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Book Review: “CSS Mastery — 2nd Edition”

24 January 2010, in CSS, Project 52, Resources, Reviews | 3 comments »

I’m frequently confronted with the question of “which CSS books would you recommend?” and CSS Mastery is always at the top of the list. Here’s the audio review I did for the Boagworld podcast.

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WordPress: flexible pages lists with the extended page list plugin

17 January 2010, in Project 52, WordPress | 2 comments »

WordPress is quite versatile and easy to use, but it seems to fail in some features that should be present at its core, like the ability to list pages’ content easier. Here’s an explanation of how to use a little plugin I found recently, and that doesn’t seem to be that widely known or documented.

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The CSS3 :target pseudo-class and CSS animations

11 January 2010, in CSS, Project 52 | 28 comments »

It’s no secret that I’m always looking for an easy way out using CSS instead of trying to replicate things with convoluted code — there are so many underused techniques that we could be applying to our designs as an enhancement layer! In this experience, I take a brief look into the :target pseudo-class and a very simple CSS animation.

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Project 52, or why I need a helping hand

6 January 2010, in Miscellaneous, Project 52 | 14 comments »

Sometimes you do things out of an impulse, and only think of the consequences later. That’s what happened when I signed up/pledged/signed my life away/subscribed to Project 52 (#p52) — only a few days later, looking at my already crammed writing schedule, I realised it wasn’t going to be easy.

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The tangibility of websites, or something like that

30 November 2009, in Design | 4 comments »

Last night I watched Objectified, a good film about the design of everyday things. In the film, the matter of durability and sustainability in design is mentioned a lot, and that led me to think of how those ideas translate to web design.

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Remembering: the CSS3 multi-column layout module

29 November 2009, in CSS | 18 comments »

Because I will not shut up about CSS3, this time I’ve decided to show you a little bit of the multi-column layout module. This module allows you to layout the content of an element in multiple columns, like flowing text on a newspaper-type layout.

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How to use Modernizr

10 November 2009, in CSS, HTML, Tools | 134 comments »

There is a tool that came to make our lives as progressive web designers a bit easier: Modernizr. In this short tutorial, learn how to apply this handy script to maximum effect on your sites.

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#buildconf

6 November 2009, in Events | 15 comments »

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Build Conference, in sunny Belfast. I don’t usually write posts on particular conferences, but here’s the exception to the rule, because it certainly deserves one.

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Floated lists with CSS3 and jQuery

2 October 2009, in CSS, Javascript | 19 comments »

We should all be using advanced CSS selectors by now—they make our lifes so much easier! In this quick tutorial, I’m going to explain how you can have a nicely floated list of items. We will use jQuery to make sure IE understands it too.

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A quick note about my interview with Ryan Taylor

20 September 2009, in Miscellaneous | 1 comment »

For those who’d like to know who’s behind this website, now you can: I’ve done an interview with Ryan Taylor—from Havoc Inspired and Boagworld—which you can take a look at right here.

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