Blog posts tagged "web design" – Posts 1..5 of 7 posts found:

2015-01-10: So ashamed, I used a <marquee> tag

Posted at 2015-01-10 19:19:05 by SHD

Forgive me, I was bored. At least I found out what the <marquee> tag is good for. It was created for George Lucas.

2013-06-16: CSS3 Experiment: Aero

Posted at 2013-06-16 22:24:32 by SHD

Sometimes it's cool to just try stuff out in web development without having to support every old browser. Here's the result of playing around for an afternoon attempting to recreate Windows Aero look using just CSS in the current browsers (Firefox 21, Chrome 27, MSIE 10).

2013-06-07: Why your click events don't work on Mobile Safari

Posted at 2013-06-07 00:33:10 by SHD

After ensuring that your newly created website works great on all desktop browsers, you put in the effort to make the site responsive. Everything is spot on with any of the Android browsers, but then you test on iOS/Mobile Safari and some of your click events aren't registering. Why is that? In my most recent project, I've encountered two different causes for this. Oddly enough, neither has anything to do with JavaScript, but CSS is the culprit. While one of them might be by design, the other is most definitely a bug, in my opinion. Since Mobile Safari is hell to debug (especially since in iOS 6, the developer console was removed and the only way to debug is by using desktop Safari, which isn't even available for Windows any more — probably a good thing, as the Windows versions were utter crap), it took ages to find the cause of this and I figured I'd spare you the trouble. Here's what happens and how to fix it.

2012-03-05: CSS Experiment: bar graphs

Posted at 2012-03-05 22:22:46 by SHD

There was an interesting article about website bandwidth usage posted on Hacker News today. It contains some bar graphs explaining which fractions of the total download size of a site home page is attributable to text content, images, CSS, scripts etc. The author said he had "cheated" in creating those bar graphs by taking screen shots from Safari's development console. I figured this was a nice challenge to see if I could recreate those graphs in pure HTML and CSS.

2011-05-26: Hosting migration helpdesk blues

Posted at 2011-05-26 16:57:46 by SHD

Web development is something I've been doing for the past 15 years, and it's been my day job for the past 8 years. I've also done quite a lot of server administration tasks since then, even if that wasn't part of my actual job description. While there's probably a good economic case for outsourcing hosting and support duties, it can get to be quite frustrating when things simply don't work as intended. This is even more the case when you're a more technically savvy user (and I count myself among those, even if I'm no guru) and you have to deal with a poor hapless tech. You know what it is needs to be done and they just don't seem to be able to do it.