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  1. Content Management Systems

    The majority of websites have some way for clients to manage their content, either every aspect of the site or certain parts of it, and too often this fact is almost forgotten and it has a detrimental effect on the site overall. How many times are sites built and then a cms hastily handed over […]

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  2. 2011: A Review

    Things have been pretty quiet here recently, though by contrast 2011 was an eventful year both personally and professionally. During the course of the year I completed many interesting projects at work, had my first speaking engagement at Dundee Web Standards, moved house and got engaged to a beautiful girl. An eventful year I’m sure […]

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  3. HTML5 Changed Elements

    Changes

    As well as the well-documented additions to the HTML5 spec, a number of elements have had their meanings changed to reflect the changes in the way websites are built and also some previously deprecated elements have been brought back so to speak and now have valid, semantic meaning, allowing us to use the b, i […]

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  4. The Unknown Elements

    The Unknown Elements

    There are over 100 elements in the HTML specification, and it’s fair to say that some are more used by others. Elements like div, ul and table are used on almost every project whereas some are rarely used such as kbd, var and wbr. Some of this is down to browser support and I’ll be […]

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  5. New @font-face syntax

    font-face

    The availability of fonts that can be used has grown massively over the last couple of years, with services such as Typekit and Fontdeck taking the hassle out of serving fonts to the world. Services such as sIFR and Cufon are now largely out-dated unless in certain circumstances (corporate fonts for example may need some […]

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  6. Websites can’t look the same, so why try?

    No!

    It’s an age old argument and one that still rumbles on, but with the expansion of devices, emergence of HTML5 and CSS3 and the continual decline of Internet Explorer and older browsers, it brings it into even sharper focus. It is impossible to make a website look exactly the same on an iPad as it […]

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  7. Review: 2010

    As it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, I thought the traditional end of year post would be a good place to round up. This year has been quite eventful, as I started the year as a full-time student working part-time from home and ended it out of education and working full […]

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  8. ICT FC Re-Design

    ICT FC Re-Design

    Having not designed anything from scratch for a while, I was getting that urge again, and with not having a real project to try it on, I decided to make one up. Having been to the football last week and watched a couple of games on tv, I decided to re-visit an idea I first […]

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  9. HTML5 – Can we use it?

    It's the Future!

    Last week I inadvertently started a debate at work about how much HTML5 we can use/get away with in client work, with me firmly in the camp of using as much as we can and the HTML5 shiv should be leveraged to serve layouts to IE. For me the advantages outweigh the supposed pitfalls, and […]

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  10. CSS Flip Experiment

    CSS 3 Flip Experiment

    Having attended the DIBI Conference in April and been witness to the brilliant presentation given by Andy Clarke, I was fascinated with a technique he demonstrated with pure CSS of items appearing to flip over on hover, and wanted to try this for myself. I had the ideal project coming up which was an end […]

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