus-inner { padding: 0px 2px 0px 2px; } That’s right, it’s 4px wider. Thank you FireFox. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two steps forward, one step back

Tuesday I was a guest speaker at Mrs.A’s gifted class. She’s teaching a group of 9-12 year olds web design and asked if I’d come in an talk for an afternoon. So I spent 30 minutes talking to them about the basics of user centred design and how the internet works. Then I helped them […]

Web Directions North 2008

Just like last year I thought I’d post my summary of the conference that I distributed to my department. If I have any regular readers at all, it’s probably a little too general to do you any good but I’m happy to answer questions: Web Directions North is an internationally respected conference for web professionals. […]

Finally figure out what my problem is.

I read John Resig’s article Sub-Pixel Problems in CSS a few days ago and found it to very useful information. And then today I had an “ah-ha’ moment – this this is why I hate coding flexible horizontal navigation menus.