Category: experiment

  • footerStickAlt: A more robust method of positioning a footer 29 August 2005

    » footerStickAlt « Updated: 4:40PM, 29 August 2005 (See comment #6 ) Recently I've been asked to code up a few sites that require the Web page footer to ...

  • JSCalc: the JavaScript calculator bookmarklet 21 June 2005

    » JSCalc calculator bookmarklet « Doug pointed out Calq and I thought "Yeah, that's handy, but I don't like installing stuff". So, here's a bookmarklet that pops ...

  • widgEditor: A simple, standards-compliant WYSIWYG HTML editor 27 January 2005

    » widgEditor HTML editor « There's quite a few HTML-based HTML editors out there, but they all lack something. Most of them are fairly code obtrusive – requiring you to ...

  • Pixelfest: group artwork 12 November 2004

    » Pixelfest group artwork project « Here's the game: can a group of random people, each contributing a teensy weensy bit, make a coherent piece of art/design/garbage purely ...

  • Accessible JavaScript tip #43: onchange select menu 19 October 2004

    » An accessible onchange select menu « The thing about accessibility issues is you can't really predict when one's going to occur. It's only when someone who's affected tells ...

  • JavaScript load placement 29 September 2004

    » Optimal place to load JavaScript that changes the web page « Programming for the Internet is fraught with a whole host of things that you can't depend on, but for the moment I' ...

  • Resolution dependent layout 21 September 2004

    » Varying layout according to browser width « Updated: 19 January 2006 (See the new entry for details) A few weeks ago I thought that I might try out ...

  • Designers vs. The Real World: Favourite colour results 16 September 2004

    .colourTable { margin: 0 auto 2em auto; border: 1px solid #CCCCCC; } .colourTable td { width: 12em; padding: 2px; text-align: center; } Note: Because I'm a popularity whore, this site will shortly be ...

  • Designers vs. The Real World: Favorite color 30 August 2004

    » Vote for your favorite color « Designers like to get people to worship our superior aesthetic sensibilities; which is easy given the revolting taste in color, shape, font, ...

  • Measuring em Widths 27 May 2004

    » em Widths « I've just recently started really focusing on using ems as a way of specifying element dimensions on web pages. Widths, heights, margins, padding; traditionally ...

  • Mapping DTDs: making validation usable 21 May 2004

    » DTD Mapper « One of the qualms people have with validating pages is that they never know what they're validating from. The W3C releases documents called Document Type ...

  • Google Rank Calculator 26 April 2004

    » Google Rank Calculator « It's a dream of mine to work with the uber-boffins at Google (not least of all because of the stock options ). But for the moment, I'll have ...

  • Maintenance 07 April 2004

    Hmmmmm .. my visits actually increased during the week when I couldn't post. Maybe that says something about my writing ... Just to get me (and my arm) back into the swing of things, I thought ...

  • Technicolor 04 March 2004

    » Technicolor web colour designer « In that grand tradition of me going one step further than is necessary, I present the Technicolor web colour designer. Inspired by the ...

  • SSCrabble 27 January 2004

    » SSCrabble « (full SOWPODS dictionary) » Offline SSCrabble « (284kB ZIP) I think that I might go a bit overboard sometimes. It ...

  • Typing one handed 09 January 2004

    » The mouseboard « I was eating lunch at my desk today and thought I'd go visit the Onion after a hard day reading blogs. Unfortunately, it isn't in my favourites list. Even ...

  • Web page liquidation 22 December 2003

    » True liquid web page example « After reading the explosion in debate over fixed-width versus "liquid" web pages in the web design community of late ( -1- | -2- | ...

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